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Please, please, please.

Within days you're going to be meeting people and they will be talking to you, asking questions, & all that.  THEY WILL REMEMBER!  If you remember you're a nice guy; if you don't you're a shit.  

You'll need a stenographer to be your shadow at all public events writing down all public conversations and transcribe it so you have a record.  This person will also manage the information/action items until you get yourself a secretary who reports directly to you, bypassing your Chief of Staff, but also regularly informs your CoS.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Sep 8th, 2010 at 07:30:44 PM EST
And/or an official videographer with a hand held camera and a wireless mic receiver connected to the audio input with the feed being from a very visible mic on your person.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 10:00:02 AM EST
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Do you happen to have a link to an online Farley File Howto or something similar?

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 02:08:13 PM EST
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This is the best I can find on the web.

A Farley File is a diary and aide-mémoire.  The easiest way to construct one is as a computer file arranged by Name.  Each entry should include the contact information (address, telephone number, email, etc.) if appropriate and known.  With the ubiquity of digital cameras a photograph could go in there as well.  The diary part is a running record of information regarding the person: spouse, children, hobbies, likes/dislikes, beliefs, questions, requests for information, & etc. and a record of interaction(s) with the person the Farley File is for.  Also an assessment and comments section could be in there.

A good idea is put people not met but important such as Congressional members, leaders and VIPs of all political parties, major businessmen, personnel within the organization, and so on.  


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 08:56:45 PM EST
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Farley. I carry a small pocket notebook and make notes about to-do, events, names, and contacts. I have boxes of such booklets from the last 33 years of work. Of course, I never look at them nowadays, but they were invaluable at the time.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 03:05:14 PM EST
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