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Political Communications

Our founder Chris Jahnke can help you prepare for a big speech and all the demands of politicking in a digital media world where everything you say and do can go viral instantly.

We start by assessing the candidate’s readiness. Do you have communications support staff in place? What about the stump speech? Do you have a fundraising message? Is your wardrobe camera ready?  Are you comfortable in front of the camera?

Then we will help you pull it all together so you can talk to voters, supporters, stakeholders, and the news media.

Chris is an expert in helping women break through political glass ceilings and has coached more women candidates than any other trainer. She was an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and speech coach to Michelle Obama.  Clients include: 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.

Politico, NPR, The Hill, USNEWS, Washingtonian Magazine, VICE News Tonight, and NPR have all featured her training expertise.  Chris was a backstage speech coach at five Democratic National Conventions helping elected officials, party leaders, celebrities and real people look and sound their best on the big stage.

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
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at the 2012 convention.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski on the big stage.
Chris Jahnke and Terry McAuliffe train campaign troops.
Newly elected Governor Bev Perdue meets an aspiring candidate
"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