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Emotional Mastery with Mel Harvard. Avontuur Business Club.

Globally we are seeing how the pandemic has affected not only physical health, but also mental health. Having the right tools to assist us during these unprecedented times is imperative. Our guest speaker at our next Business Breakfast, Mel Harvard will be talking about Emotional Mastery – How to Feel Better Fast.
1.Where feelings come from and what they mean.
2.Some main causes of feeling bad.
3.Becoming a scientist of yourself – what is going on, and what to do next.
4.Processing thoughts and feelings – a tool for change
5. super-easy feelgood tips to use right now.


Date: 12.5.2021
Time:08h30
Investment: R200
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‘Train Naked’ with Pierre du Plessis, our last Business Club meeting for 2020

To train naked is to show up just as you are, without pretence, masks or bs. It is to live and work intentionally, to design and train for the life and career you desire. The ancient Greeks trained in the nude and competed naked in the Olympics, they literally had skin in the game. The word for gymnasium in Greek, gumnasia, literally means to train naked. These gyms were not only for physical training, they also had dedicated spaces for intellectual exercise, philosophy, teaching and conversation.
We train to compete and succeed. We practice over and over in order to nail a presentation. We must then also be training just as hard to become better human beings, to live meaningful lives, to do work that matters, and to thrive in chaos.
This keynote and book are calls to train naked, to have skin in the game and start training for the ultimate marathon, life.
It speaks of identity, purpose, ethics and along with a selection of life changing practices, they aim to inspire each one to take charge, get skin the game and train. www.thisispierreduplessis.com
Date: 11.11.2020
Time: 08h30
Investment: R190
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IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
PIERRE HELPS

businesses do work that matters and people build meaningful lives.
He is currently the CWO (Chief Writing Officer) of his passion project, HumanWrites, an organisation that gets storybooks to kids who need them.
He is an educator at DUKE CE University and has spoken at BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, FNB, Nedbank, and has been featured on TEDx stages numerous times.
He has worked in fashion, advertising, trend analyses and branding.
Pierre leads a contemplative community of faith in the heart of Cape Town, is a published author and has received the Desmond Tutu Gerrit Brand literature prize.
He believes he is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne. He lives in Cape Town with his wife, two kids, and his iPhone.

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 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!
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