Speeches that shape the world with Philip Collins

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Watch our evening with The Times columnist Philip Collins, who gave his unique insight into the power of good public speaking, and discussed his new book When They Go Low, We Go High, on the speeches that have shaped the world. 

In his work as a speechwriter to senior politicians and business leaders around the world Philip has become well versed in understanding what it is that makes a speech great. During the evening Philip explored the ways in which the most notable speeches in history have worked and analysed the rhetorical tricks to uncover how the right speech at the right time can profoundly shape the world.

Philip is currently a columnist for The Times. He was chief speech writer to Prime Minister Tony Blair in 10 Downing Street and has subsequently written keynote speeches for a range of senior politicians, leaders of charities and NGOs and Chief Executive Officers.