Writing Effective Speeches

This workshop is for individuals who write speeches that others will present/deliver. The workshop can be delivered in a one or two day format.

Workshop Topics:

  1. Basic principles of effective speech-writing
  2. Key strategies for effective speech-writer
  3. Techniques may depend on who presents the speech
  4. Speech motive & objectives; short vs. long term outcomes
  5. Types of speeches
  6. Identifying the target audience then writing for them
  7. Research activities: Sourcing data/evidence and story-lines
  8. Identifying the speech venue or environment
  9. Developing the structure of the speech; Openers, main ideas & closers.
  10. Transitions & connections
  11. Metaphors, stories
  12. Key writing tips including specific grammatical strategies.