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Military speechwriters have traditionally learned on the job, and in a panic. No longer.

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"Scary at first": Why longtime corporate speechwriter Caroline Neuenfeld began blogging under her own byline.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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The latest fad among executives is "oversharing," according to an article in the WSJ. The article is bunk, and so is the notion.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A thoughtful collection of speeches that sets the context for each.

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Speechwriters needed in D.C., Crystal City, Texas and Atlanta.

David Murray

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Is confessing to having a collaborator the new authorial authenticity? Anecdotal evidence suggests that publishers are starting to think so.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A canned speech that can be made to suit any occasion simply by changing a few words.

Hal Gordon

Former speechwriter at Reagan White House and for Gen. Colin Powell
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Longtime George H.W. Bush speechwriter Mary Kate Cary served as an unofficial but credible eulogist in the days after Barbara Bush's passing.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A tech entrepreneur-turned-politician delivered his announcement speech. He bombed. For 85 minutes. What can be learned?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Given 50 years ago today, the notorious speech was rebroadcast this week, by the BBC—controversially.

David Murray

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Speechwriters hate speakers who fiddle with the speech until the last minute. Know who they hate worse? Speakers who don't.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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McDonald's, and an Illinois political candidate both need scribes.

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"Riveting"? "Raw"? "Powerful and personal"? The winners of the 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards aren't your grandfather's speeches.

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Ex-Facebook speechwriter publishes an account of a meeting she had with Mark Zuckerberg seven years ago. That's just not done.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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... and a college application consultant thinks speechwriters can help high school seniors with their college essays.

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A Poet Laureate and two White House speechwriters talk about the connection between speechwriting and poetry.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Contribute speeches, message points, thought leadership.

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