Q: Why should I hire a speechwriter?

  • To save time.

Finding perfect words is difficult. Even though you may have a lot to say, your schedule doesn’t always lend itself to the time required to write an impactful speech. There’s so much to think about and so much to remember – not to mention juggling other projects on your plate. Hiring a speechwriter eliminates the need for you to spend grueling hours trying to put the right words together. It means having partner whose job it is to make you sound your best.

  • To be original.

Originality is a rarity. How many speeches have you listened to that start the same way? How many don’t captivate? How many just don’t measure up in authenticity and ring unimaginative or canned? Hiring a speechwriter will help you avoid becoming a part of this group of speakers. Authenticity and originality is the combination that translates to memorable words – words that can bring an audience to its feet, words that can shake the world. Cheril’s deliberate and collaborative approach allows her to capture your voice in way people will recognize as familiar but stronger. She will work with you until you’re fully satisfied with a speech that was literally hand-crafted.

  • To make an impact.

Impact drives income. It builds legacies, touching hearts and challenging minds. Delivering a strong speech can inspire an audience to improve their community. It can inspire employees to be more dedicated, and touch family members in a way they’ll never forget. Hiring a speechwriter will help you engage your audience instead of leaving them wishing they were somewhere else.

Q: What is your rate for a 30-minute speech?

It varies. To give you an idea of industry standards, however, The Writer’s Market suggests a minimum rate of $2,700 for a 30-minute speech from a professional. With that being said, my services and rates are flexible with regard to price, depending on the type of project. See below for more information.

Q: Can you just give me a ballpark figure for a social speech?

Sure. For social speeches such as weddings and funerals, the cost is approximately $250 for a two – three minute speech. Anything longer will require a custom quote.

Q: Can you tell me a ballpark figure for corporate or political speeches?

Speeches for corporate, political, and investor relations audiences are vastly different from social talks. They require meticulous research and analysis of many moving parts.

While social talks usually rely heavily on personal stories, recollections, and anecdotes, corporate and political speeches have to be thoroughly researched. Having to be cross-checked with other communication goals and legal compliance, they also need to be written in a way that demonstrates the speaker has a thorough understanding of cultural competency, and much more. Because of these variables, the time it takes can vary widely and thus requires a custom quote.

Q: Can I see samples of your work first?

Of course! Please see the link for sample speeches at the top of this page.

Q: Do you write other things besides speeches?

Yes. I also write other forms of communications such as letters, blogs and articles. I occasionally write answers for RFPs (Requests for Proposals) as well.

Q: What kind of speeches do you write?

Here are a list of speeches that Cheril writes:

  • Award acceptance speeches
  • Emcee remarks
  • Entrepreneur investment pitches
  • Eulogies
  • Informational sessions for employees/constituents
  • Motivational
  • Outreach
  • Political (whether politician, aspiring politician, or concerned citizen standing up to politicians)
  • Speaker introductions
  • Special occasions (weddings, funerals, retirements, etc.)

If you have a need that isn’t listed here, please send a message using the contact form to get more information. Thank you!

"Cheril is an incredible writer and professional communicator. She's extremely prompt and has been wonderful to work with."

Daniel Stringer, CEO, Total Care Connections

"Cheril did an awesome job on my speech! I had a tight deadline and she turned it over in just 24 hours. The speech was well received by about 100 folks at a city council meeting and local news media even asked me for quotes. Highly recommended!"

K. Bush, A Concerned Citizen

"Cheril is a strong writer and delight to work with. She’s adept at handling a variety of writing projects with professionalism and flexibility. Always quick to turn assignments around, Cheril is great addition to our team when we need freelance help."

Todd Speranzo, Vice President of Marketing at Avella Specialty Pharmacy

"Great work! Always on time and passionate about the message, speaker and audience. I could always count on Cheril to perfectly capture my voice."

Michael Rashid, Managed Care Executive - Retired CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas

"Cheril is one of the most gifted speechwriters with whom I’ve had the privilege to work. She has the uncanny ability to quickly capture the distinctive voice of the people she’s writing for, and turns out effective, memorable speeches. Reliable, focused and a joy to work with, too. I recommend her without reservation."

Michelle Davidson, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing - Health Partners Plans

"It is always a pleasure working with Cheril. I admire her passion and love for her craft."

Saunders Sermons, Two-time Grammy award winning musician and vocalist

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