I’ve been hosting and facilitating corporate conferences in many sectors and in many countries, for many years. I’ve run everything from small select CEO brainstorming groups, to large workshops, industry get- togethers, or end-of-year staff briefings. Organisations bring me in to manage tricky staff meetings and change-workshops, or to give added energy and dynamism to yearly industry briefings or panel discussions.
Sometimes my job is simply give extra confidence to colleagues who may not relish standing on a stage. I work across all industries, and bring added engagement and extreme professionalism to your event. Even if you’ve never considered employing an independent facilitator before, get in touch, and let’s have a chat. Incidentally – if you’re after details of my lengthy broadcast career with Sky News or BBC, click here.
SASHA TWINING is THE CONFERENCE FACILITATOR
Whether you need a strong voice and presence to keep the conference together, or just a guiding hand to ensure engagement levels stay high throughout. For both internal and external conferences, big or small, UK or Europe – hire the professional facilitator who knows what they are doing – Sasha Twining
Why hire a professional facilitator?
Many reasons. Some clients want to take the pressure off their CEO, and have someone else hold the timings together.
Others want an independent professional to bridge the gap between staff and management, others want the guaranteed polish and increased engagement you get when you hire a professional. All clients like the way a professional facilitator takes their event to ‘the next level’.
I’m really proud to say the majority of my clients are repeat-bookers, and the vast proportion have come to me after a recommendation from another company.
I do copious amounts of research before any event, and I’ll take my time getting to know YOU and your company or industry. I’ve been hosting conferences of all sizes and types for years. If you hire me, you’re hiring someone who genuinely wants to produce the best event possible.
This website is just a small selection of what I do. I’ve years of experience dealing with nervous presenters, tricky Q&A sessions, disengaged and demoralised employees, challenging panel discussions, in-depth and seemingly impenetrable industry technicalities, last minute hitches and the dreaded over-running powerpoint presentation.
Have a look at the FAQs, and let’s chat!
Your Questions, Asked & Answered.
Are you an expert in my industry?
I believe YOUR people are the experts, and it’s their opinions the audience wants to hear.
My job is to get the best out of them. Having said that, yes, I’ll be totally across the subject, and know the right questions to ask of the right people. Be assured, your delegates will assume I have an excellent knowledge of their field and the challenges facing them.
What industries do you cover?
Quick answer – any.
I’ve hosted conferences in retail, energy, renewables, food, farming, transport, finance, manufacturing, supply chains, telecomunicaitons, cyber security, tech and many many more. I’ll do all my research, ask you key questions during the prep stage, and ensure I know the big issues and challenges facing your industry or company.
Anywhere in the world?
Yes, although most of my events are based in Europe. Always happy to travel.
How much do you charge?
I work on a set rate for your event. All research, planning, pre-preparation is included. If you need to chat dozens of times as the line-up changes, that’s all fine with me.
Do you do team building and workshops?
Yes, and I’ve got lots of ideas on what works, and what may not.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Choosing the right person to bring on-board is a big decision.
Is it all confidential?
Of course, that goes without saying. I’ve chaired several internal conferences where the company has been going through a tough time. I’m always happy to agree an NDA. Plus, If I feel there could be a conflict of interest with my other media work, or other current clients, I simply won’t take the job.
What size events do you cover?
Any. I’ve hosted C-level panel sessions for two-dozen, or team-building ‘change’ roadshows for hundreds. I adapt my delivery and style to match what’s required.
Why don’t I get one of my own colleagues to do the job?
If you’re happy and confident they’re the best person for the job – then go ahead. Why not. However, if you need someone independent, or someone to give confidence to other nervous speakers, or simply someone with unlimited experience in keeping energy, participation and engagement up throughout your event. Then give me a call.
Who do you work for?
My clients are a mix of UK-based companies, and industry trade associations. I’ve worked for European Governments, and NGOs. Clients tend to be UK or Europe based.
I’m proud to say the vast majority of my work comes from recommendations – and the vast majority of those clients are repeat bookers.
I’ve been working with some specific clients for over ten years, seeing them through both good times and bad.
Are you independent?
Totally – and that is often why I immediately get conference delegates on side. When you hire me, you hire help and support for your board and CEO (or industry) plus the independence that means conference delegates trust the honesty and transparency of an event.
What’s your style?
Whatever your event needs! I chair tough Q&A sessions, technical panel debates, emotional change-workshops, probing CEO interviews, and moral-raising team building challenges. I adapt as necessary.
Internal or external conferences?
Both. But, please let me make it clear that during the event I am not there to endorse your client, or advertise your business. I am simply there to facilitate a great conference. Nor I am there representing any of the main-stream media companies that I also broadcast for.