"Aargh! ...I've got to deliver a speech"

So you've been asked to deliver a speech. That's great news! Speeches are a powerful way to communicate.

We know this. We've all witnessed it.

We've watched Martin Luther King, with goose-bumps on our arms, as he mesmerised us all with his dream.

We've seen Barack magnetising worldwide audiences and Donald whipping them into a frenzy.

But just as a great speech can elevate a speaker's reputation and change the world for the better, so a bad speech can cost dear – with both reputation and money. This is especially true in business.

Most business presentations are dull, uninspiring, and a waste of time. They are happening right now, in offices and conference halls around the world.

So why, when the potential gains are so great, do so few people put in the effort to deliver a great speech? Mostly, it's because they “don't have the time". And that's a fair point. It does take time to craft and practice a good speech.

It's also because they don't know how. We are rarely taught the skill of standing in front of a crowd and captivating them with our words. But it is a skill, and it can be learned. There are tips all over this website to help you – how to start a presentation, how to manage your nerves, how to quickly gain that all-important rapport with your audience.

And if you want even more help or guidance, or you want your speech written for you, I'm happy to do that. I've helped hundreds of people in business create a powerful speech and deliver with confidence. I've written speeches for delivery at national conferences, the House of Lords, at industry gatherings and product launches. My clients have spoken in City Hall and in church halls. You can see my testimonials here. Feel free to get in touch and let's see if I can help you.

Whether you have a blank sheet of paper or you just want another pair of eyes to look over what you've written, feel free to send me an email, or give me a call.