Want to spread the word about your cause? Show off your singing and dancing skills by putting a show together. Have people sing, play instruments, and recite poetry about a cause you care about.
- Before you do anything, go to a few shows in your area. This will give you some tips on what to do and what not to do for your own event.
- Choosing a place for the event is important. See if you can use your school’s auditorium or check out local places like the community center, town hall, or a nearby café.
- Get a bunch of friends or family together to help you with the event. Write out a long-term plan of action and designate a certain task to each person in your group. Some people can make posters while others can recruit performers.
- Post flyers for it everywhere. Make the posters big, bright and colorful. Write some rules on the posters like “Your poem or song must be a comment on smoking” (if smoking is your cause).
- Bake some goodies to sell during the event. Donate the profits to a charity or an organization that benefits the cause you support.
- You may want to create a program with info on the performers. This is also a great place to insert some facts about your cause and give your audience ideas on how they can take action after your event.
- Make a schedule of performances and allow some extra time between performers. Never let the microphone stand alone. Find someone who can emcee and keep the audience engaged between acts.
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