Our CEO Tracy has lots of public speaking experience. Back when she was younger she was a university lecturer and tutor. Her geekery and friendly manner is known throughout the world… well, from the UK to Australia at any rate.
She’s spoken at The Brisbane Institute, The Social Media Club Gold Coast, The Brisbane Ideas Festival, Local Schools, Girl Geek Dinners, and has an upcoming engagement with The Kitchen Table Network.
Tracy has a relaxed speaking manner, she doesn’t try to fool the audience with jargon or technobabble and she likes to interact with the audience.
Here are just some of her past public speaking gigs:
She was speaking about building your online professional brand by using social media and had a great time.
Based on the feedback we’ve had, so did the audience!
Tracy recently spoke at the upcoming Social Media Club on the Gold Coast. Tracy maintained the theme of social media in business. She posed the questions: why is it so hard to convince some organisations that they should be involved in the social media space and what can you do to convince them it’s worth while? Tracy is a huge supporter of what this club is doing, so she had a great time presenting there.
One of the more interesting stories Tracy has to tell about public speaking came from the Brisbane Ideas Festival when Tracy encountered the heckler from hell, which she covers on her blog. This is a great example of Tracy’s ability to stay calm and relaxed under pressure. Her talk covered the virtualisation of the female form, her heckler however was anti technology and thought we should “stop all these discos and go back to hall dancing”.
Even prior to Tracy taking up a permanent position at Bond University and setting up their social media channels, she was invited to do a presentation there about Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies. These of course are two of her passions, well those and social media, obviously.
Tracy won the Women in Technology Office for Women Career Development Award and was asked to speak at Women in Technology breakfast, which she took to with glee. Women in Technology and women in the social media space are two of Tracy’s passions, so needless to say she enjoyed this event very much.
Trinity Lutheran College invited Tracy along to talk about online communities and virtualisation in the online world. This was an interesting talk given the age of the audience and their particular brand of banter. Tracy managed to keep the talk on track and engage with those listening.
The Geek Girl Dinner organizers asked Tracy to come along and speak at one of their evenings. Tracy spoke about women in technology and video gaming, two area of interest Tracy knows plenty about. A great night was had by all at the event and there was some great discussion after the talk, about the areas covered.
Tracy was asked to speak at a Burns Night Dinner held by a property group in the UK. The only female speaker at the event, Tracy managed to get laughs from the crowd and the dispersal of some useful information about business and the use of emerging online technologies.