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Over 500 speeches for Senior Government officials in the last 10 years. Wrote PBS Documentary "Once Upon A Time" about Salt Lake City in the 40s for KUED. Wrote and performed one-man-show as TOM PAINE for which I received a PBS Emmy. Writing what you need is only half of my skill...just as important is understanding what YOU want for your important, special occasion. As a Senior Speech Writer for the United States Government for 20 years, I was tasked daily with translating government-speak into lucid, accessible, understandable plain English. I proudly own a PBS Emmy for writing (and performing) a one-man show as "Tom Paine" of the American revolution. (www.kued.org) It was a wonderful challenge to write the words in a play about a man whose entire life was words. I know their impact, their potential, their power. As a former award-winning broadcaster for 25 years, I know how words work and how to compose and target the right words for your event.

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Over 500 speeches for Senior Government officials in the last 10 years. Wrote PBS Documentary "Once Upon A Time" about Salt Lake City in the 40s for KUED. Wrote and performed one-man-show as TOM PAINE for which I received a PBS Emmy. Writing what you need is only half of my skill...just as important is understanding what YOU want for your important, special occasion. As a Senior Speech Writer for the United States Government for 20 years, I was tasked daily with translating government-speak into lucid, accessible, understandable plain English. I proudly own a PBS Emmy for writing (and performing) a one-man show as "Tom Paine" of the American revolution. (www.kued.org) It was a wonderful challenge to write the words in a play about a man whose entire life was words. I know their impact, their potential, their power. As a former award-winning broadcaster for 25 years, I know how words work and how to compose and target the right words for your event.

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4 Reviews

  • Scott_Weaver1 says,

    What a true professional! Hans walked me through my first speech in a few decades and his inputs were invaluable. I truly enjoyed working with him and look forward to working with him again in the future. Outstanding! Recommend!

    for "Key note" speaker speech on May 19, 2017

  • Robert_Brands says,

    With minimal guidance Hans immersed himself into the subject, reviewed and researched the content and delivered a creative speech on time. Willingness to tweak or make adjustments if necessary. Would use him again.

    for Speech Writing - Innovation on Sep 01, 2009

  • Willie_briggs says,

    I have been delighted, and highly impressed with the work of Mr. Pettersen. He wrote a speech for competition on the US Constitution that is just riveting.! His work was on time, and below budget. Communication was imediate. I look forward to working with him in the near future. I highly recommend Mr. Hans Petersen.

    for Speech on Constitution on Aug 03, 2009

  • Norris_Beren says,

    Excellent work done in a very professional and timely manner. When a slight revision was requested after completion of project, Hans once again provided fine service and delivery.

    for Speech revision on Mar 23, 2009

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