I’m a portfolio careerist – I’ve kept life interesting with lots of different jobs – and I’ve recently adapted so that I do only my favourite work and on an ad hoc / part-time basis, allowing more time to indulge my passion for travel. So take your pick of several different talks that I can give, some based on my work, some on interests.
Currently I’m a self-employed funeral celebrant and a public relations consultant and a part-time supply teacher; I’ve also been a radio journalist, a published author, a lecturer, a hypnotherapist, an event organiser, a media trainer, and, for a few halcyon but back breaking weeks in my early twenties, a grape-picker. And I’m not even 100 years old yet.
About my talks...
Some of my talks are ‘motivational’ but I don’t presume to give anyone advice; everyone has their own life to lead and I simply demonstrate, through my own experiences, how I’ve got to where I am.
Even my ‘serious’ talks have a light touch; it helps make difficult subjects digestible.
All my talks have an associated PowerPoint or pictures and I prefer to speak where these can be shown. I’m afraid I can’t provide the necessary equipment. Having said that, it’s only absolutely essential for the talks on medieval graffiti and travel – all other talks can be give ‘stand alone’ without any equipment. If you need them to be stand alone, I will bring other resources.
I charge £50 per talk plus 30p a mile once more than 15 miles from my home postcode for all talks except the PR training. Actual speaking time will usually be 30 – 45 minutes with time allowed afterwards for questions / discussion. Let me know what you need and I will adapt. The PR advice / training is £50 – £100 an hour depending on your organisation and needs. There may be an additional cost for research and resources. Give me a call to find out more.