Friday, 5 October 2018

Communication Skill Training

A trainer should be inspirational rather than a teacher. The trainer’s objective should be to kindle the spark present in each student rather than to dispense knowledge. Students should be made to understand that education is a  life-long journey. It is a bus ride with no terminus. Training is a function that helps us to hone our skills and work on those weaknesses that could hamper our progress through life. Veta understands these nuances pretty well after 37 years in the field. Hence our trainer-content combo becomes a seamless force that integrates the skill of communication with a person’s personality. Veta facilitates one to shed their inhibitions and rise to one’s own and others’ expectations. Veta imbibes the ability to function as a strong link in the chain called TEAM.
Here are a few of our on going projects: 
Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd, Chennai
A training was launched at their Tiruvallur factory for about 60 incumbent trainees in the age group of 18-20. They were all technical diploma holders and Caterpillar, the multinational that it is, are keen on training their employees in communicative English. The programme is for 30 hours.
Kingston Educational Institute, Kolkata
This is a sprawling education institution that is serious about empowering their wards not only technically but also with life skills that can lubricate their progress through a meaningful career. We are training 600 of their students from the Diploma, Management and Law streams in all aspects of communication with a mammoth 100-hour delivery schedule. We are also fortifying 250 of their final year students  with job skills and interview handling competence to facilitate their placement.
Corporation Schools at Ratyhinapuri and Oppanakarai, Coimbatore
All the Grade VI & VII students of these schools are being empowered with the skill of English communication with an 80-hour delivery schedule that will comprise of 2 modules. One will be audio visual aided and the other will be interactive. This is being supported with funding from the Rotary Club of Coimbatore, IKONS.    
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Monday, 9 July 2018

Soft Skill Training

Vetacorp, the onsite training arm of Veta has been delivering yeoman service in the field of English and soft skill training, to schools, colleges and corporate houses. Veta’s major advantage when it comes to corporate training is the presence and strength that we have across India, which is unmatched till now. Wherever be it in India, we can arrange for a good trainer to handle your communication related training needs. Over the last few years many of the blue chip giants of India have been commissioning our service to deliver training across all their regional and branch offices. Veta can intervene with specific and customized content to suit the entire gamut of your managerial spectrum when it comes to training in written and spoken English, Business English and soft skills. Persons seeking jobs or heading for career enhancing changes can enroll in our Job Skills, a multi-modular exercise that will holistically catalyze their personality and communication skill with specific intervention in their ability to field tough interview questions. Veta is your hyper market for English Communication.      
Some projects that are going on now:
Prakash Retail Pvt. Ltd.

A well known electronics goods retail styled Harsha in Mangaluru has asked us to deliver an 80-hour twin module on spoken English to all their Sales Staff. This is going on top gear as we go to print.
Grindwell Norton

A unit of Saint Gobain in Bengaluru had commissioned us to deliver a 40-hour module on English Fundamentals and speaking to 20 of their employees. While the execution of this project is being handled directly by Veta, it is notable that this client is initially serviced by our franchisee at KR Puram, Bengaluru. This type of franchise partnership helps us leverage our pan India presence.
Jairam Arts & Science College

A loyal client of ours and we have been associated with them over the last 4 years. This time we have sent 4 trainers to handle a spoken English training for their students across various semesters and classes. These programmes for Vysya are always short and sweet ones that take us about a fortnight to complete.
B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Are the owners of the famous Bira brand of beer that has been rocking the beer world in recent times. We have just launched a training for their employees in Pune and Mumbai. Our association with them will be a long one that will traverse the length of our country as we train their personnel across India.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Human behaviour flows

Plato was spot on when he stated that human behaviour flows from three main sources: Desire, Emotion and Knowledge.
Quite a bit of emotion is innate while much of it along with desire is formed by life’s experiences. They are more or less in place by the time the person is in their late teens. Knowledge by contrast is a lifelong pursuit. Vetacorp plays a vital role in delivering this knowledge, mainly in the domain of communication, leadership and behavioral stature to millions of school children and young adults across India. Written and oral communication, presentation skill, public speaking and the managerial edge one requires to step up from the mediocre to a much higher plane is what Veta empowers young students and executives with.
Given here are a few ongoing projects:
St.Mary’s Matriculation School, Mahabalipuram
In the serene surroundings of this world famous tourist spot nestles this vibrant school run ably by a Catholic missionary. We have been associated with them over the last 2 years and have just kick-started a programme that delivers 40 hours training to 52 of their teachers.
NUSI/ ITF Trust   
The Union of Seafarers of India have been very closely associated with Veta for the last 2 years. We have been almost continually involved in training not only the seafarers but also their families in English comprehension and speaking. These projects come from far flung places like Valsad and Diu besides metro centres like Chennai and Mumbai. We have just launched a training at Valsad covering 75 hours of intense exercises.
Schawk India  
Here again it is the fourth batch that has just commenced. This IT enabled design company wants all their employees empowered with English fluency. Since the training has stood the test of time through numerous batches, they keep commissioning us for new projects.
Vairam Group Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Devakottai.
This school in the historic folds of the famous Cherttinad region of Tamil Nadu, first asked us to train all their teachers in spoken English and teacher talk. During this process we selected five teachers to deliver our school plus programme. We are about to launch the TTT of these 5 teachers so that they can carry the mantle of School Plus delivery to their students.  School Plus is one of our more successful programmes for schools as it empowers both, teachers and students.
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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.