“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” – Anonymous. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi. “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death… Continue reading Inspirational Quotes!
Saravanan. That’s the name of the boy who worked as “Office Assistant” [called as “Office boy” in India] at our office. He was a true professional. He understood his job very well. He never wasted a single minute. He was always busy. He had to make coffee, tea, deliver products to customers, and get the… Continue reading The Office Assistant who inspired me!
Can you believe this? I just received an email from someone. [Fortunately, it was identified as SPAM and was in the spam folder.] It read something like this: “ Hi Scraped Apac, Wanted to check in again and see if you had any further interest in exploring your current online presence. Happy to pull together… Continue reading How not to write emails!
That was a wonderful evening. I hosted a dinner for a friend who also happened to be an associate at that time. When I asked for a time, my friend asked me if he could bring his friends & colleagues along, to the dinner. I agreed wholeheartedly. That evening came. I reached the hotel. After… Continue reading How to make friends with storytelling!
I found my niche early in my previous business. I was into IT Recruitment then. Like everyone else, I too helped clients hire whatever skill they wanted to hire. Java, .Net, and Testing were the skills in demand then. Over time, I wanted to do something different. I started telling clients where to hire from.… Continue reading Find your niche early!
How many times have we seen ‘just out of college’ kids carrying some books, stopping you on the pathway or door-knocking and saying: “This is not for Sale. This is part of our project. Take a look at this Encyclopaedia. If you buy this, then this book is free. And, normally this is priced at… Continue reading What is cold calling in Sales?
My Singapore days. Those were the golden days. It was tough, but I learned the ropes quickly, enjoyed it, grew the business and earned a good name from the only client I was handling then. I learnt quite a few things in such a short time frame. I was up to speed in no time.… Continue reading How to use a spreadsheet as a CRM tool?
My LinkedIn guru advised me to write about what I see every day and connect that to business. That was very valuable advice. I follow that advice religiously to date. I have written several stories based on real-life incidents that happened in my day-to-day life. And I have still not run out of stock of… Continue reading What a little birdie told me!
In many ways, Recruitment resembles Sales and vice-versa. There are many commonalities between the two. Selling is involved in both the profession. That apart, searching is also common to both. You either search for Candidates or Clients. When I was in recruitment, I learnt quite a bit about how to search for Talent using Google.… Continue reading How to search for prospects on Google?
That was the time I was running a recruitment consulting business. I had a small team. We were doing sourcing & recruitment of niche skills. That’s when a friend met me in a supermarket store in the neighborhood one evening. All of a sudden, he asked me: How are you making your ends meet, Kannan?”… Continue reading Surround Yourself with…