Crowdsourcing Material For Your Next Speech

One of the reasons people get stressed about giving celebratory speeches is that the pressure is all on them. But with some creative crowds

What The Best Political Speeches and Wedding Speeches Have In Common

With Election Day happening tomorrow, most of the country has heard its fair share of political speeches. Some of these speeches have been truly noteworthy (like Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC convention), while others you wish you could hit the rewind button and undo hearing altogether (like most of Trump’s rhetoric). And like with most things, you tend to remember the really good ones and try your best to forget the really bad ones. The same can be said about wedding

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

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

Where To Begin? How To Tackle The Speechwriting Process

You’ve been asked to deliver a toast for someone special in your life. You want to make it meaningful and memorable, but you’re not sure where to begin. You might have a lifetime of memories to share, or maybe you are short on material. Regardless of what you have to work with, you have to figure out how to tie your thoughts together and make them flow. When attacking the speechwriting process, here are a few tips to consider: 1. Brainstorm. A great place to start is by