Why Speeches Must Be Authentic

As a speechwriter, it has been especially interesting to watch the controversy over Melania Trump’s speech unfold in the media. So many people are wondering whether she intentionally plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech. Of course, Democrats are saying “absolutely” and Republicans are saying “absolutely not.” If I had to wager a bet, I would guess that someone on her writing team looked back at Michelle Obama’s speech and borrowed some of her powerful words. But I think th