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!
A friend called me last Sunday. We spoke after a gap of few years. After exchanging pleasantries, he asked me what I get from one particular social media network. Well, I am sure, he has seen me sharing some great content [or so I think, what do you say] from time to time. Writing great… Continue reading Social Selling!!
There were two brothers. Their dad had passed away. Now, the property left by the father had to be split between the two sons. Left to themselves, they will fight with each other. Even if they don’t fight, they will be left with some unhappiness. But there’s a way out. What’s that? Just hang on… Continue reading How to split the Accounts?
4:30 am. Cantonment Railway Station. What a cold winter in Bangalore it was. I sheepishly got down from the train & walked out of the station. ‘Hotel Central Park barutheera?’ [Direct translation: ‘Are you coming to Hotel Central Park?’], I asked an Auto driver. It means: ‘Can you drop me at Hotel Central Park?’. Auto… Continue reading Sales is tough, but…..
My Wife, Son & I were travelling back to Bangalore from Chennai in a night train once. We got in to the train about 15 minutes before departure. That’s because we don’t like to board a moving train. We got in & found our berths. But there were people already occupying them. There were bags… Continue reading Say “NO”, when you have to!
My competitor sold more than I did. Do you know why? In the initial days of my sales career, I sold antivirus software. For a year, we had product specialization at our company. I specialized on AV. [That was not my choice but my manager’s.] The whole market was mine to take. No account restrictions.… Continue reading The strategy used by a competitor….
I instantly liked my friend’s job & wished I had such a job too. My friend & I studied Mechanical Engineering together in college. We used to do ‘Joint Study’ often during college. He often made everything look easy & simple. I thoroughly enjoyed studying with him. We graduated. We parted ways. He was fortunate… Continue reading One of a kind Sales Strategy that I stole from a friend!
That was one of the big IT Companies in India. People there had devised unscrupulous & unfair trade practices. This story dates back to 2003-04 times. That was the time I had just started my business. I was into pure play IT Consulting. But it didn’t take off. Some clients asked me if I can… Continue reading Unscrupulous practices & useless contracts!
My worst ever experience with a prospect. Like everybody else, I too write about only my good experiences. But the truth is that the bad experiences teach us what they don’t teach at Harvard or IIM. But still we don’t talk about it. Though the bad experiences are more in number comparatively, I still write… Continue reading My worst experience with a Prospect!
Did you know this? Some changes in LinkedIn Posts. It is not anymore 1300 character limit for Posts. You now have 3000 characters to play around with. What a relief. I had to express with less words so far. I had to look for words / sentence construction in such a way that I express… Continue reading LinkedIn Char limit for Posts!