Congressional Candidate Dan Silver and KNP Communications
Posted: 25 Aug 2010
Date Written: August 19, 2010
In the 2006 election cycle, Dan Silver was challenging a popular 26-year incumbent for the U.S. congressional seat in Florida's 19th Congressional District. To win the election, Silver needed to find a way to relate to his voters on a personal level. Silver's campaign manager advised him to work with consulting firm KNP Communications. Over the course of a few sessions, Silver worked with the KNP team to learn techniques that would help him project warmth and authenticity. On election night, Silver wondered if KNP's training had allowed him to successfully connect with his voters, and more importantly, if this personal connection mattered more to voters than his competence and skills. Some information in this case has been disguised.
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