Speechwriting: Corporate, Weddings, Retirement

4/19/17

Why You Need to Collaborate With Your Speechwriter

New on LinkedIn:
Why You Need to Collaborate With Your Speechwriter

A speaker giving a commencement address at a southwestern university called me last night to apologize. Essentially, he said, "I thought I was getting this monkey off my back [the writing of the speech]. As I'm going through your draft, I see that it is a collaboration. It is inspiring ideas and reactions. I'm working hard on a certain part as a result. This is going to be good. That's as it should be."

3/8/17

President Trump's Speech to the Joint Session of Congress: A Speechwriter's Analysis

I'm remiss is maintaining this blog, but also, in particular, in linking a recent article I wrote for LinkedIn. It is a brief analysis of President Trump's recent speech to Congress.

President Trump's Speech to the Joint Session of Congress: A Speechwriter's Analysis

The response has been strong albeit occasionally inappropriate. I'm a speechwriter and so a non-partisan look at a presidential speech is of professional interest to me. As you read the comments you will see some comments are not, in fact, professional. Some lean on racism, hatred toward the President, or are merely nonsensical.

Messages directly to me accuse me of bias. What's odd is both sides (pro/anti-Trump) think I am biased against their view. That's the result of people genuinely uncomfortable with their view or those who support their view from critical inquiry.

Some people had opinions based entirely on quotes they heard on their favorite talk radio show without actually reading or watching the speech. Yeah, I know -- intellectually irresponsible. Not to worry. I include links to both in my article.

I wrote what I wrote. Take a look and decide for yourself.