About Us

Captivating Audiences since 1999

Occasional Words is what happens when two professional speechwriters sit next to each other at a wedding reception. Our company started as a conversation about one best man's 14 minute struggle to say something right; six months later, in July 1999, OccasionalWords.com opened for business.

Since then, Occasional Words has grown to a team of writers with more than 15 years of combined experience writing speeches for executives, academics, and government officials. Between them, the Occasional Words team has written literally hundreds of speeches for nearly every conceivable occasion -- from your boss' retirement party to your daughter's graduation celebration.

Oh, and since 1999, Occasional Words writers have personally given speeches at exactly:
         6 weddings
         3 anniversary celebrations
         3 holiday parties (our own!)
         2 christenings
         2 bar or bat mitzvahs
         1 going away party
         1 family reunion

Michael Rabinovici - President & Co-Founder


Michael is President and Co-Founder of Occasional Words, a company he co-founded in 1999, and which has grown to become one of the Internet's leading providers of speeches and public speaking products, and resources.

Michael graduated with an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989.  After graduation he completed his Articles of Clerkship with the Department of Justice.  Subsequent to his call to the bar he spent two years with a downtown Toronto law firm before co-founding his own firm where his practice focused on commercial litigation.

Order comes with

When you place your order with Occasional Words, expect to receive speeches that...
  • appear instantly on your Web page as soon as your order is processed
  • appear in your e-mail inbox within moments
  • are appropriate, memorable, and ready-to-go
  • offer clear ideas for making them even more personal, using names, dates, and stories

Speech Samples

To give you a better idea of what an Occasional Words speeches look and sound like, take a look at one of our free speech samples:

Free Speech Sample - Retirement
Free Toast Sample - Anniversary
Free Public Speaking Guide - Go here

New! Wedding Planning Guide - A Bride's Workbook.
Go Here to download your free sample

New! Ask the Wedding Expert - Planning for the big event? Need some guidance?  Go Here to ask our resident Wedding Expert

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