Public speaking

Speaker bio

Laura Westring is the creator of Vocalcoach leadership communications and leads Public Affairs at Amiqus, a tech for good company. During her EU career her work to help young women gain positive leadership skills was recognised by Barack Obama when the White House requested that she introduce the President’s Address to European Youth during his 2014 visit to Brussels. Laura’s speech made headlines and later that year she became the youngest political speechwriter at the European Commission. Ronald de Bruin included a chapter about her impact in his book Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions. After the EU membership referendum in 2016, Laura returned to Scotland to work with profit for purpose companies. She believes trends in speech making are an important indication of the health of our democracy and occasionally provides news commentary. Laura is currently working on a number of writing, teaching and broadcasting projects at various stages of development.

Speaker topics

 Political speech writing and oration  
 Storytelling for business   
 Business pitching for women   

 What your audience needs   
 Writing for the ear and the brain   
 Pitching profit for purpose   
 The ethics of persuasion 

 Cultivating curiosity in derailed democracies   
 A survivor's guide to leadership communication

Speaking events

12 September 2019

Girl Geek Scotland: Find your voice


16 November 2019

Tribe Women: The power of words to please the ear, engage the mind and move the heart

27 January 2020

Telling your story: 10 secrets of a political speechwriter


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