I am an experienced speechwriter and public speaker offering drafting, editing, and revision of speeches and presentations, whether meant for in-person delivery or otherwise. This includes political campaign speeches, graduation speeches, and presentations on education or business issues. I am especially skilled at rhetoric and the employment of statistical data and historical anecdotes in speeches, as well as the use of visual aides, anecdotes, and audience participation in presentations.
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I also offer drafting and editing of...
I am the author of the forthcoming book Leadership, Success, Horse Manure: Things I Learned from an Old Lawyer (The Plains Press; July 2009) and a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in English Language and Arts. I am currently enrolled in the Cumberland School of Law.
I have amassed a great deal of speechwriting and oral/written communications experience on numerous statewide political campaigns (all of which have been successful, by the way). So, too, do I myself have public speaking and presentation experience, having spoken at conferences and events-and conducted over a hundred public presentations on a variety of topics-across the country.
I focus on writing speeches and designing effective presentations.
Some areas of speaking where I have experience in writing/delivery (samples available in my portfolio):
- Political campaigns
- Commencement / Graduation
- Academic arguments
- Workshop presentations
- Retirement addresses
- Wedding toasts
- Commendations and awards
I have presentation experience in a variety of areas, especially in education-related presentations (effective teaching, motivating students, etc.) and design- or writing-related informative presentations. My presentation philosophy is two-fold: Make it interesting (with interesting anecdotes and visual aides), and never leave your audience unengaged for longer than 10 minutes. I can help you develop a script for an engaging, powerfully effective...
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Shumaker & Associates
Chief Information and Research Consultant
2001 - Present
Consultant for public relations, research, technology development, and special writing projects.
The Alabama Democratic Executive Committee
Chief Speechwriter and Communications Director
2006 - 2006
Responsible for the speech and communication aspects of 5 state political campaigns, all of which were successful.