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Think You Can Write a Speech Like the Inaugural Address? Speechwriting as a Career

By January 21, 2013

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I took advantage of my work-at-home status to catch the 2013 inauguration on the tele. President Obama's speech was heralded as a complicated text given in layman's terms, and indeed, even my children, who were home from school due to the MLK holiday, listened and appreciated it.

If writing the spoken word is your forte, you may want to check out my article on  speech writing as a career. My personal favorite, though, was the inaugural poet Richard Blanco's poem "One Today," which I blogged about immediately below.

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January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm
(1) GunnyCee says:

This is what I don’t understand about supposedly educated people. This man talks with double meanings. I. e. with a forked tongue. When he talks about equal pay for equal work, he is not saying what you think he is saying. He is talking about equal pay regardless of the worker’s skills, education level, or time on the job. How is an employer supposed to pay equal pay for a young kid on his first job with that of a woman who has been doing this job for twenty years? Is the government going to make uip that difference with our tax dollars? Wake up people! Listen to him. He doesn’t lie. He tells you right to your face what he is going to do to this country, yet most people don’t think it’s possible for someoe to stand up and lie to the public like Obama does and so they only listen to what they want to hear.What he’s talking about is Communism, but people don’t believe he would do that so they don’t hear it. Listen closely and you will see what I’m talking about.

January 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm
(2) freelancewrite says:

Well, Gunny, I tried to follow your paragraph, but you make a leap here that is unexplained, so I couldn’t get into the meat of your comment: “When he talks about equal pay for equal work, he is not saying what you think he is saying. He is talking about equal pay regardless of the worker’s skills, education level, or time on the job. ” Seems you’re missing some explanation right about there that you gloss over, but since the rest of your argument is based on it, it’s needed.

January 29, 2013 at 6:23 am
(3) Nalinaksha Mutsuddi says:

Without referring to Gunny or Obama I place my view what I mean by equal pay for equal work. It is for same post i.e for the same designation of the post and the job, pay should be same for both. I doesn’t mean if a man hold the post for 20 years and another joins now at the sdame post, both will be getting same pay. The new man will get the starting pay admissible at the time. This will apply for both the sexes. There won’t be any difference in pay and perks for a man and a woman having same length of service and perfoming similar kind of job.

January 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm
(4) freelancewrite says:

I think your point here is clear at the end. Thanks for your comment.

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