Monday, November 23, 2009

Five Speechwriting Tips from one of our November CCG Lunch Speakers

Jeff Porro, a successful speech writer and author of the story for the movie The Great Debaters, has a five step program for turning interesting executives into inspiring speakers. Here, he provides us with a few tips:
  1. Make the speech personal but not confessional.
  2. Use stories, not statistics.
  3. Find a theme and stick to it.
  4. Repeat yourself repeatedly.
  5. Give conflict a chance.
You can learn more about these or ask follow-up questions about Jeff’s talk by emailing him at or by posting your questions here. Also, make sure you're reading his blog, Tough Talk for Hard Times.

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