At Global Speechwriter, we're revolutionizing the way speechwriting is taught. 

DeathtoStock_Medium6For too long, overpriced consultants got away with one-day courses that didn't teach anything about how speechwriting actually works in the real world. Worse? Nobody seemed to write anything.

We think it's time for a change.

We designed the Global Speechwriter Guided Online Speechwriting course to help busy professionals anywhere in the world who want to begin writing better speeches at work and those who want to become freelance speechwriters. 

 

shutterstock_160448165No other speechwriting course is this extensive and comprehensive.

It's a one-on-one10-week course that will introduce you to all steps of the speechwriting process: from first draft to final delivery.  

Best of all? You get professional feedback for every speech you write.  

We're not talking about empty "feel better" feedback, we're talking about in-depth analysis that will challenge you, your writing, and move you toward your goal of becoming a better speechwriter.

Quite simply, no other speechwriting course does what we do.

 

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Get One-On-One Training That Will Change Your Career!

If you want one-on-one training with a professional speechwriter, let's talk. Your individual course runs for 10 weeks and includes 10 separate lectures, writing assignments, speech analysis topics and live calls. Best of all? You get detailed feedback for every single writing assignment you complete.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to my current workload and contractural commitments, I am fully booked until February 4, 2018 and will not be taking on new training clients until that date. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please email me by clicking the link below. Thank you!

Reserve Your Spot Here!

Benefits Of This Online Speechwriting Course

  • Supercharge Your Career And Income

    Speechwriters make significantly more money than other writers and have better access to decision makers. Proper training puts you ahead of the pack.

  • Train On Your Own Time And Schedule

    It's 2015! Why train like it's 1975? Forget droning consultants and bad coffee. Our learning environment makes learning flexible and fun. Best of all? You choose the time you want to learn.

  • Gain Insider Speechwriting Secrets That Will Boost Your Writing

    Not sure what a triad is? Chiasmus? Diacope? Find out what professional speechwriters do to make their speeches stand out (and how you can do it too).

  • Understand And Master The Approvals Process

    Learn strategies that will help your speech cut through layers of bureaucracy. Know how to assert yourself so that your speech remains your speech.

  • Develop A System To Get The Information You Need

    End your stress and confusion by establishing steps that get you the details you need when you need them.

  • Speakers: Reduce Your Stress And Nervousness

    Knowing your written speech has strong structure, style, substance and storyline, you can deliver your next speech with confidence!

How It Works: FAQs

Who should take it? This course is ideal for those who have a basic knowledge of speechwriting (for example, they're asked to write a few speeches in their current position) but want training that will move them to an advanced level. It's also perfect for those with some writing experience (often those working in communications) who want to launch new careers as speechwriters. Most of all, it's for people who don't want group classes and want to get started immediately on a one-on-one basis.

Give Me An Example. 
Okay, take Linda. Linda works for the government. She is often asked to write speeches for her boss, but doesn't feel confident she really knows what she's doing. She has some experience writing speeches, but knows she can really boost her career by getting proper training. The problem? She has zero time off. She needs training that is flexible but professional. 

How long does the course take to complete? 10 weeks

The Format? Online and live.

Brent Kerrigan, Owner of Global Speechwriter And Workshop LeaderBrent Kerrigan of Global Speechwriter /  Workshop Leader

What does that mean?  It's the same as being in a classroom, minus bad coffee. I send you assignments, analysis and readings. You complete them and I provide in-depth analysis of your speeches. We will also have a live 15-minute telephone call to discuss any questions you have about the material and assignments.

What do I have to do each week? You receive a written lecture at the beginning of the week, participate in a live call in the middle of the week and complete your speech writing and speech analysis assignments by the end of the week.

Wait, this sounds like a lot... Expect to spend at least two or three hours per week on the assignments. Some have described the time commitment as being similar to completing a university course.

Who exactly will I be working with? 
That's me on the right: Brent Kerrigan, owner of Global Speechwriter. 

Will you actually read my speech assignments? Absolutely. In fact, you'll receive feedback from me on every single assignment you complete. No other course offers this.

How are you qualified to do this? I've written speeches for more than a dozen years at the highest levels, including the governments of Canada, Mexico and for international organizations such as the United Nations. I've written for members of a royal family, for politicians at different points of the political spectrum, and for countless special occasions. I'm an award-winning public speaker and I've also delivered speech writing training courses for people around the world both onsite and online. 

So it's not a group course? No, it's just you. You have my full attention.

 
  • The training I received through Brent Kerrigan’s Global Speech Writing training course was more effective than I could ever have imagined. The lectures address real issues that are faced on a regular basis within the speech writing industry, like knowing the voice of your speaker, understanding the audience, using proper structure to drive the point, etc. I’ve taken speech classes in the past, and feel that this training provided me with more knowledge and experience than any of the others. Brent turns the challenges of speech writing into enjoyable learning experiences. I plan to recommend this course to several friends and work colleagues.
    Emily Quinn, Denver (Took This Course In Summer, 2017)
  • Brent's online speechwriting course turned out to be everything I hoped for and much more! I was able to immediately apply the tools I learned throughout the course. I saw improvement in my work with each speech. So did my boss. The one-on-one attention was invaluable, too.
    - Patti Aaron, Deputy Chief, Public Affairs, Washington (Took This Course in 2015)
  • It’s nice to see an instructor that cares about his students’ futures.
    Greg Hauenstein, Freelance Speechwriter, Iowa (Took This Course In 2015)
  • I took Brent’s course to help me prepare for life as a freelance speechwriter. The course achieved this goal and much more besides. The opportunity to ask questions from someone that has ‘been there’ and can share those lessons skillfully was really useful to me. I feel inspired and well informed for the road ahead!
    – Craig Millar, Freelance Writer, Manchester, UK (Took This Course in 2016)
  • I really enjoyed Brent’s speechwriting class. His training really gave me the fundamentals of speechwriting and delivery, and I gained new confidence in my ability to handle speechwriting tasks. We may not all be born speechwriters, but we can definitely improve our writing through his online instruction. I highly recommend this program!
    Sarah Webster, Washington D.C. (Took This Course in 2016)
  • The course is extremely well structured and allowed plenty of opportunity to experiment and practice with the speechwriting techniques. Brent is very personable and makes the class both interesting and entertaining. He has a wealth of knowledge and is keen to share this with his students. I came away with a much deeper appreciation of speechwriting and the inspiration to become a freelance speechwriter.
    Denise Silk, Sydney, Australia (Took This Course in 2016)
  • I found the course on speechwriting enthralling, exciting, addictive. It was superbly presented. It was cogent. It was pertinent. It was well planned. Brent is always swift in replying to questions and from the first email contact he created the right spirit for one to feel comfortable enough to pose questions and humble enough to accept constructive advice. Brent’s comments on works submitted are always insightful and nourishing and motivational. Would I recommend this course? Absolutely! I commend Brent for a superb 10-week ride through words, sentences, paragraphs, rhetoric and so much more. Thank you!
    Levi Attias, Gibraltar (Took This Course in 2016)

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Get One-On-One Training That Will Change Your Career!

If you want one-on-one training with a professional speechwriter, let's talk. Your individual course runs for 10 weeks and includes 10 separate lectures, writing assignments, speech analysis topics and live calls. Best of all? You get detailed feedback for every single writing assignment you complete.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to my current workload and contractural commitments, I am fully booked until February 4, 2018 and will not be taking on new training clients until that date. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please email me by clicking the link below. Thank you!

Reserve Your Spot Here!

How A Typical Week Works In The Course

 

shutterstock_170304215Monday to Wednesday Receive the approximately 2,000-3,000-word lecture and begin working on the writing assignments: typically 300-500 words.

Thursday I phone you to discuss any challenges or questions related to the course content or assignments. 

Friday – Weekly assignments are due. 

Saturday - Sunday You receive feedback for that week's assignments.

Final Assignment In the second half of the course you will complete a longer assignment of 1,000 words (a 10 minute speech).

What I Expect From You

  • A commitment to not only completing the assignments, but completing the course. This is important for your bottom line! After the beginning of our second week together, there is no refund.

  • The ability to receive fair, courteous and constructive feedback.

What You Can Expect From Me

  • A supportive teaching environment.

  • Constructive feedback that supports and challenges you.

  • Respects for your privacy and personal growth.

Some Of The Subjects We'll Cover

  • How to establish what your audience really wants.
  • How to capture your speaker's "voice"
  • How to run a speech writing meeting that gets you the information you need.
  • The terrifying first draft and how to make it easier.
  • Know what information to keep and what to cut.
  • How to write for the ear instead of the eye.
  • How to establish authority and credibility with your words.
  • How openings work and what you should never include.
  • How to carve a razor-sharp point that will be remembered.
  • What every conclusion needs (and never has).
  • Creating a storyline that makes sense.
  • Strategies to deal with approvals.
  • How to mentally prepare for life as a speech writer.

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Get One-On-One Training That Will Change Your Career!

If you want one-on-one training with a professional speechwriter, let's talk. Your individual course runs for 10 weeks and includes 10 separate lectures, writing assignments, speech analysis topics and live calls. Best of all? You get detailed feedback for every single writing assignment you complete.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to my current workload and contractural commitments, I am fully booked until February 4, 2018 and will not be taking on new training clients until that date. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please email me by clicking the link below. Thank you!

Click Here To Reserve A Waiting List Spot

What Participants Say About The Course

  • Whether you're new to speechwriting or have been at it for a while, you will benefit greatly from Brent Kerrigan's online speechwriting course. Brent has created a terrific program that distills speechwriting into clear components that demystify the process. He's a real pro who makes learning (or mastering) the craft straightforward and fun. Brent covers all the essentials, including speech structure, the drafting process, understanding your audience, working with speakers, and more. Plus, you’ll get creative ideas on how to market your skills and get more business. I finished Brent's course with a newfound confidence in my ability to write great speeches. Take this course — you won’t regret it.
    Sheri Saginor, Freelance Speechwriter, USA (took this course in 2015)
  • After one week with Mr. Kerrigan, my ear for listening to speakers was changed forever. By week five I felt as if I’d been mentored by history’s best orators from Aristotle to Cicero, from Lincoln, to Churchill, from Martin Luther King, to Barack Obama. After week eight I truly believed it within my power to pursue speechwriting as a profession. It goes without saying that Mr. Kerrigan is a supremely talented speechwriter, a master of his craft and a lover of the spoken word. Far beyond that, he possesses a rare talent for passing on his own expertise to his students in an engaging, challenging and often ridiculously funny way. His critiques are unsparing but fair, his praise, concise and deserved. I also was impressed by his ability to juggle the individual needs and ambitions of all of his students who, in my case, were located on several continents. I wholeheartedly recommend this course for anyone interested in pursuing the art of speechwriting.
    Bennett Owen, Freelance Speechwriter, Berlin, Germany (took this course in 2015)
  • I had never thought about the science of speechwriting or of becoming a speechwriter until I took the Global Speechwriter course online. I have to say I loved it since day 1. The course is not complicated, it is easy to understand and it covers everything about speechwriting, and what it doesn't cover Brent is kind enough to explain it. He is patient and clear, always explains everything as often as necessary. The personalized attention you get from being in a small group it is very helpful to develop the necessary skills to become a better speechwriter. I would recommend the course to anyone – even if you don´t want to become a speechwriter or you never write speeches, take it. You will get into a fun new world, and even if you end up not writing speeches your writing skills will get better.
    Yuriko Garces Lee (Diplomat, Mexican Foreign Ministry)
  • Brent is a great speech writer and speech writing trainer. For those whose first language isn't English, writing speeches for an English-speaking audience can be a tough task. Get it wrong and your business will suffer. Brent shows how to get it right.
    Nayeli Damián, Directora del Instituto Cultural de México en Miami (Miami, United States)
  • This course is fantastic, and I’m so sorry its come to an end! I have developed my speechwriting skills enormously, and feel a lot more confident about writing speeches for other people, especially capturing their voice. Brent is an excellent teacher to help hone your speeches!
    - Anonymous, London, UK (Took This Course in 2016)

How Much Does It All Cost?

The total cost for this one-on-one, 10-week course is $2,000 (American dollars).

You'll get access to:

  • 10 lectures (approximately 2,000-3,000 words each).
  • All speechwriting assignments, including one final project
  • Reading assignments and speech analysis assignments
  • Live coaching calls for feedback and questions
  • Final assignment analysis
  • Certificate of completion
  • Written recommendation of your work (not automatic, I decide based on your work)
  • Personalized guidance; and
  • Career advice.

Frankly, when you consider most onsite speech writing courses are rarely under $1,000 and are less than two days, this is excellent value. Not only is the course one-on-one and led by a professional speechwriter with more than a decade of experience, you get 10 full weeks of training (and you're not chained to somebody else's schedule).

No other speech writing course is this comprehensive, effective and affordable.

 

What's The Next Step?

 

  • I'm guessing you may have additional questions. If so, please just email me by clicking here.
  • After payment you'll receive a receipt and confirmation of enrolment. 
  • I'll get in touch with you by email or phone and I'll send a complete course outline.

  • Refunds are available up until the beginning of the second class

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Get One-On-One Training That Will Change Your Career!

If you want one-on-one training with a professional speechwriter, let's talk. Your individual course runs for 10 weeks and includes 10 separate lectures, writing assignments, speech analysis topics and live calls. Best of all? You get detailed feedback for every single writing assignment you complete.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to my current workload and contractural commitments, I am fully booked until February 4, 2018 and will not be taking on new training clients until that date. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please email me by clicking the link below. Thank you!

Sign Up And Reserve A Spot!