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You can write a speech for a someone. Read it through. Rehearse with the speaker. But you won’t really know how effective it is unless you’re there when they deliver it.

This episode: why speechwriters should fight for a spot in the audience, and how to use it to write better speeches.

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

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere ( including “You’re Enough (version a),” “Start the Day” and “Not My Problem.” Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo: Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash