The Speech Rescue Squad

Speech Writing | Speech Rating | Speech Editing

First of all, it's great seeing you here. Chances are if you've come to this page, you've got a speaking event coming up and you'd like some help.We've given speeches and written speeches - so we know the stress that can come into play.We're here to fix that.Whether you need help writing a speech, editing a speech, or just want to know if your speech is going to hit the mark - we're here to help you shake off that stress!We are discreet and keep our client list confidential (including you) - but we've worked with the best!We've written speeches for Fortune 500 CEOs and a U.S. Senator, to name a few.We'd like to help you, too!

Professional Services

SPEECHWRITING: 1 hour discovery call, 1 speech draft, 2 rounds of speech edits, 1 final speech delivered.01-10 minute speech - $4,800
11-20 minute speech - $8,700

SPEECHWRITING + COACHING + REHEARSAL: 1 hour discovery call, 1 speech draft, 2 rounds of speech edits, 1 final speech delivered PLUS two 60-minute zoom calls with speech presentation rehearsal, coaching and feedback.01-10 minute speech - $5,450
11-20 minute speech - $9,350

SPEECH EDITING/REVISION: Not confident about your prepared speech? We will expertly provide 1 round of edits and deliver a final version you'll be excited to present. You'll also have the opportunity for 2 rounds of rehearsal and coaching.01-10 minute speech - $3,150 (+ Rehearsal and Coaching $3,800)
11-20 minute speech - $3,800 (+ Rehearsal and Coaching $4,450)

AUDIENCE RESONANCE RATING through PITCHRATER + SPEECH REVISION: Send us a video recording of you giving your speech and we will rate it for audience connection and resonance. This is done through our partners at PitchRater, a company that has an elite panel of thought leaders who will listen to your speech and rate it with the same tool used to rate audience connection in Presidential elections. After your rating has been completed, we will edit your speech to improve resonance in the areas which could most benefit.$2,800

PRO TIP: 4 Great Reasons Why Your Speech Should be 20 Minutes or Less!

1. Studies have shown that the average person's attention span is around 20 minutes. After that, it becomes increasingly difficult for people to stay focused and retain information.2. People are more likely to remember the key points of a speech if it is concise and to the point. A speech that goes on for too long can overwhelm the audience and cause them to forget important information.3. Keeping your speech to 20 minutes or less shows that you respect your audience's time and that you are able to effectively communicate your message within the allotted timeframe.4. A shorter speech allows for more opportunities to interact with the audience and to ask questions. This can help to keep the audience engaged and can lead to a more lively and interactive discussion.

Meet the Squad


Prior to co-founding communicate4IMPACT, a business storytelling training and coaching firm, Douglass led thought leadership and executive communications including speechwriting for the CEO at Mastercard headquarters in Purchase, New York. Before making the move to Mastercard, Douglass spent two decades in Washington, DC, working on Capitol Hill in senior speechwriting positions in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Immediately prior to Mastercard, Douglass was senior advisor and speechwriter for former U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe.Douglass also serves as a quarterly guest lecturer on speechwriting and storytelling at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is a graduate of Bowdoin University.


Prior to founding The Cooney Company and PitchRater, Dan was the Chief Marketing Officer of US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the Sport in the United States. He has coached over 2,000 professionals on presentation skills and persuasive communication. He has thirty years of professional sales, marketing, sponsorship, and fundraising experience. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler School of Business.

We've Written Speeches For These and Others: