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Onsite Speechwriting Seminars
& Presentation Workshops

Onsite: Speechwriting & Presentation Skills Workshops

Joan Detz brings speechwriting seminars and presentation skills workshops to you.


Ask Joan about onsite training (1/2 day, full day, two days) - your offices, your schedule, your goals, your budget.


"Your Oral Presentation Skills workshops are the most effective staff development we have had at the Foundation."
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


"Have you considered raising your rates? I think it's in order. The day you spent with us [speechwriting workshop] increased our market capitalization by about $1 billion which, according to my records, is a considerable premium to your invoice."
Abbott Laboratories

The Classics: Speechwriting Training Now Available Online

The Basics of Writing & Giving A Speech

Advanced Speechwriting

The Master Class in Speechwriting

The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting

“You don’t know what you don’t know about speechwriting until you’ve attended one of Joan Detz’s trainings.”
John Verrico, President-Elect, National Association of Government Communicators



Speaker Coaching & Media Training

Joan's [executive coaching] input and guidance were invaluable - Soroptimist International

… the best in the business. - American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

You repeatedly demonstrated a thorough understanding of news and public affairs. - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

... excellent... a truly customized [speaker coaching] session. - Huntsman Polyurethanes

... the consummate professional. - US Dept of Agriculture

Your intelligent executive-level approach [to media training] was a breath of fresh air. I can tell you that all of us at GE Information Services benefited from your wisdom and practical insights. - GEIS

Our [speaker] coaching session was one of the most valuable training experiences that I have had in my twenty years as a public servant! - Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation

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Award-winning Books by Joan Detz

Can You Say A Few Words?

How To Write & Give A Speech – New 30th Anniversary Edition, 2014

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It