He was an Operations executive from the Logistics & Supply Chain Domain. His company does “business and advisory consulting for transformation, growth, cost reduction across manufacturing, logistics and supply chain space.” He sent me an invite to connect on LinkedIn. There was no introductory note. But I still looked at his profile and accepted the… Continue reading The moment I quoted my fee,…
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?
Some people are successful while others aren’t. When we look at successful people, we understand that they look at things differently. And that makes all the difference. If we change our perspectives then we can be successful too. Wishing you Success in all your endeavours! Happy Learning!Happy Succeeding! #Successfulpeople #gogetters #inspiration #kkrocks
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!
That was a specialty chemicals company. They produced PP [Polypropylene] & HDPE. They were evaluating an ERP Software. I had completely forgotten my Mechanical Engineering when I met this client. I had to learn Discreet Manufacturing & Process Manufacturing & the difference between the two. To keep it short & simple, this client had process… Continue reading Selling to Engineering Companies is……a different ball game!
It was around 8 pm. I was in office working on a proposal. There was no one else. The phone rang. I answered. It was Shiv, Head of Sales with one of our Reseller Partners. I was with Sonata, a major distributor of various packaged software products in India, then. Shiv wanted to speak to… Continue reading Working with Reseller Partners calls for some skills!
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!
What you stand to lose by not using metaphors in your communication? Before I get to that, let me talk about what happens in a typical sales process. We generate leads, qualify them, nurture them & when the timing is right, we take them through the sales process. We expect to move that prospect from… Continue reading Using Images & Metaphors in Sales!