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Why Now Is a Great Time to Be a Corporate Speechwriter

Posted: October 9, 2019 | By:

This article was written by David Murray, editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day.


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What I'm about to say is probably naive in some ways and impractical in others and may come across as a bit overwrought in general—but I'm not going hold back from telling everyone who helps...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan Michael Smith

Posted: September 9, 2019 | By:

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Jordan Michael Smith is a former speechwriter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer. He is the author of a bestselling Kindle Single about President Jimmy Carter called Humanity. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other...

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3 Key Storytelling Strategies to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Posted: September 5, 2019 | By:

Whether you're writing a speech or presentation yourself or working with a professional speechwriter, it's important to craft a strong hook and identify key messaging that will resonate with your audience. At the recent Writer's Digest Annual Conference, author Steven James — known for his highly engaging and entertaining talks on the craft of writing fiction, along with novels and nonfiction books — turned the lens on his strategies for commanding a room during public...

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Stephen Miller: Can Speechwriters Learn from Him?

Posted: August 26, 2019 | By:

This article by David Murray, editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, originally appeared on his website here. It has been reposted with the author's permission.


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10 of the Greatest U.S. Presidential Speeches of All Time

Posted: July 3, 2019 | By:

Aristotle’s Rhetoric has defined what empowers a speaker and their audience, rating persuasion based on its appeals toward emotion, logic, and credibility. Speeches aim to inspire or convince. Key speeches by U.S. presidents are carefully constructed—usually by professional ghostwriters—to call Americans to action in vital historic moments. The following addresses are some of the greatest presidential speeches of all time because they...

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