M. Perlman, Ph. D
Highland Park, IL 60035
- A highly senior,
multi-talented, internationally-known communications professional
with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of language.
- An experienced
writer/editor who has ghostwritten virtually every form of corporate
communications, as well as book summaries, opening and closing arguments
for attorneys, and technical, professional, and medical articles.
- An executive
speechwriter who knows how executive/corporate communications support
business objectives and has extensive experience in developing strategic
communications and counseling management on the content and impact
- Developed and
wrote a wide variety of CEO and other top-executive speeches at Fortune
- Developed and
wrote position papers, articles/commentary, videoscripts, corporate
mission/vision/image statements, company/organizational histories,
annual reports, book chapters and forewords, recruiting materials,
policy/procedural manuals, technical/training materials, conference
presentations, press releases, newsletters, and other forms of corporate
communication; supported the project, if necessary, with presentation
training and audio-visual coordination.
- As freelancer,
developed and wrote a wide variety of documents: speeches, articles,
PowerPoint presentations, opening/closing statements for attorneys,
brochures, memoirs, business plans, video scripts, and book summaries
(for Discover Card Services and The Fast Track).
- Developed a
considerable body of original knowledge and methodology.
- Presented more
than 40 professional seminars, workshops, lectures, and classes on
various aspects of writing, speechwriting, business communications,
editing, research techniques, and public speaking. Click
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- Published more
than two dozen articles on various aspects of writing, speechwriting,
business communications, editing, research techniques, and public
speaking. Click here to jump to published
articles and books.
- Published three
Choices: New Options for Effective Communication, Charles
C Thomas, 1989.
Gives Me Great Pleasure..." -- A Guide to Writing Ceremonial
Speeches, Ragan Communications, 1992.
Great Speeches: Professional Techniques You Can Use, Allyn
& Bacon, 1997.
- Produced each
project with clear, simple language and compelling argumentation in
the precise style of the speaker or organization.
- Researched and
synthesized information on a wide range of topics; factored in emerging
business, political, economic, social and demographic trends; and
generated ideas and constructed coherent, persuasive documents, often
with minimal prior input.
- Integrated input
from many sources, reconciling conflicts where necessary, creating
a final product that is an integrated, seamless whole. Click
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Executive Communications (reporting to Sr. VP, Corporate Communications),
Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL 60093.
Public Relations Staff, General Motors Corporation,
Detroit MI 48202.
Speechwriting, Burroughs Corporation, Detroit MI 48232.
Supervisor, Marketing Communications, Michigan Bell, Detroit and Southfield
Professor; taught English linguistics and composition at the college/university
level; published scholarly articles (list available on request); organized
a composition program and helped establish a graduate program in the
theory and structure of writing.
of Chicago, Chicago IL, 1973; linguistics.
of Chicago, 1967; linguistics.
BA, Brown University,
Providence RI., 1964; linguistics (summa cum laude, high honors, Phi
(computer applications to language analysis), University of Chicago,
(Harvard University; University of Michigan), summers 1962, 1963.
"The Speech as an Effective PR/PA Tool" (1981); "PR/PA
Writing Workshop" (1982).
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