This was a really terrific workshop – so practical, inspiring, and a really great use of time for all of us. I loved how you got us all to speak early/often throughout the day and even share personal stories. There was a vulnerability we all had to bring to it, but we also had so much support for one another. I loved seeing how everyone improved throughout the day and how great they were at giving each other constructive feedback.
Marissa Phillips, Content Strategy Manager at Airbnb
I’ve had a lot of presentation skills training in the past; this definitely ranks very highly on the list of trainings (possibly the best ever). I loved the instant feedback, the practice sessions, and the focus on recording and watching videos. I think it really challenged us to understand our presentation styles, and Anne was an amazing instructor. I hope this opportunity is given to other Facebook employees in the future!!
1. Very hands on – appreciated that it wasn’t just a one way prezo
2. Clear advice and action items on how to improve
This should be a must for every FB employee. Definitely the #1 training I’ve done.
-Facebook manager, 2017
Today I received a JavaOne Rockstar award for the talk that you helped me with last fall. This award is based on the top rated talks from the conference. Thank you for your insight, your help, and your contributions to other speakers on my team since then!
-Netflix Engineering Manager
Anne was beyond terrific. So helpful and thoughtful and available to answer questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve aspects of communication.
-Stanford Graduate Business School Student, 2016
Lighthouse not only coached me on English grammar but also on communication approach and delivery style, which are more important and more relevant to workplace communication. For example, I used to find my conversation off topic very frequently, then I learned the P.R.E.P framework. Now though I still have a lot of room to improve, my conversation is much more concise. My manager noticed the improvement in my presentations skill. The coaching is invaluable to me.
-Danni Liang, Manager at Facebook
I’ve had a lot of success both professionally and personally with my talks, and I owe Lighthouse a lot of thanks. The most beneficial thing I’ve learned is to practice the talks via repetition, record the talks, and then really analyze what I need to change or do to make it better.
-Ben Lesh, Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
I found the workshop really helpful. It led me to transform my talk quite a bit and deliver something I felt was much better than what I had originally planned out. It was a night and day difference between before and after your class. I felt pretty well prepared and like I had a good talk going and primarily needed to focus on just executing the talk properly, and I think I did a decent job of that.
This was one of the best trainings I’ve done at my company. It worked through so many roadblocks I face during public speaking like pace, breathing and what to do to prepare.
All non-native English speakers should take this course (Elevate your English).
This week I spoke in front of 75 people in NYC. It was my first public speech since I joined Anne’s ESL coaching, and I’m pretty confident that it’s the best talk I’ve given so far. I paced myself, didn’t rush through the slides, and barely mispronounced a word. In most talks I catch a glimpse or two of someone having trouble understanding something I just said, but that was not the case this time.
-Facebook Manager from Puerto Rico
Anne is very friendly and supportive, evaluates and understands the needs and desires of participants. Great class!!
Wanted to let you know that the Techstars talk was really well received this morning! Thanks for all your feedback and tips… I was very comfortable with the material and the crowd.