Speaking

Presenter | MC | Speaker | Interviewer

Fenella has presented countless events around the country and internationally. Below are a couple of keynote topics as well as a selection of events where Fenella has been the MC, presenter, interviewer, keynote speaker or facilitator from the last few years.

KEYNOTE TOPICS 

Listen Like You Mean It
Great listening and interviewing skills are vital for anyone who works in the media, whether you're a radio and television presenter, make a podcast or hosting an event. But at the heart of a great interview is the ability to listen - to truly hear and respond to what is being said in that moment. It's not just broadcasters who need these skills, we all do and the ability to listen and respond appropriately are vital when collaborating with colleagues or managing a team.

In this entertaining, informative keynote or workshop, Fenella walks you through the skills you need to be a great listener, have great conversations and make a difference.

Machines will do the Work
The robots are taking over ... and yes in some cases this is true. But let's take a detour away from the endless stories about self driving cars and that we will all lose our jobs - because we know that one of the key things that separate us from our robot overlords is - human creativity, our ability to write a book, paint a picture or compose a song. But, yet there are some incredible examples of machines making art - from AI devised musical compositions to robot rock bands.

Drawing on Fenella's nerdy love of art and music, this keynote takes you on a potted history of machine made creativity and those who are working to make our machines do the work - with mixed results!

 
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2017

  • TEDxSydney 2017 - Host and Head of Curation
  • TEDxSydney Salons and other events - Host and Curator
  • The Big Anxiety - Moderator, Art Gallery of NSW
  • PwC Making Sydney Thrive 2050 - MC & Moderator - with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

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2016

  • National Architecture Awards - MC and member of the National Jury. 
  • Australian Interior Design Awards - MC
  • NSW Architecture Awards - MC
  • WA Architecture Awards - MC
  • Future Cities Conference (Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne) - MC & Moderator
  • Design Summit (Melbourne, New York, Sydney & London) - Interviewer and Presenter
  • TEDxSydney - Livestream host
  • A Night of Disruptive Ideas - Cure Brain Cancer Foundation & Vivid - MC & Interviewer 
  • Arts & Health: Making The Connections - Country Arts SA & Institute for Creative Health SA - Feature interview

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2015

  • Royal Doulton 200th Anniversary Dinner - MC and Interviewer
  • Melbourne Art Foundation Awards - MC
  • NSW Architecture Awards - MC
  • WA Architecture Awards - MC
  • Design Summit - Melbourne & Sydney - Presenter
  • Art Music Awards - MC

 

Testimonials

“Fenella, you were brilliant! You have such a talent for making people feel at ease and open up, and you do it with immense style, professionalism and a sense of fun. ”

— Leo Burnett

“I owe you a big thank you for the event! You were brilliant. The feedback has been outstanding, the audience loved the panel component”

— Hannah Jones, PWC

“Thank you so much for tonight! You were fantastic. We had so much awesome feedback. The curator loved what you brought to the event. ”

— Ashlie Hunter, Art Gallery of NSW

“You were wonderful last night, and hope we get a chance to work together again soon”

— Sydney Opera House, Culture Club

“Just a quick note to say a HUGE thank you from all of us at The Projects. You were amazing and added so much energy to the event.”

— Royal Doulton 200th Anniversary