"I love Your First Year of Work - A Survival Guide. Every college and university should have this book, in numbers, in their libraries, bookstores, and Career Centres.” - Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector UFS

 

Business

 

Seven essential workplace practices (all staff)
Respect, responsibility, time management – and more.  

1 hour talk.

The meaning of work
(recent joiners)
Finding meaning and job satisfaction through earning, becoming, discovering yourself, leading, serving, challenging, enjoying.  

2 hour workshop.

What not to wear and do – and why (all staff)
The A to J of workplace behaviour and etiquette.  

3 hour workshop.

Communications basics (all staff)
Written and verbal communications, phone usage, emails, attitude.  

3 hour workshop


Writing with purpose 

Day one

  • Understanding – and unleashing – the power of the written word
  • Back to basics (materials provided)
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency
  • Phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, sections and chapters
  • Basic MS Word layout (headings, subheadings, bullet points, spacing, indenting, consistency)
  • Homework

Day two

  • Reading well to write well
  • Finding and using the right words
  • Writing with purpose
  • Creating structure: situation, complication, question, solution
  • Homework

Day three

  • The keys to good business writing
  • Minutes, reports, formal letters, summaries
  • Homework 

3 day hands-on workshop; maximum 20 participants


Speaking with purpose 

Day one

  • Releasing your voice: pitch, pause, pace, projection and tone
  • Breath control and stage fright
  • Preparation is everything
  • Homework

Day two

  • Structuring a speech or presentation
  • Respecting your audience
  • Retaining your integrity
  • Developing your own style
  • Homework

Day three

  • Live presentations
  • Handling audience responses
  • Critique and feedback from other participants
  • Essential reading 

3 day hands-on workshop; maximum 20 participants


Self-leadership (all staff)

The power and purpose of knowing and growing 'thyself' first - before taking on a leadership role.

2 hour workshop.


The power of raising the bar (line managers, HR personnel, trainers)
Why you should not give up and give in to lowering workplace standards; how to inspire change while raising employee morale and productivity.  

30 minute talk.

Bespoke communications training on request.

Note: prices upon request. All prices quoted include a copy of Your First Year of Work – A Survival Guide. The only materials required are pen and paper, or laptops/PCs – and an enquiring mind.