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Former White House speechwriter Stephen Krupin wrote a speculative congratulatory speech for a provisional president to deliver ...

David Murray

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Scribe to write for president, supervise another staff writer.

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At the 50th annual Rhetoric Society of America conference earlier this month, animals were welcome and extraterrestrials are not alienated.

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Rabbi tells speechwriters: Most of a speaker's effort should be devoted to connecting with the audience.

David Murray

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"Craft memorable addresses that effectively communicate the vision, future, and value of PBS’s premiere public affairs series."

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A dead preacher challenges the pieties of living speechwriters in the PSA's latest white paper, "A Provocation from the Pulpit."

David Murray

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A review of "RFK: His Words for Our Times"

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"Excellent writing skills, strong sense of humor" are among requirements.

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"Ghostwritten books are often expected to be bland gruel. A new book by James Clapper with Trey Brown isn't bland. It's not even ghostwritten."

David Murray

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In promoting their new book, Mark Salter becomes emotional as he recites words he and McCain wrote.

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Richard Goodwin belonged to a generation of speechwriters who didn't settle for being mere wordsmiths. They wanted, as Goodwin put it, to "move men to action and alliance."

David Murray

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Analysis of Tillerson's commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington VA, May 16, 2018

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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Military speechwriters have traditionally learned on the job, and in a panic. No longer.

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"Scary at first": Why longtime corporate speechwriter Caroline Neuenfeld began blogging under her own byline.

David Murray

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My writer father has been dead almost 10 years. But his words live in on my head, in my writing—and now in my daughter.

David Murray

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The latest fad among executives is "oversharing," according to an article in the WSJ. The article is bunk, and so is the notion.

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A thoughtful collection of speeches that sets the context for each.

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Speechwriters needed in D.C., Crystal City, Texas and Atlanta.

David Murray

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