Wow! What an unexpected honor. My speech, The Downside of Up: The Outrageous Fortune of Being a Speechwriter, was just named the 2016 Grand Award winner. The Cicero Awards are an international recognition of the speechwriting art and I’m very, very honored to be selected. The speech was delivered at last year’s Global Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association at Georgetown University.
If you have 45 minutes with nothing to do, watch it above. And wait for the standing ovation at the end. And the text is published in Vital Speeches of the Day.