What I Learned In My First Year of Business

It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since I launched A Speech To Remember and became The Word Whisperer. What started as a conversation between my brother and me about all of the horrible speeches we have heard at weddings slowly grew into a viable business idea. I asked myself over and over the following questions: Will people actually hire me to ghostwrite their special occasion speeches? How will I reach the people who need my services the most? Can I take wh

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

Grab The Tissues: Why Your Next Toast Should Come From The Heart

Ever since I was a young girl, I have written cards and letters by hand to my loved ones telling them how much they mean to me. My favorite part is watching their reaction while they read my words. I now measure the impact of the message by the number of tears that fall down their faces. Even my two daughters ask whether my words inspired what they call “happy tears.” In today’s techo-centric society, this type of heartfelt expression of emotion and gratitude is becoming m