What is influence without eloquence?
Seize imaginations with a speech that dazzles
Perhaps more than any other single influence, humans have been moved to believe and to act by great speakers. And behind each of those was a great speechwriter. I write speeches to entertain, to make audiences feel hope, to energize and move people toward embracing something new. I write speeches with the intention of cementing moments of rare import into the minds of all who witness them. And I write speeches to make ordinary humans seem superhuman.
Who is Paul Fenn?
I can’t think of a better background for a speechwriter than ad copywriting. You have just seconds to get someone’s attention, hold it long enough to implant a notion, then make that notion sticky enough to trigger a purchase, usually much later. A winning speech does the same thing, but with a key advantage – the luxury of time. Holding a room rapt requires potency of words and sublime delivery. I help with both.
Why work with me?
With all due humility, I will say I’m adept at conveying ideas, exhortations and emotions through speechwriting, and at folding in allegories and metaphors that add muscle to your ideas. I can write as simply or as floridly as your project demands. If asked, I will also include speaker’s directions in the text – pauses, changes in tone and pacing, etc. Additionally, I work with a gifted executive speech coach who “bootcamps” speechmakers on the finer points of slaying an audience.
"I write to kill."
- Paul Fenn, Toronto Copywriter
What’s on offer
I mainly write speeches for CEOs and senior executives, but have also tapped out more than a few for best men at weddings, speakers at birthdays, wakes and other events. I am adaptable and can punch-up your existing speech or create you one from scratch. I simply provide you a brief to fill out, then work from that, writing to your desired tonality, whether corporate, celebratory, witty, moving, or all the above.
I write speeches for people like these
The CEO of a major global REIT, the design director of an international branding agency, a leading AI expert with a large Canadian bank, and various others.
What I provide
- A brief you’ll fill out to provide the meat of your speech, plus info and contexts about your audience
- Research and editing of stories, allegories, metaphors, etc. to add depth and meaning your presentation
- A crisp, articulate speech text that captivates your audience and conveys your message with clarity and passion
- Concise, high-quality writing, grammatically correct and in the active-voice
- 3 sets of revisions included in project fee (multiple revisions are common. Fees may be renegotiated)
- On-time delivery
What You Get