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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:

Succession on HBO:

The writing credits for that episode of Succession go to series creator Jesse Armstrong (, writer Georgia Pritchett ( and story editor Alice Birch (

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

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

Photo: Humam on Unsplash