Category Archives: Government Relations

It’s Alive!!!! 5 Lessons on Advocating with Socia Media

Social media has changed the way we communicate and the way we advocate to government. Messages placed into the social media world become living entities fueled by others. The popularity of these communications tools provides every Canadian with an opportunity … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Your Issue? Four Tips For Better Lobbying

I was on Parliament Hill recently and as my colleagues and I fanned out to share our messages I kept thinking about all the possible outcomes ahead of us.  We had the same message to deliver, but personal style and … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Meeting with a Member of Parliament

There is no such thing as a typical meeting with a Member of Parliament (MP).  While all MPs may share the same job, and some share the same party membership, that’s about where there automatic resemblance to each other starts … Continue reading

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What was the message?

Imagine planning a message for two months and then forgetting to deliver it.  Sound impossible? The following story really happened. The real estate group had been planning their presentation to the Minister of Industry for about two months.  They had … Continue reading

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Know When To Fold Them – Managing Meetings That Have Gone Wrong

So it’s one thing to reflect on communications from the comfort of your office, but what happens when you do all of the right things and then because of the personality quirks of the person you’re meeting with, things get … Continue reading

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Warming Up The Audience Before Delivering Your Message

As a consultant I have walked into rooms where the temperature was so cold I debated getting gloves, but whether I’m lobbying or speaking at an event, I always warm up my audience before delivering my message. When they’re warm, … Continue reading

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Every Contact Counts – First Impressions

Ever start off to do what looks like a simple piece of communications or engagement only to find that you have actually achieved something very different? Well the two young men in the following story set off to deliver some … Continue reading

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