Yvonne began her career with Microsoft Australia, UK + USA training tech-support and education teams. Armed with this deep wealth of knowledge and experience, she returned home on a mission to help Australians learn to love technology. She invented the Ms Megabyte persona leading to a national media profile and best-selling book.
During her 10 year stint as Ms Megabyte, Yvonne assisted thousands of Australian’s to embrace their technology and travelled around the country and overseas as IT Reporter for the Today Show and enjoyed a long residency as columnist for Woman’s Day and Women’s Weekly. During this time, Yvonne accepted requests to speak at conferences and found it to be her absolute passion.
She eventually left the media behind to concentrate solely on speaking and consulting and has spoken to over 500 groups including NAB, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, Telstra, Schwarzkopf, Neways, LJ Hooker, Intel, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Mitchell & Partners, REIV, Austereo, Westpac, Westfield, Optus.
Yvonne is equally at home as MC of your event or delivering a keynote or workshop on Social Media or Creative Thinking.
Yvonne believes a great MC will weave the speakers together in an overall story to support your conference theme. As MC Yvonne is able to effortlessly bring the energy up in a conference-weary room and pay respect to each speaker with a well crafted, succinct introduction followed by a thoughtful short wrap-up reminding delegates of the salient points.