An Interview With Kate Silverton
What can a typical corporate audience learn from your experiences?
How crucial team work is, the challenge of working to tight deadlines in a pressured environment, how different the dynamics are between men and women, how best to juggle our working lives and career with home life, looking for what inspires us and building a career that will challenge and fulfill in equal measure...
How did the corporate speaking begin?
It began over a decade ago, when I started to build relations with speakers agencies and contacts in the corporate world. I was launched on the circuit when a company requested me specifically.
Which event has been your favourite and why?
I actually really enjoy each and every event – they are always so different. I always encourage audience participation so any event where I am able to “wander and chat and use audience anecdotes” is always a good one!
If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
A TED event – on how we can better balance bringing up our families with fulfilling our ambitions at work.
Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Bill Clinton –mainly to see if he is as charismatic and brilliant as I have been told.
What are your most frequently requested speaking topics?
What happens behind the scenes in the Newsroom – and especially what happens when things go wrong!
What do you do to ensure your presentation has a lasting impact?
I like to make it personal to those in the room and to use colourful anecdotes. Connecting with the audience and making it relevant is so important.
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