Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Internal Audit Workshop on Integrated ESHQ Managment System

A full-day hands-on practical training session to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage and conduct internal audit to ensure the continued effectiveness and suitability of the intergrated management system comprising ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements. All participants shall be taught and assessed on questioning skills, folllowing audit trail, using of checklist, summarizing and reporting findings.

Date: 22 July 2009 or 29 July 2009.

This course provides training and an in-depth understanding for participants to manage and conduct an effective internal audit on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. It focuses on providing participants with the hands-on practical audit learning experience. Exciting audit cases and fun-filled audit exercises will enrich the tutor-led session.

-Introduction to Internal Audit.
-Interpretation of Audit Guidelines ISO 19011.
-Planning Audit (Scheduling and Checklist preparation).
-Conducting Audit (Questioning, audit trail, Sampling, evaluating).
-Reporting Audit (raising of non-conformance report).
-Enhancing Audit (sharing of audit best practices).

The course is designed for all internal auditors, management representatives and personnel involving in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 management systems.

DATE: 07th Oct 2009
TIME: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
VENUE: NUSS Guild House Bukit Timah [MAP]
FEE: SGD 400.00
EARLY BIRD: SGD 0.00 if register by 15th Sep 2009 $350 per participant for registering 2 or more participants, or before 15 September 2009

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

saw this advertisement in the train...

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

A steady online bidding website...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

British English vs. Singaporean English

received this joke from email... read it...

Who says our English is teruk? Just read below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.

Britons: I'm sorry, sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Singaporean: No stock!

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call for me a few moments ago?
Singaporean: Hello, who call huh?

Britons: Excuse me, I would like to get by. Would you please make way?
Singaporean: S-kew me..

Britons: Hey! Put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Singaporean: No need lah.

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Singaporean: (pointing at the door) Can ah?

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Singaporean: No need shy one lah!

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Singaporean: Where got?

Britons: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Singaporean: Don't want lah.

Britons: Err...Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Singaporean: You mad ah?

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Singaporean: Shut up lah!

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for sometime. Do I know you?
Singaporean: See what, see what?

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..
Singaporean: Die lah!!

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Singaporean: What happened ah? Why like that one lah?

Britons: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Singaporean: Like that also don't know how to do!

Which Haunted Room will You Choose?

One day, you get lost in the wilderness while traveling.. It gets dark and you have no choice but to seek refuge in a small hut nearby. The owner tells you all his rooms are haunted. Which room will you choose?
(it is going to be very interesting.. ha ha haha)

The room where:

Room (A)
- a human head stares at you maliciously from outside your window

Room (B)
- the bathroom door creaks open and close, and there are sounds of a woman sighing

Room (C)
- the bed starts rocking violently whenever you try to sleep on it

Room (D)
- a headless ghost sits at the foot of your bed when you awake in the middle of the night




Scroll down for explanation.

A) A human head stares at you maliciously from outside your window.
Explanation: You need a lot of private space and are more suitable to work alone. You look for stability
i.e. a job that is not easily affected by external factors and provides steady income.
E.g. Doctor, lawyer, SOHO , teacher, administrator.

B) The bathroom door creaks open and close, and there are sounds of a woman sighing.
Explanation: You prefer a stable job that does not require you to run around or meet people. You are willing to be subjected to pressure from your bosses if that lets you sit in an air-conditioned office all day.
E.g. Civil servant, engineer, computer engineer, accountant.

C) The bed starts rocking violently whenever you try to sleep on it.
Explanation: You are an active person who cannot sit still and does not like to be restrained.. You are easily adaptable to a job which is full of changes and not routine.
E.g. Marketing, insurance, sales, delivery man, chauffer.

D) A headless ghost sits at the foot of your bed when you awake in the middle of the night.
Explanation: You suit jobs that need you to meet people, especially large crowds. Your job will depend on these people, but you will not know who they are
E.g. superstar, politician, PR, counter/frontline sales.

Understanding the Pitfalls in Letters of Credit Transactions

Learn about the risks in International Trade; selecting the appropriate payment method; comparing the risks and benefits of the various LC options; the LC process; ensuring the appropriate trade documentation; the provisions of the UCP 600 & ISBP 681; limiting and dealing with discrepancies; and avoiding LC fraud situations.

* Risks in international trade
* Trade finance & payment mechanisms
* The letter of credit process
* Trade documentation
* International commercial terms (Incoterms 2000)
* The UCP 600
* The ISBP 681
* Discrepancies in L/C transactions
* International trade & L/C frauds
* Relevant case law and case studies

DATE: 30th Sep to 01st Oct 2009
TIME: 10:00am to 6:00 pm
VENUE: SICCI Building (Level 2)
FEE: SGD 524.30

10% Discount given to 3 or more from the same company

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

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received this from National Library Board...

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Interpreting and Analysis of ISO 9001:2008

The course is designed for participants responsible for developing and implementing quality management system at all levels and disciplines.

The participants will gain an understanding of the clauses of ISO 9001:2008 and relate the application of each requirement to their organisation.

The objective of the training is to familiarise the participants with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Standards, with the basic knowledge of ISO nomenclature and its applications.

- Understand how ISO is related to work and how employees could play a part in establishing, implementing
and maintaining the QMS.

- A proper approach to system implementation and how to avoid pitfalls.
- Do’s and Don’ts’ during an ISO audit

DATE: 12th Oct 2009
TIME: 2 Full Days 9am - 5pm
VENUE: 9 Shenton Way #04-2A, Singapore Conference Hall
FEE: SGD 300.00

SGD 270.00 if register by 30th Sep 2009 Early Bird Disc 10%

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

Understanding the Pitfalls in Letters of Credit Transactions

Learn about the risks in International Trade; selecting the appropriate payment method; comparing the risks and benefits of the various LC options; the LC process; ensuring the appropriate trade documentation; the provisions of the UCP 600 & ISBP 681; limiting and dealing with discrepancies; and avoiding LC fraud situations.

* Risks in international trade
* Trade finance & payment mechanisms
* The letter of credit process
* Trade documentation
* International commercial terms (Incoterms 2000)
* The UCP 600
* The ISBP 681
* Discrepancies in L/C transactions
* International trade & L/C frauds
* Relevant case law and case studies

DATE: 30th Sep to 01st Oct 2009
TIME: 10:00am to 6:00 pm
VENUE: SICCI Building (Level 2)
FEE: SGD 524.30

10% Discount given to 3 or more from the same company

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

7 Month Story

The story took place during the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar and revolved around a young lad named Sam.
Sam at that time was working as a general worker, in a small company located at Tuas. During one particular working day, the whole of Sam's company was requested to work OT in order to meet a deadline due tomorrow. By the time everything was done, it was already past 12 am and Sam was the last person left in the office. He was left wondering whether there were still any bus services at this hour. He decided to try his luck and quickly tidied up the office, locked up and rushed towards the bus stop. The bus stop was situated by a small narrow road with dense forestation surrounding the area.

Sam waited for about 20 minutes and was about to make his way to the main road to catch a cab when a double deck bus appeared from nowhere. He hesitantly waved it down, boarded the bus and the only person he saw on the same bus was a frail ghastly looking old woman. The old woman was dressed in white samfoo and black pant, attire favored by maids in those early days or "Ma Jie" as they were commonly known then. Sam felt uneasy upon seeing her and was about to go up to the upper deck when a voice ranged out in Cantonese, "Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous." It was the old woman. Her comment sent a chill through Sam's bones and he figured that the upper deck might be "dirty". He decided to heed the old woman's advice and grab a seat at the lower deck even though he felt uncomfortable by her presence It was an agonizing 20 minutes journey before Sam reached his bus stop. He quickly alighted and turned to steal a quick glance at the old woman, who stared right back at him by the window. Without further ado, Sam hastened his pace and was fortunate to reach home safely.

The next day, Sam was requested to work OT and ended up being the last person left in the office again. It was already past midnight and Sam was contemplating whether to take a cab home but decided against it in the end as money was tight. So he made his way to the bus stop again and after about 20 minutes, the same double deck bus appeared. Sam boarded the bus and saw the same old woman again. He decided to go to the upper deck again when the old woman called out to him, "Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous." Even though, he heard it before, he still felt a certain fear inside him since it's the 7th month. To be on the safe side, he reluctantly took a seat at the lower deck again and reached home with no incidents.

The third day, Sam was asked to do OT again. By now he was feeling dreaded and worried as he didn't want to repeat the same process again. But he obliged nevertheless since it's his livelihood. He was, you guessed it, the last person left in the office again. He made the same journey to the bus stop, occasionally checking his back as he walked. The double deck bus arrived, he boarded it and saw the same old woman again. As he proceeded to go upstairs, the old woman warned him again, "Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous." Sam was fed up with the old woman by now and decided to go upstairs even though he was feeling a bit scared. He saw no one else when he reached the upper deck and slowly made his way to the back of the bus and sat down. Sam's heart began pounding away as he waited anxiously for something to happen. After 10 minutes, with nothing happening, Sam went downstairs to confront the old woman and asked her why she kept saying it's dangerous upstairs.

The old woman turned, stared at him and replied ..............

"Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous. Upstairs got no bus driver."


received this from email...

Working at your office and at your home provides many challenges which can be both invigorating and satisfying. However, there are times when you may find yourself under stress, feeling tired and worn out. These conditions create tensions that cause your body to experience pain in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, lower and upper limbs. There may also be the tendency to pass these conditions on to your clients, colleagues and even family members, and creating additional tension and conflict. This Workshop will help you learn to reduce the tension before it is too late, exploring techniques that will enable both individuals and groups to balance positive and negative stressors.

In fact, stress is always with us. Dr. Hans Selye, often credited as the father of modern stress research, writes that stress is our body’s response to any demand made upon it. He distinguished between two types of stress:

1. "eustress" - good stress, a positive feeling , leading to happiness, creativity and satisfaction ( taken from the Greek “eu” meaning good as in the word euphoria} and
2. "distress" - continuous high levels of damaging, performance-draining stress

The positive "eustress" can be helpful in generating enthusiasm, motivation and action, but if not controlled, it can easily slip over the edge into distress, leading to ineffective performance, uncertainty, doubt and anxiety. In the office this occurs when too many demands are placed upon you all at once, when unreasonable deadlines are scheduled, customer complaints continue mounting, constant interruptions do not allow you to get your work done in a timely manner, and even competition or unhealthy interactions between staff members develop. While at home, this occurs when the baby is crying and needs to be fed, children are unable to cope with school work and the exams are just around the corner, bills are piling up and everything around the house is in a mess. Suddenly you feel irritable, inadequate, unappreciated or confused, that pain in the back and neck increases, and your mind races at night not allowing you to sleep.

We cannot eliminate all the stress from our lives, but once you recognize the symptoms of stress, there are ways to get out of the trap and to learn how to manage the daily stresses of life – both at work and at home. This can only be done step by step, and the first step is awareness. Then begins the process of finding what is possible to change to your environment, in your attitude toward others and towards yourself. You can live a healthier life and have a healthier work situation and home environment through better communication – with your superiors, your colleagues, customers and clients, friends, family members and most importantly with yourself.

Key techniques to help manage your stress and your time will be explained and experienced. Participants will review the causes and effects of stress at work and at home and practice relaxation exercises for stress management. Your personal health care will benefit and you will find yourself more fit and productive in the workplace and at home.

This Workshop also combines background and research information about stress with practical applications for you to implement at work and at home, and will include time to analyze and discuss specific stress situations you are currently facing.

Participants will:
- understand the causes and effects of stress
- understand the physical, emotional and mental reactions to stress
- examine stress in the work place and at home
- review critical areas of personal health care
- understand the importance of trust, support, confidence and communication
- experience a variety of relaxation methods for stress relief
- discuss and analyze stress situations unique to your workplace and your home
- review time management principles essential for stress reduction
- learn a variety of techniques to help manage stress, take control and set goals
- gain tools leading towards a work/life balance

After the Workshop participants will:
- be relaxed and energized
- know a variety of techniques and methods for stress reduction and relaxation
- develop a stress management plan

DATE: 07th Oct 2009
TIME: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
VENUE: The Tanglin Club 5 Draycott Drive
FEE: SGD 350.00

(Includes 2 Teas & Lunch)if register by 22nd September 2009 -5% discount for individuals -10% discount for group of 5 or more

To register:

1. By fax:
Please fax to Mr. David Goh: the Participants name, designation & company:(65) 68447068

2. By email:Please email to Mr. DavidGoh: the participants name,
designation &

For enquiries:Please call Mr. David Goh:(65) 90039359


For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman.
One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18.

She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card and write 'Spaghetti' on the back. He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin.

One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife.

'Honey, 'she said, 'You received a very strange post card today.'
'Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it later,' he said. The wife obeyed and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

On the card was written:

'Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.
Three with meatballs, two without.
Send extra sauce.

Learn the Secrets of a Corporate Headhunter and Secure the Ideal Job

The Princeton Group is pleased to make available its extensive experience in human resources consulting to assist jobseekers to better position themselves in the job market and in front of potential employers. To this objective we are offering a one day career coaching and counseling program.

1. Reality Check
a. Understanding your past career history, skills, and accomplishments.
b. Recognising functional and managerial skill gaps.
c. Developing a plan of action to address gaps.

2. Writing a reume that "sells"

3. Job search strategy and plan of implementation
a. What employers are looking for.
b. Uncover the hidden job market.
c. How to network for successful job search.

4. How to interview with potential employers
a. Learn how to answer the tough questions most frequently asked by employers.

5. Post Interview Strategies and Follow Up, Including negotiating the offer

You will also upon completion of the coaching program be included in the Princeton Executive Network and be given priority listing in our database for future job opportunities.

DATE: 03rd Oct 2009
TIME: 9am - 5pm
VENUE: The Furama Riverfront Hotel [MAP]
FEE: SGD 300.00

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.


Two Choices

What would you do? make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its

dedicated staff, he offered a question:

'When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection.

Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do.

Where is the natural order of things in my son?'

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. 'I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.'

Then he told the following story:

Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, 'Do you think they'll let me play?' I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

I approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, 'We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning.'

Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three.

In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again.

Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.

At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game?

Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the

plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact.

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed.

The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay.

As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman.

Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's head, out of reach of all team mates.

Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, 'Shay, run to first!

Run to first!'

Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base.

He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

Everyone yelled, 'Run to second, run to second!'

Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base.

B y the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball . the smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team.

He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head.

Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

All were screaming, 'Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay'

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, 'Run to third!

Shay, run to third!'

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, 'Shay, run home! Run home!'

Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team

'That day', said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, 'the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world'.

Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!


We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate.

The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.

If you're thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you're probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren't the 'appropriate' ones to receive this type of message Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference.

We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the 'natural order of things.'

So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:

Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?

A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.

You now have two choices:

1. Delete

2. Forward

May your day, be a Shay Day.

Dear Exxon-Mobil Beneficiary

another spam...


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Human evolution - joke

A little girl asked her mother: 'How did the human race appear?' The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so was all mankind made.'

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved..'

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?' The mother answered, 'Well, Dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family, and your father told you about his.'

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

I believe

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . Relax . ... .
And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
They're going to hurt you every once in a while
And you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,
Even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe....
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe....
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick youWhen you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe....
That maturity has more to do with
What types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them
And less to do with
How many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe....
That it isn't always enough,
To be forgiven by others.

Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself..

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
The world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
May have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give,
A friend cries out to you -
You will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
Do not make you a decent human being.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily
Have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.

Blessings, Grace, Peace, Joy, Love and Happiness Always

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vote for extra public holidays in Singapore!

received this from email... not sure if it's real...

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PHONE POWER - Tap into the Power of your Phone and Turn it into a Money Spinner

Think of how much marketing dollars have been wasted because your incoming calls were not answered properly. Or not answered at all. Now you too can increase your sales, save valuable salespeople time, and most importantly, reach out to new markets. Easily and profitably. Turn your Telephone into your biggest money spinner...

1. Increase your sales immediately
2. Lower your selling costs
3. Reach out to new markets
4. Increase net profits
5. Develop new streams of income

1. Why the Telephone is still the most Profitable Way
2. Test and Measure Phone Success
3. How to Sell Yourself Over the Telephone
4. Incoming Calls: Top 7 Ways to leave lasting impression
5. Developing Your Sales Presentation over the phone
6. How to Sell Any Product or Service by phone
7. Overcoming Objections
8. Special Challenges in Telesales
9. Customer Service Over the Phone
10. How to Hire and Keep the Best Telemarketer
11. Role Play and Your Action Plan

1. Telemarketers and Tele-Promoters
2. Sales Executives and Managers
3. GM and All those that are responsible for Sales
4. Insurance, Real Estate and MLM Professionals

DATE: 11th Sep 2009
TIME: 9 am to 12.45 pm
VENUE: The Plaza 02-301 7500a Beach Rd
FEE: SGD 129.00

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

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Power Presentation and Speaking

Imagine, how much you can accomplish if you are a confident speaker.

A confident speaker can open many doors.

A confident speaker can open many eyes.

A confident speaker can make a difference.

Develop your confidence now.

Don't delay.

Types of Presentation
-Purpose and object of a presentation
-Technique in crafting types of presentations
-Differentiating types of presentation
-Effective sales presentation

Organization of a Presentation
-Understanding the power of opening
-Making your presentation memorable
-Structuring your presentation for easy retrieving
-Making your presentation go smoothly

Ingredients of an impressive presentation
-Support materials
-Rhetorical techniques
-Stories and personal experiences
-Analyzing speeches

Overcome Stage Fright
-Therapies to fight fear
-How to overcome fear of the presentation
-Sign and symptoms of fear
-Creating a state of excellence

Deliver with style
-Body language
-Platform manner
-Vocal variety
-Pause with authority

First impression, lasting impression
-Create impact
-Build rapport
-Eye contact

Think and speak spontaneously
-Thinking on your feet
-Techniques for impromptu speaking
-Delivering seamlessly and effortlessly
-Understanding the pitfalls and avoiding them

Face to face with audience
-Audience analysis
-Using visual aids
-How to handle difficult audience
-Handling questions and answers

DATE: 23rd to 24th Sep 2009
TIME: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
VENUE: The Furama Riverfront Hotel [MAP]
FEE: SGD 880.00
EARLY BIRD: SGD 820.00 if register by 10th Sep 2009

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.

Last chance to complete TMS Salary Survey and WIN a holiday in Koh Samui

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TMS Asia Pacific are conducting their annual salary survey for the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industries throughout Asia.

The purpose of the survey is to independently assess the total remuneration packages of a great variety of Executive and Management positions across the industries in Asia.

I will personally present the survey results from October 2009 at a number of forums including a formal launch during ITB Asia, and the report will be posted on our website towards the end of 2009.

To complete the survey, click on the link below which will take you through to the on-line survey. Please complete the information which will only take 5 minutes, then click on 'Submit'.

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This survey is open to all participants working in the Travel, Toursim and Hospitality industries across Asia. Only one survey submission per person is permitted, to be eligible to win the prize.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

How to Be an Effective Master of Ceremonies

You can be the Emcee for your company's events if you know how.

Let Ernest Chen trains you to be an effective master of ceremonies, you will learn all the dos and don'ts plus gain confidence and develop the joy in doing this marvelous role.

Ernest has conducted 18th classes and everyone has benefited.

There are tons of benefit being an Emcee

- The Role of an Emcee
- Social Etiquette and Protocol
- Different Types of Toasts
- Introduce Guests and Speakers
- Presentation Skills
- Platform Manners
- Speaking and Platform Tools
- Planning An Event
- Overcoming Stage Fright
- Speaking in Praise
- Think on your Feet
- Image and Dressing
- What Not to Say and Do

This is an excellent opportunity for any company staff who aspires to help out in the company events and at the same time acts as emcee for the event.
Come and learn from the guru of public speaking and Ernest Chen is very earnest in teaching you and transforming you to be an effective emcee.

All participants will receive a copy of the Bestseller - Earnestly Speaking, signed by the Author.

DATE: 25th Sep 2009
TIME: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
VENUE: The Furama Riverfront Hotel [MAP]
FEE: SGD 480.00
EARLY BIRD: SGD 430.00 if register by 11th Sep 2009

To register via fax, please click here to fax the form to (65) 6327 7155.
To register online, please click here.