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Black (Rhetorical) History Month: A speechwriter's view of Booker T. Washington's controversial "Atlanta Compromise" speech.

Hal Gordon

Former speechwriter at Reagan White House and for Gen. Colin Powell
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Alan M. Dershowitz for the Defense Senate Impeachment Trial, January 27, 2020

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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In a climate of maximum anxiety and minimum science, some speaking coaches run veritable traveling medicine shows.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Congressman Adam Schiff, Closing Argument, Senate Impeachment Trial January 23, 2020.

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Craft speeches, presos, talking points and letters for officers of the Chicago-based group.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Don't undermine yourself or undercut your colleagues by working for cheap or for free, unless it's for a very good reason.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Two scribes sought.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A speechwriter told me she'll write for a Republican or a Democrat, and it took me back to a kinder, gentler time.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Senator Kristen Gillibrand seeks a scribe, and Levi Strauss looks for an exec comms director

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A short story that only a speechwriter could appreciate.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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It's understandable that some people can get wrapped up in awards-show melodramas. But not professional communicators, right?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Cox Enterprises, the American Council of Life Insurers, Booz Allen, Brown University, Disneyland Paris and Paladin are all hiring.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Some preachers go on too long.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Heisman Trophy winner uses acceptance speech to focus attention on southeast Ohio kids who "go home to not a lot of food on the table."

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A speechwriter must care: for your client, for your colleagues, for your organization, for your industry, for your craft or for your cause.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Ted Sorensen never stopped sharpening his tools.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A lively, useful book "focused on a difficult aspect of executive communications with which every speechwriter wrestles."

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"Someone with the proven ability to capture an executive's voice."

Professional Speechwriters Association