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Searching for speechwriting lessons even on vacation, Vital Speeches editor David Murray shares what he picked up, poolside.

David Murray

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In the interest of sounding bolder and blunter, will speechwriters soon be swearing in their scripts?

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Part of a broader move to promote Hindi over Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and other languages.

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Social scientists say yes.

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Job ideal for "those who want to feel a sense of purpose in their work and who can flourish in a demanding and dynamic environment."

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Professional speechwriters want what’s best for their speakers—and what’s best for the audience, too. Behold the Grand Award winner of the 2017 Cicero Speechwriting Awards.

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Former Obama speechwriters appeared on "The Late Show," with Stephen Colbert. Exciting! But advisable?

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Urgently, CEOs and exec comms pros gather in Montreal to add power and purpose to corporate leadership communication.

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He's "usually a young man who has little work experience but is good-looking, cocky, and slightly amoral."

David Murray

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In a profile, The Atlantic calls National Security Council comms chief Michael Anton "a thoroughly educated dandy."

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"Immerse yourself in the company's rich heritage and strategy, while adapting your skills to the unique Saudi Aramco environment."

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He drew on his background in poetry to forge a 35-year career as DuPont's speechwriter and company historian.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Shouldn't SOMEONE be paid to explore the mind and heart of the organization? A new job description, for the right speechwriter.

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"You have to remember to externalize what is essentially inward—to give the monologue life, variety, color, nuance."

David Murray

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Legendary speechwriting headhunter Jean Cardwell remembers when speechwriters were "sitting in a room with an IBM typewriter."

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Star speechwriter to the Director of National Intelligence seeks new role.

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UPS is replacing a retiring speechwriter in an innovative exec comms shop; Pew needs help for a CEO who is "lovely to work for."

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