Listen to the voter or constituent. Your job on a campaign might be just to get a signature or collect the donation. One of the most important aspects of canvassing is the ability to listen.
Valuable insight may flow our of the mouth of a voter which could help or hurt your campaign. It’s important to listen to their concerns and make sound judgments before acting on their request (because sometimes you will be asked to deliver a message).
How do you judge the “practicality” of a voters request? You should know your candidates or organization’s campaigning issues inside and out. If there are some things you don’t know about your candidate, a vote might divulge useful information and bring you up to date on them. Consider them an animated version of Cliff Notes. The information you retain will surprisingly assist you on your next knock. A key to being a good listener is to find common ground with the voters, and as Woodrow Wilson said, “The ear of the leader must ring with the voice of the people.”