IABC Philadelphia

Joan Detz Speaker Services

IABC Philadelphia. 9 Steps to Speechwriting Success. Tuesday, October 18, 2011. 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Washington, PA. Cost: $35 Members; $55 Non-Members; $10 Students. Speechwriting is the most lucrative writing specialty for business communicators. Salaries for staff speechwriters range from $100,000 to $200,000 … and freelance speechwriting assignments earn $5,000 to $15,000 (sometimes even more).

Dates: Philadelphia & Washington DC

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Sat, November 3, 2012 - Philadelphia. Sat, March 23, 2013 - Philadelphia. Mon-Tue, April 15-16, 2013 - Philadelphia. HOW TO BREAK INTO FREELANCE WRITING. THE BUSINESS OF SPEECHWRITING. THE BASICS OF WRITING & GIVING A SPEECH. ADVANCED SPEECHWRITING. Mon-Tues, June 10-11, 2013 - Washington DC

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Speechwriting job opening, Philadelphia

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriter/Senior Manager, Internal Communications-Philadelphia PA. Our client is major company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. From the website of Peter Bell Associates … . They are looking to bring in a writer whose primary role is to write speeches. You will write for people at the highest level of the organization.

Looking for a job in the greater Philadelphia area?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speaker: Phil Hopkins of Select Greater Philadelphia. October 16, 2010. 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Eastern University, McInnis Auditorium, St. Davids, PA. Cost: Free . Information: www.mycareertransitions.com

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013 : “ Philadelphia , Mississippi : 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries “ Philadelphia , Pennsylvania : 2013 No school libraries” Pennsylvanians Want a School Funding Formula Sign up to join us in Harrisburg on September 23 rd ! 2, 2013 Now comes the endgame in the long drama over the Philadelphia public schools.

7 business speaking tips from the Inaugural Address

The Presenter's Blog

By analysing speeches we gain access to the speech-writing knowledge and techniques of the people who wrote them, and of the leaders who delivered them. When we take look under the hood of President Obama’s Inaugural Address, there are easy to replicate techniques for any business presentation.

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Famous Speech Friday: Linda Cliatt-Wayman on fixing broken schools

The Eloquent Woman

A Philadelphia school principal with a long career as a special-needs teacher, she told a story about a defining moment that occurred while she was giving a speech: Shortly after I walked into my new school, a huge fight broke out among the girls.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

In the early 1880s, Winnemucca delivered over 300 speeches in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The last time the Malheur region of Oregon made the national news, it was the 19 th century, and it was yet another story of armed occupation and mistrust.

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

Mary Ann Shadd Cary--abolitionist, feminist, teacher, newspaper editor, lawyer--gave one of her most popular speeches at the Philadelphia Colored Convention in 1855.

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Would freelance writing credits boost your career (and your income)?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll offer “How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Boost Your Career” on Saturday, November 3, in Philadelphia. link].

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

20 – The Philadelphia Inquirer 288,298 550,400. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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Guest Posting: Lessons from Social Media Plus, by Erica V.

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last week I curated a list of 230 tweets from the Social Media Plus Summit held May 25 in Philadelphia. I asked Erica V., who was at the event, to explain what role social media plays in her life and some of the takeaways from the day. Manners, Content and Audience: getting Back to [.].

230 top tweets from #SMPlus

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Summit was held in Philadelphia May 25, 2010. The Social Media Plus Web 2.0 The one-day event promised to put attendees on the fast track to incorporating Social Media into their overall business strategy. Attendees generated over 2,100 tweets under the hashtag #SMPlus. Twitter only maintains 10-14 days of content so this information will soon [.].

Webinar on Social Media Measurement

Joan Detz Speaker Services

IABC Philadelphia will present a webinar on Wednesday, February 16th, 12 noon-1:30pm Eastern. Cost : $30 Members; $40 Non-Members. For information and registration details: [link

Annual freelancing workshop

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll teach “How To Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career” on Saturday, November 3, in Philadelphia. To learn more: [link]. To see what others gained from this career workshop: [link

It's 2012, and women are still having trouble getting on the program as speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise in Philadelphia has only 2 speaker of 40 who are women thus far, points out this observer. Forget a seat at the table, for the moment.

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Does your resume have what it takes?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Bring your resume to “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting: How to Succeed … On Staff, or Freelance” (Saturday, January 14, Philadelphia). Learn how to leverage your resume for speechwriting success.

“So, you want to make money writing speeches?”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

That’s the title of the presentation I’m giving at IABC Philadelphia on Thursday, January 17 (6-8:30pm). This IABC program will be held at Temple University Center City (across from City Hall), 1515 Market Street, Suite 215. For registration/details: [link]. Speechwriting

How to succeed in speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll offer “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting” only once in 2013: Saturday, March 23, in Philadelphia. Whether you want to get a better paying staff job or find lucrative freelance speechwriting assignments, this workshop will provide the information you need. To see how others have benefited: [link]. Speechwriting

Who gets the best speechwriting jobs?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you’ve ever wondered about the hiring process for speechwriters (either on staff or freelance), consider participating in “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting” I’ll offer this career workshop on Saturday, March 23, in Philadelphia.

Innumeracy and speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

John Allen Paulos, mathematics professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, wrote an outstanding little book called (simply enough) Innumeracy. This is one of the topics we’ll be addressing in the annual Master Class in Speechwriting (Monday-Tuesday, October 3-4, Philadelphia). Illiteracy gets a great deal of attention. But innumeracy? Not so much. . Speechwriters would be wise to consider the implications of innumeracy. .

"Better Call Saul" - Now We Know What Mike Is All About

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Back in Philadelphia, Mike was as corrupt as all the other cops. In New Mexico, the police from Philadelphia question him if he killed the two policemen. In "Breaking Bad," the laconic, totally focused Mike Ehrmantraut was an enigma. When he was offed we grieved.

Alum success: another byline

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll teach “How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career” on Saturday, November 3 (Philadelphia). My congratulations to seminar alum Robert Lerose for another excellent byline. His article on cross-selling/upselling techniques was posted at: [link]. Ever wonder how you can get published and benefit from your own bylines?

“The Basics of Writing & Giving A Speech”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll offer this comprehensive how-to seminar on Mon-Tues, March 19-20, in Philadelphia. Participate, and get two full days of intensive small-group training. Learn more at www.joandetz.com. “If you take one speechwriting seminar in your entire career, you’d better get signed up for this one.” ” (Dan Morrison, IBM

Byline for an alum

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I was delighted to see that The Philadelphia Inquirer chose to publish a bylined submission by Debbie Albert, who attended my career workshop, “How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career.” ” Congratulations to Debbie on her excellent piece of good writing!

New: speechwriting seminars in DC

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Starting in 2012, I’ll be expanding my speechwriting seminars to include Washington, DC (in addition to my Philadelphia location). Within the next few weeks, I’ll be announcing the dates. If a DC location suits you better, now you can plan your training budget accordingly.

What’s your speechwriting worth?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

We have a great group signed up for “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting: How to Succeed … On Staff, or Freelance” (Saturday, March 23, Philadelphia). You’ll find good freelance information at: [link]. Is 2013 the year you’re ready to move forward in your speechwriting career? Come join us. It might just be the most productive Saturday of your entire career. Learn more at [link]. Speechwriting

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

I learned about this from the general manager at John Wanamaker Department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I was doing a customer service presentation. You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. The manager was telling me about the time he and his wife were shopping for a handmade quilt to give as a wedding gift. They went to several different shops in eastern Pennsylvania.

Humor and the Truth

Humor Power

I would rather be living in Philadelphia.” Not that there is anything inherently funny about living in Philadelphia, it’s just that the truth is funny. Truth and humor are a strange mix. One of the rules of improv is to BE TRUTHFUL. Often, trying too hard to be funny doesn’t serve you well. Life is funny enough. Most jokes, even ones that aren’t true, have a ring of truth in them. “Here lies W. Fields. ” How true. Wouldn’t we all.

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

I learned about this from the general manager at John Wanamaker Department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I was doing a customer service presentation. You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. The manager was telling me about the time he and his wife were shopping for a handmade quilt to give as a wedding gift. They went to several different shops in eastern Pennsylvania.

Speechwriting Seminar: Sold out … waiting list only

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A quick note: “The Basics of Writing & Giving A Speech&# (March 22-23, Philadelphia) sold out last week and has moved into a waiting list. Let me know if you’d like to be added to that waiting list … or if you’d like to attend a later seminar (April, June, August, October, November).

How much money is your organization losing?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Bring a speech to the “Advanced Speechwriting” seminar on Mon-Tues, June 4-5 (Philadelphia), and I’ll take you through a detailed critique process. How much money does your organization waste on mediocre speeches, unnecessary speeches, edited-to-death speeches, and just plain bad speeches? Find out. Learn how to produce much better speeches in much less time. And … discover how your speeches stack up against the best in the business

How do your speeches stack up?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Join top speechwriters and executive communication professionals in the 2011 “Master Class in Speechwriting&# (Mon-Tues, Oct 3-4, Philadelphia). . Do you ever wonder how your speeches compare with the best speeches - throughout the USA, and internationally? . You get to bring a speech, and I’ll take you through a detailed critique process. You’ll learn how to make any speech more persuasive, more creative and more professional - in just one hour

Tom Antion: Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

I learned about this from the general manager at John Wanamaker Department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I was doing a customer service presentation. You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories.

Alum: letter to The New York Times

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The 2011 session of “How to Break into Freelance Writing&# will be held on Saturday, August 20, in Philadelphia. Congratulations to Cheryl V. Chambers for getting her letter published at: NYT, FASHION & STYLE | July 24, 2011. Letters . . An experienced writer and etiquette consultant, Cheryl attended my 2010 workshop on “How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career.&# .

International speechwriting assignments

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On Saturday, in Philadelphia, I taught “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting: How to Succeed … On Staff, or Freelance.&#. Mark your calendars: I’ll hold my next “Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting&# seminar on Saturday, January 15, 2011 (again, in Philadelphia). . Several of the participants in this speechwriting seminar asked me how to attract international assignments. My starting advice?

Alum news: articles published in Intelligent Utility magazine

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Note: The 2010 “Advanced Speechwriting&# seminar will be held Mon-Tues, Aug 16-17, in Philadelphia: www.joandetz.com.Texas-based business writer Phil Johnson, who attended my Advanced Speechwriting seminar years ago, wrote to share some publishing news: “I’ve researched and written two new articles that appear in the current issue of Intelligent Utility magazine. The articles center on smart-grid principles …&#. To read one of Phil’s articles: .

Alum news: How to get speechwriting work

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Several weeks ago, I taught “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting&# in Philadelphia. One of the attendees, Gordon Tomb, just wrote to share some news: Gordon was invited to participate in a news conference given by a candidate for Governor. And, what prompted this invitation? “Source was an email I sent to the campaign giving some constructive criticism of one of the candidate’s speeches.&#. A resourceful approach to getting new business!

The Power of a Byline

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I recently received a note from a writer who attended my 2009 “Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting&# seminar in Philadelphia. Plan now to join “How to Break into Freelance Writing&# , Saturday, October 9, Philadelphia. Previously, he had worked on staff with a large energy company. Now (after corporate downsizing), he’s freelancing. . To gain attention for his new freelance speechwriting business, he’s looking for ways to get his name out there.

Applying for a speechwriting job?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Next class: Mon-Tues, June 4-5, Philadelphia. You might be asked to take a speechwriting test at the client’s office. Here’s a tip: If they give you a manuscript speech to line-edit, go the extra step and provide a great title for that speech. This will distinguish you from other candidates, who might settle for whatever bland/boring title appears at the top of the test page.