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Testimonials

Feedback from workshops in London and Kent, plus tailor-made workshops for groups and companies.

‘Feedback for the classes here was very positive – the courses were well-structured, engaging and informative, in a relaxed atmosphere.’ Anne McLaren, director, Creek Creative Studios.

‘Alexandra’s class was authoritative and she has a brilliantly dynamic style of teaching – I picked up some useful tips, which I now use regularly.’ Kylie O’Brien, The Daily Telegraph.

‘A very thorough and informative workshop – I started blogging the following day.’ Sue Peart, editor, You Magazine (The Mail on Sunday)

‘A very useful and insightful course – I would highly recommend it.’ Charlotte May, florist – http://www.lottysflowers.com/

‘A revelatory class: clear, accessible and full of vital information.’ Elizabeth Buchan, novelist – www.elizabethbuchan.co.uk

‘I thoroughly enjoyed Alexandra’s workshop and her no-nonsense, business-like approach. She listens to the individual needs of the participants and tailors the advice accordingly. This made for a very productive evening.’ Paula McWaters, journalist and writer

‘Brilliant presentation on content creation – entertaining and packed with useful advice.’ Karen Thomas, Breathe Insurance Brokers

‘Growing up in Generation X, I know how to use the new media networks available to me, but you have really given me directions on what to write, a rich background on the fundamentals of writing and the ability to use these networks to the best of their ability.’ Heeva Chowdhury, social media and events co-ordinator at Creative Process

‘It was really useful. I have just sat down to write my first blog-post.’  Charlotte Rowe, Charlotte Rowe Garden Design

‘Fantastic presentation from Alexandra at ZCSocial Media Academy.’ Zoe Cairns, ZC Social Media.

‘I enjoyed Alexandra’s blogging masterclass. Blogging had been a mystery to me, but now the fog is lifting! Thank you.’ Geri Hosier, journalist, editor and author of Hacked.

‘After following Alexandra’s advice, my blog post had the most hits ever.’ Carol Seaborne, hypnotherapist, Medway Hypnotherapy.

‘Very good, very instructive, and even slightly surprising – Alexandra suggested angles that we should all find easy to work with. She did an impressive amount of research on our sector (garden design) and also on each of us round the table, so was able to discuss and advise on relevant trends and individual issues.’ Caroline Garland, garden designer – http://www.carolinegarland.com/

‘Alexandra organised and chaired a brilliant seminar on blogging for Women In Journalism. It was a fantastic panel, a great debate afterwards and a sell-out audience. Feedback afterwards was very positive, too – WIJ at its very best.’ Kate McMillan, secretariat – Women in Journalism

‘I learned more in two hours with Alexandra than I did on a full day course organised by another company recently.’ Sarah Hammond, garden designerhttp://www.sarahhammonddesign.com/

‘The course couldn’t have been more inspiring and illuminating about the essence of writing a blog. I’d recommend it to anyone even thinking of starting one.’ Amicia de Moubray, author and journalist – Doddington Place Gardens

‘Blogging made easy, thanks to Alexandra’s excellent and encouraging workshop.’ Maureen Paton, arts and entertainment journalist –www.maureenpaton.co.uk

Many thanks for the highly informative and useful workshop. Before attending, we were struggling to understand exactly how and where blogging fitted into our marketing strategy for our miniature, portable vibration and Bluetooth speakers. Thanks also for all the follow-up advice. Julian Hill, director www.vibemonster.com

‘The courses were outstanding, excellent value for money, highly practical tips.’ Philippa Dickenson, psychotherapist

‘Brilliant tips, extremely useful and immediately usable advice for blogging. Came away very motivated, and feel well informed to start blogging regularly. Deborah Turner, image consultant and specialist in personal branding – www.youimageconsultancy.co.uk

‘I found it really helpful and learned loads without realising it, always the best way.’ Bridget Lubbock, dog lover, coffee drinker and secret writer

‘Thanks for a very informative and lively course. I learnt a lot!’ Frances Beaumont, Dyxpraxia Action

‘Alexandra is clear and concise in her delivery, and obviously highly experienced in her area. I left with a clear mind, a sensible action plan, realistic aims and feeling confident.’ Matt Jackson, independent horticultural consultant –www.blacksheepconsultants.co.uk

‘Many thanks for your excellent writing workshop – we all got so much out of it.’ Ginny Hicks, partner, HLR lettings agency, Chelsea

‘A knowledgeable speaker. She lead a course that gave me insights into how to write for my business. A very useful morning.’ Jane Potter, Abbey Chic vintage textiles – http://abbeychic.com/

‘An excellent, engaging speaker who packed a lot of relevant information into a short space of time.’ Ann Scott, publisher and rights manager, Patrick George publishing

‘A wonderful workshop – both reassuring and inspiring. I really feel I understand so much more about blogging now, and realise what I was doing wrong and what I should be focussing on.’ Celia Dodd, journalist and author of The Empty Nest –http://www.celiadodd.co.uk/

‘Inspiring. People kept telling me I ought to blog, but it wasn’t until Alexandra’s workshop that I properly understood what blogging was about, and I now feel I can do it.’ Liz Bauwens, stylist

‘If you’re starting your first blog, this workshop is a must. There’s plenty of good information that will get you headed in the right direction.’ Alan Wood, pc support technician –www.alansshed.co.uk

‘When we were looking at the way Provender House could make money – from location and venue hire, as well as tourism – Alexandra sourced experts and professionals from the relevant fields, and helped us write a useful, interesting and well-balanced report, which gave us a good idea of which direction to take.’ Elizabeth Wade, chair, Provender Trust, Kent

‘Fantastic workshop that was relaxed, informative, clear, and, at each point, helped me to relate the issues to my needs and situation.’ Nicola Cursley Bond, Cursley & Bond jewellery designers

‘I feel I can promote my business in a more effective way.’ Helen Applegarth, Helen Applegarth Garden Design

‘Very professional presentation, backed up by relevant experience. Many good tips offered.’ Dr Linda Smith, glass artist and scientist – http://lsmithglassartcouk-com.webs.com/

‘The course felt quite structured, and Alexandra was a real authority on the subject, which filled me with confidence.’ Catherine Hill, photographer – http://www.catherinehillphotography.co.uk/

‘I really enjoyed Alexandra’s way of delivery, very professional, informative and just the right amount of humour to keep this busy artistic mum awake after only 3 hours sleep! Thank you.’ Maggie Johns, creative practitioner in willow and board – http://www.visualstream.co.uk/

‘Alexandra’s suggestions and advice helped us define the message we wanted to get across. She pointed out the importance of using the right words….very useful indeed and sometimes eye-opening.’ Nathalie Banaigs, Kent Photo Library, Kent Creative Live and Kent Creative Arts – http://kentcreativelive.org/

‘As a former head teacher in an international setting, I’m familiar with using websites as promotional tools, but setting up your own business from scratch poses quite different challenges, so Alexandra’s experience and input was invaluable in guiding my approach to promotion and social media.’ Diane Perry, founder, The Cookery Studio, Sheldwich

‘Our two hour session with Alexandra de-mystified a number of issues around social media. Her common-sense approach…and very useful diagram helped me understand the possibilities that need to be embraced.’ Jane Garrett, former CEO and independent consultant