My new service
In the era of the coronavirus, a speech is still the most powerful form of communication.
The difference is that there are no public gatherings
I’m now offering a ‘speech on video’ service.
I’ve teamed up with the videographer I’ve worked with for may years to offer a scriptwriting and video editing service.
If you need to make a public statement for distribution on social media, I can interview you over the phone and script it for you.
You can then deliver it remotely on Zoom, FaceTime or or record it yourself on your phone.
Send the video to us. Or call us up and we’ll record it for you.
We will then edit it.
We will also, if appropriate, do things like add subtitles, logos, stock footage and music to enhance the quality.
We can then advise you on how to distribute the video through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or other media.
I’m a professional speechwriter with 20 years of experience.
My colleague has been creating videos for over 10 years.
In collaboration, we can help CEOs, Council leaders, university vice-chancellors, headteachers and other civic leaders communicate uplifting messages in these dark times.
Ceremonial speeches need to be shorter and sharper, but we can help with that.
We’ll still need to mark milestones.
Graduations, eulogies and birthday speeches – you’ll just have to create a digital record, that will be available to future generations.
My first job was writing for the Chairman of BP.
Since then I have written hundreds of speeches including high-profile work for a Dragons’ Den panellist, a Duke, a Premiership footballer and a few celebrity weddings.
I can help you shine.
A good speech is so rare.
I add value by translating the material into the language of public speaking.
I’m the founder of the European Speechwriter Network.
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.