Speechwriting Basics

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Speechwriting Basics


Mon, September 17, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

LOCATION: 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109

Cost: Free

**Important Note: Space is limited: first come (at location), first serve!


Chances are, at some point all of us must write some kind of public remarks, be it a keynote address, an informal talk, or a banquet toast. For some it’s intimidating, and for others a piece of cake. But rarely is it systematic. During this Boston Speaks workshop with Sheri Saginor, first, we’ll discuss why some speeches hold your attention and others put you to sleep. Then you'll learn a speech structure that you can use no matter what type of remarks you need to write. Then you’ll get proven tips on delivery to help you feel calm and confident onstage. At the end of the session, you’ll have a foolproof set of tools to use when writing your own remarks. Please join us!

Who Is This Workshop For?

  • Business professionals, nonprofit leaders, and anyone else interested in writing their own public remarks, including conference speeches, talking points, Ted-style talks, investor pitches, and banquet toasts.

What You'll Learn:

  • The Key Elements of a successful speech 
  • A Speech Structure that works for (almost) any type of public remarks 
  • A Writing Process that will take you from idea to finished product 
  • Delivery techniques to help you shine your brightest in front of your audience.
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Instructor Bio - Sheri Saginor

Sheri Saginor is an award-winning speechwriter and the president of Smart Speeches, a Boston-based communications firm. As a speechwriter and communications consultant, she helps business executives and nonprofit leaders inform, persuade, and inspire live audiences. With over twenty years of experience as a writer, speaker, and performer, she brings to her work a true passion for the spoken word.

What Is The Professional Development Week?

A free, five-day series of events connecting, educating and empowering Boston's business professionals. Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur, a leader at a growing company, or someone pursuing a new passion, we have an event for you.

Full Schedule: www.bostonspeaks.com/welcome

About BostonSpeaks - Communication and Public Speaking Training

BostonSpeaks offers private coaching, group classes and corporate training to help individuals take their communication and leadership skills to the next level. Our mission is to equip individuals with the necessary skills, connections and mindset to become more successful in their professional career and life. Learn more at www.bostonspeaks.com