Here is a selection of books on speeches and speechwriting that can help speechwriters, speakers, and speech-fans and –friends.

When they go low, we go high

When they go low, we go high
Published by 4th Estate
Published in 2017

Speechwriter Philip Collins presents and analyses twenty-five major speeches that have shaped the world, thereby explaining how the history of rhetoric is intrinsiquely linked to the history of democracy and matching the ambition in the subtitle ‘why we need them’. This book highlights ‘the perils of indifference’, and covers five main objectives of politics and speeches: the people are heard; peace will prevail; the nation is defined; the condition of people is improved; the worst is avoided. The title ‘When they go low, we go high’ is not only a famous quote from one of Michelle Obama’s speeches, it is a plea for the noble and necessary art of speechwriting, and a call to all of us in our every day work.

Reactions

No reactions here... Be the first!

Your reaction