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TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts about maintaining your independence. I'm John Harrington. Now when I say maintaining in your independence I'm not talking about having working an employee or working for one particular corporation I'm really talking about not getting into discussions with your clients that could end up causing you to not work for them again because they don't like your political leanings. Now we're based here in Washington, DC and you know there's democrats, republicans and then there's a few independents. I strongly encourage you, at least when you're dealing with political issues, to not be discussing the hot-button topic items of the day at least not in a situation where you're taking a position because it really could be contrary to your clients. We work with democrat clients, republican clients, and yes occasionally independents, but really stay away from having those conversations with clients unless you really know them well and you have a relationship with them outside of your work environment. It just really doesn't bode well for you to have those types of conversations for long-term success in this field.
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