IR script writing for management presentations

This interactive half-day course will help you improve the quality and effectiveness of your script writing for results, CMDs and other IR presentations. It equips delegates with writing tools, techniques and considerations to ensure scripted investor communications are clear, efficient and authoritative. Course attendees will critique existing scripts and prepare a draft script to put the course content into practice.

Who should attend?

  • Those who write or review scripts for senior management for investor and analysts presentations.

What will I gain?

  • Tips and techniques to produce accurate, effective and polished IR presentations
  • The necessary skills to deliver clear scripted investor communications and ensure your management teams are presented at their best

"Really helpful real life examples and exercises in combination with simple rules - valuable feedback on own company transcript."

"It was a good overview on how to improve script writing providing me with new ideas to take back to the office."

"Useful course and learned a lot. I know what to do differently and very nice to meet other IR managers/officers."

Course tutor: Jon Harris

Jon’s unique background means that he is ideally suited to helping professionals develop their writing skills. Jon is a Cambridge English graduate, a qualified teacher of adults and an Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths University, where he teaches management at BA and MA level, giving him a deep understanding of the challenges and requirements for effective business writing. He has been commissioned by several IR teams to assist in writing critical communications at times of significant change and has lots of experience helping businesses frame and couch language for both internal and external communications. He has delivered writing skills training for the IR Society for several years and has also trained special-interest professional groups in writing skills, including banks, regulators and government departments. Jon is also a qualified business psychologist and a chartered management accountant. 


  • Welcome, icebreaker, and introduction – Who is your audience?
  • Introduction to scriptwriting techniques
  • Some real-world presentations – analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • Exercise – written statement to speech
  • Exercise – developing your own script
  • Summary and evaluation
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Course level

Core courses



CPD points


Course dates

4 May 2022
9.00am to 1.00pm

  • IR Society members (£375 + VAT)
  • IR Society Premium members (course allowance included in membership package)
  • Non-members (£515 + VAT)
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