rome jef and jc Hello, my name is Jef Menguin. That’s me in the picture with my wife Romelyn, a librarian at the University of the Philippines, and our son JC.

I am a professional speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. I reside in the Philippines — in the beautiful town of Los Banos, Laguna.

I am the main writer and creator of this website.

Masaganang Buhay!

If you’ve ever asked yourself:

“How can I make people listen to me?”

“How can I push myself to the front and make a real difference?”

“How can I rise to the top?”

“What do I need to do to become more credible and effective manager?

“How can I make my employees take initiative and show malasakit for the organization?”

“Where can I find someone who can help me train and develop my employees?”

“What do I need to do so that I will be able to get more customers and serve them well?”

“Who can help me start now?”

Or if ever you asked,

“Who can I help?”

“How can I be used up for greater purpose?”

“How can I be a force of nature?”

Whichever, you are in the right place.

You are a force of nature and you are a person who will not be contented with “good enough”.

Sharing Leaders Simple Ways
To Create Better Solutions
And Produce Remarkable Results

That sums up the use of this website.

I am passionate about sharing to people what I find to be simple ways of solving problems. Since 2004, I have delivered thousands of speeches and hundreds of training programs to various companies in the Philippines and in other countries.

It is always the “simple way” that attracts me.

It is easier to create better solutions when my clients and I can explain problems in simple terms.

Here is a little story. To open, click toggle icon below.

“SpeakerInThailand”

I was invited to Thailand to give a one day seminar to a group of leaders. My objective was to show them how to train people the easy way — and to inspire them to achieve more!

That was not the difficult part.

I’ve been training for ten years now — and I have taught students for ten years too — and I did not know anyone who studied learning styles and active learning strategies more than I do. I was not a guru, but I was very knowledgable.

The difficult part was that most of the participants knew very little English.

Someone, a medical doctor, was there to translate everything — or whatever he understood of whatever he thought I said.

I started with some humor. I paused for 30 seconds, then they laughed.

No, you have not imagined enough.

While waiting for the response, I froze. I kept my big mouth open. They must see that mouth to make full sense of what I said.

Now you can imagine.

Here was another challenge.

I love telling stories. And when I tell stories, I pause for effect.

This time, I had to pause again and again. There was no way I could accelerate my tempo. I could not let my interpreter scratch his head. I knew my challenge.

My interpreter must transformed himself into a story teller. I had to tell the story so that every emotion, every color, every movement, and every word became his.

I used plain and simple English — but not too simple.

I used my hands to draw words, my body to show movements, and my voice to show emotion.

Cut the long story short.

At the end of the day, some participants to me that I was the best speaker and trainer. They said I was very clear and my words simple.

“Thank you. My words were simple because are the only ones I know.”

The biggest challenge, of course, was to train them how to train their people. What I can tell you now is that I trained below their gut level of awareness — and that I was always at our lowest common denominator.

Two months ago, they invited me back.

And it is very likely that they’ll invite me again.

I hoped you like that story.

Let me tell you now about my vision or my impersonal dreams.

I serve people where I am.

Filipinos need leaders who can show them how to become the best that they can be. I am inspiring, educating, enabling, and empowering Filipinos and I exhaust whatever God has given me.

And I serve people of every creed and color. The world is my village. I touch lives. I help leaders to make change happen every single day.

I speak, and lives are changed. I teach, and lives are changed. I write, and lives are changed. I listen, and lives are changed. I live, and lives are changed.

I make mistakes. I sin. I fail again and again. Many people do not listen to me.
Many people hate me. I will not give up.

I make a better world for people everywhere — as long as I live — and long after I am gone.

That’s my vision.

And here something about my mission.

“Mission”

To focus my attention to almost everything I do, I write down my intentions. So that you’ll understand why I do what I do, I encourage you to read my vision. To understand how I will transform my vision to reality, you can start with these mission statements.

PUSH YOU TO THE EDGE.

“Come to the edge.’
‘We can’t. We’re afraid.’
‘Come to the edge.’
‘We can’t. We will fall!’
‘Come to the edge.’
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

I recognize that aspiring leaders aren’t looking for theories and concepts to become better leaders. They want leadership experience.

I commit to push people and help them step out of self-limiting beliefs. I will push them every time I articles in simple&better and my other blogs. I will push them in my leadership workshops everywhere. I will push them through email and newsletters and online courses. I will push them every time I make content. I will push them and allow them to experience leadership.

SIMPLIFY LEADERSHIP.

Millions of books have been written about leadership. Thousands of training programs on leadership has been conducted. Most of these resources present a leader as someone who is above everyone else and that leadership belongs to the very few. Leaders are presented as heroes and it takes heroic actions to be a leader. No wonder most of our leaders are lost.

I commit to make leadership simple. I commit to help your managers and supervisors and team leader, and your high potential candidates to learn leadership that is simple and sexy and easy and sustainable.

LEAD MOVEMENTS TO MULTIPLY THE IMPACT.

Meditation on leadership is okay. But meditation, without movement, will not change anything. My aim for leadership education is to create movement — and I can do that best by creating a movement which will multiply the impact.

I commit to train professional speakers in the Philippines who have energy and intellectual firepower. These speakers are leaders in every organization. They are confident, competent, and cool. I will do this by organizing Speaker Circles in major cities in the Philippines and other countries in Asia.

I commit to lead a leaders network which shall support each other in building self and other. Members of this network will be leaders of various organization and each will aim to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Sometimes, An Article Among Thousands
Can Change You And Make You Do
Something You’re Afraid to Do Before

And this is the very reason why I publish Simple&Better. I write every day with the hope that one writing, among thousands, will create change in the lives of those who need change most.

It is not my mission to make this blog the best in the planet. I keep on writing because there are people who said that some entries kept them awake at night.

These ideas inspired a dissatisfaction in them. And they cannot wait for the morning because they wanted to start at once.

Every word is a seed. I hope you’ll spread the seeds.

I encourage you to be a simple&better champions.

Aside from the fact that it is free.

You can enlarge your influence and be with champions.

If getting support from a community of champions and helping others get what they want in life appeals to you, join today.

Read the first eight benefits below…and click that red button to claim your membership.

“WhyBeAchampion”

    You will regularly get fresh email updates and a weekly newsletter. I share ideas on leadership, personal development, presentation skills, training, customer service and others.

    You will be able to join us in forums and converse with like minded people.  There is a forum for simple and better, selling to millions, supervisor leadership, personal development, and others. You can be an active champion.

    You can get training without leaving your office, any time, and any day.  You will be the first one to know of the online training courses and digital educational products that I share to champions. Some programs have limited seats. Not only that, you can also join our recorded learning session. And you can be one of the mentors too.

    Do you like to share your amazing ideas. As a champion, you will have a platform to share your elegant and life-changing ideas.  When you register, you will have the privilege to share your articles on simple&better.

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    Be the first one to know of public seminars and other learning sessions. In 2015, I will converting more than a hundred corporate training programs that we offer to big organizations into public seminars. This is for the benefit of small businesses and company units with tight budgets.

    Most importantly, you will get a strong support for you to keep on winning everyday. The champions and I will be here to support you in your endeavor to make things happen. When you talk, I will listen.

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Personal Development

  • 17 Life Rules Our leadership journey is not always easy. There are challenges that will test our character. I wrote these 17 Rules to Live By as my guide. I encourage you to come ...
  • Be a better record keeper. Keep a record of your progress. Keep a record of the things that you are improving so you can measure and manage your growth. You can’t accomplish an abstract goal. You’ll ...
  • Expect success. The eagle looks the cloudless sun in the face. Be confident, and be confident from within. People follow someone whose action is brave and bold. Someone who expects failure is left ...
  • Enjoy the ordinary. I expect that student next door will walk her dog this morning. You do countless things in the average day that you labeled chores which you can relabel as “joys ...
  • Learn from your mistakes. To err is human. Yet, we live in a society where people make us feel less worthy when we make mistakes. “Do it right the first time” is a mantra ...
  • Big Things Start with Small Beginnings — What Will You Start? They said you need 10,000 hours to be an expert. The number is overwhelming. Make it simple. Focus your work for the next 15 minutes, or next hour. Small steps ...
  • Find Your Mentors They help us look at the big picture…better. We should seriously engage with one or more mentors or coaches for our life and business. Coaches and mentors are there to help ...
  • Be the person who brings joy and optimism. Whether you are at home, in the workplace, or among friends — be the person who exudes optimism, and you will find it reflected right back at you. If you had a challenge ...
  • You are the only one. You are not only different, you are unique. Someone told me that if I were to become a sellable speaker, I must be different. I asked how different I must ...
  • Grow up. You can be what you want to be. All people grow old. Only a few grow up. Do you grow up every day? Don’t be like most who are ignorant of their potentials. Grow up daily. Help other grows ...
  • I make the most of my time. Today I resolve to make the most of my time. I look around and I see that there are people who live happy and fruitful life. I believe these people are ...
  • Be productive no matter what. Be productive on good days and on bad days. Don’t allow your emotion to decide what you produce today. Surely, you do not expect doctors do mediocre work on you on bad ...
  • Be Happy. Smile. I believe that happiness is not an end goal. Yes, most people who desire to be happy think happiness is a destination. Happiness is not your destiny. Happiness is what happens to ...
  • You are here for a special work. You do not simply exist. Of course, you know that. Everyone knows that. Unfortunately for most of us, and most may include you, life is doing the same things again and ...
  • Responsibility is at the heart of excellence. I was ten years old when I learned this song: Walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang Walang sinuman ang namamatay para sa sarili lamang Tayong lahat may papanagutan sa isa’t isa… No ...
  • Six Ways to Be Excellent in What You Do This week, try to apply these simple and better ways to be excellent in what you do. 1. To be excellent, pursue what you love. The opposite of excellence is indifference. ...
  • Make your work your calling. If you see your work as only a job, then it’s dragging you away from what you really want to be doing. If you see it as a calling, then ...
  • Raise the bar! If you don’t aim higher, you’ll never go higher. High jumpers are always raising the bar to see if they can clear the new height they set for themselves. Inevitably, ...
  • Make more mistakes next time. You will learn from this piece I got from Leo Buscaglia. This piece was written by an 85 year old man who learned he was dying. This is a short ...
  • Successful Time Management Training Make time management training available to all employees. Understand that time management in the workplace is everyone’s concern. Do you have 2000 employees? That must be a great problem. but ...
  • What is your Filipino Time? Filipino Time as the phrase connotes is not an attribute that all Filipinos practice and value. A little reading of Philippine history will show the opposite. Travel around the country, ...
  • Accomplish something today. Grand plans may help you accomplish great achievements. You may set your eyes to five or ten years from now. However, the surest way to success is accomplishing something today ...
  • Make Yourself Healthy That’s what you do to become a winner at work and in life. This is a short posts that encourages you to make yourself healthy so you can achieve whatever ...
  • How You Can Do What Is Not Humanly Possible? Clue: 3 words. History has shown that well-meaning people will try their best to show you what you are not capable of doing. You are only human — and there ...
  • Do you pursue happiness? Many people are pursuing happiness too. They look for happiness in people, in things, and events. At times they become happy, but they never really find happiness. Because happiness is not ...
  • Choose Your Attitude Look around you. Listen to the conversations of people. Analyze what they say online. There are those who cry out against our society. Everything is bad about Filipinos. They think Filipinos ...
  • The Key to Success Is What You Do Before a Performance Do you have a pre-performance routine. As a professional speaker and trainer, I have my own. Doing my pre-performance improve my performance tremendously. In this I am sharing the why ...
  • The #1 Trait of A Successful Person Either you have it or you don’t. The absence of this trait will ensure that you spend your time in mediocrity. I was in Bangkok to speak about success. ...
  • Success Begins in Thought To Lead People You Must Create In You A New Mindset And Let this Mindset Lead You Everyday Dear Friends and Subscribers, In a few hours, I will  lead a six hour ...
  • Be True You …it is tempting to imitate your heroes and make yourself believe that you are somewhat similar to them. For example, I can say that I also talk about dreams like ...
  • Why You Keep What You Hate She said that she hates the color of the curtains in her room. She is never comfortable with that curtain, so she does not stay in her room — except ...
  • Why Financially Educated School Teachers Are Better Teachers? Unfortunately, most teachers don’t get paid well. So, some school teachers find ways. To their co-teachers, they sell almost anything: mlm products, insurance products, health products with no therapeutic claims. Many of ...
  • Don’t Just Fit In – And Don’t Just Stand Out – Stay Ahead! In the past, I said you do not have to fit in, you have to stand out. I will revise that today. And I challenge you to try this leadership ...
  • To Those Who Want to Become Entrepreneurs – 8 Ways to Succeed Successful entrepreneurs practice these 8 Ways. Though entrepreneurs do not necessarily think alike as they come from different backgrounds and various kinds of education, they have something in common. Which ...
  • Write Your Book Before You Are Written Off I know you will not become useless. At the very most, in the eyes of God you will always be special. But you know what I mean. Today is the best ...
  • Be the Only One Seth Godin said that you can choose to be a category of one. To be the best at something is really a good opportunity to be a stand out. The aim ...
  • Why You Must Live 60 Minutes for Every Hour Gladwell said that we need to work for 10,000 solid hours to become an expert of something. Unfortunately, even those who have worked for 10 and 20 years cannot claim ...
  • Lead Life Francis Kong thinks that leadership skills are life skills. I agree. You can get a degree that will give you extra letters after your name, but your leadership shines through your life. ...
  • Fit in Vs Stand Out Everyone wants you to fit in. Everyone wants you to mold yourself into a desired image. The fastest way to please everyone, the easiest way to connect with everyone, is ...
  • X of Y Articulation is an important step to creating a remarkable impact. When you are clear of who you are, you will find it easy to identify whom you are serving. One ...
  • Initiative To inspire someone takes initiative. To equip people takes initiative. To become an excellent speaker takes initiative. To write a life-changing book takes initiative. To create a community takes initiative. To challenge the status quo ...
  • Personal Development You can start something small like helping your employees grow. Schedule a short meeting with your employees to discuss their personal and professional goals. Persuade employees to share with your group ...
  • Move the World They call you an entrepreneur, corporate trainer, team facilitator, and an inspirational speaker. Your title depends on the kind of problem you are solving. You believe in people. You help them ...
  • Business Ideas Create business ideas even before you need them. Many great ideas are aborted because the originator or the market is not yet ready. Ideas cannot wait. When idea’s time comes, ...
  • Do you believe you deserve a second chance? Embrace failure like a friend. It is very important to know when to quit. But I do not agree that it should be after the first fall. You quit only when ...
  • The Second Most Important Time Management Step You Can Make Accentuate the important, eliminate the unnecessary. You cannot manage time, but you can choose how you invest your time. Everyday leaders understand that since they cannot do everything, they do not ...
  • How Productivity Apps Keep You From Being Productive Downloading the most popular productivity apps will not make your productive. Most productivity apps are time wasters. Most apps are developed by people who do not have any idea about ...
  • Start now. Listen to the stories of your heroes but create your own. You have your own journey. Create your own path. You have your own mountains to climb and your rivers ...
  • The Little Secret of Effective Public Speakers Preparation. Effective public speaking requires preparation. Impromptu speeches are products of your stores knowledge- what you have read, what you have seen, what you have heard,—in short, what you actually know, ...
  • How to deliver compelling impromptu speeches? Learn public speaking like the way you learn how to walk. When you were a baby, even crawling is difficul. But one day, you stood, you walked, you jumped, you ...
  • Seven Quicks Steps to Self-Leadership You can become a better leader everyday. The following are seven steps you can start doing now. 1. Be a lifelong learner. You’ll never know everything there is to know about ...
  • Guest Speaker’s Message Your message is king. Give more time to choosing and clarifying your message. A guest speaker must choose a message which is timely and relevant. Always consider the needs of your ...
  • Speaker’s Sense of Urgency Invite yourself to guest speak. That does not sound right I know, but I mean it. If you have something to say and the world does not seem to notice ...
  • Guest Speakers May Get Paid Too – Ideas from a Filipino Speaker   You can make money too. You can charge for a fee for being a guest speaker. Although they call you a guest speaker, they are practically asking you to perform for ...
  • You in Communication The most important element in communication is You. Your credibility and your believability dictate whether people will listen or not to what you say. You may not speak so much, ...
  • Why the Best Inspirational Speakers Win Your Heart and Change Your Life Great speaking is not about being the best. You can be the world champion of public speaking, but true speaking is not a contest on technical skills. In my book, ...
  • Zig Ziglar, the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar inspired me to help others. I watched his videos again and again. I believe he is one of the few motivational speakers in the world worth listening. When ...
  • Do you invest in relationships? Building relationship is risky, but the rewards are worth it. Do not be afraid of failing. Building your investments take time. You will sometimes lose, but if you stay long ...
  • Who you are shouts… You can claim yourself to be the best at something and people will not fault you for doing so. Many leaders are known for making claims most of us would ...
  • Communication is intentional Learn from the wisdom of Aristotle. He told us that some people are deductive thinkers. They discuss their points first before they explain the details. Others, the inductive thinkers, get to ...
  • Unique and valuable Human beings want to feel unique and valuable. It is wise to remember this when you are dealing with people, whatever you do for a living. When you communicate with people, ...
  • Do you really need to balance work and family? You start by identifying the relationships you value most: spiritual, family, job, friends, et cetera. The point is you must know how you want to live. I met professionals who said ...
  • The Power of One. ONE IS TOO SMALL A NUMBER most of us think. No one can do everything to change the world and make it a better place. Not everyone is a Barack ...
  • Why you must never, never, never give up? Patience, persistence, perseverance. and passion. You need all of these in order for you to succeed in every endeavor. The most productive individuals are those who have extraordinary amount of perseverance ...
  • How to develop skills on the job? Take advantage of every possible opportunity to learn new skills. Don’t be shy. Identify the skills that you need, then be resolute about getting them. More than your organization, you ...
  • How to show that you have self-leadership? A dozen or so resume were sent to me today. Seven of these resumes say that the applicants can work with minimum supervision. But I am lucky if one of ...
  • How to get the help of others? Ask them. Getting the help of others have less to do with your formal position and authority. It has something to do with communication. It has everything to do with your ...
  • Don’t let the horoscope take charge of your career. Do not rest your hopes on horoscopes. The stars will not align itself to give you luck. The real stars at work appreciate the stars at night, but they do not ...
  • Why you must not settle for just good enough No organization is perfect. Some are striving to be good enough. But no organization will last by simply being good enough. For customers, good enough is not good enough. They always ...
  • You are in charge. People will approach you. They will promise they’ll do everything to help you get what you want.To believe their promises is easy. Who does not need help? But do remember that ...
  • Understand the culture of your organization. your first task is to understand what people value in the organization. You do not need to compare their values with your coworkers from your previous organizations. You are no ...
  • Pause to Stop the Habit of Falling I said that you stand up every time you fall. But do not make a habit of falling. It is a good thing to stand up again and again. But sometimes, ...
  • Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway? Do you take responsibility for all your actions? You can feel like a victim of your circumstances – complaining, feeling sorry for your self, and believing that people are unfair to ...
  • Trailblazer Manifesto I thank the world for showing me the roads to success and happiness. I thank the world for telling me how to walk and to talk. I thank the world ...
  • Celebrate small successes A million small successes put together make your big success. It is important that we set our eyes on the goal at the start of our everyday journey. But always ...
  • Stand up every time you fall. Unexpected failures come. These are moments when you thought you have already given everything and the next steps will all be easy, fast, and safe. Then you fall. Recover every time ...
  • Why The Masters Use Story Boarding in Presentations STORYBOARDING IS A POWERFUL PRESENTATION TOOL. Master presenters use storyboards. You can too. Wikipedia Definition: Storyboards are graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose ...
  • How to Unleash Your Creativity and Innovation Today Albert von Szent-Gyorgy once said that discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Write that down. I have read somewhere that without innovation there would ...
  • What You Must Carry with You Always YOU WILL FEEL-SEE JOY even in the worst of times, if joy is in your heart. You will feel-see pain even in the best of times, if pain is in ...

 

Team Building

  • Team building is a process. Most team building events fail. Team building events do not work for many companies because of the misconception that team building is nothing but an event. Many companies hold team building events every year. But ...
  • Team Building Articles Do you want to run successful team building programs. You can find below some of the articles I have written. May any of these be of help to you.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins Jim Collins warned against turning the content of the book into another leadership or management seminar. You do not attend a Good to Great seminar and expect that you will ...
  • Questions You Must Answer to Make Your Next Team Building Workshops REALLY work! Most team building workshops in the Philippines fail. The reasons have something to do with the inability of managers to ask the right questions. Find out more.
  • Before you spend a centavo on team building venues in the Philippines… Many team building workshops fail because of this one mistake. I do not know why, but many corporate event coordinators search for team building venues before they decide on whether or ...
  • Why Clones Do Not Make a Team Your team transforms your ideas into action. It is the habit of many leaders to recruit those who think and act like them. Avoid that habit like a plague. You ...
  • Do You Pass the Jobs You Hate? Don’t. Something is really wrong with a team leader who passes jobs he hates to do. If you hate to do a job, do not give it to your people. I ...
  • Airsoft Team Building I confess I am no fan of airsoft when it comes to corporate team building. The roleplay follows a very medieval idea of winning and is far removed from our ...
  • Are you looking for a team building facilitator? When you need a team building facilitator, avoid the order taker. Get a consulting partner like Jef Menguin. He will help you add more value and meaning to any of ...
  • Why Create Team Charter A team charter can help focus on your purpose. In your team charter, include the overall purpose of the team, your key customers, the key results areas, your guiding ...
  • How to Design Successful Team Building Workshops? The most popular training programs now in the Philippines are team building. High performing teams produce more the organization. We have seen teams composed of ordinary individuals which make winning performances. The ...
  • Set team guidelines. Your team can set your own guidelines. You do not have to wait for management to write down a new set of policies for your team to perform well. You ...
  • What is my role? Responsibilities will not become clear to me when I do not know my role. You will see a lot of head scratching from your people if you do not take ...
  • One thing I need help on. Encourage your team to help each other because teamwork does not happen in a vacuum. You must give teamwork a space in your working relationship. In general, Filipinos are willing ...
  • Bayanihan in the Workplace Bayanihan is teamwork for ordinary people who are doing heroic acts together. Some are stronger and smarter than the others, but no one can do the job alone. In order ...
  • Keep Bayanihan Alive! We must keep bayanihan alive. Bayanihan goes beyond helping people in need. Bayanihan is heroism in practice. The kind of heroism that ordinary folks like you and me can practice. In ...
  • Don’t waste time in team building. Most of these team building events are very expensive parlor games and yet many companies still do them every year. Persons assigned to look for facilitators are too busy asking ...
  • Teamwork and Personal Development There is no “I” in teamwork. Some quotations are plain wrong. Meaning is in the essence, not in spelling. Individuals do not and must not disappear when they belong to a ...
  • Team Building Design Mistakes — And Quick Solutions You Can Make Team building workshops in the Philippines oftentimes fail because of problems in design. In other words, these team building exercises are designed to fail. Allow me to share with you some ...
  • What is a team building facilitator? A team building facilitator is a professional who creates opportunities for your team to learn and apply effective team principles and best team practices. These may involve designing team building ...
  • Do you train your team leaders? Most team leaders are promoted to temporary incompetence. Being a good team member does not necessarily prepare one to become a good team leader. It is prudent for organizations to ...
  • Team building is not just an event, it is a process. Team building is a process. You won’t go wrong if you spend adequate time preparing your team building program. When you hire team building facilitators, find out whether they follow ...
  • Malasakit and Accountability A person with malasakit hold himself accountable. He knows that everyone must be held accountable for his actions. When you look at it closely, a team leader with malasakit will ...
  • Leadership through Facilitation A team building facilitator is a leader whose objective is to bring out the best in people. The word facilitation comes from the French word facile, meaning “easy.” This is why ...
  • What is a good team building game? The game that helps the team to achieve its purpose is a good team building game. I am serious. Eighty percent of those who asked me knew only two reasons: ...
  • Malasakit and Empathy A team leader with malasakit has empathy. He is not like some people who give more attention to earning money than to serve their customers. He is not like some ...
  • Why Team Building Must Focus on Results Teams are created to accomplish corporate goals. Team building is not the end goal. It is the means to an end. You do not measure your success based on the number ...
  • Volunteering and Charity Work Volunteering and charity work are better team building exercises than bungee jumping, zip lining, and trust walks. Fun activities are okay. But what really binds a team is the common ...
  • Phinma Training Center is for Indoor Team Building Choose a team building that suits your need. If you are planning an indoor team building seminar, look for Phinma Training Center. The meeting rooms are all meant for seminars, ...
  • What is not team building? Sometimes, another way of understanding what team building is, is to understand what team building IS NOT. Jef Menguin gives you few examples.
  • Team building in the Philippines Team Building in the Philippines is usually wasted on playing games rather than building teams. Find out how you can make your next team building a real training for your ...
  • What are team building exercises? Team building exercises are experiential learning activities designed to help the group address team challenges and opportunities. Team building exercises are powerful tools only when they are designed to meet ...
  • What is team building? Team building is a process to ensure team success. It is not an event, a collection of games, or an intellectual concept. Team building initiatives fail when organizers focus on rituals ...
  • What is teamwork? Teamwork comes with a commitment to follow your passion and to pursue excellence in everything you do. You can practice teamwork when you value yourself and you continuously increase your ...
  • Spectator sport motivation is not. I talked to a manager two weeks ago. He said that his way of empowering and motivating people is by not micromanaging. He said wanted his people to feel the ...
  • How to Teach Your Employees to Work Like Champions You can motivate people to be high performers by teaching them to work as champions. This should not be difficult. You can bring out the winners in each of your ...
  • Beyond showing up You want your people to show malasakit. That seems not too much to ask. But you do not get that always. Be honest with your people. Tell them that their role ...
  • Before You Conduct Your Strategic Planning, Ask this Speaker to Boost Your Teamwork Jef Menguin is a trusted professional speaker on teamwork and team building. He has helped thousands of team leaders inspire, equip, and engage teams. Find out how he can help ...
  • Sometimes, cheap will cost you more. Unlucky are they whose first criterion is cheap. I remember one group that stayed in Subic one rainy week — for three days — who waited for the speakers who did ...
  • Criticizing the management demotivates people They will not allow that. I have already told them about your request, but they refused to listen. They want us to perform well, else they… They when used by everyday ...
  • Why they want team building seminars This January 2013, I expect more request for seminars in teambuilding. It has been like this for the last six years. Team building seminars seem to be the quick solutions ...
  • Kamustahan Schedule a 60 minute session two weeks after the workshop to review the agreements you have contracted during the event. Use this also to clarify issues about your agreements and ...
  • How Team Leaders Can Gain Team Commitment — A Simple Advice Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -Vince Lombardi Building a team starts with commitment. You need ...
  • You Can Hold More Effective Team Building Programs — If You Are Wiser If you are careful in picking your next team building facilitators, you will maximize the benefits of your team building efforts. Every peso of investments will bring you thousands of ...
  • Build Your Teams with Us Today The Philippine Professional Team Building Facilitators is a group of team building facilitators in the Philippines. The mission of the group is to help organizations in the country in crafting ...
  • How to conduct a meaningful team building? Team Building Workshops in the Philippines are usually understood as a series of games with a short processing near the end of the day. Many trainers insist on following this ...
  • When you need expert team building facilitators… We help you design team building exercises that accomplish your business objectives. Our team building facilitators are people who have led and are leading high performing teams. They experience first ...

 

Leadership

  • If you think big, you behave. Do you think big? People cannot read your mind, but they can see what you do. You cannot hide it. You cannot pretend that you think big, if you don’t. As a ...
  • Speak and change the world. There are many ways of making an impact in this world, and speaking is one of them. For someone to be able to motivate others, he must be motivated. For ...
  • Tell the story of your audience. As a leader, you speak because you want to change the world of your audience. You want to offer them ideas, technology, and solutions that add value to many things ...
  • Watch your words… I was in Malaysia yesterday and was fortunate to witness a very entertaining speaker who discussed communication using NLP (neurolinguistic programming). His examples made the audience laugh a lot. He ...
  • International Speaker or World-Changing Speaker? His name is Toochy. December last year, he went to Malaysia to visit his girlfriend. A small group of Filipinos heard that he is a motivational speaker. So, they invited ...
  • Fear of Public Speaking It took me years to realize this powerful, yet simple idea about public speaking. I want you to write this idea now. You do not fear public speaking. All speaking is public ...
  • How can you save time on meetings? Most meetings are time wasters. Here are simple suggestions on how to save time — and yes, make your meetings more productive. 1. The participants should be aware of the subject ...
  • Gandhi on Service Every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, ...
  • Leaders must be enthusiastic. People will easily know. Enter that room. Observe what will happen. Listen to conversations. Notice their reactions. If they feel good because of your presence, it is likely because you are enthusiastic. ...
  • Palo-sebo of Success “I am the greatest.” When Muhammad Ali was in his prime, he thought that he was the greatest. Until old age made him kissed the canvass. Many people associate greatness with ...
  • Be a trailblazer. Do not wait for people to promote you. Find your way and when you have found one, don’t be like the others who keep the “trade secret” to themselves. You ...
  • Writer’s Block Writer’s block is what you get if you’re too full of yourself and trying to be García Márquez. You sit and stare at the wall and nothing happens for you. ...
  • What We Need from Future Leaders Modern leadership education is competency-based. Leadership experts preached that there are leadership competencies leadership training programs must be based upon. Everywhere we see incompetent leaders. The solution, to them, is ...
  • Repackaged Lie The law of attraction is an old concept repackaged for commercial purposes. Tragedy falls both to those who think negative thoughts and those who think positive thoughts. God nourishes us all. ...
  • Sought-after Leadership Speaker from Manila This changed my life. The first time I heard of this title was nine years ago when I was in Cebu. It was an anniversary of a famous hotel and they ...
  • Ask for help in growing your leaders. Sometimes, you need help from outside. You can get a professional speaker to disturb complacent attitudes and lack of malasakit. Someone said the “good is the enemy of great”. Do you ...
  • Potentials for leaders Leaders are meant to grow. Develop leaders with competence and confidence to deliver business goals. Develop leaders who continually grow sharper and wiser. Develop leaders who believe that building other ...
  • Problems with title-based leaders What happen when organizations do not develop their leaders? Peter’s Principle happen to them. They have leaders who, because they need someone for the job, are promoted to their next level ...
  • Keep your hands dirty. Great leaders are always with their people. They do not simply give orders from the command centers. In business, these leaders connect with their clients. They are visible to their workers ...
  • Make Change Needing change doesn’t make it happen. Hoping for change does not change anything. Only action will bring change to us. We want to see change in our country. But it ...
  • Help others succeed. “You only need to commit yourself to helping other people. And you will find a way. So, let’s start. What do you have in your hands that you can offer?” ...
  • Leadership and Parenting You can grow yourself into a leader. You can design your leadership track and learn the skills you deemed necessary for you to become “the leader” someday. You read about ...
  • Service Hall of Shame I design customer service training in the Philippines. One of the most effective workshop is that of SERVICE HALL OF SHAME. I encourage participants to share service stories. They are customers ...
  • Challenge the Status Quo Do not accept the status quo. Do not get too comfortable with wherever you are. The status quo is a quicksand. Anyone who refuses to jump away from status quo ...
  • Learn from successful leaders. Learn from the wisdom of other leaders. Read about them. Seek their advice. You will realize that though phrased in different ways, there is a common thread that connects all ...
  • Speed Up Your People’s Career Help your people achieve their career goals. If they don’t have career plans (most people have dreams but don’t know how to get there), show them how to chart goals ...
  • If you are looking for a motivational speaker… In the Philippines, companies hire motivational speakers to motivate people. Many motivational speakers give entertaining talks. And they hired me too! But nowadays, I no longer consider myself a motivational ...
  • Why get an inspirational speaker? Not all speakers are motivational speakers. This is akin to calling all tools a hammer. In this post, I explained when and why you need to invite an inspirational ...
  • What Matters Now Leaders should read Seth Godin. He talks about marketing. But every time he talks about marketing, he offers insight that you can use as a leader. You can find his ...
  • Service Excellence Service excellence is a choice. Last Sunday, my hosts in Bangkok brought me to Chocolate Ville.  Everything was great. Including the toilet. The toilet is shiny clean and smells great, you’ll find ...
  • How We Overestimate Motivation When performance is wanting, managers are quick to say that the problem is motivation. Is it really? I think the power of motivation is overestimated and many managers make the ...
  • Employees with Malasakit I talk about the admirable Filipino values. I believe that by practicing these values in the workplace is necessary and desirable. Filipinos know teamwork, responsibility, and accountability. More than ...
  • What is your Yakult Story? I listened to some Yakult Ladies as they shared with me their stories. I went to inspire them. But they inspired me more. In December 2013, Yakult Manufacturing Corporation Philippines invited ...
  • You Need More Than Motivation to Succeed And with confidence, you can tell me that most people want to be successful. We may have different ways of defining success… but we know that all of us aim ...
  • Filipinos Find Ways As a Filipino speaker, you have a psychological leverage when you speak before Filipinos. Instead of spending most of your speaking time on explaining foreign ideas, you can leverage on ...
  • Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced ...
  • You Can Make Things Happen Leaders make things happen. All your great plans come to nothing if they are not successfully executed. I have facilitated many off-site strategic planning for organizations. I am almost always fascinated ...
  • Why It Is Important that YOU see the Big Picture In your everyday actions, it is helpful to see things from a helicopter view. You will see the big picture from above the ground yet still appreciate the details. You ...
  • Improve your ability to facilitate. Leaders facilitate leadership learning. As a leader, you must find opportunities to help your people grow. You can do that through classroom training and coaching. You can develop your people ...
  • How My Friend Faced Her Giants — and How You Can Face Yours Too! I am happier now. But I still have giants to face. They are bigger. Oftentimes, they are overwhelming. But it doesn’t mean that I cannot face them. My Friend’s Giants Five months ...
  • When is the best time to become an inspirational speaker? When you are inspired, not when you speak. Speaking is your vehicle to share your inspiration to others. You often worry about your speaking ability. You watch great speakers and ...
  • The Sound of Employees Name The most beautiful sound to a person is his name. Therefore, look for opportunities to make a beautiful sound every time you praise people. Name an award after an outstanding employee. ...
  • What are your leadership values? Your leadership values define your value as a leader. To become a great leader anywhere, you must live your values. The first step to leading by example is clarifying your ...
  • Walk the Last Mile THE EXTRA MILE PRINCIPLE in customer service encourages service providers to go beyond delivering promised goods or service. They must add value to what they promised to delight their customers. ...
  • Let us work. Most of us blame our government leaders for what we have become as a country. Our leaders promised heaven to us, and they failed us again and again. Today, thousands ...
  • Citizenship A great president and indifferent civil servants do not go together. I can see the president on TV tried his best to inspire us but he is not the person ...
  • Why you must lead with confidence and humility? Be confident because you are capable to do many things. Be humble because you cannot do everything. Your members expect you to show confidence. When they are doubting, they want you ...
  • Why YOU Must Respect Manny Pacquiao’s Dream to BE the President of the Philippines Of course, he has the right to dream and make his dream come true. People can say that he is too ambitious and is aiming too high for his weight. ...
  • What to keep in your head when you wear many hats? Do you write on your blog because you are a blogger, or do you write because you are a leader? Being a blogger is a beautiful thing, but leadership is ...
  • Focus on Vision, Not Personality Transformational leaders do not focus the attention of people on them. They want people to have faith in the vision and their stories are not about themselves. Transformational leaders tell ...
  • Do you lead 1000 Idiots – Or do you build leaders? Build people. Good leaders lead followers. Great leaders build. It is easy to lead people who follow your every order. It is normal to believe that leaders must be people who know ...
  • Spread Tsinelas Leadership We cannot solve our present problems with the same thinking that produce them. In the same vein, I say that we cannot empower next generation leaders using same-same leadership philosophies, ...
  • Stop pork barrel politics! Our common experiences indicate that legislators are elected based on their ability to direct government spending to their districts. They must use their political influence so the national government will ...
  • What Maslow’s Motivation Can Do to Help You Motivate Employees If Abraham Maslow’s theory on motivation was correct,then every leader who understood the needs or motivations of his people could have made them follow him. The model is a simple ...
  • Expect your people to perform at their best. Find out the best qualities of your people and sell it to them. People all look ordinary when you do not know them. Work hard so that you will see ...
  • Malasakit in the Workplace Filipino speakers must encourage the best in Filipinos through the practice of malasakit. I have no doubt that many businesses suffer because both employers and employees do not show malasakit.
  • Inspire Daily Excellence You can inspire daily excellence wherever you are. Excellence is not bound by color, creed. or country. Everyone, including your people, can define, believe, and live excellence everyday. You can ...
  • The best in Filipinos Filipino speakers must champion the best in Filipinos. Filipinos are mapamaraan, mapanlikha, mapagmalasakit, may kusa, mapagbigay, matiyaga, masipag, mapagkakatiwalan, magsikhay. Seek these traits and you will find them. It is easy ...
  • Selling Leadership To lead is to sell people on their potentials. Selling is helping customers see the value of your product or services in their lives. Leadership is selling; selling is leadership.
  • Why entrepreneurship courses fail? Students will find it difficult to learn entrepreneurship from those who are afraid to become entrepreneurs themselves. When professors only mouth what management gurus say about entrepreneurship, you know ...
  • Malasakit and Excellence The greatest enemy of excellence is not mediocrity or bad people. It is the absence of malasakit. A person with malasakit will not stop until good becomes better, and better becomes ...
  • Why get a guest speaker? Leaders must communicate dreams everyday and in every way they can. Even in sales rallies, the best speakers are the leaders because they are the dream weavers. However, some times it ...
  • Second Step to Be a Professional Speaker Because you want to be a professional speaker, be interested therefore with your audience’s interest. Your audience is your client. In my book, a client deserves my best service and ...
  • Choose your commencement speakers well. Get a graduation speaker who can best guide the graduating class. He or she not have to be the most accomplished today. Celebrities attract the crowd, but you must always ...
  • Transformational Leaders Uninspiring bosses make uninspired employees. You certainly know what uninspiring bosses do if you have them every day. They do not know what they are doing. If you are a ...
  • Employees do not need a motivational speaker to be motivated! The manager’s intention is good but he got it wrong. People will not become productive because you want them to. They will become productive because they want to. A motivational ...
  • Employees are the makers of motivation. You cannot motivate your people. As a leader, your best move is to show them that they have powers and they can use their powers. They are the producers of ...
  • Why leaders must teach self-discipline? When people keep failing, they end up thinking that they do not have the ingredients necessary to become successful. They do not have the right skills, right education, or right attitude. ...
  • May Tiyaga Ang taong may tiyaga, may nilaga. Lumang kasabihan subalit isang habambuhay na panuntunan na hindi dapat iwaglit sa isipan ng mga bagong pinoy. Kapansin-pansin ang pagkahilig ng marami sa get quick ...
  • Matuto sa aral ng karanasan Experience is the best teacher. Tama po. Pero marami sa atin ang hindi natuto sa mga aral ng karanasan. Maraming tao ang hindi umaalis sa multo ng nakaraan. Pinipili nilang ...
  • Six Benefits of Serving Your True Clients Serving wrong clients is a waste of time. Serving the people I am meant to serve is an investment. I am certain about this. I see patterns. I see the ...
  • Francis Kong: Inspiring Excellence I am one of those who follow the blog of Francis Kong, one of the famous inspirational speakers in the Philippines. You can follow him here. What I have learned from ...
  • Celebrate people. Hanz Florentino wrote a good piece on relationship- Stop Fixing People – and you can find it here. That made me smile. Because leaders sometimes think that they can fix people. ...
  • My Story There are those who asked, ” What are your qualifications?” My quick answer is that I do not have a degree in leadership. I am not a guru or a master ...

 

Train and Coach

  • Why train the trainers? You have to train your trainers to keep them stay ahead. You cannot expect your employees to learn and grow faster than your trainers. Send your trainers to the classroom ...
  • Better Time Management Training Many time management training serves as time wasters. Companies spend time, money, and opportunities on time management training that says almost the same things. Better Time Management Training observe 3 P’s; ...
  • Speaking in Thailand Speaking in Thailand is a unique experience. I speak, then someone translates. They nod while I speak, then laugh out loud when the translator has already painted the full color ...
  • You are not too old to learn. Chit, a participant in my Excellence in Supervision Program, asked if she can still learn something. She said that she is already old. “People say that you cannot teach old dogs ...
  • Choose your audience. The most difficult audience are those who were forced to listen to me. They have no ideas why their bosses sent them to this seminar and they see me as ...
  • Supervisors who refused training …do not see the benefit of your offers. Either your training has not real benefit or they do not have the ability to see the benefit. Her supervisors do not ...
  • How Effective Supervisors Solve Problems Do you sometimes find it difficult to supervisory problems? Managing situations and supervising people is not easy. However, following logical steps will help you make it simple. I am sharing ...
  • Why Successful Supervisors Think Different Successful supervisors think different. They find creative solutions to daily job challenges. Because they know there is always a better way, supervisors unleash employee creativity and innovation. When you want something ...
  • #1 Mistake in Salesmanship Training Selling is not the same as trying to be a salesman. You can memorize techniques on how to handle every possible objections and you can follow every step of the ...
  • Why A Training Program Fail — and How Can You Make It Right In many organizations, training is the enemy of development. Why? Leaders are sent to training and seminars to be cured of unknown diseases. Since leaders do not live up to expected ...
  • Why Experts Often Fail In Training Employees? Most of us have problem with experts because experts do not talk our language. They are very engrossed with their subject, they thought it is so obvious and does not ...
  • Why Make Training Fun? Just because learners expect deep content doesn’t mean you lecture on them. You do not go to a classroom armed only with your deep knowledge and 500 PowerPoint slides filled ...
  • Why YOU must get permission to train your employees? Do you want to sit at the feet of the master and to accept everything he says? Will you simply swallow someone’s “wisdom”? Your silence in a classroom does not mean that ...
  • No School for Trainers Please tell me if there is a school for trainers in the Philippines. When I decided to invest my time in learning how to train people, I found that there ...
  • Training Provider Human Resource Managers will always find a training provider in the Philippines when they need one. All you have to do is to type the phrase and you will get ...

 

Communication

  • Read aloud to be natural. One excellent exercise is to read aloud daily. Choose one of the standard writers, such as Stevenson, Ruskin, Newman, or Carlyle. I also suggest you read Og Mandino, John Maxwell, and ...
  • What can I learn from other speakers? To mold your style after your favorite speakers will make it difficult for you to find your own. Observe the methods of your favorite speakers.  Some of them will fit naturally ...
  • Which speaker are you now? There are three kinds of speakers I have heard from the hundreds that I have seen. The first is the self-centered kind. All he talks about is himself. His aim is ...
  • Speak from the Heart Unless you speak from the heart you cannot truly become an inspiring speaker. Sure, you can become efficient in speaking. You can amaze people with your verbal acrobatics. You can become ...
  • Be an Inspirational Speaker You can inspire others. You may do as a political leader, a doctor, a manager, a small business owner, a student, a teacher… and as a speaker. These series of posts ...
  • Your job as a commencement speaker If one day they invite you to deliver a commencement speech, do not be tempted by the lure of greatness. The commencement exercise is not about you. As a commencement ...
  • Tips for Keynote Speakers The keynote is literally the ‘‘key note’’ to a convention or conference and is properly the opening session. You can have more guest speakers, but you can only have one ...
  • Ahs and Ums in Public Speaking As a leader, you want to speak fluently. You want your ideas to flow smoothly to your audience. Anything that will hinder the flow must be eliminated. Mannerisms hinder the flow ...
  • How to become an inspirational speaker? Two of my aims as a professional speaker are transform lives and to keep you inspired when I am done talking. Not everyone needs to be inspired. Not everyone needs to hear how ...
  • Don’t be boring. Boring speakers play safe. They stay in the middle. They do not want to confront issues. They are very good information-giver. They’ll give you facts, facts, and facts. They only need ...
  • Stop. If there’s one pitch you keep swinging at and keep missing, stop swinging at it. – Yogi Berra Whatever you are doing that does not add value to your life, ...
  • Fear of Public Speaking My five month old JC is too eager to speak. Everyday, my wife and I talk to him and we tell him how important he is to us. He looks ...
  • New words for new ideas. Never be contented with the size of your vocabulary. Learning new words everyday can help leaders grasp ideas old and new.  Every idea requires a word. The more words you know, ...
  • Form the dictionary habit. To be highly proficient in communicating your leadership, you must form the dictionary habit. Devote ten minutes every day to study new words. This will increase your vocabulary tremendously. Remember ...
  • Imago Dei One wonderful phrase I learned during my seminary days was Imago Dei. I don’t remember if I got the term from a book, or maybe during a conversation with discalced ...
  • Have something to say. The trouble with many speakers is that they speak before an audience unprepared, with nothing important to say. Nature abhors a vacuum. Because the brain is empty, it fills itself ...
  • Dare to speak. This world owes its progress to those men who dared to speak. Don’t hide. Don’t stay in the corner. Don’t just watch. Let your mouth speak your truth. Let the ...
  • Do you have to memorize your speeches? Some of the most highly successful speakers carefully wrote, revised, and committed to memory important passages in their speeches. They delivered these passages as naturally as they can no one ...
  • On Your Presence as a Leader You can be in a room full of participants wearing expensive suits. But people will surely give their attention to someone in shirts and jeans if his name is Warren ...
  • Public Speaking Articles These public speaking ideas helped me improve myself as a professional speaker. Try them. Some of you will not get the ideas at first. That’s okay. You are not expected ...
  • Join Toastmasters In 2004, I joined an organization that helped me develop authentic confidence. I have unlearned many speaking techniques and reexamined my beliefs about communication. I explored, experimented, and experienced Toastmasters. ...
  • Preparing Yourself for Public Speaking Most people are afraid to speak in public. They go through mental torture when they prepare for a speech. They spend sleepless night, like a criminal waiting for his ...
  • What is your story? I have written a series of posts on presentation skills. I realized that many managers tend dump data every time they present. You do not need another data. You need ...
  • Why should I care? Presentation is simple. Begin by asking why your customers should care. And then let your technology multiplies the power of your story: your answer to their why-should-i-care question. Your technology ...
  • Why communication is essential to leadership? Management guru Peter Drucker said that as soon as you move one step up from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and ...
  • Remember, you are not your audience. Lani complained,” My subordinates said they understood, but they still did not follow my instructions.” She thought her instruction was clear and the tasks were easy to follow. She was ...
  • Find the need before you speak… AND YOU WILL NOT WASTE A SINGLE MINUTE. “Sir, we are looking for a motivational speaker for our event on Friday. May we invite you to speak to our group?” “Sorry sir, ...
  • I am not good in public speaking… was the quick excuse of Rose. She apologised to everyone. She did not want to waste our time. And she went to me to explain why her speech was not good ...
  • I am not prepared… is not an excuse. Peter, you do not have to tell your audience that you have not prepared for your speech. Or that you want to speak from your heart. ...
  • No one can make you feel inferior — so stop making excuses! There are people who expect me to raise their self-esteem when they attend my speaking seminars. They are overestimating my ability. I cannot do that for them. You may influence ...
  • Speak and Never Be Afraid There was once a vice president of the Philippines who kept his mouth shut when we needed him to speak against corruption and everything criminal in the government. We did ...
  • The goal of speaking: impact, not just impression The goal of public speaking is not to impress people. Those who intend to impress others only succeed in getting louder cheers and a few standing ovation. And are soon ...
  • What is important to you as a communicator? I cannot teach you the easiest and the best ways to communicate with others. I believe you have to find that for yourself. I can only share with you the ...
  • Starving Crowd It is easy to write. You begin with one letter. Push more letters to create a word. Type more words to create paragraphs. You keep on typing and you will ...
  • Why You Must Communicate in Crisis — To Whom and How Typhoon Yolanda can teach everyday leaders one important lesson: communicate in crisis. Many Filipinos were angry because for the first few days after catastrophic typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayans, we felt ...
  • Speak to Connect When you speak aim for connection not impression. A person who always aims for impression is insecure. And maybe you are. You cannot erase insecurity by showing off. A show ...
  • Speaking Is not a Commodity Because many speakers market motivational speaking like a commodity, many people think that speaking is a commodity and every speaker is a vendor. They think that all you have to ...
  • Inspirational Speaking Inspirational speaking begins with attitude of gratitude. The inspirational speakers see the miracles, which though obvious and experienced everyday, people do not see. They feel the urgency to share these ...
  • What is great speaking? Great speaking is not about being the best. You can be the world champion of public speaking, but true speaking is not a contest on speech techniques. Great speaking comes with ...
  • Teaching is Theater, Not Information When I was young, most of my teachers made us students memorize trivial information. I topped quiz bees because I could remember most information we were asked to memorize. I ...
  • When do you know that you are a remarkable speaker? Our schools teach our students to be robot speakers. They are expected to perform according to a set of criteria: gestures, facial expression, grammar, voice projection, et cetera. They are ...
  • Public Speaking Isn’t Easy, but You Must Speak Public speaking isn’t easy. It takes hand work. But it is not complicated. It is very simple. Learn the principles behind public speaking and you will improve your performance ten ...
  • How YOU Can Use the Longest Lever that Can Lift the World Words are levers — the longest and the strongest levers that can left your worlds. Leaders know that to lift the world they must start with the right words. Words that ...
  • Why Leaders Must Communicate Even Without PowerPoint People do not expect you to surprise them with your slides or to dazzle them with your delivery. They expect leaders to equip and inspire them. When the right time ...
  • A Very Important Leadership Skills All Mediocre Leaders Ignore Great leaders are great listeners. Great leaders, most of the times, are great speakers. So, our schools made the wise decision to teach us how to be great speakers. Speaking is ...
  • What YOU can learn from Nick Vujicic about Speaking? Dynamic speakers can arouse your attention, but not all of them can capture the hearts of their audiences. Most public speaking seminars give more attention to speech mechanics and dynamic ...
  • Robot Speakers The biggest hindrance to great speaking is the fear of making mistakes. So, we encounter many robot speakers who give more attention to delivery than to their audiences. Pronunciation, pitch, ...
  • Be clear and be compelling. In this post, Jef Menguin explains why aspiring speakers must have a clear and compelling message. Many speakers focus on personal branding, and he will tell you that they missed ...
  • Quick Tips for Public Speaking 1. Do not make haste to begin—haste shows lack of control. 2. Do not apologize. It ought not to be necessary; and if it is, it will not help. Go straight ...
  • Speakers Must Know When to Stop Talking “Even if you started late, you have to finish on time, or even earlier. You are not paid to speak for two hours. You are invited to make a difference.” ...
  • Motivational Speeches Motivational Speeches are meant to arouse the emotions of people. Motivational speeches may make us panic, angry, cry, shout, love, care, and fight. Motivational speeches can make us do ...
  • Send motivational words today. Send motivational words to your friends when you have an opportunity today. A soul needs to be reminded of his or her importance. Another soul needs assurance that the future ...
  • Seven Strategies to Dynamic Presentations EVERYDAY LEADERS MUST MASTER PRESENTATION skills.There are strategies that ordinary people like you and I can master to improve our idea-selling abilities. For example, you can find good books to ...
  • Deliver Commencement Speeches Under 17 Minutes — A Powerful Message Does Not Need a Minute Longer As a commencement speaker, you must do your job well. You must do it also as quick as you can. Most of your listeners are not really interested to listen ...
  • Second Step to Be a Professional Speaker Because you want to be a professional speaker, be interested therefore with your audience’s interest. Your audience is your client. In my book, a client deserves my best service and ...
  • Deliver commencement speeches that honor people. You deliver commencement speeches to honor people. As a keynote speaker, you have the responsibility to focus the spotlight on those who deserve honor. Because you are the commencement speaker, ...
  • Inspirational speaking is more than your ability to throw words There are thousand ways of inspiring people. You can inspire them through words, for words may open their hearts and stimulate their minds. Words may instruct them too. Inspirational speaking ...
  • Tips for Guest Speakers: Focus on Results and Value Guest speakers who focus on purpose, result, and action are more likely to become successful in guest speaking than those who get themselves busy with tasks and tricks. The audience ...
  • The First Step to Motivational Speaking Define the role of motivational speaking in your life. When you think that motivational speaking is an end goal, you will miss it by miles. You will follow the patterns ...
  • On Genuine Motivational Speaking Genuine motivational speakers do not spend most of their times in studios practicing their speeches. Singers and actors do that. But motivational speakers, the real ones, spend more of their ...
  • Why Speakers Must Write their Own Introduction You can help the organizers to promote you to your audience by writing a good introduction. Not everyone who will introduce you know how to introduce a speaker. In this ...
  • One day they will invite you as a guest speaker — and here’s what you must do now. The best time to prepare as a guest speaker is when they do not know you and no one is inviting you. When they come, you are ready. These seven ...
  • You are the guest speaker — an obvious expert. When people know that you have something to say and you can say it well, they well invite you. Becoming a guest speaker will help you advance causes, change lives, ...
  • Communication is compassion Touch the emotion of your audience. You may be able to preach the whole encyclopedia on leadership, but if you won’t be able to touch their emotions, communication will not ...
  • All speaking is public speaking All speaking, except those moments when you talk only to yourself, is public speaking. Every time you talk to somebody– your husband or wife, parents or children, you colleagues, friends, ...

 

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    • Are you ready to join a nationwide network of volunteers to provide quality education to Filipino teachers? Education. Sharing. Free. Three words that best describe my next project. Provide free ongoing education to Filipino teachers nationwide using a platform easily accessible to everyone wherever they are in the ...
    • How to Energize and Make More Relevant those High School Retreats in the Philippines Twenty years ago, I thought that many high school recollection and retreats teach students to feel bad about themselves. They are placed in an environment where they are reminded again ...
    • Graphic Designer Philippines I am looking for a full time graphic designer with knowledge in marketing, web design and video editing. Starfisher Asia is in full gear. We have just added seven consultants to ...
    • Internship: Marketing Associates You can learn how to market products and services in a real world set-up. Starfisher Asia and two of my partner companies have agreed to help interns learn how to ...
    • New Content in April 2013 Everyday leaders must equip themselves in training people. To walk the talk, they must learn how to demonstrate the walk and how to do the talk. This month, you will read ...
    • Marketing Executives If you like the challenge of creating and keeping customers for a lifetime, you may explore the opportunity to help us. You can bring our public and corporate seminars ...
    • Humility and Greatness in Speaking Far worse than fearing that you are doing poorly is a self-promotion that you are doing well. The first sign of greatness is when a man does not attempt to look ...
    • Whom would you choose as a commencement speaker? Choosing a commencement speaker is not an easy task, especially when politicians invite themselves to the occasion to gain political mileage. But there must be better commencement speakers out there ...
    • Leadership Workshops in the Philippines: Presence Leadership Presence: A workshop to help leaders develop character, connection, and compassion Leaders must connect authentically with the thoughts and feelings of others in order for them to achieve desired outcome. ...
    • The Little Things You Can Do to Show Your Love for the Philippines Today is Bonifacio Day. Starting today until December 31, I encourage you to blog about the little good deeds you can do to show your love for the Philippines. I will choose ...
    • Sponsor a Contest in Everyday Leadership Most people participate because of the value they get from a blog. They write comments. They share posts. They also comeback because there are something worth doing again and again. Joining ...
    • 4 Telemarketing Professionals My aim for this year is to connect to more customers and share with them the benefits of developing professionals in the workplace. In 2013, I will be launching my own ...
    • 12 Professional Team Building Facilitators This is another good time put our energies together and change the world. I am now looking for team building facilitators who can work with me in serving my growing number ...

     

    Unplugged

    • Internship in Professional Speaking I will welcome two interns to help me with a variety of professional speaking projects and smaller projects related to creating speaking opportunities. It’s an in-person gig, with opportunities to ...
    • Here is the Pope of the People. I do not know your relationship to this Pope. It might be that you are in Metro Manila and you are too happy you will enjoy three non-working holidays — and ...
    • Ang mamatay ng dahil sayo… Today we celebrate the death of Jose Rizal. Filipinos consider you a hero, a bayani, when you are willing offer your life for your bayan. Ninoy Aquino once said that ...
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    • Let us continue marching. A Million People March is a step in the right direction. This time Filipinos are talking about issues, not just of politicians. This time their presence in Luneta is ...
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    • March 13 | Marketing Leadership This will be exciting. Three hundred students of World City Colleges in Antipolo Campus will meet yours truly. I was invited to share with the students practical ways to be successful ...
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    • Sales Training is NOT for Everyone “Sales is training for everyone.” Many sales trainers in the Philippines believe and preach. This is very encouraging. This can move people into thinking that training can make them sell. But ...
    • Stress Celebration Are you looking for stress management seminars? I can tell you that some of them are useful. Others are waste of time and money. Why? You will learn things which ...
    • Customer Service Seminars for Front Desk Officers Her title is Director for First Impression and she is the receptionist of the church. One of our consultants shared this story. He told me that because of that title, ...
    • Death of Time Management Most time management seminars are time wasters. No thanks to trainers who spend hours talking about theories and techniques that will never be applied. No thanks to canned programs that ...
    • Public Speaking training for principals of Philippine public schools This is my humble offer to principals of public schools: a two-day public speaking workshop. The Leadership Presence will train them to establish presence and connect authentically with their audiences. Tell ...
    • Hire the Philippine Professional Team Building Facilitators I believe that you are now thinking about your next team building workshops. You are looking forward to one which is more than fun. You still want to play more ...
    • Leadership Training for Managers and Supervisors You are now looking for leadership training programs you can offer to supervisors and managers. There are public seminars, but you want a leadership training program customized for your leaders. ...
    • Overachievement for Students You are looking for a motivational speaker in the Philippines who can help your students understand the principles of overachievement. You want them to understand the supremacy of dreams to ...
    • Team Leadership Workshops in the Philippines Newly appointed team leaders are high performing team players. They are deemed to be the best candidates for future promotions. Unfortunately, most of them find themselves unprepared to take team leadership ...
    • Supervisory Leadership Workshops in the Philippines Some supervisors were promoted unprepared. They were the only persons available when the boss was looking for someone to take the burden of supervising a group of 23 people. They ...
    • Leadership Seminars and Other Learning Opportunities When I restarted this website, I posted seminar opportunities for companies which develop their leaders through seminars and workshops. If you have not seen them, I place four in this ...
    • Public Speaking Workshops in the Philippines for Public School Teachers Public School teachers in the Philippines can attend my public speaking workshops for almost free. You can also bring this public speaking workshops to them. From February 2013 to May 2013, ...
    • Leadership Seminars in the Philippines When I design leadership workshops, I do not just collect stories, put them together, and call them laws. I do not believe that there is one road to leadership. It does ...
    • Team building seminars for Teachers This summer, teachers will have the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops. Most of these workshops are related to subject matters they teach. Of course, they need to learn ...
    • Supervisory Skills Seminars for New Supervisors This offer is open only to the first seven companies who will book this seminar between December 15 and December 30, 2012. This supervisory skills seminars will help your supervisors get ...
    • Customer Service Seminars for Directors of First Impressions They are the faces of your organization when customers visit you. They represent your professionalism, passion for quality, and respect for customers. You can ensure that you send the right ...
    • Questions About Blogging A seminar for new bloggers will be conducted on January 19, 2013. Also, to encourage new bloggers to join, I hold this challenge. Today, I like to get your help. I ...
    • A Seminar on Debt Free Prosperity You do not have to resort to get-rich-quick scams to become wealthy and happy. Find out the four principles of Debt Free Prosperity in a seminar meant for professionals and ...
    • Presentation Skills Seminars for Sales Professionals Powerpoint Presentations do not make a sale. Good salespeople can sell though they do not know how to manipulate presentation softwares. But great salespeople recognize the importance of learning presentation ...
    • Train the Trainer Workshop in Cebu Developing your workforce though training is one of the best investments you will make. The other one is when you train your trainer. The trainer, must be first and foremost, a ...
    • Customer Service Seminars that Increase Sales There are excellent customer service and there are customer service that helps you increase your sales. You can make all your employees a strong army of sales champions. You can get ...
    • Get A High Impact Leadership Seminar in Exchange of Your Products & Services Let us have fun today. You do not have to spend more money to train your people. Offer to us your products and services and we shall, in exchange, conduct for ...
    • 7 Secrets of Effective Teachers (Seminars) You can help public school teachers become more effective in fulfilling their roles. You can help bring 7 SECRETS OF EFFECTIVE TEACHERS to your schools today. This opportunity to help ...
    • Blogging Seminars for Marketing Professionals Create more clients through content marketing. I will show you how you can create awareness and build trust through blogging and article writing. You can bring this seminar to your company ...
    • Student Leadership Seminars You are the next generation of leaders. You ought to learn different. You can have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of us who walked ahead of you. But do ...
    • Crafting Winning Political Speeches for Good Leaders We do not want good leaders to be beaten up by undeserving politicians. They must learn how to use that power that will boost their chance of winning an election ...

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