I often speak at conferences, executive briefings and other events both locally and internationally – normally on topics around social business, innovation, entrepreneurialism, 21st century business, sustainable business, the future of advertising… you get the sort of thing.
Here are a couple of synopses from recent talks:
“Jane helps her audience see past the jargon, hype and worms’ eye view of social media tools, to a bigger picture of how to drive growth in the 21st century; looking at how we can solve age-old business problems using new knowledge and capabilities.
Introducing the concept of ‘social business’, Jane differentiates between red herrings and what you really need to know, exploring why social media really matters. With illuminating and often surprising examples of common behaviors, tools and process that are destroying value in almost every organisation today, she demonstrates how social business can cut costs and improve efficiency in key business areas, including customer service, NPD and internal comms.”
“Jane invites her audience to imagine a world that defaults to open, whereby businesses share everything, unless there’s a specific reason not to. She argues that enabling information to flow freely in and out of organisations is key to ensuring we can innovate fast enough to survive in an environment where the pace of change is accelerating relentlessly. We’ll learn from the late Bill Hicks what’s holding us back from taking great innovative leaps; from NASA why it’s easy to do things better; and from scientist Richard Dawkins how to get it right.”
And some testimonials:
“Jane has a fresh and powerful vision of the future for communications. She embraces the challenges and presents in an optimistic and energetic style that really engages her audience. She conveys her points simply which given the chaotic and complex problems she is seeking to resolve is a key talent. Good on her feet and able to win over some robust opponents. Above all an entertaining and rewarding experience!” [Tom Gardner, Head of European Marketing, Honda]
“Boyden’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Practice invited Jane to speak at a breakfast briefing. Jane spoke to an audience of senior CEOs on ‘Looking Beyond Social Media, to Becoming a Social Business’. The feedback received was 100% positive citing Jane as being very informed, as both an expert speaker and practitioner. I have no hesitation in recommending Jane and will be calling on her advice for ourselves. Jane managed to brief and impart senior level knowledge in a short time span to a senior audience. [Richard Hollister, Boyden]
“Jane is the ‘can do’ voice of this generation with a clear vision of what is possible firmly rooted in the next – yet you feel when listening to her that she doesn’t intend leaving anyone behind. Huge ideas balanced beautifully on simple concepts, articulately presented, a Jane Young speaking event is exactly that.” [William Carson, Director, Oyster CCC]
“I saw Jane Young speak at Marketing Week’s Future of TV Advertising conference. For me it was the stand-out presentation of the day; thought provoking, insightful and very brave. A very different take than most of the industry insiders that also presented.” [Benjamin Kaye, Head of Brand Communications, Dixons Retail]