Always drawn to a powerful story and meaningful connection, Billi is a natural borne story-teller. She loves to make people laugh, smile and make them think. Given she's already been story-telling through her photography and writing, it's been an obvious and natural progression to do so in front of an audience as well.
Miller speaks from her heart, and no matter what topic she's speaking on, there are most often wet eyes in the room. She speaks poignantly and passionately about farm life, drawing on her often hilarious interviews while writing her books. Billi uses her personal experiences and captivating stories to engage and connect with her audience. In a time when reconnection is essential, she leaves conference and gathering attendees moved, encouraged, and inspired for the future.
keynote & speech themes
"Honouring Roots: The Hearts of the Farm"
Highlighting the remarkable roles of women and the extraordinary life that family farms offer.
Drawing on over sixty interviews from her books, this talk celebrates and honours farm women for holding up their families, farms, and communities. She delves into stories from her "Farm Kids" book and brings forth stories that ignite the passion for farm life in all of us.
"Overcoming Diversity: Blooming Where Planted"
From Government-working “cubicle dweller” to running her dream business on a 110-year old family farm.
Billi delivers a moving talk about how overcoming a difficult family life growing up, brought her to honour and celebrate the permanence, pride and deep roots of family farms. A powerful talk about speaking your truth to empower, celebrate and inspire others.
"I am struggling to put into words how impactful Billi is when she public speaks. Her courage to tell her personal stories, along with her empathy and passion for the Agriculture way of life is second to none. Every time I have had the privilege to hear Billi speak, she speaks from the heart and as a result, she brings the room to tears - tears of happiness, remembrance and nostalgia. Everyone leaves the room with a fresh perspective and a gentle reminder about how important our support groups (friends, family, community) are in our lives. Billi is one powerful woman due to her welcoming presence, her strong voice and most importantly, the way she connects with the individuals she speaks to - even in a large room."
— Annessa Good, GRS Consulting.