Speak for Yourself

Claire Duffy's blog about public speaking and communication (in real life). Speak well, do well!

20 years on: Keating’s Remembrance Day reprise

20 years after delivering his most famous speech,  former Prime Minister Paul Keating  bookended  it with another  oration.  Keating gave this commemorative address at the National Remembrance Day service at … Continue reading

12/11/2013 · Leave a comment

“He is all of them. And he is one of us”. Keating’s eulogy for The Unknown Soldier.

This Armistice Day is the 95th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Great statesmen have  made many great speeches to honour and mourn those dead, but Australian Prime … Continue reading

11/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Tear time in Parliament

Emotional outbursts by public figures are always good for a headline, and so it was this week when  Julia Gillard  wept as she introduced the disability insurance scheme. Tearful politicians are … Continue reading

16/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The Redfern Speech at 20. Turning point or high water mark?

The Redfern speech is one of the most controversial and important speeches in Australian history. A landmark, it was the first time a Prime Minister spoke about the injustices done … Continue reading

13/12/2012 · Leave a comment

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