Saturday, 11 December 2010

my first photography speaking experience...

Awake at silly o'clock again, today with an extremely painful gum condition .... I woke up to a random dream and realised I really was planning a photoshoot in my head...  I've got this idea to depict a scene from the Italian Commedia dell'arte, but I wont give away anything yet, as need to discuss this with my make up artist, find a suitable location, models etc... maybe I will go book some costumes later ;)

After a search for historically relevant scenery I found myself looking at backlinks to my blog and found that Waveney Valley WiRE have put their speakers list for 2011 up on their page.  There I am in all my pixellated glory! Eek! :) (Lisa, I will send you a profile photo later ! :) 

I will be speaking about marketing in photography, as I am constantly aware that businesses may actually negatively affect their marketing strategy, either by using overused stock photography, poor quality images or images that do not clearly reflect the style and ethos of the business.

I plan for the presentation to be an interactive and challenging one, based on a variety of media and using some scientific background knowledge I feel businesswomen need to  be aware of when commissioning marketing companies and media professionals.  That's all I can say for now, as the presentation is fully ready in my head but still needs to come down into physical form and I may change details in the next few weeks.

Although I have given regular and sometimes complex presentations before, sometimes to a discerning professional platform, I must admit that I will probably be very tense and anxious whilst I deliver this, as this is my first time presenting to such an audience.

I hope they will be kind...

Anyway, my presentation is scheduled for the 1st of February at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay... Please come and have a listen to what I have to say if you are a businesswoman in the Norfolk/Suffolk area with some time to spare that evening.  You can attend to two WiRE events for free until you consider joining and the membership only then costs £40 a year (although I am told this is going up soon).  This gives you wonderful value for money if you want to join a dynamic business group run by women for women.

WiRE will also be launching in Great Yarmouth as East Norfolk WiRE on the 3rd of February.  We  (Maureen Chadwick and myself) will be holding our events at the Cobholm and Lichfield Centre next to the Nelson Surgery in Pasteur Road. Parking is freely available.  Attendance costs £5 and includes tea/coffee.  We will be announcing our calendar of speakers in the next few weeks so watch this space.  :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend .... x

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