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Is there a glass ceiling for women in the political consulting industry?
Whenever an article is written about the professional glass ceiling for women, men get jumpy. They defensively point to articles written about women sportscasters interviewing male football players in the locker room, female soldiers fighting along side their male counterparts and wives out earning their husbands. They usually say this with a look on their face clearly saying, “C’mon, what more do you want?”
There are plenty of examples of women succeeding in traditionally male do
There have been political consultants since the advent of democracies but the modern era evolved in a rush after Richard Nixon lost a debate to John Kennedy because of his perceived bad appearance on television. Television sets had become a looming presence in the corner and people began to get their political information from a collection of scan lines.
Insecure candidates realized that a firm handshake and a microphone on the courthouse steps were not substitutes for a carefully crafted television commercial. Campaigns were about to be brought into li
Of all the hurdles that first-time candidates and lesser known challengers face when running for office, none is as intimidating as being seriously under-funded. Money isn't everything when you run for office -- issues count, name recognition is a major bonus, volunteer manpower is important - but without the ability to raise a significant sum of money, it becomes very hard to get your message out and win your election.
There are ways, however, that under-funded candidates can use to get their message out, to persuade voters and raise their profile. Much lik
There is no such thing as a natural born communicator. People in the public eye including executives, television hosts, and especially candidates for public office become “naturals” by practicing—and often with the help of a communication coach.
You’ve probably experienced the wedding or formal occasion in which a favorite relative, let’s call him good ole Uncle Joe, rises and delivers an entertaining toast. He seems to know exactly what to say and his toasts always resonate with the crowd. After Good ole Uncle Joe sits down, people whisper perhaps with a tinge
Is there a local issue that has you hopping mad? Think you can do a better job than the people who represent you? Dont just sit there - help fix the problem by running for office.
Whether youre seeking a seat on the local school board or a term as U.S. President, running for office is a challenging endeavor. Being successful requires careful attention to detail, a rigorous schedule, and a lot of volunteers who believe in you.
1) Choose the office you want to run for. While the idea of being President may be tempting, its always best to start on a local or state level
“Who has the latest version of my High-Dollar Donors spreadsheet?” Does that phrase sound familiar?
Gone are the days where a campaign was run off an ever-expanding collection of spreadsheets and business card catalogues.