Hire me to
SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT
What to expect
If you listen to the podcast, you know I can present complex ideas in plain language. I do the same as a speaker, using my real life anecdotes from my work as a therapist in numerous settings. You also know that I can present about trauma... without being traumatic. I don't use specific details of traumatic events. It's just not necessary.
Informative, fun & interactive
I don't just stand and talk. I use many tools throughout the presentation to boost audience involvement:
live polls - Audiences can use their preferred devices to interact with polling software anonymously. The results are shown on a big screen immediately, creating a fun experience that is free of judgment.
video & audio clips - You'd be surprised at how effective a clip from the Office can be at showing defensive autonomic states. Or how Ferris Bueller's Day Off can be the perfect example of vocal prosody.
large & small group discussion - I fluctuate between the two based on how much time is available and the participation level of the audience. For example, I found an audience of police officers to be reluctant to speak in a large group, so I switched to the small group, which they had a much easier time with. And then I used that to transition back to a large group format.
fun "experiments" - things that are done in vivo to experience state shifts, like talking to a partner while the other is not allowed to show facial expression.
As part of the speaking fee, I can advertise to my listeners and followers about the event and where they can learn more about your organization. Typically, it will be mentioned in:
my "Announcements" portion of the podcast
Instagram Stories and grid post(s)
blog post along with new content created from the event
My listener, reader and follower base is rapidly growing daily. This is a very niche group of individuals that are absorbing information on the Polyvagal Theory, mental health and somatic healing.
I request to record and use the audio/video of the presentation, which will be further opportunity to advertise and cross-promote for both of our purposes.