Archives for the month of: October, 2013

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Autumn rugby internationals are almost there, I want to share the schedule for the rugby international during the month of November.

With All blacks’ recent high Octane performance, I don’t see anyone can stop them getting the “unbeatable” tag. However would love to see how they will handle Northern hemisphere nations after routed out Boks, Wallabies & Pumas in style. I don’t think neither of three matches they face would be a “Closest” battle. Yea, not even England! and even Wales if it is on the calendar. One which not on the table is the match between AB and Japan, historically this is the first ever test match played in Japan and it will stream on www.allblacks.com/allblackstv for FREE…ohh that’s great! AB played Japan in 1988 (I believe ) in Japan but the match didn’t carry test status.

Wales is going out of ordinary (as always been when its come to RUGBY) playing Wallabies as the 4th game which is out of the IRB rugby window, and playing on a Friday against Tonga on 22nd.  As my favorite rugby team Wales, I would love to watch Springboks and the Wallabies playing at Millennium  stadium. This would be a close call, and most of players would bring their Lions experience. I hope, unlike last time Whitewash, Wales would get at least 3 wins out of 4 match series.  Again Pumas won’t be easy at all. They are closing the gap after they had 2 runs in the Rugby Championship.

I was reading this article about the All Blacks recent unbeaten success http://www.espnscrum.com/newzealand/rugby/story/201623.html

The author suggests that All Blacks were getting fresh players in to the team without effecting the cohesion, and the depth of skill level they have in every position, even the 4th string player at Fly Half has the world class wave length. This proves and also I personally believe the individual skill level- Smith the Winger, and Barret 13 (score the try coming off the bench during the 2nd Bok game), and the Number 6 guy played earlier in the tournament instead of Messam. I am gathering more analysis as to who could stop (if at all) AB before next world cup. Will do a write up on this sooner!

Autumn series 2013, (GMT)

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat 2 14.30 England Australia Twickenham
Sat 9 14.30 England Argentina Twickenham
Sat 9 14.30 Scotland Japan Murrayfield
Sat 9 17.30 Wales South Africa Millennium Stadium
Sat 9 17.45 Ireland Samoa Lansdowne Road
Sat 9 21:00 France New Zealand Stade de France
Sat 9 15:00 Italy Australia Torino
Sat 16 14.30 Wales Argentina Millennium Stadium
Sat 16 14.30 England New Zealand Twickenham
Sat 16 15:00 Italy Fiji Cremona
Sat 16 17.45 Ireland Australia Lansdowne Road
Sat 16 18:00 France Tonga Le Havre
Sun 17 15:00 Scotland South Africa Murrayfield
Fri 22 19.30 Wales Tonga Millennium Stadium
Sat 23 15.00 Italy Argentina Napoli
Sat 23 18:00 Scotland Australia Murrayfield
Sat 23 21:00 France South Africa Stade de France
Sun 24 14.00 Ireland New Zealand Lansdowne Road
Sat 30 14.00 Wales Australia Millennium Stadium
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Some reviews on new iPad Air..Pretty cool ,,,

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I was listening to one of the sales podcast, downloaded from iTunes.

http://goo.gl/2NEGP1

It is a discussion/ Q & A session between Two industry experts on sales- Anthony Iannarino ( http://thesalesblog.com/ )and Mike Weinberg ( http://newsalescoach.com/ ).

I must say at first, the intro video on Anthony’s site was quite stimulating, indeed it was his story to the right audience on what they’d get and how.

The podcast explains the importance of “Top of The Funnel” activities that could bring-in new businesses, as a means  it is crucial to have time blocks on some “hunting” tasks. Most of the time ( and most convenient off course) is to get clicked on established accounts to meet the quota, however not many are invested on hunters task.

Getting linked up to the heading: story telling is one of the core skill set in sales, must get it right because this will lead to lots of other stories! in other words the sales story you tell the prospect would like to hear!

What I’ve learned: strategically executed prospecting plan, with strong language in all communication, go on outbound mode (and nothing else) consistently, identify definite target group, send  “WIFM” resources/marketing docs, right ATTITUDE.

NO..its not about Hydrogen and Oxygen!

I was shackled myself when my son raised a question last evening ( Sunday evening:  the time that we get THAT awkward feeling) “what made of water?” ..in a less than a second my wife replied from the far corner “it made out of Hydrogen and Oxygen darling!”   …ohh..that was stupid, yea, I know I was rude. How a Five year old suppose to know Oxygen and Hydrogen. The analogy reminds me sales experience when I’ve mentioned the word “telco” with a pro working in banking sector- next thing I heard was “what is telco means?”

When it comes to sales, the rule made myself: explain as you talking to an Eight year old….CONCISE & SIMPLE

Well, I still owe my son an answer, however this morning I’ve asked him to put across the same question to his class teacher; hope she has a better fluency in speaking with kids.

Felt clueless at first when I thought of start maintaining a Blog. However when I roam around the internet (not the real world yet but virtually) I inspire few personnel that made my mind. What the heck I am doin all these time! so be it, lets start! just like a typical sales quota given to a sales person- Swim or Sink.

I’ve been following “Careeralism” on LinkedIn, found useful each time when I read their blog- (I only click on a link  what I feel relevant at that moment that pops out on LinkedIn’s update menu) Last week I was reading this

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130326165036-7668018-10-things-to-do-every-workday

After reading this, I made my daily routine quite organized than 10-15 Min before- yes, this had some immediate effect on me. I tell you why! It shared her- authors thoughts on things she must cover on daily basis. Thanks to Her and sooner done with the reading I took a pen and paper,  and jotted down list of things I must consistently cover daily basis. This is for personal growth, well carrer wise and also make my brain ticking (if I can find one inside, hopefully in my head)
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Before ending up my first write-up, I am a father of Two-  I have 5 year old son and 6 months old daughter- both are sweet, except for the times my eldest cast a devils’ role…I know these sweetness will cast away one day. I heard this before “people are blessed with seeing their kids growing up”, and I cherishing  every moment, (and I pray Allah for giving me these special moments).