Category Archives: Campaign Tips

Parades are for candidates

By Kathy Groob, Publisher–Independence Day Parades are a time for candidates to show off and build some much-needed name recognition.  You can always tell a challenger candidate by the size of their entourage and number of vehicles trailing along the parade route.  A successful parade campaign takes planning and a good pair of walking… Continue Reading

Falling Forward – Tips to Endure a Loss

This was first featured on ElectWomen Magazine in 2009.  It’s worth repeating.   Falling Forward in Politics – Six Tips on Enduring a Political Loss By Matt Lewis (as published in Campaigns & Elections Magazine) Today, the stakes in political campaigns are high. It’s no surprise that in some cases, Election Day defeat can lead to depression and a loss… Continue Reading

CAMPAIGN TIPS: Common Filing Mistakes Made by Candidates

By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine – Whether you are running for city council or for Congress, each candidate must follow proper procedures for filing the important nominating petitions necessary to secure a place on the ballot. Filing procedures vary state-by-state and depending on the office that is sought.  Improper paperwork can cause problems for candidates… Continue Reading

Hot Trends: Telephone Town Hall Meetings

The latest trend in LIVE, person-to-person communications is telephone town hall meetings.  For budget conscious and technology savvy women candidates, Tele-Town Hall currently provide thousands of elected officials, political candidates, non-profit organizations, associations, and businesses with one of the most convenient and cost-effective means of mass personal communications. Tele-Town Hall™ has developed patented technology that… Continue Reading

Political calls, calls, calls – do they work?

By OrangePoint Political Communications Services Robo calls for political phoning are becoming a key campaign element. Whether you are running for town council, the state house, or even the presidency,  you can reach your constituents and voters with the right message at the right time. For example, maybe your opponent has launched a blistering last… Continue Reading

Candidate Training Tip: Handling an Aggressive Questioner

By Chris Jahnke, Media and Speaker Trainer with Positive Communications At some point in your career it is likely you will face a questioner who acts like an interrogator. There are ways to neutralize hostile questions from reporters, audience members, even workplace associates. These tips will help prevent you from stumbling or becoming defensive. #1… Continue Reading