Political Speech Writing: Six Virginia Voices Sound Off

July 25, 2011


Former Virginia Governor and Richmond Mayor Douglas Wilder, on the importance of political speeches when communicating a message:

Gov. Tim Kaine’s former speech writer and current Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Relations for VCCS Jeffrey Kraus on the importance of the political speech as a tool, and the danger it faces in a media world full of soundbites and social media:

Podcast Powered By PodbeanCo-founder of the Hodges Partnership Josh Dare, former speech writer for the FBI, National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Rhode Island Congresswoman, on why political speech writers have so often shunned the spotlight:

Tucker Martin, Director of Communications for Gov. Bob McDonnell, on writing and developing the Governor’s response to the State of the Union:

Podcast Powered By PodbeanA phone interview with Tammy Hawley, Press Secretary and speech writer for Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, about how she incorporates the Mayor’s voice into his speeches:

VCU Public Policy Professor Bill Bosher, former Superintendent of Public Instruction in Gov. George Allen’s administration, on the biggest misconception about political speech writing: