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Guestspeaker- Helen Nicholson
Helen Nicholson
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Branding,Businesswoman,Networking,Professional Speaker
Profile:
Helen Nicholson has been called “The Personal Branding & Networking Queen” by many of her clients. Helen began her career as an accountant after studying at Wits University and has since evolved into a passionate entrepreneur. She is the director of The Networking Company, specialising in teaching people to Master the art of networking. She has recently published the business best seller: “Networking- How to get your black belt in business success”
 
Helen lived in the Middle East for five years where she developed and sold her own successful business in Dubai before returning to South Africa. She also gained international corporate experience in the IT industry, co-ordinating the marketing Middle East operation for Novell.
 
On her return to SA, Helen consulted and lectured at Wits Business School. Helen has a bi-monthly regular column in the Star Newspaper on the power of Networking.  
 
Helen is a passionate South African and thrives on the meaningful work she does as a consultant in the area of leadership development. Her clients include FNB, Standard Bank, Citadel, Investec, Ernst & Young, RMB & Old Mutual. Helen is a mentor at Shanduka Black Umbrellas for aspiring black entrepreneurs and is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa. She is a single mother of identical twin girls, and is an avid reader and runner.
 
Helen completed the New York Marathon in 2011  and said it was one of her life highlights. 
Helen Nicholson has been called “The Personal Branding & Networking Queen” by many of her clients. Helen began her career as an accountant after studying at Wits University and has since evolved into a passionate entrepreneur. She is the director of The Networking Company, specialising in teaching people to Master the art of networking. She has recently published the business best seller: “Networking- How to get your black belt in business success”
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Helen Nicholson

Personal Brand Strategy Presentation. 
 
BRAND ME (Pty) Ltd               
• Realise the importance of developing your own personal brand
• What are the key elements of a successful personal brand
• Develop your own personal branding strategy to elevate your visibility amongst stakeholders
• What does your brand stand for
• Build rituals to translate these brand promises into action 

MASTER THE ART OF NETWORKING
In the 1-hour keynote presentation you will:
- Realise the importance of developing a personal branding strategy
- Discover the secrets of successful networkers
- Learn how to “work” a room by discovering your own unique networking style.
- Design and deliver your "elevator speech"
- Expand your business network to advance your career

WORKSHOPS by Helen Nicholson
Leverage your Personal Brand In this workshop you'll learn how to build your own Personal Brand that will:
- Immediately create awareness of yourself amongst colleagues, employers and customers
- Communicate your personality, values and unique talents - Create expectations of what you can do and how you will do it
- Imprint your name in the minds of key decision makers
- Raise your credibility and perceived authority
- Increase the compensation you can demand for your service

Master the art of Networking Workshop In this workshop you will:
- Realise the importance of developing your own personal brand
- Develop your own personal branding strategy
- Understand why Networking is the No 1 critical success skill for business people identified by Insead Business School
- Gain insight into the “Mars and Venus” of Networking
- Conduct a networking audit identifying the gaps in your network using the Beehive process
- Realise the secrets of successful networkers
- Learn how to “work” a room by discovering your own unique networking style
- Design and deliver your "elevator speech"
- Where to go to expand your business network

REFERENCES

“Just a brief note to thank you for an exceptional presentation this morning. As mentioned, I did not think I could pick up any new tips on personal branding and networking,
but I certainly did.All good wishes for continued success in the future.”
Joan Joffe, ex-CEO Vodacom
 
“I travel the world visiting our different offices and I was deeply impressed by your presentation at the Grant Thornton conference. You took a topic that I thought I knew a lot about and breathed fresh air into it and into our business. Three of our very senior partners came up to me at tea and said you were the best speaker Grant Thornton has had at their conferences. And they’re a very tough audience to please-congratulations and thank you.”
Edward E Nusbaum, CEO, Grant Thornton
 
“Wow Wow wow, I am amazed at the overwhelming response we have received from our clients!! You certainly helped us make this first Leadership event successful and I truly cannot express my gratitude. Not only was the content applicable and relevant but your delivery exceptional!”
Nicholas Le Roux, Marketing Director SA, Travelport
 
“What sets Helen apart as a speaker is how she made us look at our networks in a new light. The take home value was exceptional. She gave us practical tools that my staff can use at this conference and with our clients in the future. Her style is engaging and often very humorous and in the evaluations our delegates gave it a five star rating.”
Garth Collins, Chief Executive, Sun International
 
In August this year, Standard Bank Business Banking held a series of events for our top clients throughout the country. We chose Helen as our keynote speaker not only by virtue of the fact that she too is a highly successful self-starter but also because of the valuable Networking information she was able to impart. Helen’s presentation is intelligent, thought-provoking, entertaining and most importantly interactive. We received fantastic feedback from our attendees.”
Julia Kerr, Account Director: Standard Bank – Magna Carta Public Relations (Pty) Ltd
 
“Just a word of thanks for the amazing workshop you delivered to our Alumni last week.  Your Networking slot was the highlight of the session and the delegates are actually still raving about it.  Very seldom do you walk out of a workshop feeling inspired, gaining a skill and having a light bulb moment. This accomplished all three!”
Sonja Nel, Senior HR Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers 
PRESENTATIONS by Helen Nicholson

Personal Brand Strategy Presentation. 
 
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