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Skriv trofæ-talen i mål

By on maj 12, 2014 in Dansk | 0 comments

Denne guide blev første gang publiceret på K-Forum den 7. maj 2014. Sidste måned var Rune Kier den første dansker til at vinde en Cicero Speechwriting Award. Her kommer hans K-guide til trofæ-taler. På trods af tretrinsraketter er taleskrivning ikke raketvidenskab. På trods af lange perioder alene ved et tastatur er det ikke en eremitprofession at skrive taler. Faktisk er taleskrivning mere fodbold end filosofi. Det er et holdspil – men du er ikke anfører, og du kommer aldrig på måltavlen. Selv en Messi-taleskriver kan kun lægge op til det mål, der vinder kampen – med en andens helflugter. Jeg er sikker på, at der er søndage, hvor Messi bare vil være alene på grønsværen. Lave drillende, frie driblinger og fantasifinter. Roligt placere bolden, lige der hvor han vil have den. Men det bliver kedeligt, for han ved godt, at sådan er fodbold ikke. Og det er taleskrivning heller ikke. Sidste...

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...

Storytelling – The West Wing Whirlwind

By on apr 9, 2014 in About me, English, The making of | 0 comments

by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier This story was first published on the blog of generous Vital Speeches of the Day, David Murray. Later at Ian Griffins Professionally Speaking. And last at Jan Sonneveld’s blog and recently published on my LinkedIn profile. Since then both Jan Sonneveld and I have won a Cicero Speechwriting Award 2014, so I thought it appropriate to share our inspiration once again. I hope you don’t mind. Storytelling – The West Wing Whirlwind Myth has it that a TV series made possible the presidency of Barack Obama. An apparently Latino presidential candidate Matthew Santos (played by Jimmy Smits) inspired Obama’s story: a largely unknown minority congressman, running on a liberal platform, breaking all expectation to become President. Obama followed his fictional friend two years later – or did it follow him? In stories reality and fiction are hard to...

The E.U. needs a ‘King’ and a Dream

By on aug 31, 2013 in English | 0 comments

The article was first published on the Europp blog at London School of Economics. This week saw the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, which was marked at an event by US President Barack Obama. Rune Kier writes that while King’s speech still has a great deal of relevance for Americans; Europeans could also learn from it in the context of the Eurozone crisis. He argues that Europe lacks the kind of vision shown by King, with minimal aims of maintaining the status quo tending to trump grand goals for the future. Without a ‘dream’ to aim for, it will be difficult for Europeans to fully embrace the integration project. On Wednesday, the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic ‘I have a dream’ speech by legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The...

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:...