Speaking

I love sharing what I’ve noticed, what I’ve learned, and what I see coming next.

One of the ways I do this is through speaking engagements on the future of work, entrepreneurship, education, and pop culture.

It’s worth noting that unlike many people who do public speaking, I love being the spotlight operator (hosting and moderating) just as much as being in the spotlight as a speaker. Scroll down to find out more about that side of things.

When it comes to my own speaking work, I refuse to pitch services or pummel an audience with rehashed, repetitive content. Instead, I focus on delivering something that creates a shift in people to feel inspired, energized, and eager to start conversations and take action. There will probably be some alternative pop culture references in there too.

Here’s a brief overview of my speaking work – if you’d like to know more then just get in touch.


What topics do you talk about?

While I’m open to creating a custom talk or workshop based on your needs, these are some of the topics I typically cover: 

  • The rise of lowercase skills
  • The new educators – and why you’re one of them
  • How to strike out alone as a freelancer or solopreneur
  • Managing the tension between art & business as a creative professional

Do you ever speak for free?

Creating engaging and well-designed presentations takes a lot of time, energy, and effort so I don’t tend to speak for free, with two exceptions: charities and nonprofits with a mission close to my heart; and opportunities to visit places I haven’t yet been to and really want to check out.

In these cases, I’ll waive my speaking fee.

Are you in one in those locations, or run a charity or nonprofit I love? Maybe 🙂 Drop me a note and let’s chat!


Samples

Here are a few samples of talks and decks I’ve produced over the past year or so.

Tall Stories: a talk originally given for an entertainment company in NYC


Innovation: from Zero to 1


Music, Tech and the Adjacent Possible


Do you do other kinds of speaking work?

As well as keynotes, I’m an experienced panel moderator, workshop facilitator, and host of fireside chats and podcasts.

I’ve hosted sessions with people from companies such as Apple, Adobe, The New York Times, SXSW, Duolingo, Airbnb, Sonar Festival and many more.

Tickets Podcast:

Here’s a stream of a panel session I hosted in London in 2017.