Refashion your Work Phone | An Iconic Slide to More Sales

Every phone call’s powerful connection is a prelude to your latest winning. This winning warrants a handset with the affinity of an iconic durability and design, trend-opportune updates and an affordable value. Do you really deserve a reloaded work phone? It depends.

Communication via phone is a vital medium in corporate dealings. You phone call the leads to start probing. Then, you call a qualified prospect to set an appointment. Even on after sales concerns, a phone call is the most convenient way to sustain the relationship. Also, when that happy owner refers a list of red leads, you swiftly grab “that” phone to start calling. Not your personal phone, but the “second phone”.

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The phone you use for work. Your business mobile, your work phone or second phone, no matter how you call it, it is that handset which is more of a livelihood tool than an entertainment gizmo.

The real-time exchange of reactions through phone call is by far, the most effective way of bridging distance for a business to escalate. Fact is, even with today’s digital communication media like email or chat, a phone call is still the trusted golden mean to slide your pitch to a close.

OWN YOUR “OWN” WORK PHONE

Even if the company issues a work phone for you, investing for your “own” business mobile is a career choice that gives you a windfall. Remember that a company-issued phone is just a borrowed asset from your recent company. This will still end up on their management whenever there is a better opportunity for you someday elsewhere. Your work phone, with the contacts in it is a chest of your treasured business linkages.

Owning your own work phone does not have to be as expensive as owning your personal phone. Let us agree that this handset is in fact a “working” phone. It is as at heavy duty as your passion to close more deals. Apart from a frugal cost, your corporate phone has to be durable with features and functionality relevant to the technological trends of the recent business world.

YOU DESERVE A RELOADED BUSINESS MOBILE

Nokia, the creator of our immortal phones refashions its 8110. The mobile phone which was inherently designed for the business market in 1996, is reloaded with the 4G connectivity making it the latest smartphone among Nokia mobile’s “Originals”.

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Nokia 8110 (1996) : A mobile phone. By krystof.k (Twitter) & nmuseum – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11059986
THE ICONIC CORPORATE SLIDE 

The 8110 (2018) possesses exactly the iconic design that slid a lot of new accounts for businessmen-owners 22 years ago. A bearer of nostalgic winning in every slide.

 

 

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8110 4G Dual Sim (2018) : Slide keypad cover to answer and end calls. It also has the addictive helicopter-style spin on axis.

The curved handset grants both comfort and control both when held or when placed in your pocket. Stand out not just in the sales ranking but also in your business mobile’s design.

CLEARER CALLS, FASTER DOWNLOAD SPEEDS, LONGER BATTERY LIFE

Designed with Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, 8110 4G owners who are expectedly the millennial-businesspersons, can economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). This feature also provides multiple days of battery life, faster download speeds for on-demand content including music and videos (https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2017/03/20/qualcomm-205-mobile-platform-brings-4g-connectivity-more-people-more-places).

Built with VoLTE Calling, call quality is superior with up to three times as much data as 3G and up to six times as much as 2G, making it easier to make out not only what the person on the other end of the line is saying, but also their tone of voice. Essentially it’s an HD voice call and it’s a much richer experience over all (https://www.4g.co.uk/what-is-volte/).

The real-time exchange of reactions through phone call is by far, the most effective way of bridging distance for a business to escalate.

APP STORE ACCESS, WI-FI AND TETHERING ABILITY

8110 4G owners can receive emails, import contacts and sync calendar with Outlook and Gmail. Favorite apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter could also be downloaded. The reloaded 8110 can also tether up to 10 other devices which makes your team’s teleconferencing calls possible.

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The dual sim feature means wider reach of prospects to call at a lesser cost. A telco agnostic line is a downright tip to widen more your sales network.

A REASONABLE TAG FOR THE MILLENNIALS 

The iconic design plus all the updated twitches does not have to be too pricey. In fact, it is priced low at 3,990 PhP. It is available at authorized re-sellers and in Nokia stores in the Philippines starting MAY 14, 2018. Own it at either in Traditional Black or Banana Yellow. You can now also own all other Nokia phones through Lazada Philippines.


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HMD Global Philippines, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets introduces its latest line-up of Nokia phones—the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G.


imageCorporate telecommunication has evolved from pagers and telefacsimile to sending emails and video chats. Despite being in the middle of such continuum,  the telephone, which also had improved to mobile phones to now the smartphones, at its simplest essence, is held by any owner because of its power to connect a caller with a genuine human voice wherever, whenever.

Every phone call’s powerful connection is a prelude to your latest winning. This winning warrants a handset with the affinity of an iconic durability and design, trend-opportune updates and an affordable value. Do you really deserve a reloaded work phone? It depends.

It depends if you really want a slide to more sales.

 

 

HOBO CODES | Plantation Life at Hijo Resorts Davao

A vast playground every hardworking Yuppie deserves for rest, active lifestyle and leisure.  

If you have been really working hard, I am certain that by now, in this coexistent life of the online and offline you, you already have acquired that skill of gleaning unique, instagrammable yet reasonable getaway to achieve a work-life harmony.

Weekends at a Plantation, Have you tried? How is it living inside the breathing banana plantation of Hijo Resorts Davao?

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An hour shuttle ride from Davao City, Hijo Resorts Davao is a tourism estate in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Besides the robustly functioning 177-hectare banana plantation, the expanse also stretches through a 92-hectare coconut plantation, 60-hectare forest and 4.5-kilometer river.

 

 

Indeed, such a vast playground every hardworking Yuppie deserves for rest, active lifestyle and leisure.


YOGA AT THE HEART OF DAVAO GULF

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This is the most relaxing thing I tried here. Tuned up my soul, enjoying the resort just light and slow. Taking in, breathing out as naturally rhythmic as it should be. Tea after or a short dip at the infinity pool. Absolute relaxation on the first morning.


BANANA PLANTATION TO BANANA DESSERTS

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The guided tour inside the banana packing house is one of the “only in Hijo” memories. Bananas are picked and transported manually to the packing house. Then, are checked for export quality, packed and loaded directly to the refrigerated trucks waiting at the tail of the packing cascade. All, in less than four hours.

Hijo is the first Philippine-based grower to export Cavendish banana in Japan. Impressively, you too are assured that every banana served while staying here is of same universal quality. Try some of the banana and coco sugar made desserts served at the Banana Beach restaurant after the plantation tour.

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MORNINGS AT THE PLANTATION HOUSE

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Plantation House Pool

You may choose either the breezy ecstasy of the Banana Beach Casitas or the American colonial embrace of the Tuason Family’s ancestral house – the Plantation House. Every morning is just serene here. You are woke up with the chirping of the birds. Grab a book. Get a cup of coffee and ask some coco sugar. The poolside is the spot.

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The interiors from the lanai to the rooms are adorned with paintings from the famous artist Kublai Milan. These are pieces depicting the merry living of Mindanao tribes like Maranao and Bagobo.

 

 

The complementary toiletries are all organic, fresh from Hijo’s farm. You are asked to choose which bath soap you would love to use during your stay, choices derived from the various parts of a coconut.


FOREST TOUR WITH “DUYDUY” AND FRIENDS

Such a paradise for ecologic coalescence, Hijo actually preserves an endemic family of monkeys. Along with local wild boars, these natural inhabitants inside Hijo estate are considered part of the hospitality team. Stop over at the Monkey avenue and take a photo with “Duy-duy” and friends. He snubbed me at first try.

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TRIBAL CUISINES AFTER THE RIVER CRUISE

You appreciate topography on a different angle when you behold it from a body of water. This is what this experience taught me. After several tours through wheels, I only had the whole virtual map of the resort clearly displayed on my spatial memory during the river cruise. You have to experience that too.

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Just after the peaceful cruise through the Madaum river, break the day to halves with a Halal lunch spread at The Spot. I have always been an evangelist for Pinoy local food and Tribal cuisines. The spectrum of palate memories from the Kalagan and Mandaya cuisines is actually the most memorable for me. The Ipasagan Pagkalagan na Manok has a taste that lingers.

 


We have all been tired from work. But not all have truly rested from that exhaustion. How rested are you?

The plantation life is easy yet fun. It is light yet satiates.


 

 

 

Book a life here https://www.hijoresortsdavao.com/ 

 

 

 

Do not pitch the entire benefits : 3 Reasons Why

If you could help the prospect own the solution to their problem within the shortest time possible, why would you (both) choose to prolong it?

Always create a clear mental picture of what is the “now” of your prospect. Determine which they enjoy and which they want to upgrade. When you have garnered those information, your next goal is not just to give a compelling pitch that positions your offer as the solution. But a concise, customized, compelling pitch. This literally means that you don’t necessarily spill all the available benefits during your presentation. Why? Consider these.

1. To excite the prospect to ask for more.

There is no such prospect who loves ALL the benefits of your offer. It is your art to identify which among the features would excite their purchase. When they ask more about a specific benefit, listen intently. This is when questions give you advantage to identify what is it that they truly want. Apart from this encourages interaction, this also helps you to focus which benefit they want to be involved with deeper. Pitch that so well. Sprinkle your tools of the trade like fact-benefit close and third party stories. Then, Ask for the sale.

Closing a deal is a time-pressured exam. It is not an enumeration. It is an identification type. Turn that out to be your advantage.

2. To value both the prospect’s and your time.

Closers know the difference between a “fastened” pitch from a “hurried” pitch. Surely, we can all shorten the presentation. However, it takes practice and sharp judgement to master which benefits to retain and which to reserve for a specific prospect. This falls us back to consider first the mental picture of your prospect’s NOW.

3. To BOTH win the negotiation.

Reserve 2-7 benefits as currency of concessions in case for a bloody back end fight. Lowering the offer should be the last thing to do. List those benefits as elements of surprise as you negotiate. Surprises close deals.

Closing a deal is a time-pressured exam. It is not an enumeration. It is an identification type. Turn that out to be your advantage. If you could help the prospect own the solution to their problem within the shortest time possible, why would you (both) choose to prolong it? Filter the benefits. Don’t waste your time. Don’t waste that deal.

Five-star Office Space for the more “business-ready” Davao | Skynora Corp

Statistically and spatially, Davao City now coddles a more corporate society. The question now is, HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR OFFICE TO LOOK LIKE?

Keeping clients is as important as creating new clients. This is why having a space for the after-sales care activities is essential. No matter how “online” corporate mechanisms are done these recent years, you are “in” the market when you have an offline facility you and your empire could call as your “church of loyalty”.

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May it be a single desk where your partners could air out their clamor or a private office where they can tag along a referral, an office facility is where they feel that they are heard. Not at the cafe nor via phone, neither on a chat box. You and your client deserve an office. And Skynora Corporation wants that office to be haute. May your company be a start-up or a unicorn, Skynora’s premium space and services help maximize the client’s benefits and minimize the cost at the same time.

 


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Best for IT-BPO companies, the seat leasing services and rental options save yourself from the hassle of legal papers.

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Ideal for satellite office inclusive of internet, pantry access, meeting room and boardroom access and lounge. Mailbox and parking available for lease.

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Biggest in Davao with over 150 seats on monthly or daily rate. Meeting room, conference room, pantry, coffee bar and multipurpose room are available.


Not at the cafe nor via phone, neither on a chat box. You and your client deserve an office.

Existing in the marketplace is not just having a Linked-in, a Facebook page or a website. An office will always be an imperative to assure the consumers that you will always be there to hear them physically. A part of the criteria to be called a reputable competitor if not a market leader,  in the corporate world.

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SOURCE: THRIVING WORKSPACES : An Overview of Davao City’s Office Space Market by Prime Philippines, November 30,2017, Volume 1, Issue 4, Page 6

Statistically and spatially, Davao City now coddles a more corporate society. The question now is, HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR OFFICE TO LOOK LIKE?

HOW?

Book an office space tour now. (+63) 082-287-5761 I www.skynora.com 

The usual Barber Chair to an All-IN Grooming Throne in Davao| Your CHOIce

Your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself.

Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek?

A decisive man knows this so well – the demand to be a “better him” surges as he set a loftier goal after every achievement. The exhaustion from these efforts no matter how smooth we may execute it, takes a toll on our look. THAT LOOK which whether we like it or not, becomes a suffix to our honorable name. An appeal which becomes part of our reputation. This is when you realize that you have to be thoughtful to the emperor himself. Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek? It is your CHOIce.

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My Choice : The usual barber chair to an all-in grooming throne

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Climbing up the corporate ladder demands sleekness. I always value both the credible first impression appearance and the winning presence of a won negotiation. Prospects crave for “that look” during the meet and greet while colleagues (competitors most of the time) capture that smirk the moment another lucrative deal is closed.

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Exists only for the gents who always give all-in to his craft, CHOI provides an all-in grooming service every barber appointment you make. If you are used to settle that a cut ends with a blow-dry, your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself. The CHOI experience bundles a relaxing massage and hot towel to the trivial barber routine, which revitalizes your zeal to success instantly after that last soothing wipe of lukewarm towel. The moment you look back at yourself in the mirror, you see a more vivid greatness in you.

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Ever since my first CHOI Cut, I have always been assured that pampering myself is something I can now doubt-free delegate. A semi-monthly appointment with your CHOI barber is a reinvigorating part of your work-life ratio. This propels the emperor in you to keep growing your empire.

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Planning to reserve a Barber’s Chair? No!

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That is the premium CHOIce.  

(082) 327 3153 I custexperience.choibarbers@gmail.com I FB: @choibarbersph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blazers for Balls | One is Velvet. One is Plaid

For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations.

V-neck tees for casual wear. Blazers for eveningwear.

What makes a blazer such a go-to wear piece for evening events is, you don’t have to be tied with the prescribed pair trousers (compared to suit). For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations, still owning that dashing dapper presence. You can’t be more frugal too of just simply using those smart slacks you are wearing at work to pair a well chosen blazer.

One is Velvet.

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For Black tie evening functions, every man is expected to clad the usual black blazer jackets or the all black suit. You are a dapper! Thus, Intend to wear one which stands out on details. The illustrious, Velvet.

Velvet to begin with, is such a luxurious textile to wear. But what makes a dapper sold to this as a gala wear is, the sheeny pattern when light kisses its smooth surface. Especially when it has embossed pattern (Brocade), Velvet definitely fortifies that the man behind it has a styling bar higher among the men at the gathering.

One is Plaid.

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As boggling as how it is to be read \plad\ to how it is spelled p-l-a-i-d, refrain wearing this kind of pattern when you are about to pitch simply because of the strategic reason to not destruct your listeners’ visual focus. That exact fact of not wearing this at work is the very reason why it is a surefire hit to wear this on corporate occasions. Plaid is such a perfect pattern to exude a retro debonair presence. It is an epitome of vintage elegance.

The Christmas parties of 1969 were filled with plaid wear pieces, both the bold and the fine details (Got this from Mad Men). For a retro themed gathering, revitalizing the plaid pattern is a such a modish choice. Among the types of plaid, The Price of Wales plaid is for me, has the most sophisticated appeal. The interlacing pinstripes which create the box patterns surely turn heads.



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Never disregard the effect of a sharply folded handkerchief at the breast pocket. A Shawl lapel is the best choice when you want to accentuate those shoulders and enhance that V-shaped stand. Get a sleek haircut-hairstyle of course. PHOTOGRAPHY: Jazzsayings, La Vie Photography, Wonologues

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Own a pair of collar sticks. You need those to stiffen the collar until the after-party. The plain maroon tie-pocket hankie pair (the colors should be the same) and the gray pants, stimulate the eyes to trace more the orange and blue pinstripes creating the plaid. PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Mae Joson, Lito Sy Photography

 

It is not a question anymore why you would add the blazer jackets in your styling artillery. The more pressing question now is, Which would you wear for the next social function? One which is Velvet? One which is Plaid?

Own more blazers as you own more V-neck tees.

Men’s Dandy Pieces for this Season’s Corporate Events : The RajoMan Holiday Collection

Wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry. 

 

 

There are clothes we own for the daily corporate dealings. There are also drapes we invest for the annual corporate events. May it be dressing up for your moment on stage being the top Closer of the year, or simply being a stand-out as you enjoy networking with the associates, Rajo Laurel’s 2017 Holiday Collection has just everything you want to wear on this season of social gatherings.

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Dubbed as “When I was 5”, festive colors, lavish fabrics and finishes of brilliant bead-work and enchanting embroidery define this year’s RajoMan Holiday Collection.

“We decided to call it “When I was 5″ because essentially my first memory of fashion was, I was with my parents at a party. I saw this lovely girl and for some strange reasons I was so attracted to her. I think she was a friend of my mom and she was dancing. And I asked her (as a five years old), are you wearing Tafetta? It was weird like she asked me what a 5 year old boy knows about what a Tafetta is. That’s what I remember. What I remember was the sound of the Tafetta when it was moving.” -Rajo Laurel


 

 

 

 

Bright jewel tones of deep plums, blissful blushes and luxurious blues dominate the collection with touches of sparkling golds and silvers.

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These “When I was 5” wardrobe made from luxurious fabrics such as tafetta, crepe and gazaar are just perfect garb for any Holiday junkets.

As you celebrate the year-end victory of being the best in your field, remember to wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry.


These pieces are of limited pieces per style. Reserve yours at houseoflaurel@gmail.com .