WHAT I LEARNED: When I was first asked to be a speaker 2 years ago, I ran to get this item & it wasn’t so much as a guideline as it was a goldmine! I even used it as a checklist to make sure I had certain points covered. Re-reading it now, I see the importance of anonymity (especially Traditions 11 & 12) when speaking. For instance, if I’m taped, the recording becomes property of the taper… which might eventually end up online or on an app somewhere. So, I may be speaking to an Al-Anon group, but that doesn’t mean future listeners will be Al-Anon members!
**UPDATE (5/5/17): This guideline was revised in 2013. An updated electronic version of this guideline can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: G-1 Guideline
***UPDATE (10/13/21): This guideline has been recently revised in 2021. You can download this new 2021 updated electronic version directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: G-1 Guideline