Yvonne began her career with Microsoft in Sydney, before travelling the world with the software giant. Returning to Australia she created the Ms Megabyte persona leading to a national media profile and a best- selling book teaching everyday Australians to love technology. Yvonne soon received invitations to speak and MC at corporate events with traditionally male-skewed speaker programs. She has since worked across a wide industry base including government, education, enterprise, small business, industry, marketing and tech. Famous for working closely with event teams, Yvonne offers innovative ideas where needed across the agenda, speakers, delegate experience, sponsor & exhibitor value, venues, theme, messaging and marketing.
As a pioneer in tech education in Australia, Yvonne is frequently requested as a guest speaker and MC for corporate events. Working so closely with event teams, she brings a diverse, rich and abundant well of knowledge back into her presentations.
A successful speaking and business consulting career has continued, driven by demand for Yvonne’s expertise, fresh thinking and get-up-and-go!
Recognising a gap in the market for small business owners without resources to appoint agencies and consultants, Yvonne founded start-up Spruikable.com - providing custom digital marketing strategy & action plans which educate business owners and their teams as they execute.
Yvonne is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional, Professional Speakers Association) - the highest designation for Speakers, and recognised globally and is a volunteer for Code Club Org - a global movement to #getkidscoding.
Australia’s largest organisations have entrusted Yvonne with their conferences and events for many years and she's worked with over 500 groups including NAB, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, realestate.com.au, Telstra, Schwarzkopf, Neways, LJ Hooker, Intel, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Mitchell & Partners, REIV, Austereo, Westpac, Westfield, Optus, Victorian Tourism, Victoria Racing Club, Federal Government
Yvonne believes everyone has unlimited ability to think creatively about everyday challenges, and she is on a mission to show people how to unleash those hidden talents.
Creative Thinking / Brainstorming
Creative Thinking / Brainstorming
She calls it a ‘friendly poke in the eye’.
Every conference or gathering aims to stimulate, educate and inspire new ways of thinking. So why not harness this energy by holding an “Ideas Summit” at your event? In this fun and practical think tank, Yvonne will facilitate a powerful idea-sparking process, using the participant’s actual business challenges to help them generate mountains of ideas. What follows is a practical system for evaluating the best ideas, then creating a one-page implementation process to ensure the ideas are swiftly brought to life back at the office. This is a great way to ensure that all the inspiration you have worked hard to create at your event is captured, also that the best ideas are discovered and acted upon.
Key learnings include:
- A systematic, fresh and simple way to approach idea generation
- Useful method for identifying the challenge
- Effective activities to generate sophisticated ideas
- A practical system for evaluating the best ideas
- Most importantly, the creation of a one-page action & implementation plan to ensure the ideas are swiftly brought to life back at the office.
To improve employee engagement and productivity.
Tapping into the joy and curiosity we get when we do something for the very first time, Yvonne challenges delegates to SWITCH just one element in a task which needs a fresh result. This is an inspirational keynote which sparks vital inclination in delegates to take action and revamp how they ‘DO’.
Key learnings include:
- Inspiring, relatable stories of success, where one small change made a huge difference
- Identifying areas for business improvement
- Applying fresh, creative thinking techniques to generate a SWITCH
- Tools for teamwork and collaboration
A wonderfully entertaining speech. Friendly and cheeky... with relevant and informative stories - a crucial component for keeping audiences captivated. Valuable IT hints and tips that will t ... keep readingake these bright young things very far indeed. Ms Megabyte is now Monash University's draw card for the annual event. Monash University
Your presentation was informative, vibrant and funny. The tips within your talk had people calling me the next day letting me know how handy they were and others wanted to pass on that they had cleared out their email inbox as you instructed! You were excellent and I would definitely consider you for events that I organise in the future.
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for an absolutely fantastic key note speech at our breakfast! I have received quite allot of feedback - everyone thought you were great! May see the sales in Women's Day increase as a result!!
Just a short note to thank you for your presentation. We found your presentation to be both insightful and entertaining. It captivated the audience for a full two hours, and this clearly shows the value of the presentation. Your individual style and sense of theatre captured everyone’s attention and we were all ‘shortcut’ experts the next day.
Thank you for helping to make our ‘CyberDay’ such a great success. Your up-beat tutorials were both entertaining and informative, and we received a great deal of highly positive feedback from all participants on the day.
After the previous night’s activities, it was excellent to get everyone back up to speed and ‘Wake ‘em up with Ms Megabyte! I would highly recommend a similar seminar to start off the day next year.
Our Rotary Club felt a breath of fresh air as vivacious and colourful Ms Megabyte traced the rapid movement in computers from the electric typewriter to current technology. Whilst relating many amusing anecdotes about customers and their learning experiences we were being constantly reassured that computer literacy is available to us all if we find the courage and confidence to make a start.
Dynamic, inspirational do not begin to describe Ms Megabyte. Her flaming hair is only a minute indication of the determination oozing from her every pore. Our members felt privileged to meet Ms Megabyte and witness ‘success’ in the happening. She is a very entertaining guest speaker who is living The Dream - if you have the Talent, Drive and Determination, anything is possible.
It was a great pleasure to work with you and we were delighted with the response on the Evaluation form of the reaction our delegates had to you, our MC for our Annual Conference. Your rating was one of Excellence.
Thank you Ms Megabyte, for your wonderful performance at the opening celebrations of the Hume Global Learning Centre. We were thrilled with your MC work and IT demonstrations. The evening was a great success.