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Taking AIME with Saxton Speakers

Matthew Magain Chief Doodler
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I recently signed an agreement withSaxton Speakersto 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!



Anne McKevitt: The Power of You


Chris Riddell: Top Trends 2020


Holly Somerville Knott: Slam Poet


Zoë Condliffe: Why Your Story Matters


Justin Dry: Mastering Leadership


Kate Ceberano: Be Brave

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

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