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Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by segedoo(m): 6:44pm On Mar 03, 2017
Lagos Business School is arguably the most prestigious business school in Nigeria. Several of my business associates have passed through their tutelage and are doing fine in corporate Nigeria and in their businesses.

1. Lagos business school can’t teach you how to read people
Reading people and understanding body language are very important to succeeding in business and in life:
• You have to learn to listen to what’s being said and how it is being said.
• You have to learn to listen to what’s being said but not being vocalized.
• You have to observe people “aggressively.”
• You will have to talk less to automatically learn more.
• You will have to notice first impressions.
• Most importantly, learn to use what you’ve learned.

2. Lagos business school can’t teach you how to create lasting impressions
You need to learn how to make business gestures that will be appreciated and remembered by the other party like:
• Asking about and then doing something for one of their kids on day one.
• “Freeing” people after you both have an agreement but circumstances have changed and they honestly can’t keep up.
• Bargaining softly on deals important to the other party so that more long term opportunities can be created.
Make business mentors and confidants – people you trust who you can seek advice from. Be totally discreet- anytime you talk about another person, the person listening will wonder what you tell others about them. Respect confidences.

3. Lagos business school can’t teach you how to follow your intuition
Every entrepreneur who has been successful will understand winning through intuition – when everything isn’t quite right except that inner feeling. Nothing in a textbook or case study can explain this.
Being intuitive means knowing what people want before they know they need it and finding a profitable way to give it to them. The perfect example is the late, Great Steve Jobs and the iPod he gave us.

4. Lagos business school can’t teach you humility
Humility is a great business attribute. It can win even the most negative customer over. As an entrepreneur or business executive, you have to learn to say these phrases:
• I don’t know: it is best than presenting a know-it-all approach. It also shows your humanity and your clients will trust you more for being truthful. Not knowing something isn’t a crime however, offer to refer clients to someone who does.
• Help me: one big reason businesses fail is because someone wants to do everything alone. Learn to delegate because it is foolish to insist on doing everything yourself.
• Sorry, I was wrong: We all make mistakes. It’s human nature to however, what matter is how you handle them. Readily admitting you were wrong makes a far greater impression than making excuses or outright denial.

5. Lagos business school can’t teach you how to close a sale
Closing a sale starts from your first meeting with a prospect till when you get a cheque for an order. Selling is the fastest way to the top of the company.
However, reaching the top without exceptional knowing how to persuade is almost impossible. The art of Salesmanship is a life skill.

6. Lagos business school can’t teach you the art of timing in Business
This, you learn from experience. You have to know:
• When to pitch a business proposition in an informal setting
• How to pitch it
• When customers wants you to sell them
• The best time to sow the seed of an idea
• When to send a “Thank You” card
• When best to ask for a pay rise
• When to close a deal based on the customer’s body language
All these and all have to do with timing in business and you can only develop it intuitively.

7. Lagos business school can’t teach you “The Art of Silence”
Learning how to use silence is a skill not taught in business schools. However, Silence is a powerful tool you an use to know what is on your prospect's mind - the real excuse for not wanting to buy NOW!

It either lets the prospect or client to talk or “forces” them to person to talk. Generally, the first person to talk is the more “uncomfortable” party in business negotiations.

8. Lagos business school can’t teach you how to market yourself
• You need to learn how to connect with people on a human level – way beyond the generic business networking concepts. You have put your humanity behind your product and the people who buy it.
• You have to learn to dress the part
• You have to know your product at subconscious level or people will resent your efforts to sell it. Every fibre of your being has to believe in it; nothing can hide that.


Lagos Business School is a great institution but it cannot teach you these and more
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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by KakiP(m): 7:46pm On Mar 03, 2017
Hian! wetin Lagos business school do you?!

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Factfinder1(m): 7:46pm On Mar 03, 2017
sad
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by emmykk(m): 7:46pm On Mar 03, 2017
if we agree that when one of the above is a lie then everything written is rubbish....Look at the post very well you will see many lies therefore the post is rubbish

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by lonelydora: 7:46pm On Mar 03, 2017
Then I have to move to Harvard Business School since they can't teach all you mention grin grin



Na joke ooooo.


Who taught all those igbo boys at Onitsha Main market, Ariaria, and Alaba international?

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Banwod1st(f): 7:47pm On Mar 03, 2017
Okay
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by joey150(m): 7:47pm On Mar 03, 2017
Is school meant to teach you everything to begin with??

You go to school to develop yourself...every other thing comes from within..

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by jonaifame22(m): 7:47pm On Mar 03, 2017
And they won't teach u to tithe to prosper ur businesss God's way

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by ifyan(m): 7:48pm On Mar 03, 2017
Wow but they will teach you something. Please let stop this mindset that the four walls of the classroom is the final point besides. Your immediate surroundings is also part of your classroom

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by jbhill(m): 7:48pm On Mar 03, 2017
ETC
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Heartmender1: 7:48pm On Mar 03, 2017
grin
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Pavore9: 7:48pm On Mar 03, 2017
It still does not discount LBS.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by KakiP(m): 7:49pm On Mar 03, 2017
jonaifame22:
And they won't teach u to tithe to prosper ur businesss God's way

una don come again.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by helphelp: 7:50pm On Mar 03, 2017
Go on...but please, don't forget to post what LBS will teach people.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by castrokins(m): 7:50pm On Mar 03, 2017
In Otherwords, Lagos Business School Is Waste Of Time And Money?


Pat Utomi Must Hear This!

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by ucsparks: 7:51pm On Mar 03, 2017
business schools are for other tribes except the Igbos,, we're born as business gurus right from the womb.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Diplomaticbeing(m): 7:53pm On Mar 03, 2017
Formal business schools anywhere in the world at best can only teach you how to know business but they cannot teach you how to understand business (only you can teach yourself this).

Meanwhile, trading is really quite different from entrepreneurship. Almost everyone can trade and succeed, but just few among the multitude can become entrepreneurs and succeed as one.

OP kudos to you.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by ednut1(m): 7:54pm On Mar 03, 2017
Is it ur money
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by abbey621(m): 7:57pm On Mar 03, 2017
What the heck is a business school? There's a serious problem of generalization and gross misrepresentation in Nigeria. Let me break it down, are you a marketer? Human resource manager? Business office manager? Sales representative? Purchaser? Private shopper? Director? VP?

The point is without a specialization, the criticism in the opening post is invalid. Finally in regards to business schools they are a complete waste of time unless you define yourself first. What is your niche? Just because you have a business degree such as an MBA does not mean you can jump into any aspect of business management!

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by GlorifiedTunde(m): 7:59pm On Mar 03, 2017
Dear OP, have you really been to LBS? undecided

I am privileged to know you're very wrong!

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by ALAYORMII: 8:00pm On Mar 03, 2017
But they can teach you how to make money
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by laurel03(m): 8:00pm On Mar 03, 2017
ucsparks:
business schools are for other tribes except the Igbos,, we're born as business gurus right from the womb.
not shop bizness or hawking in traffic.. no vex

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Olateef(m): 8:02pm On Mar 03, 2017
Okay
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by SafeDavid(m): 8:03pm On Mar 03, 2017
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ALAYORMII:
But they can teach you how to make money
.

Op shouldn't have bothered about going to the uni after all there are lots of things they won't teach you
there as well.

Just say you can't afford to go to LBS and would rather learn from the school of hard knocks the streets provide.

All join. cheesy

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by 100Cents: 8:08pm On Mar 03, 2017
ucsparks:
business schools are for other tribes except the Igbos,, we're born as business gurus right From the womb.

Abi ?
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Nobody: 8:09pm On Mar 03, 2017
Who taught those guyz in Aba market and Balogun market?
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Nobody: 8:10pm On Mar 03, 2017
When your associates graduated from the same school and doing well in the line of their businesses, it simply shows that your write up here is rubbish and way to discredit Lagos business school.
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by SafeDavid(m): 8:11pm On Mar 03, 2017
ruffbamreal:
When your associates graduated from the same school and doing well in the line of their businesses, it simply shows that your write up here is rubbish and way to discredit Lagos business school.
I wonder what inspired his post

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by 100Cents: 8:12pm On Mar 03, 2017
abbey621:
What the heck is a business school? There's a serious problem of generalization and gross misrepresentation in Nigeria. Let me break it down, are you a marketer? Human resource manager? Business office manager? Sales representative? Purchaser? Private shopper? Director? VP?

The point is without a specialization, the criticism in the opening post is invalid. Finally in regards to business schools they are a complete waste of time unless you define yourself first. What is your niche? Just because you have a business degree such as an MBA does not mean you can jump into any aspect of business management!

I have friends with MBA, they don't know shiit in business, trading, buying and selling to make profit.

MBAs tailor graduands to remain employees. Does Dangote , Adenuga and Ifeanyi Uba have MBAs ?

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by boborosky01(m): 8:13pm On Mar 03, 2017
We all know half of the things we learn in school are not applicable in real life. And half of the things in real life are not taught in schools.

Instincts, Experience, Hunch etc are at all times necessary.
Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by Nobody: 8:14pm On Mar 03, 2017
Despite repeated warnings from people around me that I am not suited to the task. I have been thinking a lot lately about life and death.
So I thought if truly 90% of human population will end up in hell. Maybe ending up in hell wouldn't be so bad.
Especially if most of our former military heads of state Babaginda, Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Buhari, Abacha, Ironsi and Co will be there.
With those fellas around, we might just plan a coup, overthrow the devil and take over hell.
My only worry is that they will loot it dry.

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Re: Business Skills Lagos Business School Can't Teach You by teganto(m): 8:14pm On Mar 03, 2017
cool kemo lala

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