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Discover who you are and what you want

Personal development planning is all about creating a long term goal for your career, and then planning how you’ll get there. Before you can know what it is you want to do in the long term, some serious reflection is in order. What are you good at? What are you […]

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Why A Personal Development Plan?

Here we are at the end of another year.  Are you feeling like you are stuck in a dead-end street?  Does everyone around you seem to be going forward and achieving their dreams while you sit doing the same thing day in and day out?  If so, it is time […]

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Conversation Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever been in a situation, where you are in a room full of people that you don’t know, and you need to spark up a conversation quickly, but you do not even know where to start. To help you out, we at OPSA have come up with some […]

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Refining Your Professional Presence

First impressions count, especially in business situations where you want to convey a professional image and be remembered as serious.  Fair or not, most of us take about 10 seconds to form an impression of a new acquaintance.  Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that the immediate impression […]

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Scripting yourself a 30-second introduction

To take the edge off new situations and make the prospect of meeting strangers more comfortable, develop a networking script to introduce yourself.  Think of your script as a 30-second elevator speech.  If you had only half a minute to tell a stranger who you are, what you do for […]

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Networking is a Two-Way Street

In the world of networking, your success as a receiver is directly proportional to your generosity as a giver.  Take a “me, me, me” approach to networking and you will be met with limited success.  Be generous with the information you share, and you will find people equally willing to […]

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Records Storage Systems

Last week we spoke all about File Integrity, confidentiality and security.  This week we look at the different record storage systems. (a)  Subject storage method The subject storage method is widely used in organisations.  Filing by subject requires that each record be read completely to determine the subject which can […]

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Files Integrity, Confidentiality and Security

Last week, we discussed the Life Cycle of the records in your office – this week we take a closer look into the Integrity and Confidentiality of those records, as well as how to keep those very same records secure. Verifying record authenticity The document must be the work of […]

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The records life cycle

Last week we spoke about the different kinds of Vital Records and explored the Disaster Recovery Programme.  This week we will be looking into the Records Life Cycle to understand a bit more about important records that are in your office. (a)  Creation of records Records are created daily and […]

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OPSA “Take The Flight” – The Journey Is Within You

By Roweena Chetty Everything I need is within me now. This one of the most Powerful realizations you will ever experience on the OPSA Take the Flight Journey to Self-Actualization. It’s not an “affirmation” it is a TRUTH. We don’t want things. We want feelings. Clever marketers “condition” the minds […]

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