I see a lot of fuzz at the beginning of the year about training session for your fist 100 customers.

The odd thing is that the trainers who deliver those sessions usually don’t have 100 customers in place.

So why are we selling and buying this illusion?

Is it easier to be forever student and go training after training?

Yes, indeed. You might like to hide and have an excuse why you don’t have 100 customers!

It’s easy to go to training, unfortunately most of those training sessions are delivered from people who have no idea what they talk about.

They will share their experience, but this might not be your experience.

There disclaimer is that you have to do the work!

Maybe next time they should provide more narrowed down expectations. Who is this really for?

Is it for you who want to do the same thing as the trainer or not?

The decision is left to us and sometimes the discounts of the training let us think it is a good deal, but the fact of the matter is, it is not.

Doing the work here and now is the best deal, workshops can wait!

Aleks Vladimriov is a Senior Software Developer, recognized Project Manager and Soft-skilled trainer and a coach.

Aleks Vladimirov

Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager

Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers’ needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.

He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.

He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.

In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.

He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.

In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.

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