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I’m often asked to take part in speaking engagements, training workshops and conferences on a variety of subjects in the storytelling field. This is something I enjoy doing and am skilled at. I have given guest lectures at universities, taken part in global panels and provided motivational and expert speeches. I have experience judging international storytelling competitions and being on boards and steering committees. I’ve had positive feedback to my motivational and inspirational speeches and workshops, and have been asked to speak on numerous podcasts about diversity and inclusion. I am good at chairing and moderating.
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Talks & Conferences
Keynote Speaker, Simply IC, Simply Comms, Europe (2021)
Keynote fireside chat on the power of connections and community.
Decarbonising Buildings Theatre, Elemental Expo, Host (2022)
Host and panel chair for a series of discussions around the journey to net zero.
From Fraggle Rock to RuPaul's Drag Race, OKRE Summit, Chair (2022)
Host of panel focusing on entertainment and social impact.
Storyteller, Expert Working Group, G20 Initiative, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn, Germany (2022)
Featured Speaker, People Like Us (2022)
Guest Lecture, The Art of Telling a Good Story, Global Education Oregon, (2022)
Chair, How to be a Multimedia Journalist, John Schofield Trust Masterclass Day (2022)
Vicarious Trauma Guest Lecture, Forensic Architecture (2022)
Guest Lecturer, Trust in News Presentation, The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), University of Westminster (2022)
Journalism Masterclass, Oxford Brooks University (2022)
Presenter, Rise Diversity Conference, BBC, UK (2021)
Inspirational Speaker, The Economist, UK (2021)
Trainer, UGC and Verification Training, Africa, Trusted News Initiative (2021)
Featured Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion, We Hate Pink, UK (2020)
Featured Speaker, Career Clinic, City Hindus, UK (2020)
Social Storytelling Masterclass , John Schofield Trust, UK, BBC International bureaux (2020)
Speaker, BAM Media Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC, US (2019, 2020)
International Women’s Day inspirational speaker, King (Candy Crush), UK (2018)
Real News Trainer, Teaching school students how to spot fake news, UK (2018)
Journalism and Trauma Leadership retreat, Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, UK (2015), Italy (2018), UK (2019)
Alternative Facts, Divisive Narratives & Uncomfortable Questions, workshop panel, Rotary International Peace Centre, Thailand (2017)
Social Media Verification Workshop, keynote speaker, Reveal EU, Greece (2016)
Trauma Journalism, presenter, BBC News, BBC Monitoring, World Service, BBC UGC, National Union of Journalists, UK (2016)
News and User Generated Content panel, panellist, Prix Italia, Turin, Italy (2015)
Sourcing Stories on Social Media, News: Rewired, presenter, UK (2015)
Podcasts & Radio Appearances
Voice of BBC Innovators on BBC Africa / World Service Radio (2018)