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April 10, 2011
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April 10, 2011

To Speech writer..or not not to Speech writer: that is the question!

bat mitzvah speech from fatherYou don’t know whether to hire a speech writer for your son’s Bar Mitzvah or your daughters Bat Mitzvah?  You’re not alone!  When people come across our service, they are often hesitant to use it!  To help you decide, we have published a real email conversation between us and a client…

Client:
Would you have any samples of speeches that I can read just to get a feel for what you are writing and the style.  I’m concerned that I may not be happy with the end result.

Us:
Thank you for contacting us, and mazal tov on your upcoming function

I appreciate your concern, and you are absolutely right to be discerning!  However, I must tell you that right now we don’t have sample speeches as the speeches that we write are considered the property of our clients, and ethically we cannot pass them on.  In terms of our writing and style, we wrote 100% of the articles on our website, so that can give you a fair idea. So if you go to http://www.yourjewishspeech.com/bar-mitzvah and look for the articles there, I hope it will give you a feeling of how we write.  In addition to that, our style changes according to who is the speaker.  Every speaker has different needs (we have clients from every part of the religious/secular spectrum) and also, some of our clients would like their speech to be meaningful, some philosophical, some learned, humorous etc.  We conduct an interview with our prospective clients and try to understand what their “style” and their “voice” needs to sound like.

And then, after the first draft, we are there to work with you, we are open to any feedback, and the more feedback you give us, the more we can work to make changes or refine the speech so it fits you 100%.  On top of all that, if you are not happy with the speech, even after you have given us full feedback, then we will give you your entire fee back (and then we would have ownership of the speech). We have never had to do this.
Finally, please look at our testimonials page,  they were all written by real people!  Please read this also , it is actually written a client, a mother of a Bat Mitzvah girl. Since we did her speech in May 2010, we have done two others for her.

So, if you would like to proceed, one of our speech writers can give you a call to discuss further (no obligations). Please will you send your phone number, and to help us choose a speech writer for you, could you also give us an idea of who the speech is for, and also if you have a specific tone/style that you are looking for (meaningful, some philosophical, some learned, humorous etc).  Please also let us know the date of the Bat Mitzvah!
Looking forward to working with you!

Tali

Client:

Hello Tali,
The speech would be from me to my wonderful daughter for her Bat Mitzvah, November 15, 2010.
All my life I had no problem expressing my thoughts, particularly on paper.  This however is much harder than I had anticipated.  I want the speech to be meaningful, sentimental but at the same time lighthearted.
I can be reached on my cell XXXXX  any morning after 10am.

A week after the Bat Mitzvah. Debbie was his designated speech writer

Us:
How are you doing?  Mazal Tov on your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah last week, I hope everything went smoothly, and that it was a really meaningful occasion.

I am writing because I want I wanted to follow up on your thoughts about our service, especially since you were very discerning before deciding to go ahead with our service (and rightfully so!)

Debbie and I wanted to know if in fact the service was helpful and if it met expectations, or not.  Also, how did you use the speech – did you read it as is, or did you use it as a framework to continue your own ideas?  Is there any other feedback that might be helpful?

Many thanks, and once again mazal tov on your special occasion!

Client:

Hi Tali,

Thank you very much.  My daughter did a wonderful job at the service. Debbie wrote a very good speech.  I used her speech mainly as a framework.  I could not have done it without her.  She helped me organize my thoughts and feelings.  I am so happy I found you and hope to have more happy occasions to use your service.

Thank you and have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!

So there it is – more than 95% of our clients tell us that hiring a speech writer for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah was one of the best decisions they made for their occasion, if you are interested in finding out more about our service at yourjewishspeech.com then contact us now!

 


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