5 Do’s and Don’ts of Making A Speech

How much more enjoyable could it be for speechgivers (and by extension, their audiences) if they followed the simple do’s and don’ts of maki

Why Your Speech Has To Have Purpose

One of the most important rules of speechwriting is that you must have a clear purpose. Defining your purpose will not only help you stay f

Why Can’t We Communicate Like We Used To?

We are all struggling with digital overload and the strain it puts on our ability to really communicate. How can we still use technology bu

The Worst Speeches Ever!

Unfortunately some of the most memorable speeches are for all the wrong reasons. Check out this list of worst-ever speeches and make sure y

What To Do When You Have Writer’s Block

When I was thinking about what to write for this blog post, I was coming up short. But then I realized the subject was right in front of me

Writing My Speech For My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah Wasn’t Easy As I Thought

When it was time to write my speech for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah I thought it would be easy. After all, I knew my daughter inside and out. I had a lifetime of memories to showcase. And I’m a professional speechwriter! But when I sat down to compose my thoughts I found myself overwhelmed by just how much I had to say. And I must admit I felt a certain pressure that this speech, in particular, be one to remember. So I took a deep breath and followed the same advice I use

Trend alert: Custom-written wedding ceremonies

Every couple planning their wedding is focused on putting their unique stamp on the big day. Weddings today are more personalized than ever before, with couples paying attention to every detail that will reflect who they are as a couple. More and more, couples are challenging themselves (and the vendors they hire) to think outside the box and come up with something that’s never been done before. As a professional speechwriter specializing in wedding and other special occasi

Five Signs You May Need A Professional To Help You Write Your Toast

Politicians, CEOs of major companies and celebrities are just some of the people who have teams of professional speechwriters who help them day in and day out. But just because you aren’t famous doesn’t mean you can’t enlist the help of a professional speechwriter, particularly when it comes to special occasions. In fact, those of you who are asked to speak at Claire’s and Bob’s wedding or Mom’s 65th birthday are often those who need the most help. Some people are naturally