IAmA freelance speechwriter and author of Toast, Short Speeches, Big Impact. People hire me to help them create speeches for all occasions. Let's talk weddings, keynotes, TEDx, and public speaking. Ask me anything!
More about me:
- I've been working as a freelance speechwriter for over 10 years, sometimes full-time and other times as a job on the side
- Can't name names of clients, but can tell you they've been college presidents/trustees, business owners, CEOs, professors, authors, and everyone in between
- I've written everything from wedding toasts to TEDx speeches to keynote speeches. My favorite speeches are short ceremonial speeches like retirement toasts and graduation speeches.
- Speechwriting is a rewarding freelance career and something that's worth pursuing if you have a writing or rhetoric-based background
If you have a short speech on which you'd like feedback, feel free to submit it. I'll take a look and give feedback where I can.
If you'd like a free copy of Toast: Short Speeches, Big Impact, you can enter the Goodreads Giveaway or be a reviewer with Booksprout or Book Sirens. Of course, you can purchase on Amazon as well--the book is now at 99 cents as part of a launch promo. Other ebook vendors should be online within the week once Ingram Spark has finished its distribution.
I'll be here from 9:30 AM to 12 PM Eastern and from 2 PM and after.
EDIT: Offline until 2 PM Eastern (have some podcasts to go on), but keep the questions coming and I'll keep answering once I'm back. You all have been wonderful!
EDIT: And I'm back, should be good to go until around 5 PM. Looking forward to answering your questions.
EDIT 4/19: Thanks all for your wonderful questions. Signing off and closing off this AMA.