Raylene de Wet, director of event sales at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, unveils six trends that will likely disrupt and elevate South Africa's events industry in the coming year...
6 Aug 2019
Data. A powerful tool when packaged well, but also potentially a means to put your audience to sleep. Being born with a fairly right-sided brain of creativity and wonder, I thought I would do myself a favour by getting out of my comfort zone and learn how to present data better...
Warwick Skerritt 11 Jul 2017
From a humble start selling jeans out of a car boot the Aussie retailer has become a global operation...
Zeenat Moorad 20 Jan 2017
People in the industry often view the strategist and the creative as different animals. However, spend enough time with both of these individuals and you will come to realise that there are actually more traits that they have in common...
Mike dos Santos 19 Jan 2016
After five years of authentic content, Tech4Africa returns to Johannesburg on 7 and 8 October for two days of inspiring and engaging talks at the iconic Kalabash...
Issued by Tech4Africa 28 Sep 2015
Ever hear the story about the Russians in Bosnia watching their unlikely US allies designing their PP slides? One nonplussed Russian said, "If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you..."
Douglas Kruger 5 Mar 2015
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 21 Nov 2013
QualityLife Company is proud to announce its partnerships with Nashua Mobile and Strate for its third Annual Wired Woman's Conference to be held on 15 October at the Hyatt Regency in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Issued by QualityLife 1 Oct 2013
We all know the term 'less is more', but in a busy and complex world it is often forgotten. For a brand to say more and have optimal impact it needs to say less, less grey, less of the same, and more difference, more relevance. Simple doesn't mean easy though, and that's where the craft comes in. The craft of simplification.
Glen Meier 20 Nov 2012
There are 300 million PowerPoint users worldwide. There are 30 million PowerPoint presentations happening daily. About a million right now, as you read this. And at least 50% of those (but probably more) are unbearable. In short, 500 000 audiences wish the boardroom ceiling would fall on them. Or on the speaker.
Tiffany Markman 19 Jul 2012
Founder of Independent Agency Search and Selection (IAS) Johanna McDowell and Brenda Ross recently facilitated a master class entitled 'What is it really like out there' and 'How to improve conversion rates' where participating agencies were requested to note down, anonymously, the worst and best things they had noticed in a pitch situation.
9 May 2011
With the power of visual communication becoming increasingly acknowledged, its scope is getting broader every day. Here are the 11 trends that I believe will have the most significant impact on industry in 2011.
Lana Hindmarch 24 Jan 2011
In my first article on this subject, I focused on why conferences suck and what we need to do about it (adhere to our objectives). In this article, I will talk about some of the techniques we use to make our conferences kick more ass than yours.
Richard Mulholland 12 Nov 2009
While the somewhat muted celebrations of the magazine publishing industry's annual PICA magazine and journalism awards went on last night, Wednesday, 7 November 2007, Media24 CEO Patricia Scholtemeyer addressed her peers for the first time publically on the scandal that resulted in 12 Media24 publications being fingered for circulation irregularities. She said she was still devastated: “This happened in my own company. The buck stops with me. But I'm more concerned with what it has done to the magazine industry overall.”
Louise Marsland 8 Nov 2007
Some sales pros get so overwhelmed by gadgetry - from overheads to Palm Pilots - they forget that what's truly important is focusing on the buyer's needs. Here are some tips for those wishing to eschew all the special effects for a more powerful presentation...
Peter S. Finkelstein 13 Sep 2004
The stage is set, the menu confirmed. The attendance list, carefully worked out with the client, promises to deliver the most important celebrities, media personalities, clients and VIPs. The only question that remains, however, is how many of your guests will actually turn up.
Bev Basson 1 Aug 2004