Yvonne Adele has been described in client testimonials as inspiring, interactive, vibrant, thought-provoking, well-researched, experienced, memorable, flexible, friendly and ‘a breath of fresh air’. A Microsoft graduate with a couple of decades of corporate experience, Yvonne created the Ms Megabyte brand/persona in the mid 90′s. This led to a national media profile and best-selling book (Conquer Your Computer). Ms Megabyte was also the author of Australia’s PCs for Dummies, and a Telstra Business Women’s Awards Finalist.
During her 10 year stint as Ms Megabyte, Yvonne assisted thousands of Australian’s to embrace their technology and travelled around the country and overseas as IT Reporter for the Today Show and enjoyed a long residency as columnist for Woman’s Day and Womens Weekly. During this time, Yvonne responded to requests to speak at conferences and found it to be her absolute passion.
She eventually left the media behind to concentrate solely on speaking and consulting and has spoken to over 500 groups including NAB, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, realestate.com.au, Telstra, Schwarzkopf, Neways, LJ Hooker, Intel, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Mitchell & Partners, REIV, Austereo, Westpac, Westfield, Optus.
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Yvonne has been the National Vice President of the National Speakers Association of Australia and twice Vic State President during which time she achieved the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an accreditation held by only 100 speakers in Australia.
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A great MC will weave the speakers together in an overall story to support your conference theme. The MC should be able to effortlessly bring the energy up in a conference-weary room and pay respect to each speaker with a well crafted, succinct introduction followed by a thoughtful short wrap-up reminding delegates of the salient points.
Very well received by our delegates. Very different – exactly what I wanted. Yvonne developed great interaction with the groupJan Malmstrom, LJ Hooker
Keynote Or Workshop (45mins – 1.5hrs)
10 steps to Mastering Social Media Tools in less than 10 Minutes a Day.
- How to have technology at your fingertips, so you become irresistible to clients
- Where social media MUST fit into your marketing strategy (and if you didn’t have one, how social media is the only marketing strategy you’ll need)
- How you can utilise 3 free technology tools to engage with your client base in less than 10 minutes a day
- The never fail way to build a list of brand advocates (followers)
In this session, Yvonne will UNPLUG social media. You will discover how you can STAND OUT amongst the conversations that are already going on in your area of expertise / industry.
You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention (social media).David Meerman Scott, World Wide Rave and New Rules of PR and Marketing
Yvonne will illustrate how you can earn attention and STAND OUT by creating something relevant, interesting, valuable and useful and then giving it away. This leads to a network of advocates (followers) who will not only purchase your products and services, they will spread the word FOR YOU to their network of advocates.
Yvonne’s absolute enjoyment of what she does makes her a great presenter and her anecdotes make her presentation relevant to everyone in some way. I took her to heart at later presentations and used my phone to look up info about other presenters.SOCAP
A wonderfully entertaining speech. Friendly and cheeky… with relevant and informative stories – a crucial component for keeping audiences captivated. Valuable hints and tips that will take these bright young things very far indeed.Karen Young, Manager, Industry Projects, Monash University
Your presentation was informative, vibrant and funny. The tips within your talk had people calling me the next day letting me know how handy they were and others wanted to pass on that they had followed your instructions!Kim Hurst-Meyers, Dept of Finance and Administration
…content was terrific, well pitched for the group, great delivery, wonderful sense of humour, impressive – overall thoroughly impressed and you rated as the conference highlight.Speakers Bureau
Creative Thinking / Brainstorming
Yvonne believes everyone has unlimited ability to think creatively about everyday challenges, and she is on a mission to show people how to unleash those hidden talents.
She calls it a ‘friendly poke in the eye’.
Every conference or gathering aims to stimulate, educate and inspire new ways of thinking. So why not harness this energy by holding an “Ideas Summit” at your event? In this fun and practical think tank, Yvonne will facilitate a powerful idea-sparking process, using the participant’s actual business challenges to help them generate mountains of ideas. What follows is a practical system for evaluating the best ideas, then creating a one-page implementation process to ensure the ideas are swiftly brought to life back at the office. This is a great way to ensure that all the inspiration you have worked hard to create at your event is captured, also that the best ideas are discovered and acted upon.
Yvonne’s gets a room buzzing with ideas in just a few minutes and keeps the pace going throughout the session. Not only does she provide the format for ideas creation but also defines a system for capturing them and following through – the key ingredient often ignored by others. This is real high value stuff and certainly can super charge the innovation of any company. Highly recommended!Malcolm Owens, CEO, Sampford IXL
We were impressed with the way you kept the energy levels in the team up throughout the day. We now have a toolkit to bring fresh approaches to problem solving and idea generation.Mark Quartermaine, Head of CRM, National Australia Bank
Your up-beat tutorials were entertaining and informative and we received a great deal of highly positive feedback from all participants.Robert Gibbs, Marketing & Strategy, Telstra
In 20 years of booking speakers for corporate clients I have had the opportunity to see thousands of presentations and have attended a few creativity workshops, yours was the best I have seen. You had the variety in the content and the pace just perfect to get some great ideas “popping” for me. Thanks so much!Leanne Christie, Owner, Speakers Bureau
Thank you for the very practical way you engaged with the group. The feedback showed that they would now be able to come up with a creative solution if they just followed your easy steps.Meredith Scott, Partner, Ernst & Young