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Speaker promises not to be brief
Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
Apr 3, 2013
Speechwriters ID UK's best business communicator
Feb 10, 2010
How could Oscar speeches possibly be as dull as they are?
Will acceptance speeches be improved by a new practice of running the actors' "thank you" as a ticker? Let's hope!
Rune Kier Nielsen
Feb 26, 2016
What exactly went wrong with the Oscars disaster—and how a thoughtful public speaking pro would have avoided it.
Author, Speechwriting for Leaders
Feb 27, 2017
"At Least It's Me"
John Steinbeck struggled mightily to write an authentic speech in acceptance of the Nobel Prize; at the last minute, he "got mad" ... and wrote a classic
Nov 5, 2013
What do speechwriters want?
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.
Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
Apr 17, 2017
Not the Usual Suspects
New Challenges For Financial Executives
Chairman, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
274That's a Good Idea
Perseverance, Hard Work And Grabbing Opportunities
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs Research
Rhetorical Recap: Entertainer First, American Second
Analysis of the Third and Final Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 19, 2016
Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
Oct 21, 2016
The Love that Led Us to the Privilegeof Shedding Our Blood for Country and Comrade
"it Is The Blood That Brings Us Here Today"
Stephen T. Banko, III
"It is the blood that brings us here today"
Stephen T. Banko
May 2, 2010
Inspired to become speechwriters by The West Wing ...
... two European government scribes now attempt to use stories to inspire others.
Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier
Government speechwriters in Holland and Denmark respectively
Mar 12, 2014
The Case for an International System of Justice
Why The U.s. Should Be Part Of International Criminal Court
President, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
How to Craft a Winning Speech
Tips From A Professional Speechwriter
Andrew B. Wilson
Talking Business Ethics on Constitution Day
Examining The Choice Between Exploiting Market Failure Or Showing Moral Restraint
Ronald E. Berenbeim
Principal Researcher, The Conference Board
"A Living Stream to Make Him Human Again"
In one of the best Cicero Speechwriting Award winners, a Vietnam veteran speaks of his lifelong search for healing.
Stephen T. Banko III
Veteran, Vietnam War
Nov 6, 2013
Operate Within the Limits of the Law
Institutions Are More Important Than The Individual
on behalf of IFTIKHAR MUHAMMAD CHAUDHRY, Chief Justice, Pakistan
My Brother's Keeper
American Philanthropic Lessons For Europe
Chairman of Rose Associates
Give Me the Effing Ball
"Give me the effing job. ... Give me the promotion. Give me the microphone. Give me the Oval Office."
May 30, 2018
To celebrate International Women's Day, speechwriter Felicity Barber shares five examples of women making waves in public speaking.
Executive Speech Writer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Mar 7, 2018
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