Today’s podcast is a slightly different take on our In Practice series. It’s actually part In Practice as well as part addendum to Ray LeBov’s Rules for Effective Lobbying series.
The podcast today is from a fly on the wall regular perspective of a conversation between contributors – and veteran lobbyists – Ray LeBov and Chris Micheli talking about common mistakes that colleagues in their industry make.
These mistakes can range from seemingly obvious oversights – such as not reading the text of a bill or always being honest- to more nuanced mistakes – such as not fully recognizing the importance of rulemaking bodies and how they can really dictate a win or a loss on lobbying public policy despite the outcome in the California Legislature or knowing to tailor your message for the staffer or legislator that you are talking to.
I hope you enjoy today’s episode. It’s a fun and insightful conversation between two seasoned and respected lobbyists. There are a number of golden nuggets of knowledge and wisdom in here that we can’t fully get into detail with here. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to glean the rest of Ray and Chris’s insights into avoiding common lobbying mistakes and how you can be a more effective legislative – and regulatory – advocate.