Monthly Evening Lecture Programs February 2016 On 29th February 2016, Mr. V. K. Venkatramani, CEO, Across World Quality International, Chennai and EC Member - NIQR Chennai Branch delivered a lecture on “Consulting for Growth & Excellence” at NIQR Conference Hall. Mr. S. Rajasekaran, Chairman – NIQR Chennai Branch presided over the lecture prog and welcome the members present. Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary - NIQR Chennai Branch introduced the speaker Mr. V. K. Venkataramani.Mr. V. K. Venkatramani started his lecture with a note ‘Consultancy is the in thing in today’s Corporate World’ and explained the 10 most important Qualities of a Consultant, dwelling on ‘a global mindset’, ‘Think Big’ and ‘Self-Confident’. He was forthright in depicting the characteristics of a successful consultant with the Quote; “Excellence in Performance does not ensure Excellence in Consulting”. He asserted that a successful Consultant has to be consistently good in Review, Research, Reskill, Renew, Reinvent and Relationship.Elaborating the key consulting skills, he concluded advocating that consultancy in general demands 80% listening / 20% speaking, always anticipating the unknown and starting with the End in Mind. Mr. G. Rangarajan, National Secretary – NIQR summed up the proceedings and commending Mr. VKV for the passion shown by him towards his profession.The NIQR Newsletter “Q Zine” for the month of January – February 2016 was released by Dr. R. Srinivasan, National Treasurer - NIQR at the end of the lecture.