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Beat your competition by identifying your REAL USP”

Avontuur Breakfast – “Beat your competition by identifying your REAL USP”
Like the rest of the world, South Africa is moving into the 4th Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence is becoming a very real part of our existence. Yet there is still much value to be placed on human connection. And human connection in the business context cannot be authentic without knowing and communicating your unique differentiator. For owner run businesses who compete against large corporate multinationals, it is THIS that will set you apart, and NOT your service offering.
We need to know what differentiates us in order to sell ourselves, and let’s face it – business people HAVE to sell themselves. Although I operate in the recruitment sector, the application is very similar to business people “recruiting” clients.
Learning your differentiator in the marketplace in not as simple as coming up with a value statement. People buy from people, and they only do that if you are truly one of a kind and have instilled trust in them. It is important to realise the subtle difference between marketing yourself and not being arrogant about it. I find that a lot of people confuse modesty with humility, when in fact it is not humility to underplay one’s strengths.
Whether you are in business, changing jobs, or trying to get a promotion, you can’t succeed until you can quantify and communicate your intrinsic value add, and learn how to sell yourself as a result of that.

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Chantelle Botha
Chantelle has spent over a decade in recruitment from the agency perspective, she has sat in the manager’s chair where she has recruited her own staff, and has spent a significant amount of time in solution based sales. She has been fortunate to have worked for one of SA’s leading job boards, two of the top recruitment agencies, and one of the biggest privately held colleges in SA. In most of these companies, she has broken records and improved revenue and performance. She has built a reputation as a rainmaker simply because she sees things differently and believes that no problem can’t be solved.
Some years ago, she started coaching candidates on various aspects of job search (CV and profile optimisation, interview coaching etc.) More recently, whilst at the helm of the CTU Campus in Stellenbosch, she has facilitated CV and interview workshops for tertiary students entering the job market, as well as provided advice to companies and Line Managers on how best to maximise their process for cost-saving and employee retention. It is this passion and ability to impart valuable knowledge that people can implement immediately that led to starting her own consultancy.
Currently she works with job seekers, Line Managers, Recruitment Agencies and Schools & Tertiary Institutions. Her aim is to bring a fresh perspective to every aspect of recruitment by helping individuals to identify and communicate their intrinsic value add and using this to effectively sell themselves
Date: 11.3.2020
Time: 08h30- 10h30
Investment: R190.
Bring a new male guests and only pay for one seat!
RSVP: 0218554296

February wine treats in the tasting room.

Friday, 14 February is Valentine’s Day and at Avontuur we’re enthusiastic about making it the perfect experience for all romantics on this important day,  but we also want to share our farm experiences with visitors for the whole month.

“ROMANTIC INTERLUDE” –  VALENTINE’S DINNER AT THE RESTAURANT

The Avontuur Estate Restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner featuring local muso Blair Taberer who will entertain with his original music and popular romantic songs from 7-9pm.   Combine this with an old-fashioned “Champagne Cocktail” as a welcome drink,  a 3-course romantic menu (with choices) and hand-crafted  Valentine’s biscuits afterwards, and you have an evening to remember. 

The cost is R450 pp, dress is smart-casual and couples can arrive from 6 pm to enjoy drinks and  sunset on the terrace. (Weather permitting).  Reservations are essential at +27 21 855-4296 and a deposit of R500 will secure.

CAKE POPS AND WINE PAIRING RE-INVENTED FOR VALENTINE’S

From 10 February to 23 February we’re bringing back one of our most popular pairings,  but now featuring different wines and specially curated Valentine’s cake pop flavours.  This pairing offers 5 wines served with different flavours of cake pops and we invite visitors to taste and decide on their own favourites. 

Bookings essential at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. The cost is R140 pp.

PINK WINE AND MARSHMALLOWS – THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S GIFTS FROM OUR TASTING ROOM!

If you didn’t organise a romantic interlude for the two of you, make up by buying her a bottle of our Pinot Noir/Chardonnay and a box of Basilei hand-made marshmallows as a “peace offering” for  R130. 

Or grab a 2-pack of 2019 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay to enjoy at a venue of your choice with sushi or oysters for only R170. (Normal price: R200).  Valid from 1/2-29/2 2020.

Valentine’s Dinner at Avontuur Restaurant

 

 

 

Putting the ‘LOVE’ back into Valentine’s day with wonderful food, beautiful music with Blair Taberer and lots of romance. ♥ ♥
Join us on the 14.2.2020 for a night to remember.

Cost: R450 Per Person
Arrival time from 18h00
Dress: Smart Elegant
R.S.V.P 021 855 4296
R500 deposit required.

Opening hours over season at Avontuur Restaurant.

Last network for 2019, With Sylvia Walker.

Topic: Balance for Better – getting the numbers right

Synopsis:

What’s the secret to having it all? It’s not abundant wealth, as we are told so often. It’s about balance in our lives and working with what we have. Understanding where money fits in, and knowing how to balance today with tomorrow, because decisions made today has a direct impact on our lives tomorrow. Some of the burning issues are:

– What are the distractions that keep us focused on today?
– How do we free up money to invest?
– Should we pay off debt first before investing?
– How much should we be investing?
– Where should we be investing?

Sylvia will discuss these, and any other issues raised, in a simple, straightforward way, cutting through the jargon and smoke and mirrors that is so prevalent today.

Date: 13.11.2019
Time: 08h30
Cost: R180
Bring a new guest- one that has never been to Avontuur before, and only pay for one guest!
RSVP: 021 855 4296

How to WIN at Buisness, our topic for October at Avontuur Business Club with Lindie Malan.

“How To WIN at Business” 

Your business is your “vehicle of choice” towards your desired future…

Some real questions all business owners should ask themselves…

How will my business look when it is done? Do I have an exit strategy? Will I be able to sell my business? Can we expand or will I be able to hand over and exit?

Are you exhausted by running your business, challenged by crisis management, cash flow issues and managing an ineffective team?

Lindie’s life purpose is to work with business owners to address these questions and other business challenges so that they can win at the game of business!


Lindie is an experienced entrepreneur, business owner, business coach and event speaker. Her 25-year journey in business includes involvement in a family business, a partnership and several successful start-up business ventures.”Being a business owner taught me a few hard lessons like perseverance, to focus and to understand the importance of building a business with real value. Giving up on myself, my goals and dreams has never been an option. I lead from the front and I am congruent in everything I teach and coach my clients!”Lindie’s love for business, her belief in the power of coaching and her drive to change the way entrepreneurs do business, led her to become an ActionCOACH business coach. She has coached more than 100 business owners in various industries on many levels towards achieving significant business results.

Date: WEDNESDAY 09.10.2019
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296Bring a NEW male guest and only pay for one seat.
(New means a male guest who has never been to our business meetings before) 

BREAKFAST CLUB INFO:

NO membership fees.
Open to all interested individuals and businesses.
Every second Wednesday of the month.Looking forward to making valuable connections at Avontuur!Connect * Share * Grow *

You are welcome to bring brochures, flyers and business cards.But nothing beats the power of eye contact and a handshake!

Bookings now open for end of year functions and events at Avontuur Restaurant

Looking for a stunning venue for your end of year parties? 🍾🍾
Look no further. Avontuur Estate Restaurant, situated on the R44, 45 minutes from CT, has the most spectacular views, award winning wines AND voted the Best Bistro style Restaurant for 2018 by Eat out Mag. 🏆🏆
Tailor made menu’s to suit your taste and pocket with a wine list to match, we know you will not be disappointed. 👍👍😁😁
Email us at openhand@polka.co.za OR call 021 855 4296 to discuss and arrange a breakfast, lunch or dinner that you and your guests will remember long after the event.
Call now, we are standing by.

 

Understanding the cost of advertising, Business breakfast topic with Chrisitelle Lochner.

Understanding the cost of advertising:

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with advertising, because we have no clue which avenues are the best to choose from.

Between printed media, pay-per-click, direct marketing and vehicle or shop signage, it can be confusing to figure out which would be most valuable.

The aim of this talk is to help you to understand how to break down the cost of each of these types of advertising into a cost per impression, and help you to understand which are most likely to generate sales for your business now and over time

Bio:

Lochtec Innovations is a bespoke digital marketing agency, located in Somerset West.
We specialize in website design and development, Social Media Management, and Google AdWords management. We are passionate about entrepreneurship, and we want to see businesses succeed, so that South Africa can have a thriving economy once again.

Lochtec Innovations is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Shawn and Christelle Lochner, who have more than 18 years of combined experience in the advertising industry.

Christelle specialises in Google AdWords management and crafting effective social media strategies for clients.

Date: WEDNESDAY 11.09.2019

Time: 08h30 -10h30

Investment: R180

R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

BRING A NEW MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT! 

 

 

 

 

Business Breakfast with Jean Muir, this August at Avontuur.

Join us for our next Business Breakfast with Jean Muir who will be covering all things financial…
She will spend time giving you pointers in financial planning and how it ties into your business financials.
Specifically:
– Budgeting
– Paying me (the entrepreneur, you)
– How to safeguard my assets
– What’s this thing called risk cover
– Why we build relationships with financial advisors
 
 
Please bring a pen and paper, make sure you know how much you are currently earning. (If it varies, take the average of the last 6 months.)
Why come to meet Jean? She says ;
 
When I started as a young financial advisor, I had dreams to cure poverty and to assist everyone with their financial future. However, I was hard struck when I realised poverty is only part of our problems. Our health is a bigger issue.
 
I quickly learned that life throws us with curveballs we don’t expect. Most of us don’t believe it will happen to us and then we try and put our life together piece by piece.
 
My life mission is to assist my clients, family and friends by asking them the questions most of us don’t want to comprehend or think about.
 
I assist you with holistic financial tips, starting with how does a budget work, how we pay off debt and how we know our biggest asset is secured should we get the bad news.
 
If you would like tips on how your reality can be changed, how you can think about your business and personal finance this morning is for you.
 
I am looking forward to hosting you.’
Please note there is only a limited number of seats, as it is a seated networking event which includes breakfast. So, book your seat and invite someone with, who you know would like to take hold of their financial planning.
Date: 14.8.2019
Time: 08h30
Investment: R180
Reserve your  seat on  0218554296

GREAT NEWS!!! Early Bird Special is back!

Awesome news!!!

Our ever popular ‘Early Bird’ Special is back! 🐦🐦

Every Wednesday from 17h00 to 19h00. Two courses for R220! Choose either starter and mains or mains and dessert.

The choice is yours 🥩🍗🍖

Bookings are Essential and the last reservation for the special is at 18h45.

Book on 0218554296.