[John French] If you'd like to boost your earning potential in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice for you: master the art of presenting. Buffett once told a class of business students of Columbia Business College that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10% of their future earnings. If they were great presenters, he would raise his bid by an amazing 50%! Buffet believes that excellent presentation skills makes an employee far more valuable.
[John French] My first training assignment for 2014 was to train a new marketing manager in sales skills and strategy. The directors he was working for were less than happy with his sales performance and they were especially worried about his communication skills and Emotional Intelligence when it came to dealing with their valued customers.
[John French] It's that time of year again. January is the month when goal-oriented people reflect on the past 365 days, examine their past successes and failures and decide how this new year they CAN make things better. There is something very significant about the beginning of a new year that causes us to reflect and set goals for future self-development.
[Sindy Peters] 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.
[John French] 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.
[John French] 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."
[Brett Lindsay] In the race to educate South Africa's emerging youth population, touch based platforms may be the most effective solution.
[Cliff Musamba] 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."
[Courtney Bentley] Ever felt like you are coming second place? It takes a paradigm shift in thinking to achieve a quantum leap result.
[Glenn Gillis] 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.
[Courtney Bentley] 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.
[Clyde Thomas] 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.
[Mike le Plastrier] We all know the complaints regarding skills shortages and the outsourcing of jobs offshore, but this doesn't have to be so. South Africa may not be overpopulated by rocket scientists (although we do have some), but we've certainly got human resources equal to the task of handling many skilled jobs in the mining and manufacturing industries.
[Jan Felton] Are you not satisfied with your current job? Well, either your employer might not be paying you well or no one is able to realise the potential in you. Believe it or not, there are thousands who face this problem on a daily basis and so there is nothing to get depressed about.
[Will Smith] Schools have curriculums which need to be followed with a discipline. The subjects, sports, music and other activities are part of it so that students get to know their interest in a particular field or area better. Somewhere in the whole process, the real essence of understanding the motto of education gets dimmed unintentionally.
[Chris Moerdyk] There has been a considerable amount of criticism of South Africa's basic education in recent years. Some has been justifiable and some ill considered.
[Lyndy van den Barselaar] 2013 Grade 11 and 12 pupils need to start preparing for their careers after school, as these actions in the last years of schooling will directly affect career development. Currently, up to 50% of youths aged 15 to 25 are unemployed in South Africa, which means that securing a job after leaving school is a very dim prospect for many matriculants.
[Will Smith] It is a dream of millions of students worldwide to study abroad to give a new shape to their career. Getting a degree from a renowned international university is recognised throughout the world. The foreign universities have the first-class infrastructure and offer a wide range of courses to the students. The universities provide an international exposure to the students, which enable them to get high paid jobs in multinational companies.
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