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Balancing the Books: Understanding Financial Reporting
Product Number: P53386-001
Balancing the books is an essential part of business. Accounting methods help businesses collect, record and analyze financial data. Follow trainee accountant Calvin Clegg, a contestant on the quiz show "Who Wants to Make a Million" as he is quizzed with accounting questions that take him back to his accounting traineeship. His supervisor Dianne teaches him how to balance the books and how to evaluate business performance using financial records. Areas covered include accounting information and tools, the balance sheet, calculating profit and loss, cash control, and assessing financial performance. With Dianne's help, Calvin is poised to "make a million".

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Don't Hesitate Communicate: Effective Communication in the Office
Product Number: P53388-001
Employees in an office often come from different walks of life and different cultures. Their personalities are unique, their expectations diverse. But how can we ensure communication in the office is as effective as possible? This program explores the fundamental business skill of communication in the workplace. The many forms of verbal communication are covered, including oral and written methods such as meetings, speeches, letters and presentations. Similarly, the increasing importance of effective electronic communication is presented. Nonverbal cues such as body language are explored and in summary, the program discusses strategies for overcoming the barriers to workplace communication.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Design and the Environment
Product Number: P53389-001
This program investigates the main environmental issues that have had an effect on design. It looks at some problematic aspects of design and how some designs that have made major contributions to society have had negative environmental consequences. The viewer is led through an exploration of eco-friendly design and how designers use Life Cycle Assessments to ensure that products have a minimal environmental impact. Sustainable design techniques are investigated and a case study of the Beddington Zero Energy building is used to demonstrate what is possible using sustainable design techniques. A further Case Study of the VW 1 Litre Car demonstrates innovative solutions to environmental problems.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Effective Communication in Business
Product Number: P53391-001
Businesses rely heavily on communication - particularly in the information age of the 21st-century. In today's world it is often necessary to share information with many different people both internally and external to the organization. Without clear communication, false information could be provided to suppliers, employees or customers, with the end result - confusion, and little hope of success. In this program we define what effective communication is, what stops it, why it's so important, the communication methods that modern businesses employ, and the importance of ethics in communication. Follow us as we prove the importance of effective communication in business.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Environmental Sustainability in Business - A Case Study
Product Number: P53392-001
Businesses have always had to respond to different external influences. It was technology in the 80s and security in the 90s, but now a new challenge has emerged - climate change. Business owners are fast realizing that reducing their environmental footprint is not just a PR exercise, it's vital to their future. This program features a case study of businesses that have developed unique approaches to sustainability. Their visionary leaders reveal how becoming 'green' has helped make their businesses stronger and more financially viable. Through interviews we discover the problems they faced, the benefits of change and their organization's future directions.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Safety First: OH&S in the Office
Product Number: P53397-001
Many Americans spend a large portion of their working lives in an office. Although most of us wouldn't consider this a workplace of high risk, we must not assume that safety in an office is a given. In this program we'll consider the reasons for conducting work safely, and look at how to implement workplace safety requirements. We'll also talk about participating in the OH&S consultative process and following safety procedures. Occupational health and safety is everybody's responsibility, not just the employer's. Employees can and should take a hands-on approach to improving the safety of their workplace.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $139.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


A Greener Workplace - Planning and Managing for Sustainability
Product Number: P53670-001
The "green" approach to life started as a grass-roots, community-based movement. It has now permeated the mainstream to the point where businesses across the globe realize that adopting an environmentally sound philosophy is essential - not only to maintain credibility and protect the bottom line, but also to attract the best employees. People expect business to be at the fore with regard to sustainability - to lead changes in thinking and behaviour. This program discusses the benefits of ?green' workplaces. The lead must come from the top - managers and business owners find themselves needing to be increasingly in tune with sustainable and ecological thinking. We hear from leading business people and sustainability experts about environmental corporate culture and practices and gain an insight into how to effectively implement a policy and strategy.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $149.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00


Competitive Marketing in Tourism
Product Number: P52490-001
The marketing and management of a destination is increasingly becoming extremely competitive worldwide. Some destinations are more successful in terms of attracting tourism visitation and expenditure, than others. Obviously some destinations are blessed with attractive natural endowments, however given effective management and marketing strategies, a destination lacking in these features may also become competitive in tourism. Adopting a market orientation enables a destination to better meet the needs of the potential tourist and adapt accordingly to the dynamic nature of the tourism industry.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $149.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $95.00


How to Use Microsoft Access 2007
Product Number: P53647-001
Access can be used at a simple level through to a very powerful level. This program demonstrates a relational database and explains how to create it yourself. It covers all the usual aspects of using Access and gives you an easy start.

Format: DVD

PPR Use: $149.00

Format: Digital

PPR Use: $249.00