Meenakshi won the title of Mrs Universe Famous at the Mrs Universe pageant held at China on Sep 4th 2016. She represented Asia Pacific. Earlier this year she won the crown of Mrs. India Queen of Substance Classic First runners up. In 1997 Meenakshi has been a Finalist for Femina Miss India. In 2000 she was the finalist for Ford Supermodel. Her journey began 22yrs ago in 1994 by winning three state level pageants in one year and since then she has never looked back. She has been a face for various advertisements for renowned brands like Pantene shampoo, UTI, MANGO, NIIT, Dewoo Matiz Car, Toyota Qualis Jeep, Ayaurvedic Concepts, Monte Carlo, Vardhaman Woolen, Neva Quilt, Nevia Sports, Trident Towels, Tops jam, sauce and pickle, Shaktibhog aata, Vintron computers and many more. Meenakshi is a well known Master of Ceremonies. Her client list includes Airtel, Aircel, Valvoline, Ultratech cement, Tata Sky, Ericsson, Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Faber, Royal bank of Scotland, Reserve bank of India, Beetle, General Motors, Benetton, GAIL, Amrapali Group, Jublient life, Pearl group etc.
She was also an MC at the parliament house for an event to felicitate the past president of India Sh. Pranav Mukerjee as the Best Administrator of India.
Meenakshi is Masters in Microbiology and completed her research project on Antarctica Weeds. In an All India Scientific Symposium at Mumbai she won the Young Scientist award in 2002 for best paper presentation. She also holds a degree in Law and a diploma in journalism and mass communication.
In N.C.C, she won the rifle shooting competition for two consecutive years and represented Madhya Pradesh in Basic Leadership camp at New Delhi. She won All India Best Cadet certificate at trekking expedition held at Kullu-Manali in 1994.
(Founder & Chief Trainer)
(Engineer, MBA & Certified Image Consultant)
Rohit carries vast experience around various verticals with companies like LG, Escorts construction equipment ltd, Nestle, Coca Cola India, Subros, Sab Miller and many more. In his illustrious career spanning over 25 yrs he is known not only for his expertise in engineering, sales, marketing but also for his explicit style statement that can make anyone look & feel like a celebrity. He believes that if you want to get to the top of the career ladder, you need to build your personal brand! The way you project yourself is how your brand value will be worth. And when you are a representative of a renowned company, the manner in which you represent your company’s brand is important.
In a business pie chart, 55 per cent judgment happens in the first 10 seconds of meeting someone and it’s all visual i.e. body language, grooming and dressing followed by 38 per cent conversation skills, fine command over the language and the pitch of your voice. Only 7 per cent is technical knowledge. There is one more point I really want to stress on — relationships is the bread and butter of success.
When we meet anyone for the first time, we look for credibility, trustworthiness and likability — covered within that 55 per cent visual impact. These qualities can be easily mastered with a little training from a finishing school. The impression you leave at the first meeting, conversation or e-mail determines whether you would be closing the deal! People do business with people they like, that are how companies and relationships are built. It’s the connection between the two human being that cracks the deal. Whether you are a corporate executive/ student/business man or a house wife we at star steps can transform you forever.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, business diplomacy academic and strategy advisor on Korea, is co-founder/managing partner of FutureWise Singapore (Future Skills Acquisition Program). Prior to this, he served as Director, Maastricht University India Institute, The Netherlands, and as faculty/guest speaker in The
Netherlands (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, New Business School, Leiden University and Clingendael Institute), Italy (Sapienza University of Rome), Korea (Changwon National University, Hanyang University, Catholic University, KIIEP, KITA, and UNESCO), and India (IIT-Kanpur, ICCR, IIITM-Gwalior,
and KRG College). Educated in Public Policy (Ph.D./Korea), Business (MBA/The Netherlands), Korean Studies (M.Phil./ India), Law (LL.B./India), International Relations (MA/India), and English Literature (BA/India), Dr.
Sharma has advised government agencies on investment and security on the Korean Peninsula, offered strategy/marketing consulting in learning behavior, luxury & lifestyle, healthcare, mobile, autoindustries, provided consultancy to leading Korean conglomerates (Chaebol) on their India and Europe operations, and to global firms on their market entry in East Asia, assisted in the setup of Korea business division at KPMG Netherlands, and developed and taught forward-looking modules i.e. ‘Business in Asia’, ‘Essential Korean’ and ‘Emerging Asian Markets and Global Economic Crisis’ for universities.
Dr. Sharma is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship from the Government of India, Doctoral Research
Fellowship from the Government of Korea, and Research Fellowship from the Academy of Korean Studies, and holds over two decades of expat experience in the most vibrant economies of East Asia and the EU. He is fluent in Korean, English and Hindi with fair French, Dutch and a smattering of Esperanto. He has featured in Korean TV documentaries & live radio programs, and was a columnist for Dutch business magazine The International Correspondent.
TEDx Amsterdam and PechaKucha Maastricht speaker, Dr. Sharma is the organizer of PechaKucha Gwalior, and currently offers avant-garde skills training in critical areas e.g. Peer Pressure ResistanceSkills, Eloquence in Storytelling, Art of Argumentation, Media & Case Interview Skills, Money Skills, Art of Ambiguity Management, Art of Business Diplomacy, Diversity and Social Integration, to name a few.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Co-Founder Future Wise , Singapore