Speaking | Performance

I have developed and presented science demonstrations, stage shows, workshops, talks and planetarium shows throughout my career. Ever since my very first presentations in a mobile planetarium back in 2003. I have presented at international conferences and created live visuals for musicians.

Panel Discussion (IMERSA)

Panel Discussion (IMERSA)

Audience Interaction

Audience Interaction

From the ease and delight of a KS2 space presentation to the mental martial art of bringing 140 stroppy teens on side, or the freedom to use more elegant language with educated adults - every audience is different and that's what keeps it interesting. I have led conference panels, sung Twinkle Twinkle with toddlers, addressed dignitaries, managed thousands of on-stage volunteers, and I hope left every member of every audience feeling that they were part of something special.

It's about gaining trust; helping people relax by giving them confidence that you are in control. It's about showing you have respect for each individual in the audience, and layering information so that you can make everyone feel this talk is for them. To introduce the basics so as not to patronise those who are already familiar with the topic, while sprinkling advanced tidbits in a way that doesn't make anyone feel lost or stupid. To keep the main objectives in mind. And above all to demonstrate true passion for the topic, because what is more engaging that someone who has real enthusiasm and is excited to share their passion with you?

Planetarium shows

Planetarium shows

It is an enormous priviledge to be able to share ideas and information with people. Imagine how it feels to realise for the very first time that the Sun is a star ... And yet so many presenters rush past this moment. Remember always, there may be somebody who reacts with the incredulous amazement that accompanies a change in their understanding of the whole of reality and their place in the Universe. This is life-changing stuff. 

The star of the evening was Jenny who enthralled us with a wonderful demonstration of inter-galactic travel in the planetarium. Her flowing dialogue and mastery of the control of the planetarium software was simply brilliant! after she has answered questions I proposed a vote of thanks and our members applauded her at the time but I would be grateful for your reinforcement of our appreciation of the wonderful demonstration that she gave to us.
— Rotary Club
The planetarium session was amazing - what a talented young lady. Our children were enthralled - even those who can sometimes be little pickles!
— St James School, Elstead
The Flight Through the Universe was amazing and Jenny’s knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious. Her presentation was universally praised and I think there may well be some guests who would like to return for a second helping. She is so knowledgeable and her spontaneity and up to date information was a real treat.
— Home-Start Winchester and Districts
Just a note to say I was hugely impressed by your demo show this morning – it brought me back to my previous love of astronomy and the mind-blowing distances involved. Your passion and wonder made a big impact on your sometimes jaded audience, and you’ll have done the Centre a power of good.
— Corporate customer
I had the pleasure of working with Jenny back in June this year, where she curated the visuals for our performance of Holst’s The Planets, arranged for 1 piano, 4 hands. I was immediately impressed by her enthusiasm for the project, and how well she understood the concept that were intending to deliver to the audience. She is extremely easy and enjoyable to work with, and we felt strongly that she became a third member of our ensemble during this performance. We do hope to collaborate her again sometime in the future!
— Robert Hunter, 2017