Speechwriting

Over the past two-and-a-half decades I have written speeches for several public figures – political and corporate – for a range of formal and informal occasions.  In addition to conference speeches, I have also written many humorous speeches for social occasions.

You can put my years of experience and wealth of anecdotes and one-liners to work for you. I can help you prepare for any public event by crafting a designing a speech, preparing speaking notes, or MS Powerpoint presentation to assist you make a positive impression… and only you and I will know about it.  This is why I post examples of my work published under my own name and do not post examples of my work for others on here.

My role is to help you put your message across. You do not want to look or sound like Gore Vidal’s description of President Eisenhower speaking at the Republican Convention… delivering a speech with all the wonderment of just having seen it for the first time. 

This is a collaborative process – we discuss content style and message and I prepare drafts for your approval. My function is to bring the best out of you… I do not want to put someone else’s words or thoughts in your mouth.

catoI firmly believe what Cato (the Elder) said is true: Grasp the subject, the words will follow. If you really believe in your subject and you have commitment to it, then that will come across to your audience via your passion.

Recall too the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.”

How does this work?

Use the contact page to message me for further information.

4 weeks notice preferred for longer speeches (15+mins).  Rates available on request

Article on speech writing which I wrote for the Herald here:

This is me giving the bestman speech I wrote at a family wedding…. I have written similar speeches for others

This is the edited version of a short acceptance speech I gave at the Magill Political Awards 2008 – in loco Ministeris

Article by me from The Observer (UK) 2002

In Dublin Article – The Last of the Summer Whines

In Dublin Article on Sen David Norris

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