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PUBLIC SPEAKING

Please email rachel@lauthorities.com to enquire about booking Stephanie Melodia to speak at your event.

Named Top 20 Female Founder, Stephanie Melodia is a public speaker for international tech conferences, business podcasts, and in-person events - ranging from 1:1 interviews, to hosting audiences of 1,000s of entrepreneurs. Areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, and gender equality.

As ex-CEO of the award-winning marketing consultancy, Bloom, Stephanie now hosts the Strategy & Tragedy podcast, advises MBA students in Entrepreneurship with Oneday, builds brands with BOMBA, and continues to serve as VC scout for early-stage venture capital firm, Ada Ventures. 

BRANDING +

marketing

equality

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TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How to build an entrepreneur: Lessons from 500 founders

Think you've got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Stephanie Melodia has amassed deep and vast experience in the startup world*, and - in this inspirational talk - shares the necessary ingredients to become a successful founder.

*Stephanie Melodia has worked directly with 100+ founders through own award-winning marketing agency, Bloom; she also scouts for VC investment opportunities on behalf of early-stage venture capital firm, Ada Ventures, and now additionally advises budding entrepreneurs on the Oneday MBA programme plus hosts founder interviews on the Strategy & Tragedy podcast.

​Who is this talk for?

  • Budding entrepreneurs / business students

  • Early-stage founders

  • Serial business owners searching for success

  • Incubators, accelerators or similar

  • Entrepreneur programs

  • Corporates looking to inject some intrepreneurialism into their orgs

​Key takeaways:

  • Clear understanding of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur

  • How to set yourself up for the greatest chance of success

  • Leave feeling motivated, inspired, with a clearer path forward

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TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

From lean to keen: The new rules of startup success

We have entered a new era of startup business. The landscape has shifted dramatically over the past few years. Tech darlings have fallen from grace and revered unicorns have lost their magic horns. What are the new rules for today's entrepreneur?

Stephanie has observed the startup world over the past decade, amassing experience and concluding the key ingredients for success after working directly with 100+ founders through her own award-winning marketing agency, Bloom; through interviewing business leaders on the Strategy & Tragedy podcast, as well as her exposure through early-stage venture capital firm, Ada Ventures, and now advising budding entrepreneurs on the Oneday MBA programme.

​Who is this talk for?

  • ​Budding entrepreneurs / business students

  • Early-stage founders

  • Serial business owners searching for success

  • Incubators, accelerators

  • Entrepreneur programs

​Key takeaways:

  • Clear understanding of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur

  • How to set yourself up for the greatest chance of success

  • Leave feeling motivated, inspired, with a clearer path forward

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1CLUB

"Steph was a natural choice to host our in-person events for the private members club. Clearly well-researched, her interviews flowed naturally; combining insightful questions with a conversation flow that made the events engaging and entertaining. Add some audience interaction and a fair Q&A moderation, Steph is one of the best hosts we've had!” 

Akshay Ruparelia, Founder & CEO

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ROUNDHOUSE

“Stephanie delivered an engaging and thoughtful talk for our young creative entrepreneurs! We were so appreciative to have her knowledge and experience!”

Melissa Murdock, Producer

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MARKETING

Branding yourself online:

This time it's profersonal

You've heard of a personal brand, but what about your "profersonal" brand?

 

This session deep dives into the power of building a strong online personal brand - and how to blend it with the professional brand - to convert clients.

('Personal' + 'professional' = 'profersonal'!)

​Who is this talk for?

  • ​Business owners and self-employed

  • Ambitious professionals looking to advance their career and embrace the power of a strong personal brand

  • High-growth teams looking to divide & conquer their efforts online

​Key takeaways:

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  • Definition of "profersonal" and the benefits of establishing a strong personal brand

  • Practical, actionable tips to start implementing immediately

  • Inspiration to accelerate your career

MARKETING

Guts & Glory: Why we need to bring back gut instinct in marketing

Since the introduction of digital marketing, we've developed an overreliance on metrics and spreadsheets - and forgotten about the humans we're dealing with on the other side of the screen.

 

We've also overlooked the power of gut instinct in teams, leading savvy professionals to mistrust and demote their own intuition in favour of numbers on a screen. (Because they never lie, do they... ?)

As digital marketers struggle to deliver the same ad results as they once enjoyed, a renaissance of the human touch matters more today than ever before.

​Who is this talk for?

  • Marketing professionals at all levels

  • SMB founders and self-employed

​Key takeaways:

  • Attendees will learn about the key points of brand performance;

  • How to navigate internal buy-in;

  • Feel motivated and inspired by this blended marketing concept.

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MARKETING

10X your marketing performance with BRAND

We used to divide brand-led activities from performance marketing. Logos and colours over here, social ads & PPC over there. The truth is, the old ways are tired and no longer achieving the same results as before.

 

Why? Because we've been too systematic, divisive, and formulaic in our approach. Treating people as users instead of the humans they are.

Enter, performance branding. The merging of the deep and emotional power of the brand, with the tangible results from performance. One that blends the intuition and gut feel with the analytical mind to turbocharge your marketing efforts.

​Who is this talk for?

  • Marketing professionals at all levels

  • SMB founders and self-employed

​Key takeaways:

  • The financial benefits of building a strong brand;

  • How a strong brand boosts marketing performance;

  • Real-world examples.

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WEB SUMMIT

“Steph was a fantastic MC at Web Summit Lisbon. She brought such great energy to the stage and really connected with the audience!"

Todd Hansen, Executive Producer

GENDER EQUALITY

Feminism 5.0: Male allyship for gender equality

In our post-#MeToo era, 60% of male managers claim they no longer feel comfortable mentoring young women. And it's not just senior men in the workplace. In another study of younger males, Gen-Zs felt that feminism has "gone too far."

Stephanie Melodia presents an inspirational and motivational speech on Feminism 5.0, spotlighting the men, as a fresh solution to achieving global gender parity - a global topic of social inequality that affects everyone.

​Who is this talk for?

  • Business leaders

  • DEI professionals

​Key takeaways:

  • Latest insights on the current gender landscape, and how the inequality is negatively impacting everyone

  • Understand the gender inequality is not women's problem, but a social issue that affects us all

  • Reassurance and confidence for men to play their part in being male allies.

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CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

“Steph was an excellent speaker, sharing her expertise and passion with our audience in a highly actionable way."

Carolyn Dailey, ex-CNN

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