Few things are more satisfying than researching and writing a good speech. Similarly, few things are more frustrating than writers’ block when you’re on deadline writing a speech.
Whenever the dreaded block hits, I turn to my favorite books to break through. Somehow spending a few minutes reading some really good writing puts me back on track.
That’s why I found today’s post on Ragan.com “10 must-have books for speechwriters” so enjoyable. Check it out.
How many of these are on your shelf? What’s missing?
Here are a few of my favorites:
“Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History“— by William Safire, former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon.
“What I saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era” — by Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan.
“What Americans Really Want: The Truth about our Hopes, Dreams and Fears” — by Frank Luntz, pollster and political consultant.
“Power Quotes”– A great little book I picked up at a legislative conference.