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Social media mistakes made by conference organisers (part 2)

I know you were all clinging to your computer for the next installment of this blog like it was Game of Thrones day, but the wait is over. (If you need to catch up, Part 1 is here) Now where were we? Oh, that’s right … Not looking after your speakers Providing speakers with instructions[…]

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Ebola vaccine: the ‘unsung heroes’ taking part in trials

Originally published on Saturday, 18 July 2015 in The Age.  Hundreds of Australians have been injected with an Ebola vaccine that has proved effective in apes, or with a placebo. Michelle Gallaher hopes to never come into contact with Ebola, but if she does she is hoping she will already be immune to the virus.[…]

Women at laptop from behind

I have a confession – It took me a long time to ‘get’ social media

I have a confession to make – I came to social media kicking and screaming. At the time I was the CEO of an industry association, typically worked a 12 hour day with breakfast meetings, after hours dinners and overseas conferences to attend. I was a full-time working (single) Mum with two young kids, trying[…]

Michelle Gallaher on stage at TEDxMelbourne

TED Talks, Lucky Knickers and Big Leaps

Late last year I embarked on one of the biggest challenges of my personal life and professional career – getting on stage and delivering a TED talk. I’ve recently been reflecting on that experience and it’s been getting me thinking again about leaps, truth, trust and negotiation. I’ve always believed in practising what you preach[…]