Washington DC

3rd Wed. PAO Gathering with Jamie McIntyre and Dave Brown of the Washington Examiner

Vox Optima hosted May's DC area Third Wednesday PAO gathering with an open house and discussion featuring veteran journalist and broadcaster Jamie McIntyre and DaveBrown of the Washington Examiner National Security Team. The discussion was webcast live at VoxOptima.com and is available for viewing on-demand above.

Big thank you to Jamie McIntyre, Dave Brown, Suzette Kettenhofen, DC area PAO's, Jeff Waller of PCG and the Vox Optima Team for making this a great discussion, open house and live webcast.

Dinner, lobbyists and Powerpoint ... really?

I had an anonymous dinner in downtown DC last night. From my small corner table, I got full view of two dinner pitch meetings unfolding in front of me. One was a four top - two prospects, two pitchers - and the other was a single prospect with a single pitchman.

I like a business dinner to celebrate a milestone - closed sale, contract award, personnel achievements. It's also a nice way to thank an out of town colleague or partner for coming to see you.