Town Hall Meetings Rarely Win Community Approval

posted by Patrick Slevin

Town hall meetings can have a positive impact on your public outreach efforts, but too many professionals carelessly default to the town hall as a primary means of securing social equity.  The result is 9 out of 10 town hall meetings fail to gain political support for controversial real estate projects. 

My recent column for the National Real Estate Investor Tips on NIMBY Town Hall Meetings explains the shortcomings of town hall meetings and how they quickly become media spectacles favoring vocal minorities.

In my column, I offer three key tips on how to make the most of a town hall meeting.  The secret is to conduct social outreach that reduces the risk of needing a town hall venue.  Read my article and I welcome your thoughts.

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