Helen Jonsen has decades of experience as a broadcast journalist and takes those same talents to the stage whether as an event host, an inspirational speaker, or workshop leader. She loves live interaction and gets the best out of an audience, including well-timed laughs. Her interview skills make her a perfect moderator, keeping a panel on topic and interesting to the audience.
Here’s Helen hosting an introduction to workingmother.com to a luncheon crowd of more than 300.
The following are some topics Helen brings to organizations:
Social Media and You
It feels like a whole new world but it’s just words and how you use them with new tools. Helen gives communications tips and advice as well as a skilled hand at engaging the audience in engaging media.
Be the Brand: You are the Ambassador.
From the top tier in any company to the everyday folks who do the work, from small business personnel, to non-profits who rely on small staffs and groups of volunteers to get the work done, Helen turns everyone in the room into a brand ambassador and empowers them with pride and tools to communicate what their brand is and why you should want to buy, donate or join them!
For Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Community in the New York suburbs, a community that serves 34,000 girls: event keynote and host for multiple corporate fundraising events and given a series of talks and workshops for staff and volunteers.
“Helen developed and presented a program to our staff to engage and empower them to be stronger spokespeople and better communicators for our organization. By sharing her skills and talents…combined with some humor and passionate experiences, she was able to make a difficult subject easy to understand. Her presentation skills are outstanding and I would recommend her to anyone.”
–Sue Dishart, VP Fund Development, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, formerly with Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.
Networking or Communicating: It’s all the Same
As a professional communicator and a self-branded social media maven, Helen can help individuals hone their skills in 5 minutes or 50. Every introduction is an opportunity. How to be prepared when it happens.
Families living through a crisis is a touchy subject, but Helen can lead groups through communicating around families in need, keeping memories precious and alive and so much more. She does it with personal knowledge, commitment and humor.
Helen was the keynote speaker at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Childhood Cancer Symposium 2010, reminding families of cancer patients to find ways to capture and cherish their moments together.
Working Mother Media Conferences and Events
Helen has been a panel moderator and main stage host for a number of conferences on work-life leadership and training, keeping the topics lively and the room humming.
See above luncheon presentation to engage 200 human resource professionals and engage them in the workingmother.com of which Helen was the site director and editor. (October 2011)
Executive Women’s Conference, created by the New York Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
Helen has been a recurrent guest panelist and moderator for the Chamber’s premier conference in both New York and Stockholm, Sweden in 2010, 2011 and 2012. (SACC-NY). Among her panelists, Deloitte Chairman Sharon Allen and Swedish Public Television (SVT) CEO Eva Hamilton.
Panel Topics: Burning to be the Best (careers), The New Media Landscape and more.
Forbes Women’s Conference (2008)
Helen hosted an A-list panel of corporate women executives on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility, including Hearst’s Cathie Black, Cisco’s Molly Tchang.