Author: Izaak

Working in Politics #2: Chandra Sharma

http://traffic.libsyn.com/grandoldpodcastshow/FINAL_gop_wip_cs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In the season finale, we have Chandra Sharma again as our guest. Chandra gives his tips and advice for having a successful career in politics. Chandra says the best way to get started is to find a direct method to work on a campaign.  Most people think getting your start in politics is to get a political science degree but the best route is to work directly on campaigns.  Izaak and Chandra were both active members on California College Republicans and this avenue led them...

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Working in Politics #1: Joe Patterson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/grandoldpodcastshow/gop_wp1_jp_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We introduce a new segment of The Grand Old Podcast on this week;s episode. This is the Working in Politics series where Izaak and his guests discuss advice and tips for people who want to have a career in the field of politics and campaigns. For the first episode in this new segment, Izaak has on again Joe Patterson, Joe will give his insights for people looking to have a political career. Joe says the best way to get a foot in the door is...

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Campaign Strategy #3: Friend to Friend Voter Outreach with Sangeeth Peruri of Voter Circle

http://traffic.libsyn.com/grandoldpodcastshow/gop_s2_css2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We bring another episode to the Campaign Strategy Series. On this week’s episode, Izaak has on Sangeeth Peruri who is the co-founder of Voter Circle. Voter Circle is a new digital platform that helps campaigns and candidates reach out to more voters through their supporters. Sangeeth’s background is in Wall Street finance; however, he retired in 2012 so he can  start giving back to the community. He became an elected official for the Los Altos School Board District. It was through Sangeeth’s experience running for office that...

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Get Elected To Office #2: Pete Constant, Former San Jose Councilmember

http://traffic.libsyn.com/grandoldpodcastshow/gop_get_elected_2_pc_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOn this week’s episode, Izaak brings in Former San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant. Pete will be sharing his insights and advice for people looking to get elected to office and how best to serve your constituents. Pete starts off by saying it’s important to plan out your campaign and candidacy before you actually start running. You should have your plan laid out before you start running and be prepared for what you’re in store for. Pete also points out that candidates need to be communicating with...

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Campaign Strategy #2 Paid Digital Media with Chandra Sharma

http://traffic.libsyn.com/grandoldpodcastshow/gop_s2_csep2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS On this week’s episode, Izaak’s guest is Chandra Sharma. Chandra Sharma is the Vice-President of Meridian Pacific, Inc. Chandra is also a Digital Media expert when it comes to campaigns and he will be talking about how best to utilize paid digital media in your race. Chandra defines digital media as the communications in the digital space. This can be from Facebook and Twitter posts to 30 second ads on Youtube or Hulu. With the increase of mobile devices usage, it has been key for...

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