Sunday, April 07, 2013
Story of Ramesh and Suresh…
Ramesh was a senior sales manager and Suresh was his associate with product assignment. Once Suresh wanted to visit some customers in the area, but he had no any good presentation. He had no time to make the separate presentation. Hence Suresh approached Ramesh and requested him if he had any presentation available. Ramesh was good in preparing presentations. He had prepared a beautiful presentation for customers last month. He mailed the same copy to Suresh. Suresh also requested Ramesh to come along with him so that Ramesh could introduce some new customers to Suresh.
At first customer, Suresh presented the presentation which was appreciated by the customer. Customer was impressed. Ramesh thought, “What Suresh did, just presented my presentation and he had taken all the credit.” Now Ramesh started to become jealous.
Ramesh knew next customer very well. Ramesh introduced the Suresh, “This is my colleague, Suresh, he is responsible for so and so product; however the presentation what he would make now, is prepared by me.” Customer was surprised by such introduction and Suresh was unhappy. He though, yaa he prepared the presentation, but does it require to introduce in such manner? Ramesh understood his mistake and he thought that he would not make any mistake at next customer.
Ramesh was so disturbed that he could not take this from his mind. “I prepared the presentation and Suresh is just presenting, and customers are happy with the same, perhaps if I could have been involved in this.” He thought, he would not think anything about this presentation. He suppressed his thought about the presentation.
At next customer, who was again new to Suresh, Ramesh introduced, “This is my colleague, Suresh. He is responsible for the so and so product. About the presentation which he is going to make to you,” he paused and again spoke,” I will not speak anything about the same.” Customer thought, what a strange introduction.
Suresh was now very unhappy, “What is this Ramesh? If you don’t wish, I will not use your presentation.” Ramesh somehow managed to convince that it was not his intention. Ramesh now become very conscious about his speech. He told himself that he should not mention anything about the presentation. “Now I am not going to speak a single world about this presentation.”
At next customer, again new customer; Ramesh introduced Suresh to the customer, “This is my colleague, Suresh. He is responsible for so and so product.” He wanted not to mention anything about the presentation, but he could not control and suddenly, words came from his mouth, “About the presentation which he going to present, sorry, I can’t speak anything about this. I have made my mind not to speak anything about this.”
Just imagine the reaction of Suresh.