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 …

How to watch Trump’s inauguration speech from home (for free)

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will officially take the oath of office.But first, there’s a huge speech from Abraham Lincoln.The speech itself will be livestreamed live on Facebook Live.But we wanted to do something special for you.To celebrate the historic moment, we’ll be offering a free, ad-free stream of Trump’s inaugural speech.The livestream will be …

How Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address to Congress

A new audio recording of the Gettysburg address was made public on Tuesday, and it’s not what you might expect.As it turns out, the recording was made before Lincoln’s assassination, but the audio is more than 150 years old.Here’s how the recording of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Speech was made, and what it means for our understanding …

How to read Abraham Lincoln’s ‘The Importance of the Union’ speech

How do you read Abraham Einstein’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ speech?Or John F. Kennedy’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (or even John F Kennedy’s “I’m a Citizen of the United States of America”?) and what did Lincoln’s speech in the summer of 1863 say about the Civil War?Here’s a list of the most interesting quotes …

What to watch for in the first presidential debate with Donald Trump

The first presidential campaign debate on Monday will be a test of whether Donald Trump can manage a complex format, and it is going to be an important one.The format, which was devised in part to help the candidates better communicate and better prepare for a live event, is expected to be much more intense …