I’m pretty crazy about words.
And one of my favourite places to use them is on a stage in front of people I can persuade to feel the same!
So whether it’s about the ins and outs of brand voice, the make-or-break power of language in business and selling, or my positively evangelistic rantings about content creation in digital projects, you’ll often find me speaking at some kind of Meetup, conference, or networking event.
Catch me in real life
PODCAST: Are you ready to nail your brand voice?
What the heck is brand voice and how do you go about getting one? What are some of the best voices out there at the moment and what can we learn from them? Why is the idea of ‘sounding more human’ total BS? Should you stop using jargon in your writing? Catch me chatting to Paul Ince on the brilliant MarketEd podcast, where I answer all these questions – and a whole bunch of others he throws my way!
CONFERENCE: Find your brand voice
London, 7 Oct 2021
Are you a membership organisation? Then you’ll be all too familiar with the challenge of developing a consistent, compelling collective voice. So in this talk at the Memberwise #MEMX2021 conference I’ll be looking at how you can use language more effectively across all of your communications to better demonstrate the personality and values of your organisation, making stronger, deeper connections with existing members and motivating new members to join. And I’m giving the talk jointly with the British Veterinary Association, so you can get practical tips from their brand voice journey.
People who’ve happily handed me a mic
Straight from the horse’s mouth*
“Bethany’s talk was entertaining, insightful, well-delivered and – unlike most of these things – left me with practical takeaways to assist the development of our brand’s tone of voice. Definitely recommended!”
Matthew Luke, Creative Director at boundary-pushing web design studio Chaptr
“I had the pleasure of hearing Bethany speak on brand voice at a conference last week, and I don’t say this lightly but I have to say she was THE best speaker I heard on the day – a cut above the rest. Very engaging and clearly loved her topic. Insightful, passionate, and fun!”
Ben Dillon, Content Manager at Inkvine Communications
“It was great to hear Bethany present on brand voice – her keynote was passionate, informative and definitely entertained the audience!”
Jeff Bullas, marketing guru, international speaker, and Forbes Top 20 CMO Influencer
“Bethany’s talk on brand voice was one of my favourites of the whole conference. She’s more than an entertaining speaker, she’s a smart wordsmith who provides real value for the audience.”
Els Aerts, super smart CRO and user research expert at AG Consult
“A breath of fresh air at a techie conference, Bethany presented on brand tone of voice with energy, enthusiasm and authority. Even as a seasoned professional copywriter myself, I would travel far to hear her again!”
Kirsty Young, writer and SEO specialist at Invaluable Resource
“Bethany’s deep knowledge as a wordsmith combined with her kind and enthusiastic personality resulted in one of the most pleasant talks I’ve watched.”
André Vieira, genius at optimising customer journeys and Founder of Looptimize
“Bethany is a confident, knowledgeable and exuberant speaker and it was a joy to host her. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her speaking abilities and would gladly welcome her back!”
Lisa Dempsey, organiser of smart design meetup UX Swindon
*Just to be clear, this is a figure of speech. My clients aren’t horses. They’re people.