Writing Speeches with Impact

You are invited to a day long interactive workshop that provides tools and techniques for developing your speech writing skills.

Writing Speeches with Impact provides participants with the opportunity to develop a solid grasp of fundamental speech writing skills and gain a practical understanding of how to write speeches that deliver the right message to the right audience.

This workshop will assist you to develop the skills you need to write targeted and engaging speeches that suit the style of the speaker, audience and expectations of your Senator or Member.

The workshop will include practical activities in writing and delivering speeches to support you in your day-to-day work.

Learning Outcomes

What will the session cover?

  • Topics covered in this course include:
  • writing speeches that are heard and not read
  • identifying the intended audience for the speech (and beyond)
  • delivering the intended message with impact
  • being more confident in the crafting of the speech, including style, tone and language
  • using grammatical conventions for speeches.


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 MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.

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