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Here comes the Cape Town Rugby Business Network! THE

Rugby Business Network has taken SA by storm! As the newly appointed Ambassador and Chairman of this international organisation, Bob has introduced this winning concept to our shores.

With the heady mix of business networking amongst people who share a like-minded respect for the good game of rugby, it provides the perfect platform to engage in a relaxed and informal manner in great company! These events are fast becoming sell outs as they are rolled out across the country and already we’ve caught up with Corne Krige, AJ Venter and Nick

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Mallett who have shared their business journey with Bob. At the most recent event, introduced by MEC Alan Winde and partnered by Wesgro, the evening was the perfect catalyst for this dynamic mix! Watch for details of events around the country which can be found on : http: //www.therugbybusinessnetwork.com/ Click to view link online

THE RUGBY BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT


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1 Nick Mallett, Jean Smyth, MEC Alan Winde, Bob Skinstad and Nils Flaatten at The Cape Town Club.

2 Bob Skinstad with the ever gracious Pam Golding. Photographed by Grant Carelse

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V i d eo C ommunication

Technology Itec Group's proud gold partnership with Kathea, goes one step further to closing the proverbial solution circle. As business practices evolve in the converged communication space; the demand for rich HD quality video conferencing enhances the efficiency for cost and carbon effective communication. With our solutions, individuals or groups, are united for meetings, executive broadcasts and training sessions. We make this all possible with simple, intuitive rich media communications that can be accessed via TV, PC, purpose built video conference devices or even tablets, in a secure and managed environment. In line with our strategy of ‘best of breed’ solutions' centric products,

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Kathea's polycom platform is a recognised world leader in quality video communication technology. As the 2012/13 Green dealer of the year we at Itec Innovate recognise the importance of cost effectively reducing your Carbon footprint and believe strongly in the practice of doing good while doing well! This product positions Itec to fulfil the demand for business intelligent approaches in cost management and efficiency development. Simply put, a single local return flight covers the monthly cost of this solution and buys you valuable hours that would otherwise have been used for travel.

- Mark McChlery: MD Itec Innovate mark.mcchlery@itecgroup.com


THE ART OF NET PROPHET Net Prophet hosted their recent annual seminar

stood to win R37m in the next draw. It almost

for young Business Entrepreneurs and Start Ups

matched the suprise of the unsuspecting

at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

shop attendant who was asked to print 1500

Dynamic presentations enthralled and

individual lotto tickets the day before!

enlightened the packed 1500 strong audience who were treated to a diverse offering by

To view presentaions click below:

“gurus” in the digital arena! Bob’s Presentation

http://www.netprophet.org.za/Past-Events/

(Without a Title) was a tongue in cheek but

Net-Prophet-2013-Videos/

pertinent observation on the characteristics of leadership transferred, in his experience, from game of play to business practise! He created quite a buzz, when as a display of the importance of saying "Thank You" in Business, every person was handed a lotto ticket, sponsored by Itec Innovate which

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Spirit of the Springboks ABSA’s newly launched #HumanSpirit campaign captures everything that's best about the human spirit. There's no team in the world like the Springboks. But just what is it that makes them so special? It goes beyond rugby and sport. It brings out the best of us; pride, courage, determination, Click to view video online

#HumanSpirit

working together, unity and inspiration!


ERNIE ELS's Charity Golf Day Bob and his SuperSport commentary colleague

starting with a simple ‘why us’ when Ben was

Matt Pearce recently teamed up to help the Els for

diagnosed, through to helping others to cope with

Autism charity at a golf day held at The Els Club at

the realities of autism via the work of the charity,

Copperleaf. Generous sponsors of the day, Anahita

not only in South Africa but worldwide. Given what

also provided a Mauritian stay as an auction item

the family has been through, it is no small wonder

and this, along with some sought-after signed Ernie

that Ernie experienced the odd dip in form, but his

memorabilia and Ernie Els wine, helped to raise

recent return to prominence on the world stage

more than R150 000 for Els for Autism on the day.

suggests a man more than comfortable in his own skin, one who has accepted the challenges put

Els for Autism has been inspired by Ernie and Liesl’s

before him away from the golf course and who is

son Ben having been diagnosed with the condition.

using his profile and experience to help the plight

In a heart-warming video presentation at the event,

of many. www.elsforautism.com

both Ernie and Liesl spoke openly and frankly about all the emotions they have been through,

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Written for us by Matt Pearce


Bob Skinstad, Chris Immelman, Cedric Dalias and Peet Strauss.


Every so often a great book hits the shelves and it’s a winner! Gallo Images and SuperSport have collaborated to produce a South African sporting extravaganza with “South Africa’s 100 Most Famous Sports Photos” … a tapestry of the golden moments of SA sport in the last 50 years. Look for it on all the major bookshelves…it’s likely to recall some great memories. Singing the National Anthem, with pride and passion, is always one of mine and I’m delighted to have made the pages!

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The Old Hiltonian Golf

& Leisure Society

"It was a happy group of men that gathered early on Friday 31 May at the Toad and Josephine, the rendezvous point and a restaurant with iconic potential right next to Newlands Rugby Stadium. An early winter’s chill gripped the crisp air as one after the other the team arrived in jackets and scarves, gleaming with bright eyes at the prospect of two days away doing what men can do well, behaving like young boys. This was a varied, eclectic group, the only common thread between all of us being that we were all fortunate enough that our parents had busted their gut to send us to Hilton College." All is revealed in this entertaining blog by Jono Dickson that gives the skinny on everything!

http://jonodickson com/2013/06/06/inauguralohgls-weekend-away/


On his way to the Rugby World Cup 2015

43 000km...by bicycle! I don’t believe you are ever going to meet anyone else who has set off by bicycle to the Rugby World Cup 2015 in London! Ron Rutland started in the early hours of Sunday 30 June and begins an adventure of epic proportion as he undertakes a 43 000 km journey up through Africa with London and RWC 2015 as his final destination. A personal journey, an inspiration, a burning desire and a momentous challenge will drive Ron every pedal and push of the way. There is an open invitation for anyone wishing to join him for any stretch of this journey. Follow Ron’s blog www.fatkidonabike.com and share the adventure with him! Along with key sponsors, Itec Innovate has sponsored Ron and will be assisting with the funding and arranging all his visas along the way! We're proud of you Champ!

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Ron’s route to the RWC 2015!


Coca-Cola Craven Week

Click to view video online

Coca-Cola Craven Week

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DON’T PROMISE WHAT YOU CAN’T DELIVER WHEN SELLING OUR IDEAS, WE TEND TO OVERPROMISE IN OUR ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR CREATION. IN OUR VISION OF HOW WE HOPE IT WILL BE, WE LEAVE NO ROOM FOR FAILURE.

The result will probably be disappointing. Not disastrous, but a little less than expected. No one will say anything, they just won’t trust you quite as much next time. Basically you’ve blown it. If instead you undersell, pointing out the possible weaknesses and how to resolve them, should they occur, you are not only building a trusting relationship with your client but you’re able to solve any problems. And if it does turn out the way you hoped, it is a bonus.

- PAUL ARDEN The late “brilliant, bad, charming and totally off the wall” creative genius.

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Bob Skinstad

International Rugby Player, Broadcaster & INNOVATE Business Entrepreneur

INSPIRE ACHIEVE COMMUNICATE LIVE & LOVE

With one of the most recognisable faces in world rugby, Bob Skinstad has joined forces with Itec Innovate (Pty) Ltd as Director and shareholder. Itec Innovate is a vibrant Business Solutions & Service company and is part of the fastest growing office automation company in South Africa – the perfect fit for this dynamic business entrepreneur!

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Bob's passion for the game continues with his

he commentates and engages with his audience

introduction and establishment of The Cape Town

in an informed and knowledgeable manner.

Tens which is a firm favourite on the Cape Town sporting and social calendar and one that draws

Bob is in great demand as a regular key note

rugby teams from around the world for this first

speaker/host/MC at corporate functions. "His

class event.

presentations and motivational talks are dynamic, real and entertaining and you can be assured that

With a huge heart for social upliftment, Bob has

any function or event will be a first class event with

been an innovator with a number of projects

Bob's enigmatic participation.

including the Bobs for Good Foundation, now better known as the Put Foot Foundation,

Bob is happily married to Debbie and is the proud

providing shoes to thousands of needy young

dad of three young children, Anna, Tom and

school children and he hopes to soon be

Charlotte, and loves to relax by fishing, surfing

providing their schools with the technology that

and enjoying good “down time� with his family

is so desperately needed in these environments.

and friends.

Bob is a respected business owner and entre-

To book Bob Skinstad as a Key Note Speaker or

preneur and has enjoyed numerous business

MC Appearance please contact Sue Anderson

interests over the years. He forms an important

(Business Manager) at sue.anderson@itecgroup.com

part of the broadcast team at Super Sport where

or 021 510 4832 / 082 890 4878.


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Bob Skinstad's Teamtalk Issue 6 - July 2013