For Companies

CIP Empowerment Tools

We want to make every energy company a “thought-leading company”–one that wins the hearts and minds of its vital internal and external stakeholders. To do this we offer not a grab-bag of products and services but an integrated set of capability-building tools for four distinct stages of your development.

The Four Stages of Empowerment

Stage 1: Learn the value of what your industry does.

Stage 2: Learn how to win hearts and minds.

Stage 3: Upgrade your strategy and messaging.

Stage 4: Refine and reinforce.

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Book: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

This award-winning book gives employees and leadership a big-picture, pro-human framework for thinking about their industry as well as hundreds of crucial facts about energy and environmental issues.

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Speech: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

This speech introduces employees to something that most of them have never heard: the idea that what they do is moral. Combined with the book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels this speech will create months of excitement and learning among a company’s employees.

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Course: How to Talk to Anyone About Energy

This two-hour online course teaches employees and leadership how to turn any discussion about energy and environmental issues into a constructive conversation. The course features supplemental materials and unlimited access. 

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Speech: How to Win Hearts and Minds

This speech, designed for senior management, discusses why companies have so much difficulty winning the hearts and minds of their stakeholders, including employees—and how reframing the conversation is the fundamental solution.

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Workshop: How to Talk to Anyone About Energy

This workshop builds on the revolutionary strategies of the “How to Talk to Anyone About Energy Course” and gives teams custom guidance on dealing with their most important audiences and challenges. Limit: 20 participants.

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Stakeholder Strategy Session

This day-long session is for organizations that are undertaking a new, significant communication project and want to maximize their chances of success. Using a framework called “The 10 Ms” Alex Epstein takes project leaders through the following 10 questions.

  1. Mission: What exactly are we trying to accomplish?
  2. Metrics: How will we measure success?
  3. Monkey wrenches: What obstacles will we have to overcome?
  4. Markets: What markets or audiences are we trying to persuade?
  5. Messages: What messages will persuade them?
  6. Methods: What methods of explanation will persuade them?
  7. Messengers: Which messengers will be most persuasive to them?
  8. Materials: What form-factors will be most effective?
  9. Media: What media will the messengers deliver the message through?
  10. Money: What is your budget, and why?

After the session we combine your answers with our own research and tested strategies in a fully-customized strategy report.

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Ongoing Consulting

Teams that work with us on messaging and strategy often want ongoing guidance and feedback, including custom messaging for new situations.

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Master Messaging

This custom messaging is designed to win the hearts and minds of the audiences you care about most. We only do Master Message Creation after a Stakeholder Strategy Session because without strategic clarity it is impossible to know the right audiences, the right messengers, and the right messages.

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