Ed Miliband gave an impressive speech last year and, by and large, he has pulled it off again.
His challenge is to avoid losing momentum again.
Ed Miliband has managed to find a style that suits him, and speaking well without notes always makes a good impression.
Miliband gave shape to the kind of government he plans to lead, arguing Labour is on the side of the working majority not the elite few.
Ed Miliband will promise to reverse business rates in a key speech tomorrow, which will be financed by not reducing corporation tax.