Franklin Workshop Offers to Teach People of All Ages How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends

An Oct. 6 workshop in Franklin is offering to help high school students – or people of all ages – learn how to have political conversations without losing friends – and there is a taco feast too.

The event is titled the Communications Workshop – Getting Your Friends to Understand Why.

The Leadership Institute is holding the training from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.

State Senator Dr. Mark Green (R-TN) is the guest speaker.

High school economics students may remember the adage, “There is no such thing as a free lunch” (TINSTAAFL), referring to the cost of decision-making and consumption.

So what’s the cost of this training workshop and lunch? Only $5.

The event page for more information and registration is available here.

But the organizers say the worskhop is not only for high school students, but also for any professional who needs advice on crafting his or her communications abilities.

According to the Leadership Institute, “The Communications Workshop is designed to help you better connect with your friends. The workshop provides an in-depth look at how you can design and improve your political communications in person and online. You will learn how to develop a coherent and compelling message, enabling you to guide your friends to understand your point of view.

“Ideal attendees are people who care about America, politics and the direction of our country but find themselves in high school or college. …

“Therefore, other ideal attendees for a Communications Workshop are organization spokespeople, campaign or party communications directors, press secretaries, candidates and elected officials, public policy organization staff, and conservatives who want to present their ideas persuasively.”

The Leadership Institute says it “provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.

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