Becoming an Effective Speechwriter

Learn to write speeches that captivate and inspire audiences

Format availability:

In-Person

Duration:

1 Day

Introduction to the course

Speech writing is an invaluable skill for public speaking and communication in general. Most important societal changes are inspired through speeches with unique wording. In everyday life, words are one of the most powerful tools. Words can 'build bridges' and 'burn them'; words can hurt and heal, demoralise and inspire.

This KC Academy "Becoming an Effective Speechwriter" short course combines writing, public speaking, and psychology knowledge. 

During this course, the skills you will develop are essential for public speaking across various texts such as conferences, election campaigns, diplomacy activities, mana, management, and board meetings.

This KC Academy training course will explore:

  • Preparing to write: developing your topic and structuring your content
  • A powerful beginning and a memorable end: introductions and conclusions.
  • Getting personal: using references, jokes, stories, and the odd statistic.
  • Writing to speak: speeches that sound like they should be spoken.
  • Speeches of character: how to add personality to your speeches.
  • Inspiration from history's best speeches.
  • Analysis of what great speakers do - and what they don't.

Course details

This training course will help attendees understand the principles of how to research, draft and develop a speech, and the psychology behind a memorable speech.

Following the completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Have clarity about the role of a speechwriter
  • Learn how to leverage your relationship with the speaker 
  • Understand how to research and prepare to draft a speech
  • Have the planning tools to guide you through the drafting process
  • Learn how to transform a good speech into a fantastic speech

This KC Academy course will equip you with skills needed for preparing speeches that achieve intended outcomes in different contexts, such as conferences, election campaigns, everyday communications, diplomacy activities, interviews and meetings. 

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Local Authority Executive support officers
  • Mayor and Cabinet Office support
  • Council political advisers
  • Local government press officers
  • Corporate press officers
  • Personal Assistant to Board and CEO

Daily Agenda

  • Preparing to write: developing your topic and structuring your content
  • A powerful beginning and a memorable end: introductions and conclusions.
  • Getting personal: using references, jokes, stories, and the odd statistic.
  • Writing to speak: speeches that sound like they should be spoken.
  • Speeches of character: how to add personality to your speeches.
  • Inspiration from history's best speeches.
  • Analysis of what great speakers do - and what they don't.

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Learn how to develop and write captivating and compelling speeches for other people on this KC Academy "Becoming an Effective Speechwriter" course.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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London
24 Feb 2023
Fee: $1,250
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31 Mar 2023
Fee: $1,250
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