Public Speaking

Every presentation is hand-crafted for the event

About lisette

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Her talks are fun, well-rehearsed and filled with stories of remote teams doing great things plus actionable advice for cultivating camaraderie, agility, and collaboration… remotely!

Upcoming Presentations

DATE
TOPIC
PATRON
LOCATION
15 July 2020 Working remotely successfully Agile Africa Online
16 July 2020 Working remotely successfully CrossKnowledge Online
9-10 Nov 2020 Working remotely successfully FlowCon France Online
19-20 Nov 2020 Remote working: the new normal Management 3.0 Online
25-26 Nov 2020 Reinventing the way we work Agile Grenoble Grenoble, France
3-4 Dec 2020 How to be a high performing distributed agile team Tools4AgileTeams Wiesbaden, Germany

To view all past speaking events, click here

TEDx Kaunas

Lisette Sutherland / 19 November 2017

“Remote workers aren’t trying to escape doing work. We’re trying to escape the Day Prison.

We want to use technology to make better use of our time. We want to spend more time on things that matter to us and less time stuck in traffic.”

—Lisette Sutherland

SPEAKING TOPICS

Popular topics include:
  • How to be a high-performing virtual team
  • Modern leadership in the virtual world
  • Stories of remote teams doing great things
  • Why flexible working makes your company more attractive
  • How remote teams build trust and camaraderie
  • What you get when you get remote work right
  • Becoming a remote first organization

SPEAKING RATES

  • Virtual – €495 (max 1.5 hrs)
  • Netherlands – €795
  • Europe – €1695
  • North America – €2295
  • South America – €2095
  • Australia – €2495
  • Asia & Africa – €1995

SPEAKING FAQ

What is your speaking fee?

I use different fees in different countries. See above for the rates. I will waive the fee if you organize a Work Together Anywhere workshop (online, in person, or hybrid) with 8 or more attendees (€495/person).

Do you charge travel expenses?

My travel expenses are included in my speaking fee.

Do you want us to book your hotel or flights?

No, but thank you for offering. My travel schedule is usually very complicated (a simple return ticket is a rare event for me) and I prefer to book everything myself.

What if we can’t pay your speaking fee?

If you are unable to pay the fee, I am happy to send you some free remote working resources that you can promote to your participants. Simply email me for the options.

Can we order your books to sell at our event?

Yes, you may order my books directly through me. Simply send me an email.

Will you help us promote our event?

Absolutely! I add all public events to my speaking calendar and I promote them on my newsletter and via social media.

Will you make your slides available after the talk?

I am happy to. Just let me know where to send them.

Can we film your talk?

Yes, please! And send me the link too. But please note: My talks engage the audience and I move around a lot – so you need to be prepared to film that.

Please use our computer…

I insist that I use my own computer for my presentation. My slides are professionally designed with special fonts, graphics and videos – and optimized for my laptop. When I use other computers, something ALWAYS goes wrong. I have connectors for every system.

Can you send your presentation before the event?

I always change presentations the day or night before an event. Any presentation that I send earlier will not be up-to-date anymore when I go on stage. Last but not least, I know my presentations work fine on my computer. Other computers usually don’t have the correct fonts, the correct software, etc. As the creator of my presentations, I am the only one who can see if all slides look exactly as they should.

About speakers gifts…

I love and appreciate them, of course. However, I travel very light (think backpack). Giving me something that is heavy, delicate, or can’t go through security at the airport will usually (sadly) end up being given away. Though I have made a number of random people on the street happy with big bouquets of flowers.