Former Labour Party advisor teaches debating soceity the art of a good speech at Hart's Books
PUBLISHED: 08:16 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 08:58 02 July 2019
A former special adviser to the Labour Party taught Rab Butler Society members how to craft and deliver a speech at Hart's Books on May 8.
Reflecting on his time working for cabinet ministers, Paul Richards discussed general rules that speeches should follow: short and to the point, a clear idea running throughout, and asking what will be achieved, rather than said.
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A spokesman for the society said: "Paul was a brilliant, informative and witty speaker with years of experience. We are very grateful to him for speaking to our group.
"He helped our guests learn 'the nuts and bolts' of speech-writing by engaging with them to call out a number of rhetorical devices as he used them in his talk."
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