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SPEECHWRITING

 

If you have something important to say, we can help you say it.

Get speeches, high-stakes presentations, video scripts, event scripts and training scripts with just the right message: the one you want to deliver – and your audience needs to hear.


SPEECHES

Feeling a little anxious and uneasy about your upcoming keynote address?

Perhaps acceptance remarks are in order after you receive that prestigious award – but deep down, are you worried about what to say?

And what about your annual meeting speech that’s right around the corner? Are you uncertain how to inspire your employees? Inform your customers? Persuade your peers?

Here’s the truth:

Too many leaders write speeches without a clear focus or message.

So they ramble. They stumble.

Often, they try to say everything.

So in the end? They say nothing.

And when it’s over?

They feel disappointed and frustrated with their performance. And vow to do better the next time.

That time is now.

We can help you write any type of speech.

And make it resonate with your audience.

  • Award acceptance remarks
  • Award presentations
  • Business presentations
  • Ceremonial speeches
  • Commencement speeches
  • Emcee remarks
  • Fundraising appeals
  • Keynote addresses
  • Panel facilitations
  • Q&A sessions
  • Speaker introductions
  • Toasts
  • Tributes: anniversaries, retirements, farewells, eulogies
  • Virtual speeches and presentations
  • Welcome remarks

We do it by uncovering your wisdom and your words.

Your experiences and your stories.

And of course – your style.

Leaders know us for our in-depth interviewing technique.

It’s a process of illumination that leads every time to a personal, vivid, unforgettable speech.

The best part?

You can relax.

Because we’ll do the discovery interviews. Handle the research. Talk to some key folks. Build an outline. Get your input. Write a couple of drafts. Listen to your feedback. And then tweak the text.

In the end?

You get a speech you’ll be excited to deliver – with speaker notations tailored to you and how you speak – ready for rehearsal.

Work with us to ensure your next speech is exactly right – and then repurpose all the hours you’ve been spending on speechwriting, rewrites and reviews.

>>> VIEW FEATURED PROJECTS

“You made all the magic happen. Thank you.”

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DE&I ENGAGEMENT
North American company in the automotive industry with 65,000 employees

“I’ve just now read your speech, Teresa, and – wow! It is fantastic. The structure and flow are pristine. Thank you for the inspiration!”

AMANDA TODD
University of Wisconsin-Madison


HIGH-STAKES PRESENTATIONS

Need to deliver a presentation that makes a big impact on your business?

Worried about complex messages and too many data points?

Concerned whether you will motivate your audience – and get the result you need?

We can help you build a high-stakes presentation – or transform an existing one.

  • Conference keynotes
  • Investor pitches
  • Sales presentations
  • Change management kickoffs
  • State-of-the-company addresses

After we work with you to develop your script, we collaborate with award-winning designers and multimedia producers to create presentations that not only change thinking and inspire action – but also drive return on investment.

We use words, images and videos to weave your ideas into a compelling story and your data into striking visuals.

Contact us and learn how we can elevate you or your executive on any stage – from the company boardroom to a conference ballroom.

>>> VIEW FEATURED PROJECTS

“Looks good, Teresa. I think your approach … is a real tribute to all that he has contributed. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

JOHN MCKENZIE
Winsupply

“We would like to recommend Teresa Zumwald as your No. 1 speechwriter. Her accessible style, high intelligence, thorough questions to gather enough material to build the story, and incredible experience ensure that it is a treat to work with her. For us she deserves an Oscar for every speech!”

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Two global manufacturing companies based in Europe


VIDEO SCRIPTS

If you’ve ever tried to write a video script and felt frustrated because it didn’t sound quite right, you’re in good company.

Lots of people attempting to write a script struggle with this problem.

And at least one more.

Word count.

Think about it:

If you’re planning a 2-minute video, you only have time for a couple hundred words!

That means every word must count.

We can help you write a video script for any kind of video.

  • Executive messages 
  • Corporate overviews
  • Company capabilities
  • Product launches and demos
  • Sales programs
  • Animated explainers
  • Testimonials
  • Promotional
  • How-to/tips 
  • Announcements

We will do the planning, research and interviews required – and then propose a creative concept for your review – before building out the script.

Then we will partner with your production company to help ensure the messaging comes to life as imagined – and is executed as intended.

Contact us and let’s talk about how we can help you shape or reshape your ideas into a winning video script.

>>> VIEW FEATURED PROJECTS

“It’s good to go. Thanks, Teresa!”

JHERMAINE ABIANG
Deadstock

“Big milestone day for this project! It has been a blast. This project would not be the same without Teresa Zumwald.”

STEVE COEN
Winsupply


EVENT SCRIPTS

Are you overseeing an upcoming professional conference or corporate event?

Do you want to deliver clear, consistent, creative messaging that commands attention?

Are you ready to up your game at the lectern?

If you are determined to deliver a seamless, meaningful experience for your event attendees, don’t wing it!

Instead, make sure your event script is crafted with intention based on your purpose and goals, theme, run of show and results you’re expecting.

We can help you create a strategic event script that engages every attendee – right from the opening remarks – all the way through the closing session.

You can expect us to partner with your team and event managers to plan and write personalized, engaging event scripts – based on research, interviews and storytelling – that captivate and build community.

Event scriptwriting work often includes:

  • Agenda planning and timing
  • Welcome remarks
  • Personalized speaker introductions
  • Introductory remarks ahead of keynotes
  • Event/conference previews
  • Panel/fireside chat planning and rehearsals
  • Coordination with keynote speakers on messaging
  • Remarks for emcees and moderators
  • Reflections and tributes
  • Sponsor recognitions and introductions
  • Awards program messaging 
  • Reception remarks
  • Housekeeping remarks
  • Thank you remarks
  • Closing remarks

To instill confidence in every speaker, we lead speaker coaching sessions well ahead of the event plus rehearsals at the venue before the event begins.

This ensures that speakers deliver their remarks with professionalism – and attendees hear smooth transitions from speaker to speaker.

Contact us and let’s talk about how we can help you create an event script that surprises and delights your unique audience.

>>> VIEW FEATURED PROJECTS

“GREAT scripting.”

SHEILA MIXON
Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV)

“Thank you for all of your hard work to help make the event such a success.”

ADAM MARSHALL
Winsupply


TRAINING SCRIPTS

Think about the last time you delivered training.

Maybe you led a webinar.

Or, perhaps you taught a roomful of people in person.

Were you exasperated with all the time you spent deciding how to best deliver the content?

Unsure whether you engaged your audience?

Disappointed by the evaluations you received?

We can help you develop a training script that helps you engage, educate and entertain adult learners.

We will:

  • Help you clarify your purpose, audience needs, learning objectives, framework, hook and title for your webinar or in-person program
  • Conduct research and interviews
  • Propose a training outline
  • Flesh out the training content with activities
  • Write a conversational training script
  • Create slides and handouts to reinforce the training content
  • Coach the training team in content delivery
  • Adjust the training script for timing and flow
  • Pilot the program with the training team before the first session

Work with us the next time you need to engage, educate and entertain your audience while delivering training with new, challenging or complex material.

>>> VIEW FEATURED PROJECTS

“This is fantastic, Teresa. You are amazing at what you do.”

LOIS ELRICH
Real Change Business Coaching

“I just finished watching the webcast and was extremely impressed. It was everything I was hoping for and so much more. It was like you knew all the questions I had and answered them all. Thank you for such an insightful and invaluable summit.”

VIRTUAL ATTENDEE