HOW I CAN HELP GIVE YOUR IDEAS LIFE
CRAFTING THE JOURNEY: Speaker curation is about selecting speakers with purpose and arranging to tell a story. From high profile to new talent I help you find the right people to tell the story you need and take your audience on a journey.
SHARING INSPIRING IDEAS: Whether you’re new to public speaking or need help perfecting your talk, I work with you to help build your confidence, harness your authentic voice and hone your style. Developing your skills to become a powerful speaker.
PRESENTING WITH IMPACT: Telling the story of your company in a clear and compelling way is essential to gain traction and investment. Learn to hone your content, skills and confidence to deliver powerful, professional and winning pitches.
CREATING AN EXPERIENCE: From small to large scale events, I can create unforgettable high-impact experiences taking care of all aspects of the event organising process, including programming, ticketing, venue management and AV production.
MY EXPERIENCE & VALUES
I work with companies and individuals to give their ideas life through curation, coaching and production. I have coached over 100 speakers from CEOs to students to deliver talks in a variety of contexts from TEDx events to gala fundraising events. I have worked with over 125 start-ups to help them develop their pitch to take part in various accelerator programmes. I also have over 15 years events production experience
My background is in psychology, which gives me insight into how to work with a diversity of clients and audiences from a variety of industries. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach I work with clients to understand their specific requirements, aims and constraints and tailor my approach to create the effective solution.
Storytelling is a part of the human experience and essential for any great event, talk or pitch.
Being a great speaker is a skill that anyone who invests time and effort can learn.
Ideas that change the world can come from anyone, anywhere and need to be shared.
Events Insights Blog
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Most of us are familiar with the role a curator plays in a gallery or museum. But it wasn’t until I started attending and running TEDx events that I realised that curation was not only a part of organising conference and talks – but it was vital! Read more about EVENT CURATION: WHAT, WHY, HOW
What is your purpose?
Since starting my own business a year ago I have been asking myself this question quite a lot. After a decade of working in the charity and human rights sector where I was so solidly defined by the causes I was working on, it was daunting to figure out what I was about now. Read more about WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?
I’ve worked with some amazing speakers over the last 10 years for TEDxEastEnd and other events I’ve organised for companies and charities. For the most part my experiences have been positive, working with dedicated speakers who take what they are doing seriously. Read more about 8 THINGS NOT TO DO IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
Last week I was fortunate enough to get to see the opening session of TED 2016: Dream. It got me thinking about TED’s famous tag line – ideas worth spreading. What makes one talk stand out, what makes you share a talk and tell your friends about it? Why did I immediately share one talk when Read more about WHAT MAKES AN “IDEA WORTH SPREADING”?[…]
TED talks are compelling, they keep your attention, they can communicate complex ideas simply, they inspire and they are ultimately about sharing a great idea. The format is simple – one idea, 18 minutes maximum, no reading or complex slides.
Read more about THE ANATOMY OF A GREAT TALK
We have all been at events where the AV fails; it can be frustrating for the organisers, distracting for the audience and disappointing for the speakers. Often the technical aspects can feel overwhelming if you don’t have a technical background. So what can you do and what do you need to know?
Read more about YOUR AV CHECKLIST
Curating your sessions, the order in which people speak, can be as impactful as the speakers on stage. Organising TEDx events for the past five years has changed the way I think about a speaker line-up. Read more about HOW TO TAKE YOUR AUDIENCE ON A JOURNEY: CURATING YOUR SPEAKERS
TED talks get millions of views and thousands of people have attended TED and TEDx events around the world every year. Whether you are a TED fan or not it is undeniable that the TED style works to attract audiences and keep them engaged.
Read more about HOW TO CREATE A TED INSPIRED EVENT