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A former President Clinton speechwriter is launching a political career of his own.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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And other free speechwriting advice, from Vital Speeches editor David Murray.

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U.K. Speechwriters Guild founder Brian Jenner has a lectern in his office ... and he brings it with him to speaking gigs.

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Australian of the Year criticized by his speechwriter (a runner-up for Australian of the Year).

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Don't burden yourself—or flatter yourself—by thinking your words will make or break the speaker's "voice."

Michael Long

Speechwriter, Playwright, Writing Teacher
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Nike, Cisco and TD Ameritrade are among companies on the hunt for executive communicators.

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New York Life and City of Hope need executive communication help.

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Grinnell College president says he's "personally indebted" to his speechriter, who's departing for greener pastures.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Artificial intelligence can write speeches. But that doesn't mean it can replace speechwriters.

Andrew Barlow

Founder, Overflow Communications
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Former President Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau remembers when he knew he was helping.

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... Deloitte Global CEO sends God-awful New Year's memo to employees, gets killed on Twitter.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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It's alive! A speechwriting algorithm composes plausible political speeches.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Is Donald Trump delivering speeches? Or is he just delivering soundbites without the speeches attached?

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A six pack of positions available, from New York and D.C. to UCLA.

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... and why you should REALLY attend Mike Long's Strategic Speechwriting: The Method and the Art.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Judging from the January job opportunities, lots of leaders have resolved to hire a speechwriter.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A deep dive into a 1941 issue of Vital Speeches reminds us of the perfectly good reason that our leaders often prefer platitudes.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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All the other qualities of leadership—qualities like courage, character, charisma and any others you care to name—are important to leadership only because they help the leader realize his vision.

Hal Gordon

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Peggy Noonan suggests that presidential candidates might need ghostREADERS, too.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day