British freelance speechwriter Brian Jenner is trying to organize speechwriters in his country into a UK Speechwriters' Guild to establish industry standards, share trends, offer professional development courses and "persuade UK business leaders, professional speakers and politicians of
the great value which specialist speechwriters can bring to their
commercial and public life."
An ambitious move in a place where the speechwriting profession is even more amorphous than it is in North America. Whatever Brian achieves with this venture will benefit us all, so I wish him luck and offer my support.