Public Speaking

TedX Napa Valley April 2015


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Sample Presentation Topics

Adventure Stories

These talks center on a specific hike and weave stories and experiences from the trail into a compelling storyline. Perfect for outdoor groups looking for an evening of entertainment.

Trails: Oregon Desert Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail,  Arizona Trail

Dream Big, Be Courageous

This talk centers on the concept of choosing your own path in life. Anish has pursued her dreams both on trail and off despite setbacks, failures, and societal pressures to the contrary. An excellent choice for any group seeking inspiration through the lens of thru-hiking.

Education and Instruction

These talks synthesize Anish’s deep knowledge and experience base into concise and informative presentations. These presentations can be combined with one another and/or interactive sessions to create a workshop format. Great for outdoor clubs looking for educational programming.

Sample topics: Intro to Ultralight Hking, Thru-hiking 101, Backpacking for Women, Trail Nutrition, Training for your First Thru-hike


“Sure, Heather’s reputation as one of the fastest hikers in the long-distance backpacking community helped attract folks to her Oregon Desert Trail presentation last year, but it was her engaging and humorous storytelling that really made her talk a success. With refreshing honesty, Heather shared her challenges and struggles with the difficult desert route in a way that made the hike more approachable instead of daunting…an impressive outcome considering the source!” Renee Patrick, Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Oregon Natural Desert Association


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