Speaking

I’m regularly invited to speak publicly on PR, social media & effective digital engagement strategies.

Topics I speak about are ideal for delegates at communications, government, housing and digital conferences and events.

Get in touch to request a subject area or angle, or consider the ready-made talks for 2017 below:

    • Local government social media: how to engage bored audiences
    • Everything you need to know about social media use in housing for 2017
    • Booting management bollox: why the language of public services online must change
    • How Snapchat changed the way we communicate
    • Is your organisation REALLY doing social media well? How old communications thinking is affecting the work of communications teams
    • Facebook: how to get from tumbleweed to tremendous

2017 bookings:

Community Housing Cymru Annual Conference: ‘Digital disruption – are housing associations ready?’

NIFHA Housing Management Conference: ‘How housing associations can overcome the barriers to engaging with their tenants’

LGcomms Public Sector Communications Academy: How social media is used in politics and what we can learn from the political parties

One Big Housing Conference: Are Customer expectations growing faster than we can meet them?

Wales Audit Office seminar: How different methods of engagement can help involve the citizen in public service delivery

CommsHero for tenants: ‘How to make yourself heard’

Housing Quality Network’s Rules of Engagement: ‘Effective communication for the housing sector’

2016 bookings

Community Housing Cymru annual conference: ‘What the housing sector can learn from the success of Trump and the Brexiteers’

LGComms Back to Basics Seminar: ‘How to pick the right channel for your audience’

The Guardian’s Digital Public Services event: ‘The Motown lover’s guide to online public services – What’s Going On? in your digital strategy’ plus a secret social media workshop

CIPR Closing The Gap, Annual Internal Communication Conference: ‘Gaps bridged and created by social media’

Commshero – London, Cardiff and Manchester events: ‘Lucky accidents and magnificent failures – 10 lessons on how to love your work’

DigiSkills Cymru’s Digital Public Service Workforce Conference: keynote – ‘How digital communications will change how public services operate’, plus workshops on being a social organisation.

Guest on BBC Politics Show to share insights about politicians’ use of social media, ahead of the 2016 elections.

Social media speaker femalePrevious engagements included:

  • October 2015 – Speaker at the CIH South East Practitioners’ Conference, Brighton
  • June 2015 – Speaker at NATO conference in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • April 2015 – Expert guest on The Sharp End Election Debate show, ITV Cymru Wales (see below)
  • March 2015 – Lecture on technology in housing, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • March 2015 – Speaker at LG Comms Internal Communications conference, Stoke
  • February 2015 – Lecture on social media failure, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales
  • February 2015 – Speaker at ‘Don’t Be Unlucky in Marketing’ conference, Liverpool

Sharp End with Helen Reynolds from ITV Wales on Vimeo.

    • The Consultation Institute & Public Health Wales Effective Use of Social Media Conference, Cardiff
    • Motor Industry Public Affairs Association’s 2013 PR Masterclass: Driving for Good, London
    • Community Housing Cymru‟s Resources Conference 2013, Llandrindod Wells
    • Northern Housing Consortium’s OnlinHousing local government social media talke Engagement & Social Media Conference, Manchester
    • CIH Cymru’s Housing Goes Digital…Welcome to the Global Village, Cardiff
    • Guest lecture for journalism & media studies students at University of South Wales: Social Media, Journalism & Your Career’, Cardiff
    • Care & Repair Cymru’s Annual 2013 Conference, Wrexham
    • Software Alliance’s International Women’s Day: Mostly Women Doing Digital Conference, Swansea
    • Participation Cymru’s 2013 All Wales Engagement Network, Llandrindod Wells

Get in touch by email on helen@socialforthepeople.com or on Twitter @HelReynolds or @socialforpeople.

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