My new service
I’m now offering a new ‘speech on video’ service.
The new way for leaders to communicate is through monologues on video, recorded at home and then circulated online.
This is fine if you are familiar with the technology, you’re a skilled communicator and you have access to video editing software.
But many people don’t.
I’ve teamed up with the videographer I’ve worked with for may years to offer a scriptwriting and video editing service.
If you need to make a public statement for distribution on social media, I can help you script, edit and publish it.
If you’re a CEO and you have to announce a sensitive decision.
If you’re a Vice-Chancellor and you have to deliver an uplifting graduation message.
Or if you’re required to give a eulogy – and you want to make sure it will be available after the crisis is over, I can help.
Give me a call and we can discuss what you want to say.
I can create a script for you to deliver.
If it’s a video, it’s important that you grab people’s attention and then keep it simple and short.
That’s where my speechwriting skills come in.
You can then record it yourself on your phone, or we’ll record it for you on a computer.
My videographer will then, if appropriate, do things like add subtitles, logos, stock footage and music to enhance the quality.
We can then advise you on how to distribute the video through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or other media.
I’m a professional speechwriter with 20 years of experience.
My colleague has been creating videos for over 10 years.
My first job was writing for the Chairman of BP.
Since then I have written hundreds of speeches including high-profile work for a Dragons’ Den panellist, a Duke, a Premiership footballer and a few celebrity weddings.
I can help you shine.
A good speech is so rare.
I add value by translating the material into the language of public speaking.
I’m the founder of the European Speechwriter Network.
I organise two conferences a year, bringing together the best speechwriting talent from around the world.
I’m the editor of The Speechwriter, a quarterly magazine for professional speechwriters. Click here to see copies.
In 2008 I was invited to go to Washington DC to talk about speechwriting at the annual Ragan Communications Conference.
In 2010 I won a prestigious Cicero award for speechwriting.
I started my working life as a journalist working for the Telegraph, Guardian and eventually the Daily Mail. I have organised the UK Business Book Festival, UK Business Speaker of the Year and the UK Good Funeral Awards.
I’ve published five books Men & Collections, I’m Just Phoning to Chase My Invoice, Trade Secrets, Jokes, Anecdotes and One-Liners for Speechwriters and Eloquence, A Treasury of Speechwriting Advice. I published, A Christmas Stocking, being a commonplace selection in 2019.