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An expanded collection of Kurt Vonnegut's commencement speeches shows you how to be whimsical, meaningful and true.

David Murray

Editor & Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
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Review of "Transatlantic Rhetoric—Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes"

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A partial rundown.

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"It is nearly impossible to say the wrong thing when you’re doing the right thing."

Lucinda Trew

Speechwriter
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A letter to all employees, from every CEO.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Ask your leaders, ask yourself: A midnight essay by the publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day.

David Murray

Editor & Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"You can't talk about vulnerability without a willingness to be vulnerable yourself. And this speech required so much of it, from both of us."

Justine Adelizzi

Senior Manager, Executive Communications & Speechwriting, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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A couple dozen celebrities to offer virtual valedictory advice via podcast.

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Obama Endorses Biden: A Video Speech, April 14, 2020

Michael Cornfield

Associate Professor of Political Management, George Washington University
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In her new book Leading Lines, Lucinda Holdforth teaches the speechwriter to ask first: What is the real job of this speech?

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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You'd serve as the principal English-language writer for the Ambassador and other Embassy officials.

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Gotham Ghostwriters builds platform to help speechwriters and ghostwriters to help one another through the economic crisis.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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More virtual conferences mean major changes in the nature of speeches—and the speechwriters who are hired to write them.

David Murray

Editor & Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A review of "FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt."

Neil Hrab

Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
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A webinar on helping leaders communicate through video, a daily coronavirus report for exec comms pros, and a "Hard Times Happy Hour" for freelance speechwriters.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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If and when the coronavirus crisis culminates in a catastrophic moment for your nation or organization, make sure you're ready.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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An open letter to American CEOs: As Americans look to you for reassurance and guidance, will you accept the responsibility?

David Murray

Editor & Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
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High repartee is one of the most difficult types of speech there is—both to write and to pull off in front of a live audience.

Hal Gordon

Former speechwriter at Reagan White House and for Gen. Colin Powell
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Issue One of a daily email newsletter from the Executive Communication Council and the Professional Speechwriters Association.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Remember post-9/11? Google Cloud's Laura Hunter does.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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Free webinar advises executive communication pros on how to help leaders navigate the crisis sanely and sustainably.

Professional Speechwriters Association

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A hundred years ago, H.L. Mencken said that speeches were emotionally satisfying but not intellectually edifying. Still true today?

David Murray

Editor & Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
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"Responsible for effectively articulating the vision of the dean."

Professional Speechwriters Association