Speaking & Events
Standing up in front of an audience of people and talking is something that scares a lot of people, but not me. All too often a presentation or talk on a historical subject can lose the audience, purely because it isn’t presented in an engaging and relevant manner.
In fact, the number of occasions when at university that the lecturers lost their audience was quite remarkable. The students were there because we were interested in the subject matter, and we still found it hard going!
History can be interesting, engaging and relevant, and it doesn’t have to be rammed full of dates and names. It is also essential to understand the present. Every time we talk about something that has happened, that is our own personal history, however run of the mill it may seem.
Having stood up in front of schoolkids aged 11-18, local heritage groups, and at historical events, I know how to engage an audience with my subject matter – and to pitch it for different levels of knowledge – even if my own lecturers and teachers didn’t.
I have no confirmed events at the moment.