Gotham Ghostwriters: Money for Nothing (And Your Speech for Free)
[…] ORIANA LECKERT • Director of Operations, Gotham Ghostwriters • 8 years in publishing […]
Gotham Ghostwriters is directed by Dan Gerstein, a nationally recognized political writer, communications strategist, and idea man with extensive experience advising high-level public figures and mounting persuasive arguments on issues of public concern.
In this second edited highlight from the call, social media director reviews postings to the tweet-stream under the #PSAworld hashtag. He discusses the unusual nature of the opening keynote that took people out of their intellect into a bodily appreciation of what is involved in the act of speaking. He comments on the “Know your Worth” breakout session with , and and the relevance of salary surveys in journalism which might be valuable for speechwriters to initiate. Likewise, in a parallel breakout, Gotham Ghostwriters founder addressed the value of freelancers sharing rate information.
Gotham Ghostwriters: November 2015
Gotham Ghostwriters is New York City's only world-class, full-service writing firm. We specialize in sophisticated, long-form writing (such as books, speeches, articles/op-eds, white papers, and corporate reports) for clients in the thought leadership arena (businesses, trade groups, foundations, advocacy organizations, etc.).Gotham Ghostwriters is New York City's world-class, full-service writing firm. We specialize in sophisticated, long-form writing (books, speeches, op-eds, white papers, corporate reports, and grant proposals) for clients in the thought leadership arena: businesses, trade groups, foundations, advocacy organizations, etc.
Our team—which consists of more than 800 elite writers—comes with extensive experience in private industry and public life. We have worked for Fortune 100 CEOs, U.S. presidents, and global foundation heads; we have written on just about every market and issue in the public eye; and we have mastered practically every format in use today. We know there's a fine line between being a thought leader and being an afterthought in our hyper-cluttered, attention-challenged media environment—and that the right words often make the decisive difference.
It's no accident that we remember Adam Smith's invisible hand, Martin Luther King's vivid dream, Franklin Roosevelt's fearlessness, or Jack Welch's way of winning. The combined power of their vision and words moved minds, markets, cultures, and nations.
That's what Gotham Ghostwriters excels at: not simply putting words in a speaker's mouth, but planting ideas in a listener's mind. We go beyond the worn clichés to help foster new ways of thinking about your enterprise and among your peers, to create new standards in your field and give your brand the distinctive richness and crispness of a trendsetter.But what really sets us apart, like our colleagues at Gotham Ghostwriters, is our ability to set you apart. Lots of comedians can help you do a little stand-up. Where we excel is in helping companies, causes, and their pitchmen stand out and sink in — rising above the mundane and inane, connecting with a crowd, and leaving a lasting impression. Many of Gotham Ghostwriters’ clients are leaders in the business industry and are looking for writers to create smart, compelling content. Great content is a great investment for clients, and it’s good for business.