WBEZ | Dan Conley http://www.wbez.org/tags/dan-conley Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Speechwriter Dan Conley dissects Mayor Emanuel's inaugural address http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-17/speechwriter-dan-conley-dissects-mayor-emanuels-inaugural-address-86643 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-17/Emanuel Getty Frank Polich.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Monday, Chicago welcomed its first new mayor in more than two decades. Rahm Emanuel is usually the man behind the man. But somewhere between the children’s choir, poetry and diverse blessings, it became clear Mayor Emanuel was the main event. Chicago’s new mayor spoke for about 25 minutes, but what did he say?<br> <br> To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s Richard Steele spoke to <a href="http://punditwire.com/contributors/" target="_blank">Dan Conley</a>, a former speechwriter for Mayor Daley and former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder.</p></p> Tue, 17 May 2011 13:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-17/speechwriter-dan-conley-dissects-mayor-emanuels-inaugural-address-86643 Ideas for a successful State of the Union address http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/speechwriters-ideas-successful-state-union-address <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//obama state of the union.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Crafting a speech that sounds less like a series of talking points and more like a vision of the future falls on the shoulders of speechwriters. So what is the perfect mix for Tuesday night's State of the Union address? Where should there be great detail and on what issues does the author shift the focus to the big picture?<br /><br />To find out, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; spoke with <a target="_blank" href="http://punditwire.com/contributors/">Dan Conley</a>, a former speechwriter for Mayor Richard M. Daley and former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. When host Alison Cuddy spoke with Conley, he began by saying that President Obama&rsquo;s speech Tuesday evening is the most important State of the Union address in a long time.</p></p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/speechwriters-ideas-successful-state-union-address