Fletcher Dean is director of leadership communications at Dow Chemical. He is an award-winning speechwriter, author and teacher. He won the Cicero Speechwriting Awards Grand Prize for the best speech of the year in 2008 as well as three additional golden Cicero Awards. He is an adjunct faculty member at Western Connecticut State University, and is the author of 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech. He blogs at TheSpeechwriter.com.