A Granada Television World in Action programme showed how he coached a woman with no previous experience of public speaking to use the techniques and win a standing ovation at the annual conference of a British political party.
(Sir Robin Day, BBC TV commentary)
"It lit up the conference as no other speech had done all week."
"She took the SDP conference by storm."
STOP PRESS: 25 YEARS LATER:
A short clip from the speech is posted HERE on Max Atkinson's blog in 2009 attracted the following unsolicited comment from Chris Rodgers:
"I was a member of the audience that day in the autumn of 1984, in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens, as the SDP debated a typically learned (but dry) paper on equality.
"Then Ann Brennan rose to speak. I can confirm that her well crafted and superbly delivered speech was a breath of fresh air. It was accompanied throughout by applause, cheering and the stamping of feet. When Shirley Williams tried to 'call time', at the end of the allotted four minutes, she was shouted down by party members. Ann Brennan left to a deserved standing ovation."
CLICK HERE to watch a video clip of the speech in Quicktime - if you don't have QuickTime, you can download it free from Apple.
CLICK HERE to watch the whole film.
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