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What does a speech look like stripped of the craft of speechwriting? HBO’s hit show Succession gave us a glimpse with a hilarious eulogy delivered by character Connor Roy… and in the process, helps speechwriters and speakers avoid delivering dull, lifeless speeches.

Links: Here’s that eulogy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEdOB9OIh70.

Succession on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/succession.

The writing credits for that episode of Succession go to series creator Jesse Armstrong (https://twitter.com/jessearmstrong1), writer Georgia Pritchett (https://twitter.com/georgiapudding) and story editor Alice Birch (https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/alice-birch).

Music: Theme: “Good Times” by Podington Bear (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/).

Incidental music by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) including “Drive ’til Dawn,” “Thought Bubbles,” “More on That Later” and “Where Was I.” Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo: Humam on Unsplash

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