Lydia first started speaking through the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs public speaking competition. Aged 17, Lydia won "Best Speaker" at the NFYFC national final, for her speech about the trials and tribulations of being a teenager and growing up on a Peak District hill farm.
In 2009, Lydia's father, hill farmer and after dinner speaker, Peter Slack, was called upon to stand in for television chef Clarissa Dickson Wright at a Cheshire Hunt Supporters dinner. Due to the short notice, Peter wasn't available, but he said Lydia would do it "if they were really desperate". Lydia, aged just 17, delivered a 15-minute speech to the audience of 200 and received a standing ovation. Her speaking career was well underway.
Lydia has now been guest speaker at over 150 events, from luncheon clubs to conferences. Lydia has spoken to all female, all male and mixed audiences, with numbers ranging from 50 to 2000 people.
Lydia speaks from 15 - 45 minutes, depending on the requirements, and shares her amusing stories of growing up on a hill farm.
To book Lydia for your event or to find out more information, please contact John Collier on +44 (0) 1283 740 940, or email email@example.com