JOHANNESBURG CHAPTER

The second South African chapter of Future Females, founded in February 2018

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Future Females Johannesburg runs regular themed monthly events where entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs can connect, learn and be inspired by experts and serial entrepreneurs.

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STORYTELLING: THE ART OF ENGAGING & SELLING ONLINE |  Future  females JOhannesburg

 26 NOVEMBER 2020

THE TEAM

JOHANNESBURG AMBASSADORS & team

Mica Newman

Mica Newman

mica@futurefemales.co

Jayshree Kullen

Jayshree Kullen

jayshree@futurefemales.co

Bridget Bourdillon

Bridget Bourdillon

bridget@futurefemales.co

Thulisile Muthle

Thulisile Muthle

thulisile@futurefemales.co

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INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE STAGE

 Nandipha Sekeleni

Nandipha Sekeleni

CEO at Optimum Medical Solutions

How To Fail Successfully 

Brad Shorkend

Brad Shorkend

Co-founder of Still Human

Thinking Creatively & Thinking Bigger

Kerese Thom

Kerese Thom

Holistic Therapist at Kerese Thom Wellness

Feminine Leadership

Lerato Motaung

Lerato Motaung

Empowerment Coach and Marketing Strategist

Feminine Leadership

Sian Passanah

Sian Passanah

Founder and Co-owner of Wellness Works

Mastering Your Money

Martine Solomon

Martine Solomon

Founder and CEO Mzansi Financial Education and Media 

Mastering Your Money

Dani Donald

Dani Donald

Counsellor & Founder of Tribe Counselling and Pack (Passionate & Creative Kids)

Getting Started – Turning Your Idea into a Business

 Lauren Gamsu Fisher

Lauren Gamsu Fisher

Architect and founder of Black Sheep Design and online décor and furniture site NORD.co.za

Getting Started – Turning Your Idea into a Business

Mummy Mthembu-Fawkes

Mummy Mthembu-Fawkes

Entrepreneur & Founder of Earthy

Defining & Building Your Personal Brand

Dr. Hajira Mashego-Skaal

Dr. Hajira Mashego-Skaal

Doctor and Owner of Fitness Junction

Defining & Building Your Personal Brand

Leoni Liebenberg

Leoni Liebenberg

ILL Master Coach & Licensed Trainer

Launch Event

Taryn Gill

Taryn Gill

Founder, Manufacturer & Retailer of The Perfect Hair

Launch Event

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by | Jun 8, 2018 | 0 comments

For many years now, the Millennial workforce has been consistently changing the way we work in more ways than one. As noted by NBC News, aside from raising awareness over various topics such as employee and workplace well-being, work-life balance, and flexibility, this new generation of professionals has also made it the norm for managers and company leaders to provide a steady flow of feedback.

  

This reality has eventually led to the emergence of hundreds of millions of resources on the different ways to give effective feedback. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about being on the other end: there just isn't enough information out there on how to receive feedback well. That being said, here are six tips that can help you get the most out of all the feedback you receive:

1. Handle your emotions offline 

We can't help it if certain comments make us feel certain ways -- we're only human after all. However, your emotional response is yours and yours alone to deal with. To ensure that you are capable of addressing every piece of the feedback with determination and an open mind, get negative emotional reactions out of your system through simple breathing exercises.
An article by Pain-Free Working explained how exercises like deep breathing, the 4-7-8 breathing technique, and the lion’s breath technique can help release tension in the head, promote relaxation and improve your mood in just a few minutes.

2. Identify good intentions 

Taking in criticism or feedback can be hard -- no matter how meaningful, constructive or true it may be. However, it is something you must overcome in order to become better at receiving feedback. Again, you have to remember that the person giving you an evaluation isn’t out to get you and intentionally hurt your feelings. They are there with the intention to help you see points of improvement.

3. Actively listen

Whether you are listening to a talk or participating in a class, the only foolproof way to learn as much as you can is by listening actively. This undeniable truth also applies when taking in feedback. When the other person is sharing his or her feedback with you, make sure to listen closely. Let the person share their complete evaluation, without interruption. Avoid analysing or questioning each and every comment, and instead, focus on trying to understand what the other person means and the perspective they are coming from. Once they are done, The Muse suggests repeating back the comment to ensure that you got everything right.

 4. ASK QUESTIONS

In addition to repeating the other person’s comments, it would also be in your best interest to ask questions if there are parts that you weren’t able to fully grasp. Asking questions will not only show how willing you are when it comes to understanding their assessment. This simple act can also help you have more clarity, get to the root of the issues raised and have access to some possible solutions for addressing said issues.

5. Learn from each feedback

Even if the feedback you’ve received is unfavourable, there is surely still something you can learn from it. Just like how you would try to ‘Overcome Failure’, ask yourself why you got such commentary. Then, use that knowledge to further improve your work and to ensure that the next feedback you’d get will be much better.

6. CIRCLE BACK

As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, after making sense of the feedback you've received, make sure to work on the items mentioned and issues raised. It would also be a good idea to circle back with them to see how things are going from their perspective. Doing so will not only strengthen your relationship with them, but also provide you with an opportunity to get more feedback.

Feedback can be thought of as two-way streets. Meaning to say, in order for it to be as effective as it can be, the giver should know how to offer meaningful comments while the receiver should know how to receive assessments well.

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