Employee Engagement Capsules
SHORT COURSES, BIG IMPACT – EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CAPSULES PROGRAMMES
The term “glass ceiling” was first used in 1984 to reference an invisible barrier that kept women from achieving corporate leadership solely due to bias and not skills, experience or ability.
In the past 37 years, attitudes toward genders have most certainly evolved. Women are showing widespread ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, and ability to thrive and forge ahead despite work-life balance roadblocks because now we have financial independence, great role models, mentoring programs and insights into the benefits of female leadership. Women are making progress, affecting change and persevering; but still there are other factors that can hold us back. Some business pundits believe women themselves hold the glass ceiling above their heads by not being more confident, not asking for more money and not owning their success.
Lean in / Leap out is a talk about changing mind sets and motivating both women and men to be more inclusive and mindful of their unconscious biases in the workspace because whether or not women assert fair expectations, when women lead in the corporate arena it always has a positive impact on the company. Societies that value women and men as equals are safer and healthier. After the program, participants invariably experience a new sense of confidence with regards to their inclusivity mindset and assertive communication. We will show participants how simple positive tactics can affect the change.
Everyone stereotypes everyone on their first impression - even if we are reluctant to do it. This mental image of his or her personality often lasts and can affect the relationship that follows. A good or great first impression can create a positive role in the minds of the new people we meet. When we meet them again, we are often drawn back into this role.
Therefore First Impressions are quite important in today’s competitive world
Our informative and fun workshop will help you to determine which part of communication helps individuals in making first impressions and to make sure that we are sending out the right signals and consciously creating positive first impressions about ourselves, be it in our business or social lives.
During our work it’s as much about ‘how’ we portray ourselves when we communicate as it is about the message we are trying to get across. Your body language says far more about you
than the words will ever do. In fact, research studies have estimated that perhaps as much as 55% of all communication is based upon what people see and not what they hear.
So are we paying that much attention to what our body is saying to the other person? Are we making enough use of our other senses, to effectively communicate with others? Are we paying attention to what others are trying to tell us through gestures or non-verbal communication?
This session gives us an in-depth view of how each and every gesture or body movement has a specific meaning in the corporate and social world. We will also look at various ways in which we can avoid wrong communication which we unintentionally send out, mostly due to our nature of habits.
Whether you’re pursuing a prospective client, speaking at a networking breakfast, pitching to potential investors, or actually stuck in an elevator with that key client you’ve been trying to get to a meeting for the longest time, you need a great pitch that presents your business in a compelling light. Your ability to communicate the beneﬁts of your business with impact in the shortest possible time is critical to your overall success, and your elevator pitch is the ﬁrst element of that communication.
No matter how great your business, however innovative your product, or superb your service, if you cannot convince others of its beneﬁts in the first one minute, your business will not succeed. This course will teach you how to make a great elevator pitch that people will pay attention to.
English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and yet it is one of the most illogical languages when it comes to pronunciation. Some people argue that the power-struggles over correct pronunciation are most often proxies for issues of snobbery and class. And yes, that’s a valid concern. However, just because a snobbish fixation on the proper pronunciation can be taken overboard, that doesn’t mean we can completely disregard the value of consistent, clear pronunciation especially when we communicate with clients from around the world.
In the global communication scenario there are some words that can easily get confused with other words when not clearly and correctly pronounced: which then leads to misunderstandings and communication gaps needlessly. When we pronounce words correctly each time it reduces barriers to understanding. Despite our best efforts we all mispronounce a word from time to time. This may be because of the fact that English is not our native language and that we all have our own regional accents. In this fun and interactive workshop you will learn some tips and tricks to the correct way of pronouncing some commonly mispronounced words through team games and excercises.
One of the most overlooked aspects of business and social media is the power of the personal brand. Personal Branding is the process of managing and optimizing the way that you are presented to others. Many people wrongly assume that personal branding is only for those looking to be “famous” or become some type of online or social marketing “guru.” This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Social media is one of the biggest ways for you to manage your personal brand online. By extension, you’ll also be helping your business since you are associated with your business, even if you have built a company that is largely independent.
You are leaving your digital signature on the internet right now. Think about the consequences of your engagement on any social site. Remember that social media communities are real relationships, real conversations, and as such, they should be treated like they are real.
- The study of wines.
- Types of grapes and the classification of wine
- Regions of the world
- Tasting, storing and serving wine
- Opening a bottle of wine and Champagne
- Reading a wine label
- Glassware and accessories
- When and what foods they are served with.
At this seminar, you can get answers to the following questions:
- Why is Scotch whisky made only in Scotland?
- Why does a whisky taste smoky?
- Why are single malts more expensive?
- Do Asian whiskies differ in taste?
- Is older whisky always better?
- American whiskies - How does a Tennessee differ from Bourbon?
- Does water really intensify the whisky flavor?
Would you eat a sandwich with a spoon? Or use a fork to eat ice cream? Certain foods require the appropriate utensil. South East Asian foods are no exception: they seem to taste better eaten with chopsticks. And since none of us were raised using chopsticks, it can be an awkward and intimidating experience. Fortunately, learning to eat with chopsticks is a simple matter, as this workshop will show. Our fun interactive trainer will teach you –
- Why Chopsticks are used.
- Bad manners to avoid
- The difference between Chinese, Japanese and other South Asian countries
- A few guidelines to help you cope with chopsticks
- The correct way of holding Chopsticks
- How to eat various food stuff – soup, noodles, rice, small pieces, large pieces etc.
* The session concludes with a Chinese lunch where the participants will be able to master the practical aspects of the training in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Our accessories make a statement about our style and our status. At the same time, we as professionals have to ensure that these accessories are helpful and not just for display. This session deals with knowing the subtleness or loudness of a particular accessory and how it can bring out the best in us.
Tying a Tie:
The necktie is the most expressive apparel item in a man’s wardrobe. The whole structure of suit with the lapels and V at the chest is aimed at showcasing the necktie. The participants will be given information on how to choose the right tie for the right occasion. In this fun and hands on class, learn how to twist, tie, loop and drape to your heart’s and neck’s content! The trainer will demonstrate easy styles that are appropriate for work as well as professional and attractive and offer some insider secrets and tips of the trade.
How to Fold a Pocket Square:
Pocket squares are a great accessory for any suit, blazer or tux. Wearing a pocket square is a perfect way to add more personal character to your outfit. It is quite rare to find men who actually know how to fold their pocket squares well.
We will teach you to wear one with élan and style. Knowing how to properly fold one is not difficult once you know how it is done.
How to wear a scarf / cravat / ascot:
Tying an ascot / scarf / cravat doesn't have to be complicated and difficult. With our instructions and a little practice, you can graduate to a new level of elegance for smart casuals with your own hand-tied ascot.
Scarves are a great accessory - they add sophistication to any outfit — and keep your neck under wraps. Bright scarves are very hip and can really help to create a fresh, different look. From a chic silk scarf to bandanna style - they can work with any outfit. An elegant silk scarf tied around the neck is timeless, and for evening, a long sheer scarf draped around the shoulders will complement any dress!
Scores of smart, elegant and stylish women have worn scarves with certain aplomb. In this fun and hands on class, learn how to twist, tie, loop and drape to your heart’s and neck’s content!
Grooming is incomplete without a touch of makeup to enhance your face. It can enhance your “best” features and tone down those you are less happy with. Learn the art of make up in this very interactive workshop. We will also describe the various products used for make-up and their application techniques with complete basic and corrective make-up looks.
This exclusive hands on course is designed to give women the practical skills they will need to become their own make-up artists. This unique course focuses on the practical application of make-up reflecting the current trends. The aim is to enhance creative abilities and send you away with a variety of basic skills and techniques.
To look your most attractive, it is simply not enough to have the right outfit, makeup or accessories. Your hair style is one of the things that people will notice about you, so it’s important that you work on it. Hairstyles not only improve your look, but can also boost your self-esteem. We teach 4 to 5 easy hair styles that are appropriate for work as well as professional and attractive and offer some insider secrets and tips of the trade
- Determine challenges with hair and hair care
- Understand what’s right and what’s not right for our hair
- Learn contemporary and professional styles
- Appropriate hair styles for different occasions
- Hair accessories
Caring about your own health and paying attention to your personal hygiene is the best way to treat yourself. It’s not just the clothes that you wear; there are other things which are much more important that create your image. But the skin is exposed to dirt, pollution and weather so it is important to know how to keep it clean and moisturized. To make sure that your skin looks its best, you need to take good care of it. Looking good and smelling good is a sure shot way to boost your confidence, and thus get ahead of the race.
Draping the oh-so-difficult-to-tame garment the Saree - is an art. An art that all Indian working women must acquire. Draping sarees in perfect style requires a lot of practice and technique. A saree when draped properly makes a woman look more stylish, elegant, graceful and sensuous but a clumsily draped saree can equally bring down the look of the saree and spoil the whole appearance of a woman and may lead to horrendous wardrobe malfunctions! What participants will learn:
- Different styles of draping: Nivi/Modern/Professional/ Variations
- Right choice for the right occasion
- Must have in wardrobe
- Accessorizing tips
- Differentiate and understand various liquors and liqueurs
- Shake, muddle and blend.
- Set up a home bar
- Know what equipment is needed
- Know all about ideal glassware
- Prepare for the ingredients required
- An observation and analysis of a typical day will be done by the trainer before commencing to evaluate what the client wants and needs, and to ensure that the progress is in line with their personal style expression and lifestyle.
- All or only a few of the above topics / subjects will be prepared into a customized programme that is most relevant to your company and staff.