Personal Branding Seminar in Chennai


There is a Personal Branding seminar by Brand YOU Professionals, Chennai.

Personal Branding is a topic, fast increasing in popularity and usage all over the world, even 10 years after Tom Peters first wrote his now famous article ‘A Brand called YOU’. At Brand YOU Professionals, it is our endeavor to acquaint YOU with the knowledge on this subject and through more interactive sessions, give you the Power of this tool.

Personal Branding is a very fascinating subject and when leveraged properly, it can benefit anybody – students, professionals, entrepreneurs, small businessmen. The benefits are both tactical in nature (excel in a job interview, stand out vis-a-vis your colleagues in your company) to strategic in nature (discover your inherent strengths, skill sets, passions; find out the purpose of your Life!).

The subject is vast, but what matters is that even a minor exposure to it can benefit YOU immensely. I invite YOU to make the most of this opportunity by learning more about this Group, this field and most importantly how it can benefit YOU.

Do check out our dedicated page on http://www.meetup.com/Brand-You-Professionals-Chennai/ . We are also having an exciting Workshop called the Brand YOU Workshop in end April 2009. A FREE Introduction to this Workshop is being given through a 1 hour session on 11th April 2009. I strongly urge YOU to participate in this session, not only to understand more about the structure and benefits of this unique Workshop but also to connect with fellow Brand YOU professionals should YOU join the Group through Meetup.com.

YOU are most welcome to call myself on +91.98840 56988 or email me at writetomilind@gmail.com to know more about any of the above or how it can help YOU.

Bangalore Open Coffee Club on 29 Mar 2009


Reached Zeo Coffee Shop by 10.10 AM (late by 10 min) by the time I entered the event has started… Not sure if there was a welcome note and self intro session…

 

The time I entered Mr.K.Ganapathy Subramanian guest speaker and a VC was already addressing the gathering… He shared many points and these are some of my take aways

  1. Explained about LP (Limited Partnership) & GP (General Partnership)
  2. How to approach a VC…
  3. How Due Diligence delays a funding process (This session had a debate)
  4. How VC’s calculate their ROI

Then after the session was over Vaidhy (Founder of Chennai OCC, which was the first OCC in India) was asked to give a small pep talk and then it was networking time and I networked with some people… Unlike Chennai OCC (Which I still believe is better)… Bangalore OCC is organized and I must give full credits to Kakoli Das for her moderation skills, she brought back things back to the point when ever the topic was diverted…

 

Before wrapping I want to give a brief on take away points in details because it enlightens me;

 

How to approach a VC: KGS recommends to get linked with companies which were funded by VC to get linked with those VC… The reasons given by him made sense

 

  1. VC’s get lots of enquires and changes of our proposal getting lost or delayed in the stack is more, so if we move thru a known source chances of getting a quick review is high…
  2. Person who had got a VC funding would have his own learning’s which will help us to avoid reinventing the wheel again…

How VC’s calculate their ROI: He said VC’s distribute their risk by investing 10% of the capital to companies which effectively means they will be investing with at least 10 companies… Let us assume for an example a VC firm has following;

 

Capital: Rs.100

Expected ROI: 20% of capital

No. of investment: 10 companies @ Rs.10 per company

 

Now here is the assumption or thumb rule

 

  1. 5 companies become bankrupt.
  2. 3 companies are average @ 5% each.
  3. Then how much the other 2 companies must perform to reach the yearly target of making 20% of the capital…

 

Formulae =

(Total Investment X 20% ROI) – (Investment A X 5%) – (Investment B X 5%) – (Investment C X 5%) = ROI expected on other 2 companies

These were some snaps which I took when the event was happening… 

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One with blue shirt is Mr.KGS…

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Full gathering…

 

To know more about Bangalore OCC visit:

 

Blog: http://bangaloreocc.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/occbangalore

Ning: http://bangaloreopencoffee.ning.com/

Madurai Marathon…


We at cogzidel supported Madurai marathon organized by Maverick Fitness Studio by sponsoring T-Shirts for the event… The even happened 14th Feb 2009… Even was a great success and I’m thrilled to see people participating even on a Valentines Day…

Here are some snaps…

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T-shirts distributed early in the morning…

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Run of full flow…

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Finishing is style…

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Prize distribution..

Bangalore Day 1!!!


Today has been a hectic day and I didn’t find time or unable to think something unique. So, I thought what I didn’t for the day must be enough… Here is the synopsis for the day…

  • Reached Bangalore at 5.45 AM and landed in Dairy Circle…
  • From there I boarded a local bus to reach home…
    • Ticket was eight bucks, but the conductor didn’t give back balance change… So, my travel cost me ten bucks…
    • I was happy because my New Year resolution was not to travel by autos and flights and for last 45 days I’ve been successfully following it…
  • Reached home by 6.30 AM made some post in twitter, checked mail and took a small nap for 2 hours…
  • Got a wakeup call from Dad, telling what all he has arranged for me. Dad has always been a responsible person and a loving father… He brought my favorite water melon and filled water in the buckets before he left the previous day to Chennai…
  • Then took bath and rushed to Startup Saturday and en route had breakfast and picked cash from ATM and was late as usual…
    • But there was introduction about Startup Saturday and their services…
    • Then there was a presentation by Sumeet Anand, who explained about his product Kreeo and about Collective Intellegence…
    • Then it was followed by Jyotsna who gave a presentation about Moovieshoovie.com
    • Then there was a tea break and time for networking… Time for networking was too short… But managed to be my best within allotted time…
    • Then there was a demo from Tringme.com on VoicePHP… But the topic migrated from demo to VoicePHP vs VoiceXML…
  • Then had lunch Gopal, Narasimhan & Senthil…
  • Then proceeded to StonePub in Indra Nagar for Heavy Metal Bloggers Meet organized by Indibloggers.in.
    • Event was sponsored by Kingfisher which was generous enough to offer free unlimited beer…
    • Then met with lots of interesting folks…
    • Then met Dhempe, Narayanan & Swaminathan who were already known to me…
    • Then had a long interaction with Amit and I’m expecting an email from him…
  • From their proceeded to Forum Mall along with Senthil and I must thank him for giving company… We went to an English movie “He is just not that into you” and just returned and the day has come to an end…

Good Night…