Profession speechwriter

Speechwriters research and write speeches on multiple topics. They need to catch and hold the interest of an audience. Speechwriters create presentations in a conversational tone so it looks like if the text was not scripted. They write in a comprehensible manner so the audience gets the message of the speech.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising
  • Artistic / Investigative


  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Writing techniques

    The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.


  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Write in conversational tone

    Write in such a way that when the text is read it seems as if the words come spontaneously and not at all scripted. Explain concepts and ideas in a clear and simple manner.

  • Perform background research on writing subject

    Run thorough background research on writing subject; desk-based research as well as site visits and interviews.

  • Prepare speeches

    Write speeches on multiple topics in a way to hold the attention and interest of an audience.

  • Use specific writing techniques

    Use writing techniques depending on the type of media, the genre, and the story.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

Optional knowledge and skills

write to a deadline promote your writings manage writing administration select subject matter evaluate writings in response to feedback perform multiple tasks at the same time prioritise tasks pronunciation techniques vocal techniques proofread text practice humour breathing techniques