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European Speechwriters

By European Speechwriter Network
Great advice and wisdom from those that write and deliver speeches for business and politics. A series of talks recorded at the European Speechwriter Network Conferences.
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Speechwriting in the Time of Covid
Brian Jenner's address to the Professional Speechwriters Association on Tuesday 20 October 2020
09:20
October 20, 2020
How to sell like a market trader
Brian Jenner describes the sales tactics of market stall traders and explains their key insights into human psychology.
08:20
August 30, 2020
Quentin Skinner and the history of speechwriting
The distinguished intellectual historian Quentin Skinner has written books on Shakespeare, Thomas Hobbes and Machiavelli. He examines their 'humanist' education - a 'humanist' education basically involves training to become a speechwriter.
08:07
July 24, 2020
How can I train my sons to get to the top of politics?
If you're an ambitious parent, like the father of the Kennedy dynasty, and you want to get your children into politics, how would you guide them?
09:07
July 24, 2020
The Immoral Techniques of Dr Max Atkinson
Dr Max Atkinson was a pioneering researcher into how political speakers got audiences to applaud. He wrote a book that revealed how by using the techniques you could get audiences to applaud irrespective of the intellectual content of the speech.
08:16
July 24, 2020
Melanie Dunn - Hiding pride and packing a punch - the privilege and paradox of being a speechwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
14:43
September 30, 2019
Kevin Toolis - Princess Diana and the 'catastrophe' speech
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
25:12
September 30, 2019
Antonia Fleischmann - Why do central bankers give speeches, and how do I try to write them?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
20:60
September 30, 2019
Pauline Genee - What works for your novel, works for your speech.. Or does it?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
25:35
September 30, 2019
Tom Moylan - Why the Irish are better at English than the English
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
13:41
September 30, 2019
Jennifer Migan - The (un)natural transition of a tennis player to speechwrtiting
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
14:25
September 30, 2019
Lucie Robin - Rule number 1: know your enemy, speaking to a French audience
The European Speechwriter Network had its 19th conference at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, on 26 and 27 September 2019. The speakers included Melanie Dunn, Kevin Toolis, Antonia Fleischmann, Pauline Genee, Tom Moylan, Jennifer Migan and Lucie Robin.
16:43
September 30, 2019
Edward Mortimer - England, that was wont to conquer others, hath made a shameful conquest of itself
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
14:05
April 11, 2019
Henk Boon - Speech, image and impact
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
28:43
April 11, 2019
Mallika Lecoeur - Writing her life: a father-daughter relationship through public speaking
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
20:57
April 11, 2019
Amélie Blanckaert - What is the future of speechwriting?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
25:48
April 11, 2019
Kevin Toolis – The Confessions of Gordon Brown
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
21:48
April 11, 2019
Natasha Bertaud - Communicating in Crisis
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
19:55
April 11, 2019
Lewis Iwu – Purpose-driven speeches
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Iwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
12:32
April 11, 2019
Richard Newman – You were born to speak - How to ensure your speaker performs at their best in front of an audience
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
26:32
April 11, 2019
Dr Max Atkinson – Which Oxford Prime Minister was the best speaker?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
13:55
April 11, 2019
Kresse Wesling - Elvis & Kresse - Our story and why we tell it the way we do
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
24:34
April 11, 2019
Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe - Behind the scenes with Michelle Obama’s former speechwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 18th conference at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from 3 - 5 April 2019. The speakers included Edward Mortimer, Henk Boon, Mallika Lecoeur, Amélie Blanckaert, Kevin Toolis, Natasha Bertaud, Lewis Uwu, Richard Newman, Kresse Wesling, Dr Max Atkinson, Sarah Hurwitz and Jess Cunniffe.
29:56
April 11, 2019
Chair’s introduction - Mari K Niemi
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
04:04
October 19, 2018
Dan Sobovitz
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
25:28
October 19, 2018
Alison Reid
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
21:05
October 19, 2018
Thomas Hart
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
31:14
October 19, 2018
Alexander Stubb
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
24:26
October 19, 2018
Alexei Kapterev
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
22:24
October 19, 2018
Closing Keynote – Anthony Lichi
The European Speechwriter Network had its 17th conference at The House of the Estates, Helsinki, from 11 - 12 October 2018. The speakers included Dan Sobovitz, Alison Reid, Thomas Hart, Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Dr Max Atkinson, Alexei Kapterev and Anthony Lichi.
12:54
October 19, 2018
A Young Person's Guide to Speechwriting
Three top speechwriters describe the aptitudes and skills they need to work at the highest levels. Featuring Stephen Krupin (speechwriter to Barack Obama), Jessica Cunniffe (speechwriter to David Cameron) and Lindsay Hayes (speechwriter to Sarah Palin). The speechwriters were interviewed at the 16th Conference of the European Speechwriter Network at King's College, Cambridge on 12 & 13 April 2018.
12:54
July 10, 2018
Jessica Cunniffe - Do Speeches Still Matter?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
18:46
April 17, 2018
Anders Thor - ...’But they will never forget how you made them feel’ – how to recognise and respect the main emotions in a crisis
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
22:41
April 17, 2018
Kelly Agathos – What speechwriters can learn from improvisational theatre
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
24:01
April 17, 2018
Jan Walravens – Confessions of a Speechwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
22:32
April 17, 2018
Rabbi Shais Taub - The Spiritual Art of Speechwriting
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
38:30
April 17, 2018
Mette Pedersen – How to train your dragon
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
11:15
April 17, 2018
Pacelle van Goethem - The logic of charisma: Cracking the magical code, tactics of world leaders, Santa Claus and our children
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
37:36
April 17, 2018
Professor Alan Finlayson – Rhetoric and the politics of the future
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
22:11
April 17, 2018
Jeremy Gardner - EU English, Lingua Franca or Double- Dutch
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
37:48
April 17, 2018
Stephen Krupin - Closing Keynote
The European Speechwriter Network had its 16th conference at King's College in Cambridge from 11 - 13 April 2018. The speakers included Jessica Cunniffe, Anders Thor, Kelly Agathos, Jan Walravens, Shais Taub, Mette Pedersen, Pacelle van Goethem, Professor Alan Finlayson, Jeremy Gardner and Stephen Krupin.
33:00
April 17, 2018
Lindsay Hayes - A Speech about Writing to Writers
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
44:39
November 9, 2017
Hélène Faure - Speechwriting & Screenwriting
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
18:59
November 9, 2017
Dr Brian Murphy - The day I walked George Bush's dog
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
26:47
November 9, 2017
Patrick Stephenson - Alliance on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown: NATO, Ukraine, and the Failure to Communicate
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
20:24
November 9, 2017
Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode - Failing to prepare is preparing to fail: speeches after a terrorist attack
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
22:38
November 9, 2017
Lech Mintowt-Czyz - What the British tabloid press can teach the European speechwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
23:13
November 9, 2017
Nathalie Milio - From well-hidden odd man out to would-be daredevil: meet the Belgian speechwriter!
The European Speechwriter Network had its 15th conference at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe from 25 - 26 October 2017. The speakers included Nathalie Milio, Lech Mintowt-Czyz, Drs Lodewijk van Wedel de Joode, Patrick Stephenson, Brian Murphy, Hélène Faure and Lindsay Hayes.
19:06
November 9, 2017
Mike Long - It's Not as Bad as You Think: The Lighter Side of American Rhetoric 2017
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
43:26
April 25, 2017
Dr Geoffrey Stevenson - The Embodied Word
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
26:41
April 25, 2017
Alexander Drechsel - How interpreters can help you get your message across language barriers
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
32:25
April 25, 2017
Mari K. Niemi - How populism speaks to us - and why it works
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
40:27
April 25, 2017
Michel Reinders - A man of letters in a world of numbers
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
23:56
April 25, 2017
Jörg Hackeschmidt - Four German Speeches
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
28:35
April 25, 2017
Geoffrey Mamdani - Good writing is good thinking
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
23:09
April 25, 2017
Sarah O'Reilly - How can speechwriters help experts make themselves heard?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
31:05
April 25, 2017
David Vigar - Baseball and Speechwriting
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
25:23
April 25, 2017
Leonoor Russell - Chair's Introduction
The European Speechwriter Network had its 14th conference at Magdalen College, Oxford from 29 - 31 March 2017. The speakers included David Vigar, Sarah O'Reilly, Geoffrey Mamdani, Jörg Hackeschmidt, Michel Reinders, Mari K. Niemi, Alexander Drechsel, Dr Geoffrey Stevenson and Mike Long.
05:05
April 25, 2017
Closing Keynote - Barton Swaim - How to Avoid Becoming a Former Speechwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
32:26
October 31, 2016
Peter Scally - Did not our hearts burn within us?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
54:58
October 31, 2016
Mariusz Zagórski - The Polish Speechwriting Culture
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
13:12
October 31, 2016
Charles Ward - How to Reverse a Horse: the Pleasures and Perils of Social Speechwriting
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
12:48
October 31, 2016
Vincent Stuer - No guts, no glory: trying to sell the EU story
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
19:13
October 31, 2016
Blair McDougall - Lessons from the Scottish Referendum
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
20:50
October 31, 2016
Leonoor Russell - The Anti-Storytelling Story: How not to write a political speech
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
15:07
October 31, 2016
Alex Marklew - Saving Bambi: 10 tips for getting your speech cleared, as used in Britain's biggest bureaucracy
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
22:06
October 31, 2016
Chair's Introduction - Richard Wilkins
The European Speechwriter Network had its 13th conference at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 20 - 21 October 2016. The speakers included Alex Marklew, Leonoor Russell, Blair McDougall, Vincent Stuer, Charles Ward, Mariusz Zagórski, Peter Scally, Patricia Lane and Barton Swaim.
03:49
October 31, 2016
Phil Collins - How to make the case for the European Union
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
35:06
May 5, 2016
Frank van Hoorn - The value of self-effacement in an era of self-promotion
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
14:12
May 5, 2016
Mette Højen - Speechwriters can command audiences like orchestra conductors
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
19:52
May 5, 2016
John Yorke - Ronald Reagan, Jaws and the cycle of grief
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
25:03
May 5, 2016
Sarah Lynch - My life navigating the multilingual corridors of the European Tower of Babel
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
23:40
May 5, 2016
Antti Mustakallio - What can we learn from the Finnish speechwriting culture?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
11:41
May 5, 2016
Andrew Crofts - Confessions of a Ghostwriter
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
22:33
May 5, 2016
Lee Jackson - PowerPoint Surgery
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
21:54
May 5, 2016
Rodger Evans - What speechwriters can learn from their disappointments
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
22:41
May 3, 2016
Neringa Vaisbrodé - Reclaiming territories. Are good tools for bad guys only?
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
17:55
May 3, 2016
Chair's Introduction - Renée Broekmeulen
The European Speechwriter Network had its 12th conference at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford from 13 - 15 April 2016. The speakers included Renée Broekmeulen, Rodger Evans, Neringa Vaisbrodé, Frank van Hoorn, Andrew Crofts, Lee Jackson, Mette Højen, Antti Mustakallio, Michel Reinders, Haneke Kulik, Erica Darics, Guy Doza, Sarah Lynch, John Yorke and Phil Collins.
04:49
May 3, 2016
Jay Heinrichs - You'll Never Take Our Freedom! How Hollywood changed speechwriting (and why that matters to you and me)
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
26:08
October 29, 2015
Suzanne Levy & Marina Lacroix - Making your rhetoric sing - keys to using music as hidden seducer in your speeches
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
43:49
October 29, 2015
David Krikler - Humour: can you be serious without it?
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
17:08
October 29, 2015
Hans Kristian Amundsen - Governing a country through speeches
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
33:39
October 29, 2015
Nicholas Wyke - Achieving Impact with Numbers - How I learned to stop worrying and love the statistics
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
20:14
October 29, 2015
Jacqueline Shäfer - Consultant or scribe? Improving your relationship with your speaker
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
17:32
October 29, 2015
Brent Kerrigan - Tear Down This Wall! Misperceptions Dividing the German and Non-German Speechwriting World
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
20:18
October 29, 2015
Chair's Introduction - Jens Kjeldsen
11th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference, 22 & 23 October, Neue Mälzerei, Berlin.
05:10
October 29, 2015
Tom Morrisey - The Staying Power of Story
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
27:20
May 15, 2015
Hanneke Kulik - How to digress to impress
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
19:36
May 11, 2015
Steve Bee - Visual Communication
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
42:36
May 6, 2015
Lucia Hodgson - Speechwriting from Westminster to Whitehall
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
09:60
May 6, 2015
Hal Gordon - The Man Who Made Winston Churchill
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
26:20
May 6, 2015
Jesper Langergaard - Laughing matters: how to persuade your boss to use humour
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
25:23
May 6, 2015
Alexander von Reumont - Charisma analysis: Where does the credibility of the speaker come from?
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
24:04
May 6, 2015
Rev Kate Bruce - Public Speech: Igniting the heart or extinguishing the will to live? Why imagination matters for speechwriters
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
18:48
May 6, 2015
Alan Leaman - Tales from the frontline: speechwriting experiences in politics and business
10th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 16 & 17 April, Westminster College, Cambridge.
23:10
April 20, 2015
Marcus Webb - The art, craft and future of speechwriting
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
52:29
November 5, 2014
Andreas Kluth - Should you hate Angela Merkel's speechwriter?
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
28:29
November 5, 2014
Alexei Kapterev - Slides: The love (and hate) of my life
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
17:56
November 5, 2014
Richard Newman - Impact and Influence - How the speaker's delivery style can drastically change the impact of your speech
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
30:04
November 5, 2014
Ryan Heath - SpeechPlus: developing speeches that have impact beyond the room they are delivered in
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
18:48
November 5, 2014
Julia De Clerk Sachsse - Lost in translation? Speaking about Europe to the rest of the world
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
13:34
November 5, 2014
Jan Sonneveld - How speechwriting changed me
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
15:43
November 5, 2014
Chairman's Introduction - Graham Davies
9th Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference - 23 & 24 October, De Burcht, Amsterdam.
04:36
November 4, 2014
Professor Robert Lehrman - What limits Presidential speechwriters?
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. Bob Lehrman is a novelist, teacher, and speechwriter for dozens of Democratic political figures including Vice President Al Gore. He’s author of The Political Speechwriter’s Companion (CQPress 2009).
26:45
October 21, 2014
David Krikler - How to be funny and diplomatic
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. David is a consultant at the Tetra-Strategy PR agency. He spent several years at the Israeli Embassy in London, as the chief communications adviser to Ambassador Ron Prosor, providing round the clock counsel during a number of high-profile international incidents and gaining valuable experience of crisis communications and international affairs. He previously worked in television, as a comedy writer with performers including BBC character comic Lee Nelson. He will be speaking about how to be funny and diplomatic.
18:36
October 21, 2014
Sam Leith - How classical rhetoric can help you write better speeches
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. Sam is the author of four books, most recently You Talkin' To Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama. He writes a column in the Financial Times about public speaking, called 'The Art of Persuasion' and also contributes to the Evening Standard and Prospect as well as reviewing books for the Guardian, Spectator and TLS. His presentation will be: What The Romans Did For Us: How classical rhetoric can help you write better speeches.
24:29
October 21, 2014
Willi Vogler - The German Speechwriting Culture
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. Willi is a founder member of the German speechwriters association, Verband der Redenschreiber deutscher Sprache, launched in 1998 by the former speechwriter to Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, Thilo von Trotha. A trained journalist, he changed to public relations in 1968, working in managerial positions at British Airways, Lufthansa and EADS in Germany. In 1990 he became speechwriter to the newly elected Lufthansa CEO, assisting him to implement the airline’s major transformation and privatization process in the nineties. Speeches for executives of a variety of industries such as furniture, pharmaceutical, logistics, airports and a business development authority have been part of his freelance work as a communications consultant. As a “VRdS envoy”, he will train a spotlight on speechwriting traditions in his country together with the aims and purpose of his association.
22:03
October 21, 2014
Caroline Johns - Tales from a speechwriter’s life in The City
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. Caroline’s role as Chief of Staff to Deloitte’s global Chairman, Steve Almond, involves preparing speeches, presentations and detailed research briefings on a wide variety of subjects encompassing sport to economics to world politics, and just about everything in between. Prior to taking on this role, Caroline was Chief of Staff and speechwriter to Deloitte’s former CEO and global Chairman, John Connolly. She also writes speeches & articles for Deloitte’s current CEO, David Sproul. Caroline has lectured on several prestigious degree courses, including City University’s BA Journalism, and has an MA in US Studies. She will be speaking about the challenges of making global accountancy a compelling subject.
19:11
October 20, 2014
Jens E. Kjeldsen - What's the point of speeches - and speechwriting?
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford. Jens is professor of rhetoric and visual communication at University of Bergen (Norway). He has written extensively about rhetoric, speech making, speech writing and powerpoint-presentations. He is president of the Rhetoric Society of Europe and co-founder and longtime chief editor of the research journal Rhetorica Scandinavia. For more than 15 years Kjeldsen has done speech writing courses and rhetorical consultant work for CEOs, political parties, and for most of the Norwegian ministries, including Ministry of Trade and Industry and The Office of the Prime Minister. Jens will be asking what's the point of speaking today, in the age of internet, social media, interviews and a constant shrinking of audience attention span? He will encourage speechwriters to reflect on the fundamentals of what they do: What's the point of speeches - and speechwriting?
20:25
October 20, 2014
Celia Delaney: Introduction - Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014
Speechwriters & Business Communicators Conference 2014, Thursday, 3 April 2014, Oxford.
05:20
October 20, 2014
Dr Max Atkinson - On Death by Powerpoint
Former speechwriter for Lord Ashdown and author of the definitive work on preparing speeches, Lend Me Your Ears, Max Atkinson pioneered academic research into effective political speechwriting. He was formerly a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and has held visiting professorships at the Henley Management College and other universities in Europe and the USA. He has estimated that poor PowerPoint presentations cost the UK £7.8 billion a year.
30:44
September 8, 2014
Hitler: Pure Evil or Cunning Craftsmanship?
A controversial talk by Christian Nicholas Eversbusch Christian holds a MA in Rhetoric and German from The University of Copenhagen and works as a speechwriter at Rhetor, Copenhagen, DK, where he also teaches speechwriting to public servants, government officials and many others. His presentation is titled: Hitler's Rhetoric - pure evil or cunning craftsmanship?
39:15
September 8, 2014
Chris Witt: Real Leaders Don't Do Powerpoint!
Chris Witt is a speech consultant and coach based in San Diego, California. He has more than 25 years of professional speaking experience, working primarily with leaders – presidents, CEOs, and senior-level executives – who want to influence and inspire their audiences. He is the author of the international bestseller: Real Leaders Don't Do PowerPoint.
35:48
October 31, 2013
"Who Needs Copywriters?" David Levin: Writing for Social Media
A conference organised by A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters' Guild. Hosted by Bournemouth University Media School, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2013. David is one of the UK's first full time, professional tweeters. He has used Twitter to help build record-breaking audiences for some of the biggest names in UK entertainment (BBC One's The Voice, Channel 4, Radio 1) and brands such as adidas, O2 and MoneySupermarket. Fresh from 'Powered by Tweets', Twitter's official UK creative conference, David will talk about applying good writing to social media and how doing that can lead to paid work and adventures in will.i.am's dressing room...
32:57
June 3, 2013
"Who Needs Copywriters?" Chris West: Who Likes Cunning Linguists?
A conference organised by A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters' Guild. Hosted by Bournemouth University Media School, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2013. Chris West’s award-winning copywriting career spans Saatchi’s to Mother, and he is one of the people claiming to have written the line “You never actually own a Patek Phillipe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” His company, Verbal Identity, creates language which creates value for his clients and uses Text Analytics for Marketing to discover unknown themes in consumer conversations. Chris also writes for the Sunday Times and wrote the Best Film at Barcelona Film Festival.
37:21
June 3, 2013
"Who Needs Copywriters?" Ben Locker: How to Write your Way to Freedom
A conference organised by A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters' Guild. Hosted by Bournemouth University Media School, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2013. Ben is an Essex-based copywriter and co-founder (with Tom Albrighton) of the Professional Copywriters' Network, the association for all agency and freelance copywriters in the UK. Ben's an experienced speaker, trainer and teacher with a bit of an obsession for the history of copywriting and a deep hatred of PowerPoint.
16:59
June 3, 2013
"Who Needs Copywriters?" Claire Falcon: Why Bother If No One's Going To Read It?
A conference organised by A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters' Guild. Hosted by Bournemouth University Media School, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2013. Following a career as account director and strategist at some of London’s leading design agencies, Claire set up her own writing agency, Falcon Windsor, in 2004, to do what she enjoys most: help her clients communicate well through words. Over the years she has written corporate reports and run projects for many FTSE and other companies including National Grid, BT Group, Balfour Beatty, and, most recently, Tate & Lyle, Unilever, Diageo and the BBC Trust. Her breakout session will be titled, Why Bother If No One's Going To Read It?' - The truth behind annual reports - Why they really are worth the money you spend on them.
25:45
June 3, 2013
"Who Needs Copywriters?" Tim Clague: Writing for Video
A conference organised by A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters' Guild. Hosted by Bournemouth University Media School, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2013. Tim is a BAFTA-nominee film director, winner of the Jerwood Film Prize and owner of Projector Films. He has scripted over 100 corporate videos as well as films and documentaries.
23:17
June 3, 2013
Denise Graveline, The Eloquent Woman: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
43:56
May 30, 2013
Edmée Tuyl, Dancing on Words - A show and tell on moving, (e)motions and motives: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
32:20
May 30, 2013
Dr Max Atkinson, What's the difference between a speech and a press release?: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
26:54
May 30, 2013
José Iturri, Lost in Translation: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
29:32
May 30, 2013
Professor Tim Bale, David Cameron's Party Conference Speeches: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
33:22
May 30, 2013
Rory Sutherland: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
19:53
May 30, 2013
Annelies Breedveld-Smit, The Mundane Life of a Speechwriter: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
29:39
May 30, 2013
Phil Collins, Chairman's Introduction: International Speechwriting Conference 2013
International Speechwriting - A conference organised by the UK Speechwriters' Guild in conjunction with the European Speechwriter Network, Thursday 16 May 2013, Institute for Government, London.
08:07
May 30, 2013