When communicating with legislators to discuss specific issues, tell them what you want them to do. Be sure to provide enough information so the issue is understood and then make the ask. Do not assume they will support your position by the strength of your argument or because you had a pleasant conversation. Be specific in your ask and give them the opportunity to say yes.
Sample "ask" in support of local self-government: Will you oppose legislation that limits Floridians’ constitutional right to govern themselves under municipal Home Rule Powers? Will you oppose legislation that would interfere with or intrude into municipal finances?
It's also a good idea to request their cellphone number. That's an "ask" they should say yes to and it will definitely be useful in building your relationship with that legislator!