Even Hollywood’s finest can stumble when faced with the prospect of learning and then delivering a speech to an audience of 600 people. Leonardo DiCaprio, speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, has explained how his speech problem happened when faced with an audience of 600 film extras and a four page monologue.
Celebrated Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan refuses to write off Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign. Instead she favours some serious intervention in the campaign by other speakers and activists. As a speechwriter, Noonan is best known for her speech writing for President Reagan.
A Ben Bernanke speech to the American Economic Association at the beginning of the year was well-received by a receptive audience. His key points that the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy was not the undoing of the financial system in 2007 and 2008.