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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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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.

    Speechwriting in the Time of Covid

    Speechwriting in the Time of Covid

    Brian Jenner's address to the Professional Speechwriters Association on Tuesday 20 October 2020

    • 9 min
    How to sell like a market trader

    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.

    • 8 min
    Quentin Skinner and the history of speechwriting

    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.

    • 8 min
    How can I train my sons to get to the top of politics?

    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?

    • 9 min
    The Immoral Techniques of Dr Max Atkinson

    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.

    • 8 min
    Melanie Dunn - Hiding pride and packing a punch - the privilege and paradox of being a speechwriter

    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 min

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