The Australian Outback's Largest Cattle Stations

Previous Workshops & Comments

Re-occurring themes in workshop participant comments relate to:

  • Gaining confidence
  • Feeling comfortable to ask whatever questions they like (essential for optimal learning)
  • Learning something very useful that they're looking forward to putting into practice
  • Feeling inspired.

Comments from previous workshop participants:

What did you like the most?

  • 'Interactivity'
  • 'Great deal of knowledge & experience given out'
  • 'Listening to Fiona's stories'
  • 'Good examples'
  • 'Practical tips'
  • 'Learning to be confident with what I already know'
  • 'Interesting to hear Fiona's thoughts'
  • 'Making sure your photos aren't misinterpreted'
  • 'The self-made, personalised parts - to relate to Fiona's journey'
  • 'How to use mobile phones better - what to set phone cameras to, to get what's required in a photo'
  • 'Learning about settings for phones, never knew you could change them'
  • 'The emphasis on making better use of a phone'
  • 'Loved talking about how the camera works'
  • 'Informal questions & answers'
  • 'All of it'
  • 'Very clear & entertaining - easy, relaxed way it was presented'
  • 'Very approachable'

What did you most dislike?

  • 'Could have had a longer workshop'
  • 'Needed a little more time'

How did this workshop make you feel?

  • 'Very welcome & comfortable'
  • 'Ready to give it a go'
  • 'More prepared'
  • 'Curious'
  • 'Excited by potential'
  • 'Positive - ready to finish my website'
  • 'Inspired'
  • 'Great, looking forward to trying it out'
  • 'Confident to have a go'
  • 'More confident in my own knowledge and also excited to keep learning'

Some of the workshops, webinars and presentations I have delivered:

My first public speaking engagements began in the 1990s - opening photography exhibitions and being interviewed on radio.

Examples of rural workshops & demonstrations:

  • 'Drones in agriculture', 'Mobile phone photography' & 'Effective rural social media use' workshops; Agforce, Queensland (Charleville & Malanda).
  • 'Photography with a purpose'; full day workshop in Mannahill, for members of RICE (Remote and Isolated Childrens Exercise; a support group for remote South Australian children and families).
  • 'Rural travel around the planet - without costing the earth' and 'Make photography work for you'; 2 hour workshops at the NSW Rural Women's gathering in Broken Hill; 1 hour workshops at the Qld Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network conference in Roma.
  • 'Tune into your story - the art of storytelling'; workshop panel, with Rebecca Cadzow and Mandy Taylor, at the Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in Alice Springs.
  • 'Making Twitter work for you'; 50 minute workshop at the International Rural Women's conference in Adelaide.
  • Photography 2-hour workshops for schoolchildren (through local councils), North Queensland.
  • 'Running a heritage photography competition'; full day workshop, with the Friends of 'The World' Gallery and Theatre in Charters Towers. Drew up a draft competition entry form, guidelines, terms and conditions etc.  Plus two photography workshops.

Examples of rural webinars:

  • 'Make Twitter work for you'1 hour webinar, for the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network.
  • 'Social media - using Twitter'; 1 hour webinar, for the National Rural Women's Coalition.

Examples of conference and dinner speaking:

  • 'Drones in agriculture' keynote address for Agforce Queensland, at the 'Managing Risk, Securing the Future' forum in Malanda (Atherton Tablelands, Queensland).
  • Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) inaugural Queensland event in Toowoomba, keynote speaker.
  • Remote & Isolation Children's Exercise (RICE) 40th anniversary dinner keynote speaker, Port Augusta (South Australia).
  • Julia Creek Rural Women's Day (run by McKinlay Shire Council, western Queensland).
  • Farmers on Film conference (run by Sarah Gayton, Nantwich, United Kingdom).
  • 'Women in Business and Industry' conference at the triennial Beef Expo in Rockhampton, Queensland (facilitated by QRWN).
  • Also - speaking engagements at camera clubs (various).

Please contact me if you'd like more information on the workshops, webinars and presentations I can undertake; including one-on-one advice and assistance. 

There's also more information on these pages:  Rural workshop, webinar & presentation subjects & Corporate agribusiness workshops & presentations.

I have tens of thousands of photographs and some are specially selected to illustrate points being made in presentations. And more than 800 cattle station photographs can be seen in the 3 books:

Comments from book buyers around Australia and from other countries can be seen on the Testimonials page.

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