This week we’re doing a post-election survey with Luke Macias of Macias Strategies. With the Midterm election a few days into the rear-view mirror, we’re trying to digest the results and begin to see what lessons we can glean.
Luke has been our guest a couple times over the last two years and has been a fan favorite. He’s one of the most prolific conservative consultants in Texas and has been a long time friend of mine. After any election, we believe in aggressively working to dissect what we did right and wrong, so we can do better next time. This year, we figured we’d make part of that back and forth into a podcast episode.
In this, as the first half of our interview last week, you’re going to hear some exciting news about the evolution of Campaign Sidekick, learn proven strategies and tactics for voter contact you can deploy in the last few weeks of this election and find out how these guys got involved in politics. Their stories are unique but very similar in theme to many of the folks we’ve talked to on the podcast: they involve a lot of hard work.
This was a really fun interview for me to do with the guys and I think y’all will really enjoy it!
[00:00] Podcast Introduction
[01:53] What Canvassing Management tips do you wish you’d known when you got started?
[11:55] How can campaigns keep their voter contact data clean?
[20:11] Where should campaigns get their voter data and does consumer data matter for targeting?
[27:12] How can campaigns avoid fear of failure and what does that mean?
[30:43] What matters MOST in a canvassing interaction with a voter?
[34:49] Final tips for campaigns and how to finish strong in the final weeks of the campaign
[37:53] Conclusion and outro
This week we’re re-airing an interview with Sean Davis that I did just over a year ago. It’s been the most downloaded episode on the podcast to-date, but it’s far enough back in the chronology that most of y’all probably haven’t heard it!… Even if you have heard it, I recommend giving it another listen. I just got done doing so and I found it very informative.
Understanding policy and how to communicate it is obviously important to anybody working in politics…but if you want to get to the point where your opinion on the subject matters, you’ve usually got to win an election. At this point, you’re probably asking, “Well, Raz, What should I do if I want to make sure I win my election?!” Hands down, the best thing I can recommend is to head over to learn.mycampaigncoach.com and sign up for our free course to figure out whether you’re prepared to run. Even if you’re already in the race, those videos and guides will walk you through essential questions…and I guarantee that you haven’t answered all of them!
This week we’re talking about discipline, why it’s important and what it takes to be a disciplined man or woman. I’ll share a fair amount about my particular struggles with discipline and how I’m fighting back.
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