Talking & Teaching
Dr Tiana Templeman is an experienced corporate trainer, award-winning freelance journalist, author and media industry academic who designs and delivers courses for leading writers’ centres, corporate organisations and libraries. She creates original, educational and entertaining sessions that are tailored to suit participants’ learning needs.
Tiana has delivered ‘Working with the Media’ courses for Tourism & Events Queensland and tutors journalism students at the Queensland University of Technology. She teaches face-to-face workshops and on-line for Queensland Writers Centre on topics including freelance journalism, writing for the media, social media mastery, memoir, corporate communications and blogging. Numerous writers have secured a mainstream publishing deal after completing her on-line ‘Pitching to Publishers’ course.
As a media spokesperson she has acted as MC for the Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference and is a regular panellist at industry events such as the Walkley Storyology Conference. Dr Tiana Templeman also appears on radio and has travelled around Australia and beyond as a specialist Destination Lecturer for Celebrity Cruises.
Tiana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Master of Creative Industries and a PhD on ‘Freelance Journalism in the 21st Century’.
Here is what people say about Tiana’s public speaking and teaching skills:
This was by far one of the best targeted workshops I have had the pleasure to attend. I can’t believe how the two hours flew by. Thank you so much for your time and generosity with industry know how and info.
Elizabeth Georgiades, Using Social Media & Writing for The Digital Age
Dr Tiana Templeman presented an informative, personal and thought-provoking session on ‘Freelance Journalism in the 21st Century’ at the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ convention in Cape Town, South Africa. Tiana’s upbeat and practical presentation was perfectly tailored for her audience. We are still receiving ‘thank you’ emails from members.
Danielle Lancaster, President, Australian Society of Travel Writers
I just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic Freelancing Masterclass at QWC last Saturday. I found it incredibly helpful and inspiring. I have just made a submission inquiry to Honestly Woman magazine with my review of The Women in Black. I am also pitching a lifestyle story to The Sunday Mail. Without your advice and encouragement I would not have known where to start, nor had the confidence to get out there and have a go!
Jen Kemph, Freelancing Masterclass
Once again, thank you very much for the best freelance writing talk I have heard. You have given me many tips – you have shared your secrets. It gives me that hope that maybe I can get the courage to once again write and submit.
Shirley du Preez, Get Paid for Your Writing
Just a short note to thank you for a very interesting workshop at the Gold Coast on Saturday. I gained something from each section you presented. As such, I came away excited and enthused. My Facebook page is now “under construction” and I am just about to look at WordPress in order to create a web page. Although my book is many months away, I will look forward to sending you an email when the book is published.
Bronwen Davis, The Business of Writing
Thank you for such a brilliant day of Feature Article writing tips on Saturday – I came away feeling positive and optimistic. I’ve been hearing way too many negative comments about how hard it is to make money from writing, so you really lifted my spirits.
Gai Reid, Writing Feature Articles Workshop