1. Persuading with Power series
    Persuading with Power series
    Presentation Boot Camp
  2. Upgrade your mindset
    Upgrade your mindset
    Emotional Intelligence Become the leader you would follow
  3. People Skills 101
    People Skills 101
    Developing your team's interpersonal skills.
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Power of Persuasion Presentation Bootcamp

  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director

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 Imagine if you could jump at any chance of presenting, knowing that you will have the confidence to wow that crowd, close that deal or get people on your side.
Learn from an Expert to command attention of your audience and how to present with power.
This interactive course will give you the theory, and the practical feedback to help you build confidence for your next presentation.
Ideal for: Management, team leaders, or executives that need to persuade clients to stay onboard with a product or with the company.
Also great for Management that need to do Board presentations to Shareholders.
Other audiences: Graduates and interns who want to become employable.

Target audience and prework

Upgrade your mindset with Emotional Intelligence

 A leader with a high Emotional intelligence will create a culture of safety and stability for his team.

Emotional intelligence course for leaders.
1)To create healthy win-win relationships.                    2) Conflict Management.
3) Professionalism. Looking at listening skills, time-management and state management.              

4. Communication.
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People Skills 101
Developing your team's Interpersonal Skills

“The meaning of communication lies in the response you receive.” How can you learn to motivate your tribe to be more productive, more engaged and more connected with each other?

 •  Is there a behaviour, attitude or skill that is          costing your business money?
• Is your staff constantly in a battle
   with each other?
• Would you like your staff to treat each other with respect?
•Is your staff not finding it easy to understand each other’s cultures?

​In this course we aim to empower you with People Skills that can allow your staff to become the greater version of themselves. The aim of the course is to uncover what behaviours can be damaging, to become self-aware, and to grow. 

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Testimonials on People Skills 101 course:

 "Wow I highly recommend Y Connect to any business, staff morale, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence heightened.

Y-Connect offered 4 interventions for Poswa Inc across all branches in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Umhlanga. We look forward to further implementation and Culture workshops in all regions." Linda Kgasoane-Human Resources at Poswa Incorporated.

Testimonials on the Power of Persuasion Presentation Bootcamp:

  "The skills that I can apply in my career going forward are Presentation skills and Body language tips. I learnt how to construct a short presentation, tips on containing my nerves, how to be confident, and to apply positive thinking. I look forward to one on one training on presentation skills" -Liezel van Tonder-Business Owner
"I really enjoyed the feedback you gave me and will use this going forward. I cannot wait to use what I have learnt from these two days" -Jade Miskin-Marketing Specialist-Accelerate Brand Services
"My favourite key learning is that your voice has an image where one can paint a picture using tone, pitch and speed of your voice while speaking. This technique is key in story telling evoking emotion in your audience which can change their beliefs.  Anyone who is client facing can benefit from this workshop since it provides tangible and implementable tools for positioning ones self as a trusted adviser." ​Sabrina Andreucci -Social Media 101​​

​​​As I have never been able to stand up and give a talk or presentation with confidence and believing in myself, I have found this course to be of huge value to me in all areas. I found the practical sessions and group discussion of value. Yoke speaks from the heart and shares interesting, relevant information in today's world.  "I think everyone should attend this course. From school kids to adults. Its not only learning how to present, its learning to how to structure conversations, story telling, confidence and personal branding.  - Lauren Baxter -Interior Designer


SPEAKING: He said, she said

This keynote  will empower you to deal with dysfunction and drama in the workplace.  It will enable you to notice what behaviours, attitudes and skills you need to tweak, to have fulfilled relationships and success professionally. This keynote can also be booked for wellness days. It will help the audience improve their relationships and move away from Co-dependence.  

Are you a puppet dancing to someone else’s strings?  How often do you get played by other people?  Do they affect your mood, your outcomes and what you do?  Do you allow them to walk over you, or do you win all the time, allowing the other party to draw the shortest string?

We have all bought into the drama of life, the revenge, gossip and slander, a society where we think we can control each other.

How can we have meaningful relationships at work, at home, where both parties win?
What behaviours can lead to a divorce at home, at work, from your family or your team?
In this interactive talk we will be looking at Co-dependence and an alternative way of having healthier boundaries, and healthier relationships with people at work and at home. This is part of a Wellness day talk, and is also used in Emotional intelligence and Interpersonal skills training for Y-Connect. 

Yoke van Dam is an Advanced Gold  speaker at Toastmasters and has entertained audiences at MENSA, Wits Language School and quite a few Corporates. She takes learnings from her life, her experiences in Sales and in training and coaching individuals.

She also likes sharing her learnings from Neuro-linguistic Programming.

I had the pleasure of attending Yoke's talk on co-dependence. Her unique style of drawing reference, quotes and metaphors made it an enjoyable while the topic itself has huge relevance for all not only in the workplace but in their personal lives too. I highly recommend using Yoke to grow your leaders and create awareness that will ultimately affect change. Candice Goldsmith-RADA Training Facilitator.