In a wildly unpredictable election year, Michael Lyons, character actor in the Netflix series “House of Cards” and I (Cary Broussard), are launching a joint speaking tour to draw parallels between the race for the White House and what we can learn (or unlearn) from the candidates behaviors, branding and game plans. As a former U.S. Senate staffer and communications executive, I knew we couldn’t keep our mouths shut any longer….that we couldn’t let this campaign kick our butts and leave us depleted. So…. we are taking our non-partisan, entertaining opinions and brand lessons “on the road.”
With an ever-increasing number of candidate “aha” moments to emulate or avoid, we are leveraging our public speaking experience, and experiences working with all sorts of people and media (yes, media are people too) to dissect candidates’ brand building tactics and often lack of tact.
By zeroing in on the lessons in dysfunctional campaign moments and even some smart ways to rebound when you think you’re down and out, we are drawing audiences into a conversation about how our own actions create either positive or negative outcomes – no matter what political party one belongs to, affecting those around us in business, in the workplace and especially our personal lives.
As Mike says… “We want to demonstrate how smart planning, collaboration, and problem solving will, in the long run, lead to success.” Mike plays the Speaker of the House in Episode 2 of the recently-released Season 4 House of Cards
Michael Lyons is a Professional speaker, actor, consultant and highly respected veteran of the meetings/travel industry with 40+ years of experience in senior level posts with some of the industry’s best-known names including Reed Exhibitions, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and EGR International. As a busy SAG actor, he has garnered numerous credits in major films, TV shows and commercials, including “The Sixth Sense”, “Veep” and “House of Cards”, among many others. As a speaker, he combines his acting experience with a focus on helping people with their personal branding, communication issues, leadership traits and yes, navigating delicate political waters as well.
Cary Broussard is an international author of the business book, From Cinderella to CEO, published in ten languages. She is a New York University communications and marketing professor, and has been a featured speaker for Xerox, Bank of Tokyo, FedEx Microsoft, Smart Meetings and many other organizations. Her political background includes working with two former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders, Howard Baker in Washington, D.C. and William “Bill” Frist on his first book tour in Tennessee. She serves on the Foundation Board of Directors of Women Impacting Public Policy (www.wipp.org), advocating for women in business across the country on Capitol Hill.
Book our speaking tour now by contacting Sylvia Woloszyn: Sylvia@broussardglobal.com.
Tel. 973-216-4283 or 469-730-3905.