As the Director and main Trainer at Talking Social Media I’m available for speaking bookings in South Wales, along the M4 corridor and across the UK. Take a look below for some video examples of previous talks given at a variety of different events.
As much as being the only English child in a Welsh school made my public speaking ability soar, that’s not my only credential. At 29, I’m young in the speaker circuit providing exuberance in a modern and exciting industry. I started speaking professionally after intense training in LA for a global travel brand, speaking in front of thousands of students across continents promoting exceptional volunteering experiences.
When I started my own business, it made complete sense to use these skills in promoting my services. Coincidentally a few weeks prior I had discovered the local speaking event Ignite Cardiff. The event is like a mash-up between Petcha Kucha and TED talks so I was instantly sold and had signed myself up.
Since then I’ve spoken at conferences, panels, design events, launch parties and a host of networking events and seminars. I like to make sure my talks are laced with ruthless pragmatism and practical advice: keeping well clear of the usual ‘social media ninja/guru’ fodder. I use real examples, case studies and results. I enjoy a great Q&A and happily host debate with delight.
I’ve been known to disrupt the occasional all-male panel after Oi15 when Andrew Grill of IBM invited me up on stage to address the gender balance. Often a big problem in the conference industry, I now speak frequently on Women in Technology, Digital and Social Media having recently completely a Post Grad in Mentoring For Entrepreneurial Practice from a gendered perspective.
Take a look at a few more subjects I speak frequently about below. Each of these topics can range in time frame according to your needs and the few listed below are by no means exhaustive.
Social Media Basics
Many industries are still seriously struggling with where to start on Social Media. This talk is ideal for start-ups, those who are just beginning to get to grips with digital or more traditional industries which are in danger of being left behind by digital disruption.
Saving Time On Social Media
Applications and Routine
This talk is focused on honing a social presence and getting it to work for you, instead of you for it. We’ll work through useful examples and practical application as well as the struggles of managing a large team of contributors.
Social Media For Students
A New Job Market
When I left university I had an English Literature degree and absolutely zero idea what to do with it. However, leaving university or college in a digital revolution offers unique job opportunities that no one else has ever experienced. Learn why the job market in Social Media is exploding and how to harness it. Ideal for University subject groups or unions.
Women in Tech
Fixing the All-Male Panel
In my Post grad I focused on the lack of women in STEM industries, in self-employment and at the C-Suite level. In this presentation I discuss different ideas around gender in a digital space and in the industry itself. Ideal for any conference struggling to find female speakers who are available for their events. Guaranteed to shake things up!
Mixing It Up
Here are a few of my talks done in a voluntary capacity just for fun or at events that I love to support.
Online Dating for Beginners at Ignite Cardiff
People Who Don’t Pay For Design at Design Stuff Cardiff
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