Top tips for a great speech at Co-operative Party conference

Anna Birley
For attention of:
5th October 2018
Last updated:
5th October 2018
27th October 2020
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Co-operative Party conference is a great opportunity to share your ideas and represent your local party. Whether it’s asking a question in a fringe or getting up on the main stage in one of our policy debates, there are plenty of ways to get involved and be heard.

Getting up and speaking in front of an audience can be a daunting task – whether you’re a first time delegate or a long-time attendee.

We have put together a short guide to help you draft a speech – and if you want to go through it with us, our Policy Officer Anna Birley will be on hand at conference to run through your ideas too.

Let me know if you’d like to speak during a debate at this year’s conference

Learn more

What makes for a good speech?
How to structure your speech
How to sound natural
The power of examples
Things to avoid
Action Points
  • Think about speaking at Conference!
    There will be plenty of opportunities this year. You don't need to be an expert, and don't worry if it's your first time.
  • Speak to Anna if you'd like help or advice
    Find Anna at Conference who will be happy to provide friendly feedback or help you run through your speech beforehand.
For more information
Anna Birley

Policy Officer