THOUGHTS: GRAB PEOPLE’S ATTENTION IN MEETINGS


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1. Tell everyone what’s the meeting all about. 

You may dropped a hint when you scheduled the meeting, but remember that you pulled them out of their desks and work to be there. Most of them are in ‘What’s in it for me?’ mindset, so tell them why they are there and what purpose do they serve or what you are asking from them and what they can contribute.

2. Encourage Positivity

Always start the meeting with a positive note. When a meeting starts with whining, complaining and arguments, yo may as well be sure that you won’t be able to get things done, or whatever the purpose of the meeting was. You may start asking what their accomplishment are for their department, may it be big or small.

3. Share a Surprising Statistic or Quote

that’ll get their attention. The numbers may be sour such as, ‘We loss a market share of 60%’. Everyone in the room will now think of that number and instantly want to do something about it. What they wish to do about it, or what suggestion, or comment they have on a particular project or a strategy.

4. Tell a story

It will lighten the mood, it won’t be too serious and everyone wants a good story. But do make sure that the story relates to the goal of the meeting. It may instill a lesson or make people laugh.

EVERYDAY: AFTERNOON WITH THE PRESIDENT


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I guess this shouldn’t be under the ‘everyday’ category as this doesn’t happen everyday. So, meet our President, the President and CEO of Bank of Commerce, Roberto Benares. We were all lucky to be graced by his presence. 😀

EVERYDAY: THE GREAT DIVIDE


The disparity among the Operations and the Marketing Team cannot be kept any longer.
Issues, Faults and Concerns have been raised due to the increasing gap between the two teams.

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This afternoon gathered all the Operations Officer, Marketing Officer and the Branch Managers.
The ties have been broken. We are called upon to settle our differences.

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Budget has been released. Exceptions and Deviations resolved.
Praying for a prosperous and a bountiful 6 months ahead.

EVERDAY: NAC becomes BMO


Whether you love your job or not, it becomes an integral part of your daily life.
You spend 5 or 6 days of your week at work, 8 hours a day.
So no matter what happens, it’s the people that you work with that becomes the tooth in your mouth.
When it’s gone, your tongue keeps on revisiting where the tooth once was.

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Another colleague left work last Monday. She’s been a New Accounts for 7 years.
And she will now be training to become a Marketing Officer just like I am.

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Well, it sucks damn hard to have a sales quota but you’ll get by.
You’ll learn a lot; courage, persistence, commitment and determination.

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Goodluck, Buntis!

LEARN / THOUGHTS: DO’S & DONT’S IN LINKEDIN


I stumbled upon this article 10 minutes prior this. If you are familiar with linked in, it’s a a social network for job seekers. And with a very tight competition nowadays, we have to prepare for the battle at all times.

I’ll share you an article from Business Insider.

DO’S AND DON’TS IN LINKEDIN

This should really be helpful.

And if you still don’t have an account, create one now!