Talks & Lectures - mickyates
Institute of Customer Services Annual Conference,25/2/14,London

Mick is an experienced and dynamic public speaker and lecturer

He has been a keynote speaker in business for three decades, speaking on 4 continents. Mick also lectures in his role as Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds (Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied) since 2010.

In the photography arena, Mick's interest and expertise areas are photographic ethics, documentary (including street) and narrative. Recent talks and lectures have also built on his ongoing project in Cambodia.

His approach is always participative, and Mick treats each event as a collaborative learning opportunity both for the audience and himself.


Recent photography talks and lectures

Contemporary Documentary - University of Leeds, MA Media & Communication students. October 2019

Unfinished Stories of Cambodia - Frome Wessex Camera Club, members. October 2019

A Prayer from Hell - PhotoBath, members. March 2019

A Prayer from Hell - Bath Photographic Club, members. January 2019

Unfinished Stories of Cambodia - Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, public. December 2018

Unfinished Stories of Cambodia - Royal Photographic Society, South West members. June 2018

Road Trips - PhotoBath, members. February 2018

Iconic Photographs - PhotoBath, members. November 2017


A selection of feedback

'Thanks for the charismatic lecture. The students thoroughly enjoyed your comprehensive talk'.

'I have to say a big thank you to you for giving such a thought provoking talk to the club, it was very moving and certainly affected me emotionally and others who attended I’m sure. We had a full hall all evening which in itself is a first as many go home at half time!' 

'Thank you for the talk yesterday - stimulating and disturbing!'

'Mick’s presentations are very well crafted. He delivers them with élan .. very simple language, humorous at points to keep the audience engaged and integrates materials from many sources remarkably. He is perceptive of his audience reactions and able to appropriately attend to their needs'.

'In our events, Mick is invariably the guy who brings up the vital angle no one else in the conversation has raised. He uniquely connects the deep, driving issues to the practical aspects of  human behavior. And he can do this in terms a group can readily embrace'.

'What I particularly appreciate in your sessions is your ability to translate your personal experience into insights; insights that are relevant for us to use, to learn from and to live by. This experience base is rare to come by in any one individual – it’s global in reach and includes the highs and lows of working in not only in major multinationals but also with small enterprises whose mission is to improve the human condition. So when you talk about what “global” really means, it’s a blend of theory and practice, based on an incredibly rich personal experience base. It’s credible. It’s real'.

'Mick is a very engaging speaker and has a unique blend of substance and dry humor that holds the attention of even very large audiences'.


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