Virtual speaking on Rural and small town development

Running a virtual event? Tap my experience presenting dynamic and engaging remote session

Becky McCray presents virtually at Mid America EDC
Audience members can relate to my casual work-from-home background.

For over a decade, I’ve led live, recorded, flipped, conversational and question/answer sessions through video and audio, plus engaging online chats. Groups like the National Federation of Independent Businesses, National Cooperative Extension, Radically Rural, Mid America Economic Development Council and British Columbia Economic Development Association have turned to me for exciting presentations even when we’re not all in the same room.

Audiences rave about the practical ideas they can implement right away, the clarity of my message, and say it was like I was right there in the room with them.

“Lots of great ideas for small rural towns and small business owners who just want to try something out or expand their businesses. It’s so much about building a community and telling the stories about what works. Great presenter who is obviously passionate and genuine about what she does, and embodies economic development in her everyday work.”

Kathleen Code

webinar co-organizer, British Columbia, Canada
Becky McCray presenting via video from her home studio
A distraction-free background might match your event better.

Because I’ve been presenting via remote video every month for the past four years, I’m comfortable and effective on camera. My working home studio offers multiple background choices to match the tone of your event. I use a professional mic, camera and lights, with a complete set of backup equipment to guard against technical failures. I’m familiar with a variety of live tools, including Zoom, Webex, Whova, HopIn, Adobe, Skype, GoToWebinar, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and many more.

See what they’re saying.

“I’m going to be Room Rater and give Becky 10/10. Art, plant, great lighting, great sound. You’re being a good role model for presenting online.

Lisa Sieverts

virtual event attendee, New Hampshire

“This was a fantastic webinar chockablock with easy, doable, accessible ideas for inexpensive ec dev. Someone who attended even said it was the best webinar they’ve ever been to. Two plus years into a pandemic, that is quite a feat!”

Heather Hallgrimson

event organizer, Saskatchewan, Canada

“An hour ago I was fatalistic, now I’m hopeful.”

Small business owner at a webinar watch party, Minnesota


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Other speaking options

You get down-to-earth advice based on my experience as a life-long rural entrepreneur and cattle rancher, including the “get your hands dirty” aspects that others gloss over.

Visit Your Town

Turn a visit from me into change for your town

We get out and walk through your downtown to all work together on practical steps you can use right now.

Emcee & Hosting

Host, moderator, emcee to liven up your event

I love live sessions! Keeping discussion flowing, managing lightning presentation rounds, wrangling a rowdy audience

In-person Sessions

Interactive keynote and workshop sessions

Using my real-world perspective as a small business owner, I deliver concrete take-aways to shape the future of your town