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David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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(Of course, it wasn't the writing that took so long ... it was the approvals.)

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Hartford Financial Services, Highmark Health and Amazon are all seeking scribes.

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The late All In the Family writer Bud Yorkin went into writing after hearing "a couple thousand men laugh at a joke that I wrote."

David Murray

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How to avoid the "Sears catalogue" speech—and other hard-earned tips.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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How my wife and I accidentally discovered the secret to painless, quick and successful speechwriting.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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If you want to hit hte PSA's speechwriting week in Washington running, read these four books first..

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Get up to speed on leadership forums taking place, and conference planners seeking speakers in September.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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Donald Trump calls for outlawing of teleprompters "for anybody running for president." It's the oldest gag in the speaker's book.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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The two secrets to writing for a president—or anybody else.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Need someone to "enhance the reputation and stature of the University and its executive leadership team."

Professional Speechwriters Association

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In The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics, Barton Swaim translates a miserable job into a hilarious story.

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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In an exclusive interview with Vital Speeches, tell-all author Barton Swaim reveals how profoundly his speechwriting job hurt him.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Freelance speechwriter lists the six most common types of customers.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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If you're looking for work, these eight organizations are looking for you.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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When Vital Speeches editor David Murray compared heckling to vandalism, a heckler responded in heckling's defense.

David Murray

Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Speechwriters sought in Saudi Arabia, California, Boston and Baltimore.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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"I can't make a bad speech good," says Gamble. "But I can make a good speech better."

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day