SAMSUNG Galaxy A01 Core at PHP 3,990 | Your most affordable work smartphone yet

Indeed, productivity meets practicality as you own this latest Galaxy device.

“It has an expandable storage of up to 512GB, suitable for storing files, photos, videos, and music.”

The data and storage requirement of the corporate dealings in the “new normal” makes one feel the need to own a work smartphone. With the economical effect of the public health crisis though, the price tag has to be carefully considered. We need to own a budget work smartphone. 

Intended to be the perfect partner for your online appointments and deliverables, SAMSUNG introduces its latest budget smartphone, the Galaxy A01 Core, for only PHP 3,990. 

The Galaxy A01 Core features a 5.3” HD+ Infinity Display with 1480 x 720 px resolution for an easy viewing experience. It is also powered by a Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM, with expandable storage of up to 512GB, suitable for storing files, photos, videos, and music. The Galaxy A01 Core comes with pre-installed Google Apps for easy access to productivity tools. To add more to its cool features, the budget-friendly Galaxy device is packed with an 8MP main camera, 5MP front lens, 3000mAh battery, Android Go, and Travel Adapter for an exciting overall smartphone experience.

Indeed, productivity meets practicality as you own this latest Galaxy device. Do you want a Black or a Red design? The Galaxy A01 Core is now available nationwide. To know more about the Galaxy A01 Core, visit samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-a01core-a013.  

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

Five Wellness Essentials For a Healthier Family in The Workplace

Have a strong, healthy family at home and at work too!

“The listed items are to be used regularly in synergy with healthy food choices, active lifestyle and adequate hydration as well as quality sleep and effective stress reduction strategies.”

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Are you treated like a family at work?

It is indeed a booster to our sense of belonging every time we reminisce how our mere workmates from the very first day of work become an extended family after how many met deadlines, resolved conflicts and released paychecks with performance bonuses.

But how can you say if the people inside the office really treat you like a family?There are perhaps several ways. The most I am sure of though is when the office people do not just coach you plainly about your corporate responsibilities. It is when these same people also teach you health tips and wellness advisories, “persistently”.

In the list below are wellness essentials I recommend to my family at work. These are my must-have items when I visit my only trusted health retailer, Watsons. These are all inside my work bag per shift.

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The list includes items for strengthening immunity, maintaining integrity of the Upper Respiratory Tract (URT) specifically the throat (as this is the most used part during daily sales presentation) and managing daily stress from work. These items are to be used regularly in synergy with healthy food choices, active lifestyle and adequate hydration as well as quality sleep and effective stress reduction strategies.

1. Vitamin C/ Multivitamins (ENERVON C TAB X30 BOTTLE, PhP 195)

The work schedule makes it hard for us to consistently buy the natural food source of vitamins and minerals. This fails us to achieve the enough daily nutritional requirement to be healthy. Thus, having handy tablets at your work pouch makes it easier for a hard working person like you to maintain strong immunity.

2. Antibacterial Lozenges (STREPSILS LOZENGES ORANGE 8X36, PhP 64)

This is indeed the most specific item in the list for the corporate persons who are tasked to talk almost entirely in their work hours like the sales and marketing team. Apart from the daily work demand on your throat, the varying room temperatures among several sales venues makes your throat dry and more vulnerable to pathogens. Ascertain that you have a healthy URT daily to deliver your persuasive spiels. Guard it with an Antibacterial “candy”.

Shop at any Watsons store nationwide. Check availability at https://bit.ly/2W9oVWi.

3. Oral Antiseptic (Bactidol Oral Antiseptic 120ml, PhP 186)

Brushing your teeth is not enough to deter the growth of bacteria in your mouth that might predispose you to more serious health concerns. An antiseptic gargle both disinfects your mouth and gets rid of unpleasant smell – a plus point when networking.

4. 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (BIOGENIC ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 50ML, PhP 28)

Cutting the transmission of disease-causing agents is as easy as spraying an alcohol every after a using your hands. Make it a habit to spray before and after a handshake with charm (not obnoxious).

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Shop at any Watsons store nationwide. Check availability at https://bit.ly/2W9oVWi.

5. Calming Oil (PROSOURCE EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT CALMING OIL 10ML, PhP 120)

The product in this list which I am the most thankful of. This is my portable and economical “aroma therapy and sleep-inducing scent”. It simply works like an instant drug for me. It relaxes, soothes and brings me to a sound sleep like magic. Roll that stress away!

6. (ElectiveFacial Mask (DEOPROCE COLOR SYNERGY EFFECT MASK YELLOW SHEET – Snail and Honey, PhP 65)

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The agent in the Snail slime highlighted my face to dictate confidence, credibility and presence in my corporate dealings.

Skin care products which contain Snail extract had helped me a lot in maintaining a pleasant complexion for two years now. The agent in the Snail slime which repairs damaged tissues and restores hydration made my skin look more well-nourished and highlighted my face to dictate confidence, credibility and presence in my corporate dealings.


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May nothing can easily topple your team’s immunity. Have a strong, healthy family at home and at work too!

When we start looking after each other’s health, not just because we value the contribution of that person to the department’s success, but more importantly because we care for the life aspirations of that person, we do not plainly see the structure as an organizational chart anymore. Now, it is a family tree. A new normal in the workplace. May nothing can easily topple your team’s immunity. Have a strong, healthy family at home

and at work too!

Shop at any Watsons store nationwide. Check availability at https://bit.ly/2W9oVWi.

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Family (at work) Portrait, 2018 | The best sales team I had so far. 

ABOUT WATSONS

Watsons is part of the Health and Beauty Store chain of A.S Watson, the largest health, beauty, cosmetics, and perfumery retailer in the world. Today, Watsons H&B Asia is the leading health and beauty chain in the continent with successful operations in 13 markets.

In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines’ leading shopping mall developer. The partnership brought about the first Watsons stores in SM Megamall and The Podium (Ortigas). Watsons now has over 700 stores in the Philippines, serving more than 100,000 customers nationwide.

Watsons strives to ensure that their customers get the best value for their money through monthly promotions, special offers, and continuous consumer marketing programs. Each Watsons store houses nothing but the best brands from top manufacturers all over the world and also carries its own competitively priced, high quality private labels and brands. With more than 1000 brands ranging from medicines, cosmetics, and fragrances to personal care items and general merchandise, Watsons Your Personal Store delivers only the best health, wellness, and beauty solutions to each and every customer.

 

Menswear and Christmases in the Wild | Three Looks for Safari-themed Parties

Following the dress code is a social manner.

Christmas parties, may it be hosted by your company, your clan or a comrade, turn out to be merrier (and more Instagam-worthy) when guests join the fun of dressing up according to the prescribed party outfit. Equally significant to the merriment, following the dress code is a social manner.

What if this year, the invitation states “Safari Night”, “Christmas in the Wild”, or “African Christmas”?  Here is a three-look style guide to mingle!

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It was indeed a wild safari night Christmas! Davao Bloggers Society (DBS) during the Safari Night Christmas Party 2018. The 2018-2020 Officers (chairs in front) with the official members, brand partner representatives and exclusively invited guests.

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Safari Christmas details from the three events featured on this Style post. (Clockwise) A safari-inspired table centerpiece, DBS Safari Christmas Party 2018. A bite-size party appetizer on a leaf-shaped plate, SM Lanang Premier (SMLP) Christmas Tree Lighting 2019. A hunter’s meaty bag for the Christmas dinner – Bone in Ham, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Christmas Tree Lighting 2019


SAFARI LOOK 1

Wear the Palette|The SM Lanang Premier “Christmas Wonders in the Wild” Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

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A safari style color palette for your reference.


The colors in the safari style palette are easy to mix and match. These colors exude both manliness and the flora and fauna of the wilderness. Before going to shops just to buy a new piece for the party, skim through your closet first. You might already own one or even all the pieces with the safari colors that you can work on in achieving a fitting look for the party.

ABOUT THE LOOK: This is a Preppy Metro-Casual outfit. A smart casual look consists of a golden brown knitted polo and a green chino with light brown plaid pattern. Plaid suggests both the preppy and yuletide vibe. Knit is an opportune fabric for the Christmas breeze. Complete the look with a black tasseled leather loafer. 

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Animal print Christmas balls adorn the 50-foot Christmas tree at the SM Lanang Premier atrium.

You are going to a party to mingle, right? Then start “mingling” by dressing up with such reason.

READ ALSO : SM LANANG PREMIER ARCTIC CHRISTMAS 2017



SAFARI LOOK 2

Wear the Persona | The Davao Bloggers Society “Let’s Get Wild” Safari Night Christmas Party 2018

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True to all other dress codes, identify a celebrity or influencer, a movie/ TV series character who looks good at wearing it. Or an occupation who is associated to the theme. Identify and wear not just the outfit but as well as the persona. Treat your look as a costume and strut it with the associated attitude.

ABOUT THE LOOK : This is a “Lux Tent Safari Dinner” attire. A semi-formal safari dinner look inspired from both a hunter and an affluent safari tourist. The all-white monochrome of the pair is accessorized with safari-colored scarf and a safari hat with plaid pattern. Fabric for the undershirt and polo is light cotton while the pants’ is made out from linen. Finish the look with a brown tasseled leather loafer and a just-came-from-the-safari-trip vibe of satisfaction.

Equally significant to the merriment, following the dress code is a social manner.



SAFARI LOOK 3

Wear the Print | The Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao “Bold and Bright Holidays” Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

Prints (and patterns) are loud details to show how good are you at following the prescribed party attire. There are prints which are synonymous to the motif. These can be considered as safe, easy and predictable choices. Just be that wearer who gives an extraordinary bearing to such prints. Stand out as you own it “not” the way everyone wearing the same print is doing.

ABOUT THE LOOK : Here is a “Classique Leopard” garb. A cocktail night look with the classic animal print long sleeve. The shirt is purposely unbuttoned for a seductive play of the print. The pair is a complementing light brown pants with a high waist cut for a more dapper stand. Climax the ensemble with a well-polished black tassel loafer.

 

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The 15-foot Christmas tree of Waterfront Davao is festooned with over 50 Moroccan lamps like these!

READ ALSO: “Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront” – A wedding and celebrations fair held every last weekend of May.

Explore also other animal prints like cheetah, snow leopard, jaguar, zebra, tiger, clouded leopard, margay, ocelot, spotted hyena, striped hyena, African wild dog, constrictor snake, giraffe or monkey.


There are ways to pull off a “de rigueur“ outfit without spending much. Know the elements of the motif. These are the palettes, prints and persons associated to the theme. Be creative. Strut your look as it is your own style. Ultimately, enjoy being a true merrymaker with a substance and social manner as you party!

You are going to a party to mingle, right? Then start “mingling” by dressing up with such reason. And remember, Christmas socials should get wilder every year. Merry Christmas! 

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The Ateneo de Davao University Chorale, SM Lanang Premier (SMLP) Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

5 Types of Books Salespeople Can Buy Cheaper at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Never ever judge a book by its price.

The syllabus of the Selling profession warrants more than just the art (and science) of closing deals. It includes elective subjects which are helpful for both before and after signing the purchase contract.

Learning about these subjects does not require admission to any university  though. You can use some of the 7% of your income which you allotted for  continuous education, to own books which help you earn more commissions. Get more value of such budget when you shop 50% – 90% cheaper books at the biggest book sale in the world. 

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale specializes in providing the widest selection of books at the lowest possible prices. The Sale offers brand new English books at 50% – 90% off recommended retail price, with the primary aim to instill reading habits by providing readers access to affordable quality books.

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With over 150,000 people in attendance last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is coming back to Davao:

21 November – 2 December 2019 | 24 hours Open | Admission is FREE | Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove, Lanang | Books at 50% – 90% OFF

The Sale has toured across cities in Malaysia and abroad to South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Pakistan, and the Philippines, with no plans to stop spreading the love of reading and changing the world one book at a time.

Here are 5 types of books you can own cheaper aside from Sales and Marketing Books, when the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale visits your sales territory:

*Sales and Marketing books are found at the “Businesses and Economics” section of the Non-Fiction corner inside the venue.

1. CRIME NOVELS. When you sell, you convince the prospect, right? How about reading how a killer “convinces” everybody else that he is innocent?  

READ : Subtle Sales Strategies From Reading Crime Novels 

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“We are all criminals varied in grave and escape plans.” Look for this section at the Big Bad Wold Book Sale!

2. FINANCE.  The acme of a successful Closer is being the CEO of their own company. That journey mandates mastery in handling money and resources. This subject also helps you when facilitating your prospect’s buying decision.

3. SELF-HELP/ MOTIVATIONAL. Closers are self-starters who love instructions. Own books that you can revisit when a crisis haunts. Hoard these genres. 

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4. PSYCHOLOGY. Buying is a tricky human behavior. It is powerful when you know how to dissect a prospect, neurons by neurons from the moment you meet them to the moment of their final decision. And at rare but real instances, when they change their mind post-sales.

5. LEGAL/ HISTORY. Every purchase requires documentation. Legal terminologies, phraseologies and exemplary cases of law interpretation are not harmful to be knowledgeable at.

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Knowing enough about subjects relevant to the Selling profession enhances confidence. This then makes your prospect confident to own a purchase with you. Books are your confidence pills. And just a reminder, never ever judge any book by its price.

C35DE882-912F-4CD3-BC06-CD78D3A02B1BWith over 150,000 people in attendance last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is coming back to Davao:

21 November – 2 December 2019 | 24 hours Open | Admission is FREE | Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove, Lanang | Books at 50% – 90% OFF


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Seagate Levels Up How You Should Store Digitized Work Files and Personal Data

We are in a highly data-interacting life. Level up!

The corporate operations from the entire enterprise level down to the individual personnel, relentlessly gather, create new, bank and recover data. In the sales team for example, the account man gathers the prospect’s contact information, stores the contact data whether or not an offer is purchased or adds an entry to the database of owners when a purchase is made. Then, revisits these data for performance evaluation and after sales needs.

Office desktops and company-issued or personally-bought laptops and USBs have their respective storage limitations. Online storage options have their own connectivity requirements. As a matter of fact, during the past half of the year, our office desktop was reformatted three times already due to limited storage capacity. These episodes have massively clogged the operations. The staff from the corporate information technology group advised us to delete some data. But those data are all significant. 

Tangent from data pertinent to work, the photos and videos for the exciting online life on social media, saved-for-later watchlist, playlist, games and ebooks, share the storage space. These are of equal values because these neutralize us for sanity. These data are significant. These data, your digitized work files and personal contents warrant you to level-up how they are being handled in this highly data-interacting life.


A world leader in data solutions, Seagate Technology PLC, spreads its portfolio with several new models including new solid state drive (SSD) offerings. These empower users to efficiently manage data at home, in the office or on-the-go.

Seagate’s Portable External Hard Drives

BACKUP PLUS ULTRA TOUCH

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The Backup Plus Ultra Touch has a woven fabric texture design.

Either at 1TB or 2TB models, it possesses class from its exterior design to its internal capacities. It has a woven fabric texture on the outside and USB 3.0 and USB C able, with premium features including automatic backup with multi-device folder sync and password protection with hardware encryption. Bundles with a complementary 2-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and a 3-year warranty.

BACKUP PLUS SLIM AND BACKUP PLUS PORTABLE

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Stellar aluminum colors to choose from.

“Slim” at 1TB or 2TB capacities or “Portable” at 4TB or 5TB capacities, both outfitted with lustrous aluminum finishes and offer automatic back up. Both works with Mac or PC at exFAT, no need to install driver, USB 3.0 able. Purchase includes a complimentary 2-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and a 3-year warranty.

LACIE MOBILE DRIVE

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The LaCie Mobile Drive in moon silver, diamond-cut, full metal design.

Along with it’s massive storage capacity of 1-2TB (Slim) or 4-5TB, owning it bundles with a 1-month FREE subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan. It also has a 2-year warranty. This allows you to level up your data storage with style through its moon silver, diamond-cut, full metal design.

“Today’s digital world impacts businesses and consumers globally. Companies are increasing digitization and consumers are embracing personalized, real-time data interactions. With these changes come higher expectations for managing data.” -Jeff Fochtman, Vice President of Marketing, Seagate

Solid State Drives For Personal and Organizational Usage

IRONWOLF 110 SATA SSD

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IronWolf 110 boasts a 24/7 always-on work ethic that offers up to 3.84TB capacities

The world’s first purpose-built Network Attached Storage (NAS) SSD, designed with enterprise-level endurance and reliability. It has the ability to access, share and backup files from early anywhere and boasts a 24/7 always-on work ethic that offers up to 3.84TB capacities. Its Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite technology helps accelerate reads and writes, extends the life of the flash and provides up to 7000 TBE on the 3.84TB-capacity drive. Purchase includes a 5-year warranty and 2-year data recovery support.

BARRACUDA 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD

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It is everything you love about the BarraCuda brand, now in an M.2 form factor.

Ideal for the consummate multitasker and performance seeker, it features next-level speed for accelerating applications, with an ultra-small form factor for ultra-thin laptops, mini-PCs and desktops. It is everything you love about the BarraCuda brand, now in an M.2 form factor. It features Seagate’s SeaTools SSD GUI dashboard for easy data management and a 5-year warranty.

Upping the Game: FIRECUDA 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD

In this E-sports and live-stream era, you need to level up as you require more speed. The FireCuda 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD delivers blazing performance with intense read an write speeds for the ultimate gaming experience. It’s crisp 4K video processing nd high IOPS allows gamers to run multiple simultaneous video streams and programs – crucial for gameplay recording and streaming. Plus, it’s ultra-small M.2 2280 form factor means you can beef up just about any size system – be it a laptop, mini PC or desktop. It features Seagate’s SeaTools SSD GUI dashboard for easy data management and a 5-year warranty.


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Such a stylish yet spacious storage device! The LaCie Mobile Drive. Level-up!

 

Valuable data should be treasured and guarded. These data are in fact expected to multiply according to our widening interests. Thus, spacious, dependable and stylish storage solutions are imperative to a successful “data-ful” corporate and personal life. Level up!

Better Life at Work Awaits with SHARP Revolutionary Products

SHARP, over 37 years of continuous mission in providing better life for everyone, from your home and now even at work.

With firm commitment of introducing quality and innovation, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) realizes the importance  of technology-competent office appliances in driving more company sales. The brand launches revolutionary products for a better life while at work.

Business Solutions For Better Office Life

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SHARP acquires Toshiba Dynabook and will finally be introduced in the Philippine market.

Sharp launches their new set of B2B AQUOS TV, which are perfect for signage in retail and product AV (Audio Visual) presentations in the office.

Professional LCD is available in the following models:

All-in-one Display

A professional LCD display monitor with built-in SoC (system on a chip) technology for versatile digital signage solutions.

4K B2B AQUOS

A 4K resolution digital display monitor built for eye-catching signage.

Nothing could basically make a better life at work possible than using work appliances updated with today’s technology. You are not left out. You are not just as sharp as being on time for the deadline. You are in fact as sharp as being the one leading the pack.

VIDEOWALL

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SHARP BIG PAD

An Interactive display monitor that can be a smart and a powerful partner to boost your collaboration in business meeting.

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Will surely have a lot of new accounts using this. I want!

Additionally, Sharp acquires Toshiba Dynabook and will finally be introduced in the Philippine market.

“AQUOS 8K LED TV already has significant success cases in Japan making society better – to use in medical, security and education field.  It is expected to enhance mutual-industry possibilities in Philippines as well.” Scroll down for more about the 8K LED TV technology and new SHARP Entertainment appliances. 

 

Innovative Appliances for Better Life Inside and Outside the Office

Sharp also releases quality products for Clean & Comfort, Entertainment and Health & Beauty.

Clean & Comfort

 

Filipinos really give importance to hygiene and comfort. A belief which practice’s starts at home. The cleaner your house is, the better will be the kind of lifestyle that you get to spend wherever you may be. For this reason, SPC releases the following products: Vacuum cleaner, AIoT J-Tech inverter, and PCI, which are recommended for homes, but also in hospitals, schools, offices and other industry.

Entertainment Solution

Under the vision, Changing the World with 8K, SHARP, an 8K Technology pioneer finally starts selling 8K LED TV for Filipino market.  

Starting its 8K related R&D in 2009, the world’s first 8K display launched in 2011, consequently the world’s first 8K LED TV (1st generation) was launched in Japan, China, and Europe in 2017.  For the Filipino market, this will be SHARP 2nd generation 8K TV (8T-C80/70/60AX1). With this advanced technology, SPC surely retained its standing as the country’s most innovative appliance brand.

With the 8K LED TV impressive features, the viewing experience of every Filipino household will surely level up. In fact, with the 8K AI Revelation Engine, the current contents are analyzed and up-converted up to 8K picture quality, resulting in clear, high definition videos. It has SHARP’s original panel with IGZO, an extremely high resolution with around 33 million pixels, delivering crystal clear images.

AQUOS 8K LED TV already has significant success cases in Japan making society better – to use in medical, security and education field.  It is expected to enhance mutual-industry possibilities in Philippines as well.

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Aside from their AQUOS 8K TV, Sharp proudly offers their newest audio category, which expands customers’ viewing experience. AQUOS Sound Partner offers you ear-free and hands-free personal audio.  SS1 is suitable for enjoying music while being alert of your surrounding and SX7 is to add some more immersive experience by acoustic vibration system.

Health & Beauty

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Sharp introduces its new line up for beauty appliances: Hair Iron, Blower, Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster feature

SPC understands the ever-evolving consumers’ demands on health and beauty, thus offering customized products to meet their needs and objectives, providing fast, cost-effective solutions. After all, we all feel better when we feel beautiful and or vice versa.

For health section, Helsio Hotcook, focuses on health and convenience. SPC believes that healthy eating gives you much-needed energy all day, resulting to a more progressive lifestyle. Moreover, this promotes healthy cooking, which will surely help you on your food preparations.

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Vacuum blender minimizes oxidation, retains vitamins and minerals of fruit and vegetables, making it perfect for health conscious Filipinos. Moreover, the steam water oven will also be available in local market.

For beauty section, Sharp introduces its new line up for beauty appliances: Hair Iron, Blower, Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster feature that lessens the dirt and prevent hair damage. Scalp massager reduce the sebum that causes dry scalp.

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Sharp Philippines Corporation executives with product ambassadors at the Business Solutions Booth during the launching event, July 2, 2019, Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom

Work consumes a large slice of our 24-hour life. This suggests that in order to live a better life, you should see to it that you have a better life while at work. Nothing could basically make a better life at work possible than using work appliances updated with today’s technology. You are not left out. You are not just as sharp as being on time for the deadline. You are in fact as sharp as being the one leading the pack. Sharp knows this for over 37 years of continuous mission in providing better life for everyone, from your home and now even at work.

With this (8K TV) advanced technology, SPC surely retained its standing as the country’s most innovative appliance brand.

Three Traits I Learned From Dad That Made Selling Easier

Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Whether or not you have that “ideal” relationship with your father, it is undeniable that we are greatly influenced with their qualities. 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 thrive 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 is now well-paid in his job or an acquaintance from the neighborhood he believes who is going to be big in time. 

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 as weak during a boozing session. These all made him appear tough as a father to me. These made me respect him even 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 (to recognize what is the correct) and that does not make you less of a respectable and competent  professional. Be “You” on the sales table. Be more of 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 that it always warms up my prospect everytime. Humans just love being hooked in a storyline. This made me realize how persuasive one can 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 a salesman. Dad is a seafarer. A thoughtful  father who catches up from the 9 long months of being away from us, every time he is signed-off from his nautical contract. Happy Father’s Day also to your dad, may you be so like him or just a little bit.