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President Johnson worked two shifts in every 24-hour period, which allowed him to make 424 speeches in 1964 alone.

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When his pages scattered everywhere, President Reagan scooped them up and gave the speech in random order. No one noticed.

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"Speeches ... in the long run are more important than the policies," says President Obama speechwriter-turned-policy guy Ben Rhodes.

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University needs a director of presidential correspondence, union needs a well-rounded speechwriter.

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A boss who requires elaborate justification for sending you to an annual conference of your peers is being purposely obtuse.

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Three star speechwriters tell how they broke into speechwriting, how they made it to the top—and what the job means to them.

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Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation needs someone to build thought leadership platforms.

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A landmark study finally discovers what CEOs do all day, and how they manage their calendar. Here are the implications for speechwriters who want to get on it.

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Rockefeller Foundation needs a speechwriter to handle a wide array of writing tasks.

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White House speechwriters make the case that they were. I'm not so sure.

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Concert musician, speechwriter and speaking coach Mette Højen brings all her backgrounds to bear in her new book, "Business Rhetoric."

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I wrote 500 wedding speeches. I learned five things. Over and over and over again.

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One speechwriter became a cover-credited book collaborator; another parlayed his job into a chief marketing officer post.

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To write speeches on railroad safety, infrastructure, innovation.

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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.

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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.

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

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

David Murray

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