Three Traits I Learned From Dad That Made Selling Easier

Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Whether or not you have a “Hallmark” relationship with your father, it is undeniable that we are influenced with the qualities of our Dad. As an idiom stresses, like father, like son.

For almost a decade in Selling, I was able to capitalize these three traits which resemble that of Dad’s. These made me thrived gracefully in the Selling industry.

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Never Prejudge

In my father’s words, “Dili gd nimo matag-na ang kaugmaun sa isa ka tawo”. I find this trait very useful in prospecting, banking leads and in creating business linkages. My father has always proved to me that letting a person feel important does not need any condition. I never saw my dad change his social treatment when talking to someone, may that be a friend from college who has now a well-paying job or a hardworking neighbor he believes who will going to be big in time. Dad is not a politician.

Be Vulnerable

I saw him cry. I heard him say sorry. I witnessed him reprimanded by Mom of being rowdy when drunk.  I even beheld him off guarded when a friend proved his argument weak during a boozing session. These all made him appear to be a strong father to me and made me respect him more. His being human. His being vulnerable, transgressing both the social machismo and the omnipotent-omniscient father image.

This trait helps me a lot during the entire Selling process. That it is ok to let the prospect see how you get disappointed and hurt. That it is ok to be sorry. That it is alright to be wrong (and recognize what is the correct). And that does not make you less of a respectable and tough professional. Be “You” on the sales table. Be a Sales Human than a Salesman.

Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Know a Lot of Anecdotes 

Dad never runs out of real stories. This has influenced me so much that I even use his anecdotes in every pre-pitch talk. It always feels that those stories are mine and it works everytime. Humans just love being hooked in a storyline. This made me realize how persuasive one could become when people crave for the next part of your narration. Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Just if you are asking, my father is not an Account Man. Dad is a Sea Farer who is thoughtful enough to catch up on the 9 months of being away from us, every time he is signed off from nautical contract. Happy Father’s Day also to your dad, may he be near you or afar!

Why UNIQLO Closed its First Store in Mindanao?

From 767 to 1,414 square meters of shopping space this July.

To continue its commitment to bring LifeWear to more Filipinos, UNIQLO doubles the shopping space of its first store in Mindanao. A wider UNIQLO shop in SM Lanang Premier, Davao is set to open on July 19, 2019.

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May 30, 2019, UNIQLO announced the expansion of its SM Lanang Premier store in Davao.

 

“Today UNIQLO has more than 2,000 stores in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.”

The Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO is excited to announce the expansion of its SM Lanang Premier store. The first UNIQLO store in Mindanao which opened last May 26, 2017 is set to be the largest in Mindanao as it reopens this July. From its previous sales area of 767 square meters, the store will bring with it 1,414 square meters of new shopping space. UNIQLO aims to give customers in the area a brand new shopping experience with a wider variety of clothing choices.

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To date, the company has opened a total of 57 stores since 2012 and is looking to open more by the end of the year.

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For more updates, customers may download the UNIQLO mobile app and visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at http://www.uniqlo.com/ph and social media account, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph) and Instagram (Instagram.com/uniqlophofficial).

About UNIQLO LifeWear

Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

 About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of six main brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, J Brand, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and Princesse tam.tam. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2018 fiscal year ending August 31, 2018 (US $19.17 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2018 rate of $1 = 111.1 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,000 stores in 22 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are several Grameen-UNIQLO stores in Dhaka.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit http://www.uniqlo.com and http://www.fastretailing.com.

Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut to Celebrate World Doughnut Day, June 7

ALSO RANKED MY FAVORITE KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS HERE. Happy WDD!

Celebrate World Doughnut Day 2019 this June 7 with a FREE Chocolate Glaze doughnut from Krispy Kreme.

Krispy Kreme Factory Stores:

DAVAO: SM Ecoland | CAGAYAN DE ORO: Limketkai | CEBU: IT Park | BACOLOD: SM | LAS PINAS: Evia Lifestyle Center | SAN JUAN: Greenhills | TAGUIG: Bonifacio High Street

Visit any of the factory stores of Krispy Kreme listed above from 6AM to 8AM and from 11Am to 1PM only. Enjoy a giveaway Chocolate Glaze doughnut FOR EVERY TRANSACTION. Take a photo and upload it on your social media account with hashtags: #KKWorldDoughnutDay, #ChocolateGlaze, #WorldDoughnutDay and #EveryOneIsAnOriginal. Tag @krispykremeph too!

RANKED : MY FAVORITE KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS

These five Krispy Kreme doughnuts are ranked based on (1) how romantic it blends with my hot coffee and (2) how not so overwhelming the sweetness while still being a doughnut (you know what I mean).

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BACON AND CHEESE RING-FILLED and BRÛLÉE CHEESE RING-FILLED | These are pizza-doughnuts for me. I love to nibble the cheesy taste in every bite of these before sipping my usual creamy coffee. 

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ORIGINAL GLAZED | The Classic! Always be the first and legal wife of my hot black coffee. Nuff said.

CHOCO PEANUT BUTTER RING FILLED | It looks too sweet but the sprinkled sea salt and roasted hazelnut tastefully neutralized the sweetness on this morsel. With lots of proteins too 💪🏼.

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CHOCOLATE GLAZE | This is chocolately naive, and that is just perfect for me. I can eat only one each of the other 4 (in the rank) but I will always consume 2 of this. Every time!

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DARK CHOCOLATE GLITZ with Davao’s award-winning Malagos Chocolate (below is Blueberry Bliss Glaze) | The subtle bitter taste amidst the sweetness is truly a unique doughnut experience in every bite. I love this with a creamier coffee.

Doughnuts will always be the best office morsel for me. Always be the submissive palatable better half of a warm caffeine, whether or not it is a winning day at work. It is just always a winning day when you’re getting a doughnut for snack. That is indeed my sole reason why I celebrate World Doughnut Day!

Happy World Doughnut Day, Closers!

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. With a flagship store in Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee in the country since 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in more than 70 different locations nationwide. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a Friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting www.krispykreme.com.phor through our social media accounts.

 

LG Electronics Gives Priceless Hope in Mindanao

These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life” -Inkwun Heo, LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director

After a series of medical missions for families in Koronadal, Digos, and Butuan in early March, LG Electronics keeps its tradition of giving back to the community with PhP 3,000,000 worth of  LG products donated to the House of Hope in Davao during their visit, March 28, 2019.

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“These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life.” – Inkwun Heo, LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director

“LG remains committed in creating social impact and being agents for change. These brave children serve as our inspiration. We hope that through our small gesture, we are able to enhance their quality of life” LG Electronics Philippines Managing Director Inkwun Heo said.

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Giving back to the community has always been the heart of LG’s core values

 

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LG Electronics Philippines managing director Mr. Inkwun Heo officially handed over to Dr. Mae Concepcion Dolendo, program director of House of Hope Foundation the 3 Million worth of LG products. (Top Right) A giant LG inflatable was also installed in the vicinity for the kids to enjoy.

The 3 Million worth donation is expected to help make the shelter more conducive to every child’s recovery. This includes:
(1) over 27,000 various personal care products such as body wash, soap and toothpaste items
(2) 5 43” Full HD TVs
(3) 28 Dual Inverter Airconditioning units
(4) 2 Top Load Washing Machines
(5) 2 Side by Side Refrigerators.

The House of Hope Foundation, located inside the Southern Philippines Medical Center compound (SPMC), is a charitable group that provides temporary shelter to children with cancer. SPMC is the only hospital in the whole of Mindanao that offers free cancer treatment to children. Since a large majority of its patients are indigent families with no place to stay while they are undergoing treatment, the House of Hope provides a sanctuary for them.

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A gift from House of Hope
During Mr Heo’s tour inside the shelter, he was attracted to this art piece which was posted in one of the walls in the ground floor. Dr. Dolendo and the staff of House of Hope Foundation gave it to Mr Heo as a Thank You souvenir from Davao.

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LG remains committed in creating social impact and being agents for change.

The simple turnover ceremony ended with a heartfelt chorus of Yeng Constantino’s “Salamat” (means “Thank You” in Filipino) by the child-residents of the shelter dedicated to the entire LG team. Dr. Mae Concepcion Dolendo, program director of House of Hope Foundation also gave an artwork by Kublai Millan (a famous artist from Mindanao), to Mr Heo as a Thank You souvenir from Davao.


About LG Electronics

Life’s about more than having the latest technology, rather, it’s about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment, home appliances, and air solution products, that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring “Innovation for a Better Life” nationwide – from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. For more details, log on to lg.com/ph, like @LGPhilippines on Facebook and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

Taiwan Excellence Invites Dabawenyos to Try Award-Winning Lifestyle Brands for Free

“Taiwan Excellence” products are manufactured or developed in Taiwan, that provide innovative value to users worldwide.

For the first time in Davao, at People’s Park, March 10, “Taiwan Excellence” will proudly display and allow Davao residents to try the quality of Taiwanese brands for free, simultaneous with this year’s Davao International Marathon (DIM) Race (Register for the 2019 race here.).

TAIWAN EXCELLENCE PRODUCTS

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The symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized in 102 countries.

Every year, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs recognizes products which are manufactured or developed in Taiwan, “that provide innovative value to users worldwide”. These products are awarded with the “Taiwan Excellence” symbol and are included in various promotional events to cultivate the international market.

Awardees are selected for a specific Taiwan Excellence Award based on their superiority in categories of design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing.

Davao boasts a teeming natural ecosystem and a vibrant population, much like Taiwan. I believe these factors make it an optimal place to promote the many innovations coming out of Taiwan,” Tony Lin, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Deputy Director of the Strategic Marketing Department responded when asked on why they chose Davao.

PRODUCTS TO EXPERIENCE

The Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone will showcase more than 30 top-notch products from cutting-edge brands.

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Superb brands which have been awarded the Taiwan Excellence accolade.

ASUS : ASUS is bringing its expertise in mobile and computer technology, including gaming beast ROG STRIX GL504 SCAR II, which is packed with supreme power.

COMEUP : For outdoor driving enthusiasts, COMEUP has designed award-winning winches that can outlast the test of nature. A highlight in their roster is the INTELLIGENCE DASHBOARD (IDB) AUTOMOTIVE WINCH, which comes with a cutout switch that prevents battery drain, an on-board rocker switch, and is also equipped with an LED fan-shaped battery life indicator.

TERN : Helping you navigate the urban jungle in style, bicycle company TERN provides some of their best products to date. With Tern’s LINK A7, you can enjoy the utility of a fold-up bike at an affordable price. It folds up quickly and simply to facilitate easy storage and transportation, creating a smooth and stable ride.

 

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A number of lifestyle brands are also joining the showcase, enriching homes and hobbies.

ALYA : ALYA is bringing its line of smart and portable filtration systems to help you protect your loved ones. Offering ease and convenience, the INTELLIGENT REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM seamlessly provides households with clean drinking water.

JOHNSON : Fitness company JOHNSON also has created a machine to help you achieve your #fitnessgoals. The HORIZON CITTA UPRIGHT BIKE is integral element of their display. Whether you want a performance workout or a casual leisurely ride, the Horizon Citta Upright Bike handle everything in its path with style.

DEYA : DEYA will be showing off its quality backpacks, including the Ocean Recycling Roll Function Backpack. This bag is made from recycled ocean waste creating eco-friendly, fashionable, and functional backpacks for customers around the world.

MORE REASONS TO VISIT THE EXPERIENCE ZONE

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Four raffle winners each bring home a ZENFONE MAX PRO M2.
  1. Local artist Kyle Echarri will take part in an exclusive interactive session at the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone.
  2. Games and prizes await attendees.
  3. Four (4) raffle winners each bring home a ZENFONE MAX PRO M2.

MORE 2019 TAIWAN EXCELLENCE EVENTS

Taiwan Excellence has several other events lined up for the rest of the year that Filipinos should watch for.

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The much-coveted Taiwan Excellence Award, honors Taiwan’s most innovative products “that provide innovative value to users worldwide”. 

June 29-30 : Taiwan Excellence is launching the Taiwan Excellence 3-on-3 Hoop Challenge at SM Megamall.

October 4-6 : Taiwan Excellence E-sports Cup in Manila.

July 24-25 : Internet-of-Things Business Platform at Marriott Manila.

November : Taiwan Expo in Davao.

For the past six years, we have built a strong and loyal following in Manila. During this time, we received an outpouring of support for our brands,” says Lin “This is why we have decided to broaden our reach this year and introduce much-needed innovation to more people.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites Dabawenyos to the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone to experience how Taiwan Excellence products can enrich their lives.

For more information about Taiwan Excellence, kindly visit their website at
https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/ph or like their FB page at
https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph.

 

Philippine Airlines’ Biggest Seat Sale at PhP 78

Let us celebrate. You deserve a premium fly at PhP 78!

The Philippines’ only 4-star full service airline, gives Filipinos the fly they deserve at surprisingly affordable fares in celebration of its 78th year in the airline industry.

78th Anniversary Sale

PhP 78 for domestic flights, USD 78 for international routes
BOOK NOW : Click Online , in any PAL ticket office, PAL contact center, any PAL accredited travel agency
Travel period: March 16 to December 31, 2019.
Booking dates: March 1 to March 10, 2019.
Over 2 Million seats available
Deep discounts across Economy, Premium Economy, and Business Class cabin
FREE: Free inflight meals, free checked in baggage and free inflight entertainment.

Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) 78th anniversary sale is its biggest sale for the year. With offers as low as Php78 for domestic and as low as USD78 for international routes, passengers can now book as much flights as they want in 2019 as travel period runs from March 16 all the way to December 31, 2019. Booking dates are from March 1 to March 10, 2019.

 

May you be traveling alone, with “the one” for your #relationshipgoals, with friends or the whole family, PAL has provided more than two million seats for this anniversary sale to fill up the flights across its growing network of over 30 domestic and over 40 international destinations.

1941: PAL’s first flight was completed from Makati to Baguio. Happy 78th Philippine Airlines

Related Story: Your PAL: From the heart since 1941 and more

PAL wants more passengers to “fly the flag” and enjoy a world-class full-service experience, which means having free inflight meals, free checked in baggage and free inflight entertainment.

Let us celebrate. You deserve a premium fly at PhP 78!

Lani, Darren and Jona, to tremble Davao’s concert scene as “The Aces”

Three phenomenal signers in one spectacular show. The Aces – Darren Espanto, Jona and Lani Misalucha are set to shake Davao’s concert scene this March 2, 2019, 8 PM  at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

“Ace” the term which perfectly describes the artists of CCC Productions’ latest venture into the concert scene. Thus, it is tagged as,  The Aces.

ACE – of first quality or high rank; a person who excels in something. In most card games, it is the card with the highest value.

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Tickets are available in all SM Tickets outlets.

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Lani, Darren and Jona performs for the Cebuano, February 2.

From its successful leg in Cebu last February 2, The Aces – Darren Espanto, Jona and Lani Misalucha are set to shake Davao’s concert scene this March 2, 2019, 8 PM  at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Individually, Darren, Jona and Lani are phenomenal.

The Voice Kids Philippines 2014 Runner-Up to a Double Platinum Recording Artist

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“The Total Performer”

He may be the youngest in terms of age, but 17-year-old Darren is more than capable of holding his own in the company of veteran singers like the other Aces. Darren started singing at the tender age of two and rose to fame in the Philippines after placing second in season one of The Voice Kids in 2014. His first album “Darren” debuted at No. 1 and has since been certified Double Platinum; his second album “Be With Me” also went to No. 1 and is now certified Platinum. Darren’s current single “Poison” is currently climbing the charts, and his third studio album will be released soon.

 

Pinoy Pop Superstar 2005 Grand Winner to a Platinum Recording Artist

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“The Philippines’ Fearless Diva”

Shortly after winning season one of GMA-7’s Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona—who at the time was still going by her real name Jonalyn Viray—became an in-demand performer and recording artist. Jona’s first studio album On My Own turned Gold, and her self-titled second album yielded a hit single in “Help Me Get Over.” It went on to win Song of the Year at the 2014 PMPC Star Awards for Music. A year later, she made headlines when she transferred to the Kapamilya network and changed her stage name. She has released an album under ABS-CBN’s in-house record label Star Music, which was eventually certified Platinum. She has also filled concert venues here and abroad, both as a solo performer and as part of a group.

Asia’s Nightingale, The Siren of the Strip

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“Asia’s Nightingale”

​The diva known as Asia’s Nightingale hardly needs an introduction. Lani’s career spans decades and includes an impressive stint performing in Las Vegas, where she became known as the Siren of the Strip. During her time there, Lani performed with the Society of Seven at Bally’s and the Flamingo, making her the first Asian to headline a main showroom on the Las Vegas Strip. Lani’s career in the Philippines is nothing to sneeze at either, as all of her albums have been certified Gold or Platinum.

 

 

 

​What if these three spectacular talents of the Philippines’ Music Industry are put together in one show?

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You just have to be there!


The Aces is directed by Marvin Caldito.

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Tickets are priced at Php3,710 for Platinum, Php3,180 for VIP, Php2,120 for Gold and Php850 for Silver tickets. Tickets are available in all SM Tickets outlets.