As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson and president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Valenti knows about giving speeches. Here he gives his advice on writing and delivering a speech people will remember.
Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti
has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak Up with Confidence is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember.
served as a special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson and was in charge of all his speeches from 1963 to 1966. He went on to become President of the Motion Picture Association of America, a post he still holds. Recently profiled in The NewYorker, he is a sought-after public speaker and lecturer throughout the world and has written numerous articles for publications such as Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He lives in Washington DC and Los Angeles.