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Speeches provide a powerful opportunity to engage with your audience, share your message and empower others.

Attend our Successful Speechwriting and Delivery course to gain valuable skills and techniques to craft compelling and engaging speeches, utilise rhetoric methods to enhance your message and provide maximum impact on your audience

Leave the day with practical strategies and tips to implement into your speech writing and the ability to deliver with confidence.

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Steve Payne
Coach, Published Author and Speaker

Steve Payne is a coach, published author, writer and speaker. Steve is also one of very few certified Master Trainers of NLP globally and founder of the Academy of Coaching and Training. He sits on the Training and Accreditation Panel for the Association for NLP.

He is co-author of the critically acclaimed ‘My 31 Practices’, published by LID.

Steve originally trained at the world-renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and spent many years working as a professional actor, featuring in many of the UK’s best loved television series, including Inspector Morse and EastEnders. Read more

Learning Outcomes

  • Design well-structured, compelling and powerful speeches
  • Learn how to better understand your audience
  • Utilise power rhetorical devices to engage your audience
  • Discover how to bring your speech to life
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

An Introduction to Speech Writing

  • Explore the fundamentals of speech writing: what are you trying to achieve?
  • Discuss the key to successful speeches through historical examples
  • Understand your audience: Learn to tailor your speech with your audience in mind
10.45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Creating Powerful Speeches: Structure and Flow

  • Understand how to customise speeches to provide maximum impact
  • Create powerful openings to make a statement
  • Build rhythm and cadence to ensure a climatic and memorable closing
12:00 - 13:00

Utilise Rhetoric Methods and Storytelling to Enhance Your Speechwriting

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Speechwriting for Delivery

  • Understand your audience: learn how to communicate effectively with your audience
  • Discover how to bring your thoughts to life
  • Learn to win round your audience while delivering your core message
  • Deliver your speech with confidence
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Delivering Your Speech

This session provides an opportunity to utilise the days learning to bring your speech writing skills to life. Work with the trainer to improve your delivery and implement effective performance skills.

  • Work with the trainer to develop techniques and gain valuable feedback
  • Takeaway useful tips and tricks to implement into your delivery
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close