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Insider Training: Capitol Hill Speech Writing Class

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What you will learn

Your Member makes countless speeches every year, which is why they depend upon you to help craft them and ensure their delivery has impact.

At this fun, compact Hill training you'll learn the basics of message construction and delivery. You will receive practical lessons and personalized feedback, and participate in in-class exercises to make you a better, more confident public speaker.

Your instructors are communications professionals with decades of experience in public speaking instruction. You will benefit from their insight, real-world examples, and practical advice.

You will learn how to:

• Deliver speeches professionally
• Overcome common fears about speaking in public
• Organize and prepare effective speeches
• Think on your feet in impromptu speeches


Starts Friday, November 8

Fri 8:   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


300 Independence Ave. SE
Conservative Partnership Institute
Washington, DC 20003 Map




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Your faculty

John Shosky

John Shosky

President, Roncalli Communications

John Shosky is the president of Roncalli Communications, Inc. He has been a professional speechwriter, consultant, coach, and trainer for thirty years. He has written almost 3000 speeches for government officials, political candidates, and public interest advocates. This amounts to over seven million words on the public record.

He has been a speechwriter at the highest levels of government. Dr. Shosky has served in the Reagan, Bush (41) and Bush (43) Administrations, working in the Executive Office of the President, White House Public Affairs, The Department of Health and Human Services, The Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In addition, Dr. Shosky is the author of two books: Speaking to Lead, London: Biteback Publishing 2010, and The Words of our Time, London: Biteback Publishing 2012.

In a recent review of The Words of our Time, former Tony Blair speechwriter Phillip Collins wrote “Shosky's introduction is so full of insight and great tips that I wanted more. He knows what he is talking about.”