„It was only when the crisis actually struck, when our faulty product started creating massive problems with our clients and our company was in the papers on a daily basis – only then did I realize how completely unprepared we were for this sort of crisis.
Thanks to cameracool we were able to save our company from a whole lot of damage. They gave us a set of tools that got us out of the crisis and restored our credibility. Our communication tool box now also comes with an emergency kit. I just wish we’d had that before.”
"Developing policies, drumming up support for them and getting them through committees – I’ve always been good at that. But as soon as a camera was rolling I’d get nervous. And well, that got noticed – to the point where no matter how well thought out my arguments were, all anyone saw were my nerves.
Cameracool gave me just the support I needed. We went through and analyzed past performances of mine. Step by step we established what worked for me, and well what didn’t. We looked at the way I phrased things but also my body language and even what I was wearing. Just trying things out and experimenting really helped me. Seeing the way different combinations looked on camera was very helpful as well. These days I’m perfectly comfortable when I step up to the mic."
„I’m a woman in charge of a company with close to a hundred employees. I guess I’m what you’d call a ‘tough cookie’. But this once I had to speak in front of the whole company, I was giving out an award and my mind just went blank.
Thankfully I came across cameracool. They helped me improve my notes-free speech. Regardless of whether it’s just something spontaneous or I’m at a conference. The trainer could draw on her experience as a radio and TV presenter. She gave me lots of useful tips. I won’t be drawing a blank again any time soon.“
“As EU representatives we’re under all kinds of pressure. Media requests have to be dealt with much quicker these days. Also the number of those requests has gone up drastically. It doesn’t help that a lot of the journalists have a pretty unhelpful, even hostile attitude.
I got to know cameracool during some training we did in Brussels. Not only did I learn helpful techniques for dealing with difficult questions. I also got an insight into the way journalists work and more importantly the way they think. That skill set has given me a lot of confidence in dealing with press requests.”
“In the early days when I was starting my business I was constantly having to explain what it actually was my company did. That’s when I realized just how hard it was to concisely pitch my idea – especially with so much on the line. Like when I was out of time or really desperately needed that investor.
Cameracool helped me get over the “too much information” problem. It wasn’t easy but even after a single session, I felt I’d gotten the main idea. Their exercises really helped as well. They made me feel more confident about myself and improved the way I present myself, my body language. That’s where the one-on-one training really paid off. It was quick and really intense”
„After giving interviews I’d often feel unsatisfied. Something I’d said just didn’t feel right. There wasn’t anything wrong with the substance of what I’d said but the result just didn’t work.
Cameracool helped me better prepare for interviews. On the content-side but also in terms of my personal style and demeanor. The trainer knows her way around the business world and has years of experience as a professional journalist, that was incredibly valuable. The tools she gave me are a big help on a daily basis and I was surprised just how easily they became a part of my routine.”