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Keynote Speaker – Lisa Evans

As your keynote speaker I will engage, energise and inspire your audience, and set your conference up for success.

I will show your audience the power of storytelling. I’m known by many as ‘The Story Midwife’, and I am a Professional Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach, Media Trainer, Improvisation Actor,Podcast Host,  Radio Show Presenter  and best-selling Author.

After working as a midwife for over 20 years, I now help bring stories into the world. I am a Certified Speaking Professional and Certified Virtual Presenter – and I am known as The Story Midwife

All my keynote topics can be delivered remotely as a virtual presentation. For virtual conference speaking, I will speak from a professional studio. As your keynote speaker, or in a breakout or workshop session, I will show you how to feel empowered and share your authentic voice to step up, speak up and get noticed.

As a keynote speaker I have spoken to audiences in Australia, Europe, Dubai and Asia. I offer a range of valuable and engaging keynote speaking and conference topics. If you need a tailored session that adds value to your conference or professional development day, I have the experience and expertise to create one.

I can be a guest speaker at your event via an online platform or face to face in Perth.

Finding a purpose

 

Sometimes the detours turn out to be the scenic route.

I had a career I loved as neonatal intensive care midwife when life sent me on a detour. A virus destroyed a significant amount of my hearing and I could no longer work as a midwife.

I struggled to come to terms with hearing loss. My confidence plummeted and I became afraid to speak up.

My fate changed when I got the chance to take part in a research trial to get a cochlear implant. Learning to hear again led me to my transformational journey to becoming a professional speaker.

My expertise lies in empowering leaders to harness the power of business storytelling to inspire and entertain their audiences.

As a keynote speaker, I can share with your delegates how to step up and speak with confidence and leverage the power of storytelling.

Keynote speaker topic – The Scenic Route

When life sent me on a detour from the journey I had mapped out,  I turned to my strengths and resilience to forge a new career. 

Walking away from a 20-year career as a midwife due to severe hearing loss, I was faced with the challenge of re-inventing myself. In doing so, I not only found a new career but discovered my purpose.

In learning to hear again using a cochlear implant, I discovered my voice and a passion to help others speak with confidence. 

As one of Australia’s leading public speaking coaches and business storytelling experts, I help people create an impact through speaking and storytelling. 

 

This keynote is ideal for:

  • ​Groups who want to hear from an inspiring speaker who does not let adversity get in the way of success.
  • Business leaders who are facing the need to reinvent themselves.
  • Community groups who want to hear a female speaker who has discovered the power of purpose and is making a difference.

    The audience will leave with:

    • Inspiring stories on how embracing life’s challenges can lead to discovering a life purpose.
    • An entertaining talk that draws on storytelling with a universal message.
    • A unique look at diversity and difference, and how to embrace your uniqueness.

     

    Keynote speaker topic – Speak up Stand out

    Discover how you can be a speaker that others want to listen to. 

    In my work as a certified speaking and storytelling coach, I help leaders to speak with confidence, clarity and charisma. 

    I work with leaders globally, helping them boldly deliver high stakes presentations with compelling business storytelling. 

    I share practical tips on the art and science of speaking and business storytelling, how to avoid the trap of ‘talking head’ speaking, and death by PowerPoint. 

    This session is fun and high energy and will offer plenty of tips and tools to help you become a better communicator.

    This program is ideal for:

    • Leaders who want to stand out in their communication skills.
    • Business owners who want to leverage speaking as part of their marketing strategy.
    • Not-for-profit organizations who want to make a greater impact and understand the power of storytelling.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A template for creating a presentation using my ROCK methodology.
    • Ways to incorporate effective body-language and non-verbal communication.
    • Alternative ways to present material and alternatives to Death by Powerpoint.

     

    Keynote speaker topic – The Story of You

    Find the stories from the rich tapestry of your life that will inspire others.

    I am known as The Story Midwife. I help people from all walks of life bring their stories into the world. 

    I believe we all have stories worth sharing. In this interactive session, I will show you how to turn your life events into compelling stories that inspire others and make a positive difference. 

    This topic is ideal as a 90-minute interactive session to include story mining exercises and story sharing activities. It can be tailored to 45-minutes or delivered as a storytelling masterclass.

    This session is perfect for:

    • Groups who want to share their story to inspire others.
    • Change makers who want to make an impact with a message.
    • Groups who want to learn the art and science of business storytelling.

    The audience will leave with:

    • Ideas and tools to mine, refine and polish a story.
    • A five part storytelling framework the 5 C’s of Compelling Storytelling.
    • Plenty of ideas on how to turn everyday stories into compelling material.
    • Ways to captivate an audience with story performance. 

    Keynote speaker topic – Storytelling for Leaders:

    Anyone can tell a story, but not everyone can tell a story well. Great leaders learn how to do both.

    Harness the best kept secret leadership communication tool. I share the 5 C’s of Compelling Business Storytelling™ framework. 

    I will show you how to mine, refine and polish your everyday stories and turn them into a compelling strategic narrative. 

    This session can be delivered as a conference session, in-house masterclass or interactive workshop.

    This program is ideal for:

    • Leaders who want to master business storytelling.
    • Business owners who want to build their brand via speaking. 
    • Not-for-profit organizations who want to make a greater impact.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A story framework that can be used for business presentations.
    • Ways to engage and inspire others with compelling storytelling techniques.
    • Alternatives to ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and reading aloud.

    I live and breathes stories. My specialty is business storytelling. As a certified public speaking and business storytelling coach and a keynote speaker, I help others share their stories on stages and at conferences. My content as a keynote speaker is based on my lifetime of adventures. 

    I have developed a simple framework to suit any story. I provide plenty of practical strategies to help people turn their everyday experiences into a powerful narrative, so they can speak confidently about their businesses.

    With a 20+ year career as a health professional, I turned to speaking later in life.

    I am the author of four books and regarded in Australia as a business storytelling expert.

    What others say:

    Let’s chat to find out how I can help you set your conference or event up for success with an energised keynote speech.

    I can also engage remote teams with interactive workshops and virtual keynote presentation experiences – ask me how.

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