Public Speaking

I speak. People listen.

And sometimes, they even stay put beyond thirty seconds…

Hello. I am David Petherick, the World’s First Digital Biographer, and I have five ‘set pieces’ which are informative and entertaining for intimate or large scale business events, delivered in plain english, and with some humour and style —

1) The British Blogcasting Corporation

What the DNA of an effective blogs is, how they drive business to you, how to set one up in 10 minutes, how to appear in Google in 6 minutes, how to usurp the Sunday Times in 41 minutes, and how to get your customers to become your champions every minute of the day.

2) Pay your staff to fart around on Facebook…

Why you should encourage your staff to spend time friending strangers and posting photos of their holidays. And pay them for it. This is about the benefits and the pitfalls of online social and business networking, which brings you an actionable agenda to plan, implement, measure and be a champion for ‘conversation media’ in your organisation

3) 29 Ways & 29 Days to improve your Online Presence

Just under thirty ways in which you can dramatically improve your personal and corporate online presence in under a month. This comes with an exclusive take-away that’s ideal for those seeking to have their online visibility raised, whether you are at board level, management team, or in the airborne or ‘infantry division’ of your organisation.

4) Digital, Visible, Legible and Credible

Designed initially as in interactive session involving audience members, but also adaptable to a presentation and Q&A format, this is ideal for ‘unconference’ and ‘here’s my problem how do I solve it’ situations. I illustrate five key areas where online activity, properly planned, and simply carried through, can add immeasurably to an individual or an organisation’s online gravity and authority. And how it can also make them come across as complete tossers. Definitely lively, full of tips and take-away resources, popular with the infantry and with startups, this is usually delivered in a kilt, and in 20, 40 or 60 minute versions.

I also give a rather extraordinary presentation which proves how amazing the human mind’s capacity is for learning:

5) Learn to read Russian in 75 minutes

I will teach you to understand the entire Russian alphabet in 75 minutes. First performed at the National Museum of Scotland in 2005. Not surprisingly, it lasts 75 minutes. Delivered from English or Lowland Scots.

Finally, just in case you are counting…

6) You tell me what you want to hear

And I’ll see if I can floor you, and get your audience on its feet.

I have appeared on Independent local Radio and BBC Radio, BBC News 24 and have written for numerous online and offline publications and organisations including EBRD, NewsBase, The Next Web, as well as working with a number of TV production companies.

I am available as a commentator on social media and online networking for Radio and TV interviews. I am normally no more than 20 minutes away from BBC Scotland’s Holyrood Studio in Edinburgh for TV or Radio uplinks, and have a home studio for recordings, with 60Mb cable connection.

View my Linkedin Profile for my formal ‘CV’.

Contact David Petherick

  • Call me on +44.7929.044.759

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