TV, Radio and Public Speaking

I have appeared on both television and radio chatting about all manner of things, and also regularly give talks and presentations on self-help, wellbeing or my career in the media.


I appeared on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour discussing the effect of social networking on relationships. The picture below doesn’t really sum up what we were talking about, but my name’s there and that’s all that matters. Click on the link above to have a listen.

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Jessamy, my co-author of six titles in the This Book Will series, and I have appeared on numerous shows throughout the last six or seven years discussing the books, self-help, CBT, wellbeing and why looking after your mental health is so important. A couple of these discussions should be available to listen to if you scroll down the “Book Press” page.


Jo Usmar on Sky News

I was invited to appear on Adam Boulton’s show on Sky News (Friday 13 April 2012) to debate whether the women who attend Aintree Ladies’ Day dressed up like carnival queens are an embarrassment. I argued that of course they’re not – who wouldn’t want to wear blue leopard print chaps to the races? This is the view I expressed in an article I wrote for Mirror Online which you can read by clicking here. 

Public Speaking

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I appear regularly at Birmingham University’s ‘Book to the Future’ festival. So far I have given talks on procrastination, anxiety, productivity, working within the media and my career as a columnist. I have also organised workshops for schools on dealing with anxiety and building self-esteem and confidence.

For any requests on talks or appearances please contact me via the “Get in Touch” tab above.