‘It all went really well today, thanks Got some great positive feedback from the people attending, so stoked. Really appreciate your help.’ Dr Rebecca Ranford, Chiropractor, Napier, speaking about her success with her presentation on her chiropractic work on penguins at the National Aquarium of New Zealand
‘Thank you so much for all the time, energy, wisdom, and sheer loveliness you gave/shared with us during your play sessions. I appreciated how respectful you were in meeting us all at whatever point we were individually and yet how skilfully you drew us together as a group. I was refreshed and energised by all that you gave. Thank you.’
Sarah Entwhistle, Dunedin, participant at the Speech Communication Association
‘Some positive feedback for you … please keep on relating where you are at and using yourself as an example in your course, it made me feel like that I wasn’t the only one and it’s a good eye opener to know that the person who is teaching you also has suffered from similar challenges. It makes it easier to open-up. Thank you so much for everything, you have been great.’ M, participant in ‘Speak Up’ course
‘Anna provided oral language professional development to our year one and two teachers which was practical and easy to follow for both staff and students. Our year five and six students were involved in the National Aquarium Speech Contest, last year, which she organised and allowed them to develop their formal speech making skills’. Carol Bevis, Principal, Bledisloe School, Taradale
‘I am buzzing after our session – (the relief of knowing that I can do it – you are truly amazing!) You have helped me beyond belief. I have written my speech from your notes and I just seem so comfortable with what I am going to say. Thank you so so much!! It has been totally worth it’. Rachael small business owner, Hastings
‘With Anna’s toolkit of voice exercises I feel more confident to vary the pitch of my voice. These exercises combine movement and emotion, giving rise to natural changes in voice pitch and pace, and more engaging presentations’. Chris, Technical Writer, Napier
Group Feedback from a two hour tailor-made Confidence Course
- ‘Learnt how to speak more clearly and openly.
- Loved the fact that the course covered things that we can use straight away. Simple ideas which can make a real difference in all areas of our lives.
- Extremely practical and very useful – thank you Anna! The course was well presented and informative. Help me see things differently and how to do things differently.
- I enjoyed discussing info about speaking clearly and confident.
- Smile when you talk – it makes you sound more interesting.’
‘Anna challenged my thinking and built my confidence. I discovered some new techniques that really helped my delivery and resulted in some outstanding feedback from event goers after my presentation. ‘ David Baron-Ginger, Web Designer, Taradale
“As a new immigrant family from China, English speaking is a real challenge. But if you find the right person to help you, your speaking skills, manners and confidence to chat with the locals improve. I really appreciate the opportunity that my family had to learn from Anna. She helped myself and my two children to improve and develop their love of literature and communication. Both my boys love Shakespeare so Anna encouraged them to perform extracts from ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Both of them did so well and passed their Trinity exams with outstanding marks. Thank you Anna I am sure you could help other new immigrants to improve their communication skills and to support them to start their wonderful life in New Zealand, just as you did for my family.” Patricia Li, Auckland parent
“I am actually capable of speaking to a group of people. And it didn’t hurt! I have taken away lots of tools on how to feel more confident with myself and feel really good about who I am.” Annette Herrmann, Administrator
Speaker’s Training Camp, feedback from Dementia Hawke’s Bay
‘I feel so much more confident about putting together a presentation and also speaking in public.’
‘Anna is so positive and encouraging. The work will a great resource. Thank you.’
‘Created a safe space to try things out.’
‘I learnt it’s okay to be vulnerable, I now have strategies for my nerves and I learnt how to use structure with chest of drawer’s model.’
‘I learnt to plan prior to presenting and how to always have a plan B’
‘I learnt that eye contact is important and how to present your stuff in a way where they understand you for why you are the person you are today.’ Course participant on a confidence course