Providing Expertise and Actionable Advice

What we do

Workshops, institutes, cohorts, conferences, and fellowship trainings all have a lot in common, including potential to put the attendees to sleep. A training can be engaging, useful, and memorable, or an utterly boring slog for participants. Scottie Public Affairs prides itself in tailored presentations that are high-energy and engage the audience. 

  Abigail Gardner training 150+ women on campaign communications at Ready to Run, hosted by Chatham's Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics.

Abigail Gardner training 150+ women on campaign communications at Ready to Run, hosted by Chatham's Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics.

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  Presenting at Pittsburgh NLC in 2016

Presenting at Pittsburgh NLC in 2016

Abigail leads communications workshops, bootcamps, institutes and trainings for groups as varied as conferences focused on water utilities to women running for office. Since 2016, Abigail has led presentations for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies; US Water Alliance; Associated General Contractors; New Leadership Council Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Foundation; Chatham University’s Ready to Run, Center for Entrepreneurship, and New Leadership programs; Leadership Development Initiative Pittsburgh; and Emerge Pennsylvania.

  Reviewing public speaking tips with women entrepreneurs

Reviewing public speaking tips with women entrepreneurs

Training topics and modules can include: creating a persuasive message framework; media relations and pitching the press; public speaking; political and campaign communications messages, strategies, and tactics; on-camera training; social media for advocates; and more. Do you need a communications expert to present at your next conference, summit, bootcamp, office off-site, or other professional gathering? Contact us today.

Thank You so much for your help. Your system works. I followed your advice to a T, created a media contact sheet and sent them the advisory when you said I should. Tonight we have 4 newspapers confirmed and possibly a TV station. I am in awe. It is hard to find a woman mentor, you were that for me.

— Kim Palmer, attended Ready to Run 2017