Feb 19, 2016

2016 Jonathan Bowden Oratory Prize Nominee: Ben Raymond

via Western Spring

I am pleased to announce the first nominee this year for the Jonathan Bowden Oratory Prize, Ben Raymond of National Action. Ben’s nomination  is for the opening speech he made on 2nd May 2015 at the National Action 2015 Annual Conference. Ben is one of the founder members of National Action and has been responsible for producing much of their propaganda material, both in terms of writing articles for the group’s website, in terms of producing and editing videos and in terms of designing the hard hitting and often darkly sinister graphics that are a feature of the group’s propaganda.

Despite the somewhat ‘backroom’ role Ben has played in National Action, he rocketed to prominence last year following his appearance on the Victoria Derbyshire show, in which he revealed considerable public relations skill, far beyond his years.

In this speech Ben speaks at a measured pace which allows him time to think and speak simultaneously, and which adds a sense of gravitas to what he is saying. He makes good use of imagery, emotive language and humour in order to give his speech impact.

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