ENGAGING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

High quality content + professional live-streaming from Debra’s fully-equipped studio.

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 Highly Interactive & Bespoke Virtual Events For Your Team

Having made over 40 programmes for the BBC, Debra has a wealth of experience to draw on when it comes to presenting to camera. Debra’s style is animated and engaging and her professionally equipped studio ensures that you get a top-quality livestream for your virtual event. Even before Covid19 struck, Debra had worked on many webinar and virtual conference platforms and so knows how to get the best out of them.

Interactivity is key to keeping viewer engagement, so Debra fully utilises audience participation through the screen annotation, chat box, non-verbal buttons, breakout rooms, music, video, Q&A and poll features. Debra truly believes that virtual is not the poor cousin to live events, but an opportunity to engage individuals in a direct and personable way.

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Debra’s TEDx

Virtual Platform

Debra can host on our Pro Zoom account or use your company’s virtual meeting platform.

Highly Interactive

Engaging activities every 6-8 minutes, including screen annotation, Q&A, polls, video and more.

Practical & Positive

Your team will leave with tried and tested tools that help to build resilience and productivity.

Professional Studio

Studio lighting, HD camera, a choice of backdrops & professional microphones ensure quality live-streaming. 

Virtual Speech Topics

As we all face the challenge of working and staying mentally and physically healthy during a pandemic, Debra has the ultimate experience to share when talking of resilience. She can speak passionately about sticking doggedly to meeting goals, against all the odds. When Debra talks about how to stay positive and productive, even during the most challenging of times, you can be assured that she speaks with total authority from personal experience. Popular virtual talks include:

  • How To Boost Positivity And Productivity During Times Of Adversity

  • How To Thrive While Working From Home

  • Resilience Toolkit For Busy Professionals

  • Women In Leadership: Beat Overwhelm, Find Balance And Level Up

  • Choose Your Attitude: It’s Not Magic, It’s Mindset

FAQs

How does Debra keep people engaged?

We know that virtual events are competing with emails, social media and the ‘To Do List’ so we need to keep people actively engaged. Debra builds in interactive elements every 8 minutes or so.  This can be a combination of using screen annotation, chat box, non-verbal buttons, breakout rooms, music, video, Q&A and poll features. We’ve found that people are really drawn in when Debra asks direct questions that facilitate a processing of the ideas on a personal level.

What is the quality like?

Having been trained by the BBC, Debra brings broadcast-quality to her virtual events. Her professionally equipped studio has everything from green screens to spotlights to top-level microphones and cameras, plus a superfast broadband connection.

What technology does my organisation need?

All that your team needs is access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Debra can host using our own Zoom account – we’ll just send you a link to the room which you can then share with your team. Alternatively, Debra is happy to use your inhouse hosting platform, whether that be WebEx, Teams, or something different – we’re familiar with dozens of them!

Is the content always the same?

No, Debra’s content isn’t the same.  Debra always tailors every presentation that she delivers to ensure that it’s meeting your objectives and is completely relevant for your team. She does this through the use of an online pre-event questionnaire which she follows up with an in-depth briefing call. You can see loads of testimonials from Debra’s clients over at the bottom of her speaking page HERE.

 

Are virtual events as good as ‘real life’ events?

Although nothing is quite the same as getting away from the office & spending some dedicated time together as a team at a conference or meeting, we’ve found that live virtual events can actually be more engaging than a traditional keynote as individuals are able to interact with Debra directly, using tools like annotation to show which of Debra’s mindset strategies they would find most useful in their own workplace. Virtual events also come with the benefit of being more inclusive by design – even the quietest of introverts can take part in an anonymous poll or type a question into the chatbox – something they may never dream of doing in front of their colleagues at work.

How much does a virtual event cost?

The cost for a virtual event depends on lots of factors such as the duration of the event and how much engagement is built in. Please contact Debra’s Ops Manager Stef to check Debra’s availability and fees.

what if the tech goes wrong?

Debra always does a tech run-through before the main event to ensure that the conferencing software is set up correctly and has all of the functionality that is needed to create a truly interactive experience for participants. With 20+ years of experience in live events, Debra has handled most things that can go wrong! If worst comes to worst Debra can always record a presentation for you to share with your colleagues at a later date (although fortunately we’ve never had to resort to that!)

Testimonials

'Debra was so great and I love her enthusiasm. She's an amazing virtual speaker - her camera framing and way of articulating and using her non-verbal were some of the best I have seen.'

‘Debra's Zoom call was so inspiring and she gave us such a great perspective. I must say that Debra's also a Zoom guru! It was so interactive, and she captivated all of us during the whole call.’

'Thank you for an absolutely outstanding talk. I will always remember the takeaways from it and will highly recommend you to colleagues and friends.'

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Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo. As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.  She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.

Contact
  • +44 (0) 7925 432 397
  • stef@debrasearle.com

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