Soft skills are among the most underrated assets in the tech space, entrepreneurship ecosystem and professional world — and yet: they make or break a good interview impression, foster a positive workplace environment, inspire your team to do more, and help you successfully – and repeatedly – close sales.

To help the modern workforce build its talents, AstroLabs Academy proudly presents its new weekend intensive Soft Skills & Sales workshop track — designed to create an immediate and lasting change in attitudes and actions.

ABOUT THE Soft Skills & Sales (S3) Track

The S3 track aims to perfect all aspects of non-technical skills, allowing for smooth interactions with clients; improved relationships with colleagues; and better knowledge of self — all while practicing how to better speak and write for stronger sales.

Learning takes place in a practical, hands-on and engaging setting, so that anyone can take on business development with renewed confidence. By the end of the S3 track, you will be able to clearly articulate your ideas, write with more impact, speak with more confidence, as well as communicate with more ease.

CONTINUOUS INTERACTION THROUGH ROLE-PLAY SCENARIOS & ACTIVITIES
REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MENA REGION
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES AND HANDS-ON EXERCISES
LICENSED ACCREDITED PROGRAM BY DUBAI GOVERNMENT (KHDA)

(S3) Soft Skills & Sales Track

  • Curriculum & Program Schedule

    Day 1

    MODULE 1 Introduction to Soft Skills
    9am – 10:30am
    Rediscover core sof skills needed to succeed in sales, like communication, listening, negotiation, creativity and teamwork, through practical tools & activities​ with direct application potential at work

    MODULE 2 Write Better for Better Sales
    10:30am – 12:10pm
    Unstuck your communication through creative writing and learn how to write better emails that sound more human. Each participant will develop their tailored 9-stage “Closing-The-Sales”script.

    Lunch & Prayer Break
    12:10pm – 2pm

    MODULE 3 Unpack and Draft Your “Why”
    2pm – 4pm
    Explore your professional purpose through a facilitated process entailing in-pair retrospection & copywriting. Each participant will develop their own version of a “Why”

    Day 2

    MODULE 1 Speak Your Heart Out
    10am – 11:30am
    Rediscover core sof skills needed to succeed in sales, like communication, listening, negotiation, creativity and teamwork, through practical tools & activities​ with direct application potential at work

    MODULE 2 Develop Your Business Through Persuasion
    11:40am -1:10pm
    Unstuck your communication through creative writing and learn how to write better emails that sound more human. Each participant will develop their tailored 9-stage “Closing-The-Sales”script.

    Lunch Break
    1:10pm – 2pm

    MODULE 3 Sell Anything to Anyone
    2pm – 4pm
    Master business pitching foundations and rehearse proper pitch structuring. Each participant will have to pitch conventional & unusual products

  • Who Will Benefit The Most From This Workshop?

    • Entrepreneurs​: Startup founders who are looking to build/strengthen their softskills
    • Sales execs​: Business development specialists who are looking for a fresh perspective
    • Anyone: Who wants to improve their sales and communication skills
  • Meet The Instructor

    Rabih Elkhodr

    Rabih Elkhodr is a soft skills trainer, public speaking coach, and university instructor with 12+ years of experience. He has helped 2,000+ entrepreneurs, employees, TEDx speakers and corporate directors across multiple industries in 8 countries and 3 languagesthroughout MENA and North America.

    Rabih currently designs & delivers the softskills training component of SE Factory, a 14-week coding bootcamp program. He is also a mentor with Arabnet, Berytech, Flat6Labs, TeensWhoCode, and the UK Lebanon Tech Hub.

    He has coached 25+ TEDx speakers on the content and delivery of their talks, which have collected half a million YouTube views. This inspired him to write his first book: “Public Speaking X: Tips to Unleash the TED Speaker in You”. Past clients include ADIB, Bayer, and the Emirates Foundation among others.

  • Teaching Method

    The goal of this program is not just to teach you what to do, but have you do it yourself! Each day in the program will have heavy hands-on work, the goal of which is to simulate what startups go through to get you ready for the tough road ahead!

  • Certification

    As A KHDA accredited Training Institute, AstroLabs will grant a certificate on the completion of this track.

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PAST PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS

A great engaging and learning experience, no matter what scale you are at!

Kunal KapoorFounder & CEOThe Luxury Closet

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to pick up new skills and tricks, join AstroLabs Academy!

Jean-Pierre MondalekGeneral Manager, Motorsdubizzle.com

It was very informative it was also great in terms of sharing case studies and best practices.

Jana Al QahtaniSenior Digital Marketing ExecutiveLouis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

As always AstroLabs courses really focus on giving you direct value to your business, the little tips are awesome!

Dunia OthmanChief Marketing OfficermrUsta Solutions

The class was worth 500 kms we crossed from Oman.

Abbas Al LawatiGlobal Head - Commodities and BanksBank Muscat

Without doubt this is the best foundation for start-ups currently available in the UAE.

Simon SothcottDigital Director MEC

The course delivered by AstroLabs was informative and well-structured.

Uzma SulemanManager - Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications, Corporate OfficeDubai World Trade Centre

I really liked the interaction and real life examples!

Izeldin IbrahimGroup Product ManagerAbbott

AstroLabs is an amazing place to learn and connect. It is the perfect organic starting point for any startup in the UAE.

Elhoussine TalabWeb Developer

The instructors at Astrolabs are very knowledgeable and helpful, which is a great addition to the friendly environment that Astrolabs provide

Abdullatif Alsumeiry Oil, Gas, Chemical and Power Markets Sales Engineer

Another great workshop by AstroLabs. Having an industry leader involved, giving real insight and prepared to answer all questions openly made it a hands-on and very beneficial workshop. Thank you.

Khaled ElsayedCo-FounderTimepiece360

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