Is Everyone In Orlando A Political Consultant?
- Category: Blogs
- Published: Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:32
- Written by Tezlyn Figaro
Wow! Who knew that everyone in Orlando is a political consultant!
Alert Washington because Orlando is the political consultant capital of the world!
Despite successful campaign experience, a proven successful public outreach record and or advanced political training it appears that everyone during this campaign season is a 'seasoned' Adviser!
Now do not get me wrong; Orlando, Florida has a vast amount of political experts available to assist Candidates. However, local races such as the City Commissioner District five race have revealed an unbelievable talent pool of the politically astute.
I wonder where all of the consultants were during past elections. I guess they were all waiting on races such as the Orlando City Commissioner District five race or County Commissioner District six race to reveal their unique talents.
I wrote this piece because there has been an ample amount of unsolicited advice discussed on social media, phone calls to candidates, consultant-to-consultant chats and water cooler talk about what one should be doing, how one should be doing it or what one should do next. The crazy part is that people that lack the proven expertise to substantiate their words of wisdom are always providing 'unsolicited advice'.
Sure, I am positive that all candidates appreciate suggestions and grand ideas.
However, please make sure that your successful (key word, successful) portfolio backs up your advice. Otherwise, you are merely contributing to the already misguided, misinformed and misunderstood world of politics.
Yes, everyone has an opinion. However, campaign season especially in touch local races with low voter turnout is not the time to offer advice based upon what you 'heard' it is the season for what you 'know.' One should strive to be informed and not just opinionated.
Candidates, I know you appreciate the advice from your cousin 'Big Phil' but I urge you to run his advice by someone who offers the proven expertise and experience in the area in which he advises.
Insist that 'Big Phil' (unless a proven political consultant) stays in his lane. I am sure 'Big Phil' can cook a mean Tilapia. With that said, we all know that, during campaign season, there are many fish fries almost every weekend that may benefit from 'Big Phil's' skills.
Simply put, candidates, as an award winning recruiter with a proven successful recruiter and public outreach portfolio, I advise that you recruit your advisers and political consultants wisely!
Contact Tezlyn Figaro at www.tezlynfigaro.com
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