POSTPONED - Talk by world famous speechwriter Simon Lancaster

Wednesday 08 March 2023, 3pm - 4pm

Drama Studio

Connect - how to inspire, influence, energise anyone, anywhere, anytime’

Why do some people radiate energy when they speak while others fizzle out? How do some writers make us turn the page whilst others make us feel like closing the book? What makes some colleagues so memorable whilst others are instantly forgettable?

In this talk, one of the world's top speechwriters, Simon Lancaster, will explains that the secret of brilliant communication is all down to making connections, connecting the personal to the universal, the past to the present, and the mundane to the meaningful; thereby bypassing logic and immediately accessing people's deepest instincts and emotions.

How to Inspire! 

- Connecting Mind and Body 
- Connecting 'Me' and 'We' 
- Connecting Morality and Mundanity

How to Influence! 
- Connecting Statement and Story
- Connecting Past and Present 
- Connecting 'This' and 'That'

How to Energise!
- Connecting Rhythm and Reasoning 
- Connecting Serious and Silly
- Connecting Stats and Symbols
- Connecting Deeds and Dreams

Simon's latest book Connect! reveals this art of making immediate and indelible connections, blending cutting-edge neuroscience with ancient rhetoric and brain-training exercises to give you everything you need to become a brilliant communicator.

This talk is organised by Do Something Different, Future Leaders and POW (Politics on Wednesday)