Speech writing made easy

Speech writing made easy



In-house Enquiry


This course is only available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected] for a quote.

Course Overview


Many public servants are asked to prepare speeches or speech notes for a senior officer or a minister. They rarely have any training in how to do this effectively. Participants in this course are given a step-by-step guide for writing a speech for work. They are shown how to systematically work through a range of strategies to generate interesting ideas. They are also given a variety of speech structures to build their speech around.

Learning Outcomes


  • avoid the traps for inexperienced speech writers
  • understand the way the speaker and the occasion interact
  • write a strong opening and closing
  • structure a speech to suit the purpose
  • make the speech interesting
  • write a speech the speaker will feel comfortable giving.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Adept to Advanced level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Relationships: Communicate effectively

  • Tailor communication to the audience.
  • Clearly explain complex concepts and arguments to individuals and groups.
  • Present with credibility, engage varied audiences and test levels of understanding.
  • Translate technical and complex information concisely for diverse audiences.
  • Adjust style and approach to optimise outcomes.
  • Write fluently and persuasively in a range of styles and formats.


Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected].