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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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"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."

David Murray

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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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Speechwriting isn't rocket science. But then, rocket science isn't speechwriting. Advice to a fella who wants to break into our biz.

David Murray

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A speechwriter-wanted ad unwittingly describes the speechwriting job as impossible. Impossible to anyone but speechwriters, that is.

David Murray

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After President Trump declared he won't go, a longtime Obama joke writer acknowledges the annual roast is "gross"—and then defended its utility.

David Murray

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Even snarky speechwriters praised the speech in the post-mortem.

David Murray

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Disney, LPL Financial and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are looking for speechwriters.

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Art of the Deal author Tony Schwartz, Michelle Obama speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz headline an extraordinary conference.

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What exactly went wrong with the Oscars disaster—and how a thoughtful public speaking pro would have avoided it.

Charles Crawford

Author, Speechwriting for Leaders
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A new university president discovers people look to her for more than administration.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A review of the upcoming Smithsonian Channel documentary on one fine speechwriting client: President Obama.

David Murray

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A newly former U.S. Surgeon General speechwriter is based in D.C. but willing to relocate.

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President Kennedy said "no president should fear public scrutiny of his program." Nixon VP Agnew called the press "nattering nabobs of negativism."

David Murray

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A veteran scribe recalls a simpler, quieter workday.

David Murray

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University of Massachusetts Lowell needs someone to handle exec comms "up to 18.5 hours per week."

Professional Speechwriters Association