Cannot open file (/home/riyazadmin/domains/ write to file (/home/riyazadmin/domains/ Epiphanies by Riyaz Mahendy - Part 2

‘I need to work with you’

Epiphanies, Networking Expert

25 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Some friends have commented that it has been a while that I had posted a networking based article.
Well true, it has been a while since I attended networking meetings and gatherings, and besides I am not a master in the subject by any means of measurement.
However, some months ago I attended a networking meeting organized [...]

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Old Dog New Tricks

On my mind now

3 March 2016 | 0 Comments

I attended a talk yesterday where the topic of work culture was discussed briefly and that the developments in certain countries, Sweden in particular which have adopted the 6-work hours per day came to light.
This then flashed a memory in me, when I was running the operations of a company here previously where we did [...]

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Mirror, mirror on the wall!

Communication, On my mind now

16 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Neurosis is layers upon layers of unresolved issues, all summed up to lead to a neurotic state of being. Then it becomes lunacy.
I am looking at the landscape of our country where in every aspect of it, lunacy from neurosis has taken over.
Firstly is the poor command of the English language from the man in [...]

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Karma is a bitch!

Epiphanies, On my mind now

27 January 2016 | 0 Comments

What goes around comes around, and in full circle.
Depending on your belief, there are various definitions. An eye for an eye, or what goes around, comes around if you are a Christian. If a Muslim, then it is fair reward for your actions. In Buddhism and Hinduism, it’s called karma. In Scientology, a dose of [...]

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Garlic prawn aglio olio

Favourite recipes, On my mind now

20 January 2016 | 0 Comments

You like garlic prawn aglio olio pasta?
Me too, so I am sure you would have your own recipe from books or from the internet.
But here is mine, adapted to suit my taste. So far one friend has tasted it and liked it, so hopefully this works for you.
1. Fresh prawns – 300gms, peeled with [...]

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You need at least one enemy

On my mind now

18 January 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the things I dislike whenever doing a review is when someone asks me to fill out the SWOT analysis. (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats)
While it is excellent to have the intelligence in hand, it is not the easiest thing in the world to come up with. I mean, how would you know your strengths [...]

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In whose life will you be a part of their story?


14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Are you a part of someone’s life in a way that you are a part of their story?
I am not just speaking romantically, rather in ways where you are a mentor or a coach or someone who is an influence in another person’s life.
This could very likely be a business relationship most logically where you [...]

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The dreaded phone call

Epiphanies, On my mind now

23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

You would hear folks saying that the most dreaded phone call is the cold call to prospect for sales.
What’s your take on it? Agree? Disagree?
I would disagree that the most dreaded call is the cold call. Part of my existence in business is making calls and on the odd occasion, cold calls will be [...]

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The Art of Presentation

Communication, Networking Expert, Presentation for Referral Generation

8 September 2015 | 6 Comments

I recently conducted this program to a group of business people to cover the following areas which are crucial to their daily business:
1. Sales Presentation, covering both pre-sales, sales and post sale
2. Presentation to generate referrals, as a vast majority of these business people are in a referral generation network, ie, BNI.
3. Industry Expert presentation.
In [...]

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Always hungry, yet too full!

Epiphanies, On my mind now

7 September 2015 | 0 Comments

So you have a client looking for your services. They have made this known to you. Then you make a call to them, go visit them, understand their needs and then submit a quote or proposal, correct? The usual sales cycle?
Or have things changed like this:
You need a product or service. You make this known [...]

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