2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

37 Practical Tips to Help You Write & Speak Better

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We are Washington-based speechwriters who helped to run the speechwriting boiler room at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
But politicians aren't the only folks who need to develop strong public speaking skills in order to succeed. If you want to be a better writer and speaker, this hour could make a big difference.
Attendees will learn some of the most valuable -- and wildly practical -- lessons we've learned about planning, writing, editing, and delivering great speeches. We'll cover the ins and outs of developing your argument, the process of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), the all-important work of editing, and some life-saving tips on rehearsing and delivering a powerful speech.
At the end of the hour, attendees will be armed with 37 insanely practical tips, from the most important key on a keyboard to the least useful words in the English language -- tips that will help them become more confident (and more effective!) writers and speakers.



Andy Barr


STET Communications



Sarada Peri


West Wing Writers


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