Jackie Fast Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Jackie Fast

Founder of Slingshot Sponsorship

Jackie Fast, former Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Media Disrupter of the Year recipient, is no stranger in utilising change to amplify growth.  She directs leaders on how to succeed through the power of sponsorship in the current era of disruptive media fragmentation.

Arriving from Canada in 2007 with the intent to backpack Europe, Jackie ended up staying in London and launching her career. Her first business – Slingshot Sponsorship – was started in her bedroom in 2010 with just a laptop and £2,000. A relentless 6 years later with offices worldwide, Jackie sold Slingshot for millions, having worked with notable international clients including Sir Richard Branson, the Rolling Stones, Shell, Red Bull and many more.

Jackie Fast has now launched her latest disrupter business REBEL Pi, an ice wine brand. Relatively unknown, ice wine production is the rarest and riskiest in the world. Taking an exceptional product from her hometown in Canada, Jackie is determined to turn REBEL Pi into a global drinks brand that will create a new drinking moment for audiences with a bold and discerning palate.

To learn more about Jackie, listen to her podcast

Jackie continues to travel the world presenting on the future of business and entrepreneurship with her best-selling business book PINPOINT. The book shows you the pitfalls to avoid to ensure how virtually anyone can succeed.

Jackie is also a Non-Executive Board Director of the European Sponsorship Association, one of the youngest Board Directors in the association’s history.

Jackie Fast is a regular keynote speaker within Europe and has spoken at global marketing conventions in Australasia, the Middle East, and throughout North America.  From sharing exciting stories on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island to marathons in India, Jackie has the ability to utilise real-world case studies to truly capture an audience through her enthusiasm and vision.  Interactive, energetic and exciting makes every speaking engagement a memorable experience and one that gets talked about. Due to her diverse experience, Jackie has the capability to speak on a broad range of topics – from women in business to how to sell sponsorship more effectively.  Not one to shy away from controversy, she also regularly sits and chairs panels.

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Topics

Innovation & Technology

Jackie’s business really transformed the sponsorship industry through innovation. More recently Jackie helped commercialise the Extreme Tech Challenge and the Blockchain event both on Necker Island. Her keynote would cover areas such as; How to commercialise your startup; How to work with brands to get your app to the masses; How to value your users; How to capitalise on revenue streams with your next tech startup; What the future of AI, VR and more means for experiences.

Diversity/Women

Being a woman in a heavily male-dominated industry, Jackie is well placed to speak on Diversity in relation to women in business. Her keynote would cover areas such as; How diversity is what drives difference, which inevitably drives a USP and makes an organisation stronger; Why being a feminist doesn’t just mean you sit on a place at the board because they’ve saved you a seat, you need to earn it.

Entrepreneurship

Jackie started a business in her bedroom with £2k to her name. Through sheer determination and luck, she created a business that would go on to transform an industry. Jackie loves to share her experiences of starting businesses and the trials and tribulations involved.

Sponsorship/Commercialisation and Funding

Jackie’s session will include: How to diversify your revenue streams through sponsorship; How to use collaboration to drive revenue; The future of marketing and influence, and how partnerships will play a critical role; How to commercialise social media; The future of consumer experience; Why the communication shift has transformed everything we know about business collaboration.

I had the pleasure of working with Jackie at Shoreditch House in my role as events programme manager. I commissioned Jackie to design and host a number of workshops for Shoreditch House members and guests. Jackie's classes were extremely popular, and in fact, we had to re-run many sessions due to demand. Jackie is a fantastic and prolific speaker on the world of sponsorship with a natural manner and creative flair. Highly recommend.

Shoreditch House

Jackie Fast has carried out a number of set-piece seminars for senior people in Irish racing including many managers of our racecourses. Our most recent was in January 2016 and Jackie delivered a high-energy masterclass in sponsorship - sourcing, pitching, managing and retaining - but most importantly the valuing of assets and knowing what assets to put into the offer. Superb - well received by all our people and the best of its type that I have experienced.

Michael O Rourke Marketing and Communications

The Slingshot Sponsorship training exceeded my expectations completely. I was so impressed with the workshop, and I came away with many useful new tools and insights. Jackie is clearly very good at what she does and her ability to communicate and transfer these skills to other people so it can benefit their organisation is absolutely fantastic. Already the training has proved it's value to my charity by the sponsorship deals I have secured since my time with Jackie.

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Publications

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Pinpoint: How Challenging the Norm Is the Only Route to Success in Selling Sponsorship

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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