Speechwriting, the ‘Obama’ way, at Queen’s College, Oxford

13 December 2018

Speechwriting, the ‘Obama’, way will be the theme of the 18th Speechwriters’ & Business Communicators’ conference taking place at Queen’s College, Oxford from 3-5 April, 2019.

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A Conférence des Plumes: the most successful Anglo-French collaboration since Concorde?

20 November 2018

Could it become the most successful Anglo-French collaboration since Concorde? Brian Jenner discusses the launch of a network of French speechwriters.

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Queen’s College Conference 2019

24 May 2018

2019 will be the 10th anniversary of the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, which was founded in 2009.

Our spring conference will take place from 3-5 April 2018. Pre-conference training will take place on 3 April.

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Visit to Helsinki

14 March 2018

On 6 March 2018, a UK Speechwriters’ Guild delegation arrived in Helsinki in Finland to investigate the possibilities of organising an autumn conference for the European Speechwriter Network.

The House of the Estates

Like many European countries, there are plenty of Finns writing speeches in Government and commerce, it’s just they don’t call themselves speechwriters.

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Three European Prime Ministers and a US President will not be speaking – but their speechwriters will

8 January 2018

The 16th conference of the European Speechwriter Network (including the UK Speechwriters’ Guild) will take place at King’s College, Cambridge from 11-13 April 2018.

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Phil Collins addresses the UK Speechwriters’ Guild Christmas Party

30 November 2017

The UK Speechwriters’ Guild invited Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, Phil Collins, to address our Christmas gathering on 23 November 2017 at the St Matthew’s Conference centre in Westminster.

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Phil Collins to speak on how to make the case for the European Union

14 March 2016

Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, Phil Collins, will be delivering the closing keynote speech at the spring conference of the European Speechwriter Network on ‘How to make the case for the European Union’.

The conference is at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford on 14 & 15 April 2016.

Phil Collins is a columnist on The Times and has spoken at many of the previous conferences of the UK Speechwriters’ Guild and European Speechwriter Network.

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Zehn Gründe, an unserer Frühjahrstagung für Redenschreiber und Geschäftskommunikatoren in Oxford teilzunehmen

28 January 2016
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1) Sie ist ungewöhnlich

Henry Boettinger hat gesagt: „Gute Referate sind wie Ströme; schlechte sind wie Kanäle“.

In der Geschäftswelt möchte jeder Kanäle heruntersegeln. Dagegen ist diese Tagung wie Wildwasser-Rafting für Unternehmenskommunikatoren. Ein Delegierter hat letztes Jahr bemerkt: „ Es ist wirklich seltsam, weil jeder jeden Vortrag besucht“.

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A review of the UK Speechwriters’ Guild annual conference 2014

21 January 2015

The following article first appeared on ft.com in April 2014.

A nod to the power of humour

By Sam Leith

In diplomacy, in business communications and in defensive PR, being funny is hugely valuable

To Trinity College, Oxford to give a talk at the UK Speechwriters’ Guild’s annual conference for speechwriters and business communicators. A proper treat. I don’t know what the collective noun for speechwriters is, but here they were – delegates from all over Europe listening to presentations, swapping tips and eating biscuits.

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New Trophy for Business Communicator of the Year 2014

29 October 2014

The UK Speechwriters’ Guild has created a new trophy for Steve Bee, from Jargonfreebenefits, who has won our award for Business Communicator of the Year.

The award is a reproduction of a gargoyle from the Bodleian Library in Oxford which has the motto, ‘tread lightly, speak softly’.

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