A speech writer knows the ability to connect with an audience is often critical to the success of a business, project or career. A hallmark of all respected leaders is their ability speak. What you say on stage becomes who you are in the mind of your audience. We craft speeches to open minds and engage hearts. Through strategic speech writing, we ensure the message is remembered well after the microphone is packed away.

Ellis Jones was speech writer to Melbourne Lord Mayor, John So, and, subsequently, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, for 7 years until 2010.

Consulting to business and government, we work with high-profile politicians, government bureaucrats and chief executives. We offer a full suite of speech production services: in addition to writing speeches, we develop speech delivery training programs and practical written guides. We share insight into voice projection, body language and use of visual props. With designers in-house, we also produce high-impact presentations using sophisticated multimedia tools.

Speech writer services

  • Audience research and profiling
  • Diplomatic, keynote and celebratory speech writing
  • Speech delivery training
  • Speech guides tailored to client organisations
  • Presentation design and production (Flash, PowerPoint, static)

“I enjoyed working with Ellis Jones to develop a speech that was important to me. I would recommend the agency’s speech writing services to others.”
– Rod Chadwick, Company Director 


  • A creative, experienced and enthusiastic writer
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Value for money (we charge industry standard rates)
  • Confidential

“It is my pleasure to acknowledge the services provided to me and to my office by Ellis Jones.” 
– John So, former Lord Mayor of Melbourne 

Speech writing process

  • You email us with an outline of your requirements
  • We will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your individual needs
  • We provide you with a quote
  • Upon agreement, we take an initial content brief and/or interview the speaker
  • You receive a draft speech
  • We incorporate feedback and send through the final speech

The whole process is as fast as you need it to be. We often produce speeches within 24 hours.

Send us a brief now.