How to be a better communicator, especially for kids, according to the speechwriting experts at the 2017 LISP Conference

The LISPs annual conference for speechwriters, the LISPS, has long been a showcase for the best speechwriting methods, and the 2017 edition had a pretty good batch of the best in the business.

It included three speeches by President Donald Trump, one by Vice President Mike Pence, one from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and a short speech from Sen.-elect Kamala Harris (D-CA).

But as the title of this article suggests, the talk was far from the best of the day.

Here are some of the speechwriters’ best ideas on speechwriting.

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