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Joshua Hilley | Elance
 
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Joshua Hilley

Writing Speeches and Designing Presentations
   United States
  |   Cedar Bluff, AL
  |  12:00 pm Local Time

Overview

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.

I also offer drafting and editing of...

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Portfolio

This is an announcement of candidacy from a (successful) 2006 political campaign.
This is a sample commencement / graduation speech I wrote.
These are the slides that accompany a design proposal I created and presented (and...
This is a sample article / editorial I wrote for distribution in state newspapers...

Skills (7)

Tested
Speech writing and oratory
Creative Writing
English
Editing
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Relations

Service Description

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
- Education
- Debates
- Retirement addresses
- Roasts
- 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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Employment

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.

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