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Michael Connolly Teaches Speech Writing

On Tuesday April 20, 2021

What you will learn

Learn how to develop speeches that engage your audience and withstand scrutiny from Michael Connolly, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Mike Lee. Connolly also worked as a speechwriter for FEMA and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

In this class, you will look at professional speeches that are well-written, persuasive, and cogent. Michael will discuss the primary components of Speechwriting, including research, argument development, formatting, and more.

You will also have an opportunity to have your own speech critiqued by Connolly - a rare opportunity to receive feedback from one of D.C.'s most respected communicators.

Who it's for:

•Media and communications professionals
•Elected officials and candidates
•Aspiring speechwriters
•Anyone preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement

How you'll benefit:

•Analyze famous speeches
•Deliver speeches professionally
•Organize and prepare effective speeches
•Think on your feet in impromptu speeches

*Ask us about student and group rates.


Starts Tuesday, April 20

Tue 20:   6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM EDT
Wed 21:   6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM EDT


This training is online.


$60.00 $10.00 discount for early registration until 4/18/21 Your Cost: $50.00


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Your faculty

Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly was most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff to Sen. Mike Lee before starting his own consultancy.

Prior to that, he worked as the Staff Director at the Office of the Vice Chairman of the US Congress Joint Economic Committee in 2017 and served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the US Congress Joint Economic Committee from 2011-2012.

Michael Connolly has also worked as the Director of Communications from 2009 through 2011 for Club for Growth, a leading free-enterprise advocacy group.

Mr. Connolly has a wide range of experience in public service ranging from Senior Communications Advisor to Senator Jim DeMint, Speechwriter for FEMA and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and served as the Press Secretary on the House Judiciary Committee. Michael also spent some time as an English Composition Teacher at The Avalon School, and was a Consultant for the DCI Group.

Connolly has a bachelor's degree in the English Language and Literature/Letters from Virginia Tech.