Speechwriting & Presentation Support

A speech can have much more persuasive power than a memo or essay -- but only if the speech is well crafted and well delivered. Every speaker and every audience is different, and I take great care to tailor the substance, tone and cadence of the remarks accordingly.

  • At Merrill Lynch, I served for three years as primary speechwriter for the CEO, drafting remarks for internal and external audiences, and for presentations to the Board of Directors.

  • By drafting and polishing highly effective oral testimony, I helped a client defuse two potentially hostile Congressional hearings. During intensive witness preparation processes, I also drafted or edited written testimony and Q&A, and participated in speaker training.

  • I have extensive experience supporting high-impact meetings for world-class corporations, from conception through message development, and from planning through eleventh-hour PowerPoint changes.