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Why has robust debate died in professional communication circles? Did we stop caring, or did we stop daring?

David Murray

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She seeks volunteers.

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After the Business Roundtable's rethink and several CEO sackings—this is the biggest opening for exec comms philosophers in a generation.

David Murray

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To handle speeches and other materials for the university president.

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A speechwriter points out that the speech isn't "rhetorically interesting." I think he means it isn't "linguistically interesting."

David Murray

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This month, speechwriting guru Eric Schnure and PSA chief David Murray went to Botswana to teach modern oratory. Here's what they learned about modern Africans—and themselves.

David Murray

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“I was unable to own my Judaism, but unable to disown it either. So, I mainly ignored it." But not forever.

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CEOs signed a statement greatly expanding the purpose of corporations. What does it really mean? Speechwriters will help to decide.

David Murray

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Guy Snodgrass wrote a book about his time as speechwriter for Defense Secretary James Mattis; the Pentagon is slowing its release.

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Home Depot, McKesson, Booz Allen, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Association of American Medical Colleges are all hiring.

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The Political Speechwriter's Companion, now out in a greatly expanded and updated second edition, belongs at every scribe's side.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A simple evaluation tool helps you score speeches based on key criteria.

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Coaches' motivational speeches do matter, suggests a new study. Nonsense, retorts Vital Speeches editor David Murray.

David Murray

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Washington Post's theater reviewer evaluates stage presence of major Democratic presidential candidates—and speechwriters are the richer for it.

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One-year gig involves supporting SVP and president of a major Minneapolis-based retailer.

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Mass Mutual, Lockheed Martin, DCG Communications seek scribes.

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What does this shift actually mean? CEO speechwriter, you tell us!

David Murray

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Not a fan of White House speechwriter Stephen Miller? Hold your nose and open your mind—you can learn from him.

David Murray

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Vital Speeches publisher and PSA executive director David Murray was interviewed about on ethics. Did he say the right thing?

David Murray

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Nissan, University of Michigan, University of Colorado are all hiring.

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Ted Sorensen's Westchester estate was called "Serendipity," and speechwriters probably know why.

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Needs a hand with "brief remarks and long-form speeches (on topics high and low)."

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Speechwriter comes out at work—for the second time in her career. "I knew I had to do it," says Kathleen Wyatt.

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Timed for the 2020 election, an attempt to share all the wisdom I’ve gathered in three decades surrounded by professional communicators.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day