Speech Chef - why writing a speech is like cooking a meal

Speech Chef – why writing a speech is like cooking a meal

On 5 March 2020 Wayne Pike and Bob Ferguson came to offer a three-course meal and explain why writing a great speech is like cooking an excellent meal.

We would like to thank everyone who came to yet another wonderful biz4Biz event at the beginning of March and hope the event was enjoyed by all, including the members who experienced this evening as part of their membership package. Cousins Wayne Pike and Bob Ferguson created an exciting night of discovery, providing food, education and entertainment!

The evening was kindly hosted by North Herts College Hitchin where the catering students lent their cooking skills to create a meal designed by Wayne Pike and Stewart Dunlop, Deputy Head of catering at the college. The students also worked front of house serving the food and drink. It was a great opportunity for them to experience a busy restaurant style service.

Wayne is the Executive Divisional Chef for Young’s Brewery. He is constantly developing food for the company’s chain of restaurants and bistros. Part of his role is to develop trainee chefs for Youngs.
Bob is a three times UK and Ireland Speech Champion who represented the UK at the World Public Speaking Championships in 2002. He is a professional speaker and a public speaking coach.

We are sure that the biz4Biz members and friends enjoyed a fun night with great food and hopefully learned some tips for planning the perfect meal and a great speech.

Speech Chef event

The takeaway

When you plan a great meal, it needs to start with an appetiser to excite the diners about what is to come. The main course must satisfy them and give them a feeling of fulfilment and yet wanting some more. The desert is the perfect way to end leaving the diner happy and contented.

A great speech is just the same

Your opening should hook the audience and tease them with what is about to come. The body should build the feeling of complete understanding and a desire to learn more. Finally, your conclusion must send them home on a hight – which we hope the evening did!


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