Public speaking

My presentations are best described as multimedia shows with a message. Through photos and videos I convey the important lessons a life outside the box have taught me: how to grab opportunities, push the boundaries and turn challenges into goals that are achievable.

I  have been at the forefront of extreme kayaking for more than two decades, pushing myself and the sport equally by running waterfalls and rapids that many men shy away from. I have competed for Norway as a member of the national team in freestyle and the olymic discipline canoe slalom, taking part in 10 World Championships since the age of 18.

In 2015 I became World Champion in extreme kayaking, held on the infamous Oetz river in Austria.

All presentations are 45-60 minutes long, and I specialize in tweaking them to fit your purpose whether it is to hear fascinating stories from all over the world, or getting a fresh perspective of how to think outside the box.

 

For pricing and more information: mariannsaether@gmail.com

 

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Some of the speeches held in recent years:

  • ”Patagonia – from a kayakers view” – Highcamp Turtagrø 2007, Norway.
  • ” Paddling on the roof of the world- a journey through Tibet”- Mountain filmfestival 2008, Turtagrø- Norway.
  • ”Adventure travels” – A motivational talk showcasing the Utla river in Norway. – Ottamartnaen 2010.
  • ”Mestring er gull verdt”- National Sports conference, 2010.
  • ”Sva Marga – the road less taken” – Motivational speech for the graduating class of 2011 – Sel Ungdomsskole. 2011.
  • “On the edge” – Presentations in Sogndal may 2012 and Voss,  2012.
  • “On the edge” – Presentation in Larvik for Larvik Paddleclub,  2013.
  • “On the edge” – Presentation for DNT Turlag Bergen, 2013.
  • Norges Handelshøgskole på Myrkdalen hotell, 2013.
  • “Dammed if we don´t” – about river awareness and megadams. Hurley Classic, London. 2013.
  • For Norwegian Hull Company (maritim forsikring) på Ullensvang hotell, 2014
  • ” The adventurous north” – Vefsn and Grane Næringsutvikling, 2014.
  • “On the edge” – Statens Vegvegsen i Myrkdalen, 2015.
  • ” Extreme Adventures” – Puddefjord kajakklubb i Bergen, 2015
  • “The Adventurous north” – Nordland Tourist association – April 2016
  •  ” På kanten” – Granedagane 2017
  • “På Kanten” – Sel bibliotek, sommer 2017.