It’s a Virtual World

I’m sitting on my sofa, with my notebook on my lap.   The TV is providing background noise, and when I search for a thought I look up, and out the french door to the beautiful, sunny day outside.   We’re living in a virtual world.

How many of us spend a day or more a week telecommuting?   I’ve been dong so for well over 15 years, and find that my days at home are far more productive than those in the office.  In the office people stop me in the hall to ask about my weekend, or how my son is doing in Track.   As I sit down to work I’m called into an impromptu meeting that turns into 90 minutes gone from the day with very little accomplished.   With impatience I realize that all these distractions will result in working at home tonight — just to get done the work I planned to do today.

The good news is that relationships are important — without the give and take nothing would ever really get done.  I realize this, and yet so much more solid work gets done when I can sit quietly, with the coffee cup beside me and the sun shinning outside my french door.


About Sandra Eisenberg

Dynamic pragmatic marketing and sales executive whose biggest asset is converting technology to real corporate value -- for a variety of industries including health care providers (Adventist Health System Sunbelt), Teradata (Data Warehousing), RWD Technologies (quality improvement and professional services), Siemens and AT&T (telecom). Sandra brings twenty years of experience in sales, marketing and IT management. Her career spans entrepreneurial firms (E5 Marketing) and senior positions in sales, sales management (direct and indirect), marketing, channel development and product management at Bell Labs and NCR Teradata. A few career highlights: • Total product lifecycle management (PLM) using ISO 9001 and other quality methodologies. Sunset aging product lines and developed a migration path to a new, open standards platforms at Avaya, NCR and Bell Labs. • 1st woman to win the AT&T and NCR Teradata national sales awards -- top sales manager and sales rep at AT&T, NCR Teradata and Avaya • Delivered profitable marketing campaigns in the area of CRM, Business intelligence, contact centers and other high tech areas • Run call centers, sold call centers and been in product management of call centers (Avaya, AT&T and NCR) • Director of CRM Strategic Planning and Alliances at Avaya and NCR Teradata • Senior Manager of Product Management Bell Labs (business intelligence, data warehousing and CRM) Most recently Sandra managed the Central Florida territory for Siemens' telephony division. Siemens is selling this division soon and their loss can be your gain.

Posted on May 3, 2012, in customer relationship management. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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