AGDA Stand up & Deliver [WEDNESDAY – 03.09.2014]
Standing up and presenting your thoughts to an audience, either in the boardroom or the auditorium, can be a daunting task. Some people are so gifted they can sell ice to an eskimo. Others are so hopelessly inept, they couldn’t even think of an analogy to go here. Cough.
It’s often not what you say, but how you say it. What is that magical ingredient, mojo or chutzpah that gets everyone understanding your ideas, and even applauding your efforts?
Come and spend an evening with three experts who have proven skills in winning people over with their wise words. They’ll share practical tips, insights and stories from their years of experience in the creative industry.
Christopher Doyle – Creative Director, Christopher Doyle & Co
Angela McCarthy – Design Director, RE
Ian Haigh – Founder, Ketchup.
So if you bore your audience on a regular basis, get crippled by nerves, or simply want to get people to believe in your brilliant ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. Fingers crossed they won’t just wing it on the night.
Wednesday 3rd September
72 Campbell Street
Anita 0417 980 872
Ian comes from Wellington, New Zealand. He runs a small company called Ketchup, which makes videos and animations and sandwiches. In 1984 he won a can of Coke in Taupo for answering a “skill question”, then experienced a pretty severe award drought until 2008 when AGDA gave him a spoon for taking photos of Chris Doyle. He hasn’t won any spoons since then, yet he uses them nearly every day.
He is a pretty serious computer nerd, and will offer passionate yet completely incorrect opinions on any aspect of computing. He boasts that he has hacked into dozens of mainframes but in reality couldn’t hack into a paper bag.
When asked to present at an event called “Stand Up and Deliver” Ian thought it was going to be about his experience as a paperboy. He is still upset that it isn’t.
Angela has been working in the industry for 20 years at agencies big and small. Currently at RE as a Design Director. Previously at Landor and Principals in Sydney and The Partners and Wolff Olins in the UK.
Past projects and loss of a social life have occurred over rebrands for telcos (most recently Optus), a big bank (NAB), a phone tapper (News Limited), some good causes and a few luxury lovelies but mainly corporates with identity issues.
The words branding, identity, strategy, copy writing, design and print appear under “experience” on her CV.
Chris has worked at some of Australia’s leading brand and design agencies. His work has won numerous local and international awards, been used as the basis for educational material in Europe and the United States and appeared in feature articles for Desktop, Creative Review and Grafik Magazine.
An annoyingly eager public speaker, he has spoken at AGideas, Creative Mornings(Sydney), Analogue/Digital, Big Sound, UTS, Enmore Tafe, The University of Canberra and Billy Blue College of Design (Sydney) and has sat on the New South Wales council for AGDA.
He also once found a piece of Nutri-Grain that looked like E.T. and sold it on eBay for a thousand dollars. True story.