October 17 Speaker’s Night – How to Edit a Speech

Go From Ho Hum to Humdinger: How to Edit a Speech

In a media saturated world nothing is deadlier than a dull speech; but, what can an editor do to rescue a poorly written script or add polish to a semi-final draft? Turns out the answer is plenty. Long-time speechwriter and workshop leader Wendy Cherwinski will share tips and techniques you can use to fine tune speeches and presentation scripts. In particular, she’ll cover how to write ‘out loud’, address structural deficiencies, and edit and lay out text so the speaker can read it at a glance and the audience can keep pace with delivery.

Wendy Cherwinski helps people excel through the spoken word. Her company, Echelon Communications Inc., offers speechwriting and presentation design services as well as workshops, seminars, webinars, video tutorials and coaching. She also publishes a monthly e-newsletter and blog, both called Pen & Podium. For more details go to www.echeloncomm.ca

This speaker’s night will be held at the Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert St., at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for EAC members and $10 for non-members.

The Bulletin blog is looking for a roving reporter to take notes on this session and write up a post about it! If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact ncrbulletin@editors.ca.

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