I recently signed an agreement with Saxton Speakers to have them represent me as my agent in speaking and sketching engagements. Having an agent means that the work that my team and I do can be promoted to a wider audience—and it opens up opportunities that may not have come about otherwise.
Our first engagement was the launch of Saxton Live at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) conference: a three-day extravaganza showcasing the best of the events industry—speakers, entertainers, and more. Being part of the event also meant I had the good fortune to meet (and sketch) some incredibly inspiring speakers, including Australian rock royalty, Kate Ceberano!
The presentations were all 10 minutes each, and were delivered back to back with no downtime. I've sketched TEDx events in the past, so I'm familiar with capturing this fast-paced format of talk, and did some preparation in advance so that I was ready to "drink from the firehose."
I'm honoured to be on the Saxton books with such a high calibre collection of speakers and performers. If you're organising an event (including a virtual conference) and looking for a professional speaker, definitely take a look through the impressive Saxton roster.
Matt is Chief Doodler at Sketch Group. He has contributed to several books on visual thinking, most recently The World of Visual Facilitation.