5 reasons you should become a speechwriter

Better pay, enhanced job satisfaction and prestige, increased executive access and more—what’s not to like?

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Ya say you’re sick of getting no respect in that Rodney Dangerfield employee relations function?

Ya say you’ve had it tweeting out to twits in that dead end social media position?

Ya say you’re frustrated with that media relations job when there’s no more media to which to relate?

Is that what’s bothering you, Bunkie?

Well, relax, take a deep breath, and consider speechwriting—which, even in the era of monosyllabic Donald Trump, holds the key to public relations renewal.

Here’s why you should think about becoming a speechwriter:

1. Speechwriters get access.

In public relations, as in life, access is power.

Most public relations writers remain behind the curtain, anonymously churning out an endless stream of news releases and pitch letters, Facebook postings and tweets. They rarely venture outside their cubicle, their lot in life consisting almost entirely of responding to requests for copy.

Speechwriters are different.

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