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Writing Across Age, Gender, Race and Culture

Writing Across Age, Gender, Race and Culture

As I watched President Obama’s moving eulogy at the funeral of Senator Clementa Pinckney in Charleston in late June – and his equally remarkable speech in Selma some months earlier – I once again began thinking about the challenges of finding the “voice” of our speakers when we don’t share their age, gender, race, or culture.

Can a 25-year-old write for a 60-year-old senior executive? Would a female scientist making a speech on the challenges of women in the sciences …

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The Power of Speech to Change Minds

During the waning hours of debate in the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from flying over State House grounds, certain Republican lawmakers threw up a flurry of last-minute amendments to delay passage of the bill.

Then Representative Jenny Horne – a Republican – stood up and put the obstructionists in their place once and for all. And the bill was passed.

The power of speech indeed!

 

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The Perilous Life Cycle of the Freelance Speechwriter

If the stock market is crashing and you have no idea of what the American election will do to your bank balance you best give it a little thought. A national election can have unsettling affects on your personal economy, and you just may have to kiss your heretofore established contacts and contracts good bye. Yikes!What we should all be asking ourselves – on a regular basis I might add – is this. How do we avoid becoming road kill …

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