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Speech writing tips, industry commentary, and looks at the current world of public speaking.

Narcissism Serves No One

Narcissism Serves No One

Your speech should challenge and build others forward and better. It isn't for you to brag about your accomplishments, to sell your book, or to push your consulting services. Let your authority be your authority, not your persona. The title of your speech isn't,...

Famous People: Working with Leaders

Famous People: Working with Leaders

People ask me what's it like writing for famous and influential people. Let me tell you about a project I just finished. Recently, my client got married. He wanted to say thank you to some key people and to say, in romantic and literary terms, how much he loves his...

Name Drop

Name Drop

At American Speechwriter, we don't name drop. We want to. We really, really want to. Our policy, though, is to keep our client list secret. We'll tell you which companies hired us (unless they asked us not to), but we won't mention names. If we do, either it is...

Not Landed Gentry

Not Landed Gentry

An entrepreneur is never "landed gentry." We work hard for a living, work hard to give back, and when we rest, do so with the satisfaction that we did our best. Whether you established your own company, freelance, or are an employee, you can have the attitude of an...

Interviewing Skills

Interviewing Skills

Interviewing skills aren't mysterious. You know the job description, but there are key soft skills as well. I've interviewed a lot of leaders and potential leaders through the years. Of course, they have the management and technical skills required to do their job....

Lapel vs Handheld Microphone

Lapel vs Handheld Microphone

There's a debate. Or, there should be. Lapel vs Handheld Microphone. Know why you are using one over the other. And, if you don't have an option, learn to use the one you have to your benefit. A hand-held mic can be an incredible prop (imagine Roger Daltrey, Robert...

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When you hire me, you are hiring a person, not an assistant or an agency. You receive personal service throughout your project.

I work with both new and experienced speakers, and understand the needs of various contexts and goals.

Whether you need coaching or a speech or script, I can help. I am based in Atlanta, but work globally.

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