Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at the 2012 convention.


U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski on the big stage.

Terry McAuliffe

Chris Jahnke and Terry McAuliffe train campaign troops.


From Our Clients

"We appreciate you giving your time and knowledge to each of the candidates. Your generous contribution went a long way in making the candidate training a terrific success."

Training Director, Emily's List

"Chris has been helpful to us in some of the most challenging times we have faced. She can find and bring out the best part of any candidate."

Political Director, Democratic Governors Association

"Due to your help, training participants left with the knowledge and skills necessary for victory in these important elections. We feel fortunate to have worked with you, and look forward to working with you again."

National Chair, Democratic National Committee

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Christine at the Democratic Convention Candidate Readiness

Former Governor of Texas Ann Richards on preparing the keynote that brought the house down at the Democratic National Convention, "I spent hours of time rehearsing. It had to sound casual, conversational, but that took work."

Our founder Chris Jahnke can help you prepare for a big speech and all the demands of politicking in a digital world where everything you say and do can go viral instantly. In 2012 as a consultant to Emily’s List, Chris helped elect a record number of women to the U.S. Senate. She has provided media training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and debate prep for former Governors Christine Gregoire (D-WA), Bev Perdue (D-NC), Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), and media training for U.S. Senate candidates Al Franken (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and more.

We start by assessing the candidate and the campaign's readiness. Do you have communications staff in place? What about the stump speech? Do you have a fundraising message? Is your wardrobe camera ready? Then we will help you pull it all together so you can talk to voters, supporters, decision makers, and the news media.

Skill Building:

  • Write the stump speech
  • Develop the message strategy
  • Tell the candidate's story
  • Prepare for live debates and public forums
  • Conquer the television interview

"We had so many supporters who were passionate about Hillary's candidacy, but not experienced in representing the campaign. Chris's media and message advice was a great resource, enabling them to speak with confidence and knowledge about the issues of the day, from the television screen to personal meetings with their neighbors," said Senior Clinton Advisor & former White House Communications Director Ann Lewis

Chris has provided media and speech coaching for more women candidates than any other trainer. She is an expert in helping women break through political glass ceilings and has provided training expertise to the Center for the American Woman and Politics, Democratic Governors Association, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Emerge America, Emily's List, National Women’s Political Caucus, Running Start, Women's Campaign Forum, Young Elected Officials Network, and more.

 

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