Social Discussions

Keeping the conversation going through these challenging times

Welcome

Lockdown has been isolating for many of us. As a speaker it's been a frustrating yet productive period. I've taken the content of my presentations/ workshops and reduced each of them down to 5 short posts of about 250 words each plus an image or link to a free online resource. These posts are designed to not only convey the topic but also generate discussion on social messaging and social media  groups. 

These topics are suitable for any audience, anywhere in the world that has an interest in Southern African spiders, scorpions or snakes. They are a great way to introduce one of my First Responder Seminars to your group.

These posts would make a value contribution to your social media, newsletter and local newspaper!

This is a free offer for the duration of lockdown. 

How It Works

Have a look at the available topics below. If you are not sure which topic to select, then I would suggest you go with the Scorpions of SA Social Discussion. Scroll to the bottom of this webpage, and complete the request form.

After I receive your request, I'll send you my contact details, so you can add me to your social messaging group. I'm on WhatsApp, Telegram , Signal and Facebook. After being added to your group, I'll introduce myself to the members, and then on the following Monday, I'll begin with 1 post per day, and answer any questions and spark the conversation. At the end of the week I will leave the group (or you can remove me).

If you would rather prefer a topic related to my latest book, One World, then please visit www.Jonathanleeming.com

Topics For Discussion

Scorpions of Southern Africa Social Discussion

This introduction to Scorpions consists of a series of 5 posts, one for each day of the week, of not more than 250 words and an image or link. Posts have a strong conservation focus and address members values and beliefs. Each post is designed to prompt a discussion and explore what that topic means to the members of the group.

Daily Topics: Introduction and identification; Should we be afraid?; The value of scorpions; Conservation and protection; Venom and venomosity.

Spiders Of Southern Africa Social Discussion

This introduction to Spiders consists of a series of 5 posts, one for each day of the week, of not more than 250 words and an image or link. Posts have a strong conservation focus and address members values and beliefs. Each post is designed to prompt a discussion and explore what that topic means to the members of the group.

Daily Topics: Introduction and identification; Should we be afraid?; The value of spiders; Conservation and protection; Venom and venomosity.

Snakes Of Southern Africa Social Discussion

This introduction to Snakes of Southern Africa consists of a series of 5 posts, one for each day of the week, of not more than 250 words and an image or link. Posts have a strong conservation focus and address members values and beliefs. Each post is designed to prompt a discussion and explore what that topic means to the members of the group.

Daily Topics: Introduction and identification; Should we be afraid?; The value of snakes; Conservation and protection; Venom and venomosity.

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He as written 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation.  Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.

Together we can change tomorrow today!

Complete the following form and select which social discussion you would like for your group. If you just want free resources for your group, then please indicate so.

Feedback

"Thanks for the info this week, We got a very positive response from the Conservancy groups and looking forward to future postings. Thanks"

Joan Du Toit

"Thank you for your informative scorpion posts. They generated a lot of discussion on our conservancy group, and made us mindful of some of the smaller animals that are often overlooked. We will definitely be contacting you for an online presentation to our members."

Klaus Herring

"A big thank you for your posts on our WhatsApp group last week. Your post about the value of scorpions really made me stop and thing about my values and beliefs towards these animals. It is tragic what humans are doing to the world. Thank you for your message."

Jane Boete

"Just a quick note to say how I enjoyed your posts on our group. The most impactful post for me was the post entitled, should we be afraid of scorpions. Reading the post made me realise that fear is generated by ignorance. Although I consider myself a conservationist, your posts made me realise I have a lot to learn about the environment."

Hannes Smit

Essential First Responser Presentations

Essential First Response Seminars offer a structured framework that greatly reduces the risk of being bitten or stung, and provides the  best possible outcome, should a bite or sting occur in both humans and pets. Includes online resources that allow participants to implement what they learn. Great for online an presentation to your group.

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