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Too darn ♨? Go here! They have a -5 degree Centigrate room here! 

RG @franchelleoliva: #WooHoo it’s the Coldest Summer Ever TONIGHT @imperial_icebar ❄️☀️❄️☀️❄️ Music by your favorite DJs @funkavy and @ricoarce 🙌🙌🙌 Brought to you by Bacardi 👏👏👏 Hosted by Yours Truly 😘

Message @franchelleoliva for table reservations 😍 

#imperialicebar #food #drinks #fun #party #music @bonifacioglobalcity #pekson  (at IMPERIAL Ice Bar)

Too darn ♨? Go here! They have a -5 degree Centigrate room here!

RG @franchelleoliva: #WooHoo it’s the Coldest Summer Ever TONIGHT @imperial_icebar ❄️☀️❄️☀️❄️ Music by your favorite DJs @funkavy and @ricoarce 🙌🙌🙌 Brought to you by Bacardi 👏👏👏 Hosted by Yours Truly 😘

Message @franchelleoliva for table reservations 😍

#imperialicebar #food #drinks #fun #party #music @bonifacioglobalcity #pekson (at IMPERIAL Ice Bar)

"Isn’t she lovely?" — The girl next door. 

#isntshelovely #thegirlnextdoor #american #actress #hollywood #movie #film #pekson

"Isn’t she lovely?" — The girl next door.

#isntshelovely #thegirlnextdoor #american #actress #hollywood #movie #film #pekson

One fine day in a coffee shop…
In a recent meeting, a woman in another table overheard my words mentioning social media as today’s very important media for spreading the word, marketing the brand, and so on. After she saw my business acquaintance leave, she tapped me on my shoulder and started telling me that “…social media beats most every other media in closing the deal, right?”I smiled but quipped, "You’re dead wrong, honey!"She gave me an angry look and left. Well, what was I to do? Lie to her?In marketing, I agree. In closing the deal (sales), however, I don’t think so.People are still the decision makers in every organization, for profit or otherwise. People can’t humanly relate to written words; it lacks empathy. To close the deal or close the sale, you need some emotion coming out of your words so that the decision maker can use his or her instinct (years of experience) to look for clues of sincerity or deceit.In a globalized world of business, a face-to-face encounter is challenging, not to mention expensive. So, the next best medium to close the deal is the telephone. I always say “Talk is Cheap!” because today, it is. I work for GoAutoDial and that’s the reason why I work there — it is the best Filipino company that advocates a telephony solution to all the small business owners in the Philippines and the world. Without companies like GoAutoDial, only large enterprises can afford expensive business telephony solutions.Social media marketing and telephone selling. That’s the perfect combination. See how some small organizations (or small teams) use a telephony solution in everyday life. If it interests you but you have 1001 questions about it, I’m here to answer you back—anytime! :-)

One fine day in a coffee shop…

In a recent meeting, a woman in another table overheard my words mentioning social media as today’s very important media for spreading the word, marketing the brand, and so on. After she saw my business acquaintance leave, she tapped me on my shoulder and started telling me that “…social media beats most every other media in closing the deal, right?”

I smiled but quipped, "You’re dead wrong, honey!"

She gave me an angry look and left. Well, what was I to do? Lie to her?

In marketing, I agree. In closing the deal (sales), however, I don’t think so.

People are still the decision makers in every organization, for profit or otherwise. People can’t humanly relate to written words; it lacks empathy. To close the deal or close the sale, you need some emotion coming out of your words so that the decision maker can use his or her instinct (years of experience) to look for clues of sincerity or deceit.

In a globalized world of business, a face-to-face encounter is challenging, not to mention expensive. So, the next best medium to close the deal is the telephone. I always say “Talk is Cheap!” because today, it is. I work for GoAutoDial and that’s the reason why I work there — it is the best Filipino company that advocates a telephony solution to all the small business owners in the Philippines and the world. Without companies like GoAutoDial, only large enterprises can afford expensive business telephony solutions.

Social media marketing and telephone selling. That’s the perfect combination.

See how some small organizations (or small teams) use a telephony solution in everyday life. If it interests you but you have 1001 questions about it, I’m here to answer you back—anytime! :-)

This chart shows why Pinterest is way more important than Twitter or Reddit for traffic referrals.
Source: Business Insider.

This chart shows why Pinterest is way more important than Twitter or Reddit for traffic referrals.

Source: Business Insider.

Post-meeting shot from #Sparklers at @71gramercy Thanks @franchelleoliva and @ricoarce for your time, hospitality and drinks. 

#71gramercy #topoftheworld #meeting #mondays #pekson

Post-meeting shot from #Sparklers at @71gramercy Thanks @franchelleoliva and @ricoarce for your time, hospitality and drinks.

#71gramercy #topoftheworld #meeting #mondays #pekson

Are You Annoying People?

This is an email I received that YOU should read and take heed of; maybe even share it to your real estate broker friends or others who are challenged with their sales performance. It came from Kelly Robertson of fearless-selling.ca.

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Last Tuesday at my weekly dart game, one of my team mates asked if I followed hockey to which I replied, “No.” He then said, “I guess you don’t play in hockey pools either.”

"Nope" was my response.

End of discussion, right?

Not quite.

He then proceeded to tell everything about a hockey pool he was organizing with the intent of trying to convince me to join the pool.

I see this happen in sales all the time, too.

It’s not uncommon for sales people and business owners to talk incessantly about aspects of their product, solution or company even though their prospects have zero interest in what they’re saying.

When I worked in the consumer electronics business, sales associates would often ask customers a question such as, “Do you have children?” and even when the answer was no, they would launch into a presentation about a child-friendly feature of the product.

The more you talk about aspects of your product, service or solution that are irrelevant to your prospect, the less motivated they will be to buy your product or to do business with you.

You may feel compelled to tell people EVERYTHING about your product but resist that temptation to “educate” people. Instead, find out what is important to them and focus your attention ONLY on those issues.

Not only will you save time…you will close more sales.

Photo from wikimedia.org.

Are You Annoying People?

This is an email I received that YOU should read and take heed of; maybe even share it to your real estate broker friends or others who are challenged with their sales performance. It came from Kelly Robertson of fearless-selling.ca.

——-

Last Tuesday at my weekly dart game, one of my team mates asked if I followed hockey to which I replied, “No.” He then said, “I guess you don’t play in hockey pools either.”

"Nope" was my response.

End of discussion, right?

Not quite.

He then proceeded to tell everything about a hockey pool he was organizing with the intent of trying to convince me to join the pool.

I see this happen in sales all the time, too.

It’s not uncommon for sales people and business owners to talk incessantly about aspects of their product, solution or company even though their prospects have zero interest in what they’re saying.

When I worked in the consumer electronics business, sales associates would often ask customers a question such as, “Do you have children?” and even when the answer was no, they would launch into a presentation about a child-friendly feature of the product.

The more you talk about aspects of your product, service or solution that are irrelevant to your prospect, the less motivated they will be to buy your product or to do business with you.

You may feel compelled to tell people EVERYTHING about your product but resist that temptation to “educate” people. Instead, find out what is important to them and focus your attention ONLY on those issues.

Not only will you save time…you will close more sales.

Photo from wikimedia.org.

Adventour — Backpacker’s Lifestyle Guide
Adventour Magazine is not another of your common travel magazine trying to squeeze itself in an already crowded travel magazine market. Brought to life in October 2013, it has undergone an extensive make-over to cater to the one breed of travelers than many others do not service – the backpacker and the budget traveler.
From getting the best offer in travel means to dining out like kings and queens yet paying like paupers, and making sure everyone has the right adventure gadgets, to boot a few things you’ll find, Adventour Magazine offers much, much more to the drab of touring – the excitement that just fits right with the one’s means to travel.
www.facebook.com/adventourmag
www.twitter.com/adventourmag

Adventour — Backpacker’s Lifestyle Guide

Adventour Magazine is not another of your common travel magazine trying to squeeze itself in an already crowded travel magazine market. Brought to life in October 2013, it has undergone an extensive make-over to cater to the one breed of travelers than many others do not service – the backpacker and the budget traveler.

From getting the best offer in travel means to dining out like kings and queens yet paying like paupers, and making sure everyone has the right adventure gadgets, to boot a few things you’ll find, Adventour Magazine offers much, much more to the drab of touring – the excitement that just fits right with the one’s means to travel.

www.facebook.com/adventourmag

www.twitter.com/adventourmag

#YeWiseSayings — #SentiSabado on the wee hours of a Monday morning. Happy #EasterMonday 

#quotes #sayings #pekson

#YeWiseSayings — #SentiSabado on the wee hours of a Monday morning. Happy #EasterMonday

#quotes #sayings #pekson

Felix Navi…. oops! Happy Easter! 😊 

#happyeaster #easter #eastersunday #rabbits #bunnies #eggs #pekson

Felix Navi…. oops! Happy Easter! 😊

#happyeaster #easter #eastersunday #rabbits #bunnies #eggs #pekson

2014 Health IT Philippines Conference
The 2014 Health IT Philippines Conference brings together Health IT leaders, clinician stakeholders and project implementers in the country. It is going to be held on May 22-23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel in the Ortigas Center district of Mandaluyong City. The conference aims to address issues and challenges in hospital IT implementations, share lessons learned from successful projects, and propose strategies to redesign clinical workflows.
Confirmed Topics include:Information Technology as Strategic Investments for Hospitals - Hospital IT Leaders Panel Discussion
Engaging Doctors and Clinicians in Health IT Projects - Clinician IT Leaders Panel Discussion 
Philippines eHealth Strategic Framework and Plan 2013-2017 by Dr. Ted Herbosa, Department of Health
#HealthXPh: Tweetchat on Emerging Technologies and Social Media in Healthcare by Dr. Iris Thiele Isip Tan, UP College of Medicine
Transforming Healthcare by Using Cost-Effective Telemedicine Solutions by Dr. James K. Gude, OffSiteCare
Lessons Learned from Hospital IT Implementations: Philippine Heart Center by Dr. Gerry Manzo, Philippine Heart Center
Building the IT and EMR Roadmap: Strategic IT Planning for Hospitals by Dr. Mike Muin, HL7 Philippines
Emergency Department Information System (EDIS): A Demonstration of Workflows, Interoperability and Patient Use Cases by Dr. Emil Jimenez, Wellsoft Corporation
Strategies for Capacity-Building in Healthcare by Dr. Angelo Juan O. Ramos, Molave Foundation
e-Prescription: The Benefits and Challenges for Philippine Healthcare by Dr. Richard Mata, Panabo Polymedic Hospital
Telemedicine in Hospitals: The Tele-Ophthalmology Project of The Medical City by Dr. Alfonso U. Bengzon, The Medical City
HL7 Philippines: Going Beyond Interoperability and Messaging Standards by Dr. Mike Muin, HL7 Philippines
mHealth for Hospitals: How Mobile Technologies Enable Process Improvements by Dan Smith, EHR International
Nursing Informatics: The Evolving Role of Nurses in Hospital IT Implementations by Dr. Annabelle Borromeo, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Source: www.hit-ph.com

2014 Health IT Philippines Conference

The 2014 Health IT Philippines Conference brings together Health IT leaders, clinician stakeholders and project implementers in the country. It is going to be held on May 22-23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel in the Ortigas Center district of Mandaluyong City. The conference aims to address issues and challenges in hospital IT implementations, share lessons learned from successful projects, and propose strategies to redesign clinical workflows.

Confirmed Topics include:

Information Technology as Strategic Investments for Hospitals - Hospital IT Leaders Panel Discussion

Engaging Doctors and Clinicians in Health IT Projects - Clinician IT Leaders Panel Discussion

Philippines eHealth Strategic Framework and Plan 2013-2017 by Dr. Ted Herbosa, Department of Health

#HealthXPh: Tweetchat on Emerging Technologies and Social Media in Healthcare by Dr. Iris Thiele Isip Tan, UP College of Medicine

Transforming Healthcare by Using Cost-Effective Telemedicine Solutions by Dr. James K. Gude, OffSiteCare

Lessons Learned from Hospital IT Implementations: Philippine Heart Center by Dr. Gerry Manzo, Philippine Heart Center

Building the IT and EMR Roadmap: Strategic IT Planning for Hospitals by Dr. Mike Muin, HL7 Philippines

Emergency Department Information System (EDIS): A Demonstration of Workflows, Interoperability and Patient Use Cases by Dr. Emil Jimenez, Wellsoft Corporation

Strategies for Capacity-Building in Healthcare by Dr. Angelo Juan O. Ramos, Molave Foundation

e-Prescription: The Benefits and Challenges for Philippine Healthcare by Dr. Richard Mata, Panabo Polymedic Hospital

Telemedicine in Hospitals: The Tele-Ophthalmology Project of The Medical City by Dr. Alfonso U. Bengzon, The Medical City

HL7 Philippines: Going Beyond Interoperability and Messaging Standards by Dr. Mike Muin, HL7 Philippines

mHealth for Hospitals: How Mobile Technologies Enable Process Improvements by Dan Smith, EHR International

Nursing Informatics: The Evolving Role of Nurses in Hospital IT Implementations by Dr. Annabelle Borromeo, St. Luke’s Medical Center

Source: www.hit-ph.com

Are you in Bora tomorrow?

#GlobeBoracay2014 #EnjoyGlobe #boracay #fun #beach #sun #party #music #food #drinks #swim #enjoy #pekson

Are you in Bora tomorrow?

#GlobeBoracay2014 #EnjoyGlobe #boracay #fun #beach #sun #party #music #food #drinks #swim #enjoy #pekson

It was around 2001 when I was shopping for those not-popular CDs at a music store in the newly developed Eastwood City Walk. I thought this Portuguese language CD looked interesting already knowing then that Bossa Nova was the type of music that was born in Brazil.

It was then that I heard a familiar Filipino tune of the 70s, exactly the same but this time it was in Portuguese. Yep, it was “O Lumapit Ka” by the Hotdogs. A little search proved that So Em Teus Bracos was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim long before The Hotdogs (band in the Philippines) existed.

Kids and kids-at-heart can come in bunny costumes and enjoy free photos, balloons and Easter goodies from participating establishments on April 20 at Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center. For more info, visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com  

#burgoscircle @burgoscircle_  #easter #sunday #kids #eggs #bunnies #rabbits #costume #egghunting #pekson

Kids and kids-at-heart can come in bunny costumes and enjoy free photos, balloons and Easter goodies from participating establishments on April 20 at Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center. For more info, visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com

#burgoscircle @burgoscircle_ #easter #sunday #kids #eggs #bunnies #rabbits #costume #egghunting #pekson

Penny for your thoughts?

Penny for your thoughts?

AtmAsfera is the project of the Ukrainian music, favourite and expected guest at a lot of European festivals. The title of the band contains two words in Sanskrit: “atma” which means “personality” and “sfera” is something that surrounds it. (from Wikipedia)

Website: www.atmasfera.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/atmasfera