Debate Boot CampSeptember 10, 2017

SMG Strategies presents our next Candidate Debate Boot Camp on Sunday, September 10, from 8am-6:30pm, in Lansing, MI. Please share this with the candidates and campaign spokespeople in your networks!

Debate Boot Camp will:

  • Prepare you for public appearances.
  • Help shape your messaging for successful voter engagement.
  • Enhance your ability to speak persuasively, with passion and purpose.
  • Expand your capacity to defend policy positions and to spontaneously respond to “outta left field” questions.

Debate Boot Camp is open to candidates of all parties who are currently running, planning to run, or have a public speaking role in a candidate or ballot measure campaign. It is an intensive, highly interactive, day-long training, presented by Shannon Garrett and Dawn Crandall. Participation is first-registered, first-accepted, and registrations will be screened to avoid opposing candidate conflicts. Participants are required to prepare a 3-minute stump speech prior to the training.

Space for training is limited so please register by Thursday, September 7th or before seats are filled! Cost is $150 and can be paid using campaign funds. 

Register at or click the link above!