It’s been a while since I last posted an entry. I think the recent was my take on Manny Pangilinan’s “borrowed” speech, which to me is more than the issue of the PLDT-Smart guy or his speechwriter. It’s about being Filipino.
But because of this entry, I was able to get the attention of Entrepreneur.com.ph, which scheduled an appointment with me originally to have an interview on Speech Writing as a full-time or part-time business.
It turned out that Gil Garcia, one of the best interviewers I’ve had recently, went beyond the speech writing conversation. It has become a full-blown interview about my business.
But it’s cool. I told him that I have been targeting Entrepreneur Magazine for the longest time and all it took was a simple “Speech Writing blog entry,” which by the way generated a lot of traffic for my website (because people searched for “manny pangilinan speech writer” in Google).
I will definitely publish whatever comes out from this interview.
Immediately after the interview, organizer of Manila International Book Fair dropped by my office. I’m very happy to be considered as a speaker during their event at SMX Mall of Asia. We will still have to iron out some details.
I also had a meeting with the HR bosses of Punongbayan and Araullo, a well-known accounting firm in the Philippines. We had our meeting in Starbucks of Greenbelt 1 and discussed some possible topics on their annual executive meeting in August.
It’s interesting to note that admittedly, they needed a motivational speaker, not really an entrepreneurship speaker but someone who can give a sort of motivation and inspiration for 100 delegates or more.
I’m pleasured to be considered to speak and it will be a great privilege for me to just do the two-hour speech in Bohol Beach Club. I will first have to send some videos of my recent talks.
Motivation in the workplace is something that we consistently need. It’s a like consumer goods. You have it today but soon you will need to get it from somewhere again. That’s why motivational speaker such as myself is getting more and more in demand in these times of struggle, bouncing back, and moving up to the next level.
On Tuesday, my production team and I went to Global News Network studio in Makati to do some “blocking” for my business television talk show Creative Business. I had to really put my hand on this, especially for the set. I wanted the show to be dynamic, energetic, and something unique.
If there’s anything, I really intend to make it globally competitive following global standards in quality. I don’t think there’s any other television program, cable or UHF, in the Philippines, which features CEOs and business owners only. Our program is exclusive for entrepreneurs and business owners only.
But we had a great time there. Come Friday, it was almost exactly what I envisioned it to be.
Two weeks ago, the owners and directors of DEI, a direct selling company here in the Philippines, came to my office for a business consulting. They needed a motivational speaker in their event (this is actually today!). I agreed and offered them some more help on how they can rebound in business.
DEI had some serious problems in the past and I really intend to help the owners rebuild it. I can see a very bright future ahead of this very young company. When you talk of passion, I think the owners only needed to find some creative ways to communicate their message across. That’s where I come in.
So we are starting with today’s motivation seminar on “Finding Your Meaning.” I think I have at least 50 people in the crowd later in the afternoon. I’m excited to meet these direct sellers.