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How to Write a Speech to Motivate People

How to Write a Speech to Motivate People

How to write a speech to motivate people When John F Kennedy took the lectern at Rice University in September 1962, his intention was far greater than delivering a speech that outlined his ambition to send a man to the moon. The speech was engineered to motivate the...

Why YOU Can Be a Better Speechwriter

Why YOU Can Be a Better Speechwriter

Why YOU Can Be a Better SpeechwriterA post popped up in my LinkedIn feed last week that gave me all the feels. A man shared a letter from 17 years ago. It was addressed to him from a senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The man, who had been a...

Why Speechwriters Must Make an Effort to Understand

Why Speechwriters Must Make an Effort to Understand

Why Speechwriters Must Make an Effort to UnderstandWhen I was 15 years old, a prominent Australian Judge stood between me and another student. In his hand, facing each of us, was a twenty-cent coin. He asked me, “What do you see?” I said heads. He asked the other...

Three tips to write a better speech

Three tips to write a better speech

Three tips to write a better speech You’ve been invited to give a speech. You say yes (with much excitement). You lock the date in your diary. You feel wonderful that people want to hear what you have to say. But then the date is fast approaching. That excitement...

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