Politics How To



The Politics How To section is designed to provide some guidance on political skills. Understanding about politics is best gained through combining theoretical and practical knowledge. The following provides a sound theoretical bases. There are several skills which are required in politics that are common across a range of industries. These include communications, marketing and leadership skills.



One specific area of interest is written communication - and for this, I recommend you check out How To Write Anything. It is a comprehensive web site providing step-by-step tutorials on how to write well.

There are also several skills which are used almost exclusively in politics and not generally used elsewhere. These are the focus of this section. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Succeed Politics Plan and the associated items. For many people, the matters covered will be more meaningful when placed in context. Learning about politics requires application as well as theory. As a result, it might be helpful to read the Rudd introduction section and some of the associated items in that section.

This section covers a number of topics and you may wish to return to them or go direct to particular areas of interest. The main articles are as follows:

meetings;
rules;
votes;
campaign;
network;
fund;
and deal.

The importance of these skills is generally grossly underestimated. As a result, those who put in the effort to acquire these skills have a distinct advantage. The surprising thing is that they are generally quite easy to acquire - so the return on time invested is very high. After reading this introduction, refer to the links above for more detail.

For many people, it is essential to have some tools to assist you in developing and maintaining these skills. If you feel you are ready to acquire the tools, complete the following contact form and you will be advised of my recommendations.

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