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Speechwriting 101 with Sarada Peri

Unlock the art of impactful communication with a lecture from President Barack Obama’s former speechwriter.

2 hours

Virtual and in-person at Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

Learn how to pen powerful speeches and become a compelling communicator.

Barack Obama and Sarada Peri

About the Session

Join us for this introductory lecture guiding learners through the fundamental principles of speechwriting. From structuring impactful speeches to employing persuasive techniques, this two-hour crash course will help you become a more effective communicator.

Dais Learning: Speechwriting 101 with Sarada Peri

Registrations will be accepted until Sunday, March 3

No Prerequisites required.

This course is presented to you by Dais Learning.

What you’ll learn

How to identify your key message

Techniques to build a persuasive argument

Storytelling to enhance your communication

The Facilitator

Sarada Peri (she/her)

Sarada Peri is a writer and founder of Peri Communications. She was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and nonprofit clients on speechwriting, speech delivery, op-eds, books, and message strategy.  She was also a member of the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams.

A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked on Capitol Hill as lead education and health care policy advisor to former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA).  She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America.

Sarada graduated from Tufts University and holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School


  • 2 hours, virtual and in-person
  • Monday, March 4, 2024
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Who should register

  • Professional communicators
  • Anybody interested in improving their writing, speaking, and messaging.


CA $150 + HST

Register by Sunday, March 3