I’m passionate about public speaking. I’m known for giving talks full of of humour and big energy. I can cover any number of topics and ranges of complexity to suit a variety of environments, from non-techy to the nuts and bolts.
I’ve been fortunate to speak to many great audiences, including:
- The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Council of Science Editors
- Podcasters Across Borders
- United Way/Centraide Ottawa
- Ignite Ottawa
- Case Study Jam
- Womens’ Business Connections Orleans
- Social Capital Conference
- Canadian Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Algonquin College Faculty and staff
I also give regular lectures to students at Algonquin College and do a vast amount of corporate training both online and in-class.
Drop me an email any time at sue [at] jestercreative.com to discuss fees and scheduling.
Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting
Communicating Through Media: From Journal Page to Centre Stage
Co-presented with Jim Handman, Executive Producer of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks
Social Capital Conference
Morning Workshop: Produce. Using Tried and True Techniques of Production Professionals to Get Your Story Noticed
Afternoon Workshop (co-presenting with Shawn McDonell and Anthony Wong) Social Media Marketing from Concept to Completion
Panel discussion: Social Media Goes to College
International Association of Business Communicators Professional Development Day
Lunchtime Keynote: Produce. Using Tried and True Techniques of Production Professionals to Get Your Story Noticed
PAB is one of Canada’s top conferences for content creators. This year I did a JOLT! session, which is a 5 minute ‘quick hit’ format intended to get the audience charged up and thinking. Here’s the video of my JOLT! talk.
NDP Staff Forum
I gave two writing workshops and a social media workshop to NDP constituency staff from across Canada during this day-long forum.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM 2010
I spoke to Chamber volunteers from across Canada about Doing Business in the Conversation Age. The talk was geared to small business owners, and provided practical tips and concrete actions for building and maintaining a social media and online marketing strategy within their business.
Podcasters Across Borders 2010
I spoke at PAB2010, one of the top conferences in Canada for online content creators. My talk centered around the art of storytelling and how to produce online content that is relevant and meaningful.
Ignite Ottawa 2009
I was fortunate to be invited to speak at Ignite Ottawa. For those not familiar with the Ignite format, basically speakers are given just 5 minutes to get their point across – with just 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds! It was a wildly fun and amusing time, and I was even more amazed when the audience crowned me as Ignite Ottawa’s very first champion!
[photo credit: Suzanne Ure on Flickr]