Free business skills courses offered – Dale Carnegie classes set every quarter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Training employees has become a costly venture – both in money and time.

Recognizing that, the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce, John Moser & Associates (a Dale Carnegie trainer) and the Shelby County Reporter are teaming up to bring training to the county at no charge.

The training workshops will be held each quarter with a morning session at 8:45 a.m. and an afternoon session at 4:15 p.m. Each of the Dale Carnegie business skills training sessions will last about two hours.

Reporter publisher Tim Prince said the sessions will benefit Shelby County businesses.

&uot;Dale Carnegie training is widely known as the best in business skills training; we are lucky to have met John and are proud to partner with the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce to provide this training for our community,&uot; he said.

Prince said every business owner or manager realizes the value and need for training. The trouble, he said, is finding a convenient way to train employees in a cost-affordable yet highly valuable way.

&uot;This partnership will meet those needs,&uot; Prince said.

Chamber president Karen Ream agreed.

&uot;Everytime we survey chamber members, they always ask for opportunities for training,&uot; she said, indicating the chamber has offered a variety of those opportunities in a variety of formats.

Not many employers have taken advantage of those opportunities, however.

&uot;It will be interesting to see how many will take advantage of these training sessions,&uot; she said.

The first session will be offered March 11 in the North Shelby Library community room and cover the topic &uot;How to Improve your Memory, Remember Just About Anything.&uot;

Other classes to follow are &uot;Business Execution: How to Get Things Done,&uot; &uot;How to Double your Sales&uot; and &uot;How to Handle Stress, Tension and Worry.&uot;

Class size is limited so those interested in participating should sign up quickly by visiting the chamber’s website at or call the chamber at 663-4542.

John Moser, who will be teaching the classes, will speak about them at the Feb. 23 luncheon of the Greater Shelby Chamber.