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Hi, I’m Tyler.

I write speeches.

 

Story-Like Speeches To Move Your Audience

Giving a speech is a hard enough undertaking, but persuading your audience to think in a new way, change their mind or take action is an art. I write speeches that flow like stories because story is the most persuasive tool in the old rhetoric shed. When your speech feels like a story, your audience takes action.

Speeches, stories and articles

Thing I have done for free & for money

Get the ball rolling on your next great speech

 
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How does it work?

Step one: Send me an email. I’ll respond super fast. Tell me about yourself and the project you are working on. What gets you the most excited? Are there any upfront important details I should know about?

Step two: I’ll ask you another question or two and you’ll do the same. Then, I’ll quickly write you a treatment, or outline, for free.

Step three: If you like your treatment, I get to work. If you have some tweaks you’d like to see, I still get to work. Either way, we know each other at this point and I’m a workin’.

Step four: You get a fresh, organically grown, handpicked, flash-steamed speech sure to be remembered. Don’t worry, if it’s not quite right, re-writes are free.

Send me an email.

 

Frequently asked questions about doing business with Tyler Friend

What do you do?

I’m a writer. I specialize in writing persuasive speeches.

Who do you work with?

My clients tend to be anyone who has something important to say. I’ve helped political candidates and incumbents as well as program and policy directors in government, non-profit and education.

How long does the whole thing take?

About two weeks. Overnight and rush pricing are available. If you send me an email about your project, I can tell you how quickly I will get it done.

How much does it all cost?

About a buck a word. BUT! Ask me about a way for you to get 50% off.

Okay, is there a way for me to get 50% off?

Absolutely! It’s super easy. Just ask for 50% off of your first speech in an email.

How much experience do you have?

Lots! I got started writing sermons 15 years ago when I was a teenager. I actually won a couple national competitions for it (yes, they have contests for that sort of thing). In college, I was a production director for huge live events with speakers and bands and light shows and the whole thing (I know what works for a large, live audience). Then I worked on some movies (I’m a nut for storytelling). I helped a couple candidates run for public office and then decided to go get a master’s degree in rhetoric, the art of persuasion. Now, I help people get their message out in a convincing speech that feels like a story.

Will anyone know you wrote my speech for me?

No. Confidentiality is key. Believe it or not, I consider myself to be a part of the hospitality industry. The best way for me to serve you is to serve your audience. Your audience loves you already. It’s my job to make you sound even better. Your audience does not need to know who I am.

What will happen if I don’t buy words from you?

Nothing. Nothing will change if we do not work together. But, if you want to reward your audience with something more, with a mission - if you want to take your speaking or your content or your brand to the next level, I know working with me will help. It’s about what could happen. Oooooohhhhhh, I got myself all excited! Come on, send me an email, let’s change the world!

Okay, I like how this sounds. How do I get the ball rolling?

Email me. Please and thank you.

Have a speaking gig?

Get a free treatment

Allow me to take a whack at it. Tell me about your project and I’ll send you a plan for how I would tackle it - for free!


You’re not the hero

My writing philosophy

I know, harsh. But that’s my philosophy. You are not the hero of the story you are telling. Your audience is. You are their guide. It’s my job to give your audience something to grab onto. The best way for me to do that is to tell a story, make your audience the hero and take them on a journey. I know what you’re thinking. This is some Joseph Campbell stuff. You are right.


My voice

Romantic

Big ideas said in a manner as to evoke an emotional response.

Adventurous

Big ideas said in a manner as to call your audience to a journey.

Humorous

There’s nothing like telling people that you’re funny. It really makes you seem, you know, not funny. Watch this video.


Influences

Aaron Sorkin

“Oratory should raise the heart rate. It should blow doors off the place.” If you have not watched The West Wing, you really should. After all, you don’t want to temp the wrath of whatever, high atop the thing.

Anderson Design Group

If Anderson Design Group’s posters made sounds, I would want my speeches to sound like them.

Sandwich Video

Adam and his team tell the best stories in advertising and marketing today.

Futura

Yes, the font.

The Campfire

The campfire was the original coliseum. It was the gathering place for humanity’s first competition: storytelling.