Previous Workshops & Comments
Comments from previous workshop participants (photography, rural travel, social media use):
Reoccurring themes in workshop participant comments relate to gaining confidence, feeling comfortable to ask whatever questions they like (essential for optimal learning), and feeling inspired.
What did you like the most?
- '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'
- 'Excited by potential'
- 'Positive - ready to finish my website'
- '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:
- '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:
- Remote & Isolation Children's Exercise (RICE) 40th anniverysary dinner, 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.
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.