I’m an experienced and enthusiastic speaker and fortunate enough to get a lot of requests to speak and run workshops. This information is for anyone who might want to invite me to their event.

Availability

My public speaking engagements are listed here. I also have other professional engagements, and run a virtual clinic and online continuing education company. Email my assistant, Nadja Lancaster at support@integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com if you want to check availability.

Speaking or Interviewing for Your Summit, Interview Series, or Podcast

I welcome invitations, and would be honored to speak on your virtual summit, interview series or podcast. To schedule an interview, please send the details about your summit, series, or podcast (title, audience – professional or the public, dates, promotional requirements, etc.) to my assistant, Nadja Lancaster at support@integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com. She can schedule the interview as long as my schedule permits.

What will I do if I speak or run a workshop for you?

I’ll be contactable and available in the run up to the event, and make sure that you get any information you need to promote my talk or workshop in good time.

I’ll share via social media and our other marketing channels the fact I’m speaking at your event, assuming it is a public event, in order to increase awareness and help you sell tickets. If you have special promotions, I’ll be happy to share those.

I’ll be happy for you to record my talk and distribute short segments of it for free for marketing purposes. You are also free to take and use photos of my presentation. When I do professional trainings, I generally create detailed slide decks and handouts, and make these available for attendees.

While I do create talks that I use for a variety of events, I tailor the talk for each event once I understand the type of attendees that will be listening. I’m a professional and dedicated speaker. This is part of my job. You can rely on my being at the venue when required, fully prepared. While I enjoy the travel and ability to attend events, my main concern when at your event is being on top form for my presentation!

Unless otherwise agreed, I’ll attend the full event and be available for any additional things you want speakers to take part in. For example being on a panel of speakers, doing “office hours” with attendees, attending meet the speakers sessions, and so on. Just let me know your plans.

What do I expect from event organizers?

I’ll do a great job if you ask me to speak, and you can help by doing the following…

Covering My Expenses:

I’m not backed by a big company. I run a tiny little company and as such I can’t subsidize your event.

This means that at a minimum I need my travel and hotel accommodation covered. I live in Fairfield, CT, USA (60 miles outside of New York City.) I can sometimes link up events, making the travel cheaper for all, but assume you’ll need to cover me for travel from and back to Fairfield.

Paying Me:

In general I expect to be paid to speak. I will sometimes waive my fee for non-profit, community events. If you can’t pay speakers please be up front about it when getting in touch, it’ll save us all time. I’d love to be able to sail around the globe speaking for free, but unfortunately I’m a busy working mom, and simply have to limit the number of free gigs I can take!

If you run a community women’s health event, wellness center, or practice, and you spot that I’m in your town at another event – let me know! I love to fit in talks or even just visits to local women’s health communities when I’m traveling.

Setup and Information:

I expect to present from my own laptop. I use a Macbook Pro, and will have the slide deck in Keynote, Powerpoint, and PDF formats, a pointer and remote USB presenter with me. You will need to supply the projector, the adaptor from the Macbook to your projector, the screen, and the room set-up.

Let me know in good time:

  • The expected audience for the event. Tell me a bit about the sort of attendees, their training, women’s health, medicine, fitness, physiotherapy, nutrition, or other professional designations, whether they are mostly from large hospital systems or fitness centers or are small practice owners, and so on.
  • Whether you plan to submit for CEU certification of the presentation, and if you need course outlines, schedules, descriptions, my CV, etc. from me.
  • Any additional events you expect me to attend as well as my talk.
    The more you can tell me, the better I am able to shape my talk for your audience.

The more you can tell me, the better I am able to shape my talk for your audience.

Bonus Points For:

Telling me what you really love about the city where the conference will be (assuming you are local). I love to get a feel for a place, even if I only have a few hours to explore.

Letting me know where is a nice place for a healthy breakfast. I am a better presenter after I’ve had a healthy breakfast.

Being aware that many of us speaking-nerds are introverts at heart, and providing somewhere for speakers to chill and recharge in between the tiring but rewarding conversations we’ll have with attendees.

What it’s all about

The most important thing in all of this is that we create a great conference for your attendees. I’m not high maintenance, neither are most speakers, but if we are stressed about basic life issues that will impact our ability to give 100% on stage and one to one with those attendees.

Making a nice experience for speakers isn’t about speaker gifts, posh hotels and expensive dinners. It’s about thinking, “what would these folk appreciate when landing in a country where they don’t speak the language, it’s 9pm at night and they need to speak the next day?” Tiny kindnesses make a big difference at that point, and will enhance your conference for everyone.