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A happy speechwriter praises his boss.

David Murray

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Speaker defends speaking fees because they "support an industry that helps many of us keeps roofs over our kid’s heads."

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's formula: Play it cool, and press charges.

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Study finds that 23% of employees don't know the chief executive's name, and 32% would struggle to pick him or her out of a lineup.

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Australian speechwriter Michael Gurr died. His speechwriting colleague remembered him, with a poem.

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Hilton, and the mayor of Berkeley, Calif. both seek scribes.

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The question isn't why are speakers accepting big speaking fees; it's why are event planners offering them. (Not for good reasons.)

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"After years of writing in someone else's voice," says longtime Clinton scribe Lissa Muscatine, "I just felt absolutely compelled to write this book."

David Murray

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Job involves writing, editing and mentoring other speechwriters.

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From David Rockefeller's longtime "speech drafter" Fraser Seitel, a cautionary tale about distributing advance speech copies.

Fraser P. Seitel

Author, The Practice of Public Relations
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Searching for speechwriting lessons even on vacation, Vital Speeches editor David Murray shares what he picked up, poolside.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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In the interest of sounding bolder and blunter, will speechwriters soon be swearing in their scripts?

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Part of a broader move to promote Hindi over Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and other languages.

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Social scientists say yes.

David Murray

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Job ideal for "those who want to feel a sense of purpose in their work and who can flourish in a demanding and dynamic environment."

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Professional speechwriters want what’s best for their speakers—and what’s best for the audience, too. Behold the Grand Award winner of the 2017 Cicero Speechwriting Awards.

David Murray

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Former Obama speechwriters appeared on "The Late Show," with Stephen Colbert. Exciting! But advisable?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Urgently, CEOs and exec comms pros gather in Montreal to add power and purpose to corporate leadership communication.

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He's "usually a young man who has little work experience but is good-looking, cocky, and slightly amoral."

David Murray

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In a profile, The Atlantic calls National Security Council comms chief Michael Anton "a thoroughly educated dandy."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day