Presentation Handouts For: Y21CS0VC


Thank you for attending Ragan's Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference. Below are the slide decks from the presentations.

Please note: there are no slides from panel sessions or fireside chats.

11:00-11:25 a.m. Eastern Time
Consensus Starts Here: Navigating Partisanship in a Polarized World
Fiona Ma, Treasurer, The State of California

11:30 a.m.-noon Eastern Time
Beyond State of the Union: WH and Political Speechwriters on Public Speaking for Public Affairs

Mike Souder, Speechwriter, Former Deputy Communications Director, US House of Representatives
Katye Riselli, Speechwriter, Former First Lady Laura Bush
Stephen Krupin, Senior Speechwriter, Former President Barack Obama
Desson Thomson, Speechwriter, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

12:05-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Adrenaline Meets Public Affairs: The Anatomy of a More Nimble Public Affairs Strategy
Phil Caruso, Issues Management and Public Affairs Manager, Walgreens
Seth Duncan, Chief Data Officer, W20

1:15-1:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Authentic Storytelling for Speeches: How to Connect, Captivate and Convert amid Uncertainty
Douglass Hatcher, President, Communicate4IMPACT

1:50-2:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Pandemic Pivot: Rethinking What Content You Cascade (and How) in the WFH Age
Brooke Adams, Executive Communications Manager, University of Utah
Christopher Collier, Executive Director of Enterprise Content Strategy, Amgen

2:20-2:50 p.m. Eastern Time
Can You Hear Me? Bridging the Divide with the Language of Inclusivity
Michael Franklin, Co-Founder, Speechwriters of Color
Janet M. Stovall, Senior Client Strategist, NeuroLeadership Institute
Mintaro Oba, Speechwriter, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Shaan Heng-Devan, Director, West Wing Writers

3:05-3:40 p.m. Eastern Time
Building Empathy, Trust & Thought Leadership in 2021
Karen Naumann, APR, Snr. Instructor, Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense’s Information School
Karen Elliott, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association
Michael Golden, President, Golden Mean Strategies
Scott Thomsen, President, National Association of Government Communicators
Desson Thomson, Speechwriter, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

4:10-4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Baker's Dozen of Take-Aways

Bonus Materials

Thank you for attending Ragan's Speechwriting and Public Affairs Conference. Below are bonus materials and handouts provided by our speakers and sponsors.

Executive Summary

Pandemics, Politics, Purpose: A New Model for Public Affairs

Speechwriters Inclusive Language Tip Sheet

Report: using Social and Search Data to Build Vaccine Confidence