The Craft of Speechwriting in the Public Service (TRN122)

Product code: TRN122

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Course

Overview

Delivery method

Delivery method

Online

Duration

Duration

6 hours

Audience

Audience

Functional specialists

Communications Specialists

 

A good speech anticipates the expectations of the audience and transmits a clear message that empowers them to take action or reflect. This online self-paced course explores speechwriting as a unique form of professional writing and is intended for anyone wishing to improve their ability to create a compelling written narrative. By reviewing videos and sample transcripts, participants will explore how to conduct proper research, use powerful rhetorical devices, and navigate the speechwriting process from a uniquely governmental perspective.

Topics Include:

  • understanding situational awareness and research requirements
  • aligning your writing with government objectives and strategies
  • reflecting on how different audiences can influence tone and content
  • examining the common types of speeches used by government speechwriters
  • defining the role of the speechwriter as a speaking coach, event planner, and trusted advisor

Legacy course code: C385

Date modified: 2022-08-11