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Are you the bad habits of your customer?

June 1, 2017 by

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I was talking to a friend of mine recently, and he mentioned that his customers keep coming back to him for more and more of his services. Even, when he quit his job and moved onto a different company, his customers followed him to the new company. He was mentioning that he is their bad […]

Makemytrip experience – it worked both ways!

May 22, 2017 by

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I recently went on a road trip and I used makemytrip to do my hotel bookings. The offers were great and the initial experience of booking was pretty nice. I booked into a fantastic resort at Kovalam in Kerala and then I realised that it is at a distance of 800 Kms from Chennai and […]

Chocolate currency

May 22, 2014 by

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I go to a neighborhood supermarket. The shop doesn’t keep adequate change at the counter and most often than not, if they have to give you a balance of 2 or 3 Rupees, they always give you chocolates instead. I kept collecting chocolates from them and I wasn’t particularly interested in eating them. One morning, […]

I have the eraser and pencil

April 11, 2014 by

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This story was shared by a storytelling session participant on how communication is interpreted by different people. He and his friend were doing mechanical engineering and as a part of his course, they were asked to do a lab in Electrical Engineering. Though, they did not like it, they didn’t have a choice to opt […]

See the wonder!

April 10, 2014 by

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My 9 year old son complained of tooth pain for a few days and I took him to a Dentist. Once we reached there, he started conversing with the Dentist asking her a number of questions. He started with, “Would you be pulling my teeth with something and would it pain?” and then when she […]

Your story is worth telling…

April 9, 2014 by

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Recently, I was doing a workshop on storytelling, where I was speaking about the importance of using personal stories in communication. Many of them had this question in their minds and one of them asked me, “Why would somebody be interested in my story?”. I asked them back, if they can tell me names of […]

Truly sandwiched!

April 8, 2014 by

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I was traveling by Shatabdi to Bangalore a few¬†weeks ago. I was occupying the middle seat with two equally elderly gentlemen on either side of me. I settled down to read a book on this 5 hour journey and they served us a nice tea to begin our morning with copies of daily newspapers. Each […]