January 21, 2015: Editing for the ear: A speech writer’s perspective

What: EAC-BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Join well-known Vancouver speech writer Colin Moorhouse for a one-hour workshop on writing and editing speeches. He will discuss the six key elements of writing an engaging speech and cover issues such as the nature of the event; the oratorical skills of the speaker; and matters of story, language, humour, and interest. He will also provide insight on where the editor can play a crucial role in polishing a keynote speech for final delivery to the client.

Colin Moorhouse has been a freelance speech writer for over twenty years. He has written hundreds of speeches for senior levels of government, businesses, and international NGOs. His speeches have been delivered by senior executives at venues all over the world. He teaches a two-day speechwriting course at SFU Harbour Centre, provides similar instructional courses to the corporate sector, and runs a six-week online program. He has spoken at speech-related events for Toastmasters and the International Association of Business Communicators, and at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington, DC.

Bonus! Enter the draw at the meeting for free admission to one of EAC-BC’s professional development seminars.

Editors’ Pub Night
No plans before the monthly meeting? Drop by for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up with other editors. Members and non-members welcome.
Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard Street (Marine Building)
When: Before each meeting, between 5:00 and 6:45 pm

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