After training writing and communication skills for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and ProVox for more than 25 years, I have increasingly come realise how profoundly poor South African English writing skills have become, particularly under school leavers and younger students. What is even more concerning is the state of the training fraternity in this particular field. I have seen numerous brochures and marketing pieces for “business writing skills” by training…See More
Is it standard practice for you to ask for assistance and then to simply ignore offers or to refuse to respond?
In response to your post above I sent you the following email last Monday, but had no response from you:
I am a freelance…"
"I find it both utterly rude and rather concerning when members invite other mebers of this group to submit interest in any patricular issue and then flatly refuse to respond submissions. Why the hell do you ask for a facilitator for business writing…"
"I am a freelance writer and communication specialist with more than 27 years corporate experience in human resources management. Holding degrees in law, communication and industrial psychology, I am a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner…"
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"Great forum, Des. As a relative newcomer to the organised side of skills development, I cannot begin to tell members how intimidating the abundance of acronyms in this sector is. Just look at some of the contributions made to this debate alone: how…"
I run my own communication consultancy, offering writing and training services to a variety of customers across various sectors.
I do a fair amount of communications training for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and several training institutions; mostly writing and speaking related, but also event management, telephone skills, Basic Management and Supervisory Skills, Interviewing Skills, Business Writing, Minute Taking, Presentation Skills, Handling disciplinary hearings or Appeals, Strategic Planning, etc.
I work as a freelance writer, writing texts in English or translating between English, Afrikaans, German and Dutch/Flemish. I also do a considerable amount of copy writing for PR consultancies.
What companies or organisations are you with?
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The fact is that many of the younger genration of employers do not have the skill, or machinery, to enable them to meet targets set by the authories. It is my belief that good bussiness practices will prevail, but until this happens we will be old skilled, experienced, and sidelined.
The onus is on the less greedy industrial leaders to start taking on radicals with personal political agendas. the financial and technical sectors have some brilliant intiatives, but won't share them. This shyness to admit realities of a 40% unemployment, and the greatest void between have's and have not's, is the fuel of revolution. Evolution will be more gainfull than any form of revolution to whole nation. It is a known fact that Singapore's rise was due to the wise use of senior planners, but some here don't see this at all. Instead outdated pysudo communist idealism is dug up, from failed nations that proved it useless!
Hi Peter, I am looking for a freelance lecturer to deliver a finance for Non Finacial managers course to mid management level corporate delegates. You seem pretty well connected, do you have anyone in mind I could contact?