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Etiquette – Things You Learned in Kindergarten

Over the years, I have  helped many clients prepare for their first meeting with a legislator. I have seen presidents of national and multinational corporations, men with billion dollar budgets and thousands of employees break out in a sweat at … Continue reading

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The Tool For Making The Perfect Elevator Pitch

During my travels through the internet, I came across a rather interesting tool from the Harvard School of Business. The toolhelps you to build the perfect elevator pitch. OK, it may not make the perfect pitch, you actually need a … Continue reading

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Taking the Fear Factor Out of Lobbying.

Guest Blogger Laurel Craib is an exceptional lobbyist bringing more than twenty years of experience from both sides of the political desk. Well known and well regarded in political circles regardless of the party in power she has represented a … Continue reading

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Lobbyists are Liars and Cheaters

Lobbyists are liars, cheaters focused on bending government to their personal interests. They are the dark side of any political engagement. When they are very good at their jobs they can influence not only government policies, but also force cultural … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Your Issue? Four Tips For Better Lobbying

I was on Parliament Hill recently and as my colleagues and I fanned out to share our messages I kept thinking about all the possible outcomes ahead of us.  We had the same message to deliver, but personal style and … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Meeting with a Member of Parliament

There is no such thing as a typical meeting with a Member of Parliament (MP).  While all MPs may share the same job, and some share the same party membership, that’s about where there automatic resemblance to each other starts … Continue reading

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What was the message?

Imagine planning a message for two months and then forgetting to deliver it.  Sound impossible? The following story really happened. The real estate group had been planning their presentation to the Minister of Industry for about two months.  They had … Continue reading

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The beginning is the beginning- The Importance of Research in Business

Risk is part of most business equations, but making assumptions without first doing your research is just bad planning. The Executive Director (ED) of the health association had attended many government meetings over the years but this meeting was a … Continue reading

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Warming Up The Audience Before Delivering Your Message

As a consultant I have walked into rooms where the temperature was so cold I debated getting gloves, but whether I’m lobbying or speaking at an event, I always warm up my audience before delivering my message. When they’re warm, … Continue reading

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