I got into an orange ocean and found myself speaking before the sharks of Camella Homes during its Sales Kick off Rally. They are about to swim and eat their competitors alive having motivated and trained by the AIB Training where I had a pleasure to give a short motivational speech.
This is my first corporate speaking in 2010. Last year I ended with at least 100 speaking engagements, mostly corporate talks and training, too. I must admit I was excited because 2010 is telling me something—this year is certainly a better year for LLOYDLUNA.
It was Pocholo who got us all into this Camella training. Last December, he asked us to give a 20-minute speech to the partner-developers and sales people of Omniland and Invest and Own Realty during their Christmas party. Of course it’s a rare experience having motivational speakers during such event but we thought it would give them more reason to celebrate what they’ve accomplished in 2009.
Senate of the Philippines also asked me to give a two-hour inspirational speaking on excellence during their party and wow, it’s just amazing that we’re are modifying a bit how traditional Christmas parties are held. Somehow, it makes us feel we’re really revolutionizing something.
Back to last Friday’s affair, we actually checked in in Island Cove Thursday night. We had our dinner somewhere in Diosdado Macapagal Avenue and shopped for some midnight snacks. We got into Cavite’s finest resort between 10 and 11 p.m. It was an easy travel though.
Hotel wifi is on and so my Mac.
After taking some rests, we had a brainstorming session (I call it Crossfire) for Gilbert Remulla’s campaigh strategy. We’re helping him in his senatorial bid. I designed the logo and campaign marks.
In the morning, we had a very light breakfast while Camella sales people were doing their Tai-Chi. The one-hour session happened to extend up to at least two hours and my original speaking schedule was moved later in the afternoon. That’s why I’m sorry we all had to cut our presentation (and everybody was kept hanging and longing for more).
I was hoping I had more time, too. My passion in this speaking career is so intense that I’d like to spend more time with people and deliver my message to my audience at least an hour. I only had 30-45 minutes.
What have I learned from this event?
Well. One is we can’t target the same quota as we had last year. This is life is development-based and we all have to shape up and grow up one day after the other. But no one should be afraid of it. Or, perhaps some people who are not prepared should rather be afraid of it.
I mentioned in my talk that 2010 will surely be more competitive as against last year. If it’s true that the economy is rebounding and we have more property options for sale, then the challenge to sell more becomes tougher.
With such a very short while given to me, I hardly discuss my entire presentation. In fact I only gave them three Obvious Laws Why People Succeed. If they wanted to know the rest, I brought some books with me and they can just by it. Cornel Bongco said, “The book is free but they have to pay for my signature.”
We ended out day with a dinner. But I almost missed it because before I reached our dining table, there were photographs and autographs left and right, table after table, sales group after sales group. It was a very memorable moment, too.
Then we headed back home.