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Sådan blev talen om Sarah en vinder

By on dec 4, 2014 in Dansk, The making of | 0 comments

Denne artiklen blev bragt i RetorikMagasinet i august 2014. Den hænger sammen med den danske udgave af talen ‘Climate Change and the story of Sarah’ – her oversat til ‘Klimaforandringerne og historien om Sarah‘. Du kan læse den originale tale – Climate change and the Story of Sarah – her og ellers se denne liste for alle relevante indlæg om talen og dens to Cicero Speechwriting Award. Hver vinter kårer verdens førende taleskrivere de bedste taler fra året der gik, når de uddeler Cicero Speechwriting Awards. Hvis du har ambitioner om en podieplads i den retoriske kongedisciplin, gælder det om at begejstre dommerne med kreativitet, menneskelighed og substans – for på den måde at be-sejre modstanderne. Her er historien om Danmarks første vinder: talen ”Klimaforandringerne og historien om Sarah”. Sådan blev talen om Sarah en vinder Få uger efter...

Climate, Sarah and the Story of two Cicero Awards

By on apr 15, 2014 in English, The making of | 0 comments

This is a Storify I made to try to give a little background and life story to the speech that won me two Cicero Speechwriting Awards. I think many poeple fail to grasp the reflection and analysis that goes into making a good speech and this is vague attempt to make it more evident. [View the story “Climate, Sarah and the Story of a Cicero Award” on Storify]

Danish climate speech wins international award

By on apr 10, 2014 in English, The making of | 0 comments

Now here is a blog post I never thought I should write… I just won two Cicero Speechwriting Awards 2014 in the categories Government and Environment/Energy/Sustainability… just: wow… I am the first Danish speechwriter ever to win any. Climate Change and the Story of Sarah I wrote the speech Climate Change and the Story of Sarah for former Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building (now Foreign Affairs), Martin Lidegaard. The speech is written for an international conference on reproductive health May 23, 2013 in Copenhagen. That means that the audience consists of doctors and medical scientists. It also means that the Ministry does not have an office or a department expert who knows about reproductive health. It is not our normal area of expertice. That is why I was given rather free hand to structure an argument according to the ministers wishes. And to use...

Speech – Climate Change and the Story of Sarah

By on maj 24, 2013 in Blog, English, Speeches | 0 comments

I wrote this speech for Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building to be delivered at the First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health in Copenhagen May 22, 2013. It won two Cicero Speechwriting Awards 2014 in categories Government and Environment/Energy/Sustainability and was published in Vital Speeches International June 2013. Should you be interested in reading more about the making of this speech, the Cicero Award or it afterlife, please follow this link to more entries.   Climate Change and the Story of Sarah Your Royal Highness, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for having me. You might ask why the Minister of Climate, Energy and Building is here at your conference. Let me be quite frank. I am here for two reasons: One: Climate change is the single largest threat against human reproductive health. Two:...