Deb Hunter, Rusden St Physio
I found the Communication Styles Workshop very useful in understanding my own personal style of communication and how I can match mine to that of people who are different to me.
This has helped me communicate better with customers and particularly with my staff, and has been a great benefit.
The workshop would suit any employer who has a number of staff and would like them to work together effectively as a team.
Ingrid Rothe, VIVID Thinking
The Communication Styles Workshop was highly engaging and well presented. Understanding the different communication styles and how to identify the preferred styles of others enables me to interact with my clients and colleagues more effectively and ultimately provide them with a better service. Highly recommended.
Angus St Clair, Optimus Plumbing
The most useful thing I picked up from The Annie K Communication Styles Workshop is understanding there are 4 different types of communications styles that people hold, and being able to reach different people whether they are your clients or your own employees.
It is incredibly important to be able to connect in the communication age where we are going further away from being able to connect to people in the real world. This is a great way to get you back down to earth, keep you out of that computer space and being real with your customers and your staff.
Brett Campbell, Laser Electrical
The thing I found most useful about the communication workshop was learning about the different styles and finding that people have different styles of communicating.
People who would benefit the most from doing the workshop would be small businesses and employers. It’s a must for a congenial workplace.
Murray Ball, Schroeder Capital
What I found most useful about the Communication Styles Workshop was understanding how I communicate with other people and then thinking about the messages that they are receiving and how I can tailor that to a different environment from time to time. I think almost anybody, especially in a managerial/supervisory role would benefit from the workshop.
Keiran Brekenridge, Everingham Solomons Solicitors
The most useful part was learning how to recognize the different types of communication styles and to realize that people communicate in a different way to me and that I need to be conscious of that and adapt my style to suit their style.
The people who would benefit from a Communication Styles Workshop like this are perhaps people who are in a hierarchical workplace where there are a number of different levels that have to communicate with each other. The boss might be imposing himself on the people below him, and they need to know how to deal with him and he needs to know how to deal with that. They can all learn something from this sort of workshop.
David Levingston, MonfiaConnect
I found the Annie K Communication Matters workshop really useful especially in the area of being able to think through how to relate to different people and assess the different communication styles because we all talk and interact very differently. Some people are very direct, some fluff around a little bit more, but being able to think through that and know how to communicate more effectively with the people I work with and with clients was really beneficial.
I honestly recommend anyone who is running a business or working for a business to invest in going to one of these communication style workshops, whether its staff or the employer themselves. It is such a benefit to be able to sit down and really think through in a group workshop situation with a trained professional how to better manage the relationships we deal with every day.
Angelo Saavedra, Cool Webing
Annie’s communication workshop for business owners/managers was fantastic. It was dynamic and enjoyable. Annie encouraged participation and I was really engaged with the content. Annie’s communication workshop helped me not only to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of different communication styles, but also to recognise my own communication style. In this way, I can be more effective in building trust and positive relationships with potential clients. I highly recommend Annie’s workshop.
Brendon Groves, Naturopath, Groves Natural Therapies
A powerful, inspiring workshop. Communication skills are essential in my practice. The workshop gave me a deeper insight into each patient’s style of communication and helps to improve their health outcomes.
Jo Dolan, Righting Writing
Annie’s Communication Styles Workshop is a great learning experience and provides a very important tool for small business owners who deal with a wide range of clients. Understanding the different communication styles make for more productive communication with each client – a winning outcome for everyone!
Deborah Hunter, Rusden St Physio
We asked Annie to come into the practice [to conduct a staff development program,] because we thought it would be a great idea for our staff to have some training in how to communicate with our clients more effectively and how to understand their issues – because we all have different needs and different ways of hearing things.
The outcome was really surprising. Something we didn’t anticipate was that it helped the team understand each other. We found not only did it help our staff to understand our clients, but it helped our staff to understand each other. So we are now able to work more effectively together as a team.
Anyone would benefit from doing this staff development program, particularly small business that have a team that need to work closely together, and any business that is dealing directly with clients face to face, and client services.
Ben Page, Elders Insurance New England
I engaged Annie K to conduct communication training with my sales team and found her to be an excellent trainer and facilitator. Her manner and down-to-earth approach was refreshing and my team responded to her encouraging ‘real life’ experiences to learn from. I would recommend Annie as a valued trainer to any business.
I really loved the Women in Business program as we were sitting in a group of women supporting each other and deciding together the kind of skills we needed for this year and for our businesses. It was fabulous to just be able to talk freely and to contribute towards building a program for the next 12 months.
Tracy Pendergast, Pentica PR
What is really great about Annie’s workshops in the Women in Business series is that it is women talking to women, and practicing with women. I find that there is a really open, free and supportive dynamic when you get women working on skills development together.