Thanks again for your interest in my speechwriting service.
Here’s a bit more about me and my team:
After graduating in History from Peterhouse, Cambridge, I spent ten years in and around the City creating brand and marketing strategies for banks and wealth managers. Writing remained my passion, and wherever possible I wrote, gave and listened to speeches and presentations. Some pretty clear trends soon emerged.
I realised that getting it right – making the audience really listen and engage – wasn’t a fluke. The bad ones were too technical and suffocated by detail. The good ones were crisp, original and easy to bring to life.
Around this time, many friends and relatives started to get married and I spent an increasing number of evenings and weekends helping them write their best man and groom speeches.
It was fun and rewarding – often more so than the day job. So I placed a small classified in Private Eye in 2004. What started as a hobby very quickly took over my professional life. And I’ve loved it ever since.
Great Speech Writing now has private and business clients based all over the world. They range from senior people in the private and public sectors giving high profile speeches, presentations and pitches, to best men, fathers-of-the bride and nervous grooms worried about their wedding speeches.
I’m happy to speak to anyone about a speech, whether they want me to write it from scratch, or just need a bit of advice. Wherever possible, I will try to help them create something simple, intelligent and original.
I’ll never charge for a phone call and my discretion is assured.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the site and I look forward to hearing from you.
My team includes:
Dolan Cummings is my senior speech writer and researcher. He has been writing and delivering speeches for many years. His previous work has ranged from writing at the BBC and comment pieces for the Scottish press to organising and chairing public debates in London and elsewhere on everything from the arts to international politics.
The eclectic range of speakers he admires include Martin Luther King and Chris Rock.
Dolan works on a huge range of speeches with me. He has an extraordinary knack of drawing the right information from clients in a short period of time!
Anna Quayle keeps us sane, ensuring that the office runs smoothly, managing our accounts, marketing and an enormous amount of admin. Her background is in fundraising, working most recently for the NSPCC. She joined Great Speech Writing on a part-time basis in 2009.
Hugo Simpson is our Senior Trainer. Great content is only useful if it is delivered with impact. That’s where Hugo comes in. He coaches clients one-to-one and in groups to help them present with confidence. The service covers everything from your body language and posture to the way you interract with your script. As Johnny Nelson (former World Cruiserweight Champion) put it: “This has been the single most life-changing experience since I won my world title.”