What you say and what they may hear…

What you say and what they may hear…

By Rajesh Setty on Sun 16 Dec 2007, 12:43 AM – 2 Comments

What you say: I work for <<INSERT BIG COMPANY NAME>>

What they may hear: He is part of statistics in <<INSERT BIG COMPANY NAME>>

What you say: I have worked for CLIENT1 and CLIENT2

What they may hear: Does CLIENT1 and CLIENT2 know that and do they care?

What you say: I am working on the latest technologies on this project

What they may hear: Latest as of when? If you work long enough in this project you may be working on outdated technologies soon.

What you say: My company loves me and they ask my opinion about key things

What they may hear: And, do they do anything about your opinions? Do your opinions really matter?

What you say: I have fifteen years of experience in this field

What they may hear: Then, why are you still in this position?

What you say: I am involved in a mega project along with thousand other colleagues

What they may hear: Part of statistics again…

What you say: I am a well-known expert in this field

What they may hear: Well-known according to who?

What you say: I am not able to sell my ideas to the management

What they may hear: Are your ideas really sellable in the first place?

What you say: My Boss does not know much

What they may hear: Do you say that because he hired you…

What you say: I left my job because my Boss and I had differing views

What they may hear
: You were fired…


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Deepak  on December 16th, 2007


Who are “they”? But some questions are interesting and I already know the answers! For other questions, it may just be that the listeners are skeptics. You covered yourself with a “may” which was nice :)

PS: Your sketches are cute. Do you just use a scanner or is there a tool to get them to digital?

Rajesh Setty  on December 16th, 2007

Thank you Deepak.

“They” are people to whom you are speaking to. This was just a “fun” list I compiled from my notes for the last few months. I agree with your assessment that a lot depends on the “listener” (on how they listen)

The sketches are made on a Papyrus book using a Faber-Castell artist pen and scanned via MP Navigator scanner. I use Paintbrush software to crop them up.

This is the first time I am drawing in my life (mostly inspired by Dan Roam)



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