Judge at Indian Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (IASAP)
20 Saturday Aug 2011
Today, I was invited by IASAP to be a judge for an event on selecting the best secretaries.
The panel of judges were
- Latha Rajan – Director of Ma Foi Ranstad
- Tarulatha Raj – Singapore Airlines
Latha Rajan gave the closure speech and assured that machines won’t take away the market for secretary and administrative offices. She said this quite reassuringly being the director of the largest HR firm in the country. She concluded saying what was most important is that the secretaries keep updating themselves to the changing nature of the role which is getting more intellectual everyday.
What did I Learn?
1. In sales, you know that getting past a secretary can be a key skill. Today, I had an opportunity to really understand the diversity and watch some patterns of secretaries to people in key positions. To understand their World from a different position.
2. This job has the lowest attrition rate. Two contestants had been with their boss for over 16 and 22 years now. So if you ever need a secretary, employ one who you think can support you now and in the future as I also saw a pattern between the efficieny and the loyalty of the secretary.
3. A smart secretary can be a cost saving option over event managers and other necessary business needs.
With conversational NLP Skills, you can imagine how naughty I could have been!
1. I did a collapsing anchor pattern on a young girl. The fun element was eliciting both the resource and non-resource state without the girl and the panelists realizing it. And glad I had an opportunity to test the work
2. Used Meta Model to widen the options of another candidate with future pacing and proper ecology check.
3. Kind of attempted to install 3rd Position. I didn’t do this very well. I only used verbal leading and didn’t pace and lead the candidate into 3rd non-verbally.
Appreciate IASAP on the initiative. It is good to see communities outside the Open Source and Business World! If you know what I mean