Speechwriters Conference Debrief 4 of 4: Q&A Session

FourIn this fourth and final edited highlight from the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable call, we hear from the callers who had comments and questions. Helping me respond to callers questions is MasterCard VP Douglass Hatcher.
By listening to the Q&A you’ll hear comments and opinions about many aspects of the first day of the Ragan Speechwriters conference.

Questions came in from:

  • Freelance speechwriter Pete Weissman asked what was the most unexpected thing about the conference.
  • Communications Director Sharon Rubinstein asked how complex topics can fit into a speech that only covers three points.
  • Executive Speech Coach, Trainer, Proposal Consultant Chris Witt asked about the distinction between different uses of stories in speeches.
  • Freelancer Colin Moorhouse commented on the value of the Ragan Conference and the power of storytelling in speeches.
  • Wendy Hanson shared her interest in podcasting.
  • Paula Tesch from Duarte asked about the challenge of getting speakers to include storytelling in their speeches.
  • Doug Neff from Duarte asked about the two kinds of speakers who use stories and the importance of using stories to move audiences to action.

To hear what they said, click on the podcast icon below.

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