Monday, March 24, 2014

Starwood CareersDay @Westin Garden City , Mumbai

Starwood Careers Day @Westin Garden City - Mumbai

The Guest Relations Executives in uber-cool black t-shirts and blue jeans greeted us with dazzling smiles at the very entrance of Westin-Garden city-Mumbai.

At 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning , the registration kiosks were houseful with career-aspirants eager to join the esteemed Starwood Asia-Pasific.

Once the registration was done , the candidates were treated to assorted coffees / Veg cheese grill sandwitches / Chickem patties / Veg Patties etc. in the lobby. The lobby was transformed into entertainment zone , full of video-games , dart board , wi-fi-laptops to give the feel of Starwood's great tradition of hospitality.

The rejuveneted candidates then made the beeline for inauguration ceremony on the cool green outdoors.

The Inauguration ceremony made the atmosphere all starry , sparkling for the hopeful candidates.
 The glamour of the Starwood still glittering on their crisp business suits , the candidates , were ushered into the opulent conference room of Westin Garden City , Mumbai.
 The Sr. Training & Development manager showcased Starwood's glorious history , achievements and various fantastic career options .

The candidates were highly impressed with Starwood - The Great place to work with , to Grow with , which cares for its Associates , Guests , Business as well as Community . Starwood is a Gold Winner in 2 categories : 1. Excellence in cross border HR Programme  2. Excellence in Employee Engagement.

Monday, March 17, 2014

SPARK - an exclusive business - workshop @CRITI

SPARK - an exclusive business workshop @CRITI

SPARK an exclusive workshop focusing on business and market opportunities from Criti had unique concept, loaded content, great guides and superb management.

The ice was broken with 'The 6 things I like most ' - Housy game, which encouraged the participants to interact with each other as if they were regular classmates enjoying a school picnic.
The next session - game about celebrity interview made the participants to converse in German, Chinese and Arabic randomly. The interviewer and the interviewee were supposed to become foreign language specialists within few minutes. The audience enjoyed the comedy show immensely.

The momentum to achieve the success was set through such highly entertaining / educating games by Master trainer Mr. Arun Chitlangia Sir and the famous image-consultant Ms. Greeshma Thampi.

Arun Sir and Greeshma Madam shared the knowledge , tips and winning fundamentals about how to 
1.Strike lasting business relationships through powerful First-Impression and immaculate business etiquette.
2. Read your customers' minds by reading their body language.
3. Inspire trust through Presentation and Public Speaking with confidence.
4. Leverage business opportunities in Info.Tech. by Retail & Hospitality with CRITI.

At the end of SPARK-workshop , in '3 minutes-CEO-the Role playing game , the participants were almost at the boiling temp , when Arun Sir evaluated our respective presentations.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Global Round Table @Tata Communications & @ABIS

 Global Round Table @Tata Communications & @ABIS

The Global round table invite for March 7 , 2014 made me go round and round , around the Bandra-Kurla complex as there are so many Tata group's offices in the vicinity.

Ms. Divya Anand - Asia Head- Corporate mkt. & comm. - Tata Communications , acquainted the attendies with the high definition Telepresence room's gadgets.

The Globalround table's mood gathered momentum as the participants from London , Brussels , Johannesburg , Shanghai , Paris , New Delhi , Mumbai and Singapore got video-connected .

Once the formal introduction of leading acdemics and corporate business leaders of the world was over , the thought provoking discussion veered toward the opportunities and challenges that Gen-next leaders need to consider.

" Leadership & Technology " global round table's absolute focus was on the risks and opportunities related to the role of unified communications in promoting sustainable and more effective business models arond the globe.

Mr. Stephen Pritchard - Broadcaster & Journalist ( London ) , introduced and overviewed the discussion topic.

Ms. Rozzyn Boy - Global head of corporate