Do you need an inspirational, insightful, entertaining keynote speaker for your event?
I believe a speech should be engaging, fun and most importantly, that it should inspire massive change in the audience. No-one should have to sit through a mind-numbingly boring presentation that makes your eyeballs glaze over. That’s why my talks are laced with humour, warmth and life-changing stories.
I’m honoured to be an award winning speaker, providing speaking and training that encourages audiences to be the best they can be. My message is one of self-mastery through presentation skills, entrepreneurship and self-leadership.
And as an author and qualified teacher I make sure my talks are informative and stimulating. See me as your servant-leader. To my mind it’s ALL about the audience.
You can rest assured you’re in safe hands; I’ve been performing on stages since 2001. My biggest crowd for singing is 5,000 and for speaking it’s 1500. I can play it straight and cut out the jokes and music, or amp up the entertainment factor. It’s up to you.
Check out what a few of my clients have said about my speaking and training:
“Thank you for a fabulous job out our event. You did your homework thoroughly and were fully prepared, you MC’d smoothly and confidently and you made the audience laugh with your insightful opening address and off the cuff remarks. Your input contributed to a wonderfully successful event.” Julia Kettlewell
“She is an absolute professional and very easy to work with. Her style is unique: an entertaining combination of high energy, humorous tales and warm authenticity. There is a powerful take home message behind every story she shares and our attendees were fully engaged from the first moment!” Lloyds Bank
And if you’d like to become a better speaker, take a look at my coaching page. I recently worked with a health coach who’d never done any speaker training before. She managed to secure 19 strategy sessions and won 6 new clients and a string of overseas speaking engagements after just 5 private coaching sessions with me.
“Wow! What a treat to read. I am aiming at becoming comfortable with public speaking and I believe this will be my bible. Practical, heart-centred, detailed.” – Amazon customer
Learn with Shola
I’m a fully qualified teacher and I also trained to be a TV presenter. I have a variety of online courses available which will be listed on this site soon. Here’s the preview for an online course I wrote and recorded for CareerCake TV on how to be a more engaging presenter.
I went to Shola’s Harpers Bazaar at Work event and it was one of the best of 2017 for me.
Shola is a talented speaker and delivers her content in an engaging way, the workshop was interactive and fun and the hour seemed to go by quickly. She shared different techniques with us that we could practice which meant we all left with new (or improved) skills.
I was so impressed by Shola that I have asked her to do some training for the women on my mastermind.
Would you like to brush up on your speaking skills? I’ll be running a public speaking session during the morning as part of a 1-day training. We’ll explore How to be a D.I.V.A. at Public Speaking and How to Think On Your Feet. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
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INFOTAINMENT: Information plus entertainment
What lights me up as a speaker is inspiring my audiences to laugh and learn at the same time. I’ve performed on 4 continents, recorded a couple of albums, studied stand-up comedy and I try to pack all that experience into making every keynote and workshop unforgettable. That sounds like a looong presentation but don’t worry, I just give you the heavily edited highlights.
With a solid educational background (including an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and being a qualified teacher with a Master’s degree) I make sure I deliver more than just entertaining fluff. Expect actionable lessons too.
All this from someone who once got in trouble at a corporate job for being too quiet and shy to speak up during meetings.
Expect to be empowered and uplifted with real-life stories interspersed with practical insights and applicable content. I get everyone engaged and involved so that transformation can begin during the speech. We’re all in this together!