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Speech Writing In An Age of Anxiety

Speech Writing In An Age of Anxiety

A few weeks ago, a number of my speechwriting colleagues gathered for a phone chat about the Trump phenomena and how his election might affect our careers as speechwriters. We talked about the potential economic impact of his election, as well has how we approach our work both from a stylistic and content point of view.

We didn’t come to any grand conclusions, and our questions reflected a certain anxiety (some might say angst) about these unsettled times.

Will our …

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Should You Ever Write For Free?

Should You Ever Write For Free?

My answer to that is “Yes, no, or maybe”.  Your answer may be dictated by some of the feelings expressed in the infographic above. Here are some ground rules.

And if you give it away, you are giving it zero value. In the first instance, you will attract only those who want the cheapest bargain, not the best one. In the second, you will attract those who would take advantage. If you are professional, then act accordingly. If your plumber …

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