Previous Speakers at the UK Speechwriters’ Guild

2009-2015
Bournemouth, London, Brussels, Oxford, Amsterdam, Cambridge
Details
  • Start: 2009
  • End: 2015
  • Venue: Bournemouth University, Institute for Government, Residence Palace, Trinity College, De Burcht
  • Address: europeanspeechwriters. podomatic.com to listen to previous speakers

Since 2009, the following speakers have addressed the UK Speechwriters’ Guild and European Speechwriter Network conferences and events:

Bournemouth, September 2009

Tobias Ellwood MP, Dr Max Atkinson (former speechwriter to Paddy Ashdown), Dr Johann Siebers (University of Central Lancashire), Martin Shovel and Martha Leyton (Creativity Works), Dr Susan Jones (UK Government speechwriter), Phil Collins (former speechwriter to Tony Blair), Phillip Khan-Panni, (former Toastmasters International Finalist)

Bournemouth, September 2010

Martin Shovel (CreativityWorks) Charles Crawford (former British Ambassador to Belgrade and Poland), Roger Lakin (UK Government speechwriter), Edward Mortimer (former speechwriter to Kofi Annan), Sir Martin Broughton (Chairman of British Airways), Phillip Khan-Panni, (former Toastmasters International Finalist), Graham Davies (Straight Talking), Dr John Shosky (former White House speechwriter)

London, 2010

Hal Gordon (former White House speechwriter), Jeffrey Archer (novelist)

Bournemouth, September 2011

Stuart Mole (Sarlsdown Communications), Fred Metcalf (speechwriter to David Frost), Conor Burns MP, Rod Clayton (Weber Shandwick), David Murray (Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day)

London, February 2012

Leon Conrad and Giles Abbott (Academy of Oratory), Ben Duncan (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), Renée Broekmeulen (Holland), Alexei Kapterev (Russia), Graham Davies (Straight Talking), Phil Collins, (Tony Blair’s former speechwriter)

Bournemouth, September 2012

Jan Sliva (European Investment Bank), Piers Letcher (ITU), Christian Eversbusch (Rhetor), Phil Waknell (Ideas on Stage), Caroline Goyder (Voice Coach), Chris Witt (Witt Communications).

London, October 2012

Lord Ashdown (former leader of the Liberal Democrats) Olly Grender (Liberal Democrat),

London, May 2013

Professor Tim Bale (QMUL), Denise Graveline (The Eloquent Woman), José Iturri (European Commission), Rory Sutherland (Ogilvy), Annelies Breedveld-Smit (Dutch Ministry of Defence), Edmée Tuyl (Speechless)

Brussels, September 2013

Amélie Crosson, (Bank of Canada), Baroness Mia Doornaert (speechwriter to the Belgian Prime Minister), Jonathan Parish (NATO), Rune Kier Neilsen (Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy & Building), Luuk van Middelaar (speechwriter to Herman Van Rompuy), Professor Richard Toye (Exeter University)

London, November 2013

Emily Thornberry MP, Zena Elmahrouki (speechwriter to Nick Clegg), Lady Fiona Montagu (Beaulieu), Baroness Joan Hanham (Conservative).

Oxford, April 2014

Professor Jens E. Kjeldsen, (University of Bergen), Caroline Johns (Deloitte), Willi Vogler (Verband Redenschreiber deutscher Sprache), Sam Leith, (journalist), David Krikler, (former speechwriter to Ron Prosor), Ben Locker (Professional Copywriters’ Network), Professor Robert Lehrman (former speechwriter to Al Gore), David Day, (Former Principal of St John’s College, Durham), Dick Mullender (former Metropolitan police detective), Marion Chapsal (Ideas on Stage), Neringa Vaisbrodé (speechwriter to the President of Lithuania), Clarke Judge (former speechwriter to Ronald Reagan).

Amsterdam, October 2014

Jan Sonneveld (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Climate Change), Julia De Clerck-Sachsse (European External Action Service), Ryan Heath (European Commission), Alexei Kapterev (Russia), Richard Newman, (UK Bodytalk), Andreas Kluth (The Economist), Marcus Webb (TEDMED).

London, November 2014

Steve Bee (Pensions guru)

Cambridge, April 2015

Alan Leaman, (Management Consultancies Association) Revd Dr Kate Bruce, (Durham University), Alexander von Reumont, Hanneke Kulik (Dutch Ministry of Finance), Jesper Langergaad (Danish Ministry of Science), Hal Gordon (former speechwriter to General Colin Powell), Lucia Hodgson (Whitehall speechwriter), Steve Bee (UK Business Communicator of the Year 2014), Tom Morrisey (Disney)

Berlin, October 2015

Brent Kerrigan (Global Speechwriter), Jacqueline Schäfer (Verband Redenschreiber deutscher Sprache), Nicholas Wyke (EUROCONTROL), Hans Kristian Amundsen (Speechwriter to Jens Stoltenberg), David Krikler (Aperture Communications), Marina Lacroix (McKinsey Amsterdam), Suzanne Levy (Dutch Ministry of OCW), Jay Heinrichs (jayheinrichs.com)

Oxford, April 2016

Rodger Evans, (Scottish Parliament) Neringa Vaisbrodé, (Lithuanian Foreign Office), Frank van Hoorn (Royal Dutch Shell), Lee Jackson (PowerPoint Surgeon), Andrew Crofts (Ghostwriter), Antti Mustakallio (Finland), Mette Højen (Csuite), Sarah Lynch (European Commission), John Yorke (Author, Into the Woods), Phil Collins (The Times)

The Scottish Parliament, October 2016

Alex Marklew (UK Civil Service), Leonoor Russell (Dutch Senate), Blair McDougall (Scottish Labour), Vincent Stuer (European Commission), Charlie Ward (Social Speechwriter), Mariusz Zagórski (University of Warsaw), Barton Swaim (Author of The Speechwriter)