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Both jobs involve a wide array of executive communication responsibilities.

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Five prominent opportunities for executive communicators looking to place leaders.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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Writing for Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was like "having to write 3,000 words of Hemingway prose every day while strapped to a roller coaster.”

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Shell speechwriter Philip Fiske de Gouveia gets a free year's membership to the Professional Speechwriters Association.
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John Kasich's rambling, 45-minute presidential announcement reminds columnist, "There's a reason speechwriters exist."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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EMC, American Society of Architects and anonymous Philly firm all hiring.

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"Speeches are still the center of the long and grueling process of elections, and provide responses to events and provocations of the larger world, that get picked up in papers and on TV, and often change these events."

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Study finds that audiences respond more favorably to a proposal read aloud than to one in print.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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UN Women and an education firm each seek leadership communication help.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Ghostwriting private memoirs means "as much to me as seeing my name on the best-seller list," veteran scribe says. Why?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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In search of speechwriting solitude, I wrote in the rooms where the speech would be delivered. I found much more than quiet.

Jim Reische

Vice President, Communications, Grinnell College
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“In the movies, there’s a natural line between actor and character. In politics, that line is missing, and the power of simplistic phrases is magnified."
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That's what a character in a new book on speechwriting wants from his speechwriter.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Late speechwriter Bill Gavin said your strength lies in your individuality, yet you need the advice of people "whose literary skills are, to put it in the mildest terms, questionable."

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Job opportunities from Princeton University to the University of Pittsburgh, from the American Psychiatric Association to KPMG.

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"Virtually all writing is plagiarism anyway, whether the writer knows it or not."
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"A speech is a chance to provide listeners with a real window on the speaker as an individual.”

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Lots of events taking place, lots of conference planners scanning for speakers.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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Transitioning from journalism to speechwriting, he had to learn that "unlike a newspaper story, a speech only has to give one side of the story, and make just one argument,”

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Pen a pithy message for a PSA coffee cup. The ghost with the mostest gets a free membership to PSA.

Professional Speechwriters Association