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Want to be a better speechwriter? One of the best ways to improve your speechwriting is to get out from behind your keyboard and get in front of an audience. Why speechwriters should also be speakers — and how you can get started.

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

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere ( including “Here’s Where Things Get Interesting,” “Thought Bubbles,” “More On That Later” and “HEAVN.” Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo: by Rob Cottingham.

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