You need an engaging virtual event speaker / workshop presenter and a unique topic!
Hiring the virtual event speaker or workshop host can make or break your event!

As the corporate event planner and person responsible for curing the best virtual workshop, you know that online content and delivery requires a different kind of event speaker. Finding a quality presenter and selecting the best online workshop can transform virtual events into an unforgettable experience
People are hungry for engagement, support and inspiration. You need a passionate, enthusiastic speaker that brings that extra energy and promotes audience participation to maintain attention.
As virtual events become more popular, make yours stand out. Provide your attendees with a unique and exciting smartphone photography session that no one else is offering.

I work with HR teams, people managers, people, culture and engagement professionals, learning and development officers, and industry groups delivering continuous professional development,  virtual conference organisers, and more.

Why host an online smartphone photography workshop for your team?

Finding a new, exciting and engaging workshop experience to engage your staff and team in the workplace or clients is difficult. They all have a smartphone and take photos in their personal (and potentially business) life.

A smartphone photography workshop is inclusive and appeals to your diverse workplace. Everyone loves learning to take better mobile photos, as it brings us joy... whether that be recording special experiences, travel or even relaxing in our garden.

The benefits of a quality mobile photography workshop include; improving teamwork and morale, employee engagement, staff retention, developing a learning culture, breaking isolation and removing silos in the workplace.

Thanks to Zoom, I can join your team remotely or in-person in Melbourne, Australia.

Topics that I cover:

In addition to delivering a standard informative and engaging workshop, we can also tailor content specific to address any capability gap and meet your training objectives and outcomes. Topics generally covered include:

  • Hidden features on your smartphone camera;
  • Smartphone photography capture techniques;
  • Photographic intention, storytelling and composition;
  • Photo editing apps and techniques
Online smartphone photography workshop options
Option 1: Single 45-90 minutes session - fast and fun
A single hosted session can be between 45-min and up to 2 hours.
Unleash your smartphone cameras full potential and enhance your photography skills. Learn to see, capture and edit your best photos in this single online workshop.
Topics include; secret camera features, capture techniques, photo intention/storytelling, composition (framing the photo) and my 6-step photo editing​ process to dramatically improve any of your favourite photos. 
Each participant receives this workbook 
Option 2: Double session including a photo competition!
A double workshop with a photo contest is like team building in stealth! Everyone is encouraged to upload photos for themes such as vacation or the area that they live. This provides an insight into each others' interests, hobbies in a safe, secure and voluntary way.
Session 1: Mobile photography workshop and photo competition introduction
Unlock the hidden secrets to get the most out of your existing smartphone. You will learn photo capture techniques and powerful tricks to frame the photo. You will start feeling like an intentional, storytelling photographer!
Session 2: Announce the competition winner and mobile photo editing workshop
We can work together to determine a suitable prize. Your staff will receive live feedback on their photos - discussing intention, composition and editing. This will lead into a mobile photo editing demonstration before a wrap up Q&A session.
** We can set up a dedicated web page for your photo competition with the photo upload option and workbook download links - sample page here. As your staff upload photos, you will have separate folder access to view their photos.
Option 3: Workplace outcome-specific training session(s)
Does your team take photos as a regular part of their job role - record-keeping, evidence or communication? 
Do your staff take photos for your social media accounts or record business events?
Whatever your specific goals, I have a Diploma in Training Design and Development and would love to help. Previous clients have included industry groups in marketing, tourism, real estate management, agriculture, engineers, research and development, automotive, hospitality, retail and even nursing.
What to expect when you contact me

After your consideration – please hit the below 'Email Mike here' button. We will have an initial discussion to understand your needs. I will create content specific to your audience.

Depending on your event's needs, presentations can be delivered live-streamed or pre-recorded with a live Q&A at the end. Each participant will also receive my eBook as a follow-up resource so they can enjoy the virtual workshop without needing to write notes. 

My goal is to best fit in with your overall event, make your job easier by meeting your objectives and have your attendees talking about the workshop you arranged long after the event.
What clients have to say
"My name is Connie and I live in Colorado. I hired Mike James to present to a team of 370 people across the United States. He was very accommodating and easy to work with. We all took something away from our 60-minute lesson and will be taking more meaningful, vibrant pictures as well as editing the ones we've taken previously. It's amazing how he conveyed his eye for good pictures and made us better at photography in such a short time. I highly recommend him. Thanks Mike!"
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"Our team takes lots of iPhone photos as part of agricultural extension work. Mike ran a great session that had everyone engaged and we all learned about some great tips and apps that we've been using since to improve the photos we post in our communications work."
- Graeme, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

"We arranged smartphone photography training with Mike for tourism businesses, which truly delivered on our goal of giving people simple tips and tools to help them capture more engaging professional photos using their phone."
- Ebony, Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism

"The universal applicability of photos in business and Mikes' interactive, engaging style results in large workshop attendances. His workshops save our customers time and frustration, by giving them practical tips to implement straight away. Mike's presentations are dynamic and captivate the audience, who are just amazed and excited by what they can achieve on a mobile phone camera."
- Liz, Small Business Smart Business
About the facilitator - Mike James
The training is delivered by Mike James, one of Australia's most dynamic and sought after speakers and trainers in the field of mobile photography. Mike has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to be able to deliver an extraordinary value, in an engaged and intelligent way. His passion comes from being on a mission to help you become more photography literate, priding himself on avoiding technical jargon – leaving you and your staff educated, inspired and ready to create stunning images.
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