Each year, Antalites across the globe look forward to the Antal Global Conference usually held in London. However, this year for the 1st time in Antal history, Antal’s India Network led by Mr. Joseph Devasia, Managing Director Antal International India Network organized its 1st ever Antal India Conference 2016.
The theme for this conference was ‘Be Awesome’, keeping in mind the spirit of the people within Antal’s India Network who never fail to go against all odds and push boundaries to achieve their goals.
The venue selected for this event was perfect as it added to the excitement & enthusiasm – The Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa, Uttorda, Goa.
Early hours of March 18th, 2016 Managing Director Mr. Joseph Devasia raised the curtains to the event with the tunes of ‘On the Verge’ playing in the background. This perfectly selected theme song brought out the perfect essence of what the theme stood for – pushing the boundaries of human endeavour and achieving the seemingly impossible. Post listening to this song just once we had all our attendees tapping their feet and humming the tune for the next 3 days.
In his welcome note, Mr. Joseph Devasia highlighted the theme of the conference and how it represented everyone present in that room. He spoke about endurance, hardwork, persistence and the desire to succeed as the core values that are holding the Antal India Network together for the last 10 years and is the secret to our success.
Post the traditional welcome both the Antal Group Chairman Mr Tony Goodwin and the President, Antal International Network, Mr. Doug Bugie addressed the India Owners highlighting how the Antal India has contributed to the Antal Global Network at large and what lies ahead.
The rest of the event included sessions by two eminent sales trainers Mr. Greg Peake and Mr. Vivek Chandramohan.
Mr Greg Peake is an American speaker and sales trainer who conducted 2 sessions which were high on energy, and helped people be more motivated and positive and therefore more effective in the work place. The first session ‘Lets Talk about Talking’ was a blend of humour and story telling and provided the logic and a platform that motivated people to be CONSISTENT in making Sales Calls, thus stimulating business.
The second session ‘The Check-Up from the Neck Up’ reminded and accentuates what should be obvious about ATTITUDE, FOCUS, ENTHUSIASM and BELIEF and their profound impact on business.
This session very effectively encouraged delegates to GET and KEEP their heads in the right place.
The second key note speaker for the event was Mr. Vivek Chandramohan.
Vivek is the MD of Wilson Learning in India, a prominent Sales Training institute. Vivek helped draw the experiences and insights of the group in sales situations with Wilson Learning’s well researched sales tools. The two sessions by Vivek saw the teams putting their heads together and share their learning from unique sales situations, Considerable time was spent in understanding Customers Needs Identification process.
Keeping the theme in mind we decided to highlight inspirational stories from within the Antal India Network. People who we know and work with such as Mr. Vinu Nair Managing Partner Antal Chennai and Mr. Praveen Dewan, Managing Partner, Antal Noida who have achieved success against all odds and are true examples of endurance, persistence, hardwork and ‘Awesomeness”.
The final event of this two day conference was the Antal Global Awards and Gala Dinner hosted by Mr. Joseph Devasia and Mr. Vinu Nair. There were 8 awards to be given out, including Key account of the Year, Office of the Year, The Antal Spirit Award and Chairman’s Award for Excellence, to name a few.
Post dinner, it was time to celebrate and rock n roll the night away and celebrate the Spirit of Antal.