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The scrutiny that comes with being a female candidate

January 28, 2016 — Christine Jahnke, a speech coach and media trainer, sat down with WNYC to discuss the 2016 presidential campaign - including previewing a debate and discussing the extra scrutiny that comes with being a female candidate. Listen to the conversation here and here.

Television is ruining presidential debates

January 28, 2016 — Christine Jahnke, a speech coach and media trainer, writes about five ways to take back the presidential debates from the networks and actually begin to inform voters. Read this article


Third woman in a row to deliver State of the Union response 

January 12, 2016 — Christine Jahnke, a speech coach and media trainer, examines the face that Gov. Nikki Haley is the third woman in a row to deliver the Republican State of the Union response - and whether it matters. Read this article


How To Ace A Debate

December 20, 2015 — NPR talks to experts including Christine Jahnke, a speech coach and media trainer, about the do's and dont's of campaign debates. Read this article


Speech coaches criticize Marco Rubio errors

February 13, 2013 — Christine Jahnke, a speech coach and media trainer, said Rubio had the “classic deer in headlights” look, and told POLITICO, “what makes that sip so awkward is that he moves nearly out of the frame.” Read this article

Forbes logoHow to Get Promoted at Your Office Holiday Party

December 6, 2012 — “Especially for more junior people, the office holiday party is a rare opportunity to be in a room with immediate supervisors and the big boss,” says Christine Jahnke. Read the article

27 EastPractice Makes Perfect For Confident Women

October 8, 2012 — Chris shares that she was an awkward teenager and how she evolved into a confident woman with The East Hampton Press. Read the article

washington post logoRyan and Romney: A contrast in sartorial styles

August 14, 2012 — Chris Jahnke comments on the running mates distinct styles.  Read the article

Huffington Post LogoCould the Obamas' Hair Actually Impact the Election?

July 17, 2012 — "The wise candidate recognizes that appearances do count — from hair to hemline to heel height," Read the article

NY TimesWriting Her Own Dress Code

June 13, 2012 — Chris Jahnke comments on Ann Romney's style (by Ruth LaFerla). Read this article

Body Language That Gets The Job

Dec 2, 2011 — You sound great on the phone, by e-mail and in social media. Don't blow it in person. Christine Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Woman, speaks to Forbes to give a everyone a few pointers so you can leave a lasting impression.

Roll Call‘Well-Spoken Woman’ Tough, Likable

December 1, 2011 — In her new book, “The Well-Spoken Woman,” Jahnke urges female politicians to refrain from being hesitant, to show resolve when faced with anxiety and to practice their responses to tricky questions — pretty good advice for male politicians, as well. Read the article

Globe and Mail iconWhy women need to step up to the microphone

October 28, 2011 — In The Well-Spoken Woman, author Christine Jahnke, a Washington, D.C.-based speech coach who has worked with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and many corporate CEOs, offers tips and examples for women trying to overcome their fear.  Read this article

On Boston's FOX 25

Oct 27, 2011 — Christine Jahnke on Boston's FOX 25 talking about The Well-Spoken Woman.

Forbes logoHow to Speak with Authority

October 26, 2011 — “Women are the majority of the population but still a minority voice,” says Christine Jahnke. Read this article

On MSNBC's The Daily Rundown

Oct 19, 2011 — Democratic pollster and strategist Celinda Lake gives a shout out to The Well-Spoken Woman by Christine Jahnke on MSNBC's The Daily Run Down with Chuck Todd.

Las Vegas Review Journal LogoFace Forward, shoulders back, head up, smile! (How do I look?)

October 15, 2011 by Jane Ann Morrison — Read this article

PoliticoWhy what makes women top talkers?

September 19, 2011 — Chris Jahnke explains how to deliver a message to an audience without hyperventilating. Read this article

The way you talk at work, like, matters — you know?

October 20, 2010 — Chris Jahnke helps a reader combat "valley-girl speak." Read this article

NY TimesA Palin effect? Show it to me

October 20, 2010 — Chris Jahnke provides common sense advice for women candidates on how to look good in a high-definition world in The New York Times. Read this article

The Christian Science MonitorCommentary: Happiness that Can't be Taught

February 26, 2010 — In celebration of Team U.S.A., Chris Jahnke writes:  "Are you like me, sitting in front of your television hoping the Winter Olympics never end? It's not the record number of medals Team USA is racking up that I can't get enough of, but the pure joy exuding from the athletes..."

Read the entire article about speech coaching and the Olympians in:  The Christian Science Monitor

Hillary Clinton at NoLimits.orgNoLimits.Org Meet Up

November 2009— Chris Jahnke joined Congressman Barney Frank, White House staffer Jim Messina, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, Facebook's Adam Conner, and other presenters at the first annual gathering. Jahnke led a hands-on workshop designed to help the participants better articulate their public policy initiatives, "Message Mastery: In Person, On Camera, and On Line."

"There are no limits to what we can do together," exclaimed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her keynote address.

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Olympic ringsFirst Lady's Olympian Effort

October 2009 — The Washington Post awarded First Lady Michelle Obama a gold star for her speech to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen. Chris Jahnke helped the First Lady put the finishing touches on the moving remarks about how her father's passion for sports served as bond between father and daughter. The "impassioned appeal" earned plaudits, read full coverage.

Jahnke helped the entire ten-member U.S. Olympic delegation prep for their presentation in an attempt to secure Chicago's bid for the 2016 games. She provided speech coaching, writing, and teleprompter training for the all-start team, including:  Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Bryan Clay the 2008 decathlon gold medalist, and paralympic champion Linda Mastandrea. The training was done in conjunction with Sheehan Associates, Inc.

usn_logo.png - 3.99 KbColumn: Women Pols Have Fewer Sex Scandals

July 2009 — Want fewer embarrassing, distracting sex scandals? Elect more women. Ann Richards said it best when she admonished the leadership of the Democratic Party with her line, "If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." Today, lots of people are asking, wouldn't we all be better off if more women were given a chance to perform? Read the U.S. News & World Report

Ready to RunConquering the Camera

Hundreds of women gathered to hear Chris Jahnke reveal how to conquer the camera at a Center for American Women and Politics seminar. She demonstrated everything. future leaders need to know to be camera ready before kicking off their campaigns at the prestigious annual event held at Rutgers University. More on "Ready to Run"

Elect Women Magazine

'Campaigning 2.0'

Chris Jahnke is named a contributor to Elect Women Magazine, the online site for all the insider tips, advice, and strategy women candidates need to run and win. Chris writes on Image, Presentation, & Media. Check it out at

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