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It is important, in a democratic society, that people can communicate what they think, want or believe. But it’s not enough simply to be able to communicate. People should put forward their views and experiences in ways that are clear, engaging and interesting so that the people listening are able to decide whether they agree or disagree.
The growth of sound-bites, spin, talking points (and too many bad or dishonest speeches) has made people suspicious of public and political speeches – or just bored. Yet great speeches do more than just talk about the world. They change it by giving people new ways to think about things and good reasons to act.
We invite YOU to put YOUR ideas into words, words into sentences, sentences into persuasive speech.
Speeches CAN mobilise people to take action to create a better future.
Are you completely new to political speech?
Help is at hand.
We have handy resources and the opportunity for you to receive guidance and advice from experts in the field.