'Why what makes women top talkers?'
September 19, 2011 — Chris Jahnke explains how to deliver a message to an audience without hyperventilating.
'The way you talk at work, like, matters - you know?'
October 20, 2010 — Chris Jahnke helps a Fortune.com reader combat "valley-girl speak."
'A 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
Commentary: 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
NoLimits.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 NoLimits.org 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.
For more info: www.nolimits.org.
First 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.
Column: 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
Conquering 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 everythingÂ 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"
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 www.electwomen.com.