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Departing director Crystal Garrick is hiring her replacement—and seeking freelance work.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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On the clichés, Pollyanna-isms, platitudes, bromides, and cotton-headed nonsense masquerading as insight in the idea-starved, creativity-deprived world of graduation talks.

Michael Long

Speechwriter, Playwright, Writing Teacher
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"Who knows? Maybe this completely different direct deal-based style of doing things can make a positive difference in this divided, failing Middle East region."

Charles Crawford

Author, Speechwriting for Leaders
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After years of frustration—possibly, an explanation.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Lane made seven figures for helping Welch "talk G.E. into becoming the world's greatest company."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Organizations seek speechwriters in the Czech Republic, Australia and Pennsylvania.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A speechwriter's-eye review of "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign."

Glynn Young

CEO, Glynn Young Communications
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A happy speechwriter praises his boss.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Speaker defends speaking fees because they "support an industry that helps many of us keeps roofs over our kid’s heads."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's formula: Play it cool, and press charges.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Study finds that 23% of employees don't know the chief executive's name, and 32% would struggle to pick him or her out of a lineup.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Australian speechwriter Michael Gurr died. His speechwriting colleague remembered him, with a poem.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Hilton, and the mayor of Berkeley, Calif. both seek scribes.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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The question isn't why are speakers accepting big speaking fees; it's why are event planners offering them. (Not for good reasons.)

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"After years of writing in someone else's voice," says longtime Clinton scribe Lissa Muscatine, "I just felt absolutely compelled to write this book."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Job involves writing, editing and mentoring other speechwriters.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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From David Rockefeller's longtime "speech drafter" Fraser Seitel, a cautionary tale about distributing advance speech copies.

Fraser P. Seitel

Author, The Practice of Public Relations
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Searching for speechwriting lessons even on vacation, Vital Speeches editor David Murray shares what he picked up, poolside.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day