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Importance of Sales Training – First Interview on Dubai’s Radio ME

A new opportunity came my way in August. A young professional I knew a long time ago is now the Programming Head of Dubai-based FM radio station Radio ME. He remembers me as someone who gave him valuable lessons in Sales.

Kris Iyer called a few days and asked me to provide information and advice on Sales and Sales Training to Dubai’s business community. I was to be interviewed on their program Business Talks.

You can hear the entire conversation here:


Kris and I speak in malayalam, our mother tongue, in some portions, but only very briefly, so you will not miss out on much. I intend to provide an English transcript soon.

You will also find me a bit rushed in my speech; maybe because I was excited with this new opportunity. The next time I plan to speak at a more relaxed pace.

Since this interview was given over the telephone network you will find the speech quality poor in certain segments. Kris’ voice is clear because he was in the studio.

Kindly send me feedback on this first effort.

Note: I had posted my third interview a few days back.

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  1. September 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Nice to hear your interview. Since I was wearing headphones, your voice came across fine. The interviewer was also speaking fast, both in english as well as in malaylam. I think it was primarily meant for Indian audience? If so, then it is fine.

    Some very relevant and logical suggestions given. The roaming example was nice.

    • JayadevM
      September 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Dear SP,

      Huge thanks for listening and for the appreciation.

      Yes, this channel focuses on Dubai’s large Keralite population. I was only worried about the inconvenience caused to non-malayali listeners.


      P.S – Am pleased to note that you heard the entire voice clip using headphones – and that it made the interview perfectly audible. Others can take a hint from that. Thank you! 🙂

  2. September 17, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I am lucky enough to have heard your voice both in person and over the net. That was a sparkling interview! 😀 Keep on shining, Jayadev!

    • JayadevM
      September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Umashankar

      I enjoyed our meeting immensely. I said on that day … the first blogger friend I’ve met in person. Great start!

      Thank you – your words of encouragement work like a booster dose!

      Best wishes.


  3. Isaac Koshy
    September 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Overall, it was an interesting interview; start of bigger things to come 🙂 happy for you, Jay.

    Some specific feedback below :

    1. Qn on sales teams & sales training: ‘last resort’ point, building relationship for life . .. well put
    2. ‘investing in training’: 5 % (one needs to share ‘source’ to make it more credible); fantastic points in this section. good examples of investment by indian blue-chip
    3. ‘integrate well’ — esp 2 units . .. liked that too . ..

    Best regards,

    • JayadevM
      September 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Hi Isaac

      Thank you for listening to the interview with so much interest. You are well-entrenched in the domain and hence the points you share are extremely pertinent and well-thought out.

      I agree that source of information should be shared and will do so the next time. Will write to you separately to share the source of this information too.

      Am glad that you found the messages delivered in this interview useful and relevant.

      Look forward to hearing from you again.

      Best wishes,

  4. Jamy
    September 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    It was nice listening to your Sales Coach package laid across in a very layman-like fashion. As I mentioned after listening to your earlier interview…. well done!! The part of identifying the customer’s needs and acting accordingly stands out!!

    • JayadevM
      September 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Jamy

      Thank you for the support and the encouraging words.


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