Cheril N. Clarke – an independent author, speechwriter, corporate communications writer and award-winning playwright – is the woman behind Phenomenal Speeches & Phenomenal Writing.
Cheril has written award acceptance speeches, special occasion speeches, emcee remarks, award ceremony scripts, and speaker introductions for C-suite executives (CEOs, COOs, etc.) and entrepreneurs. With a background deeply rooted in creative writing, from children’s books to award-winning stage plays, Cheril has the unique ability to easily connect with audiences of all types. So whether your speech is to a group of students, a room full of doctors, or a council room full of concerned residents, Cheril can help.
Speech writing is a very rare talent. It’s more than finding right words. It’s about having the right combination of rhythm, passion, and cultural competency to reach into the hearts of listeners. Speech writing is distinct. It’s about authenticity and requires a broad knowledge-base of people, psychology, and cultures; and the speechwriter’s job is to work closely with the principal to ensure his or her authentic voice is captured in a way that will captivate an audience.
With more than 15 years’ experience as a multifaceted writer, Cheril has the confidence and diverse life experience to be the speechwriter who can best tell your story. She has been featured in numerous magazines, including The Philadelphia Women’s Business Journal. She has experience working closely with executives, politicians, administrative staff, graphic designers, web designers, videographers, photographers, and international printers. Prior to starting Phenomenal Speeches, she was Director of Communications for Gloucester Township. She was also a staff writer who was the lead writer for a CEO transition at AmeriHealth Caritas.