Give me two minutes…
Booking a speaker, presenter or moderator for an event can be a daunting prospect, particularly when time is tight and you can’t be sure of what to expect. I’ve made this film to tell you a bit more about me and what I can do for you – it’s just two minutes and by the end you’ll know whether you should get in touch to enquire further.
What I talk about
With outstanding feedback from respected clients across a range of briefs, my keynotes are crafted to enable change in the audience. From how managers can boost their teams’ mental health and well-being through remote communications to using data to make better decisions and avoid cognitive bias, I am also a skilled moderator for live and online events.
Mental health and change
After COVID, there is a renewed impetus for businesses to become better places to work, that truly enable people to work to the top of their skills and thrive. Taking such actions can only deliver positive benefits to organisations. Drawing on personal experience, psychology research and best practice from organisations around the world, I look at practical ways people can improve their working environments with strategies that can be put in place immediately. I also speak on change and look at how small, sustainable changes are able to make a huge impact on individuals, teams and the world at large. I share my own journey through tough times, showing that however limited our choices may be, we can still be in charge of our own destiny.
Innovation, technology and transformation
New technology is transforming how data is understood and used – and in turn, how businesses operate. The digital transformation revolution has impacted every industry, and businesses are facing a stark choice: keep up, or become obsolete. But innovation and disruption aren’t new and organisations are fundamentally human endeavours. In my presentations, I look at case studies from recent and distant history, draw out the lessons that are relevant today, and give an insight into the near future. Audiences are left with plenty to think about, ideas for shaping their strategy for surviving and thriving in an unknowable future, and avoiding the technology tail from wagging the business dog.
Presenting and moderating
A good presenter is the glue that holds an event together, managing expectations for the audience and providing vital information that helps the day run smoothly. Prior to the event, they are also able to advise on agenda, content and maximising impact of the key messages. Moderators are able to interview speakers, provide a voice for the audience and generate a productive atmosphere. I have experience of both roles across live and online events from conferences to webinars, awards ceremonies and workshops.
Speaking and presentation skills
Described by Square Mile as “the UK’s most trusted speaker coach”, I speak to groups about how to deliver speeches and presentations with more impact, whether from a conference stage or on a digital platform. I have delivered quick one-to-one green room coaching for speakers, one-hour keynotes and full-day group workshops. My approach is straightforward and intuitive practical advice that can be put into immediate action, banishing nerves and building confidence. Audiences are left energised, bursting with ideas and looking for opportunities to put their new skills into practice. Find out more here.
A lasting impression
I believe in the power of bold, colourful stories to create powerful messages that stay with the audience. I also produce worksheets, ebooks and white papers for presentations that benefit from being fully referenced. With your branding, these materials can be used for years to come.
Online or in the flesh, good events create memorable moments that deepen bonds between people, be they clients, employees, colleagues or friends.