Tech-savvy, exuberant and very funny, Ms Megabyte takes the mystery out of computers and technology to enlighten and educate her audience. (aka) Mega has been entertaining and informing Australian’s for over ten years through television, radio, magazines, internet and her best-selling book Conquer Your Computer. Described by audiences as a ‘breath of fresh air’, Ms Megabyte has drawn praise and admiration for her unique and engaging style.
A Microsoft graduate with a couple of decades of corporate experience, Yvonne created the Ms Megabyte brand/persona in the mid 90′s. This led to a national media profile and best-selling book. She eventually left TV behind to concentrate solely on speaking and consulting.
Under the banner of her business: Ideas Culture: Yvonne has been delivering brainstorming methods and practical social media strategy to in-house teams and conference audiences for over 15 years.
Taking a dose of her own medicine, Yvonne used her brainstorming techniques to invent the world first Ideas While You Sleep – an overnight globally crowd sourced brainstorming service, delivering customers around 100 ideas to solve any business challenge within a day. How? She mobilised her workforce of over 500 virtual Ideas Agents in 8 countries using Twitter. Ideas While You Sleep has clients from 12 different countries. (See a Sydney Morning Herald article on it).
Combining her social media savvy with professional speaking, use Yvonne as your ‘social media MC’ – she will not only MC your event, but create and maintain the social media platform to extend the delegate conversation online.
Yvonne is a social media commentator, speaker and panellist in addition to Vice President of the National Speakers Association of Australia and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).
Yvonne gets a room buzzing with ideas in just a few minutes and keeps the pace going throughout the session. Not only does she provide the format for ideas creation but also defines a system for capturing them and following through – the key ingredient often ignored by others. This is real high value stuff and certainly can super charge the innovation of any company. Highly recommended!
CEO, Sampford IXL
We were impressed with the way you kept the energy levels in the team up throughout the day. We now have a toolkit to bring fresh approaches to problem solving and idea generation.
Thank you for the very practical way you engaged with the group. The feedback showed that they would now be able to come up with a creative solution if they just followed your easy steps.
Ernst & Young
Yvonne not only helped us hone our ideas, she provided tools for immediate implementation.
Very well received by our delegates. Very different – exactly what I wanted. Yvonne developed great interaction with the group.
The hallmark of someone who genuinely knows her subject is that she can pass on her knowledge and skills to others in a way that makes it all seem so simple. Yvonne epitomises that, and her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious.
Small Business Owner
Exceptionally positive feedback from your session. All too often people take a one-size-fits-all approach to these sessions. It was really appreciated that you took the time to research our challenges and come back with some really positive and constructive strategies for business improvement.
Australian Booksellers Association
Yvonne’s absolute enjoyment of what she does makes her a great presenter and her anecdotes make her presentation relevant to everyone.
Thanks for being a part of our Shop Small events around Australia with David Koch and Michael Klim. We’ve received really positive feedback particularly on your Online Marketing content which the small business owners found extremely valuable. We look forward to working with you again.
Informative, vibrant and funny. The tips within your talk had people calling me the next day letting me know how handy they were and others wanted to pass on that they had followed your instructions!
Department of Finance and Administration
For over 7 years, we’ve been delighted to work with Yvonne Adele at our annual conferences in Las Vegas & Gold Coast. Yvonne does her research and really cares about the online retail industry. Our audience, staff, exhibitors and speakers love her. Yvonne is professional, hard-working, loyal, en-point and fast of mind and feet if anything goes south. We highly recommend Yvonne.
Very good take away information and very entertaining for participants.
Local Government Association of SA
We were impressed with the way you kept the energy levels in the team up throughout the day. We now have a toolkit to bring fresh approaches to problem solving and idea generation.’
National Australia Bank
‘Thank you for the very practical way you engaged with the group. The feedback showed that they would now be able to come up with a creative solution if they just followed your easy steps.’
Partner, Ernst & Young
‘Your up-beat tutorials were entertaining and informative and we received a great deal of highly positive feedback from all participants.’
Marketing & Strategy, Telstra
Insightfuland entertaining, you captivated the audience for a full two hours. Your individual style and sense of theatre captured everyone’s attention and we were all talking about it the next day. Thank you!
You made our event such a great success. Your up-beat tutorials were entertaining and informative and we received a great deal of highly positive feedback from all participants on the day.
After the previous night’s activities, it was excellent to get everyone back up to speed and ‘Wake ‘em up with your lively presentation! I would highly recommend a similar seminar to start off the day next year.
Andrew Green, Woolworth
Your speech was very topical and certainly outlined the realms of possibilities that are coming down the pipe to us. It was an excellent mix of information, humour and anecdotes.
National Australia Bank
"motivating…entertaining...with amusing anecdotes and great case studies from her wide experience. Really fired us up!"
"Yvonne delivered a humorous and enlightening presentation to a very diverse audience. She managed to hold their attention for 2 hours and successfully converted the sceptics. We all learned something."
Dept Education & Training
"A wonderfully entertaining speech. Friendly and cheeky... with relevant and informative stories - a crucial component for keeping audiences captivated. Valuable hints and tips that will take these bright young things very far indeed You’re now Monash University's draw card for the annual event."
Industry Projects, Monash University
"Your presentation was informative, vibrant and funny. The tips within your talk had people calling me the next day letting me know how handy they were and others wanted to pass on that they had followed your instructions!
You were excellent and I will definitely consider you for events that I organise in the future."
Dept of Finance and Administration
"Congratulations on your superb presentation at our Melbourne luncheon. The event was a great success and enjoyed immensely by all. I appreciate the enthusiastic contribution you displayed. Your willingness to impart your knowledge and business expertise with the audience was indeed generous."
Women’s Network Australia
"Thank you MS Megabyte, for your wonderful performance at the opening celebrations of the Hume Global Learning Centre. We were thrilled with your MC work and demonstrations. The evening was a great success."
Hume City Council
"..a wonderful, energetic speaker – with the right mix of stories and content; Learnt heaps in a short time; Sensational; The hour flew by. More please!; Fun; Made my day – what she taught me will save me hours."
MJL People Dynamics
“Excellent Very well received by our delegates, positive feedback, Yvonne delivered the message I wanted. She was involved with the group, enjoyed presenting and developed great interaction."
L.J.Hooker International Operations
“Yvonne's session not only delivered the message (supported by framework and process) in relation to creative thinking but also enthused everyone to immediately become involved and to continue that involvement. Her energy, enthusiasm and ideas are a major part of the success of her delivery. These in turn became a vital part of the success of our overall workshop."
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
“I have received so much positive feedback from our customers on you - our event MC. Thank you so very much for making the event such a great hit with our customers and leaving such an impression, you did such a fantastic job and we were absolutely thrilled with your involvement and the value that you added. It was an absolute pleasure working with such a professional and I definitely look forward to the next opportunity!"
“A massive thank you for the fantastic job you did MCing. You were able to provide a genuinely unique atmosphere and buzz to our event whilst still keeping things running smoothly throughout the two days."
“Yvonne was a fantastic MC – she’s very skilled at tying together the pieces of the day and making insightful comments on other speakers’ presentations."
“You were the perfect MC for our guests. You made the event run very smoothly and you injected entertainment and fun into it. Thank you again Yvonne and we hope to be working with you again."
"Real mental sorbet – refreshing and invigorating. I shall certainly advocate your talents to others. Your contribution to the REIWA conference was just invaluable – so energetic and innovative!"
"Insightful and entertaining, you captivated the audience. Your individual style and sense of theatre captured everyone’s attention and we were all talking about it the next day. Thank you!"
"Thank you being inspiring, thought provoking and positive. It went down exceptionally well with our conference audience. "
Independent Cinemas Association of Australia
“…Yvonne Adele just blew my mind! Finally I now understand blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Google Alerts for the first time ever. More importantly I now understand how they can actually benefit my business and how I can improve my marketing strategy through social media, rather than spending a fortune on other marketing techniques. Yvonne has a unique way of presenting the information so that even the novice like myself could understand. Her generosity was incredible."
Psychologist and Director of EmergencySupport