About the Speech Writer

Michael Gladkoff, Director and Principal Speechwriter at SpeechPower, first began writing speeches when he joined Toastmasters in the mid-1980s. In 2004, he began writing speeches professionally for clients across Australia, and to date has written hundreds of speeches and presentations for leaders in business, government, health, education and more. He has also taught writing and presentation skills at many organisations including Siemens Ltd, the Australian Red Cross, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and TiE Melbourne.

SpeechPower — The Leader’s Guide to Creating Powerful Speeches and Presentations is Michael’s first book and is based on over 30 years of experience creating speeches and presentations.

In addition to his hands-on experience, he has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Alaska Pacific University. Michael is an affiliate and member of professional organisations, including:

  • Professional Speakers Australia
  • Toastmasters International (Advanced Communicator Gold)
  • Editors Victoria
  • TiE Melbourne.

Michael will be glad to discuss your requirements, whether it’s writing a speech, creating a presentation, getting a keynote speaker for a conference, workshop training or getting coached for an important speech you need to deliver.