Estienne de Beer is an award-winning international platform speaker and leadership development specialist with in-depth experience across many companies, countries and cultures. He has empowered corporate audiences worldwide at conferences and business events through his keynote wildlife presentation "Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace", a motivational talk about achieving results in business, top performance, exceptional teamwork and outstanding leadership. In addition to an industry-related "Speaker of the Year" award, Estienne has also authored the book "Boosting Your Career - Tips from Top Executives".
During his corporate career, Estienne headed up the training and leadership development of a Fortune 100 company's South African operations and served as a leadership development resource for their African and Middle East operations. He received the "Manager of the Year" award in 2000, the same year in which the Financial Mail awarded his employer the title of one of the top 3 companies in South Africa. This leadership award was based on significant impact made on the business, implementation of the diversity policy, demonstrating the transferable skills required of a top manager, and being a role model to aspiring managers. At the time, he led his sales team to the number one position within the retail sales force.
Estienne's personal centre of influence includes a network of accomplished business leaders worldwide. He has consulted globally and locally to a number of well-known companies, focusing strongly on leadership development, employee motivation, learning and development, and personality assessments. He has also published articles in various business magazines amongst other titles like "Immature Leaders Go Off Like Milk", "The Menace of Micromanagement", and "The Perils of Positive Thinking". As part of his professional degree in Communications, he majored in Industrial Psychology and Public Relations.
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
For an hour, Estienne unlocks practical business applications with the inspirational "Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace". This keynote presentation for corporate conferences and business events can be customized for a multitude of purposes including motivation, sales, teamwork, leadership, change management, diversity, risk and many more.
For an hour, Estienne unlocks practical business applications with the inspirational “Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace”. This keynote presentation for corporate conferences and business events can be customized for a multitude of purposes including motivation, sales, teamwork, leadership, change management, diversity, risk and many more.
It’s no secret. Employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible and productive. This is a busy one-day or two-day workshop to help managers and leaders create a more dynamic, loyal and energized workplace. This program is designed specifically to help dedicated managers understand what employees want, and to them a starting point for creating champions.
The success of a manager always depends on how well his or her team operates. How are their problem-solving skills? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? There have been hundreds of studies demonstrating that human beings function better and learn better in groups. This workshop takes a practical look at current and proven practices that work for developing team leadership skills and unleashing the talent of individual team members.
This interactive training will allow people to take a quantum leap forward in skill, sophistication and confidence. In today’s world, business demands more than keeping one’s nose to the grindstone and one’s ear to the ground. Whether it is to polish business image or to avoid feeling uncomfortable in the corporate world, this workshop will assist greatly. It will provide solutions to avoiding awkward moments, creating self-awareness or just to become better at small talk in a credible manner.
Coach, Role Model, Counsellor, Supporter, Guide...do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being a role model, sometimes a counsellor or supporter and always a guide. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Knowing how and when to coach is an essential skill that can benefit both the individual and organization.
This interactive training is intended to help those in support positions understand their roles and responsibilities. It will discuss proven strategies for managing workload and handling people, through enhancing organization skills, personal leadership and ability to prioritize. It will also explore ways to work effectively in a team environment, by enhancing vital communication, administrative and people competencies.
Only those organizations, leaders and employees who embrace and accept the reality of rapid change will come out as the champions in this competitive global economy. Financial downturn and monetary meltdown are often the key drivers of debilitating uncertainty. People who have an understanding of the dynamics of change are better equipped to analyze the factors at play in their own particular circumstances, and then to adopt practical strategies to deal with it successfully.
Time is money, the adage goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. Get a grip on your office space, organize your work flow, learn how use your planner effectively, say no without guilt, and delegate some of your work to other people. This training helps you organize and prioritize for greater workplace efficiency. It is full of ideas for organizing your work area, paperwork and working on the “right” things. Get out of your mental rut. Think new thoughts about the time you have. Discover new ways of doing things, and feel more in control of your life and career.
In the unpredictability and complexity of the modern workplace, there is a definite shift in leadership proficiencies from technical to people skills. Leadership is ultimately about influence and motivation – you don’t have to be the boss to lead people. This training is an overview of some of the tough dilemmas facing today's managers and how to get a handle on them.
A crucial question should be asked though…
If leaders are not in touch with themselves, how can they be in touch with the people they working with? Learning new technical and functional proficiencies will ultimately not help if the individual manager doesn’t have self-awareness. Leaders can't be behaviourally sound if they are not conceptually sound.
Today’s workforce is experiencing job burnout and stress in epidemic proportions. Employees at all levels feel stressed out, insecure, and misunderstood. Many feel the demands of the workplace have become too much to handle. The financial impact of stress on organizations is staggering. This training explores the causes of such stress, and suggests appropriate initiatives for the company and its employees to undertake. Strategies include changes in lifestyle, stress management techniques, increased self-awareness and other vital coping tactics.
Communication is a vital key in this new century. All of us will at some or other time chair meetings, deliver presentations, training or workshops, either to internal or external customers. You have heard it before … public speaking is the number one human fear. Studies show that this fear ranks ahead of the fear of death for many people. Some people are born presenters. Most are not.
Duration of Workshop:
One or two days
“Technical Rider” for Estienne de Beer’s Presentation
As per the contract, no audio and/or visual recording of presentation allowed to be made.
Please confirm that this slot is exclusively available for the presentation itself and that there will be no interruptions e.g. drinks being served or waiters removing cutlery.
Presentation room can be darkened adequately to accommodate a clearly visible presentation with colour photos.
Extra large white screen (big enough for everyone to see detail on the photos).
Data projector with sufficient brightness (Lumens / ANSI at least 4000). This is to ensure visual clarity for 72 x wildlife photos. What looks perfectly fine on a normal PowerPoint presentation might look quite miserable in the case of highly-pixelated photos from nature. The above specifications will ensure that everyone has a memorable experience and are able to see significant detail e.g. that meerkats have built-in sunglasses :-) If the data projector’s booklet is not available anymore, the solution is easy.... “Google” the data projector’s name and model and source the brightness specification beforehand please.
For minimum disruption of proceedings and maximum efficiency, Estienne usually puts his PowerPoint presentation on the client’s conference laptop via memory stick.
Estienne uses his own familiar Logitech presenter with plug-and-play wireless receiver simply plugged into the USB port of the dedicated conference laptop. This enables him to click through the 72x split-second timed slides (and laser pointer) without using “dumb” fingers on an unfamiliar device.
A “comfort monitor” or plain laptop placed in front of Estienne on a little table while he presents please. This ensures interactive communication and for him to know exactly where he is within the hour long presentation, without losing eye contact with the audience. No podium needed.
Only if sound is necessary, a countryman microphone, lapel or headset is needed. Not a handheld microphone please, as he uses one hand for the wireless presenter and his free hand to communicate with the audience.
Estienne’s PowerPoint presentation to be deleted afterwards from conference laptop please.