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All the Top Speaking News

An online clearinghouse of dozens of blogs on public speaking, speechwriting and leadership communication.

AmericanRhetoric.com

A searchable, public-domain collection of great American speeches—text, audio and video.

Figures of Speech Served Fresh

Rhetorician Jay Heinrichs “rips the innards out of things people say and reveals the rhetorical tricks and pratfalls.”

Gotham Ghostwriters Blog

Insights about the business of speechwriting and ghostwriting, from the leading writing firm.

Joan Detz's Blog

The beloved author and speechwriter coach offers seasoned advice on the craft and the business of speechwriting.

New York Speechwriters Roundtable

Speechwriter Dana Rubin convenes regular meetings and sends job notices and other useful information for New York-based speechwriters.

Podium Pundits

Former Republican and Democratic presidential speechwriters come together “to analyze and comment on major speeches, messaging strategy, and the business of communications.”

Presentation Zen

Presentation design guru Garr Reynolds writes about how to create tasteful visuals and deliver authentic messages.

ReputationXchange

ReputationXchange.com is a blog written by Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick's Chief Reputation Strategist.

Speechwriting 2.0

Veteran corporate speechwriter Fletcher Dean gives his instructive take on the news of the day.

TED: Ideas worth spreading

A collection of videos talks from the exclusive annual TED conference: “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.”

The Eloquent Woman

Washington-based communication consultant Denise Graveline shares “inspiration, ideas and information to help women with public speaking techniques, eloquence and confidence.”

Tough Talk for Hard Times

Jeff Porro is a speechwriter for Fortune 250 CEOs, diplomats, and other government leaders, as well as executives of some of the nation's leading trade and professional associations.

Visually Speaking

Speaking and presentation coach Tom Mucciolo offers his wisdom in bite-sized chunks on his blog.

Washington Speechwriters Roundtable

The Washington Speechwriters’s Roundtable is a casual alliance of speechwriters in the Washington, D.C. area who are interested in professional camaraderie, sharpening skills, sharing resources, and exchanging war stories.

Writing Boots

The personal blog of Vital Speeches editor David Murray, on "freelance journalism, business communication and other ways to earn a happy living on cheap talk."