Candidate Personal Development Starts Years Before You Run.
Does my Candidate Personal Development Program make sense for you?
Answer the following:
- Have you read The Prince, by Machiavelli or The Art of War, by Sun Tzu?
- Can you point to a significant accomplishment, a major difference you have made in your state or community, or service to your country?
- Could you get 100 friends and followers to a press conference if you decided to formally declare your candidacy this weekend?
- Have you ever done a radio or television interview or debated in public?
- When you are in public, are you dressed like someone who holds an important leadership position in your community?
- Have you held a major leadership position in your church, a club, civic organization, a company, or board where you are required to speak, to lead, to set goals and see them through?
- When you are networking or at an event with people who don’t know, do you easily make new friends who want to stay in touch with you?
- Do you have a twitter account, a facebook account, and a LinkedIn account with more than 500 connections?
If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, then the answer is ‘yes,’ — my Candidate Personal Development Program makes sense for you.
Here’s why. Preparation for a political campaign starts years before you run. It is essential that you have a comprehensive understanding of politics, its adversarial nature, a resume with significant accomplishments, a powerful narrative, and look the part of someone who holds public office. Voters expect candidates for public office to have accomplished something before they run for office — and to have held leadership positions in their state, city or community.
Am I someone who can help you?
We won’t know until we talk. Call me. (845) 458-1210. Our conversation will not be a sales pitch. It will be focused solely on your situation, your unique needs and the kind of candidate personal development program that you need.
Below are a few examples of how I help people prepare to run for office in my candidate personal development program:
There are certain books that every candidate should read before they run. And certain publications that should be on the daily reading list of every would-be candidate. I will not turn you into a bookworm, but I will supplement what you know with a list books and publications to help you quickly get up to speed on the art of politics and events in your community. Read More Here
Voters expect that you will have done something significant in your life and maybe you already have. It so, how your accomplishments are presented to the public makes all the difference. I help candidates find and become involved in community and civic activities that look great on a resume, and build a great one that becomes a compelling biography… one that will make you look like the natural leader you are. Read More Here
Communication starts the minute someone sees you…before a word is spoken. How you look and how you dress sends a message…are you worth talking to? Worth knowing? Worthy of respect? Worthy of someone’s time? I help candidates find their perfect colors, clothes that compliment, as well as physical and spiritual regimen that will keep you in shape, full of energy and looking your best when you are in public. Read More Here
One of the great benefits of being a community of civic leader is that others see first-hand your leadership potential. Yet too many people who could be great candidates miss the opportunity to make friends with potential volunteers, campaign contributors and a band of supporters that could be harnessed into a political army. I help candidates who are already involved in leadership positions in the community to make friends with the right people, and use their positions as a springboard to prominence on the public stage. Read More Here
Powerful networking skills are not inherited, but they are essential for would be candidates. There is an art to remembering a name, being helpful to people who can someday help you, making friends with someone who can help you spread your message, contribute to your campaign or introduce you to people you don’t already know. Great candidates are master networkers, and you can be too. Read More Here
Is my candidate personal development program right for you?
That is not for me to decide. It is your decision. Our conversation will not be a sales pitch. It will be focused solely on your situation, your unique needs, challenges, and the kind of help that you need.
IF you are passionate about your cause, have something to say that you truly believe people need to hear… if you are serious about making a difference for those you serve, I encourage you to call me at (845) 458-1210. We’ll schedule a Skype or phone call to discuss your situation and the kind of candidate personal development services that make sense for you.
What others say:
I’ve seen the transformation of those he’s worked with—the way they dress, the way they talk, the way they act, the way the quickly make friends. He is superb with the way he develops the leadership skills of his clients.
Robert Hornak, Executive Director
Republican Party, Queens, NY
I’ve seen political consultant Jay Townsend coach complete novices into the Halls of Congress. He loves what he does. He is very good at what he does.
Chairman Conservative Party of New York
At age 28, I was elected Mayor as a Republican in a very democratic city in a very democratic year. It would not have happened without Jay’s political consulting services,his clear direction and the superb work his did as my political consultant.
Mayor of Poughkeepsie, NY
I’ve have some hard campaigns, and some not so hard campaigns during my many years as the Executive of Campbell County. The one constant has been Jay. No matter the environment, no matter the difficulty of the challenge, he is a political consultant who can easily adapt and construct a unique strategy fitted to the situation. And his mail is superb.
Campbell County Judge Executive
I was a complete and total unknown when we started the campaign. It was not an easy lift. I was taking on an institution and the entire political establishment. Jay never lost faith in me. He had a steely determination that inspired all of us. I defeated an incumbent in the primary by a 2-1 margin, and won the general election in a landslide. The ads Jay did for me received a national award.
Sheriff, Orange County, NY
The only political consultant in America who has won national awards for his newspaper, television and persuasion mail. A brilliant strategist and tactician who has seen it all and done it at least once.
Mike Collins, Former Press Secretary
Republican National Committee