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…
I was taking a casual stroll one evening at our apartment complex. I saw a small boy, my son’s friend, after a long time. Both of us were wearing a mask. Me: Suhaas? Suhaas: Yes. Hi Uncle! Me: Hi Suhaas! Suhaas: How are you, uncle? I was pleasantly surprised. Me: I am fine, Suhaas. How… Continue reading 3 Lessons [Gems] I learnt from children!
How to get 1000 likes and 100 comments in a matter of 4 hours, on LinkedIn: Post, Some crap with a photo. Something that has no proof or no way of checking if it’s true. Cat photos, preferably GIF. Talk about stuff that’s hard to believe. Kindle emotions of people. Something that went viral few… Continue reading How to get 1000 likes & 100 comments?
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…..
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!
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!