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Football—You Don't Have to Wonder if I'll Miss It
Every drop of sweat, every bleary-eyed night of preparation and every frame of film I watched was about reverence for this game.
Professional Football Player
Mar 9, 2016
Trouble getting consistent work out of freelancers? Use Monroe's Motivated Sequence
Nov 1, 2011
I Wish My Successor in This Chair the Very Best Fortune
We degrade this parliament at our peril.
Speaker of the House of Commons, United Kingdom
Sep 10, 2019
Gobs of jobs
All over the world, organizations seek speechwriters. Maybe one is looking for you.
Vital Speeches of the Day
Mar 19, 2015
A speech to dedicate a speech
On Nov. 11, 2013, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating gave a speech commemorating an unforgettable Remembrance Day speech he gave on Nov. 11, 1993. Got that?
Former Prime Minister, Australia
Nov 13, 2013
Why this kid's speech went viral and yours didn't
May 4, 2011
Vital Speech of the Week
Woman, Spiel Thyself!
Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
Sep 16, 2013
How to Write a Speech
Harness The "visceral Power" Of Oral Communication
Cynthia J. Starks
Executive Speechwriter, Starks Communications
Pregame speeches: Skip just one, for the Gipper
Mar 22, 2011
Rhetorical Recap: The Speech
By failing to adjust his rhetoric to the strategic circumstances of the Inauguration, President Trump bolstered his opposition.
Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
Jan 23, 2017
Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort
"A newspaper ... isn't supposed to be a form of mental comfort food."
Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Feb 26, 2018
Locker room speeches: This is how winning is done
Sep 12, 2012
Four High-Stakes Political Speeches
Oct 1, 2008
Down with the canned keynote, up with the original speech
Jul 18, 2012
For inspiration, peruse the great speeches of yesterday; for instruction, download "These Vital Speeches" today
The annual anthology of the Cicero Speechwriting Award winners showcase exceptional speeches on the subjects you write about every day.
Professional Speechwriters Association
Apr 15, 2019
File this Veteran's Day speech in your Memorial Day Folder
Thomas C. Stewart
Managing Principal for Andrew Thomas and Company
Nov 18, 2009
Book Review: "The Four Speeches Every Leader Has to Know"
A lively, useful book "focused on a difficult aspect of executive communications with which every speechwriter wrestles."
Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
Dec 13, 2019
Speech openings: When to start slowly, when to start fast
Mar 1, 2011
Platitudes, bromides and fear—oh, my! Behold the worst commencement speech of the year
Jul 18, 2011
Sarah Palin's Keynote Speech at the National Tea Party Convention
Feb 9, 2010
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