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From the archives of The Influential Executive, 10/2008

How Young Communicators Support Senior Leaders

Increasingly, 20- and 30-somethings are crafting communications for executives twice their age. Here’s how they’re succeeding—and how you can too.

Once upon a time you had to have “gray hair” to be in executive communications. These days, you get your gray hair on the job.
Christian Brose was 25 when he took over as speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Barack Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau is 26. And speechwriting conferences and workshops are packed primarily with corporate communication people under 40.

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