Presentations, Workshops, and Webinars

General Information

Presenting my "Client Interactions and Management" session at the EFA Conference 2023.

If you’ve ever booked a speaker for your conference, webinar, class, etc., you know it can be a pleasant find when the speaker is both engaging and informative.

As a former teacher, named the best English teacher my principal had ever seen, I know how to organize and clearly present informative material. This is the most important part of an effective presentation.

But even when a presentation is informative and conference goers, webinar listeners, and students learn a lot, they may complain that some speakers are boring.

Well, I’ve got that covered too. As a “theatre geek” in elementary through high school and a participant and winner in impromptu and original oratory competitions for speech and debate, I mean it when I say I can bring the energy and the fun to any topic.

To learn more about my personality, go here.

Speaking Services

Topics for these services are listed in the next section

My credentials

  • Presented two online webinars for professional organizations (one for authors and one for editors)
  • Given five in-person presentations and one online presentation for editor and writer conferences
  • Featured guest interviewee on an author's YouTube channel
  • Presented at a chapter meeting for editors.
  • Took every public speaking course available at my college and audited the same course from various teachers to learn all I could.
  • Taught English for eight years

Why I offer this service

While I love editing and running my own business, I miss the public speaking and helping people learn aspects of a teaching job. (I was an English teacher before this).

At my core, I am passionate about helping people learn and improve their life.

So I am pleased to offer speaking services (new service as of 2023) for my business, Beacon Point LLC.

Where I'll Be in 2024

February: Featured guest interviewee on The Writer’s Factory YouTube Channel

March 15: Online presentation for Writer’s Workout Conference

April 4: Presenting at the ACES 2024 conference in San Diego

April 8: Online presentation for EFA Mountain West Chapter

Presentations and Workshops

These can be given in person or online. If you have a topic that isn’t listed here, feel free to contact me and see if it is a topic I feel I can address. 

Topics for Editors

  • Fine-Tuning Your Editorial Process (presentation or workshop)
  • Effective Website Content That Sells You (presentation)
  • Client Interactions and Management (presentation)
  • Tracking Key Metrics for Business Growth and Productivity (workshop)
  • Seamless Financial Management (presentation or workshop)
  • Revamping Your Website to Land More Clients (workshop)
  • Tracking Editorial Projects from Start to Finish (presentation)
  • Set and Raise Rates (workshop)

Topics for Authors

  • What to Expect from the Editing Process (presentation or workshop)
  • The Beauty of Beats and Free Indirect Speech (presentation or workshop)
  • Embrace Every Stage of Your Publishing Journey (presentation)
  • Revealing Character Interiority (presentation or workshop)
  • Strategies to Improve Word Choice (presentation or workshop)
  • Strategies to Improve Sentence Structure (presentation or workshop)
  • Effective Dialogue Structure: It's All about Dem Beats and Tags (presentation or workshop)

Featured Testimonials

See all testimonials for speaking engagements on the bottom of this page.

Katie is a tech-savvy, polished presenter. I was only able to make it to one of her sessions, but I immediately wished I had been at the others. She was thorough and provided a ton of resources. Her physical handouts were relevant (and not redundant, as can sometimes be the case!) The information in her slides was also dynamic and presented well—she wasn't just reading stuff the audience could themselves read. It was evident that she was prepared and that she cared about the topic. She was also thoughtful in answering questions at the end. Sign me up for the next one!

This presentation was a genuine wow factor for me. I already have a website, but was amazed at the information I did not know, and the way it should be laid out on screen for viewers. Katie was an amazing presenter and made the class not feel like a class. I really wish her class could have gone longer as the information she provided was invaluable. Thank you, and I look forward to more classes from you!

Interested? Request a Consultation Call

To see if we’re a good fit, I need to gather some information about your needs. Then if I am available and interested, I will schedule a 30-minute consultation call that includes a discussion of the topic, expectations, and rate. 

Webinars

I give webinars in two ways: (1) create the webinar and give you the video file to put on your website (you can opt for regular or exclusive access) or (2) be a guest speaker on a webinar hosted by your company. 

If you have a topic that isn’t listed here, feel free to contact me and see if it is a topic I feel I can address. 

 

Topics for Editors

  • Fine-Tuning Your Editorial Process
  • Effective Website Content That Sells You
  • Use Email Templates like a Pro
  • Branding for Your Business
  • Intentional Time Management
  • Seamless Financial Management
  • Tracking Key Metrics for Business Productivity and Growth
  • Set and Raise Rates
  • How to Schedule Multiple Projects at the Same Time

Topics for Authors

  • Dealing with a Heavily Edited Manuscript with Ease
  • Four Levels of Editing and Their Pricing Explained
  • Do I Really Need Professional Editing?
  • 10 Realistic Expectations for Working with an Editor
  • The Beauty of Beats and Free Indirect Speech
  • What to Expect from the Editing Process
  • Revealing Character Interioirty
  • Embrace Every Stage of Your Publishing Journey
  • Strategies to Improve Word Choice
  • Strategies to Improve Sentence Structure
  • Effective Dialogue Structure: It's All about Dem Beats and Tags

Featured Testimonials

See all testimonials for speaking engagements on the bottom of this page.

It was incredibly thorough and the presenter was very clear, organized, and just overall impressive both in her presentation and in the work (tracking) she is doing. Also she was very generous. I enjoyed envisioning all the different administrative aspects that I could learn to track to improve my work as a freelancer.

Interested? Request a Consultation Call

To see if we’re a good fit, I need to gather some information about your needs. Then if I am available and interested, I will schedule a 30-minute consultation call that includes a discussion of the topic, expectations, and rate. 

Testimonials

Katie Chambers is a wonderful presenter, lively, funny, and engaging. In this session Katie shared her processes for template emails, e-mail management, client intake, data and systems, and client management.

James Gallagher

Katie provided a very helpful overview of how she manages her client relations. She described her process very effectively and gave the audience the resources they need to get them started on managing their own client relations. This presentation was well worth the time!

Leah Boyer
Client Interactions & Management Presentation

I work on my own, and I have my own way of doing things (some deliberate, some just happened along the way). It is very helpful to see how someone else handles work flow, troubleshoots issues we all have, talks about what works (and doesn’t). I thought this was a great subject that got me to rethink some of what I do and take it to the next level. Great for people starting out, too. Katie was generous with the details, and I appreciate the time/effort she saved me by making the necessary tasks more efficient. Thank you! Webinars like this one are what keep me happily renewing membership and recommending EFA to new editors and my colleagues.

Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Tracking metrics webinar

The content was engaging and I liked the pace at which the presenter presented with. The information was valuable and I enjoyed having a deeper look at a piece of creating literature that I encounter all of the time. One way to make this more engaging would be to have some practice prompts at the beginning and end to see the viewers practice what the presenter was explaining and to view their progress before and after the class. Wonderful job overall!

Katelin Ralenkotter
Beauty of Beats and Free Indirect Speech

This webinar was easily the best I’ve seen OR read on the topic. EFA has a booket I’ve just voted to retire that pales in comparison to the information shared here.

Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Tracking metrics webinar

Katie’s presentation on client interactions and management was excellent. She covered a lot of ground in a down-to-earth and engaging way. The four pages of notes I took and the handouts I downloaded afterward provided a solid base for reworking and improving my processes for onboarding, working with, and following up with clients. There was a good balance between high level objectives and detailed examples, which was helpful for applying the ideas to my own business.

Angie McCauley
Client Interactions & Management Presentation

Katie ran an amazing workshop on revamping websites. Not only was she giving critical information, but she also helped apply her teachings as she assisted and critiqued each person around the room. Her upbeat attitude kept my excitement going the entire time, even during the stretches of individual work. Katie certainly knows what she’s talking about, and her help and guidance were invaluable to my website.

Jeanette Smith
Revamping Website Workshop

Getting my first website made has been on the to-do list for a while, and I’ve been researching the topic a lot. So while little that Katie shared was new to me, it was still interesting, and the examples and little side comments were invaluable.

Helen Cook
Effective Website Content Presentation

Presenter was full of energy and easy going, and she gave practical advice.

Anonymous, submitted in a batch from ACES conference
Effective Website Content That Sells You

Katie is a tech-savvy, polished presenter. I was only able to make it to one of her sessions, but I immediately wished I had been at the others. She was thorough and provided a ton of resources. Her physical handouts were relevant (and not redundant, as can sometimes be the case!) The information in her slides was also dynamic and presented well—she wasn’t just reading stuff the audience could themselves read. It was evident that she was prepared and that she cared about the topic. She was also thoughtful in answering questions at the end. Sign me up for the next one!

Amy Carbo
Client Interactions & Management Presentation

I hadn’t planned on attending this session (doors had closed on the other ones) but found it surprisingly informative. Speaker was dynamic and knew her stuff. I liked that she moved around and didn’t just stand behind a podium. Well done!

Anonymous, submitted in a batch from ACES conference
Effective Website Content That Sells You

The speaker had great energy, and a good sense of humour. Her presentation style was personable and relaxed while remaining professional. I would attend other sessions by this presenter.

Anonymous, submitted in a batch from ACES conference
Effective Website Content That Sells You

This presentation was a genuine wow factor for me. I already have a website, but was amazed at the information I did not know, and the way it should be laid out on screen for viewers. Katie was an amazing presenter and made the class not feel like a class. I really wish her class could have gone longer as the information she provided was invaluable.

Thank you, and I look forward to more classes from you!

Cheryl Maddox
Effective Website Content Presentation

I love your energy! Your love for what you do shines through. I wish we had more time just to continue to learn more from you. Thank you!

Stephanie Wheeless
Effective Website Content Presentation

I walked away with six pages of notes and a pain in my stomach from laughing so hard. Katie is funny and knowledgeable.

Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Client interactions and management presentation
Amazing information!!! It actually went above my expectations.I loved the clarity, the tools, and the prospect of making a difficult task doable.
Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Tracking metrics webinar

Speaker provided specific examples and tips that are not common advice, and they are so applicable. Thank you!

Anonymous, submitted in a batch from ACES conference
Effective Website Content That Sells You

For the most part Katie did a great job. My only problem is that sometimes she jumped so quickly from screen to screen that I couldn’t keep up with what she was demonstrating and how she got from one place to another.

Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Tracking metrics webinar

It was incredibly thorough and the presenter was very clear, organized, and just overall impressive both in her presentation and in the work (tracking) she is doing. Also she was very generous. I enjoyed envisioning all the different administrative aspects that I could learn to track to improve my work as a freelancer.

Anonymous. Submitted in batch from EFA
Tracking metrics webinar

Katie gave a solid presentation with various perspectives, so you can really see ways to develop your own path. Good inspiration!

Judy Brody
Effective Website Content Presentation

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