“When you meet this gently spoken petite lady you will be forgiven for not suspecting that she is a real powerhouse, poised and ready to guide your business through communication challenges at all levels!
Gathering skills as a journalist, a farmer’s wife teaching at a rural school where her language abilities found her drawn into a variety of negotiations amongst the local community, Desiray Viney mediated during 1994 conflicts in the Greytown area, went on to lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is now bringing a host of REAL communication skills and talents to local business.
REAL Communication Consulting is offering a brand new tool for research, developed in response to the explosion of small businesses and global communication. This specialized tool tracks the benefits and effects of your communication. You can contact Desiray to understand better how this tool can steer your business communications.
Beyond this unique research tool, Desiray’s services include staff training, consulting to communication managers, facilitating workshops on better communication and can effectively manage your business’s reputation building.
Hilton is fortunate to be home to a communication and media specialist of note, one who can style more effective communication between both ‘customer and business’ and ‘management and staff’. When you are looking for a communication expert, support local and give Desiray Viney at REAL Communication Consulting a call.”
– Desiree Hickenbotham of www.hiltonvillage.co.za.
“Our staff gained useful skills from her Press Release Writing workshop which we implement to gain valuable free press coverage for our achievements in excellence awards.”
– Bruce Fly, Fairfield Dairies.
“By developing a corporate communication strategy for us, Dee’s team made us aware of so many opportunities for creating awareness regarding disabilities. The plans were creative and workable and we have learned so much about doing it for ourselves.”.
– Sarah Rule, director, CREATE – Community Based Rehabilitation: Education and Training for Empowerment.
“Dee was my lecturer, supervisor and worked with me on one of my films. She was always professional, giving carefully considered direction, advice and guidance….assertive, accessible and caring.”
– Stuart Nixon, Film-maker.
“Dee has developed a reputation as a passionate and knowledgeable lecturer in the field of media studies. One of the main reasons for this is her ability to make most topics easily accessible to her students. Her enthusiasm for, and love of her field is infectious and it comes through in all her work.”
– Ben de Lisle, English teacher and former post-grad student.
“During the course of my degree at UKZN I had the privilege of taking several Media, Culture and Communication modules run by Desiray. Her passion and tireless enthusiasm for the subject was infectious, and she was largely responsible for the interest that I developed in communication. Desiray challenged us and refused to let the class be passive. She encouraged interaction and participation and despite the apathy of many of the students, she persevered tirelessly until she got a response. Thanks to her excellent teaching and guidance, I excelled and was awarded a scholarship to a leading UK university to do my Masters in Intercultural Communication.”
– Cara Edwards, HR and Recruitment Manager at Impact Teachers in UK.
“Desiray Viney lectured to me at UKZN for Media studies from 2009-2011. Desiray has exceptional communication skills, which she uses efficiently when interacting with her students. Her thorough comprehension of the media and communication industry is her strong point, and I have no doubt she will add value to anything she is involved in. A top career coach with top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”
– Prosper Tsvanhu, Media and marketing professional.
“Desiray is a highly-knowledgeable and passionate professional. She has the experience and understanding necessary to provide an efficient and rewarding communication service. Since 2005 her advice and insight have helped me find success on numerous occasions, and have helped me refine my own communication abilities beyond measure. Highly recommended expert Career Coach. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.”
– Matthew Beetar, Director of Internal Communications and Lecturer.
“For three years I was a student of Desiray Viney. Beyond teaching her students the theoretical background of Public relations, she also shared extensive practical industry knowledge that I have personally benefited from in my current place of employment. She has taught me everything I know and I am excelling because of it.”
– Mbuluma Silumbwe, Media Monitor at Ornico.
“Desiray has a deep understanding of Corporate Communication, Issues management, CSR, and Public Relations. She offers an excellent advisory service to small businesses and individuals.”
– John Askew, CSA Design Lead/Discipline Application Specialist at KPJV Kazakhstan.
“Dee is a corporate communications specialist, a media guru and a PR genius!”
– Ian Dickinson, SEO Exec and PR Web Producer at Hot Salsa Media.
“Coolest, funniest, light-hearted and always there to lend a helping ear to struggling students! Always willing to give advice and guidance whenever I needed it, and I always hope she will remember what part she played in my career. Always motivating and also showed me what kind of passion I need to have in Media if I am ever to be successful.
Definitely a favorite among Media students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and I hope she continues to grow and help other young people and students of Media grow! One of the many unsung heroes of this country. Keep going!”
– Cebolenkosi Simphiwe Xulu, Creative Director.
“She has proven to be exceptional in several respects – She was student orientated as her study guides were more readable and understandable. She threw herself into our assgnments projects wholehearterdly to ensure that we understood what is required if we do not understand. She was deligent, hardworking, good at working with students exceptionally conciderate and sensitive. Desiray was not only good humored and friendly, but also good in gauging the students level of knowledge and attitudes.
All in all I think Desiray has a bright future, and I am sure she would benefit from being a consultant. Given her great intelligence and sensitivity, I am sure he could put the practice to good use.”
– Mollin Mbele, Owner Hair and Beauty Salon.
“I recently won the prize at a PCB function of attending REAL’s first PR Boot Camp. What a prize…
The boot camp was a wealth of information and will assist me in getting my PR for Harmie and Shanie Com cc up to standard.
This workshop would have been real value for money if I had paid to attend it. I recommend Dee’s training and facilitation indeed.”
– Shan Cade, Member – Harmie and Shanie Com cc
“Had the opportunity to attend the REAL PR Boot Camp! It was highly informative. The training covered all the fundamentals of Public Relations that one needs for business. Thank you Dee for sharing your knowledge and I wish you all the best. REAL Communication is REAL!”
– Thobile Mdunge, Shuter & Shooter Publishers