VIRTUAL, HYBRID, IN-PERSON
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. Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve worked with clients to take their vital discussions, and meetings, online. The need to communicate hasn’t stopped just because the virus has curtailed our social proximity.
Talk to me about Virtual Workshops, Hybrid Events, or traditional meet-ups. It’s now more important than ever to maintain relationships and feel connected. I continue to work with organisations to bring colleagues together, facilitate policy discussions, formulate action plans, and give a sense of community and positivity in difficult times. I’d suggest that this is the time to consider an independent facilitator, to help ease the pressure on your hard-working team.
SASHA TWINING is THE CONFERENCE FACILITATOR
Changing times call for a dynamic, resilient, and relentlessly positive facilitator. Sasha has the experience to ensure your event is as successful and productive now, as it ever was.
For both virtual and hybrid, online or in-person – hire the professional facilitator who knows what they are doing – Sasha Twining
Why hire a professional facilitator?
Some clients want to take the pressure off their CEO or team leader, others want an independent professional to bridge the gap between staff and management, some need a guiding hand for tricky workshop discussions.
All clients now like the reassurance a professional brings to this new online or hybrid, world of work.
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, connection issues, and the dreaded over-running powerpoint presentation. Plus, for virtual, I have my own studio in London!
Have a look at the FAQs, and let’s chat..
Your Questions, Asked & Answered.
Do you work virtually?
Do you work virtually?
Absolutely – I’ve helped many of my clients use online ways of connecting with their audiences to still get results. The pandemic is not a reason for conversations, debates or discussions to end – far from it.
I’ll work with any software, and ensure you still get the engagement you need. In many ways it’s more important now to hire a professional facilitator than ever. I can help ease the pressure in challenging times.
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, telecommunications, 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.
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.