“YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY TO: THE 200 PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, OR DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A SHOT LOOK GOOD FOR THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHING ON TV?” — DOUG LANE on the Purpose of a Presidential-level Press or Campaign Event.
In this episode, we speak with Doug Lane, founder of FastLane Productions who has spent more than 30 years planning and administering presidential caliber events for political campaigns and the private sector.
In a wide ranging two-part interview, Doug pulls back the curtain to reveal the mistakes rookies often make … and how you can avoid them.
He tells how he transformed a small company providing DJ entertainment at local events into one of the nation’s premiere firms for designing and administering top shelf events.
Doug learned valuable tips from military planners and turned them into a business strategy that brings sizzle to the most important big-name gatherings.
And he’s had the chance to rub elbows with presidents and legendary entertainers along the way, too.
We know you will enjoy hearing his fascinating stories and great advice.
The first presidential debate of 2016 is now history with neither candidate emerging as what anyone might term a “winner.” Perhaps the best summary was provided the morning after by Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, who wrote in the PoliticoPlaybook “Donald Trump didn’t throw up on his shoes. But Hillary Clinton had the far better night.”
Indeed, initial polling indicated that Clinton, having presumably engaged in extensive debate preparation beforehand, made a somewhat better impression than Trump – CNN logged the figure at roughly 64% having thought Clinton won.
But it was, at best, a hollow victory. Neither did what they needed to do…
In this episode, we speak with Mort Kondracke, the co-author of Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America. This is the first and only definitive biography of Jack Kemp, the legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback, dynamic Congressional leader, and champion of supply-side economics — the idea that lowering taxes spurs economic growth.
Mort Kondracke and his co-author Fred Barnes, the editor of The Weekly Standard, make the argument that Jack Kemp is the most influential non-president, American politician of the last century.