Imogen Lloyd Webber
Broadcaster, Bestselling Author of The Twitter Diaries, and Producer
A media fixture in her native UK, Imogen Lloyd Webber now lives and works in America, where she is writer and on-air political commentator for TV networks including MSNBC, HLN, Fox News and Fox Business. Educated at Cambridge University, where she read history and labeled a "petite polymath" by the New York Post, she holds court on both entertainment and politics—and the fascinating, sometimes-uneasy alliance they form—on shows such as Fox News’ Red Eye, The O’Reilly Factor and Imus. A bright, multi-faceted talent, Lloyd Webber is also the bestselling co-author of The Twitter Diaries: A Tale of 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 Characters and the author of The Single Girl's Guide—an empowering manifesto that has been published in seventeen countries. She is currently adapapting the book into a screenplay for Lloyd Levin (the producer of United 93, The Watchmen, and Boogie Nights).
Life After College: How to Learn From Everything and Define Your Own Success
“The only certainties in life are birth, death, taxes – and failing. You will have some epic fails. So you have to learn to feel safe in failing.”
The transition from college to the working world is difficult, and no student, no matter how exceptional, is spared. While today's graduates are more connected to the world than any previous generation, they are also burdened with dizzying expectations and self-imposed pressure. In this uplifting talk, Imogen Lloyd Webber shows students how to approach the post-college world with a sense of adventure and open mindedness, without getting bogged down in a host of worries beyond their control.
Coming from an influential theater family, doing well in academia, appearing on television--Lloyd Webber was ready to storm the world upon graduating. She didn't. Instead, she failed countless times, across many professions. But today--as a bestselling author and a television personality--she sees these failures as instructive speed bumps; they are the flip side to her success, the necessary backstory. She talks in depth about her various failures, and what lessons she took from them.
Lloyd Webber gives stunning examples of famous failures: from Winston Churchill to Bill Gates, and J.K. Rowling to Simon Cowell, and what anyone can learn from their personal comebacks. Last but most certainly not least, Lloyd Webber leaves her young audiences with applicable and useful messages to propel them through their inevitable failures. Think carefully about what your new profession will ask of you emotionally, and otherwise. Mind your Ego: be realistic, and don't ignore your failures or downfalls. Network yourself, seek mentors, and positive feedback. Learn how to be efficient, and curteous, and maybe most importantly, how to say "No."
The Twitter Diaries: 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 Characters
"This book is outrageously defamatory, scandalously exaggerated, disturbingly sensationalised, yet also hideously, addictively entertaining. I don't know whether to consult my lawyer, or my shrink." - Piers Morgan
The Twitter Diaries tells the story of pen pals for the 21st century. Two parallel lives separated by an ocean but united over a social network. Tuesday (@Tuesday Fields), a sports reporter and Stella (@StellaCavill), a men's shoe designer, are Brit 30-somethings who are introduced in NYC on NYE by a mutual friend, a notorious transatlantic TV presenter. They strike up an instant bond. Over the next 365 days, @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill put the world to rights, one tweet at a time.
From Melbourne to Monaco to Magaluf, the girls flirt and fall out with sportsmen, movie stars... and TV presenters. And then there's their mothers... December 31st of the same year and @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill meet again, for the first time since the last time. A lot can happen in a year. It turns out just 140 characters can change everything.
The Twitter Diaries is an instantly recognisable yet fictitious tale all generations can relate to, whether they are one of the world's 140 million and counting transfixed Twitter users or not. Accessible, funny and heart-warming, it's this summer's must read.
The Single Girl's Survival Guide
What's life like for the single girl in the post-Sex and the City and Bridget Jones era? Imogen Lloyd Webber-- who's 30 and happily unwed-- tells all, in a smart and sassy guide to work, mind, body, home, friends, socializing, and, of course, dating and sex. She even creates her own shorthand for discussing relationships, explaining what the difference is between a SMBF (Straight Male Best Friend) and a PMDL (Promise Much, Delivers Little) boy.
You'll find funny and realistic girl talk about everything from dealing with family, Valentine's Day, and being a "plus one" to gynecologist appointments, apartment decorating, and roommate disasters. There's savvy advice on picking guys up too, but the focus is always on the fabulous single girl herself.