May 2009

Coaching4Success

Karin Genton L’Epée is proud to introduce Coaching4Success, a new training program aimed at professionals and business people who may find themselves currently moving into a new position or going through a transition period.

This program presents participants with a practical system that can help:

  • Assess strengths, skills, and talents
  • Identify goals
  • Match goals and interests
  • Improve self-promotion, both personally and professionally
  • Pick and choose alternative career paths
  • Seek out the ideal job

Though periods of change and transition can indeed be difficult, they can also present new and exciting opportunities.

Beginning in June, the Coaching4Success program will be available as a series of workshops and/or one-on-one coaching sessions. Planned topics to be addressed include:

Self-Assessment

Who are you? What are your strengths? What are your skills? What are your values? What are your needs? What motivates you?

Self-Marketing

CV & cover letter writing, presenting yourself, interviewing skills

The Search Process

Approach, research, lead generation (networking, direct contacts, headhunters, classified ads, the Internet, etc.)

SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT!

One’s voice is an important, but often overlooked tool needed to communicate effectively in business, educational and social environments.

SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT! is a series of six weekly Voice Training Workshops that focuses on different aspects of the voice. The series is designed to help you improve your vocal powers and speak with confidence and authority.

Each two-hour session will focus on a different aspect of the voice and will provide participants with both training and opportunities for practice. Participants will also benefit from constructive feedback from both the workshop instructor, Anezka Novak, and fellow participants.

Dates: May 27th, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st

Time: 18.30 to 20.30

Place: TBA

Price: 3600 CZK for the 6 sessions or 700 CZK per session

Workshop Instructor: Anezka Novak

To register or to receive further information, please contact Anezka by email at anezkan@gmail.com or by phone on +420 776 566 018.

Prague Monitor Magazine: See the big picture

Yes, you heard it here first!

Many of you are already acquainted with the quality, daily news provided by the Prague Daily Monitor’s online version. With the soon-to-be-launched print edition of the Prague Monitor Magazine, you can expect the same reliable Czech news coverage, but with much more context and analysis.

And current subscribers to the online Prague Daily Monitor will receive both perspectives at no additional cost.

More details about the magazine will be available soon at praguemonitor.com.

Calendar of Events and Activities

May 14 Public Speaking Training: Storytelling
May 26 Power Lunch: Creativity & Innovation
June 16 Public Speaking Training: Pitching
June 23 Power Lunch: Presenting & Branding Yourself

How likable are you?

All business is personal. In the end, people do business with people they like.

Regardless of where we are from, what language we speak and or cultures we identify with, we all like to be liked and are more inclined to do associate with people we like than with those we don’t.

The first step to increasing our likability is to know ourselves: Who are we? What do we stand for? What is important to us? In other words, what do we value, what do we believe in, and what is our personality type? How do people perceive us, and what impressions do they have when they interact with us?

The second step is to learn about others: Who are they, what’s important to them, and how can we identify their communication styles?

The goal is not to change our personality or change their personalities. Rather, it is to be able to adjust our communication styles to accommodate each other so as to connect and communicate more efficiently.

Another way to increase our likability is to look for common interests. From hobbies to sport, family situations to belief systems, as it is possible to find something in common with just about anyone. It might take a bit of creative effort, but discovering where interests and passions overlap does pay off.

By learning who we are and how to get along with the widest variety of personality types, we can increase our effectiveness with less frustration and a lot more fun.

How likable are you?