The clock is ticking.

Before you know it, you will be at the podium, facing a sea of expectant faces.

As their commencement speaker, these 2016 graduates will be looking to you for something inspirational.  Inspiring. 

Above all, not boring.

Commencement speeches are extraordinarily challenging to write and deliver. Many of our clients tell us that commencements produce the worst kind of writer's block, because it's all too easy for a good idea in theory to turn into a tired cliche on paper.

That's where Inkwell Strategies can help.  Whether this is your first commencement speech or you deliver one every year, we work with you one-on-one through every step in the process.  We take the time to understand your perspective, cultivate your ideas and work with you to write a speech that captures your unique voice.

We're not cookie-cutter of paint-by-numbers.  Think of our services as full bespoke, not off the rack. If you're ready to own the podium, contact us today to discuss how we can help.

Read our Q&A on conquering the commencement here.

David Meadvin, president and founder of Inkwell Strategies, is one of America’s most experienced content strategists.

In the private sector, David’s experience spans the technology, finance and media sectors. Most recently, he served in senior executive communications roles for the hedge fund Citadel, Bloomberg LP and Facebook.

In the public sector, David served as chief speechwriter for the U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

David has been profiled on the Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list and has been quoted extensively in the media. His work has been covered by virtually ever major media outlet in America.