How to Become Class President

Becoming class president puts a lot of new responsibilities upon your shoulders. Read on to find out how to be a good class president.

Steps

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    Make sure you really want the job. It can be a lot of work and responsibility, and your efforts might not always be appreciated.
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    Choose a close friend as campaign manager. Make sure he or she is confident. Also, make sure he or she doesn't do anything stupid such as ripping down opponent's posters. You could also choose a help committee: two Poster Makers, one Publicist (makes sure that posters are put up, website works, and everything is in place), Webmaster (creates and runs a website for you - this may cost some money), one Stunts person (see #6)
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    Put up posters and hand out flyers and stickers.
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    Give a short speech. Make it humorous, but also touch a little bit on the major issues.
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    Give little signs to supporters to put on their lockers -"Vote for ------- "(slogan here)".
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    Make a website and tell people about it. Even better, make a group on Facebook and invite all your friends. Put up either a funny, or if not funny, very good picture of you for the group's profile picture.
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    Make T-shirts for you and your campaign crew.
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    Be nice to everyone, no exception, because many people will vote for you because they like you. Smile in the hallways. Make eye contact. They'll care if you're responsible, but if they like you, so much better.
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    Be responsible, study and get good grades, show everyone that you're responsible enough to be class president. It helps if you have a reputation for being smart, which you are.
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    Make your speech very interesting! This means a balance of humor and seriousness. Don't ramble on about what you'd do as president, but don't fill the entire thing with jokes, either. Take one general thing about your class and concentrate the speech on that one thing. For instance, take a class's "personality." Talk about how great the class's personality is. This will stir up pride in most every classmate of yours, regardless of social status and personal interests. This is especially effective in a small school. Make a promise during your speech, but do not make false promises. If you win and do not keep your promises everyone will be disappointed with you. Be loud and interesting. Have confidence; fake confidence if you don't think you have any. After all, once they hear your speech, they'll be wowed into checking off your name of the ballot.

Tips

  • Make sure everyone hears your speech loud and clear.
  • Make sure you put something reasonable on your speech, that you know is possible and can be done.
  • Have fun while you are running for class president.
  • Be nice to everyone you meet before you start elections and presenting speeches. If they see you're helpful and kind outside the time when you are trying to be elected, it may increase your chances of succeeding.
  • Don't promise things to everybody. Tell them you'll do your best to make it happen.
  • Make little cards and put them in lockers.
  • Make sure that every thing you say is liked by everyone.
  • Remember this is something you want to do. Don't get stressed out over who's going to vote for you or when you have to put posters up. Also, don't hate people just because they're running against you, especially if they're your friend.
  • Make friends with everyone so they'll vote for you.

Warnings

  • Don't bribe the class. Don't say you'll bring something, like a cake, every month and break your promise. It's just wrong.
  • Don't boast if you win.
  • Don't say things like "I'm the best person ever for this job" it's not nice to other people who want to be president
  • Don't blackmail other candidates to drop out.
  • Don't think you're going to be chosen, it will only make you feel worse if you aren't.
  • Do not become too cocky if people say they will vote for you.

Things You'll Need

  • Posters
  • Index cards
  • T-Shirts
  • About $10-15 to run things
  • A campaign manager
  • A campaign crew
  • Speeches
  • Flyers
  • Pictures

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