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A baseball manager eschewed a pep talk in favor of what he called a "fact talk." And it worked!

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Can a big-city mayor make a difference with rhetoric? The late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington had a speechwriter who tried.

Neil Hrab

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Prudential Financial, Independence Blue Cross, Sprint and Google are all seeking scribes.

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A believer in rhetorical authenticity, this Chicago panhandler acknowledges his vulnerability.

David Murray

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You'd be part of a small team that creates communications and events for YouTube execs.

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Actor Patrick Stewart is an old white male. And he's determined to use his power for good.

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Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems, University of Arizona and Ricoh are all hiring.

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For speechwriters, every industry has downsides. From what type of professional merde do you insist on being spared?

David Murray

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Notes from last week's 10th UK Speechwriters' Guild/European Speechwriter Network Conference.

Hal Gordon

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Professional Speechwriters Association chief urges PR pros to give speechwriters wide berth and a little love.

David Murray

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UCLA, The World Bank, Planned Parenthood and the National Science Foundation among orgs seeking scribes

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Writer (and Vital Speeches editor) David Murray was raised by ad people. What pointed you toward this strange line of work?

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Former President Carter speechwriter Achsah Nesmith remembers fighting "battles with people who seemed to have tin ears and thought every speech should include 200 or so ‘concrete steps.’"

Neil Hrab

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Why do people always seem to get excited when you tell them you're a writer? Maybe, because writing IS exciting!

David Murray

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MassMutual Financial, Baxter and Consumer Reports are all hiring speechwriters.

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The late Israeli speechwriter Yehuda Avner got a lesson early in his career that he spent "a life time digesting."

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In "Prose for Prose," Mike Long offers conversational writing tips for veteran scribes.
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As mayor of a "literary city," New York's deBlasio needs "at least one aspiring novelist with an unconventional background."

David Murray

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School needs someone who can capture president's "personality, vision and passion."

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