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Book me to as a conference speaker or to comment on social media issues

I find being a conference speaker really exciting, and 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 events, and also public service, housing and digital conferences and events.

I’m also really happy to appear on TV and radio to give my unique take on topical social media and communications issues.

It’s safe to say that @HelReynolds is one of the most warm and engaging hosts I’ve seen at a conference #commsconf18

— Christine Townsend (@christinetwnsnd) June 12, 2018

5 years ago @Helreynolds gave a lecture at @UniSouthWales while I was an eager young #Journo student. Now I’m in #communications for the #NHS she’s passing on more of her expertise #CommsConf18

— Michael Amatt (@Michael_Amatt) June 12, 2018

Loved @HelReynolds talk on social media, im raring to embrace the change! #closingthegap16

— Ashleigh Kingham (@Ashywoowoo) October 4, 2016

Great talk from @HelReynolds on how social media encourages more conversations with customers. Loved the irregular choice shoes too

— Leanne Rowlands (@LeaRowNCC) November 19, 2014

Get in touch to request a subject area or angle, or consider the ready-made talks for 2020 below:

1. Everything we want to say about communications but won’t – the true challenges of working in comms

2. Five unusual but powerful ways to boost your comms creativity

3. Managing stress and mental health in a busy comms environment

4. Does our communications have psychopathic tendencies? How to put the social back in your social media

5. Facebook engagement: how to get from tumbleweed to tremendous 

2017 Conference Speaker bookings:

Solent Communications Conference: How to create social media content that resonates with your audience

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 Conference Speaker and TV 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.

📺 Sunday Politics:<@velivingston 👦 🏻@roger_scully 👩 🏼@HelReynolds

⏰ 11am, @BBCOne Wales

— BBC Wales (@BBCWales) May 1, 2016

Social media speaker femalePrevious Conference Speaker and TV 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 Onlinconference speaker femalee 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,​ or on Twitter @HelReynolds or @socialforpeople.