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One who makes a speech.

speech′mak′ing n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or orationspeechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
eulogist, panegyrist - an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
tub-thumper - a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker
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One who delivers a public speech:
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Since leaving office in 2007 after over a decade in power, Blair has forged a colourful and sometimes controversial career as a multi-project philanthropist, speechmaker and high-profile consultant.
But GE's management quickly discovered his talents as a speechmaker. Before long his scheduled events included luncheon talks and dinner addresses to local Rotary Clubs, chambers of commerce, and similar groups.
At his speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, one could see that the job had aged him, as it does every president, but he was in good form, and when he's in good form there is no political speechmaker in America who can match him.
On the contrary, they are the kind of speeches that are made by ordinary men and women at extraordinary moments -- the kind of speeches that remain hidden in the hearts of both listener and speechmaker forever.
This magazine explained that Jefferson's poor ability as a speechmaker led him to abandon the practice of delivering the message in person.
As Carawan makes clear, "Much depends upon the speechmaker's skill in constructing an 'imagined community,' articulating the shared morals and motivations that bound the citizen body together." (CARAWAN, 2007, p.
As one speechmaker noted, 'Pride is a protest' and the more sombre march seemed to reect that.
The Olympiad included the following nominations: The Best Composition, Young Reciter, Young Speechmaker, oral examination in Russian language, oral exam in history of Russia and Russian culture.
"However, no one could accuse a speechmaker of being rude for speaking too long," GE[micro]nE-ltaE- added.
If that is his strategy, does Barack Obama, the great speechmaker, have what it takes to build the necessary relationships behind the scenes?
Another prominent speechmaker in this vein was George Julian Harney, who had worked for a time in the Poor Man's Guardian office, adopted some of O'Brien's ideas, helped to establish the East London Democratic Association, and served as a delegate to several national Chartist bodies.