How to become successful in politics
So far as politics is concern social life can never be underestimated. As a politician you stand for the people and the people also stand for you. This interdependent will be determined by your social life. Lets follow this simple principles that will take you to your political dream land.
Do you think you have what it takes to become successful in politics? There are those that ponder what they would do if they were given the opportunity, but very few people actually succeed at getting the chance. Read on for a few steps and tips that may give you an edge.
steps to Become a Successful Politician
1 Are you from a dosted (rich) family? If not your chances are bad but it’s still not impossible. Know why you are serving. Serve corporate sponsors, not yourself. Corporate sponsors are essential for raising money for advertising / campaign. Also members of the media will not take you seriously unless you can afford to hire expensive consultants. Government is to be organized and helpful to Wall Street firms and Insurance companies. It is up to you to decide which ways you see fit to serve, as long as they are constitutional. This is not about you. It is about making sure that the wealthy and powerful are protected.
2 practice your public speaking skills.
Speak at organized events, such as city meetings. Also, speak to the people you meet daily, like at the grocery store and people that are next to you in long lines. Just practice speaking to strangers, and your anxiety level will go down. Now you’re ready to beg and make promises to your overlords in corporate boardrooms.
3 Make connections in your community with all kinds of people, especially those in a position to help you in your bid for public office. Like in Step 1, talk to strangers. Not necessarily every single person you see, but people you encounter in long lines, etc.
4 Keep up with current events.
This includes local, state, national and international news and knowing who the key donors and lobbyist are. National-level politicians need to stay informed about what’s going on in corporate America and not upset Wall Street executives. Look up news in the web and always read newspapers.
5 Learn from the past. If history isn’t your favorite subject, that’s perfectly fine. What really counts is the ability to raise funds. No one takes history professors seriously but they will take you seriously if you can raise money. The best public servants have a firm understanding of how to raise money. If you’re well financed and don’t rock the boat the mainstream media will defer to you and accept you as an insider.
6 Be dedicated to what you are trying to accomplish. If you aren’t willing to apply all your efforts to your goal, you won’t succeed. You also need to prove to the powers that be that you have the drive and motivation to protect the status quo.
7 Acquire new skills. Join and pursue activities that will help you develop the art of diplomacy and learn the skill of the conversation.
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8 Learn from those who have succeeded. Read autobiographies written by Presidents and other successful high officials to give you an idea of where your opinions and beliefs may fit and to learn more about the political process. They have won the elections and know what it takes to be successful at that level.
9 Start small. Run for local offices, then Congress or state-level positions. Another route is to enter the military and become a respected officer. If you are still in school, run for class office. Talk to your peers and find out their concerns. This can be followed by running in local elections. This is all about experience.
10 Take part in the contests frequently, because you should challenge yourself to go to stage courageously. The more you challenge yourself, the more you build your confident. Social Life wish you the best in your Political endeavour. Social Life… All Eyes On You