October 29th, 2010 | Biz Blogs | Comments Off
Recently, I made a ground breaking presentation
for my organization. It won the first prize in the internal competition and I received an awesome lot of appreciation from top management and external judges. But, having all that doesn’t make me happy. I fell too short of my own expectations. I had made huge efforts for it. Only creating the presentation took over 30 hours. It was an awesome lot that I wanted to say through it. And I did. And it was a good one. But, I feel as if I failed to deliver a perfect one. It was a rare opportunity for me to prove something to myself. And I failed.
It is perhaps good, that at least I have higher expectations from myself, than anyone else. There are two comments from the judges that made all appreciation pale for me:
1. The focus of ppt was not on the Topic: When he asked me which is one slide that depics “Impact of social media”, my answer was incorrect. I told him “How it works” instead of “Yield”. That is what he wanted to know. I forgot to think from a User’s angle all the while. However fabulous teh presentation be it has to be completely focussed on what audience wants.
2. The presentation was “I” centric: Intermittently I forgot to use “We” when I should have (which is all the time). The leader has to be magnanimous. He has to put team first. He has to express more credit to the team than you think they deserve. Team is important because it is team synergy which attracts success. There is always an exceptional team behind every one man show.
Anyway, I’ve learnt the lesson, and won the prize. A very unique failure of success story.
August 6th, 2010 | Biz Blogs | Comments Off
I just co-authored another e-book at Triiibes. It was great to debut as a co-editor for the e-book with Bron from UK. I learnt two things -
1) Perceptions are different across the world but there still is something a lot common in all of us.
2) Everyone needs an editor.
It’s a collection of very abstract essays about how we perceive the word COLOR and FORM. If you like to read abstract articles, you’d like this one.
Click here to download or read online.
After reading Seth Godin’s ‘What Matters Now‘, A group of leaders and marketers on Seth’s private network triiibes thought about bringing up a few pointers on What is the need of the hour. What can each one of us do – to bring that missing Magic in our lives.
The book “What you can do now? - Here’s how“ is about Action. It’s your manual for action in 2010. Choose your pick of the 30 odd entries and try to implement a thing today. You can take one each day. I bet you’d find yourself in a 5x better position after a Month.
Do feel free to download the eBook, share with your friends and leave your comments here.
Here’s to your Change and Success!!!
PS: Entry #17 is from ‘yours truly’ Enjoy!!! Share!!! Comment!!!
Chick here to download!