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Upcoming training provided by Business Port Augusta

Learn leadership and social media skills from the experts
23.08.2017 Written by Louise Absalom

In response to feedback from members, Business SA is pleased to announce we are partnering with the best in the business to deliver a range of new training course offerings in Leadership and Social Media:

Training X Design
Proteus Leadership
Social Media AOK
Pitstop Marketing

Is your business looking for effective leadership training? Develop skills to unlock the power and potential of your team with The New Leader course, or learn how to applyEmotional Intelligence in Leadership and more.

Is your business social media savvy? Today, social media in business is a necessity.

With our broad range of courses on offer, we cater for all levels of users. Maximise your social media platforms with courses like You've got the channels, now learn how to leverage themTaking each social channel to the next level and more.

Social Media training is also available in regional locations.

Learn from local leadership and social media experts to ensure your business stays current and competitive.

Read the articles below written by our partners and to find out more about our
new courses.

 

What leadership skills training do your leaders need?
23.08.2017 Written by Louise Absalom
The Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled The Skills Leaders Need At Every Level which was based on a survey conducted by over 330,000 people who were asked what skills have the greatest impact on a leader’s success.

Each respondent selected the top four competencies out of a list of 16.

Click on link below to view results

According to Gina Brooks, Director of South Australian learning solutions company, Training X Design, each leader has their own strengths and weaknesses.
A great start in establishing an individual leadership development plan is to identify the key competencies that are needed by the organisation and the leader. A training program that focuses on developing these areas can help leaders maximise their potential and apply these skills immediately in their workplace.

Business SA is partnering with Training X Design to deliver the following leadership training programs: 

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Date: 26 September 2017 + 27 March 2018
Location: Business SA, Unley
Time: 9am-4.30pm
Cost: $550 (member) and $660 (non-member)

The New Leader
Date: 21 November 2017 + 28 May 2018
Location: Business SA, Unley
Time: 9am-4.30pm
Cost: $550 (member) and $660 (non-member)

For bookings or more information contact Cindy Jackway
on (08) 8300 0247 or email 
cindyj@business-sa.com
True leadership stands the test of time
23.08.2017 Written by Des Penny

I believe there are four core elements a true leader must possess to be efficient and effective. These qualities need to be revisited often, because without them, new ideas and change initiatives will become nothing more than passing fads.

Real leadership can only be sustained if it adopts the following four qualities and works on developing them, with great vigour:

  1. Wisdom and insight
  2. Ability to dream and action dreams
  3. Humility and absence of ego
  4. Unwavering in their belief
     

Read the full article here

Des Penny is the CEO and founder of Proteus Leadership, a South Australian training and leadership development company.

Business SA is partnering with Proteus Leadership to deliver the following two day leadership programs:

Emerging Leaders
Date: 24 + 25 August 2017 | 1 + 2 March 2018 
Location: CBD 
Cost: $1,575 (member) $1,750 (non-member)

Think! Leadership
Date: 25 + 26 September 2017 | 19 + 20 April 2018 
Location: CBD 
Cost: $1,575 (member) $1,750 (non-member)

Leadership Speak
Date: 10 + 11 October 2017
Location: CBD 
Cost: $1,575 (member) $1,750 (non-member)

Leading Human Resources
Date: 21 + 22 November 2017
Location: CBD 
Cost: $1,575 (member) $1,750 (non-member)

Leadership by Design
Date: 15 + 16 March 2018 
Location: CBD 
Cost: $1,575 (member) $1,750 (non-member)

For bookings or more information contact Cindy Jackway
on (08) 8300 0247 or email 
cindyj@business-sa.com

The art of social selling
23.08.2017 Written by Simone Douglas

"Social selling" is certainly the buzz term of 2017. But what does it really mean and how do you do it well?

The truth is that if you suck at sales in real life, you are likely to be even worse at it online. Good sales people are the ones with emotional intelligence, who understand relationship building, referral marketing, and personality types. These are also the ones that are likely to excel in the social selling space. That’s because they understand that building relationships takes time and that you can’t go for the quick win.

But what if you are responsible for an entire sales team and its collective KPIs? How do you harness the power of social and turn your sales team into ambassadors for your brand who are at the top of their game?

Here are some things to consider:

  • Does your sales team have a SNAP (Social Networking Action Plan)?
  • Who are you really trying to talk to?
  • Would you put it on a billboard?
  • Are we a good match?
  • How much of my time is this actually going to take?
     

The advantages and the wins in this space can be huge. Just remember one simple thing: put the relationships you are building ahead of the sales, and the former will take care of the latter.

Business SA is partnering with Social Media AOK to deliver the following
social media workshops:


Hold your marketing and digital teams accountable
Date: 22 August 2017
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley 
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

How your sales team can use social media to hit KPIs
Date: 31 October 2017
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

Getting the most out of Facebook for your business
Date: 27 February 2018
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

Getting a return on investment from advertising on social media
Date: 13 June 2018
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

For bookings or more information contact Cindy Jackway
on (08) 8300 0247 or email 
cindyj@business-sa.com

How to craft a digital elevator pitch
23.08.2017 Written by Georgi Roberts

The elevator pitch – loved by few, despised by many – but necessary.

We craft an elevator pitch to enable us to explain what your business does to create a spark of interest in a short space of time.

This is used in many different occasions – networking, answering a cold call on the telephone, chatting with your hairdresser. You just need that spark of interest to open up a bigger conversation.

Today, you also need to have this pitch online.

Your digital elevator pitch is ensuring you grab the right people’s attention, and make them take action. A few words, a good image, some animation – it depends on context and your business.

In crafting this, we must remember that the digital user is less willing to spend time on a page and likes to be entertained - which is why it needs to be crafted and thought about.

My top tips for crafting your digital elevator pitch are:

  • Can you write it in 160 Characters? This will fit into some ad spaces, tweets, Facebook posts, headlines on websites (Note for Adwords, you have 30 Characters to work with)
     
  • Consider a call to action. Unlike the face to face, it will be easy for the viewer to ignore you – help them stay in touch
     
  • Be visual. We like pictures. And videos
     
  • Keep sentences short. Make it easy to skim read. Like this. See?
     
  • Use keywords. Never forget your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) when producing online content
     
  • Test. Review. Refine. Try some different things – be bold, be funny, be serious. What works best for you? What gets the most clicks or engagement?
     

Business SA is partnering with Pitstop Marketing to deliver the following
social media workshops:


You've got the channels now learn how to leverage them
Date: 17 August 2017 + 19 September 2017 + 5 December 2017
Time: 1-4.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley + The Convent, Mount Gambier
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

Advertising on social - making sure your message gets out there
Date: 21 Sep 2017 + 20 March 2018 + 24 April 2018
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley  + The Convent, Mount Gambier
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)

Taking each social channel to the next level 
Date: 21 Sep 2017 + 20 March 2018 + 24 April 2018
Time: 1-4.30pm
Location: Business SA, Unley + The Convent, Mount Gambier
Cost: $330 (member) $418 (non-member)
 
For bookings or more information contact Cindy Jackway
on (08) 8300 0247 or email 
cindyj@business-sa.com

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