Zumwald wins 3 Cicero Speechwriting Awards in 2023 competition
ENGLEWOOD, Ohio, April 20, 2023 – Teresa Zumwald, the CEO, speechwriter, executive speech coach and storyteller at Zumwald & Company, has won three 2023 Cicero Speechwriting Awards from Vital Speeches of the Day.
Two speeches were category winners, and one speech received an honorable mention.
This makes Zumwald an 18-time winner of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards since 2014.
The Cicero Speechwriting Awards competition, now in its 16th year, recognizes the speechwriters and the speakers who make great speeches.
Zumwald’s speech that won the 2023 award in the Leadership and Management category is “We Need to Recognize and Affirm the Voices of Women.” It was written for Dena LaMar, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Advance Auto Parts.
The speech is featured on page 51 of “These Vital Speeches: The Best of the 2023 Cicero Speechwriting Awards,” a commemorative anthology of the winning speeches now posted on the Cicero Speechwriting Awards website.
Zumwald’s speech that won the 2023 award in the Social Justice category is “Dr. King Can Give Us the Courage to Speak Up, Take Action and Champion Inclusion.” It was written for Dena LaMar, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Advance Auto Parts.
The speech is featured on page 63 of “These Vital Speeches: The Best of the 2023 Cicero Speechwriting Awards,” a commemorative anthology of the winning speeches now posted on the Cicero Speechwriting Awards website.
Zumwald’s speech that received an honorable mention was “Now We Can Deliver the American Dream to Even More People.” It was written for John McKenzie, president, Winsupply Inc.
This speech is listed on page 2 of the commemorative anthology.
Zumwald and the other 2023 winners of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards will be recognized at the 2023 World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association at Georgetown University Oct. 16–18.
These winners help “set the standard for modern speechwriting,” said Cicero Speechwriting Awards Program Chairman David Murray.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the monthly magazine that’s collected the best speeches in the world for almost nine decades, the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the work that makes the speeches that help leaders lead – in every sector of business, politics and society.
The Cicero Speechwriting Awards website notes that “since Cicero called rhetoric a ‘great art’ more than 2,000 years ago, the world has seen the Gutenberg Press, radio, television, the internet and social media. These fundamental advances haven’t diminished the transformative social power of a great speech.”