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Bheki Mdhluli

Nickname: 'Bheka'

Sales Executive at 3S Media


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Kempton Park South Africa

A Social Media enthusiast,with aspirations of shaping a linkage of relevant people,while building my personal brand to be that of a colossal communication specialist.
I have worked in Conferencing,Exhibitions and the Media Industry in South Africa as a Corporate Events Strategist,Media Relations, Sales Executive and events management an all rounder.

Contact details

M: 0718749205


Web presence

Business Address

4 5th Ave, Sandton, South Africa, 2128


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Sales Executive | Media Sales | 3S Media
GAUTENG, South Africa | 2012 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale
Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails
Cold calling to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business
Responding to incoming email and phone enquiries
Acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets
Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales
Gathering market and customer information
Representing the organisation at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations
Negotiating on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers
Challenging any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy
Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions


Previous Position(s)

Sales Executive | Exhibitions and Events | ITC-Intelligence Transfer Centre
GAUTENG, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Making calls and communicate with customers to sell products
fulfilling customer’s queries over phone and maintaining emails to
Following up contacts, sales and quires.
Maintaining daily, weekly report in professional manner.
Contacting previous customers and reaching out for new customers.
Attending sales meetings, taking orders.
Following the company rules and also performing any other assigned task.


Deputy Secretary-Boardmember | Voice of Tembisa
2009 - 2010

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Assisting the Secretary in the discharge of Secretarial duties and responsibilities.
Focusing on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities relating to elementary and secondary matters.
Chairperson of the youth committee under the Radio Station focusing on youth development programs for the community and surrounding areas.


Chairperson | Communication Student Association
2009 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Encouraging the Executive to use the new abilities they develop as they work together
helping the group to use all the abilities and experiences its members possess
Newsletter as a writer.
Also do assisting editing on our newsletter.
Communicating with the internal Served as an executive member of communication student association (comsa), and external stakeholders including the media for the organisation
Managing the day to day running of the office and service delivery


Public Relations Officer | Communication students’ Association (Comsa)
2009 - 2009

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Responding to requests for information from the media
Studying the objectives, promotional policies and needs of the organizations to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of the Institution
Arranging public appearances for Chairperson, lectures, contests, or exhibits for students to increase awareness and to promote goodwill
Consulting with advertising agencies or staff at Unisa to arrange promotional campaigns in all types of media for the organisations.

Educational history

Secondary

Zitikeni Secondary School, Tembisa, South Africa (2006)

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa | 2013 - 2013

Social Media Management - Online Reputation Management and Measure [ROI]

Practical skills to manage online communities, develop an integrated content strategy, conduct effective online reputation management and measure.

Zitikeni Secondary School

2006 - 2006

Matric - Physical Sciences,Mathematics,Biology,Afrikaans,Zulu and English

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

BBA Communication Science - Public Relations

Developed for careers in the following sectors-broadcasting and print media,
entertainment industry,community media, public relations, advertising,communication consultancy, communication research, telecommunications...

Achievements

media exposure

Inspired Unisa publication | 2010

The 2009 COMSA chairperson, Bheki Mdhluli, explained
to students the importance of the association. “An AGM
is important, an AGM at COMSA is important, because as COMSA we come together and we are able to deliver the mandate, which is to bridge the gap between theory and practice.”

Sahara | 2009

As we serve to assist Sahara in its brand awareness campaign in education, we also fulfil our mandate to transfer the benefits of exposure to the employment sector," says Bheki Mdhluli, Comsa chairperson.
"We are going to ensure that we include other student structures in the initiative in order to benefit many university students. This is a strategic long-term relationship and we will be in discussion with management at Unisa including the head of our department, as well as corporate communications at the institution to ensure that all stakeholders are involved and can add their input," Mdhluli concludes.

Media up date | 2009

Some 200 communication students gathered at the ZK Matthews Hall at UNISA to be part of the 9th annual COMSA Media Conference this morning. "We cannot solve the communication challenges of our era, unless we do so together", noted the Chairperson of COMSA, Bheki Mdhluli. He noted the exceptional evolution of communication in the 21st century and the growth of the profession from linear to two-way communication. To be good practitioners, Mdhuli suggests, it is critical for people to have insight into the profession and the infrastructures that make it work.

Academic Achievements

Developing & Implementing A World Class Electronic Records Management | 2013

Records management strategies, file plan development and filing area audits and clean-ups.Content Management implementation and focus on building a solid platform including a records management policy, records management procedures, file plans and a solid change management infrastructure

Activities

community

Tembisa Radio Youth Wing

Chairperson , 2008 - 2010

Founder of the youth wing- 'As a voice under the leadership of the radio station,to focus primarily on youth development issues focusing on youth empowerment.'

Voice of Tembisa

Board-member -Deputy Secretary , 2009 - 2011

Assisting the Secretary in the discharge of Secretarial duties and responsibilities.
Focusing on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities relating to elementary and secondary matters.
Chairperson of the youth committee under the Radio Station focusing on youth development programs for the community and surrounding areas.

Other Activities

Tshwane Home Of Hope

Visit to offer support and Guidance , 2011 - 2012

Visit to offer support and Guidance as former COMSA, Chairperson in respect of the relationship that was established during the year of my leadership.

Testimonials

Prince Marobane

""Bheki is a hard worker, passionate and has good knowledge about his career, he's a good leader with good motivating skills."" - 2012

Tshepo Matseba APR™

""Bheki is a young communicator with great potential. He is passionate about public relations and media, having succesfully led the Communication Students' Association at UNISA, leading a team that hosted the Unisa Annual Media Conference. I'm inspired by his dedication to produce quality. He has a great future in the communication industry."" - 2012

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