James C. Humes: The Man Behind the Words of Five Presidents

“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”

James C. Humes is most famously known as a presidential speechwriter. He has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. He is the author of twenty-three other books.

Humes wrote speeches for presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and Dwight Eisenhower. Before his speechwriting career, he represented the U.S. State Department in lectures on American government all over the world. He has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. Mr. Humes is a well known author, most famously for Confessions of a White House Ghost Writer (Regnery Publishing) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Churchill: Speaker of the Century.

One of the last living Americans to have met Sir Winston Churchill in person, Mr. Humes has played Sir Churchill on stage and at numerous events. Mr. Humes lives in Pueblo, Colorado.

As James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” If you want to be a leader, you must be a presenter that connects with the audience and delivers a memorable message.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is best known for his leadership of Great Britain during WWII. In the 1930s he tried to warn about Nazi Germany. He became Prime Minister in 1940 after the resignation of Neville Chamberlain. He refused to surrender or compromise in the early days when Britain stood alone in opposition to Adolph Hitler.

He was especially renowned for his broadcasts and speeches. He continued leading as Prime Minister until Nazi Germany was defeated.

You can learn a lot about Sir Winston Churchill on a website dedicated to him.

Jody Victor®