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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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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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For proactive executive communicators, a rundown of events, agendas and planning cycles.

Terry Catchpole

Executive Chairman of the executive visibility strategy consultancy of the same name. Visit catchpole.com
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Whenever you're trying to communicate about the economy, you're talking to the terrified, about the terrifying.

David Murray

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Recently my writing passed my own personal blind taste test!

David Murray

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New dates better accommodate the schedules of communicators in higher ed.

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Job requires "driving and articulating" Comptroller's message.

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In service of Eshkol, Meir, Rabin and Begin, Avner gave "voice to our cause and our people."

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Was Ted Cruz's no-notes, no-lectern presidential announcement speech inspired by the popularity of TED Talks?

David Murray

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Believed facts—not "clever wording"— "must be the principal concern of speechwriters."

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All over the world, organizations seek speechwriters. Maybe one is looking for you.

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The best (and happiest) speechwriters have a combination of ego and humility that I can only wonder at.

David Murray

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