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The Art of Speechwriting

London Calling EU podcast,

Terry Szuplat joins Tony Blair speechwriter Philip Collins and EU Commission speechwriter Lorenzo Biondo to discuss the similarities and differences of speechwriting in the U.S., UK and EU.

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Speechwriting into the History Books

Socially Democratic podcast,

Terry Szuplat shares how he crafts speeches, most notably for President Barack Obama, and how stories can influence and inspire people in even the darkest hours.

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VIDEO: Terence Szuplat Discusses Speechwriting for President Obama

Millennium Alliance Live podcast,

Terence Szuplat, one of President Obama's two foreign policy speechwriters, discusses his journey from East Falmouth to the West Wing and what it was like to write for--and be edited by--Barack Obama.

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A Conversation with Terence Szuplat

Interview with the Brand Story Podcast,

Terence Szuplat, former President Obama speechwriter and founder of Global Voices Communications, talks about the relationship between speechwriting and storytelling

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Biden Braces Americans for “Putin’s price hike”

Comment for Axios,

Terry Szuplat, a foreign policy speechwriter for former President Obama, said "It's important for the American people to understand who's responsible. Wars don’t start on their own. They’re started by people. This one was started by Vladimir Putin. He owns the death. He owns the destruction. And he owns the costs."

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The Challenges of Writing a State of the Union Address

Comment for Politico's West Wing Playbook,

Szuplat, who helped Obama’s head speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau on several addresses, argued that although the president has a long list of items to address [in the State of the Union] including inflation, energy prices, and the Covid-19 pandemic, his biggest challenge is to explain why Ukraine matters for America.

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The Power of Values: An Interview With an Obama Foreign Policy Speechwriter

Interview with Global Risk Insights,

"An appreciation for the power of our example and our ideals as Americans was central to Obama’s presidency and it was central to his foreign policy," Szuplat said. "By virtue of his life and unique biography he had a real appreciation for the power of America’s story around the world."

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What makes an effective inaugural address? Advice from an Obama speechwriter.

Interview with America Media,

“If one of the great questions for the American people right now is ‘How do we get through this profound loss, can there be better days?’—who better to point the way than someone who has lived through the darkest moments any person can face?" said Szuplat. "I think it’ll be a huge element of his inauguration and of his presidency…. He might end up being the most perfect leader for this moment because of his life experience.”

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Response to President Trump’s Return to the White House with Covid

Twitter,

Please say a prayer for all the dedicated White House permanent staff — the butlers, the housekeepers, the janitors—being forced to work in a Covid hot zone. Their lives are being endangered so a weak, enfeebled man can pretend to be strong.

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Why the West Wing Is a Perfect Place to Spread Covid

Interview with Washingtonian Magazine,

When many people picture working in the White House, they imagine the expansive suite of offices depicted in Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. Terence Szuplat, who was a speechwriter for the Obama administration, describes his time in the West Wing as like working “in a submarine.”

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