Speech writing has taught me a lot about storytelling. As I iterate each talk, reading aloud has given me the opportunity to feel the words as the as they twist, flutter and twirl around, in not only my heart and mind, but the audience’s too.

There’s no better example to…


Have you ever been given a set of facts, and based on that evidence, come to a conclusion that made you believe you were absolutely right?

A few years back a defense attorney contacted me to ask if I would be an expert witness in a case involving an aspiring…


Award-winning speech for Andrew Jones, Senior Research Associate, Vision and Graphics Lab at the Institute for Creative Technologies

Imagine if you could meet anyone in the world — anyone. Who would you choose? What questions would you ask? …


Award-winning speech for Elizabeth Fournier, Undertaker and Owner of Cornerstone Funeral Services.

When it comes to the environment, we Americans love to volunteer. Millions of us recycle, grow our own herbs and vegetables, and even clean our beloved parks and hiking trails. But have you given much thought to the…


By: Chris Norton & Barbara Seymour Giordano

As I gaze out my home office window into the bright blue Florida sky, my mind rifles through a list of should-haves —

Our family should have been packing for our spring break trip.

I should have been adding the finishing touches on…


As screenwriting consultant and author Robert McKee once said, “If the story you’re telling, is the story you’re telling, you’re in deep sh*t.” …

Barbara S. Giordano

Three-time award winning speechwriter. Beyond the pen I enjoy photography, gardening, hiking, reading and our kitties. storyworksla.com

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