8M Media and Communications

Powerful and Persuasive Speechwriting - Write Better Speeches with More Impact in Less Time!

8M Media and Communications

Event outline

Learn the art of speech writing in this half-day seminar. This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to better understand the techniques used by the professionals. Write better speeches in less time.


  • How to write for impact.
  • How to make a memorable beginning.
  • Seven strategies for targeting your message to your audience.
  • How to weave personal stories into your presentations to build
    credibility and audience rapport.
  • The 14 strategies President William Jefferson Clinton uses in his
  • How to plan for audience interaction.
  • How to write a powerful ending.

Ongoing mentoring for 90 days after the event and we will review any speeches you write valued at $400.

Presenter: Thomas Murrell

Thomas Murrell MBA is an award winning broadcaster, international business speaker and media consultant. His company, 8M Media & Communications, provides solutions to media and communication issues for Top 500 companies, Government agencies and leading Universities. BRW Magazine described him as "committed to using creativity as a competitive edge". He is the author of "China Media - The Ethics of Influence", featuring interviews with 10 of Asia's most influential media operators, journalists and public relations consultants. Prior to establishing 8M, Tom had a distinguished 12-year career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. At age 28, he was the youngest ever ABC Senior Executive to be appointed to the position of Manager Regional Stations in Western Australia (1991 – 1997). He has also managed Perth’s news, information and entertainment station, 720 6WF. He is a former Executive Producer of Rural Programs in Western Australia and presenter of a national Mining and Resources program on Radio National. Other television and radio credits include Country Hour presenter  - Western Australia and Tasmania, Rural Reporter  - Sydney and Launceston and weather presenter for ABC TV News. Tom has won several State and International broadcasting awards and in 1988 was the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship for Young Australians. In 1999, Mr. Murrell was awarded a prestigious Vincent Fairfax Fellowship. This leadership development program enables “people of exceptional promise to make a difference to the world in which they live”  and is designed and administered by the St James Ethics Centre, Sydney. Academic qualifications include an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science from Adelaide University, a Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. Tom is a dynamic and highly sought after presenter and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with theNational Speakers Association of Australia. A former Australian Junior Hammer Throw Champion and three times Australian Intervarsity Champion, Tom was awarded a Full Blue in Athletics from Adelaide University in 1984.  He was selected in the Australian Track and Field training squad for the 1982 Commonwealth Games. An active interest in garden design is fulfilled as a former Chairman of Australia’s Open Garden Scheme in Western Australia, a not for profit organisation which aims to promote the knowledge and pleasure of gardening.

What others are saying

“Tom took the time to address each persons needs.” 
Merveen Cross, Fire and Emergency Services Association of WA

“Lots of personal experience used to highlight a point.” 
 Sharon Newby, Department of Training

“Overall grasp of what it takes to write engaging speeches.” 
Peter Knight, BankWest

“Good content that was applicable to the participants.” 
John Clohessy, Changing Directions

“Well paced, good content and excellent delivery.” 
Meredith Blais, Water Corporation of WA

“Practicality - I could link it back to how I can incorporate it in my future speech writing.” 
Kirsty Ettridge, Fire and Emergency Services Association of WA

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Provider information

8M Media and Communications is an integrated media, marketing and management consulting company providing solutions to media and communication issues at an individual and corporate level.