Why Speeches Matter


Lucinda Holdforth in conversation with Charlotte Wood
For centuries speeches have commemorated momentous events, but have the demands of the daily media usurped the set speech? Years ago Paul Keating said “If Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in 1992, the chances are journalists wouldn’t report the speech but the ‘doorstop’ that followed it”. If you want to be heard, it's not enough to have something to say: you must know how to say it.
On Sunday 25 August 2019 at 3:30pm


Museum of Australian Democracy: Senate Chamber
Senate Chamber, 18 King Georges Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2600

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