a redundancy speech by a manager or C.E.O. is one nobody likes to have to give. The recession, though, has made it increasingly likely that at some stage you may have to do so. Our speeches say just what has to be said under the sad circumstances. You will receive a pack of three. One speech is general, one is for a company leaving a particular country and the other is for a company that is making only some staff redundant. The speeches express sorrow at having to make staff redundant and speak of the economic climate that necessitates it. They urge staff to retrain as soon as possible and one speech gives examples of others who have succeeded late in life. Each redundancy speech by a manager contains a motivational message that there is life after redundancy. So if you have to break the bad news at least you will be doing it in a professional and sympathetic manner.