Public Speaking Basics for the Candidate CW 20- Transcript

public speaking basics political candidatePaul Miller:  Welcome to another edition of Commonwealthy. You are probably not recognizing this voice because I am not your normal host, John Tsarpalas. This is Paul Miller coming to you on a very different, yet important podcast.

The reason you are hearing me today as the host is because I am going to be interviewing your normal host. Welcome to your show, John.   Continue reading

All Politics is Local with Jason Barickman CW 17 Transcript

commonwealthy_election stampJohn Tsarpalas: My guest is a seasoned politician. He was first elected to his student body presidency at his university. We are going to talk about his experiences with fundraising, meeting and growing his base, networking, events, and going door to door. All politics is local with State Senator Jason Barickman, Commonwealthy #17.   Continue reading

And You Call Yourself a Patriot

military dog tags and flag font for patriotThe Fourth of July is here; You believe in the American Dream, apple pie, Mom and Pop, free markets, peace and prosperity for all. You love this country because you know that despite its imperfections and its mistakes, America is still the best country that mankind has ever established.

So you wave the flag, hang out with family, and watch the fireworks. But what have you done to protect this democracy? To make America a little better? Sure, America may be taking about a third of your time in taxes “to make improvements”, but we know most of that is wasted. Taxes are actually making many things worse, but we are all stuck with them (well the half of us who pay taxes are, at least!). Continue reading

Name Recognition with Kristina Keats CW 11

This week Kristina Keats joins me to discuss the ins and outs of name recognition. If you want to win your local election, then people need to recognize your name and feel familiar with it! So how do you get to the point where people in your community know your name and that you are running for office? What are the practical things that you need to do in order to build your name recognition?   Continue reading