entrepreneurship

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.
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Last minute presentations, we give you the skills at Avontuur Business Club

Aletta Rochat is passionate about helping you speak like a professional. So many people are talented and hardworking. They miss out on opportunities because they lack confidence to speak up in meetings, or to present in front of others. As a result, their voice is not heard and often their superb ideas never see the light of day. In addition, we never seem to have enough time to prepare for our presentations. We know we could do better, but don’t know how.

Aletta is a Certified World Class Speaking Coach as well as a Distinguished Toastmaster. She has spoken and trained in 21 countries. She delivers keynotes, dynamic training and coaching. She is a master story-teller who captivates her audiences.

Last Minute Presentation Secrets is the template you need to speak confidently, even if you have NO time to prepare. You will leave this event empowered, knowing exactly how to speak and connect with your audience. This is what you need to move from anxiety to confidence!

Date: WEDNESDAY 10.07.2019
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296
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(someone who has not been to the Avontuur Business breakfast before)

 and only pay for one seat. ** 

 

“Entrepreneurship 101” with CEO of The Skills cafe, Robyn Jackson.

“Entrepreneurship 101”

The  “Governance” and Legal Stuff

  • Director vs Shareholder vs Manager
  • Basic overview of The Company’s Act and it’s legal and
    operational implications

Knowing where your business is going

  • Exploring the purpose & vision of your business
  • Goals and strategy, a must!

 Business – “To-Do-Kit”

  • Basic Business roles in any business
  • Wearing the different hats

Simplifying theories and processes

Robyn’s experience as an entrepreneur –  founding, and successfully growing her business in the air-conditioning industry (SamsungAir) over 15 years, resulted in her being a recipient of the  International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award (IWEC) in 2010, through the Chambers of Commerce of, Cape Town, Barcelona, New York, India and Australia and since then has attended  international Women in Business conferences

After selling her interests in her air-conditioning distribution company,she followed her passion for personal & entrepreneurial development in the professional sphere as a Non-Executive Director; Business and Leadership Coach and Mentor.

Robyn completed her Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) in business and leadership at the University of Cape Town (cum laude) in 2015.  Robyn is also a qualified coach, facilitator and executive profiler.  Robyn is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Women’s Presidents Association (WPO) and IWEC alumni with the Chamber of Commerce.

Robyn is launching two apps shortly  as well as currently studying for her third year as a PhD student at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, focusing on organisational  leadership and the impact of behavioral self-awareness on adaptability in organisational leaders.
Robyn is always striving to find ways to share skill-sets, make business principles more practically understood and contribute to creating ethical and values-based leaders to enhance the economy in our country.
When this is all too much – she gets stuck into her garden and can play all day long!

Date: WEDNESDAY 12.06.2019
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

**** Each attendee will get a soft copy of the presentation emailed to them (with additional detail not covered in the 30 mins)  for free if they bring a business card with them.

What you don’t know about success, our topic for November 2017 with Chris Van Rooyen.

Probably one of the most documented topics of the modern era is
“How to be successful”.
One cannot pass a bookstore or browse the Internet without crossing the path of some expert waxing away about how to be a success in life, health, business, career, faith, etc. The list is seemingly endless and we are pounded with thousands of hypotheses viewed from multiple perspectives.
Despite this plethora of information we still find the vast majority of people falling significantly short of the success they so ardently set out to achieve. Why?
Where I cannot profess to have all the answers to ‘success’, I have over the years observed three glaring non-negotiable truths that will take you to the pinnacle of any dream you may pursue. But, you may not like these truths. Why? Because they do not offer a quick fix or a smooth ride. But they do offer an absolute guarantee.

Chris van Rooyen
Coach/Facilitator/Speaker/Thinker

I began my career in the Advertising/Marketing Industries. This career channel led me to being Creative Director, Marketing Strategist, specialist in consumer behaviour, Director and Owner of numerous companies from Online Resource Management to Marketing Consulting and Coaching. I am currently the owner of The Business Gym, a Business Training/Coaching initiative.
I am blessed with the Creative Curse. That simply means I cannot look at anything as a static state, but always see things in terms of their possibilities. I see the change potential in just about everything. As Creative Director for numerous International Advertising Agencies my background has led me down a path of thinking differently and thereby identifying how, through simple but dedicated changes, people and situations can be improved dramatically. This aptitude I apply to my work, to the people I deal with and help, to my family life and to my personal life.
I have always had a fascination for the miracles and anomalies that surround human behaviour. We, the human race, are profoundly influenced by our perceptions of life, and in many cases it can affect our very being, resulting in a contented life balance or extreme emotional imbalance. Our response to all things is influenced enormously by our life attitude and it always amazes me how much we can control it to our benefit, or how it can control us to our detriment.

Date: WEDNESDAY 8.11.2017
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
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7 Years in a coma. Dr Kobus Du Toit’s story of waking up and uncovering the significance of his story.

WAKING UP”
7 Years in a coma. Dr Kobus Du Toit’s story of waking up and uncovering the significance of his story. ‘
Have you ever booked yourself into a hospital to undergo a life quality improvement procedure with the expectation of a good outcome, only to recover from your ordeal 7 years later?

At the age of 45, I was married for 23 years, the father of 4 children of respectively 9, 11, 12 and 14 and the sole breadwinner of my family of 6. I’d reached the top of the ladder in my career as CEO within a corporate banking group when I entered the hospital on 16 October 2000 with exactly the same expectation of a good outcome, just as you would do.

However, for me things took a turn for the worst and what was supposed to be a life quality improvement procedure turned into a complete disaster which resulted in a dramatic drop in life quality and an intense combat for recovery while I was left without bladder and colon control, a non-functioning prostrate as well as a partly paralyzed right leg and foot.

During the 7 years, I was literally stripped from everything I previously had and nurtured – health, career, income, reserves, assets, marriage, family as well as my human dignity (the aspect that got damaged most), only to learn six valuable lessons.

Equally so, does all of us have a story to tell, although a story only reveals an objective experience – the WHAT (contents) of an experience. Unfortunately, most people are stuck in their objective experience and sadly fail to see the significance of their trauma or discomfort – the WHY behind the what. And this is exactly what my talk is about – to share my experience with audiences to help people to uncover and to understand the significance of their story.

Date: Wednesday 13.9.2017
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
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From Suspect to Success, our topic for May Breakfast Club at Avontuur with Lance Brown.

 Lance Brown is a living testament to his “Creating Opportunities” philosophy and presentations.
Growing up in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats, Lance dared to reach for the stars. From the small seed of a basic job as a delivery driver and filing clerk in his twenties, he discovered an aptitude for taxation and a road to a brighter world.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management through University of South Africa and is now a tax consultant for one of the world’s leading consulting firms. Lance is an author of a book titled: “The ‘Driver’ of Change” which is aimed at inspiring employees to find opportunities within their organizations.

In his talk he will explain how you can create opportunities, instead of waiting for them to happen.

Date: 10.5.2017
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment:: R150
R.S.V.P: 0218554296

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