Stories Make Great Speeches

According to Deena Metzger (1992), six ideas can help us with the creative process of composing a great speech. From what I have learned anecdotally, about half of the great speakers write their speeches out.  The other “half” compose in other ways with index cards, notes (mental or written), or with mental formulation reinforced with... Continue Reading →

Speechwriting Tips and Techniques: Seven Secrets

We have probably all heard the oft-repeated quote that according to “surveys” public speaking is “the number one fear” (rated higher even than death). I have searched repeatedly and have never been able to find empirical evidence of these “surveys.” If you have located concrete evidence of this claim, please post a blog comment. In... Continue Reading →

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