Whether I do an event for you or do some consultancy for your school or community, my content is packed with science, unusual insights and connections that make human behaviour make sense. I inspire, challenge, engage and inform, so audiences go away with eyes opened and minds buzzing.
I have been studying these topics for 25 years, and read a mass of research, from different viewpoints. I have a classically trained and analytical mind and do not believe anything I read or hear unless well supported by robust research and fitting my existing understanding. If you want a wide range of insights and connections between them, I’m your woman.
A session with adults really needs at least an hour and a half if you want to include Q&A and a talk for students really needs an hour. INSET can be anything from 1.5 hours to a whole day. A conference keynote is typically an hour.
Anything shorter than these would be harder to prepare and therefore more expensive.
As big as you like! I do not charge more to speak to large audiences.
For the right event, as far as you like! I live about 70 miles North of London (20 miles from Peterborough, on the East Coast main line) and can reach Stansted, East Midlands, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. All expenses must be covered, but I keep costs to a minimum with the exception of long-haul flights, which would be Business Class. See the International Speaking page for more details but still enquire in the same way.
Note that I charge for travelling time, though less than for time spent actually speaking.
I compute my fee based on the total time the work will take, including preparation, admin and travelling. I value my time and expertise highly and I hope you do, too. Do discuss your budget with me, as there are often ways to reduce costs.
Please don’t ask me to speak for little or no fee unless there’s an incredibly good reason why I should/could work for little or nothing. If the other adults (caterers, electricians, teachers, tech people) are being paid, you can’t expect a professional speaker with years of expertise to be unpaid. However, if your budget is small and you will make the event worthwhile in other ways, I will do my best to help.
NB I refuse to use Microsoft Teams!
Expenses for in-person events are extra. See the International Speaking page for anything that might be different for overseas trips.
Don’t delay. My diary is likely to be full six months ahead and I usually take bookings 6-12 months ahead. As my event time is now very limited, asking early will help you!
I advise organisations about all the topics mentioned above in the Speaking section. You will gain accurate, nuanced information and won’t have to rely on unsupported, out-of-date or flimsy “knowledge”.
I work extremely hard for every client, following the brief precisely, and am very straightforward and flexible to work with. Above all, I pride myself on sharp intelligence and perfectionist standards.
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