Speaker's Digest 

December 2018


In this issue:

  • Best Speeches of 2018: A Look Back
  • Eulogizing an Old Friend: Senator Alan Simpson


In this, our final issue of Speaker’s Digest for 2018, we take a look back at the best speeches we watched during the past year, from actors to sports figures to activists and politicians. We try to share examples of great speeches often, and always appreciate when our readers bring someone new to our attention. This month, we also feature a piece on the eulogy delivered by Senator Alan Simpson for President George H. W. Bush, a short presentation that stood out for us from all of the pageantry surrounding Bush’s death.


Looking ahead, 2019 will be the 20th year in business for EMS Communications. As you make your plans for the year, we invite you to take advantage of the EMS “20 for 20” special: we will discount our training and coaching services 20% for the entire year for any projects committed to within the first quarter of the year. In other words, if you book time on our 2019 calendar by the end of March, you can expect a nice discount on the bottom line from your friends at EMS.


We wish all of our friends and readers a very happy and healthy New Year, and look forward to seeing you in 2019!


Best Speeches of 2018: A Look Back

2018 was a great year for presentations, and we want to highlight some of the best speakers we saw and wrote about over the past 12 months. We tended to notice speakers who brought emotion and authenticity to their presentations, as well as great stories and great passion. Here are some of our favorites.

Eulogizing an Old Friend: Senator Alan Simpson

Senator Alan Simpson’s words about his friend, President George H. W. Bush, highlighted the many tributes to the late president in the days after his passing. Here’s what we appreciated about Simpson’s presentation.

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