Speech Writing Workshop
"Thank you once again for your superb workshop.....for
reawakening me to my love of story and to the powerful magic of words...I had
no reason to expect that I would be so moved by the examples and empowered by
your practical advice....”
"...it was a more non-linear approach than I expected.
That was nice in a way because your assumption seemed to be that we were all
smart and could already do research and spin words and that what we needed from
you was the insight to make our speeches resonate....a good speech can be
inspiring. So can a good course, and yours was. Thank you.
"....Thoroughly enjoyed it!"
"..... I returned home from the workshop....convinced
that speech writing is indeed the field for me to pursue and the work most
likely to last me into my old age."
....your emphasis on story and narrative really encouraged
me to pursue speech writing to a greater degree. I'm really looking forward to
my first chance to take this new found perspective and apply it to writing an
"My expectations were met -- not only because you are an excellent teacher, but
also because my fellow classmates provided insightful comments. The course
doubled as a bit of a support group for me. It's nice to know I'm not alone when
it comes to meeting challenging deadlines and struggling to turn jargon and
meaningless numbers into engaging prose."
Acting Manager, Corporate
My expectations were not only met, but exceeded. I'm not only pleased to
have taken the course, but thrilled to have taken it from such a wordsmith as
Colin. Because of Colin, I've gained a new perspective on the craft of
speechwriting and helpful hints on where to find inspiration when it's most
Finding Work Workshop
"....Four days after I took your course I had a phone
call from a client needing a business plan ASAP. I had worked for this client
before and had charged $40 an hour. I told her I would charge $100 an hour -
and she said okay! The plan is done and the invoice has gone out - and it's all
thanks to you!" Your course was terrific! "
"Thank you for a great workshop. There is more than
enough in it for me to have a good chance of constructing a new career. Also
thank you for sharing some of your personal insights; you are an inspiration to
anyone who is terrified of cold calling."
".......I had expected the usual nitty-gritty you hear
in job clubs of finding work that pays. But Colin's course paid off in some
surprising ways: I came away with a crystal-clear set of goals, tasks and
reference points, short- and long-term; I gained a lot from Colin's
perspective....and I became convinced that I would really achieve my own
"I enjoyed your workshop yesterday very much! Good
affirmation of what I had painfully discovered--follow the money. ….. Your
course reaffirmed what I know I have to do to be successful. "