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Blah, blah, blah

December 7, 2013

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Speechwriters who think that it’s only their words that matter and that style and presentation have little to do with delivering a message need to look at the acceptance speech that Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson gave at the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. Repeating the same word over and over for two and a […]

Unlikely Heroine

December 3, 2013

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Houston-based speechwriter Hal Gordon reminds us that, in the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago, it was an unlikely speechwriter, Liz Carpenter, who wrote the 58 words that Lyndon Johnson spoke to calm a nation. Here’s what Carpenter, an LBJ aide and occasional speechwriter, wrote on a blank post card as Air Force […]