Event Summary

Speeches are powerful tools to communicate, persuade and invoke action. In today’s connected world, speeches may be broadcast on the news or viewed across the world on social media – it is essential to get them right.

Whether you are writing a speech to deliver yourself, or writing it for someone else, there are a range of techniques that can dramatically improve the impact of your speech. These techniques can be used in a wide range of contexts: presentations, evidence sessions, public addresses and non-scripted speeches. Bring a new level of artistry and style to your approach.

At this highly practical event, take away best practice for drafting, editing and delivering speeches. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills by drafting and editing a short speech and receive constructive feedback from the expert trainer and course colleagues.

NB Participants are recommended to bring some material as a starting point for assembling their (short) draft speech during the event.

Key Points

  • Draft an effective speech with a clear objective and the audience in mind
  • Edit a speech for greater focus and impact
  • Improve delivery – body language, tone, pitch, emphasis and rhythm
  • Use rhetorical devices and humour to enhance speeches