Advanced Speech Writing

You are invited to attend a half-day workshop designed to enhance your existing skills to create controlled, tailored and powerful speeches.

Advanced Speech Writing is a highly practical session where you will have the opportunity to write a short speech and present it, reflect on the fundamentals of speech writing and to explore the key stages of good speech writing for parliamentarians. If you are in the process of writing a speech bring it along and we can discuss.

There is a strong focus on the communication process, knowing the speech giver and the audience, ‘powerful stories’, and using aids and techniques to enhance speech delivery.

Learning Outcomes

What will the session cover?

Topics covered in this session include:

  • crafting a speech in your employer’s voice
  • preparing for ad hoc and complex situations
  • tailoring speeches that control the agenda
  • showing how to value add to speeches through telling stories and using visual and audio aids.


This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees.

Cost of the Course

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge. However, the costs of any travel by employees may be met from within your employing Senator or Member’s Electorate Support Budget.

Electorate employees of Senators and Members whose electorate offices are outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities should check their entitlement to additional trips for training. Employees accessing these trips should clearly mark their Form 54: Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim as being for attendance at PDP, to ensure that the costs are not debited against the Electorate Support Budget.

If you have any questions regarding your entitlement to travel, please contact the Staff Help Desk.


A minimum of four participants is required for each session. Participants are requested to register early to ensure a place in the session, as it is limited to 20.

To register please complete the registration details below and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.

Your registration will be confirmed by email.

For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email

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