You need an engaging virtual event speaker and a unique topic!
Hiring the right speaker for your online virtual event can make or break your event!
As the event planner, you know the shift from in-person to the online virtual event requires a different event speaker. Finding a quality presenter and selecting the best online workshop can transform virtual events into an unforgettable experience.
In these challenging times, people are hungry for engagement, support and inspiration. Now, more than ever you need a passionate, enthusiastic speaker that brings that extra energy and promotes audience participation to maintain attention.
As virtual events become more popular, make yours stand out. Provide your attendees with a unique exciting smartphone photography session that no-one else is offering. Everyone is including a yoga class in their event. Not sure about you, I will not be turning that camera on doing yoga!
You want something unique that will have people talking about long after your event.
Smartphone photography online session
Learning how to capture and edit stunning photos in their existing smartphone is fun, has broad appeal and relevance to everyone. All your attendees have a smartphone camera – and they love taking photos in their professional and personal lives.
The photography skills learned are life-long and will be associated with your event when your attendees are confidently capturing memories and creating stories.
Taking incredible images is so much more than the tap of the screen. We all share the frustration of not knowing how to easily make them look amazing and stand out. Content can be tailored to exactly what you need. As a starting reference, I will show your attendees:
- The hidden camera features available on most smartphones
- Practical jargon-free subject set up and capture techniques
- Quick 6-step photo editing system using a free app available on all devices.
About me - Mike James - virtual event speaker
I am Mike James, a mobile purist combining my 2 passions for mobile photography and instructional design to deliver transformational value, in an engaged and intelligent way.
After 20-years in photography, I actually found my passion for photography once I became a late adopter to mobile photography. Now, qualified in training design and development, I present at camera clubs, social media events, deliver virtual online workshops and courses to small business owners and photo enthusiasts like you. Learn more about me here.
Below are a couple of videos demonstrating my studio set up and delivery style.
What to expect
After your consideration – please complete the below contact form.
We will have an initial discussion to understand your needs. I will create content specific to your audience and share it with yourself for approval before delivery.
Depending on your event’s needs, presentations can be delivered live-streamed or pre-recorded with a live Q&A at the end. My experience has been Live provides more opportunity for audience interaction and a more authentic feel. You also have the option for a digital resource to be provided to attendees for future reference.
My goal is to best fit in with your overall virtual event, make your job easier meeting your objectives and have your attendees talking about your efforts long after the event.
What clients have to say
Our team takes lots of iPhone photos as part of agricultural extension work. Mike ran a great session that had everyone engaged and we all learned about some great tips and apps that we've been using since to improve the photos we post in our communications work.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
The universal applicability of photos in business and Mikes' interactive, engaging style results in large workshop attendances. His workshops saves our customers time and frustration, by giving them practical tips to implement straight away.
Mike's presentations are dynamic and captivate the audience, who are just amazed and excited by what they can achieve on a mobile phone camera.
Business Strategy - Marketing - Innovation - Customer Insights
Small Business Smart Business
Using social media for my job I wanted to improve the quality of my photos I post. Mike was a fantastic teacher and I learnt a lot over the two hours. It’s hard to believe what you can do with your Smartphone! I’ve been able to immediately put many of the tips into practice and would highly recommend his courses. Thanks Mike.
Visitor Insights - City of Melbourne
I joined the workshop to learn how to take WOW images, for work reasons and for my own personal images too. The session was great and useful for people with all levels of technology knowledge. I learned some handy information that I will now use on a day to day basis. Mike was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks
Marketing and Communications Officer
Business Events Geelong
Mike's workshop really opened up my eyes on what is achievable with these devices. The workshop format was very flexible and allowed me to ask lots of questions based on the types of photos I take both for work and personally. Mike's knowledge of both camera and editing apps was amazing.
Mike's workshop is clearly presented, well organised and a lot of fun. Mike is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a jargon-free, non-judgmental manner with a lot of positive re-enforcement and tips to improve your photographs. I highly recommend the course to all who want to get more from their smartphone camera.
Online Marketing Strategist
The workshop has helped me to move out of my mobile photography 'comfort zone' and start experimenting with other editing apps and more features of my iPhone. The FB group is a great follow up support as the news skills will take time to develop. Thanks Mike for answering all my questions and the great follow up.
Social Media Consultant
A Guide to Consulting Services
Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine members learnt how to create better mobile photos which create higher quality marketing content to promote themselves and the region.
Industry Development Officer
Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine
We arranged smartphone photography training with Mike for tourism businesses, which truly delivered on our goal of giving people simple tips and tools to help them capture more engaging professional photos using their phone.