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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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Abigail has lead communications workshops, bootcamps, institutes and trainings for groups as varied as conferences focused on water utilities to women running for office. In 2016, Abigail presented at conferences for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, US Water Alliance, Associated General Contractors, New Leadership Council Pittsburgh, and Emerge Pennsylvania - a training program that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.

Presenting at Pittsburgh NLC in 2016

Presenting at Pittsburgh NLC in 2016

 

Abigail also led a public speaking training for women in the Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship to kick off 2017. Soon thereafter, Abigail spoke to more than 150 women in Pittsburgh at the Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politic's Ready to Run program on how to develop a message for a political campaign, actionable things future candidates can do today to get their communications assets in order, and on-camera do's and don'ts. She also presented to the 50 fellows in 2017 class of Leadership Development Initiative, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh, on how to created a persuasive message.

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; media and public speaking trainings, political and campaign communications messages, strategies, and tactics; on-camera training, among others. 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