|My background is fine literature. Some speechwriters have a journalism or public policy education, but I studied poetry and American literature, with graduate work in creative writing and storytelling. Here I learned, as one client describes my approach, "to turn a phrase."
A good speech is more than providing the who, what, when, where, and how. It involves engaging the audience in a way an article cannot accomplish.
When a poetic flourish is required on speeches, presentations and marketing material, I impress my clients. I am not an ordinary speech writer.
Also, I have done significant graduate work in international communications. I know the required approach and language to promote internal branding, change management buy-in, and esprit de corps.
I have written almost every aspect of communications in an international as well as hyperlocal setting, helping connect employees from India to Germany to Spain to the UK to Brazil, and back to the United States. My work is known in at least 20 countries. (read more)
Other media used includes strategically scheduled e-mail, voice mail, intranet copy, speeches, and selective meetings. I have led large scale meetings and communiques. I bring expert knowledge in most required applications (writing, presentation and design).
With over 20 years of influence through writing, my clients have been big and small, known and unknown. A few for whom my speeches have mattered:
An avid reader, I have reviewed hundreds of books for Amazon.com, and have spoken across the country on book reviewing. I authored several popular children's books and have done storytelling throughout Illinois. I believe in the power of words, the power of stories, and the power of oration.