A 30 plus year Washington, DC political and journalism veteran, Patrick Haggerty informs and entertains audiences with his political punditry and insights on successful legislative citizen grassroots advocacy, political candidates and election analysis. Pat has spoken to associations and corporations in 40 states and Washington, DC.  All of Pat's programs include copious amounts of patriotism and current bi-partisan political humor which engages the audience and makes the messages more enduring. Displaying his delightfully disrespectful Irish humor, Haggerty says that his many years in Washington, D.C. have taught him that "The Difference between the Boy Scouts and elected officials is that the Boy Scouts have Adult Leadership." A journalist and raconteur, Haggerty covers Congress, the White House and the federal agencies. Haggerty's career includes being the Press Secretary for two members of Congress, an Advanceman for a U.S. Senate campaign, an advisor to four presidential campaigns and the CEO of a trade association. He has seen everything that works, and what doesn't,  in the media, political and legislative arenas. Pat's communication and political experience also includes being a guest several times on the Larry King Show, working as the Washington, DC political news consultant to ABC's Good Morning America and as a legislative seminar speaker for Congressional Quarterly Magazine. Pat has a Journalism degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul and worked at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune while earning that degree

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Media Relations Training, beating journalist at their own game

Patrick Haggerty

Most people don’t understand the definition of news. “Good news” is almost a contradiction of terms and “Bad news” is almost redundant. After a full discussion of the definition of news, participants are taught what their “rights” are. Many people think that journalists make all the rules, but interview subjects have right too. Knowing what your rights are is essential to having an interview be a success. The program includes long and short media strategies and “Crisis Communication.”

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support