SPEAKING

Keynote speaker, panelist, communications workshop leader, and more

Nancy Grant works carefully with meeting planners and event coordinators to customize her presentations to meet the needs of each audience. All speeches and workshops include real-world examples, practical tips, clear insights, and a question-and-answer session. Whatever the topic, Grant’s speeches are completely non-partisan with no political agenda.

As a working journalists and researcher for more than 30 years, and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Nancy shares her expertise in two areas, the electric utility industry and professional communications. To learn more about these presentations, please scroll down.

As a field naturalist and avid birder for more than 20 years, Nancy also gives indoor and outdoor presentations about enjoying the world of nature. To learn more about these activities, please click the “Birds & Natural History” tab on the home page.

Nancy is now booking the following presentations for 2019 and 2020, and welcomes inquiries. Please call her at (502) 641-9614 to discuss your needs and reserve your date.


Keeping the lights on
What will the power grid of the future look like?

For general audiences.

Nancy Grant draws on her in-depth knowledge of the everyday nuts and bolts of every part of the electric power system, from generation to distribution to transmission, to regulation as well as environmental and economic impacts. She presents a clear picture of what changes may occur during the next decade. Nancy wrote an award-wining column, “The Future of Electricity,” for an electric cooperative magazine from 2002 through 2016, and continues to cover developments in the industry for a variety of clients.

Before you answer that question…
A practical guide for those times when you must talk to the media

For business people who are not trained in public relations.

Worried about putting your foot in your mouth? Accidentally giving away company secrets? Looking clumsy or unsure of yourself? If you’ve ever been caught off guard by a reporter, this session is for you! During this presentation you’ll learn how the news media works, and understand how to be at ease giving appropriate responses to questions in any situation.

Transform your technical writing
Maybe it’s not rocket science, but it is really complicated

For working journalists, as well as professionals in scientific fields, who need to provide information to non-specialty colleagues or general audiences.

Do you need to explain highly technical concepts to people who don’t have your depth of experience? In this seminar, Nancy Grant gives practical tips and tricks to keep readers and listeners awake and engaged as you discuss your specialized topic. Nancy shows you how to balance precise terms with everyday language, how to organize material logically, and make your point clearly.

Can you believe it?
Real journalism in the era of fake news

For general audiences.

In this presentation Nancy offers insights about how to spot bias and separate facts from opinions.


*All Photos by Nancy Grant unless otherwise credited.