Definitely no shrinking violet, Lord Stuart Rose has launched the unfortunately named BSE (Britain Stronger in Europe) campaign in London with a speech at a former brewery in east London.
A teleprompter freeze can be a problem for any public speaker. But when you might be chasing a nomination for the Presidential elections in 2016 it can be a calamity as Sarah Palin found out last week in Des Moines.
David Cameron’s leader’s conference speech in Birmingham managed to mention the deficit and a lot more beside as he played to the Tory gallery and set out objectives for securing a better future.
A budget speech marathon proved a pain in the back, quite literally, for India’s new Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, as back spasms stopped him in mid-flow during his Budget speech in Parliament.
Only a year ago we noted how Hillary Clinton had reached the public speaking dizzy heights of $200,000 for a speech. Now there’s a story about a Hillary Clinton speech earning her $250,000 for speaking at the University of Connecticut that has sparked concern about the university’s budget.
Each and every year America’s approach to freedom of speech is tested in State schools when students give salutatorian speeches in defiance of their school principals. Typically this ends in trouble for the students as they are barred from their exam results.