Media Contact Training Sat 27 Jan 5pm-6.30pm

Fellowship-Wide Call

GSB-PI Media Contact Training

Saturday 27 January 2018  5 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Call number 0330 998 1253, then access code 172285#

Participants: Training will be open to all D.A. members, both those who wish to learn how to respond to requests by the media for information about D. A., and members who would like to learn more about how to discuss D.A. with people outside of the Fellowship.

Purpose of This Call: To train D.A. members who may wish to respond to inquiries from the media about D.A.

 Pre-Training Suggested Reading List:

-Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Debtors Anonymous:

Traditions Three, Five, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve

-Public Information Manual for Debtors Anonymous: this is on the UK website under ‘Carrying the message’

page 6 – Some Responsibilities of PI Reps (mentions Media Training)

pages 8 – 9 – Media Contact Training

page 10 – Guidelines for D.A. Members responding to the media

page 11 – Suggested Criteria for D.A. Speakers’ Media Interviews

page 12 – Guidelines for Understating D.A.’s Tradition of Attraction vs. Promotion

page 13 – Activities not Recommended for Attracting Members

page 16 – Memo for Members when Dealing with or Contacting the Media

page 18 – History of D.A.

page 25 – Memo to the Media & Press

page 29 – Media Guidelines

page 30 – Suggested Media Release Form

page 34 – D.A. IS & D.A. Is NOT

Important Tools:

Debtors Anonymous website  for the Debtors Anonymous Manual for Service and Twelve Signs of Compulsive Debting

-Public Information Manual for Debtors Anonymous: http://debtorsanony

-The Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Debtors Anonymous: Thirty- Six Principles of Recovery, available for purchase at /fellowship-services/order-literature

-Your own anonymous email


To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712.451.1092 access code 172285#

Why “Traditions”? Why not “Rules” or “Regulations”?

A conference call open to all D.A. members.
Ask the General Service Board is a series of four phone forums during the 2016-2017 Conference Year to provide an opportunity to learn about, and ask questions about, D.A. world service.
The Third Phone Forum:
May 7, 2017  
5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT | 2:00 – 3:00 pm PDT | 10:00 – 11:00 pm GMT
Please confirm the meeting time for your local time zone.
Why do we have the Traditions?
How do they support groups?
Why are they “traditions,” and not rules or regulations?
Dial-in Number:
001-712-432-0400 (US number)
Access Code:
This is the third in a series of four phone forums sponsored by the General Service Board of D.A. during the 2016-2017 Conference Year. The calls allow members to learn and ask questions about service and other topics.
The call is open to all D.A. members. The speakers will be recorded and playback will be available after the call. The question-and-answer portion of the call will not be recorded.