Membership

The European Speechwriter Network supports the professional development of speechwriters by organising conferences and training.

We welcome new members and those wishing to develop the skills of speechwriting and public speaking for professional purposes.

Benefits

  • Discounts on our two international conferences a year
  • Discounts on open training workshops in European capitals
  • An email newsletter with jobs, competitions and gossip about our trade
  • A PDF magazine called The Speechwriter with expert tips and articles
  • Support with freelance speechwriting services
  • Professional mentoring

€25 inc VAT per annumeMembership

Keep in touch with what we're doing without committing yourself to full membership

  • E-mail updates with details of conferences and training sessions
  • Speechwriting checklist to use to evaluate your speeches
  • A copy of Eloquence - A Treasury of Speechwriting Advice

€89 inc VAT per annumStandard Membership

Standard membership is for people who are already working as writers

  • E-mail updates with details of conferences and training sessions
  • A copy of Max Atkinson's book, Lend Me Your Ears
  • A copy of Trade Secrets: Jokes, stories and quotations for desperate speechwriters
  • Regular eight-page PDF newsletter 'The Speechwriter', with tips, quotations and tricks of the trade for the professional speechwriter. (Email us for some sample copies)
  • Discounts on training and conferences
  • Details of in-house jobs
  • Speechwriting checklist to use to evaluate your speeches
  • A copy of Eloquence - A Treasury of Speechwriting Advice

€800 + VAT for one yearTraining & Mentoring Membership

We will allocate you a trainer who will evaluate five speechwriting assignments over one year. These can either be speeches that you do in the course of your work for an employer or assignments to fulfil for yourself

These speeches will be assessed in writing by your trainer and you will get recommendations on how you can improve. You will also be entitled to a 30 minute phone call after each of your assignments to discuss your work.

  • E-mail updates with details of conferences and training sessions
  • A copy of Max Atkinson's book, Lend Me Your Ears
  • A copy of Trade Secrets: Jokes, stories and quotations for desperate speechwriters
  • Regular eight-page PDF newsletter 'The Speechwriter', with tips, quotations and tricks of the trade for the professional speechwriter. (Email us for some sample copies)
  • Discounts on training and conferences
  • Speechwriting checklist to use to evaluate your speeches
  • A copy of Eloquence - A Treasury of Speechwriting Advice

If you prefer not to make your payments online, you can also make your payment by cheque to the European Speechwriter Network. Please send it to Paula Hollanders, European Speechwriter Network, 4 Lansdowne House, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3JR.