The McGuire Programme South Africa

Cape Town course, November 2015

En toe lees ek……

Alta Cloete, bekende skrywer van die Paarl in Suid Afrika, se seun Schalk het gehakkel vandat hy leer praat het. 'n Artikel in 'n bekende gesinstydskrif het Schalk gehelp om die probleem te bowe te kom en vandag is hy 'n suksesvolle chemiese ingenieur in Noorweë.

Freddie van der Westhuizen

Freddie van der Westhuizen

I have been stuttering for most of my speaking life. It only became a real problem in high school as I was very self-conscious about my speech. I was an overt stutterer trying very hard to hide my “broken” speech, because I hated that side of myself. My thoughts were… “Who will ever like someone who speaks like that?”

Annelise van der Sandt

Annelise van der Sandt

I have been a stutterer since I started speaking. I remember certain grown-ups who always made big eyes at me and told me to speak properly. I was in grade 1 when the nurses visited the schools and one nurse asked me what my name was and I could not say it. After a while her patience had worn out and she shouted to the whole class if someone could help me say my name because I didn’t know what it was. My friends never teased or bullied me. Children were never the mean one’s… the adults were!

Freedom of speech

To become a great leader without being a great communicator is almost impossible. For a chartered accountant, the ability to communicate confidently and effectively in verbal and written form is a fundamental attribute. How else can you ask tough questions, formulate complex arguments, and develop good interpersonal relationships with peers and clients?

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