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University needs someone "who can find and tell great stories."
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A quiet month for holding conferences, but a busy month for planning them.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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Became the only Nixon staffer to quit in protest of Watergate; wrote op-ed critical of administration.

David Murray

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"Writing speeches and writing music, for me, feel like similar skills," he says.

David Murray

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A freelance journalist quits writing for CEOs, because she's "tired of making rich, white dudes seem more thoughtful than they are."

David Murray

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Frank M. Robinson wrote "You've Got to Have Hope" speech; Milk thought Robinson could succeed him.

David Murray

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An Ottawa writer does living autopsy on the state of oral rhetoric in his home country.

David Murray

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July is a relatively quiet month for leadership forums, but conference planners are hard at work. Make their lives easier: Offer up your speaker.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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BP exec comms director John Barnes to host in Houston, Oct. 23-24.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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War correspondent John Casserly came to work in the Ford White House, and learned about another kind of fighting.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Hillary Clinton ran her new book manuscript past her old speechwriter Lissa Muscatine, and held her breath.

David Murray

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Young woman speechwriter says "it takes some bravado" to break into the male-dominated field.

David Murray

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When we deify the people we quote, their quotations lose their truth, like the now-hackneyed Maya Angelou line about people never forgetting how you made them feel.

David Murray

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Who said it?

David Murray

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Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson was apparently responsible for giving $15 billion to fight AIDS in Africa.

David Murray

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"Profoundly civlized man" wrote for various Republican officials.

David Murray

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"It is a bad sign for a republic when Oratory is slighted or undervalued," said Epes Sargent, in 1852.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Scribe to handle speeches and other communication and correspondence.

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