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Why do speakers avoid their speechwriters? Because they associate you with teachers who made them say things they didn't believe.

David Murray

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Executive expletives in earnings calls have more than doubled since 2011, despite a bull market.
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Google Cloud and the Gates Foundation need help with leadership communications.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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As President Trump and his speechwriters prepare for the State of the Union Address, what advice would you offer them—if any?

David Murray

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Download this free whitepaper from the PSA just in time to embrace your next commencement speech. And the one after that, and the one after that ...

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(That's because he orders speeches as if they were room service hamburgers.)

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A former presidential speechwriter breaks down this rhetorical "master class."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Analysis of Oprah Winfrey Acceptance Speech, The Golden Globes Awards, Beverly Hills CA, January 7, 2018.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Join the PSA, enter the Cicero Awards, plan your professional development and save the date for the 2018 PSA World Conference.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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In the century since they've been acknowledged in any numbers, speechwriters have become more specialized. Perhaps they should now become less so.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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2018 PSA World Conference to take place at Georgetown University.

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Scribe will serve "highly engaged and engaging" Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General.

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Vital Speeches editor and publisher David Murray's writer parents live on through the ghostwriters who surround him.

David Murray

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Joan Didion documentary reveals the chilly part of every real writer's heart.

David Murray

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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 ....

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

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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

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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