The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over-jubilant and excited at the same time. Add in to this equation free food and booze and we often see a terrifying communication cocktail in which employees often commit career suicide and take far more than just a day to recover!
By John French 4 Dec 2013 09:34
According to a recent survey, South African lecturers must adapt to the changing environment of their students by meeting them where they are most comfortable - in the social media space.
By Natasha Madhav 3 Dec 2013 09:54
In an ideal world quality higher education would be available to everyone, all educational resources and technologies would be free, no student would be left behind for financial reasons - education would be a right and not a privilege.
By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2013 11:05
Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, is set to present its annual showcase of graduate student short films and tele-novella productions. We spoke to Garth Holmes, chairman and co-founder of AFDA, to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 18 Nov 2013 09:45
Gamification can make training in the workplace faster, more effective and less expensive.
By Danette Breitenbach 23 Oct 2013 07:58
When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57
In the latest ebook, titled HTML5 iPhone Web Application Development and written by creative technologist, Alvin Crespo takes you through to the steps of how to create compelling web applications specifically tailored for distribution on iOS Safari.
By Nkululeko Mthethwa 8 Oct 2013 17:41
My mission as a communication coach is to create what I call 'Conscious Communicators'. A 'Conscious Communicator' is the term I have coined to describe a fully empowered communicator who knows and fully understands how the communication process works.
By John French 3 Oct 2013 10:34
Say for example there is a drug on the market that enhances creativity. Just say. We call that Drug A...
By Sid Peimer 26 Sep 2013 07:33
Within the last few years social media has become more integral in the lives of students, and now more than ever it is vital for higher education to get social.
By Michelle Strauss 20 Sep 2013 08:00
One of the most important goals we can save towards is our children's education. With a realistic estimate of South African university fees currently sitting at between R35,000 and R50,000 a year (excluding living expenses), most of us will need to save in advance to finance these considerable amounts.
By Nico Coetzee 19 Sep 2013 10:42
It was American comedian Jerry Seinfeld who observed: "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
By John French 18 Sep 2013 14:57
While social media and search engine marketing might be getting all the attention these days, email continues to be the ultimate ROI powerhouse for marketers, generating an average of just over $40 for every marketing dollar spent
By Luke Wingfield Digby 2 Sep 2013 11:16
By some accounts, e-learning is already a US$56 billion global business, and set to double by 2015. The US and Europe account for 70% of the market, with Asia-Pacific contributing to aggressive global growth.
By Ian Henderson 26 Aug 2013 14:14
In the race to educate South Africa's emerging youth population, touch based platforms may be the most effective solution.
By Brett Lindsay 22 Aug 2013 11:30
For many decades, animation has been the preserve of the entertainment industry. The legacies of Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Hanna Barbera, and more recently, Pixar, have firmly established animation's value in terms of storytelling.
By Ruth Steyn 20 Aug 2013 16:55
I have listened to Dr Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech' many a time. Like many I have a favourite part; "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character."
By Cliff Musamba 10 Aug 2013 12:00
Does cold calling leave you cold? Most people end up freezing when they are faced with the terrifying prospect of trying to sell something to a stranger on the other side of the phone.
By John French 23 Jul 2013 16:08
The availability and quality of education still falls far short of students' constitutional rights - but access to better options is possible for those prepared to find and take advantage of corporate assistance.
By Brett Bowes 17 Jul 2013 13:39
Online education specialists believe that as the market continues to embrace technology to digitise the learning experience, there is an increasing need to consider the merits of combining e-learning with instructor-led training workshops.
By Richard Rayne 17 Jul 2013 10:02
They all suffer from the same basic problem: The successful executive who wonders why his social life is in disarray; the office worker who always produces but never seems to get promoted; and the intellectual with three advanced degrees who wonders why much stupider people are in charge of the operation.
By Douglas Kruger 16 Jul 2013 16:57
Can free education be the foundation upon which the next Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn is created? I believe so, but it will require total dedication to open access.
By Dr Marko Saravanja 15 Jul 2013 06:45
"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Peter Drucker. Never be fooled that the road to your success is going to be the hardest challenge you will ever face in your life.
By Courtney Bentley 12 Jul 2013 05:16
No-one would dispute that corporate training is a necessary process for all organisations. Some might even say training is now more important than it has ever been.
By Glenn Gillis 9 Jul 2013 07:23
There are numerous factors to consider when starting university. One of the most important is deciding where you are going to stay while you pursue your degree.
By Aimee McDonald 3 Jul 2013 07:40
In the past couple of years, technology in education has made a dramatic impact. The question I would like to ask is not whether it is making an impact but whether the content on the devices is proving to be effective.
By Courtney Bentley 27 Jun 2013 14:14
In just over a month, one school will be awarded R50 000 to help it make a positive and, more importantly, a sustainable change for its chosen charity. The brainchild of Will McIntyre, director of the 4U Rage Festival at G&G Productions, Rage for Good is calling on SA matric learners to get involved in this year's campaign.
By Sindy Peters 24 Jun 2013 13:27
South Africa faces unique education challenges. Every year we hear stories of students being denied access to universities because of insufficient marks. Equally heart-wrenching are the stories of students who get into university or technikon but are unable to cope with the demands of tertiary education and, as a result, fail to obtain their qualifications.
By Abram Molelemane 12 Jun 2013 15:53
World of Warcraft has been described as "more addictive than crack cocaine". Players can spend up to 16 hours, without a break, playing the game and often neglect their physical needs. Imagine the learning power that could be achieved by harnessing the kind of intense concentration and enjoyment provided by games.
By Clyde Thomas 11 Jun 2013 09:16
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