"We have booked Lucy on a number of occasions to provide an inspirational opening plenary and every time, Lucy receives top ratings from our delegates. Lucy has a fantastic ability to connect quickly with her audience, maintain absolute engagement throughout and build a brilliant level of energy so that the audience feels super confident, inspired and energised" Hayley Dann, Consultant
Check out where Lucy is speaking below. Or if you would like Lucy to speak at your event drop her a line at email@example.com.
23rd April 2020
Building your personal brand
Your personal brand is how you show up both online and in real life. Today we can all be broadcasters, we all have access to free online platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We all have the ability to use these platforms to connect and engage with a range of audiences. Today, getting ahead, whether that’s within an organisation or working for yourself involves an element of marketing yourself.
Our expert speaker is Antoinette Oglethorpe, a leadership development and career management specialist. Join us to learn practical tips about:
- Why your personal brand is important for your career development
- How to define and develop your own personal brand
- Being your authentic self and standing out from the crowd
- Simple tips to start building your personal brand today.
30th April 2020
The essence of good strategy
Good strategy is often simple. It focusses our efforts on overcoming our biggest challenges. It helps us achieve our visions faster.
Yet the world of strategy is sometimes made to seem complicated – the jargon, the complex analytical tools, the consultant-speak!
Maybe you’re looking to sense-check an existing strategy, or develop one from scratch. Perhaps you want to sit confidently in strategy meetings and make a valued input. Or maybe you want to create your first strategic plan for your own business.
Wherever you are on your strategic journey, let’s demystify strategy. Join Juliet Corbett, strategy consultant and owner of Juliet Corbett Consulting, to:
- Discover the essence of strategy
- Build your confidence in saying ‘no’ to distractions
- Explore a simple four-step process for finding your strategic focus
- Apply these steps to your organisation, your team or yourself.
14th May 2020
The art of storytelling
Storytelling is our most powerful communication tool, yet there is a “knowing doing” gap. Despite our innate storytelling skills, we’re quick to revert back to the corporate slide deck, favouring facts and figures, and opportunities for powerful and impactful communications are lost. Whether you’re posting on social media, writing an email or speaking in front of an audience, if you want to communicate effectively the same storytelling principles apply.
Join Lucy Gower at this 373 Group event for loads of insights, ideas and networking with the friendliest group in the South West.
6th August 2020
The power of storytelling for fundraisers
On this one-day course you’ll explore why storytelling is a powerful tool for fundraisers, you’ll learn storytelling structures as well as practical tips to help your stories connect with your different audiences. You’ll build your confidence for story by practising telling your real stories. The day is packed with storytelling examples from both charities and the corporate world and you’ll leave with the skills, knowledge and tactics to engage your colleagues from inside and outside fundraising to help you find and tell powerful true stories.
7th August 2020
Innovation and creativity for better fundraising results
On this one-day course we will define what innovation and creativity means and learn proven innovation tactics from successful companies, entrepreneurs and charities that you can apply to your day-to-day work. You will leave with a set of tools to build your innovation skills, including identifying where to focus your ideas, how to develop your personal creativity, how to create a culture that supports innovation and ensure the ideas with the potential to make the most impact happen.
What you said
"Lucy’s talk was inspiring - it really connected to some of my own experiences around facilitating innovation growth mindsets and helping people focus in on the route cause of a problem. I left motivated - thank you."Kelly Davies, Behavioral Scientist
“The theme of innovation and creativity and working in this way is massively outside my comfort zone, and it was great to be encouraged to go for it”National Trust Convestival delegate
"Lucy presented about how failure is an important part of the learning process and is the key to success. Lucy was so engaging and raised some really thought-provoking questions. I came away feeling enlightened and less scared to fail."Kirsty Marrins, Content and Community Content Manager, JustGiving
"Lucy ran a superb session on how we should be integrating innovation into our applications to charitable trusts. In 11 years of going to these thrice-yearly meetings, this was the most inspiring and thought-making meeting I have ever attended."Ewan Hastings MInstF(Dip), Trusts and Corporate Fundraiser, Waverley Care, Edinburgh.
"One of the best sessions I've ever done! Thank you Lucy! I came into the room interested and left EXCITED!"Conference session delegate
"Lucy Gower is becoming my go-to person for inspiration on Innovation. I've heard her at several fundraising conferences over the years and it was a no-brainer when I was looking for a thought-provoking, motivational speaker for my special interest group's annual continuing professional development session. Emphasising group working and tenacity, she was really well-received by our group which ranges from brand new to those with decades of experience."Deanna Wolf, Chair IoF Scotland, Special Interest Group for Trusts, Statutory & Foundations