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The 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards – A conversation with David Murray

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:54:36 +0000

More than 2,000 years ago, Cicero called rhetoric a “great art.” Since then, staggering advances in mass communication haven’t diminished the transformative power of a great speech. And the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make it great. Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the prestigious monthly collection of speeches, […]


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Podcast: Shel Holtz on Social Media and Speechwriting

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:44:46 +0000

On Wednesday October 4th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Shel Holtz. We discussed the ways in which social and digital media — which have given rise to content marketing — offer a host of options to speechwriters to draw attention to the speech before, during, and after its delivery. Shel […]


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A Conversation with Tim Pollard on Fail-Proofing Your Communication

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:06:51 +0000

On Thursday May 18 members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable were in conversation with Tim Pollard, author of The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. In his new book, Tim Pollard has developed a systematic approach to the design and delivery of presentations and speeches that is applicable to […]


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Why consider a career in Marketing

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:55:50 +0000

My son recently graduated with a degree in International Business and Marketing and is looking for an entry-level position in this area. I met today with a group of marketing professionals who shared the many reasons young people should consider a career in this field. To hear what they told me, click on the podcast […]


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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:03:51 +0000

On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A. Lehrman served as Chief Speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore and, in 2004, as Chief Speechwriter for the Democratic National Committee during his more than three decades of experience […]


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A Conversation with Sanjay Nambiar

Thu, 05 May 2016 20:38:15 +0000

On Thursday May 5, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with freelance speechwriter, author and publisher Sanjay Nambiar. Sanjay is a veteran speechwriter and award-winning children’s book author. He has written speeches for CEOs and executives in a wide range of industries, from finance and technology to education and non-profits. […]


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A Conversation with Matt Teper

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:48:41 +0000

On Wednesday February 24, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Google speechwriter Matt Teper. Matt is the Head of Editorial at Google, where he is the leader and founder of the Google Ink team. The team is responsible for defining the voice of Google in major speeches, executive presentations, […]


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Meeting Report: The wit and wisdom of speechwriter Hal Gordon

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:34:29 +0000

On Thursday September 17, 2015 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters welcomed Hal Gordon as our guest on a conference call. Hal was a speechwriter for the Reagan White House and later wrote for Gen. Colin Powell. Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE […]


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Jessica Pettitt: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken

Mon, 04 May 2015 03:50:34 +0000

The afternoon speaker at Saturday’s Northern California NSA Chapter meeting was our own chapter member from Eureka in the far north of California (and National NSA Board member) Jessica Pettitt, CSP. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche. After speaking for fifteen years and stirring […]


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Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Sun, 03 May 2015 15:30:09 +0000

No member of the National Speakers Association speaks to as many people on a daily basis as does Karen Jacobsen. Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones. She’s the one we hear when lose our way and the GPS tells us it is ‘recalculating’. On […]


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The Professional Speechwriters Association

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:17:03 +0000

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined David Murray on a conference call earlier this week. This is the third and final edited highlight of the call. In part one David talked about the way the profession has changed. In part two he reviewed highlights from the 2015 Ragan Speechwriters Conference. In this third […]


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The changing world of speechwriting

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:05:22 +0000

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined Vital Speeches of the Day Editor David Murray on a conference call earlier this week. This is the first of three edited highlights of the call. David is executive director of the Professional Speechwriters Association and was the MC of the recent Ragan Speechwriters Conference. He’s been […]


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Changing the Corporate Conversation

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:21:54 +0000

There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there? Or walk out angry that we’ve wasted another precious hour and accomplished nothing? What makes for a good conversation, or a meaningful meeting? Why are good conversations […]


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Screenwriting and Storytelling Secrets for Speechwriters

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:54:19 +0000

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined speechwriter, screenwriter and author Mike Long on a conference call earlier this week. This is the second of two edited highlights of the call. In part one Mike talked about becoming a freelance speechwriter. In this second edited highlight, Mike talks about how his experience as a […]


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Becoming a Freelance Speechwriter

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:47:30 +0000

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined speechwriter, screenwriter and author Mike Long on a conference call earlier this week. This is the first of two edited highlights of the call. Mike is the former director of the White House Writers Group, and an accomplished speechwriter, author, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. He […]


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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:51:03 +0000

“The job is not doing the speech. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. Shep is a customer service expert, professional speaker and author who works with companies who want to build loyal […]


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How to Prepare and Present Powerful Presentations, with Patricia Fripp

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:56:54 +0000

Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp spoke to the members of the NSA Northern California Chapter Speakers Academy on Saturday. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking. Her entertaining and informative morning session touched on many aspects of her own […]


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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 3 of 3

Tue, 27 May 2014 17:04:00 +0000

In this third and final edited highlight of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable conference call from the PSA World Conference, I give a summary of Bob Lehrman’s break out featuring a conversation with David Kusnet who was Clinton’s speechwriter. Katie Gray shares admiration for General David Petraeus’s intellect. Brian Jenner shares Eric Schnure’s tips on […]


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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 2 of 3

Tue, 27 May 2014 16:46:51 +0000

In this second edited highlight from the call, social media director Jerry Weinstein reviews postings to the tweet-stream under the #PSAworld hashtag. He discusses the unusual nature of the opening keynote that took people out of their intellect into a bodily appreciation of what is involved in the act of speaking. He comments on the […]


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