As well as a career in television and theatre, I have a background in writing and producing educational events, this has taken me to New York, Florida, Barcelona, Paris, London and Skegness.
I consider myself primarily a writer and researcher, which I believe gives me the perfect skills to give talks to organisations ranging from Women’s Institutes and Probus, to Church groups, residential homes and colleges, and everything in between. I hold full public liability insurance and enhanced DBS clearance for working with children and vulnerable adults.
About my talks...
All of my talks are written from the heart, and are either autobiographical or subjects I am really passionate about. I firmly believe if you do not truly care about your subject you can’t expect others to listen.
Talks range from the practical (herbs and spices), to literary (poets and authors) and interactive (words and sayings). I also hold Memories Matter workshops for smaller groups, designed to stimulate interest through talking and images.
I do not use slides or PowerPoint presentations as I prefer the ‘face to face’ approach, although I do sometimes bring ‘props’ with me. All I need is a table. I can usually be heard, however I am also happy to use a microphone for additional volume/to link with a loop system in the hall. I am also happy to come at short notice if the diary permits.
My fees range depending on length of talk and distance involved. They start at £80 for a 45 minute talk within 40 miles of SN5 4EN. All talks also have a mileage fee of 40p a mile. Longer, or shorter, talks can be arranged on request.