Why people ask me back…
At the House of Colour annual conference, I interviewed 40 stylists to create 40 short films which brought to life the company’s ethos and approach to colour and style. Helen Venables is the Managing Director:
Some might feel, “Oh no, another thing to think about for the conference”. But it’s proof of the quality of the relationship that we have with Miranda, that I had absolute confidence that it would all work. And I was proved right. The way in which Miranda facilitated those interviews made everyone feel at ease and got them to the nub of their lightbulb moments so quickly.
The interviews kept to time and she was really flexible. I think it was miraculous. We were delighted, just delighted.
The films show the reality and the core of House of Colour. For us, the stylists are the window on who we are. We have an amazing product and fantastic IP, but it is our stylists who make it come alive and deliver it to our clients. I think that the films show this. They give you a clear window of who we are. People can now see us and know what they are going to get.
Helen Venables, Managing Director of House of Colour.
Read about the benefits this ‘speed storytelling’ session brought to the stylists and the company as a whole.
Miranda is very thorough in what she does. That gives people a lot of confidence in her professional approach. She makes people feel that they can trust her, because she gives them feedback at every stage. So she keeps people confident about being interviewed and that confidence helps them to express better what they are doing. And the way she shapes and expresses the interview makes it read like an engaging story – rather than a piece of copy. And to do that, Miranda has to dive deep. There’s no shortcut.
Ron Tanner, Leadership Growth Trainer at Shirlaws
Miranda’s able able to respond quickly to complex briefs and deliver an accessible communication offer in a style the audience needs.
She has an ethos of tight and high quality programme management. She ensures outcomes remain in sight and that, in conversation with the commissioner and users, projects adapt in response to the reality of day to day planning.
I would certainly work with Miranda again”
Ivan Rudd, Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council. Six Ways to Wellbeing Campaign
Miranda interviewed me for a Lunch event run by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce. She made a daunting experience seem easy – and almost enjoyable!
Her preparation was first class. Firstly downloading enough salient information from me to make the talk flow. Then feeding the information back to me in a format that meant that I knew in advance the directions of the questions – so there was no need to worry about an unforeseen question.
After the event I received a lot of positive feedback which was largely down to the professional and engaging manner of Miranda’s interview process and technique.
Miranda is a joy to work with. She combines consummate professionalism with a human touch to get the very best out of people. Her thorough preparation and planning ensures that she gives interviewees an opportunity to talk about what they know with confidence without compromising her own well-honed sense of what works for audiences. And she is brilliant at bringing out people’s stories, thoughts and ideas in a way that conveys not just their enthusiasm, but the reasons why what they are doing is important.
Jacqui Bealing, Senior Media Relations Manager, University of Sussex.