From the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce:
Anna Coleman bottles confidence and supplies it to her clients.
“I help people overcome their fears by removing the ‘blocks’ that are getting in their way” she tells me.
“Some people hate their own voice and this inhibits their self-belief and influences how they think people perceive them” she says. “But people can change the way they speak – and I can also teach them to present their ideas to colleagues, bosses and clients in a compelling way. That improves their performance inside the business and it greatly improves their relationships with its clients. And that means more sales!” Anna says.
“What do you like most about what you do?” I ask her. “I love the moment when the light goes up in their eyes, the moment their fears vanish, and they really believe they can do it. It is an empowering moment and a life changing moment and it is a privilege to be there when it happens” she tells me. I can imagine!
Anna runs her Speakers’ Training Camp® every month at The Business Hub in Ahuriri. She gets groups of people together and takes them all on a journey of discovery – a journey to discover their own inner confidence. She encourages business owners to send along small groups of employees to do the course together. As Anna says “a shared journey is a fun journey”.
Anna also runs the Hillmac Electrical sponsored school speech contests in her spare time, now introduced into 20 Hawke’s Bay schools. Teaching kids to speak well before they leave school is a passion for her as she firmly believes this will help them in their futures. Imagine the advantage in a job interview for a school leaver who has been trained by Anna!
Learning to organise ideas into a ‘Hook’, ‘3 Key Points’ and a ‘Close’ is a life skill we all need. “Perhaps I should encourage my wife to attend the course?” I suggest to Anna. She laughs. “My course is for all ages and all jobs types – it is for anyone who feels challenged by the fear of speaking in public” she tells me. “And I can help even the most challenged people” she promises.
Anna’s Speakers’ Training Camps® are fast becoming famous for giving staff new levels of confidence and competence when dealing with colleagues, clients and bosses. When good ideas are communicated well and customers are kept informed and happy then good things happen for a business.
So, why not put a few jars of bottled confidence into your staff cafeteria and see what happens?