Is speechwriting a deception?

27 June 2022

Kathleen Wyatt’s new book, The Social Superpower – The Big Truth About Little Lies argues that fibs are necessary and protect us from harm

Wyatt is a journalist turned speechwriter. One might speculate that she has been motivated to write a book about deceptive trades because she is uncomfortable in her new role (although that’s a bit generous, as some would argue that journalists have a complex relationship with truth, too).

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Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel! Our conference returns. Join us.

11 January 2022

1) Life finds a way!

Dr Johnson supposedly said, ‘Never leave a man with the burden of an undelivered speech.’ In March 2020, we had to postpone our conference. That was a lot of undelivered speeches.

From 2009-2019 the European Speechwriter Network hosted 19 conferences in the UK and other European capitals. We built up a vibrant network of friendships, contacts and expertise. From 30 March to 1 April 2022, we’ll be back at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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E-Newsletter 30/6/2021

30 June 2021

Deep Hidden Meaning pt 2

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it. Epictetus

Senior Speechwriter required

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for a speechwriter.

Details here

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E-Newsletter 16/6/2021

16 June 2021

Deep Hidden Meaning

With words we govern men – Benjamin Disraeli


The Confederation of British Industry, based in London,  is looking for a speechwriter.

Apply by the end of the week.
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E-Newsletter 24/5/2021

14 June 2021

The Art of Memory

Make your mess your message – Robin Roberts

Cambridge Speechwriter Position

The team within the University of Cambridge’s Development and Alumni Relations office is looking for a Senior Leadership Communications Specialist.

The recruitment process is being managed by Rachel Gardner Dalton. You can contact her through her LinkedIn Page.

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E-Newsletter 7/5/2021

7 May 2021

The iconoclasm of Thomas Szasz

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence – Thomas Szasz

Speechwriting for Science

An external comms job has come up for a fluent German/English speaker based in Göttingen for a biochemical company called Sartorius.
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E-Newsletter 21/4/2021

21 April 2021

Shakespeare the Speechwriter

Comedy is where women run the world. Tragedy is where men run the world – review of Othello

Wolverhampton Speechwriters

Speechwriter required at the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to be based in Wolverhampton or London.
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E-Newsletter 7/4/2021

7 April 2021

J K Rowling or Schopenhauer to write your wedding speech?

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery – Quintilian

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E-Newsletter 19/3/2021

19 March 2021

I collect brightly feathered sentences

Let go or be dragged – Zen proverb

Care Quality Commission

They’re looking for a Senior Communications and Engagement Officer (Speaker Engagement and Speechwriting) – apply here.

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E-Newsletter 2/3/2021

2 March 2021

A Modest Email About How to Write An Adequate Speech

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those who find us boring. La Rochefoucauld

BEIS speechwriter

The UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is advertising for a speechwriter. See here. 

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