Anis has an excellent approach that inspires, engages and energises. She doesn’t talk at attendees but with them and that’s what make her talks so valuable.
– Head of Events, Enterprise Nation
Anis Qizilbash transformed from a shy introvert with zero social skills to a generator of million-pound deals over an 18-year career selling to street traders, small businesses, NGOs, multinational corporates, investment banks, and governments, across 20 countries. Through her unique story, Anis demonstrates how the impossible is possible. She shatters illusions of what it takes to successfully sell, leaving the audience inspired and infused with self-belief in their ability, while giving them the skills to make it happen.
TEDx October 2016
You can watch Anis’ TEDx talk here.
Audiences find her unique humour and stories of both failures and successes refreshing. If you are looking for a speaker to inspire, entertain and most of all, plant the seed of “yes I can” amongst your audience, then Anis is your woman.
POPULAR SPEECH TOPICS
MINDFUL SELLING: Seven steps to selling without being salesy
“Nothing happens until a sale is made,” said Jim Barksdale, former IBM CEO. But how does one generate sales without drowning in the sludge of salesy-ness? Understand human psychology to avoid falling into the trap of the stereotypical salesperson. In this talk, your audience will learn:
- Why buyers buy so they can effectively sell
- How to avoid the biggest mistake that scares away buyers
- Seven steps to get buyers to buy from you again and again
Anis delivering a keynote at UK’s official Global Entrepreneurship Week launch
CHARGE YOUR WORTH
In this powerful talk, Anis shines the light on what causes us to devalue ourselves and shows people how to overcome limiting beliefs so they can charge their worth. This talk is best for female audiences.
ONE BREATH AWAY
In this talk Anis shares fresh insight into sales, based on mindfulness principles where your audience will:
- Realise the difference between failure and fortune is just a breath away
- What can make the difference between success and failure
- Transform their interpersonal communication in a moment
Anis can also talk about:
- Mindfulness and personal development
- Leaving corporate life to pursue entrepreneurship
- Overcoming fears
- Picking yourself up after failure
Anis delivering a talk at Google Campus
Anis has been delivering impactful training for founders, entrepreneurs and those in the start up community at Soho Works and Shoreditch House for the past year. She is adept at working with those in the creative industries. Her ‘Mindful selling’ sessions have boosted confidence and productivity throughout each group. Sessions continue to be over – subscribed and often re-ran due to their popularity. Working with Anis is a joy. I would highly recommend Anis.
– Senior Events Manager, Soho House
Anis helped our entrepreneurs build confidence to successfully sell with a mindful twist. As a result the start-ups feel more positive about sales and gained a set of tools & techniques to create and develop their own sales strategies. Best rated sales workshop so far!
– Project Manager, Hatch Enterprise
Anis helped deconstruct selling for our entrepreneurs, taking away the fear and removing the sigma from this process. Several of our participants identified it as the most useful session of the day, and gained hugely from resetting their traditional understanding of what it means to sell
– Director, The Entrepreneur Refugee Network
The main takeaway from your session was to be be present and not putting the pressure of your whole future on each client! The story you told helps me remember that people employ individuals and we need to add value to them before we start trying to sell them anything! Very funny facilitation too!
– Director, Power of Uke (delegate feedback)
The universally positive feedback from attendees, coupled with the mirth emerging from the room proves that Anis is a first class presenter who gets an often dry subject across with pathos and poignancy.
– Events Manager, TechHub
Anis made what could have been quite a dull topic interesting and occasionally, genuinely funny.
– Tech Hub audience feedback
Anis was one of the first speakers I approached when organising the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs as her classes are always extremely popular and receive rave reviews. She has an excellent approach that inspires, engages and energises. Anis doesn’t talk at attendees but with them and that’s what make her classes so valuable. I would highly recommend Anis to anyone that is looking to grow their sales.
– Head of Events, Enterprise Nation
Anis delivered an excellent workshop to our group of artists who found the session invaluable. I look forward to working with her in the future
– Trustee, Camberwell Arts
I feel blessed I managed to catch Anis’ session at the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. I felt like my colleague was subconsciously focused on his own benefit while trying to sell. This was hard to change. After her talk I can really see how it has changed his focus. Thank you once again.
– Co-Founder Affiliate for Zyndio
Anis was a great motivational speaker that was able to transform how people view sales from an aggressive standpoint to a calmed place of service and positive attitude. The workshop was very practical and useful for start-ups with little experience in sales or for those who have come to see sales as a negative aspect of business
-Membership Events, Enterprise Nation
I was nervous and worried about selling, but now I believe I can do it.
– Workshop delegate & Co-founder, Tales Toolkit
Anis lead a refreshing and energetic session at Edspace, showing a group of education start-ups a less intimidating and effective way to sell. Great workshop, highly recommended.– Managing Director, Edspace
Anis delivered a very engaging workshop for our members, with fun exercises to get involved in and be stimulated by. Everybody left the session having learnt something and the line ‘I’m going to definitely try that going forward’ was bouncing around everywhere. I would highly recommend her and book her again!
– Community Development Manager, Techspace
Anis’s talk made me look at selling in a different light – more from the customer’s point of view and how we can help them get to where they want to be rather than just seeing selling as a selfish activity to reach the salesperson’s goals to sell more.
– Membership Team, Hub Westminster
Anis delivered a thoroughly engaging ‘Mindful Sales’ workshop for our winners, where she demonstrated ways that they could communicate their value and ‘serve’ rather than ‘sell’. Very worthwhile and well received workshop, I would definitely recommend.
– Events Manager, Ordnance Survey
I found Anis’ workshop most empowering as whilst I’m very reserved about selling, due to the perceived personality traits needed (which I don’t have!), Anis’ session changed my opinion.
– Events & Community Manager, Ordnance Survey
Members found Anis’ workshop very useful and looked forward to applying it to their businesses. One member said that they found it difficult to obtain payment from customers but following the workshop, they now feel that they have the skills to confidently ask for outstanding monies.
– Host, Impact Hub Brixton
Anis Qizilbash is one very engaging speaker, the room was hers and everybody stayed happy. If you want an Authentic and Engaging presentation – it is a MUST to get Anis Q in front of your audience. I was so blown away, that I forgot to take pictures and post to social media. Isn’t that a sign of a great speech? It is for me!
– Organiser, Entrepreneurial Women’s Network
FURTHER CLIENTS & PARTNERS INCLUDE…
PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- Business of Wellness Summit 2016
- Festival of Female Entrepreneurs
- Global Entrepreneurship Week, official UK launch event
- Tech Hub at Google Campus, London
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, closing keynote
- Startup 2017
When Anis first started her sales career, a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, when email was a new thing in offices, she was a painfully shy, socially awkward person and an introvert, who couldn’t say boo to a goose.
But she still managed to thrive in her 16 year corporate sales role travelling to 20 countries, generating £millions in revenue, all by being the quietest person in the room.
As the founder of Mindful Sales Training, Anis is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs and freelancers overcome fear and self-doubt, show them they were born to sell, by being their authentic selves, and get their sales-game on using mindfulness principles.
Anis is also the author of Grow Your Sales, Do What You Love: Mindful Selling for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers.
Her clients are using what she teaches to overcome their fear of selling and develop confidence in their ability to grow their sales, doing what they love, with no prior sales experience.
This is more than a job; she’s a passionate believer in entrepreneurship and is on a mission to transform the lives of 10 million people using her gifts to support entrepreneurs sell more effectively and build a stronger economy.
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WHY DOES ANIS DO THIS?
This is more than a job for me, my mission is to help as many people as I can, everywhere, breakthrough fears holding them back, appreciate their value, and teach them to create value for others, so they can grow in their business and lives, and improve the lives of people around them. Selling has gotten such a bad rap and it’s an incredibly under-rated skill. Not only can sales skills help you influence others, they can also help you influence yourself to become a better version of yourself.
I’m also a advocate for inclusion and representation for minorities to be more visible, because we all need role models, so what also drives me to succeed is, to quote Vivian Baxter “Put my foot in the door so that women of every colour can walk over my foot.” Seeing someone like you on a stage is uplifting and empowering.
EVENT MANAGER FAQS
How long are the presentations?
- Keynotes are usually 45-75 minutes
- There are also half day sessions, break out sessions, full day sessions
- Anis can tailor the presentation to the needs of your event
Looking to inspire your audience of startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers?
If you want to impress and help your audience, book Anis now for your next event using the contact form below.