Janet Stovall to present at Professional Speechwriters Association’s 2017 World Conference

The Freelance Survivors: Secrets from Independent Speechwriters Who Have Made It This Far Janet Stovall, three-time Cicero-winning speechwriter, has developed ways of speaking to clients that keep clients coming back. (Hint: Politeness and compliance are not always the order of the day.) In conversation with Gotham Ghostwriters’ Dan Gerstein at the 2017 World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters… Read More

Janet Stovall Harrell wins 2016 Apex Award of Excellence

An executive speech written by Janet Stovall Harrell, principal of The Point, received an Award of Excellence in Speech & Scriptwriting in the 2016 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Sponsored by Communications Concepts and in its 28th year, the annual awards program recognizes excellence in publishing by professional communicators. The winning speech, The Logistics of Staying Alive, was delivered by Romaine Seguin, President of UPS Americas… Read More

And the winner is…

An executive speech written by Janet Stovall Harrell, principal of The Point, received Honorable Mention in the  2016 Cicero Speechwriting Awards program, the nation’s most prestigious awards program for speakers and speechwriters. Romaine Seguin, President of UPS Americas Region, delivered the speech, The Logistics of Staying Alive, at the 2015 Global Summit of Women. The summit, held May 14-16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is… Read More

Janet Stovall Harrell and The Point Win Double Platinum Awards for Executive Speech

Janet Stovall Harrell, principal of The Point Communications, has been recognized with the highest distinctions — platinum awards — for Best Speech and Best Presentation in the LACP 2014/15 Spotlight Awards Global Communications Competition. The winning speech, Brand You, was written for Myron Gray, president, U. S. Operations, UPS. A panel of communications professionals affiliated with the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) judges the materials in peer-level competitions,… Read More

Janet Stovall Harrell and The Point Nab Award for INROADS Speech

A speech written by Janet Stovall Harrell, principal of The Point Communications, has won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Cicero Speechwriting Awards. Forest T. Harper Jr., President and CEO of INROADS Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, delivered the speech, Somebody Just Like You, on May 1, 2014 at the Academies of Birmingham induction ceremony. The Academies of… Read More

Ragan Communications Names Janet Stovall Harrell 2014 ACE Speechwriter

Janet Stovall Harrell, principal of The Point Communications, has been named a 2014 ACE Awards winner for speechwriting. The 2014 ACE Awards, sponsored by Ragan Communications and PR Daily, “honor the individuals, agencies and teams in PR and marketing who, day in and day out, are THE best. Every day, they start and finish at the top.” Judges “looked… Read More

The Point Communications Showcased in Vital Speeches of the Day

The Point Communications’ work has been showcased in the July 2014 (Volume LXXX, No. 7) issue of Vital Speeches of the Day, a monthly collection of the best speeches in the world. The speech, “Somebody Just Like You,” was written for Forest T. Harper, Jr., President and CEO of INROADS, and delivered at the Academies of Birmingham Induction… Read More

Janet Stovall Harrell Receives Two Cicero Awards for Speechwriting

Two speeches written by The Point’s principal, Janet Stovall Harrell, won awards in the 2014 Cicero Speechwriting Awards program. Now in its seventh year, the Cicero Speechwriting Awards is the most prestigious awards program for speakers and speechwriters, and is judged by a panel of rhetoric and speechwriting experts. CATEGORY WINNER: BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES We Are the Cavalry… Read More