Joan Detz, May 6: How to Write Short Remarks & Talking Points that Boost Your Career

Joan Detz, a veteran speechwriting expert and presentation skills coach, will be offering her workshop “How to Write Short Remarks & Talking Points that Boost Your Career,” at the IABC Philadelphia chapter’s May 6 meeting. Joan chatted with IABC Philadelphia’s vice president of digital technology, Steve Lubetkin, in the Lubetkin on Communications podcast, which you can hear in the player below.

Date: May 6, 6–7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for students

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Ft. Washington, 530 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19034

Dinner will be served during the program.

Register using this EventBrite widget. You will be taken to PayPal to complete your payment, but you can use a major credit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account to register.



Let’s start with a few important topics:

  • When/why short remarks/talking points are appropriate
  • Conducting research quickly & efficiently
  • Asking the right questions: about the occasion, about the audience, about the speaker
  • Formatting the finished product (bullet points, notes)
  • Other potential uses for the remarks/talking points (e.g. blog posts, articles, tweets)
  • Freelance writing opportunities for short remarks/talking points

Learn all about these topics at this session. Best of all, bring your own questions about writing short remarks and talking points – and get professional advice from Joan Detz.

One lucky attendee will win an autographed copy of How to Write & Give a Speech, “A how-to classic” (The Washington Post).

Speaker Bio

Joan-DetzJoan Detz is the author of four highly respected public speaking books. Since 1984, Joan has run her own speaker services business—writing speeches, coaching executives, offering media training and conducting workshops.

Over the years, many of the top names in international business have turned to Joan Detz for speaker services— clients such as Abbott Laboratories, GE Information Services, Siemens, Canada Life, and Dow. She has also served as a media spokesperson, appearing often on radio and TV interviews.

Joan is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the prestigious organization of independent nonfiction writers who have met exacting standards of professional achievement. She is also active in the International Association of Business Communicators (where she is an IABC All-Star Speaker).

The National Association of Government Communicators honored Joan with its President’s Award.

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