INSIGHTS Online Podcast

The INSIGHTS Online Podcast is a podcasting channel under COMETSA Podcasting Network, a COMETSA Global Online Channels unit. Our episodes affirm and support business people, entrepreneurs, and professionals in their development journeys. Our responsibilities are to build an ecosystem, empower our stakeholders, collaborate across sectors, share insights and knowledge, build a base for succession and inheritance, and preserve our legacies for generations. The principle that guides our shows is called The IDEA! I = We Inform & Entertain! D = We Develop & Educate! E = We Empower & Support! A = We Associate & Network! That’s The IDEA!

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Episodes

6 days ago

Respectful: This describes how the host, co-host, or anchor conducts the show. This behaviour must be acceptable to all the stakeholders, especially the listeners and viewers. The starting point can only be the values and principles of the platform or those of the host, co-host and anchor, or those of the programme or the show. The question is who judges whether the show or the programme is respectful. The audience is the first to respond to the show, which needs to be more respectful. They will either leave the show or send comments on that fact.
Interactive: This is the nature of the show or the programme. Regular listeners or viewers will most likely expect it to be interactive if that is how the show or programme was branded or positioned when it was introduced. The show might be interactive among the co-hosts or with the listeners. This might happen through calling in or sending messages via chats. At a minimum, it must be a two-way exchange of views, thoughts, opinions and messages. The listeners or viewers must experience it as such. Once one party is dominant at the expense of the other, it might be viewed as disrespectful.

Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

Master the art of projecting yourself as the show host, co-host and anchor. Build your social learning skills as part of your continuous professional development and life-long learning culture. Setting the Right Group Dynamics: Communicating, Collaborating, Sharing of Best Practices, Refining Ideas, Diversity Builds Knowledge, and Social Interactions.

Saturday Jul 06, 2024

The host, co-host, and anchor of the digital online streaming show carry much weight when it comes to the trust and authenticity of the show. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the foundation for such a capability. Authenticity starts with self-awareness and self-knowledge. But it does not end there. You must manage yourself effectively and assert yourself progressively in your relationships. Tools that you may apply to achieve this include, among others, journaling, meditation, mindfulness, identification of emotional triggers, breathing techniques, and taking a breath.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

The Journey from Mahikeng to Paris: Omphile Leepile's Inspiring Story! This is a unique International Exchange & Further ETD Abroad Show episode on COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW). This exciting event featured Mr Omphile Leepile from Mahikeng, Northwest Province, South Africa, pursuing an MSc in Management of Technology – Information Systems (MoTIS) at ESIEE Paris, France. The show provided valuable insights into the experiences and challenges students studying abroad face. We explored Omphile’s journey in depth.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Understand the importance of mobile phone etiquette in a professional setting, especially during the live streaming session. You may have to integrate your handset as streaming equipment or as background and studio communication support. We are discussing the do’s and do n’ts that must be observed. There are acceptable practices that advance the objectives of streaming. Look at the trends and imagine the future role of mobile phones in the AI era. 

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

We want you to know that you should develop your presence and focus to engage your audience and guests. Life constantly demands our attention, but when we become fixated on the past or worried about the future, we often miss vital information in our present situations. Cultivating a state where you are constantly aware of your present moment is not impossible, but it takes practice. Nevertheless, by learning to abide in the present, you acquire a sense of perspective that can allow you to learn from the past without overwhelming you with resentment and regret and plan for the future without overwhelming you with anxiety or sadness. MINDFULNESS is a state of mind where you are fully conscious and engaged in the present moment and with the demands of the present moment. NB: Recent studies have found that incorporating mindfulness practice in our lives can increase positive emotions, improve the immune system, and reduce stress. The different approaches to mindfulness meditation typically focus on three attributes: (1) Your Body, (2) Your Breath, and (3) Your Thoughts.

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Attention Management increases the ability to focus attention, which can be done at the individual and organisational levels. To understand attention management, people must know where they concentrate most. Most experts divide attention into four zones: (1) Intentional: - when working intentionally, people plan strategically and prioritise their activities. (2) Responsive: - people are responding to the world around them in this area. (3) Interrupted: - people spend too much time answering messages and handling situations that interrupt their work. (4) Unproductive: - occurs when people waste time at work. Unless you are on a scheduled break, checking Facebook and chatting is unproductive.
Attention CEO: The CEO guides the direction of their companies. The attention of a CEO will determine the attention management of an organisation. CEOs must focus the attention of their employees on ways to drive business and move the company in the right direction. Modern CEOs face the dilemma of attracting and keeping employees' attention. Understanding the different types of attention and implementing attention management techniques will allow CEOs to motivate employees towards more tremendous success. To accomplish this, CEOs must focus their expectations on (1) Internal Attention: - paying attention to internal procedures, and (2) External Attention: - focusing on objects outside the organisation.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Focus on Attention Management: It increases the ability to focus attention, which can be done at the individual and organisational levels. To understand attention management, people must know where they concentrate most. Most experts divide attention into four zones: (1) Intentional: - when working intentionally, people plan strategically and prioritise their activities. (2) Responsive: - people are responding to the world around them in this area. (3) Interrupted: - people spend too much time answering messages and handling situations that interrupt their work. (4) Unproductive: - occurs when people waste time at work. Unless you are on a scheduled break, checking Facebook and chatting is unproductive.
Attention CEO: The CEO guides the direction of their companies. The attention of a CEO will determine the attention management of an organisation. CEOs must focus the attention of their employees on ways to drive business and move the company in the right direction. Modern CEOs face the dilemma of attracting and keeping employees' attention. Understanding the different types of attention and implementing attention management techniques will allow CEOs to motivate employees towards more tremendous success. To accomplish this, CEOs must focus their expectations on (1) Internal Attention: - paying attention to internal procedures, and (2) External Attention: - focusing on objects outside the organisation.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Engaging in a professional debate, argument, or conversation is not a task to be taken lightly. It requires thorough preparation, a testament to your seriousness, respect, and value for your professional identity and brand. This preparation empowers you, giving you the confidence to present your views effectively and persuasively.
Identifying Appropriate Sources: The internet is a vast sea of information, but its reliability is a question mark. To establish credibility, it's crucial to compare data from multiple sources. This balance, essential for your words to be taken seriously, is maintained through sound research. Remember, your opinion should never be mistaken for fact, and your commitment to reliable sources enhances your professional image.
Establishing Credibility: It is essential to be sure of your facts. If you make even one factually incorrect statement, some people will doubt everything you say. If you want to keep the audience’s attention on what you are saying, it is advisable always to appear businesslike and efficient.
The Importance of Citations: Some groups or individuals are so trusted that citing their statements can be the deciding factor in getting people to agree with you. It is wise to go to a leading authority in the area you wish to discuss.
Being Prepared: Preparation serves several essential purposes. It is often said that those who fail to prepare, they prepare to fail. By preparing, you can look ahead to the debate and understand how it should and will go. It will also allow you to consider what difficulties may arise and have a strategy for dealing with each.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Could you sharpen your public speaking abilities to hold compelling debates and arguments? The key to effective public speaking is preparation. The better you prepare, the more confident you will feel. Preparation begins with identifying your audience. What do you know about your audience? What do they care about? What's important to them? These are the questions you should ask as part of your preparation.

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