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Thursday 31 December 2020

The Art of Public Speaking: An Evening with Graham Davies and Philip Collins

History &
Social Policy

We are very sorry to inform you that in response to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak the team at Intelligence Squared has made the decision to postpone this event.

We are planning on rescheduling the event for later this year, and will notify ticket holders as soon as we have a new date.

 

Tickets £16-£32 (plus booking fees)

Graham Davies and Philip Collins help leading British politicians sleep at night – especially the nights before they have to give a big speech.

Davies is arguably the country’s leading presentation coach. He has discreetly tutored prime ministers, cabinet ministers and top CEOs on how to sharpen and deliver a knockout speech.

Collins was chief speechwriter to Prime Minister Tony Blair and he has established himself as one of Britain’s leading experts in speechwriting and public speaking.

For the first time, on April 23, Davies and Collins will come together on stage to share their wisdom, techniques and experience. Intelligence Squared runs limited-space, all-day courses with Davies and Collins, but this event will give a broader audience insight into their expertise.

Davies and Collins present their approaches and will then take part in a conversation with chair Linda Yueh, followed by a Q&A session.

Intelligence Squared has long hosted the world’s best public speakers. Join us on April 23 to find out some of their secrets.

Event Name

The Art of Public Speaking: An Evening with Graham Davies and Philip Collins


Choose Tickets

Speakers
  • Graham Davies

    One of the UK’s leading public speaking consultants

  • Philip Collins

    Former speechwriter for Tony Blair

Chair
  • Linda Yueh

    Economist, broadcaster, and writer

 

Speakers are subject to change.


Location
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • 1 Kensington Gore
  • Kensington
  • London
  • SW7 2AR
Time
  • POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC



Speakers

Speakers

Graham Davies

One of the UK’s leading public speaking consultants


Graham Davies is the UK’s leading public speaking consultant. He is the go-to expert for senior executives, professionals and politicians who need to communicate effectively under pressure. His book, The Presentation Coach, is the most popular title on its subject ever published in the UK. This has made him a regular choice as a speech analyst on the BBC, CNN, ITV and Sky News. Find out more about Graham at www.grahamdavies.co.uk.

Philip Collins

Former speechwriter for Tony Blair


Philip Collins is a columnist for The Times, where he has pioneered the analysis of major speeches, and is the Founder of The Draft, a writing company. He was chief speechwriter to UK prime minister Tony Blair between 2004 and 2007 and has subsequently written for and advised a range of senior politicians, CEOs and charity bosses. He is the author of five books, including two on the arts of persuasion and rhetoric: The Art of Speeches and Presentations, a how-to guide, and When They Go Low, We Go High: Speeches that shaped the world – and why we need them. Philip was previously Director of the Social Market Foundation, Chair of Demos, and worked in finance.
Chair

Linda Yueh

Economist, broadcaster, and writer


Economist, broadcaster, and writer. She is Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford; Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School; and Visiting Professor, IDEAS, London School of Economics. Her latest book is The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today, which was one of The Times’ Business Books of the Year.

 

Speakers are subject to change.