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TRAINING POSTPONED - Advanced Speech Writing

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment when it comes to providing training. In line with current Government advice regarding COVID-19, to limit social contact, we have taken the decision to postpone all face to face workshops between now and May. This decision will be reviewed towards the end of April pending updated Government advice.


Advanced Speech Writing will give you practical skills and techniques for speech writing, reflect on the fundamentals, and explore key stages of good speech writing. You will also have the opportunity to write a short speech and present it for constructive feedback. 

Who is the course for? 

Staff who are responsible for coordinating, preparing and writing speeches for their Senator or Member.

What you will learn 

Throughout the day, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of good speech writing
  • Techniques for planning, researching and managing time to write a speech
  • Power of storytelling
  • Techniques for authentic speech writing and speech making
  • Using the speaker’s voice when preparing speeches

How the course is delivered 

One day, face-to-face workshop. 

Eligibility to attend 

All MOP(S) Act employees 


Free. This course is offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP), under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.  

Last updated: 01 July 2020