Anne Miller - Words Matter Make What You Say Pay!
Presentation & Sales Specialist
Author | Speaker | Coach
Words Matter – Make What You Say Pay!


Case Studies

"Since starting my job, I really feel like I am thriving. So far in Q3, I have already surpassed my sales goal and I have your training to thank for it. You really helped me through a hard time and you helped me realize my potential and ability as a seller. I feel very confident in my ability to achieve success.”
Junior Sales Rep
Media Industry

1. High Stakes - The IPO Roadshow

Challenge:To transform a low-key, conservative CEO into a passionate communicator for the value of his shipping company as he traveled to institutional clients all over the country and Europe.

Solution:We strengthened the flow of the presentation his investment bank had created so that it was an easier, more coherent message for him to deliver. We also eased him into a more energetic delivery by enriching his own style rather than by forcing any superficial techniques.

Result:"Very many thanks for your help putting together a great presentation and in helping (my CFO) and myself deliver it in a way which did justice to the work done behind the scenes by yourself and the bank."

2. The Beauty Contest

Challenge:Successful Senior Vice President of leading Boston investment management firm wanted to strengthen her presentation skills in an industry where business is frequently won or lost in competitive "bake-offs" or "beauty contests."

Solution:We focused on how to distinguish her firm from the competition, make her remarks more relevant, and deliver the presentation with more authority.

Result:"The techniques you taught me are already starting to pay off. Last week, I won a new $30 million account. I was delighted. I faced very tough competitors, but the Board decided within one hour of the meeting to go with my company. Thank you."

3. The Dinner Speech

Challenge:To coach the President as she prepared for her opening remarks and speech to 800 people at the Financial Women's Associations annual dinner.

Solution:We refined her approach, reworked the speech, perfected her delivery, and worked on the agenda of her co-speakers.

Result:"(Your) suggestions prepared us well. The personal commitment to our success and professionalism you demonstrated enabled us to produce outstanding results…enjoyed working with you this year…Your enthusiasm and energy are contagious…I look forward to working with you in the future."

4. The Technology Speaker

Challenge:Twenty technology professionals in the leading technology company had to present at their upcoming client conference. Their performance at this event the previous year had been disappointing.

Solution:We did a marathon of individual coaching rehearsals. People came in groups of four for a half day each, during which time they were videotaped while they presented. We re-worked their visuals and content to make them more coherent, more interesting, less wordy, more interesting, simpler, and made them more energetic in their delivery.

Result:"Everyone I spoke with about the training found it incredibly beneficial and would certainly like to participate again next year. The conference went very well and of the 5 top speakers, 4 were our very own!" Thanks for everything."

5. The Sticky Client Presentation

Challenge:To help a team of Managing Directors navigate through a sensitive presentation to an investment banking client.

Solution:We worked on the whole presentation, but crafted with particular care the opening of the presentation and the strategies for handling the various political issues that they knew would arise.

Result:"It went very well. We accomplished what we wanted. Thanks for the help!"

6. The Slightly Flawed Fast Tracker

Challenge:To help a talented Senior Brand Manager at a major media company improve her professional presence particularly when presenting to Senior management at key clients. Her enthusiasm was high, but her delivery was less than satisfactory.

Solution:Part of the problem turned out to be structural, which we fixed with a proven format that guarantees a logical flow. Then, we eliminated her self-defeating habit of speaking too quickly.

Result:"I really enjoyed and got a lot out of our one-on-one session. You are a joy to work with and your ability to share effective techniques and information was great. My meeting this week was a smash and I received great feedback from the attendees and my team on a job well done."

7. The 2000 Person Audience

Challenge:To ensure a successful speaking experience for this Director of an investment management firm before such a large audience.

Solution:We worked very carefully on the message, making sure it struck just the right note and incorporated a variety of techniques to make it both useful and entertaining. We also reviewed techniques for managing natural public speaking anxiety.

Result: "Thank you for the help you have given our entire organization this past year, particularly the ones you did in London "sensitizing" them to selling in the American market. On a personal note, I want to thank you for the work you did for me on my recent speech. It was a great success, due in no small way to your help."

Thank you for all the ways you’ve worked with our people and made them even more effective in their presentations. You truly are a master.
Marketing Director
RegentAtlantic Capital
What a brilliant training…the way you engaged us and drew us out of ourselves was truly remarkable. I despise public speaking and I left perceptibly less fearful. You have my and my fellow IABer’s gratitude
Asst. to CEO

Once again, thank you for a terrific presentation. You are a 10+.
Women’s Global Alliance

Funny, current & fully engaging.
Conde Nast

I've been to a lot of training programs and yours was the best!
I can understand why Anne is in such high demand. - Her session was packed, the content meaty, her style highly interactive, and her perspectives were fresh
Jill Konrath, Author -SNAP! Selling
As entertaining and provocative as you were helpful. All I heard afterwards were raves for the meeting. Many thanks for a C-suite win!
The Executive Forum
Anne has provided excellent career coaching expertise and presentation skills training to me recently. The work paid off immediately, resulting in some business wins.
Brian Bolton - True Action Network
One of the smartest minds and best coaches in media is Anne Miller
Chief Digital Sales Officer
Wall Street Journal
Her attention to detail, and genuine passion for what she does, comes across immediately, and never wanes. I would recommend Anne for your career coaching needs.
Brian Bolton - True Action Network
Anne Miller is one of the best training and development consultants I have met. Her energy and obvious intelligence imbue everything she does.
Director, Professional Development
Booz-Allen & Hamilton
Anne: You were simply amazing at our session last week. Thank you so very much!
Marketing Director
RegentAtlantic Capital
I have a GREAT team, but Anne made us think differently and transformed the way we engage clients. I highly recommend her demo/presentation training.
Trish Bertuzzi
The Bridge Group

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