Inspiring, Educating and Motivating filmmakers, entrepreneurs and business people
Emma Wilson is a highly sought-after speaker with a natural flair for communicating with audiences
A master of the platform, her passion and enthusiasm always inspires creativity and vision.
An experienced and engaging speaker and broadcaster for BBC, ITV and Sky News.
Whether you are looking for someone to offer mentoring, teach workshops or speak at your conference,
Emma Wilson is an effective and influential communicator
Emma studied journalism at university and trained as a broadcast journalist with the BBC. She worked as a reporter for BBC Breakfast News, Watchdog, Working Lunch and then the One, Six and Nine O’clock news.
Her passion for empowering and inspiring female creatives, has seen Emma chosen to speak at The Video Show/ The Photography Show for two years running.
In 2018, she became the first Canon-recognised Videographer and is now one of their official trainers and educators. In 2019, she gave presentations on storytelling for Canon and The Video Show, using outstanding audio for Sennheiser and spoke on behalf of the ‘Women Who Photo’ campaign.
In early 2019, Emma spoke at Speak Now, a unique event designed to increase the visibility of women in their industry. The event included an ‘Ask Me Anything panel’ and an open mic Forum for the audience to gain experience and practice public speaking.
Emma presented several sessions at our show in March (The Video Show, co-located with The Photography Show), both directly for us and on behalf of Sennheiser and Canon. Emma is a pleasure to work with – full of ideas and very flexible. She’s a confident, credible and professional speaker with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field, and her talks were well-prepared and very suited to the audience. Emma took part in our inaugural Women Who Photo campaign – designed to champion the work of women in the photography and moving image industries. She was chosen to be one of 15 ambassadors, due to her career experience, eloquence and her beautiful work.
I asked Emma to present at Speak Now because I knew she had a wealth of unique experience in public speaking from her background in video journalism with the BBC. From start to finish Emma was extremely professional, she was always on form with communicating during the pre-event stage & gave a fantastic presentation that many attendees learnt a lot from. She was great at inspiring confidence in others, by sharing an honest and vulnerable account of herself, while still teaching tangible and useful skills. Some of the testimonials from the ladies who attended Speak Now included: ‘Emma was a ‘great speaker’, ‘She has given me the confidence to be braver in front of the camera’, ‘Fantastic talk by Emma, enjoyed her story’.
Listening to Emma talk about sound design was really insightful. She explained how to make audio work for the story & not just about the gear. Simply eye opening. The practicalities of how to record, what to record & how to layer it opened my eyes to how I should capture sound for film & layer it to sound natural & clear. Syntax was
a concept I’d not been able to wrap my head around before seeing Emma’s example of an edited film flowing
back & forth rather than just
I got so much out of your talks at The Video Show in Birmingham and believe your talks are appropriate and informative for those at every level of the industry. You’re obviously very well informed (know your sh*t) and I hope I can see more of your talks in the future. I enjoyed the few short films you showed and thought they really supported what you were saying. I loved how you really didn’t hold anything back and how fully you answered all the questions asked by members of the audience.
As well as filming weddings, I occasionally make videos for YouTube & published one about wedding audio a few days [before your talk at The Video Show]. It was interesting to hear your thoughts & to see gear I hadn’t considered. It was nice to listen to somebody who spoke in a very humble, down-to-earth manner. While most people at the show were nice, there were a few speakers who were keen to blow their own trumpets rather than share their knowledge and experiences on their particular presentation topic.