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The tweet you saw above will serve important lessons (or reminders?) for many brands now and in the future. Know your customers (KYC) – If there’s one thing the Filipino customer will complain about – it’s the quality of connectivity in this country. A single day on any of the telcos’ social pages will tell...
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“Your network is your net worth” is one of my favorite quotes to say whenever I’m doing talks to colleges and companies. Networking leads to new connections, that can lead to clients, new business opportunities, mentorships and more. Here are seven tips to make you think you’re networking and believe you’re connecting people. LinkedIn activity...
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Have you heard about the “Elevator Pitch”? It’s a 30 second answer to the “What would you do?” question. It’s so used widely because delivering it should take you the length of an entire elevator ride. This is the way I’ve pitched first time to everyone to get to that very important sit-down meeting with...
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What’s a logo? You see it everywhere and every time on everything. Logos leave a lasting impression that identifies to your brand. It is a symbol that form the center of your brand’s visual identity as a whole. Logo is short for “Logotype, from the Greek word logos and typos (word imprint). Working with my...
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I keep talking about how important branding is and here’s what I learned being so brand conscious myself as a kid growing up due to 3 things: 1. Family influence 2. Peer Pressure studying in a private school and 3. Marketing influence (TV, Billboards, Magazine). So many people tend to buy brand names no matter...
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Let’s all admit it. We’re all hypocrites in our own way which we’ll never admit publicly. Sometimes we are that guy protesting capitalism with a megaphone purchased from SM or Lazada. Sometimes we are that girl who tweets viral posts on income inequality using a cellphone made by underpaid workers in a third world country....
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I’ll tell you this, and I learned this the HARD WAY: It’s always a smart idea to protect your business and yourself with a contract in play before you begin being on a retainer or before you even start working on a project. There have been a lot of cases where I worked my ass...
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We’ve been there before. That jittery unsure feeling of what to say to your boss, those sleepless nights trying to compose that message or short speech on why you should be given a raise that you think that you deserve after serving for a certain period of time. As being both a paid employee and...
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Appearing successful for others to see and envy on social media with material possessions that give short term happiness or validation = FAKE HAPPINESS and the OLD STATUS SYMBOL Don’t be fooled. Real happiness is FREEDOM. TIME freedom, LOCATION freedom & FINANCIAL freedom. FREEDOM & HEALTH are the REAL STATUS SYMBOL of REAL HAPPINESS. Here’s...
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Have you ever been offered a job, bought a car or a house? If you have, then you must have had the opportunity to negotiate. Sharpening your negotiation skills will benefit you and your business significantly. I negotiated one of my business from being acquired for 60% of what I was asking, to 100%. I’m...
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Becoming more valuable gradually happens over time. I’ve been there myself. I remember my first gig where I was being paid just a little over minimum wage as a consultant back in 2008 to now where I can command way more than that just for my time and thoughts in certain businesses. What I can...
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