Chris confers with teleprompter operator on site of the inaugural ceremony for North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue.
From Our Clients
"Chris always has the right approach for client issues and, perhaps even more important, the right touch for different personalities. She has the unique ability to address critical issues and instill confidence in her clients in preparation for important interviews and public appearances."
Managing Director of Corporate Communications, NASCAR
"Jahnke effectively conveys the tips for tv readiness. And, she makes sure that the spokesperson is comfortable with the entire process."
Assistant Director of Communications, U.S. Census Bureau
About Our Founder—Christine K. Jahnke
Christine K. Jahnke's new book - The Well-Spoken Woman www.wellspokenwoman.com draws upon her 20 years of experience helping people from all walks of life stand and deliver before audiences large and small. A Washington, DC based speech coach Chris prepped First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech and Al Franken for his U.S. Senate debates.
A political communications specialist, in 2008 Chris provided message and speaker training to Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign. She has coached more women candidates and elected officials than any other trainer. Campaigns & Elections have recognized her as "A Rising Star in Politics."Every four years since 1996 Chris is back stage at the Democratic National Convention helping party leaders, celebrities, dignitaries, and real people look good in their nationally televised speeches.
Chris works with senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofits. She has prepped executives from companies as diverse as the National Geographic Channel to NASCAR and Avon to Coca-Cola. She provides stategic messaging for leading nonprofits: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Cornell University; League of Conservation Voters; Open Society Institute; Union of Concerned Scientists; United Nations Population Fund; World Wildlife Fund.
What motivates Chris is working with passionate people who have a story to tell. The best speakers reveal something about themselves and that's why Chris has always admired the former Governor of Texas Ann Richards.