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. 

Whether it is an hour-long training on narrow topic, like press relations 101, a half-day public speaking training, or an entire weekend on a range of communications topics, Abigail is an experienced presenter to groups ranging in size from ten to two hundred.

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Abigail leads communications workshops, bootcamps, institutes and trainings for groups as varied as conferences focused on water utilities to women running for office. In the past few years, Abigail has led presentations for the US Water Alliance, Associated General Contractors, Pittsburgh Foundation, Ready to Run at Rutgers and Chatham universities, Leadership Development Initiative Pittsburgh, Emerge Pennsylvania, and more.

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