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David Murray

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We all know Jackie Kennedy became an editor later in life—but I learned she was an editor early in life, too.

Howie Beigelman

Professional Speechwriter
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Executive communication pro will work for EVP of Microsoft Business Solutions Division

David Murray

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Winning politician refuses to make nice with opponent who smeared him.

David Murray

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Based in Houston, scribe will help "in positioning Shell as a thought leader in the America's region."

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"We are so made [that] we love to be pleased, [more] than to be informed; [new] information [shared through a speech] is, in a certain degree, mortifying, as it implies our previous ignorance, [so] it must be sweetened to be palatable."

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Ideally, kid, you've got to be someone prominent, say something important and say something well. But usually, one out of three is good enough.

David Murray

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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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Microsoft VP's laughable layoff memo became an Internet sensation because usually, an executive communication pro prevents such barbarism.

David Murray

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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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