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Studs Terkel and Mike Royko would agree that human resources people should not be allowed to write ads to attract writers.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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If conferences don't make you a little nervous, you ARE alone. At the PSA World Conference, you should feel right at home, right away.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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With no apparent compunction, Senator Chuck Schumer has been delivering the same hoary commencement speech—since at least 2005.

David Murray

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President Carter's "downer" speeches left him defenseless against Ronald Reagan's optimism.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Speechwriting guru Simon Lancaster shows how speakers can use rhetoric to inject people with dopamine, oxytocin or cortisol—"depending on how you want your audience to feel."

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Disney needs an executive speechwriter; Intuitive Surgical needs a director of external exec comms.

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Former White House speechwriter Stephen Krupin wrote a speculative congratulatory speech for a provisional president to deliver ...

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Scribe to write for president, supervise another staff writer.

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At the 50th annual Rhetoric Society of America conference earlier this month, animals were welcome and extraterrestrials are not alienated.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Rabbi tells speechwriters: Most of a speaker's effort should be devoted to connecting with the audience.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"Craft memorable addresses that effectively communicate the vision, future, and value of PBS’s premiere public affairs series."

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A dead preacher challenges the pieties of living speechwriters in the PSA's latest white paper, "A Provocation from the Pulpit."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A review of "RFK: His Words for Our Times"

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"Excellent writing skills, strong sense of humor" are among requirements.

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"Ghostwritten books are often expected to be bland gruel. A new book by James Clapper with Trey Brown isn't bland. It's not even ghostwritten."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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In promoting their new book, Mark Salter becomes emotional as he recites words he and McCain wrote.

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Richard Goodwin belonged to a generation of speechwriters who didn't settle for being mere wordsmiths. They wanted, as Goodwin put it, to "move men to action and alliance."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Analysis of Tillerson's commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington VA, May 16, 2018

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Military speechwriters have traditionally learned on the job, and in a panic. No longer.

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