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The frontiersman and politician shamed his fellow members of the House of Representatives with a floor speech, "Not Yours to Give."

Hal Gordon

Former speechwriter at Reagan White House and for Gen. Colin Powell
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The first accused post-Weinstein sexual harasser to give a speech, Sen. Al Franken misses his last best chance—and ours.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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LBJ had letters to his mother ghostwritten every week. Misguided historians analyzed their meaning ....

Professional Speechwriters Association

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McDonald's needs an exec comms manager and Verizon seeks freelance help.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Philip Collins, former speechwriter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has published "When They Go Low, We Go High." Here's a review of the sweeping analysis of history's speeches ...

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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By refusing to stick strictly to matters of rhetoric, were the ex-White House scribes behaving badly in the spotlight—or acting responsibly?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Convened by the Professional Speechwriters Association and hosted at the University of Sydney, Feb. 11-13, 2019

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"A very quirky personality, but will be missed."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Quoted in a Financial Times article on ghostwriting, Gotham Ghostwriters chief Dan Gerstein lays out three basic levels of talent.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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People who communicate for presidents of colleges and universities work in a world you might not recognize.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A "marvelous collection ... lovingly compiled," writes Alan Dershowitz.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"The Numbers Behind the Words" is the first statistically valid study of salaries and freelance fees in speechwriting; gives scribes solid footing.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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"My ego is intact," he said.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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SiteCore, eBay and Kohler are looking for speechwriters of varying experience.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Communicators were were honored to be invited to advise the faculty at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. We left humbled.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A candidate for Congress submits a 15,000-word speech for publication in Vital Speeches; calls the speech a return to "substance."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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YouTube, CUNY Graduate Center and Gartner need speechwriting types.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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"When They Go Low, We Go High: Speeches that Shape the World—and Why."

Professional Speechwriters Association

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"An ideal opportunity for an experienced speechwriter with a strong entrepreneurial bent," says GG president Dan Gerstein.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Speechwriters may experience the event live—or later—via the World Conference Webcast.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Veteran speechwriter Jeff Porro became a novice standup comic—and eventually, a better speechwriter. (You can, too.)

Jeff Porro

Speechwriter
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Needs someone who can coach leaders "while also being to knuckle down" on tight deadlines.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Rhetorical Recap: In stand-up comedy "speeches," Stephen Colbert pardoned Sean Spicer and Jimmy Kimmel convicted Bill Cassidy.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Tim Cook's language is so close to Steve Jobs' that an artificial intelligence program is sure the men share a speechwriter.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day