My name is Brent Kerrigan, the Global Speechwriter.
I began writing and giving speeches when I was 10 years old. I loved everything about them.
I never knew it could be a job. Instead, I trained and worked as a journalist for years, from the frozen tundra of Canada’s Northwest Territories to the teeming streets of Mexico City.
When I got back to Canada, I began working for the government. Not great. I was completely bored. Until I found out there was a speechwriting division.
I wanted in. But I had no experience or training. Sound familiar?
So, I took an online speechwriting class—the only one that existed at the time. I was ecstatic. I wanted to write speeches for a living. But it was tough.
I trained, I edited, I wrote. I wrote a lot.
Today, I’m a professional speechwriter and speechwriting coach with more than a dozen years of experience writing for the highest levels of government and business.
My clients (past and present) include:
- CEO of a FTSE 100 company
- Executive Director of a United Nations organization
- Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs
- A member of the Qatari Royal Family
- Contributions to three Canadian Prime Ministers
- Four Ministers of Transport (Government of Canada)
- Two Ministers of Agriculture (Government of Canada)
- Transparency International
- Parliamentarians, executive-level officials, and more.
I’m also an accomplished reporter, copywriter and ghostwriter. My work has appeared in the following media:
- CNN (online)
- The Guardian
- International Business Times
- Boston Globe
- Toastmasters Magazine
- McAllen Monitor
I’m a speechwriter who also loves to give speeches. In 2013, I was was a finalist in the European Public Speaking Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
What I love most of all, however, is to help others learn how to write and give great speeches.
Regardless of which course my participants take, they know they will actively read, write, and analyze speeches, not sit around listening to Churchill and expecting to become speechwriters by osmosis.
Finally, want to know how I got the name Global Speechwriter? Because I’m a speechwriter who moves all over the globe. No, I’m not a wanted man (you can stop the background checks now), I’m married to a diplomat and she keeps us moving on a regular basis.
We are currently posted in McAllen, Berlin, Mexico City, Bonn, Germany along with our two (awesome, amazing, intelligent, beautiful…oh, oh, I’m turning into one of those parents) daughters.
If you want to know a bit more about my online speechwriting classes, click here.
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