Monthly Archives: April 2018

Getting to the Heart of the Issue

There’s nothing like first-hand experience to bring an issue “home” In my last post I shared some very sage advice from Florida State Representative Danny Burgess where he talked about “wanting the facts, not just the talking points.” And while having those facts in written form is very important, witnessing the impact of an issue […]

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Going Up or Going Down?

Whether you’re involved in politics or business…you’re in sales! In business, it’s your goods or services, in politics the “product” you’re selling is you, your favorite candidate or issue. And when it comes to talking with lawmakers about legislation, you’re working to gain their vote in favor of your position. So do you have your […]

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Has Your Relationship Status Changed?

When I first started The Advocates Corner, I spent a lot of time talking about building or strengthening your relationship with lawmakers. Why? Because it is at the very heart of being a successful advocate. And when we started a dialogue about bridging the gap between state and local government, that relationship status is once […]

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The Answer is “NOW”!

So what’s the question? As part of our summer blog series, we’re asking state and local government leaders in Florida to share their advice for successful advocacy. And one of the questions we’re posing is, “When is the best time to ask you to sponsor legislation for our city, organization, business, industry, etc.? ” Their […]

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