“Informed, Engaging and Entertaining Speaker”

Karen Skidmore is a modern day marketer, author of “Shiny Shiny: How to Stop Being a Social Media Magpie” and regularly speaks at events, business seminars and conferences.

A natural speaker, Karen is as comfortable with facilitating small groups and workshops as she is standing up delivering a key note speech to hundreds.

“Karen Skidmore is a very informed, engaging and entertaining speaker of Social Media. With overviews of LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, followed by specifics of why and how they should be utilised, Karen ably meets the needs of her target groups. She empowers businesses to move forward to the next level, warmly embracing social media and all its benefits!”
Katie Mayne, MD of TinyTalk & TinySign

Recent speaking events include:

  • The Big eCommerce Conference 2012
  • Business Mums Summit 2010 and 2011
  • Guildford Grow Business Exhibition 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • 1230 TWC National Conference 2010
  • National VA Conference 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • TinyTalk National Conference 2011
  • Wimbledon Art Studios 2012

Sharing the stage with Laura Tennison

Topics include:

  • “Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Steps to working less hours whilst earning more money”
  • “Email Newsletters Made Easy”“
  • “Social Media: Emperor’s New Clothes or Critical Marketing?”
  • “To Blog or Not to Blog”
  • “How Not to be a Social Media Magpie”


Interested in booking Karen for your next event?

Email Alexia@KarenSkidmore.com or call 01428 607745 for speaking rates and availability

“Karen has spoken at a number of business mums events for me and I’m always delighted with her motivating approach and excellent grasp of technical details which she can explain in a way that everyone can understand.”
Antonia Chitty, Organiser of Business Mums Conference
“I just wanted to say THANK YOU on behalf of everyone yesterday for your fabulous workshop. It was pitched exactly right and I definitely think there is an opportunity for a further, follow up session.”
Emma Campbell, Wimbledon Arts Studio
“I had the pleasure of seeing Karen present at the recent VA conference in Milton Keynes and I can truly say that she was excellent as an opening speaker. She has a wealth of knowledge and puts her messages across in a very understandable way that you can relate to immediately.”
Alison Murray, VA Today
“Sometimes you go through life not quite achieving what you are capable of. Then you bump into someone like Karen and she just inspires you to get off your derriére and do something you should have done yonks ago. If you get a chance to see Karen speaking (especially about blogging) do so. A million thank you’s Karen for pointing out the obvious to me ….”
Tom Evans, The Book Wright

On stage at the Guildford Means Business Exhibition May 2012