I had the fear of flying, the fear would begin when I boarded a flight and if there was turbulence I would be in an internal mess . I have seen panic attacks after I saw a close relative pass away suddenly with a massive heart attack. After the incident, I would land up in ERs at night with breathlessness , I was told that … Continue reading HOW I GOT OVER MY FEARS
Nithya Shanti a close friend had organised a session with BSR Coach a highly successful YouTuber . As a marketeer I am always keen to learn and took up this opportunity. BSR started making YouTube videos because he was not confident and came from a vernacular medium school. This was his way of getting over that fear of speaking . He started with a goal … Continue reading HOW BSR COACH GOT 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN ONE YEAR
It is a cliche to say PR has changed, we all know that . Internet and smart phones with low data costs changed not only how we consume news and views but what we consume. Today we use our smart phones for entertainment , education , information, shopping , booking cabs , flights , hotels , food delivery , making payments.. and the list is … Continue reading IN THE WORLD OF MEMES AND VIRAL VIDEOS – PR CHANGED
Our story begins at Starbucks where two storytellers met over a cup of coffee. and the journey of storytelling began . We saw gloom in our world, and we started telling stories of good , of real Heroes, their life , their struggle, their impact , their message, because we believe stories of good need to be told . http://www.YouTube.Com/heroesofindia As storytellers, we tell stories … Continue reading STORIES MEAN BUSINESS
I have been a Starbucks fan , hardly does a day go by that I have not visited a Starbucks caffe to have my favourite cup of coffee. I do not visit Starbucks to just for the coffee but I go there because there is something special about the space. I love the vibrant energy of Starbucks and my ‘me time’. Starbucks is my space … Continue reading STORYTELLING AT STARBUCKS
Organisation cultures are built around stories. When tribes gather they tell stories and some stories are passed down over generations. At Mastek an IT company I headed Corporate Communications there were many such stories. How the founders who studied together at IIM and went on to build an iconic global Indian IT company was a story . All the founders were first generation entrepreneurs made … Continue reading EMPLOYER BRANDING WITH STORYTELLING MY LESSONS AT MASTEK
A few years back while taking a morning walk in Pune city I saw a stray dog that had been hit by a car , he was in bad shape . I could not walk away . I believe that within every human being there is good and there is a deep natural instinct to care and help those that are weaker than us or … Continue reading WHY NONPROFITS NEED TO BECOME STORYTELLERS
Subscribers vs Views what must one chase on YouTube? Let us understand this from the case study of Rachana Ranade who crossed one million subscribers I just one and half years without chasing subscribers. So what did she do right ? Continue reading OVER ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN ONE AND HALF YEARS ON YOUTUBE – AND SHE DID NOT CHASE SUBSCRIBERS!
“Good morning sir , wish you a good day.” Wished a street sweeper while on morning walk in a new city. I was taken aback , I don’t even know him and I was here just for a day. Yet his wish made my morning and day . I wished him back. There are many street sweepers that I would come across during my morning … Continue reading IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK !
Be you,everyone else is taken. This one step can be liberating.
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