PUBLIC SPEAKER • HOST • STORYTELLER
Talk the Talk is a yearly organized training program and competition for new talents in public speaking. 12 finalists were accepted to the training program which consisted of coaching sessions with few of the best speakers in Finland: André Chaker, Bruce Oreck, Henkka Hyppönen, Linda Liukas and Saku Tuominen.
I'm happy to say that I was awarded as the winner in the final event which was held in Sanomatalo (Helsinki, Finland) on 2nd of November, 2016.
On 8th of November 2017, I hosted a fireside chat during the yearly main event of Talk the Talk.
Slush is one the world's leading startup and technology events bringing together 17500 attendees, including 2336 startups, 1146 venture capital investors, 610 journalists and 2300 volunteers from 124 countries (2016).
In Slush 2016, I co-hosted Black Stage, the second biggest stage of the event. I'm grateful for this exciting and enlightening experience that I'll remember for the rest of my life. And according to the feedback, it went really well!
Coding Factory is a yearly organized recruiting event by aTalent Recruiting. In 2017, there were 50 pre-selected participants (mostly software developers) and five Finnish IT-companies: F-Secure, Futurice, Qvik, Relex and Solita. My task was to host a 30-minute panel discussion and warm up the atmosphere. During the discussion, the panelists revealed some rare facts about their company cultures.
During my years as a student, I was involved in organizing for more than 30+ big student events with hundreds of attendees. I had a great chance to practise my public speaking skills as a host for 15+ events.
One of my favourite happenings was Sales Night 2014, when I co-hosted and co-organized a sales-oriented evening for 200+ business students in Helsinki on 29th of October 2014. I took care of the partnerships with Google and small product sponsors.
It was an exciting journey accompanied by amazing people from KY - Aalto University Business Students.
I was an acting in a musical theatre production with 1900+ viewers. For the actors, the project lasted from October 2014 to March 2015. Our production crew of over 60 people consisted mainly of students in Aalto University School of Business. We held the premiere in Helsinki on 7th of February 2015. Altogether, we had six shows in Helsinki and a tour of three shows in other cities in Finland (Mikkeli, Lappeenranta & Turku). I was voted as "The Talent of the Year" by our crew.
I graduated from upper secondary school (high school) with excellent grades and I was thus asked to give the speech in our graduation party on 4th of June, 2011.
I remember that I was horrified - it was the scariest thing I had done so far.
Video is in Finnish.