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Obama Alumni Terence Szuplat Launches Global Voices

POLITICO Playbook,

Terence Szuplat -- one of President Obama's two foreign policy speechwriters for eight years and deputy director of White House speechwriting in the second term -- is starting a new venture. Global Voices will offer strategic communications and speechwriting to leaders, companies and NGOs in the U.S. and around the world.

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Donald Trump’s Speech to Congress: What to Look For

Newsday,

Szuplat said Trump has an opportunity Tuesday night to reach out to those who dislike or disagree with him by offering an optimistic, reassuring and more inclusive vision of the future.

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Rating President Obama’s Biggest Speeches

CNN.com,

Several "great speeches of Obama's presidency were after national tragedies, which struck the right note," said author and professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania. Many of those addresses were a collaboration between Obama and senior speechwriters Cody Keenan and Terry Szuplat.

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“The Greatest Job in the World”

Interview with SiriusXM,

Interview with "The Dean Obeidallah Show" on SiriusXM Progress

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What’s it Like for Ordinary Citizens to be Highlighted in a Presidential Speech?

San Diego Union Tribune,

“Nothing captures the imagination and helps people understand the impacts and possibilities like hearing about people who live them every day,” said Terry Szuplat, who as one of Obama’s longest-serving speechwriters conceived and drafted hundreds of talks on a variety of subjects over the past eight years.

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An Inside Look at the Selling of the White House’s Foreign Policy

San Diego Union Tribune,

Terence Szuplat: Every single one of these town halls and the speeches that [President Obama] gives around the world are broadcasted and seen by millions of people. And there’s no other country, there’s no other leader who does that. In this globalized world, you can’t just make deals with global elites. You have to have buy-in from the people and go to every region in the world.

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Reconciler in Chief: Obama Appeals to the People on Foreign Visits

CNN,

In eight years of trips overseas, President Barack Obama has sought to use the soaring, bridge-building rhetoric that rocketed him to the top of the political world in the United States on audiences overseas. He reaches past the leaders he meets at summits and state dinners to their people, trying to forge an emotional bond across barriers of language, ideology and culture.

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From East Falmouth to the West Wing

Troy Clarkson, The Falmouth Enterprise,

Terry Szuplat credits his family and Falmouth for his journey from East Falmouth to the West Wing. “Falmouth is always part of who we are,” he says.

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President Obama Addresses Violent Extremism

Echo Net Daily,

President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, and Terry Szuplat, senior director for speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office.

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“I simply wouldn’t be where I am today, without AU and SPA.”

Interview with American University School of Public Affairs,

“As a senior at AU, I had the opportunity to intern at the White House speechwriting office—the very office I serve in today. Even now, I still crack open my old course books for ideas and inspiration when drafting remarks for the President.”

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