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Your business is important. It's time to start treating it that way.

When competitors are spreading lies, you don't need to passively take abuse. If you've done something to cause fear or misunderstanding, you don't need to run and hide.

When the truth is on your side, a great communications strategy can prove it. Let's get started.

Audiobook: “Communicate through the Minefield.”
Learn on the go…

Forty minutes of downtime in your car... saving weeks of negative headlines.

Everyone has 'downtime.' Do you have a CD player in your vehicle? In the amount of time it takes you to drive home, you can learn how to build trust and credibility. If you are responsible for a product or service which can upset people, cause harm or unnecessary fear, these forty minutes will prove invaluable.

Obviously, not every problem can be fixed inside an hour. But in forty minutes, you'll learn:

  • Why some scoundrels can be absolute liars, but still be trusted.
  • Why people get upset with you, even if you and your company aren't the problem.
  • Most importantly - you'll learn some fundamental steps towards fixing those challenges, including the seven cardinal rules of high-risk communication.

Go ahead and order this CD. Forty minutes and twenty dollars - it even includes shipping. That's all it will take. In fact, I'll guarantee that if you don't think it was worth that kind of investment, send me a note. I'll refund your money, including your shipping costs. No problem. You can even keep the CD... I'm sure it would also make a lovely coaster.

Would you prefer an MP3 version? I can't promise it makes inspirational workout music, but hey, to each their own.

If you prefer a downloadable MP3, I'll knock a couple bucks off the price, simply because my overhead is lower. Get your very own, downloadable version of "Communicate through the Minefield" for only $14.99.

Coaching Programs
Giving you the tools to succeed on your own.

You’re a good communicator, with a good team, but you could just use a little “helping hand” on occasion?  Maybe your background is in promotional communications or marketing, but you’ve been tasked with keeping tabs on a risky product?

Checkmate’s coaching sessions are customized, interactive, and on your terms. 

Let’s sit down on the phone for 45 minutes, every other week. That's it - less than two hours a month.  You can handle that, can't you?

We'll keep it light hearted and fun, but more importantly - we will look at the challenges facing you and your business, and come up with concrete actions to preserve your brand and keep everyone looking great.

To make it even more valuable, we'll tape the call and send it to you in .mp3 format.  That way you can listen to it in the car on the way home, or just play it in the background while at your desk.  No need to worry about taking notes - we can concentrate on defeating challenges.

Government Relations
The hallways of power don’t need to be dark and mysterious anymore.

We offer a range of unique ways to grow understanding and attention of Canada’s top decision makers.  Whether it’s a briefing note outlining the impact of a new policy, or a breakfast meeting with 12 MP’s gathering to learn about your new technology, we can make it happen. 

But take a minute and think outside the box.  What if we can get hundreds, or even thousands of people to do your lobbying for you?

I’ve designed programs called ‘force multipliers.’  Motivating ordinary citizens to take up your cause has a nuclear bomb effect on elected officials.  Like any tool, it has to be used smartly… there’s no point attempting to do heart surgery with a chainsaw, or pruning a tree with a scalpel.

Let’s take a look at your challenges, and come up with solutions.

If you have any questions about our programs, feel free to ask. You can reach me through any of the methods outlined here, email me, or call me at (888)662-4550.