The Complete Speechwriting Series


‘If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.’ – Winston Churchill

Last year I wrote a series on how to write speeches. People ask me for tips on the subject regularly, so I thought I would list the posts sequentially.

In the series I include: what your audience wants from a speech; how to write a speech; how to deliver a speech; examples of brilliant speeches and why they work; and a checklist to tie them all together.

If you want to learn this skill, here they are:

  1. Part Two: How To Write The SpeechThe Complete Beginner’s Guide To Writing A Speech
  2. Part Three: How To Deliver The Speech3 Top Tips For Delivering A Sensational Speech
  3. Part Four: Famous Speeches And Why They Work: 12 Lessons Writers Can Learn From Famous Speeches
  4. Part Five: Tying It TogetherThe Speechwriter’s Checklist