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Programs for which we have SymIndia Certified Trainers:
1.  Client Engagement Skills
2.  Presentation Skills
3.  PACE (Presentation and      Assertiveness for Communication      Effectiveness)
4.  Assertiveness
5.  Time Management
6.  Team Building
7.  MILT (More in Less Time - on      Productivity)
8.  Personal Effectiveness
9.  Interviewing Skills
10. Cross Cultural Sensitization
11. SPM (Software Project       Management)
12. Transition Programs ( from one      role to another, for different levels)
13. .NET 1.1 & 2.0
15. COM using ATL
SymIndia is on the lookout for:
i) Experienced Trainers (Technology - Microsoft platforms, and OD) and
ii) Enthusiastic Sales-people.
Interested? Send in your CVs to
SYM 'bol'
Welcome to our Newsletter! (Evincing a true spirit of National Integration in the globalized scenario—a meld of English and Hindi in this name!)

The World – 2008-09:

The Story so far:

It has been a roller-coaster ride. The highs were intoxicatingly high and the lows dismally low… Both, the euphoria as well as the despondence were uncontainable.
Harsh lessons were learnt at tremendous cost; paradigms changed radically; pillars crumbled; heroes turned into villains overnight, and the world will never be the same…
As with everything, no matter how bleak the scenario, there has been a silver lining to the dark clouds.

The Impact of Recession on IT Education:

Due to this global slowdown, the training industry has certainly taken a beating with several companies slashing their training budgets to the bone and shifting their sights on to e-learning / virtual sessions / webinars etc.,. Several established training organizations have closed shop. But, thanks to the faith and the confidence reposed by our valued clients in the efficacy of our training programs, in spite of these testing times, SymIndia continues to be invited to deliver training workshops, as effectively and successfully ensuring as ever, an enhanced value-add as always. Even as we take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to our esteemed clientele, we realize the magnitude of the responsibility resting on our shoulders is awesome.

“ If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat."
- Author Unknown
Training Interventions and Seminars
In tune with the changed scenario and with the shifting dynamics, in the last few months to our clients, we have offered, and are offering the following programs:
‘Thought Patterns’ - for the entire organization—we are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world ~ Buddha  
Strategic Communication and Client Engagement Skills - as a 6-day Program staggered across two months  
Enhancing Personal Effectiveness - 1-day Program  

.NET 3.0

National Seminar - PICME - Pune - March 27, 2009
The theme of this Seminar was “Winning Strategies to Beat the Recession”. Ranga was one of the four chosen from India out of a total of six speakers—each one a top-notch leader in their own industry or profession, to share his thoughts.
ISB - Hyderabad - “Leadership Skills for Top Management” - February 2009
Ranga was invited to be the Executive Coach for ISB for the third year for this program exclusively for CXOs of global organizations. Ranga has always been a highly-rated Executive Coach at ISB.
Our One-on-one Personal Coaching initiatives at all levels, has increased with word-of-mouth referrals from extremely satisfied clients.  
Due to public demand, we re-launched our Public Programs by rolling out two successful offerings of ‘Power Use of MS Project’, in February and March 2009. We are in the process of publishing our Public Programs Calendar for Q2 – 2009. Please watch this space.
"Habits Change by Changing Habits."
- Sam Decker
Forthcoming Events in 2009
Microsoft’s Tech-ed India 2009 - Hyderabad - May 13-15, 2009
Both Ranga and Meena are highly-rated speakers at the Tech-ed for the past ten years—with Meena in the Technical track and Ranga, the Management track. Due to their consistently outstanding track performance across the years, Meena will be delivering three sessions and Ranga, five sessions to the expected audience of 5000+. Meena’s sessions, in the SOA track, would be on Addressing and Providing Solutions for Integration Challenges effectively with BizTalk, BizTalk Server and WCF, and Extending Workflow Foundations with Custom Activities. Ranga’s sessions would be titled under the theme, “Surfing the Recession Tsunami”. For more details on Tech-ed 2009, please visit:
Project Management Leadership - QAI, India - New Delhi - June 25-26, 2009
Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s session delivered on Project Management Leadership (PML) organized by QAI India, Ranga has been invited once again for PML 2009 to talk on Leadership.
"The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech."
- Edwin H. Friedman
New Clients

Since our last Newsletter to you, SymIndia has had the pleasure of partnering with the following Clients, even as we continued to address the needs of our existing clientele:

  • Pi Corporation (Now part of Decho)
  • Sharp Software Development India Pvt. Ltd.
  • webMethods Development Center India Pvt. Ltd.,
  • Yokogawa IA Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.,
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- President Barack Obama
Warren Buffet’s Advice for 2009
We begin this New Year with dampened enthusiasm and dented optimism. Our happiness is diluted and our peace is threatened by the financial illness that has infected our families, organizations and nations. Everyone is desperate to find a remedy that will cure their financial illness and help them recover their financial health. They expect the financial experts to provide them with remedies, forgetting the fact that it is these experts who created this financial mess.  
Every new year, I adopt a couple of old maxims as my beacons to guide my future. This self-prescribed therapy has ensured that with each passing year, I grow wiser and not older. This year, I invite you to tap into the financial wisdom of our elders along with me, and become financially wiser.  
  • Hard work: All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
  • Laziness: A sleeping lobster is carried away by the water current.
  • Earnings: Never depend on a single source of income. [ At least make your Investments get you second earning ]
  • Spending: If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon sell things you need.
  • Savings: Don't save what is left after spending; Spend what is left after saving.
  • Borrowings: The borrower becomes the lender's slave.
  • Accounting: It's no use carrying an umbrella, if your shoes are leaking.
  • Auditing: Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a large ship.
  • Risk-taking: Never test the depth of the river with both feet. [Have an alternate plan ready]
  • Investment: Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

I'm certain that those who have already been practicing these principles remain financially healthy. I'm equally confident that those who resolve to start practicing these principles will quickly regain their financial health.
Let us become wiser and lead a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful life.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
      - Anais Nin
At SymIndia, our Core Belief is: “You Cannot Teach Anyone Anything…You Can Only Help One Discover it Oneself”.

We continue in our commitment to be “Your Partner in Sustained Growth” - more so in these trying times!

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