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    by TUCT on January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]

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How to Communicate Effectively to an Audience

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When you speak to a crowd, communicating effectively means that your delivery is positive and confident so that your message comes across effectively. Use the tips in the following list to convey your points:

      -Speak up so others can easily hear you, especially in group situations.

 

      -Make your message as concise as possible; wordiness is not needed or wanted.

 

      -Use language in the best way possible to make your points.

 

      -Talk with your hands and use them to emphasize your key points.

 

      -Be direct and honest with people as a consistent practice.

 

      -Provide steady eye contact with your listeners to engage their attention when you talk.

 

      -Maintain an alert body posture when you speak to put life behind your message.

 

      -Pause to gather your thoughts so you avoid extraneous sounds, such as “um” that clutter your message.

 

      -Focus on getting solutions when you talk about problems.

 

    -Be sincere: People respond best to those who are genuine and respectful in their delivery.