Speaking

An experienced speaker.

Since the start of my career I have made a number of TV appearances as a social media commentator and media analyst. I also speak at conferences, on podcasts, in online seminars and sit on panels – and even took part in the Red Bull Soapbox Race.

I have presented on stage to hundreds of people and to thousands of viewers online. Events I have spoken at include Brighton SEO, outREACH, Newsrewired, Behind Local News and the Student Publication Association’s national, regional and virtual events. I also give pitching advice to people working in PR.

Take a look below for some pictures of me in action.

  • Speaking at a workshop about growing Facebook groups at the Behind Local News Conference in Leicester
  • Appearance on Channel 5 News in a segment discussing fake news and how to spot it
  • Appearance on Channel 5 News in a segment discussing fake news and how to spot it
  • Appearance on Channel 5 News in a segment discussing fake news and how to spot it
  • Running a workshop on how to make the best use of Dataminr in the newsroom at the Newsrewired conference in London
  • Running a social media masterclass at the Student Publication Association's National Conference in York
  • Organiser at the Student Publication Association's National Conference in York (April 2019)
  • Speaking at Verve Search's outREACH conference in London, on the dos and don'ts of pitching to journalists
  • Panellist at a Q&A for Verve Search's outREACH conference in London, on how to pitch to journalists
  • Appearance at the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London as part of an all-women team
  • Appearance on the Red Bull Soapbox Race as part of an all-women team
  • Speaking on TRT, a Turkish news channel, to discuss Islamophobia
  • Appearance on an online video seminar about Covid-19, run by content agency JBH for up to 300 people
  • Presentation at the virtual Brighton SEO conference about what journalists want to see from press releases
  • Panellist at a Q&A in the virtual Brighton SEO conference, on how to land links and successfully pitch

“Sian is a purposeful and passionate public speaker whose presentations are clearly backed by strong knowledge – and are also very entertaining. There is often a lively exchange of views among audience members after her talks.

“She is also an excellent social media commentator who clearly has a lot of experience. Her arguments and opinions are always concise, she has a very clear speaking voice and is well-suited to TV.”


– Derek Johnson, ITV reporter

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