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Speech Writer Courses

Speech Writers work with politicians and public figures, writing speeches for live presentations and video streaming. They get to know their clients intimately, so they can authentically represent the client’s personality, ideas, values, and overall objectives.

As a Speech Writer you could be creating an outline for an upcoming speech, researching the audience demographics in a regional area, meeting with a client to get a feel for their personality and values, coaching a client before a major speech, editing and reviewing a draft speech, or fact-checking key elements of the speech.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Speech Writers earn?

There are no clear salary figures for Speech Writers working in Australia right now. Increase your earning capacity by gaining formal qualifications in professional writing, journalism, marketing and communications, as well as public relations.

What are the job opportunities for Speech Writers?

There are no clear employment figures for Speech Writers working in Australia at this time. They are employed by advertising and marketing firms as well as by politicians, public figures, and CEOs. Some Speech Writers work freelance.

How do I become a Speech Writer?

To become a Speech Writer you will need to have professional-level writing skills and an excellent knowledge of Public Relations. If you are writing speeches in the political arena you will also need a solid background in Australian politics.

Suitable qualifications for this exciting career include the Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Bachelor of Communications and Media (Public Relations), and Bachelor of Arts (Journalism).

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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