Andrew is passionate about communications and making connections. As an actor, playwright, singer, song writer and over all performance enthusiast, Andrew has learned the importance of effective communication in the social environment. A graduate of UCT, he has a Bachelor of Arts double major in Drama and Media&Writing. He has always found himself at home on the stage, be it theatre or music. He has also had a keen interest in the behind the scenes occupations of writing and directing. At school level he was awarded Best Script two years running as well as Most Versatile Actor and overall Drama Honours. The psychology behind performance and how that applies both to stage and interpersonal interaction is focal point for Andrew and formed key aspects of his studies.
Belinda van Rensburg has completed her Facilitate Learning using a Variety of given Methodologies (Unit Standard 117871) through Executive Coaching and Facilitation as well as her CompTIA CTT+ through Tredmendis Learning.
She started her career in Sales and Marketing but soon found her empathetic, open personality better suited to people development. She has not only successfully trained some of South Africaâ€™s Top Corporate Companies, but also SMMEâ€™s and individuals. Recently she trained Business Connexionâ€™s technical trainers to becoming Certified CompTIA CTT+ Trainers.
She devotes her spare time and energy to empowering women on an emotional and often economic level. She regularly hosts womenâ€™s workshops through The Louise Hay Foundation in South Africa and The Bardolino Artists Retreat (Mpumalanga).
Lawrence is a training instructor at Leading Edge Business Solutions (formerly Intoweb Academy)
since April 2008, and has been a technical instructor since 2004. Lawrence combines technical
knowledge with good communications skills, and consistently receives enthusiastic reviews from his
students. Lawrence has trained in all 9 provinces of South Africa as well as in The DRC and Swaziland.
Operating Systems and Application Software
Windows 95 â€“Windows 7, Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, Visio
Open /Libre Office Writer, Calc, Impress, Base
Wordpress and Joomla Content management systems
Soft skill/ Business Skills
Selling, Presentation, Communication, Time Management, Anger Management.
Certified Technical Trainer Exam
N5 Electrical Engineering
Installation Liaison Officer (Telecommunication)
Microsoft Office Specialist, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Hardware and Networking from City & Guilds of London
Methods for planning and preparing presentations are introduced. The different parts of a presentation are identified. Tools for enhancing presentations are identified. Participants prepare and deliver a presentation using the techniques and tools introduced.
This course is designed for individuals who need to present information effectively in a professional environment.
Note: information may change without notice.
Without a dynamic and coherent presentation, even stellar ideas can fail to convince your audience.
We will look at the simple components of any conversation and then see how they apply to the presentation format. This is a foundational element of the course as a whole.
This section will look at key stressors that affect social engagements and how to manage our responses to them. We will use the BICEP model to understand our fears in a presentation.
Nervousness is a chief complaint for many presenters. We will look at how to use nerves to our advantage and overcome stage fright.
Our inner monologue is a powerful ally or a dangerous enemy. We will look at how we can keep our thoughts on our side, keep them useful and keep them positive.
We will examine how to interpret and communicate body language by understanding the relationship between the emotional and the physical. We will also learn how to boost confidence through power poses.
Your Speaking Voice
The ability to project, enunciate and create pleasant vocals is a trainable skill. We will look at techniques to practice towards a professional standard.
Everyone has had to endure a monotonous speaker at some point. We will look at how to use the five forms of emphases to avoid becoming one.
We will look at some ways in which we can organise our content so that it is engaging and memorable.
Add Punch to Your Presentation
Effective slides are a key tool for any presenter. We will look at some key rules for making sure we avoid “death by powerpoint” and create exciting visuals.
As well as smaller presentations during the course of the workshop, the participants will have a chance to employ their new skills in a final presentation.
Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.
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For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain.
For more information you can download the official Gautrain brochure.
The PC hire charge is not applicable if you bring your own notebook.
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed correctly.
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our computer.