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The Motion Picture Association of America needs a speechwriter, and a lobbying firm has a contract gig.

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“You know, the campaign trail doesn’t really encourage reflection, and it’s important to sit with your thoughts every now and then and that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about.”

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Speechwriting is difficult everywhere. But in China, it's dangerous.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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We hope those words are better than the late AT&T CEO Robert Allen's immortal uttering, "in the end, concern isn't enough."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Vital Speeches seems like a quaint publication, until you understand the still-relevant reason it was founded in the first place.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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It's not the "What is Aleppo?" remark that's doomed the Libertarian candidate's chances. It's his communication style.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Study suggests CEOs have lots of influence on the political leanings of their employees.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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It's not that there are two kinds of people in the world; there are two kinds of people in ourselves.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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During his immigration policy address in Arizona Aug. 31, Donald Trump dismissed the legitimacy of government statistics, and by extension government itself.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Was Donald Trump's ghostwriter right to write his confessional about the making of "The Art of the Deal"? A ghostwriting colleague weighs in.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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The joy of speechwriting: Lessons from a career spent speechwriting from the heart.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Donald Trump's stump speech pivots may pay off on the debate stage, explains George Washington University's Michael Cornfield.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Like most stories about speechwriters, the story about what Melania Trump's scribe got paid does us no favors.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Lessons in drama and rhetoric—from Lincoln, Hitler, Shakespeare and Trump.

Dain Dunston

Speechwriter
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The principal "values creativity, polished language, and ... speeches that connect and work."

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Managing a team of speechwriters—and other lessons from a former United Nations communications chief.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Someone to help with writing, researching and proofing leadership communications.

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Donald Trump's speechwriter Stephen Miller doubles as a rousing warm-up speaker on the stump—a role rare, but not unprecedented.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day