Recommended resources for speechwriters and executive communicators
Max Atkinson’s Blog
This U.K.-based communication researcher posts video clips from speeches and offers pungent and instructive analysis.
Memo to C-Level Speakers
The Art of Strategic Messaging in C-Level Speeches and Presentations, by Pete Ryckman.
Former Republican and Democratic presidential speechwriters come together “to analyze and comment on major speeches, messaging strategy, and the business of communications.”
Freelance ghost Ian Griffin’s speechwriterly view of the world.
Public Speaking Advice and Commentary
Innovative rhetoric techniques from a veteran political speechwriter.
The Speechwriter’s Slant
Super-erudite speechwriter Hal Gordon offers historical and literary grist for the contemporary and corporate mill.
Veteran corporate speechwriter Fletcher Dean gives his instructive take on the news of the day.
Tough Talk for Hard Times
Jeff Porro is a speechwriter for Fortune 250 CEOs, diplomats, and other government leaders, as well as executives of some of the nation's leading trade and professional associations.
All the Top Speaking News
An online clearinghouse of dozens of blogs on public speaking, speechwriting and leadership communication.
Figures of Speech Served Fresh
Rhetorician Jay Heinrichs “rips the innards out of things people say and reveals the rhetorical tricks and pratfalls.”
ReputationXchange.com is a blog written by Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick's Chief Reputation Strategist.
TED: Ideas worth spreading
A collection of videos talks from the exclusive annual TED conference: “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.”
The Six-Figure Freelancer Blog
Freelance writer Paul Lima offers good advice for others who would walk on the wild side.
Washington Speechwriters Roundtable
The Washington Speechwriters’s Roundtable is a casual alliance of speechwriters in the Washington, D.C. area who are interested in professional camaraderie, sharpening skills, sharing resources, and exchanging war stories.
UK Speechwriters' Guild
Training and networking for speechwriters in the United Kingdom
Presentation design guru Garr Reynolds writes about how to create tasteful visuals and deliver authentic messages.
The Eloquent Woman
Washington-based communication consultant Denise Graveline shares “inspiration, ideas and information to help women with public speaking techniques, eloquence and confidence.”
The Pincus Group
Media training, presentation training, public speaking and crisis communication training.
TJ Walker’s Secret
New York-based speaking coach TJ Walker covers every aspect, every angle of presentations, from invitation to content-creation to rehearsal to delivery.
Speaking and presentation coach Tom Mucciolo offers his wisdom in bite-sized chunks on his blog.
A searchable, public-domain collection of great American speeches—text, audio and video.
Online search engine listing conferences around the world, updated on a daily basis. Another great tool to see what other speechwriters are doing on a global level.
The University of Michigan Library: Documents Center
Online search engine listing think-tanks around the world. Great resource to see international speeches on public policy and a wide range of subjects.
November 9, 2010
COMMENTARY: Insights from Leadership Communication Days (Part Two)
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a speechwriter, curiosity must be cultivated. (1 min.)