Why employ a speechwriter?
Use a speechwriter once. You’ll find out how somebody else does it.
I thought I knew what clothes to wear. Until I made an appointment with an image consultant.
She gave me insights that changed the way I buy clothes.
I thought I knew how to sit and stand. Until I started doing the Alexander technique.
My teacher revealed some of my bad habits.
I thought I knew how to manage my money. Until I got an accountant who insisted I use some software.
The results were so effective, I no longer needed my accountant.
Just by getting a bit of humility, and admitting that I didn’t know it all, I opened myself up to some new and fascinating experiences.
It’s the basic stuff. The stuff we assume we know how to do, that causes us problems.
Why not use a speechwriter once?
Spend some money.
Find out if you’re as good as you think you are.
I’m a professional speechwriter with 20 years of experience.
My first job was writing for the Chairman of BP.
Since then I have written for a Dragons’ Den panellist, a Duke, a Premiership footballer and a few celebrity weddings.
I can help you prepare, write and deliver your speech.
I add value by help you by finding good material, advising on audience expectations and by translating the material into the language of public speaking.
I organise two conferences a year, bringing together the best speechwriting talent from around the world.
I’m the editor of The Speechwriter, a quarterly magazine for professional speechwriters. Click here to see copies.
In 2008 I was invited to go to Washington DC to talk about speechwriting at the annual Ragan Communications Conference.
In 2010 I won a prestigious Cicero award for speechwriting.
I started my working life as a journalist working for the Telegraph, Guardian and eventually the Daily Mail. I have organised the UK Business Book Festival, UK Business Speaker of the Year and the UK Good Funeral Awards.
I’ve published five books Men & Collections, I’m Just Phoning to Chase My Invoice, Trade Secrets, Jokes, Anecdotes and One-Liners for Speechwriters and Eloquence, A Treasury of Speechwriting Advice. I published, A Christmas Stocking, being a commonplace selection in 2019.