Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Body Language

An Introduction
Communication is the essence of vital managerial traits. In communication a spectrum of traits come into play to make it wholesome. Body language or non-verbal communication is one of the cardinal aspects of that spectrum. One can pick up a lot of elements of body language by observing successful people when they speak. In fact an easy method of picking up key body language signals is by observing good actors playing their roles in films.

Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important. In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression.

Here are 10 pointers to nonverbal communication (NVC).
1.      NVC signals like eye contact, gestures, postures, body movement and tone of voice must be paid attention to.

2.      In congruency between ones words and nonverbal behavior indicates that you have to be careful.

3.      Concentrate on your tone because it carries a wealth of information ranging from enthusiasm to disinterest to anger.

4.      Use good eye contact since failure to maintain the same could signify evasive behaviour or concealment of something.

5.      Question nonverbal signals when confused, for instance you could clarify by asking, “Is that what you meant?”, when in doubt.

6.      Use signals to make your communication more effective and meaningful. For instance your hand movement can stress what you are saying.

7.      Look at signals as a group to accurately read nonverbal behavior as looking at signals in isolation may not give you the whole picture.

8.      Consider context and situation as they play a critical role in communication.

9.      Be aware that signals can be misread. For instance a firm handshake indicates strong personality while a limp handshake signifies lack of fortitude.

10.  Practice. Practice. Practice. Just like verbal communication, NVC also needs constant practice and improvement.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

7 Time management Tips

1. Know your goals.
 Know your long term and daily goals. These should be very clear. 

1.      Make a list of your goals for the next week.
2.      Make a list of long terms goals (Consider 2 lists here:
a) 1 year goals and b) 3 year goals)

2. Prioritize wisely.
 Stephen Covey’s list to help you prioritize.
·         Important and urgent — Tasks that must be done. Do them right away.
·         Important but not urgent — Tasks that appear important, but upon closer examination
aren’t. Decide when to do them.
·         Urgent but not important — Tasks that make the most “noise,” but when accomplished,
have little or no lasting value. Delegate these if possible.
·         Not urgent and not important — Low-priority stuff that offer the illusion of “being busy.”
Do them later.
     Make a list of ten tasks for the day and break them up based on the above pointers of Covey.

3. Just say no.
You’re the boss. If you have to decline a request in order to attend to what’s truly important and urgent, do not hesitate to do so. Be prepared to move on to more productive tasks. Learn from the experience to avoid wasting time.
         Can you list down 3 tasks that you performed last week that could have been avoided?

4. Plan ahead.
 Planning is perhaps the most underrated exercise that can actually make you or break you.   
     Once you are thoroughly planned your confidence levels go up and you are able to handle  
     any hiccups that come your way.

·         The night before — At the end of the day, take 15 minutes to clear your desk and put
      together a list of the next day’s most pressing tasks. It’s a great decompression technique,             
      and you’ll feel better sitting down at a clean desk in the morning.

·         First thing in the morning — Arrive a few minutes early and assemble your prioritized to-do
      list. This may prove to be the most productive part of your day. In fact if you are in the habit
     of having a morning walk, run through the days plan as you walk.

            Activity: Make a plan for tomorrow

5. Eliminate distractions.
Start paying attention to the number of times someone interrupts you when you’re in the midst of an important task. Track self-induced interruptions, too, particularly those of the social media variety. Your smart phone is extremely useful, but it’s also addictive and among the biggest time-wasters known today.
6. Delegate more often.
If you are a manager this is a key skill that you must acquire. Even at the entry level you should learn to delegate or seek help from other to accomplish certain tasks.
7. Take care of yourself.
       Be sure to get plenty of sleep and exercise. An alert mind is a high-functioning mind.


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Managerial training

For student of the 80s, college was the final peak to climb before they could put a full stop to their learning. Many of us who were students those days, stopped our formal learning as soon as we achieved graduation. Of course, experiences continues to teach us but gone was the time when we would make a conscious effort to hone a specialized skill in a new field or area. Things have since changed. Every student today, the millennial children are firm in their knowledge that the pursuit of one’s education and skill is lifelong. That they need to ceaselessly traverse the often exciting path of knowledge and self-development is a given. Nietzsche so eloquently captured this in the 19th century itself when he stated, “ On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain; either you reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow”.

Companies and employees are aware that one must keep climbing in order to survive. One must keep learning too. Vetacorp is today involved in so many efforts across a spectrum industries training and refreshing Human Resources year after year. It has been a learning experience for us too. This year we have scaled new heights by taking our quantitative assessments online thus making it easier for companies with a national footprint. Many more new initiatives are on the anvil. At this fag end of this financial year these are some of our running projects.      
L&T Water & Efficient Treatment

L&T a marquee Indian Transnational is one of our most prestigious clients and they have been commissioning us across their verticals. This time it is at their Training Institute at Hapur, Pilkhuwa near Delhi. A workshop type model is being conducted over 3 days of 8 hours each covering elements of communication fortified by Managerial training inputs.

Lend Foundation

This is an NGO that is delivering yeoman service to underprivileged children. Young school going kids are given training in SpokenEnglish, Hindi and Maths. Veta has been brought in to take care of the English portion. Recently, this effort was kick started through a gala launch that included a Bollywood Retro night with the Vice-Consul of United States as the Chief Guest.

TVS Logistics

They are our old clients and this time we are delivering a 45-hour programme for them at Guwahati. The modules cover 15 hours of functional grammar followed by 30 hours of activity and narrative based spokenEnglish. 

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Corporate training

The beginning of every calendar year is when Vetacorp picks up steam, shifts gears and starts accelerating towards a hectic year of activity both, in training delivery at corporates and institutions. Till March a series of corporate training will keep the momentum rolling until we see a gradual tapering off after end-March 2018, the fag end of the financial year. Colleges too will add on to the busy schedule by inviting us to hold short workshop type career development and finishing school modules that are conducted for 12 hours over 2 days. After March, the all India orders will start flowing in from companies with a national footprint, followed by schools signing on for the School Plus programme.

This year promises to be busier than the last and as we start gearing up for a busy season, we leave you with a note about some of the ongoing events.

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kochi

Twenty one teachers who have been recently recruited will undergo 60 hours training in the two modules that are styled Competency and Proficiency. These two modules are very interesting and novel in their approach because they combine vocabulary and grammar in the Competency level, followed by a combo of activities and narratives in the Proficiency level.

Vidya Vikas First Grade College, Mysore

Undergrad students of BCA specializing in cloud computing and BBA specializing in Aviation sector, numbering 92, will go through 80 hours of training that combines 2 modules; one being the grammar driven spoken English under our Step 2 banner and Business Communication that will encompass Business Writing, Email, Telephone Etiquette and Business Reports.

Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers, Chennai

One of the marquee jewelry of Chennai has roped us in to provide a 40-hour training programme for their staff. The training will cover Competency level followed by a 10-hour industry specific add-on module that will cover the entire gamut of phrases and role plays in customer handling at a Jeweler’s establishment.

Vedanta Ltd., Davanagere

This is a standard programme that has been time-tested in scores of corporate houses comprising of grammar driven spoken English followed by Business Communication with specific impetus on email writing, telephone etiquette and presentation skills. 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Self development in Workplace

The world scenario today, requires that you board the bus of learning as a toddler and continue the journey every day of your life. This bus has no terminus. It is those who realize this that leave a mark in the world. Self development and continuous honing of knowledge and skills in the pursuit of excellence are the path to achievement. Organizations spend millions on regular training of their employees realizing that development of human resources is the key to lengthening their own longevity.  So, to avoid life becoming a school of hard knocks let us become like a sponge absorbing new information and developing new skills every day in our effort to betterment. Let us be better today than we were yesterday.

Vetacorp has been playing its part in one becoming dead wood by delivering both, communication and stature to make them a go-getter.

Cultfit Healthcare
This chain of state-of-the art  gyms has commissioned Veta to train their staff who are constantly interfacing with their members . The Bangalore location has kicked off with the delivery while the Gurgaon location is on the anvil. The programme is a for a mammoth 90 hours and will cover in depth training in the elements of vocabulary and grammar based training with a smattering of activities that will hone the personality of the takers.

Cupertino Techvox, Hyderabad 
 This tech company like many others in their field is particular about training and development of their Human Resources. Their support team of Hyderabad numbering 12 will undergo a 55-hour module that takes them through functional grammar before putting them through a very exciting narrative and activity based communication training.

At any given time scores of one-on-one training happens across India mainly for CEOs and expatriates who require to hone their English speaking skills. Veta will customize the programme depending oon the existing skill level of the takers.

V-School, Tiruchengode
This school near the city of Erode in TN has called us to deliver a 30-hour Teacher training to their teachers. You might be aware, from previous rendition on this subject that Veta has some specialized modules that are specific to the honing of English skills in school teachers.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Business English

 We would focus on more general topics, such as Business Writing Skills, Business Speaking Skills or General Business Communications read more about Corporate English

  • Assess your business requirements and time frames.
  • Assess the current English language skills levels for each colleague.
  • Design a course that meets all of these requirements using the most effective teaching methods available.
  • Arrange for the training to begin as soon as the teachers and students are together, so all your time and money is used on helping your business become more successful.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Develop your social english

  • Develop your confidence in speaking Business English
  • Learn to persuade others to your opinion
  • Negotiate more effectively in English
  • Activate your vocabulary and your knowledge of grammatical structures
  • Improve your social English in business situations
  • Improve your English in skill areas, such as meetings and presentations
  • Consolidate your knowledge through Integrated Personal Study sessions