Speaking & Presenting

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@SuchandrikaC | LinkedIn | suchandrika@gmail.com 

I’m an experienced public speaker, presenter, moderator and panel member.

Areas of expertise: arts, culture, the media industry, journalism, writing podcasting, audio, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, feminism, training / coaching adults, especially in the workplace, freelancing, portfolio careers, mentoring, grief

Here’s what I’ve learned from being an in-demand presenter and public speaker

My audio work

My video work

Coming up…

Let’s wait and see what happens with Coronavirus…!

Recent gigs

May 2020: The lockdown has changed how speaking gigs and live events work… here’s my talk for the Rise and Shine Audio online podcast festival, on presenting:


March 2020: Live episode of Freelance Pod at Sheffield Hallam University’s creative careers event, SHU Pathways

I’ve been getting into stand-up recently… for more, and to see the set the picture below i taken from, hop on over to the Comedy tab!

January 2020: Hosting the Comedy Producers panel for Rise and Shine Audio at Kings Place, London

November 2019: I moderated the ‘Grow your audience by hosting a live podcast recording’ workshop at the next news:rewired conference at Reuters, London.

@SuchandrikaCLinkedIn | suchandrika@gmail.com 

November 2019: Presenting the ‘Producer Bingo’ panel for Rise and Shine Audio at Kings Place, London

I co-hosted Radiodays Europe’s Podcast Day London 2019, alongside Martin Liss.


Speakers included George the Poet and the BBC’s Brexitcast, who broke the news of their little pod becoming a weekly TV show later this year…

May 2019: I spoke on a panel at Radio Audio Week, London.

Here’s a podcast from the event.

Moderating the ‘Alexa, how can we monetise content on smart speakers?’ panel at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference, Reuters, London, March 2019

With my most joyous moderation face on
L-R: Me (moderating intently); Nic Newman, senior research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Peter Stewart, author and journalist; Chris Stone, Executive Producer, Video & Audio, Evening Standard; Susie Coleman, software development executive, Guardian Voice Labs.

I’m on this list: 104 Ridiculously Amazing Women You Should Invite To Speak At Your Event Now

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Moderating the ‘Best practices for fighting disinformation: what’s hot and what’s not?’ panel at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference, Reuters, London, November 2018

L-R: Me (moderating intently); Tom Phillips, editor, Full Fact; Alistair Baker Coleman, disinformation analyst, BBC Monitoring; Aoife Gallagher, intelligence strategist, Storyful; Fergus Bell, founder, Pop-Up Newsroom

Talking about my first podcast, Black Mirror Cracked, at the Next Radio Conference, The Royal Institution of Britain, London, September 2018



(Video here)

@SuchandrikaCLinkedIn | suchandrika@gmail.com 

Speaking on the Spotify podcast panel at the KDD conference at the ExCel Centre in London, August 2018

(L-R): Julie Riederer, Senior User Researcher, Spotify; Me (hydrating intently); Lauren Hutchinson, BBC reporter; Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, BBC radio reporter and host of The Gender Knot podcast

Telling the audience how to launch a podcast at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference at Reuters in London, July 2018


(Video and audio available too)

Speaking on ‘A woman’s place is in the studio’ panel at the National Student Radio conference in East Anglia, April 2018

(L-R): Jocelin Stainer, Head of Production. BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Asian Network; Me (listening intently); Christie Driver-Snell, Music Editor at Spotify and Jaguar Bingham, DJ for BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra

Speaking on ‘How to attract journalists from all walks of life’ panel at the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund event, October 2017

Jacqueline Simmons, executive editor at Bloomberg,(L-R): Me (making a point intently, I hope); Elizabeth Pears, news editor, BuzzFeed UK; Jacqueline Simmons, executive editor at Bloomberg