Rules for Effective Lobbying

Knowing When to Stop

In today’s podcast, I talk about my sixth rule for being an effective lobbyist: knowing when to stop. This is closely related to last week’s rule about persistence tempered by patience.

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Perseverance Equals Persistence Plus Patience

In today’s podcast, I talk about my fifth rule for being an effective lobbyist; understanding that perseverance equals persistence plus patience. While perseverance is correctly cited as being key to a lobbyist’s success, it is also critical to an advocate’s success to not engage in the fallacy of

The Difference Between Motion and Action

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In this podcast, I talk about my fourth rule for being an effective lobbyist, which is knowing the difference between motion and action. Every advocate can probably relate a painful experience of how they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by giving in to their – or

Not Letting the Perfect Become the Enemy of the Good

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In this podcast, I talk about my third rule for being an effective lobbyist, which is not letting the perfect become the enemy of the good. While you or your client may love your bill, it is important to remember that most of the

The Importance of Honesty

In this In Practice podcast, I talk about my second rule for being an effective lobbyist, which is to always be honest. There are many reasons why it is important to always be honest, but perhaps the best reason is that it is easier to remember

Be a Sponge

In this In Practice podcast, I talk about my first rule for being an effective lobbyist, which is to be a sponge. It might sound fairly common sense, but this rule has served me well throughout my career as an advocate. These are not just helpful for