Speeches for all occasions:
- Corporate Events
- Commencement Ceremonies
- Government Hearings
- Sales Meetings
- Awards Presentations
- Speaker Introductions
…and for any type of speaker…
- Government Officials
- Nonprofit and Business Professionals
- Educational Administrators
- Organizational Leaders
- Publicity for public speaking events
- Preparation for post-speech Question & Answer sessions
- Blog posts, newsletters, op-eds
The speechwriting process:
Step 1: Audience Research. Meeting planners or host organizations are contacted to gather detailed information on audience demographics, context, and audience expectations. Also researched are the layout of the room in which the speech will be given and availability of microphones and visual enhancement equipment.
Step 2: Speech Research. The speaker is interviewed at least once to determine speech goals and to identify key messages. The speaker is also asked to provide favorite personal stories to enrich the speech’s content. Ongoing speaker involvement in the speechwriting process is important.
Information is gathered for the speech through research on the Internet, in books, magazines, newspapers, databanks, and all sources provided by the speaker. Thematic research is conducted as well to add cohesiveness and images to the remarks.
Step 3: Speech Draft. An initial draft is provided to the speaker for review and changes are made upon request. Subsequent drafts, as necessary, are provided. Talking points, if requested, are also provided, drawing from the speech text.
Step 4: Feedback. The speaker provides feedback on the speech after it is given so future speeches can be improved.