Inspiring and Persuasive Speeches

“Of course it matters what you say. Words are vital. Words change worlds.” —Kate Firth

Overview

We are bombarded with facts, data and logical arguments. Yet data alone doesn’t drive change. In creating a truly motivating speech, a skilful speakers inspire their audiences with a vision. Great speakers such as Martin Luther King, Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Ghandi spoke from their passion, aligning body, feelings, mind, spirit and speech to reach the hearts and minds of their audience. Their words changed worlds. Your words can, too.

You can learn the ingredients and skills for persuasive and inspiring speech making.

This inspiring, practical course shows you how to write and deliver truly memorable, persuasive speeches. The steps are clear, simple and easy to apply. After all, they have been supporting persuasive and memorable speeches for centuries.

Vital ingredients for persuasive, memorable and inspiring speeches:

  • Define your values and intention
  • Identify your audience’s values
  • Identify how powerful, influential speakers deliver verbal and non-verbal language
  • Learn and practise precise, powerful language structures for persuasive speech
  • Use powerful, credible and approachable body language
  • Free up and project your voice
  • Work with your own voice to breathe life into your words
  • Connect to your purpose: speak from your heart
  • Experience the exhilarating physical power of speaking with visionary, powerful language

Kate also runs courses with her associate Louise Collins.

Contact Kate for more information.


Thank you for your expertise and skill in voice coaching the masters multimedia journalism students this term. They have shown great improvement; I have been really impressed with their delivery, in both news presenting, their pieces to camera and their voice overs. Thank you so much Kate.
Caragh SalisburyLecturerDepartment of Film and Journalism