2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

2014 Ragan Speechwriters ConferenceI’m off this month to the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fifth conference. As in previous years, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube.

Conference Call

On Thursday February 20th at 7:15pm (Eastern) I’ll host an informal panel discussion on a conference call with presenters and attendees on behalf of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable. This is your chance to hear from a group of speechwriters fresh from the conference who will just have enjoyed:

  • A keynote by Jon Favreau, President Obama’s former Director of Speechwriting on storytelling with President Obama in an age of sound bites.
  • Presentations and workshops by Fletcher Dean, David Murray, Rob Friedman, Michael Long and a host of others.

The list of people I’ll have on the call will be announced in a week’s time. I probably won’t get Jon Favereau (or President Obama!) but the more people who pre-register for this FREE event, the more chance I’ll have of persuading some high-profile presenters to be on the call.

Remember, the call is open to anyone who wants to dial in, you don’t have to be in DC, or Silicon Valley, to attend. Pass the word and I’m looking forward to a great discussion on the art and science of speechwriting on Feb 20th.

Stay tuned for specific names of participants. Meanwhile, conference call information is available when you pre-register.

Follow the conference on Twitter at #raganspeech.

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