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|Meet Day||T/Th||10:10 AM - 11:30 AM||STARR|
Explores what it takes to be a successful politician. From media training, candidate presentation, debate prep, and to how to write a speech that captures your audience, this course examines the intricacies of becoming a polished and accomplished public figure. The course also looks to the various audiences with whom a candidate must connect and capture. Toward this goal, the course also explores the various ways a candidate will interact and work with the media including how to conduct press conferences and media availabilities to how to grab the attention of the media through press releases, radio actuality feeds, and satellite feeds. In general, the course will teach how to deal with and communicate through the powerful so-called "earned" media. The intent of the course in no small part is to demystify the candidate development process and to help interested students understand the importance of public service.