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Speechwriting Portfolio: Featured Projects

Change management speeches

"As Equity Partners, Maintaining a Fair Balance of Interests Will Allow Us to Sustain This – The Greatest Organization"
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  • Version for business owners: "As Equity Partners, We Must Change the Way We Make Decisions to Maintain a Fair Balance of Interests" 
  • Version for business advisers: "You Can Help Us Maintain a Fair Balance of Interests Between Majority and Minority Owners" 

“Customer Relationships in a Connected World”
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Executive addresses

"How Distributors and Reps Can Build Trust and Work Better Together to Remain Relevant in Our Markets"
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“The Time Has Come to Reinvent Free Enterprise Capitalism in America”
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“Follow Her Lead” (award-winning speech)
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“How Winsupply Helps Entrepreneurs Claim the American Dream”
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Keynote speeches

“Free Enterprise at Work: How Winsupply’s Business Model Gives Everyday People the Freedom to Earn Their Own Success”
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"The Keys to Our Collective Success"
Read the Cicero award-winning speech on page 58 >>

“Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone”
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“Stand Up for Free Enterprise Capitalism: The American Dream”
(Cicero award-winning speech, honorable mention)
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“First Things First: Together We Can Make an Impact on Education”
(award-winning speech)
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“Executing a Customer-Focused B2B Transformation Strategy"
(Keynote fireside chat Q&A talking points for a national B2B online conference)

 

Motivational speeches (international)

“Esteves, This is Your Moment: Go Ahead and Jump”
(Cicero award-winning speech, honorable mention)
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“We Must Build on What is Good to Get to Great by Making the Most of The Flywheel Effect”
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“Our Future is Created by What We Do Today, Not Tomorrow”
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“We Must Add More Value to Win Customers for Life”
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“We Exist for One Reason: To Make a Difference”
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“Our Roots Give Us Wings”
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Award acceptance remarks

“When You Come to a Fork in the Road, TAKE IT!”
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“We Must Give Everyday, Ordinary People the Chance to Earn Their Own Success"
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“Where Will Our New Leaders Come From?”
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“Aunt Peg Would be Proud”
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“Imagine the Impact You Can Have”
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"I read through your Chairman’s address yesterday and it is REALLY GREAT. Thank you for all the passion and hard work that you put into it. Your dedication to this task has been so terrific and appreciated. Your message in this address is truly inspiring and your storytelling throughout is fascinating. I enjoy it even more now than I did in my first read-through. I know you will inspire the audience to go back to their companies and follow your lead. Thank you very much."

ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE
On a client keynote written for a national conference

"The speech went very well! The ‘keep cranking the flywheel’ analogy was received perfectly. Many thanks indeed!"

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

"I recently used Teresa Zumwald’s speechwriting services for two big events. Teresa was a true professional throughout the process and really took the time to get to know me and InnoSource. She did her homework on my topics and ensured that each speech had a clear direction and purpose for each audience."

CHAD DELLIGATTI
InnoSource

Fundraising speeches

FOR A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN K-12 SCHOOL
"Be Strong and Courageous" 
(Series of nine confidential speeches for a major donor event)

FOR A WORLDWIDE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
"So Many Doors Have Been Opened to Us"
(Series of nine confidential speeches for a major donor event) 

FOR A NATIONAL NONPROFIT THAT GRANTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS
"We Need to Elevate Our Collective Voice Around the Issue of Parental Choice"
(Series of eight confidential speeches for a major donor event)

FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
“Because of the American Cancer Society, We Have Hope”
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TED Talks

“Change the Status Quo”
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TEDx Audition Speech (3 minutes)
(Speaker was accepted for the program)

 

Speaker introductions

SPEAKER INTRODUCTION:
"Raj Kannappan introducing Rick Schwartz"
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SPEAKER INTRODUCTION:
"Rick Schwartz introducing Peter Schweizer"
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Other speeches

BUILDING DEDICATION SPEECH:
“We Will Inspire and Connect More People, More Often – and in Many More Ways”
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FATHER-OF-THE-GROOM SPEECH:
“Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" (Confidential)
(Cicero award-winning speech, honorable mention)

RETIREMENT REMARKS:
“He Believed Deeply in the Intelligence of the Individual − and the Power of Human Potential”
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WELCOME REMARKS:
“There’s an Army Rising Up Tonight to Break Every Chain”
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SPEECH TO FELLOW ASSOCIATION MEMBERS:
“We Learned Logistics on the Run, on the Fly and on the Job”
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ANNIVERSARY SPEECH:
“Our Person of the Decade”
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Presentations and scripts


Scriptwriting sample, animated explainer video

FOR AN INVESTOR 

Write a 275-word script for an animated explainer video entitled "Bubble Trouble"
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Purpose/outcome: To convince viewers that borrowing excessively is dangerous business because in time, our current economic bubble will burst – with horrific consequences for overextended, greedy, foolish borrowers who chose to live well beyond their means.

 

FOR A NATIONAL WHOLESALER

Write a script for an animated explainer video entitled "Winsupply Myth Busters"
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Purpose/outcome: To identify seven common myths in the marketplace and "bust those myths" to create more clarity around the organization's unique business model.

 

FOR A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Reinvent the internal “State of the Company” meeting

Purpose/outcome: To improve the format, style and effectiveness of these quarterly meetings for sharing the company's progress and results.

  • In the past, only the CEO delivered these hour-long presentations, which featured complicated financial data on slides.
  • The reinvention featured storytelling, a simpler format ("where we’ve been, where we’re going and what you can do"), engaging graphics and multiple speakers: the CEO, the chief financial officer and the vice president of human resources.
  • The reinvented meeting format made it possible for employees at all levels to understand and recall the material so they could take the right next steps in their individual roles at the organization.

 

FOR A BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COMPANY

Collaborate with a team of HR benefits experts to imagine and script a 30-minute webinar

Purpose/outcome: To educate brokers so they can tell their clients about nine potential land mines buried in employers’ benefits statements, pretax plans and COBRA paperwork.

"I like this speech a lot … the message is great. It paints a portrait of him very, very well."

RICK SCHWARTZ
Winsupply

"We are happy with the changes … your script forms a nice basis for further development of the video animation. Thank you for your time and services for this project."

FEMKE VAN DER MEER
Pink Producties, The Netherlands

"He said it went great! He sent me the speech and – seriously – I got chills. You captured his voice, cadence and especially the mission. Wow oh Wow! Way to go!"

KAREN BOYLE
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.