Final Words From Daughter To Daddy

Since I was a young girl I wrote out long cards for my father for every special occasion letting him know how much I loved and appreciated h

Psst…The Secret’s In The Storytelling

Think about how many speeches you’ve listened to in life. Whether personal or professional in nature, how many of them really hit the mark?

Why A Toast Is Called A Toast

New Year’s Eve is coming. And that means it’s time to make a toast to 2017. Not surprisingly, there’s nothing I love more than a great...

Why Can't I Just Wing It?

When you’ve been asked to give a speech at a special event, it’s very tempting to test fate and “wing it.” After all, you don’t want to...

Speechwriting Secrets: Funny or Sentimental?

When it comes to special occasion speeches, one of the most common questions my clients ask is, “Should my speech air on the side of...

An Ode To The Candlelighting Ceremony

At my brother's Bar Mitzvah, circa 1984 When thinking of topics for this next post, In the realm of writing speeches and toasts, I...

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...

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...