Moonlighting Idea: Community Speechwriter

Written by Mike Morgan

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As a added value, you might offer to rehearserepparttar speech withrepparttar 129493 client and offer tips for effective delivery. Plan on at least one "tweaking" afterrepparttar 129494 client has readrepparttar 129495 speech to correct areas whererepparttar 129496 client stumbles duringrepparttar 129497 reading.

Charge $15-20 per typewritten, double-spaced, 10-12 point type page, and $25-30 an hour for any research you need to do in addition torepparttar 129498 initial interview. Do your first two or three speeches free, or better yet, do them in exchange for a testimonial and an agreement to refer prospective clients.

A great way to learn more about this moonlighting gig (and speech communication in general) is to sit in on a local Toastmaster International meeting. Ask a few questions; make a few friends. Visitrepparttar 129499 Toastmasters website to find a public meeting in your area.

Web Links: Dave's Guide to Speechwriting

Speechwriting Books at

Mike Morgan owns Bison Creek Author Services . He is the publisher of "The Moonlighting Parent Newsletter", a free email newsletter sent biweekly, and the moderator of the "Article Post - Short Content" (AP-Shorts) publisher-author exchange.


Written by Rhoberta Shaler

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Make your writing concise. No one hasrepparttar 129492 time or desire to read a novel about your topic. "Justrepparttar 129493 facts, Ma'am." That's what's needed. Quality, not quantity, is best. Winston Churchill is reported to have said to an aide placing a three-inch-high report on his desk, "That report, by its very size, demands that it will never be read." Be sure to read what you write before you send it. No one needs an exercise in endurance to capture your point.

Take every opportunity to put positive information in writing. Thank and congratulate folks. Report on all successes, major and minor. Recommend solutions. Provide updates. When you've got something good to say, Harry Chambers says: "Insure accuracy, provide proof when available or necessary, and distributerepparttar 129494 communication as widely as possible." Beingrepparttar 129495 author of good news can put your name in a positive light when promotion time arrives, too! This has got to be good!

Write as you speak and speak thoughtfully. This isrepparttar 129496 best guideline for written communication at work.

Dr. Shaler speaks to thousands of people each year giving them and their organizations ‘The OK’s to SUCCEED!" --the Optimization Keys to lift their sights and elevate results from acceptable to EXCEPTIONAL. She is the author of 'Optimize Your Day! Practical Wisdom for Optimal Living’. Her book as well as her free ezines are available from her website,

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