As you grow as a changemaker, you will increasingly be called to speak

As a business leader or as a campaigner/lobbyist leading change, sometimes you’ll have to address stakeholders at short notice

Maybe to give an official statement, to speak to the media, give a presentation, present at an industry event or even claim an award. Feeling unfocused is not great for your confidence levels.

As a lobbyist and speaker myself, I know what it’s like to encounter a difficult question or handle a challenging person in the audience. I would love to show you how to respond effectively – online as well as offline.

Speaking Up – Coaching

I teach you how to influence through using your voice – and your personality.

Often, I pair up with my friend, Minoti Parikh, a highly experienced Master of Ceremonies and former sports TV presenter. She’s amazing.

Women are great at storytelling, communicating through connection as well as content. But sometimes they revert to the ‘done’ way. Data without story fails to engage, and story without data may lack impact.

You’ll learn how to structure your talks, and get them across with a huge injection of your own personality. I’ll show you how to draw in your audience by using all of your tools – not just your voice!

P.S. If you are about to deliver a talk and would like help or feedback beforehand, I offer a 30 or 1 hour phone/Skype/email support option to boost your confidence and help you nail your talk.

Get in touch

Let’s discuss how I can work with you or your organisation, or check out Eventbrite for the next open session.

Testimonial from Dawn Newton

Book me to speak at your event

I’d love to share my practical tips for social impact with your delegates.

As a lobbyist of over 15 years, originally in employment and skills policy, I’ve spoken in the UK and abroad, in venues as diverse at The House of Commons, the Palace in Brussels and in Tarrytown, New York – home of Sleepy Hollow!

I’ve presented to audiences as intimate as 35 and as large as 350 – my talk focuses on two key areas and can be tailored to your objectives.

  • Social Media for Social Good (based on my global FGM campaigning story) and,
  • Emotional Correctness in Leadership

P.S. I’ll be speaking at 100 Women in Leeds on 31st October. It’s sponsored by Needle Partners. If you’re quick, you can get one of the free, limited tickets here!

Testimonial by Gary Hibberd