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The Tale of Two Cities: Mario Cuomo’s 1984 DNC Speech

In light of the recent passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, it is a good time to revisit his 1984 speech to the National Democratic Convention.  The thought of the day was that it would propel him to run for national office.  It was not to be as it did did nothing to get a democratic into the White House that  year.  Ronald Reagan was unstoppable.

Whatever your politics, it was still a great speech delivered over 30 …

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5 Tips For Speeding Up The Speech Writing Process

I am always looking for ways to shorten the “process time” when working on speeches. Here are five that I find helpful.

  • I don’t know about you, but I am the world’s worst proofreader when it comes to proofing my own drafts. That’s where I find someone else reading back my drafts to me aloud, as I check the text, so useful. But since people are not beating down my door to fill that role, I let Microsoft Word do

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