In the bad old days, they used to say the title "speechwriter" was as common as the title, "CEO's mistress." But even in these enlightened times when leaders have lovers of all kinds and speechwriters have recognizable titles—executive communication, it's usually called—speechwriters are less organized professionally than car-wash managers. (Seriously.)
Well, the speechwriters' shepherds at Vital Speeches of the Day and our pal Dan Gerstein at Gotham Ghostwriters have decided that almost 2,500 years after the birth of Aristotle, enough is finally enough. We've convened the brand new Professional Speechwriters Association, and we're holding the first ever World Conference of of the PSA, May 22-23 in New York.
Supercommunicators will offer high-level advice for this crowd of experienced speechwriters … we'll discuss the state and future of the profession … and speechwriters will offer advice to a young crop of NYU undergrads who may be considering a career in this business.
It's going to be a momentus couple of days. If you call yourself a speechwriter—or a CEO's mistress, for that matter—you won't want to miss this long-overdue barn raising for a home for the speechwriting profession.