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There’s no well-worn, signposted career path to being a speechwriter. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are plenty of other paths in. This episode, we look at how to break into speechwriting — and some lessons from my own first big break.

Music: Theme: “Good Times” by Podington Bear.

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere including “Decompress,” “All the Answers,” “Thinking It Over” and “Telecom.” Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo: Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Links: Audrey McLaughlin‘s leadership campaign gave me my first big speechwriting break, thanks to campaign manager (and now artist!) Valorie Preston.

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