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If you would like to improve your public speaking skills or general presentation skills, then consider taking part in a presentation training program. These programs are offered country wide and can be found through The Skills Portal.

It’s often difficult to stay alert and engaged in a web presentation because there are so many temptations and distractions such as smart phones and email. This article gives a few points on how to improve your web presentation skills.


Podcasting is quickly becoming a buzz word among the techie crowd. So what is podcasting, anyway? Podcasting is online audio content that is delivered via an RSS feed. Many people liken podcasting to radio on demand.

On any given work day, most employees will admit that writing a business report or proposal rates as one of the most unpleasant work tasks. Whether we care to admit it or not, the thought of writing a professional report or proposal presents a daunting challenge. Skills Portal's Ishara Maharaj uncovers some good advice courtesy of Bev Riemer, expert business report and proposal writing facilitator.

Presenting in front of a small or large audience is a daunting experience for most people. Helene Vermaak Director at The Human Edge says that presenting can cause immense anxiety and it is important to learn how to replace the feelings of dread and panic with exhilaration and enjoyment.

Skills Portal recently spoke to Maureen Collins, communications strategist and 'people expert' on the basics of effective communication. As facilitator for Alusani Skills and Training Network, Maureen presents a fresh outlook on communication strategies for women in the workplace.

Public speaking is the worlds 3rd biggest phobia!
Yet it is the most natural, thing for humans to communicate to each other.

What do Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro and Winston Churchill have in common? They are considered to be amongst the greatest speakers the globe has ever seen, possessing the unique ability to inspire loyalty and trust from their listeners.

The success of a presentation is measured by how much was understood by the
audience. Whether you are presenting to a current client, a potential client or a room
full of strangers, we all want to make sure we get our point across well and that we
are fully understood.

Does the thought of doing a presentation or speaking in front of your colleagues or customers make you want to run, hide or call in sick? Then you may be suffering from a very real phobia. Read more about how to overcome your speaking fears.

The idea of storytelling is growing in popularity and becoming a widely used tool to communicate thoughts, present ideas and influence others. How does it work? Nancy Duarte talks about the power of storytelling and how it can be used to convey information in a way that people will remember.

Sound presentations skills in the workplace can be useful when conducting meetings, during conflict situations and throughout the negotiation process. This skill is an asset to any individual and organisation and should be developed and nurtured.

When two professional business women attended the Confident Communication Workshop neither suspected that the time had come to face some hard truths about their presenting methods, yet despite some challenging moments, both have emerged as self-assured professionals ready to tell it like it is.

Death by powerpoint is a growing epidemic, but you can be part of the cure by throwing out musty presenting techniques and out-of date rules and getting a fresh persepective on how to effectively deliver your message.

What do you do if you?re at lunch with your boss and he or she makes a racist joke? Or one of your team members swears, even in front of clients, and ignores requests to stop? Helene Vermaak, Kerry Patterson and Eric Patten have some tips on how to hold a risky conversation.

Communicating effectively with stakeholders, utilising social media platforms and polishing up on organisational communication skills are three of the the main focus areas for a new range of courses. The practical and hands-on courses will help all those who wish to improve on their communication skills.

It is important to understand that customer service is not merely a set of skills. It is in fact an attitude, writes Delia Thompson. I do believe that as a country, corporate, government and private sector we have the necessary skills. But quite frankly we need to work on our attitudes.

Remember the three T's of Presenting: Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them and then tell them what you have told them, writes Delia Thompson.

Quo Vadis Communications' highly acclaimed Organisational Communications course runs over two sessions of three days each, with the first session beginning on 28th September, and the second session beginning on the 26th October.

Bookings have opened for the six-day Organisational Communications course, run by Quo Vadis Communications, to be held in Cape Town in September and October. The course has been tailored to meet the needs of both the Corporate and Civil Society sectors.

Quo Vadis Communications will run two additional courses in August and September to meet demand. The popular six-day courses will be hosted in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

It is problematic to view PR as a "nice tool to build a bit of a profile", when it is really interaction with all those who come into contact with your business. Ronel Bester writes,"If you cut your PR budget, you won?t stop communicating, you will just do it less effectively, and this will have an impact on your profile with your stakeholder groups."

"The course changed my life - I moved from dreaming of being a writer to becoming one. I am ever grateful to Theo Coggin and his Quo Vadis team for setting me on the path to where I am today,' says Burgie Ireland, writer and participant of the Organisational Communications course to be held in Cape Town in June and July.

E-commerce is based on coporate interest in online communication channels, where activity in digital networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo and more have become a direct channel to market and a highly effective business tool. Add email marketing and online PR to the mix, and there are exciting times ahead for corporations in cyber space.

Experienced marketers in South Africa are encouraged to apply for the Chartered Marketer SA, which recognises both marketing practitioners and chartered markerter distinctions - challenging those who have excelled in their careers to apply for certificates.


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