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A great speech can move mountains. Speechwriting can convince audiences of the need to go to the moon or support a political candidate. For business leaders, great speeches can move employees, customers, policymakers, investors, constituents, donors, and other stakeholders to take the actions we seek.
At Inspirent Communications, we provide the speeches, talking points and visuals (slides, videos), and presentation coaching that help speakers move audiences to action.
With us, you’re getting more than a script. You’re getting the outcome you seek.
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HOW WE WORK

We write speeches, conference keynote addresses, and investor presentations that bring your ideas to life and inspire your audiences to act. Below you’ll see a full list of our writing services.
We’ve supported C-Suite executives at the world’s biggest stages including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Fortune Global Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, Mobile World Congress, the Consumer Electronics Show, and the Web Summit in Europe.

Our proprietary seven-step process combines the best of neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and classic rhetoric. The result is a speech, talking points, or video script that grabs the audience’s attention quickly, creates an emotional connection with the speaker—and ends with an irresistible Call to Action.

You can read more here about the experience that Dean Foust brings to every client engagement. And if you’re ready to get started, click here.

STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR OBJECTIVES

Speeches should do more than just inform and entertain. Great speakers take an idea that matters deeply to them—and plants it inside the minds of their audiences and other stakeholders. They must give listeners a reason to care so they take action that they wouldn’t have without hearing the speaker.

Step One begins with identifying the speaker’s objective, starting with the question, “What does success look like?” From there, we quantify what a great outcome would look like.

STEP 2: AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

Speeches should do more than just inform and entertain. Great speakers take an idea that matters deeply to them—and plants it inside the minds of their audiences and other stakeholders. They must give listeners a reason to care so they take action that they wouldn’t have without hearing the speaker.

Step One begins with identifying the speaker’s objective, starting with the question, “What does success look like?” From there, we quantify what a great outcome would look like.

STEP 3: SPEAKER ANALYSIS

We interview a client and, if available, review videos of their presentations to understand their speaking style. From there, we analyze a speaker’s linguistics, encompassing textual, lexical, and syntactic aspects such as their use of transitional phrases and connectors. We study the client’s vocabulary, rhythm, syntax, and use of imagery such as metaphors and similes. We won’t make you sound like Churchill. Rather, we’ll capture your voice and make you sound like the best—and most authentic—version of yourself.

STEP 4: CONTENT CREATION

We start by conducting additional research on the topic. We run a competitive analysis, review past media coverage and stakeholder concerns. And then we write. Neuroscience shows that audiences most easily remember the beginning and ending, so we make sure the script grabs the audience in the first 30 seconds—and has a memorable close. We weave in anecdotes, because neuroscience also shows that information is 22 times more memorable when wrapped inside a story. We then write a script or talking points with the goal that the speaker will (ideally) be able to memorize the first and last two minutes.

When needed, we also will design the supporting slides. We also have access to a network of talented videographers and editors if the speaker wants to incorporate a video.

STEP 5: PRESENTATION COACHING

Research shows that a speaker’s body language greatly affects how the audience’s impression. We provide the coaching to ensure that your delivery is a success. We’ll help you overcome any anxieties and use the right body language to keep your audience engaged to the end.

We’ll teach presentation skills you can use right away, including breathing techniques that help you overcome anxiety; techniques such as pacing and pausing that keep an audience in rapt attention; and how to choreograph your stage movements to command the room. And if you’re stumbling over words or long sentences, we’ll help you tweak your script or talking points right on the spot.

STEP 6: ON-SITE SUPPORT

We support you from page to stage. We’ve supported hundreds of leadership presentations and know the logistics of a successful presentation. We will contact the venue hosts to find out the audience size, room dimensions, acoustics, seating, stage height, screen size, entrance and exit, availability of TelePrompTers and confidence monitors, and dozens of other key details.

On game day, we’ll provide on-site support—or advise your team on how to ensure your presentation goes off flawlessly.

STEP 7: AMPLIFICATION

We believe that “the speech is just the beginning” – and that speeches should be amplified across as many channels as possible. To help generate the highest ROI possible, we help clients repurpose a speech as op-eds, advertorials, social media posts and other content. We’ve ghostwritten op-eds for clients that appeared in the Financial Times, Forbes, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog, CNBC.com, BusinessWeek, The New York Post, and EurActiv.

If you want to learn more about how the speechwriting process works, this article provides more detail of how we’ll work together.

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OUR WRITING SERVICES

External:
Industry, professional, and academic conferences:

  • Keynotes
  • Stage presentations & fireside chats
  • Panel discussions


Investor communications

  • Investor presentations
  • Quarterly earnings scripts
  • Annual shareholder letters
  • Special shareholder meetings
  • Proxy communications

Press conferences

  • Opening remarks
  • Q&A talking points

Customer events

  • Product and service launches
  • New facility dedications

Congressional testimony
Commencement addresses
Nonprofit fundraising events

Internal:

  • New CEO “First 100 Days” communications
  • Employee town halls
  • Board & C-Suite presentations
  • Customer events
  • Sales meetings
  • Change communications
  • State Of The University keynotes