Zumwald wins three 2019 Cicero Speechwriting Awards from Vital Speeches of the Day
This makes Zumwald a nine-time winner of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards since 2014.
This year, two of Zumwald’s speeches were category winners, and one speech received an honorable mention in this 12th annual competition, which recognizes the speechwriters and the speakers who make great speeches.
1 – CATEGORY WINNER: COMMERCE AND RETAIL
“How Distributors and Reps Can Build Trust and Work Better Together to Remain Relevant in Our Markets” was a 30-minute executive address prepared for and delivered by Eddie Gibbs, vice president of Vendor Relations at Winsupply Inc.
Gibbs delivered the speech on Sept. 13, 2018, at the AIM/R 46th Annual Conference in Napa, Calif. AIM/R is the Association of Independent Manufacturers’/Representatives, Inc.
Zumwald’s speech, the Commerce and Retail category winner, is featured on page 12 of “These Vital Speeches: The Best of the 2019 Cicero Speechwriting Awards,” a commemorative anthology of the winning speeches now posted on the Cicero Speechwriting Awards website.
2 – CATEGORY WINNER: EMPLOYEE MEETING
“The Keys to Our Collective Success” was a 30-minute executive address prepared for and delivered by Rick Schwartz, chairman of the board at Winsupply Inc.
Schwartz delivered the speech on Sept. 28, 2018, to advisory and support services staff at the Winsupply Town Hall meeting in Dayton, Ohio.
Zumwald’s speech, the Employee Meeting category winner, is featured on page 58 of “These Vital Speeches.”
3 – HONORABLE MENTION: TRIBUTE SPEECH
“Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” was a father-of-the-groom speech prepared for and delivered by Jeff Walker on July 20, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. This speech received an honorable mention and was noted on page 2 of “These Vital Speeches.”
As a Cicero winner, Zumwald will be recognized at the 2019 World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association Oct. 21–23 in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the prestigious monthly collection of speeches, the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the work that makes the speeches that help leaders lead – in every sector of business, politics and society.
David Murray, Cicero Speechwriting Awards program chairman, said the winning speeches come from 10 industries: agriculture, associations, banking, commerce and retail, education, energy, government, manufacturing, media and the military.
“They’re all on contemporary topics, like healthcare, education, technology, diversity and the environment,” he said. “They illuminate brightly as utterly current examples of structure, argument, storytelling and style.”
Read Zumwald’s winning speeches here on pages 12 and 58 of “These Vital Speeches.”