More virtual conferences mean major changes in the nature of speeches — and the speechwriters who are hired to write them.

It’s been a relatively good week for speeches and speechwriters!

On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth gave a widely appreciated televised speech calling on British citizens to show “the quiet, good-humored resolve” they’ve been known for going back to her first radio address, in 1940. On Tuesday, American Medical Association President Patrice…

A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You: An Open Letter to American CEOs

Why you must say something about coronavirus every single day.

Dear American CEO,

“I feel like I have been hit on the head with a cow,” a Joseph Mitchell character once said (after he’d had a…

David Murray

David Murray is publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day magazine, and executive director of the Professional Speechwriters Association. He lives in Chicago.

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