As a content rich speaker, on building profile and confidence, my keynotes and interactive talks are incredibly useful for: employees who want greater visibility for their careers; leaders who need to be seen, in order to share thought leadership with their teams; and business owners who want to build their brand profile in an authentic and compelling way.
Audience members tell me that they are motivated to take action, long after I've spoken.
Here are 10 more reasons why you should book me to speak at your next event:
1. Inspiring content
I challenge audiences about what they believe about themselves and how they might 'get out there more'. I show them the powerful benefits of making small changes and ways to do it. They get concepts that are simple to adopt and phrases that are easy to remember. Your audience will go away with a raft of game-changing, instantly actionable, take-homes.
2. I'm rated excellent by audiences
I’ve been told I’m relatable, likeable and a breath of fresh air who drives home simple, actionable messages. Audiences consistently rate me as an ‘excellent’ speaker, in their feedback for events, and I’m regularly referred to as the ‘highlight’ of the event, with scores of 97% satisfaction across the board. See my reviews.
3. I’m funny
I can confidently tell you that I will have your audience laughing. Whether it’s a well-crafted story, off the cuff remark, an interaction with an audience member, or simply a raised eyebrow, audiences are laughing. I used to do stand-up comedy in my spare time and have won competitions for my humour. That's not to say I dumb-down my content - it still packs a punch and audiences learn well when they're entertained.
As one audience member put it: “She’s a female Michael McIntyre who speaks to businesses”.
I work hard to get under the skin of your organisation or sector issues so my content is relevant to the audience. As a former journalist this is second nature to me – so I might ask to interview relevant people in your organisation, as well as research the latest trends and find case study examples that your audience can relate to. I’ve got an ability to hit the nail on the head and say it like it is, whether it’s in a keynote or interactive talk.
5. I’ll help promote your event
With a TV background, I’m a natural on video and can easily create bespoke video content for you to use. I was dubbed a top ten 'social media influencer' by the global firm Condeco - so I’ll jump on social media, if that’s appropriate, before, during and after your event. If there’s something you need that will help you – then I’m always happy to do what I can.
6. Zero celebrity attitude
I’ve got an impressive BBC pedigree, but absolutely no ‘celebrity attitude’. I’m down to earth, polite and efficient. And I turn up early to hang out with the audience, to get to know them. And if you need it, I’ll attend receptions and dinners with the top team or sponsors and clients. Why? Because I’m not a ‘show and go’ celebrity, I put you first.
7. I’m a female speaker (shocker!)
It can sometimes be challenging to find a really good female speaker, for many reasons. We do exist, I promise you! Booking a strong, funny woman as your keynote speaker, or to deliver a talk at your event, helps diversify your line up. A no-brainer when you want to reflect your audience members. If my content isn’t right for your event on this occasion, then I can recommend a raft of other top females who speak on a range of subjects, to fit what you’re looking for.
8. Taking part in panel discussions
If you're having a panel discussion as part of your conference or event, I'm more than happy to take part in panel if I'm there anyway! It can help you get visible diversity on stage and get away from having a ‘manel’ (all male panels!).
9. A breeze to work with
I know you're busy as hell and the last thing you need is a speaker who’s a pain in the proverbial. So, I make your life easy with clear and responsive communication, once you’ve booked me to speak at your event. You can call me anytime and I’ll be there for meetings/rehearsals where relevant.
10. I won't just love you and leave you