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Berocca Breakfast to Keep the Brain Sharp and Witty

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what they don’t say is what should be part of this ever so important first meal.

I myself need to be quick on my wits and ready for whatever the day throws me. Being a radio dj / writer / host / blogger… I tend to have all sorts of important meetings and events I need to be at all day long. Bouncing around from one venue to another while trying to stay sharp and focused can be a very tricky thing to do!

I’m looking for vitamins that will help me survive my long hectic days, to be in the fast lane and out of the rat race.

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Finally, a friend introduced me to Berocca! It’s like instant fuel. Furthermore, I found out that most Berocca users are CEOs, so if you want to outwit them and place yourself within their ranks, you have to have their secret – Berocca!

Berocca is like instant fuel for the mind! In today’s world, it’s those sharp minds who have the big paying positions and sit at the CEO desk!

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And I did my own research, Berocca is a clinically proven combination of B vitamins and essential nutrients with a unique synergy of B vitamins (helps release the energy from the food we eat), vitamin C (colds buster) and essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc (which are definitely needed by the body).

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Anyway, Berocca comes in a very unique format: All I had to do was drop the tablets into a glass of water and I was ready to go on with the rest of my day with an extra boost of healthy stuff!

I liked taking mine early in the morning right before work to get my head in the game. Try it out for yourself!

 

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Best of all, you can get the complete info on how exactly Berocca helps you perform better and why it gives you a boost by checking out their website here – http://www.berocca.com


How to Get the New Facebook Timeline and Two Column Homepage Walk Through Instructions

Ok, so if you’re one of the early adaptors or if you’re just cool like that… then you may have heard of the possible new Facebook look!

If you weren’t too busy bitching about the new Facebook look, widgets, gadgets and features, then you may have found that there is an even newer one coming our way! One that will unite the entire web under one glorious Facebook!

Welcome to the new Facebook Timeline with the new Facebook Two 2 Column Homepage look!

Want to get this new Facebook Timeline homepage for yourself? Then follow these 10 easy breezy steps!

 

1. Log in to your Facebook account then go to this link – https://developers.facebook.com/apps – it may ask for your password so go ahead and enter that.

 

 

2. You’ll see this page below: Click on Allow

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3. On the next page, click on “Create new app”

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4. Name it. You can go ahead and name this whatever you want, along with matching whatever namespace you’d like. It really doesn’t matter. Then click  on the checkbox “I agree to the platform privacy policy.” And then click Continue, pass the security check by filling in the Captcha.

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5. Confirm that you are not a robot and you’l get to this page. Click on “Open Graph”

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6. On the next screen, entitled “Get Started with Open Graph” — fill it up with anything you want (it doesn’t matter again) in those spaces under the heading “start by defining one action than one object for your app.” Click Get Started.

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7. For the next two screens, do nothing except click on “Save Changes and Next.”

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8. You’ll see the screen below. Wait for about 5 minutes…. go watch a video on YouTube or something to give it some time to fix up your profile. Then come back and head over to your regular Facebook homepage (in layman’s terms you can just type in http://Facebook.com and go to your own profile page)

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9. You’ll see this new box on top of your original Facebook profile page. This means you aren’t as big of a disappointment that your father may have though you to be…. (kidding). SUCCESS! Click on “Get It Now” – which is also something I recommend you try to do in real life (kidding again)

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10. And VOILA! You’re now a Facebook early adapter! You’ll see the page below with your new timeline. It’s not fully functional yet but it should soon be able to take you back all the way to the day you started Facebook! Adding that very emotional attachment you so need to never leave Facebook again!

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11. Now work on this page and add your new “Facebook Cover Picture” by clocking on that “Add a Cover” button. This new “Cover Picture” which will be the first thing people see when they come to your page and should look something like this below:

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Hope that helped!

Enjoy your new Facebook two column cover picture home page!

 

 

How to Get the New Facebook Timeline and Two Column Homepage Walk Through Instructions

6 Week Challenge Results! Did my filthy dirty mouth get cleaner?

 

I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical about how much one product could really do for my filthy dirty mouth.

Six weeks ago, I was invited as one of a few bloggers to participate in this reality type challenge where we put the Listerine Total Care Mouthwash to the test.

We were asked to have our mouth and teeth evaluated before a 6-week challenge of using their Listerine Total Care Mouthwash. We had our teeth checked by the renowned dental offices of Doctor Villareal at the Bonifacio Global City’s St. Luke’s Hospital.

See that full post of Week 1 here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/how-to/6-week-challenge-to-clean-my-dirty-mouth/

 

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Following that was a thorough weekly update of what I was doing and how I was feeling after using the Listerine Total Care Mouthwash.

 

Week 1 here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/how-to/6-week-challenge-to-clean-my-dirty-mouth/

Week 2 – http://www.vincegolangco.com/events/week-2-clean-my-dirty-filthy-mouth-report/

Week 3 – http://www.vincegolangco.com/cool-people/week-3-listerine-total-care-challenge-to-clean-my-dirty-mouth-report/

Week 4 – http://www.vincegolangco.com/contests/manly-balls-in-my-mouth-challenge-accepted/

Week 5 – http://www.vincegolangco.com/motivational/five-5-total-care-ways-to-prepare-for-life-relationships-dates-careers-and-your-future/

 

And finally, after 6 weeks, I went back to St. Luke’s Hospital to see exactly what had happened in my mouth throughout these past few weeks.

The results we unbelievable! I was in for a surprise like no other!

 

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I was not expecting my plaque to go down 78%, my tartar to go down 91% or my gum bleeding to go down 89%!!!! The odor thing might look bad on the chart, but from the start, my odor index was actually low, at a score of 1 out of 5, meaning “there is barely any odor”.” So there really wasn’t much more to go down from from there.

 

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The dentist even asked me if I had gotten my teeth cleaned. I told them that I didn’t and they seemed really surprised as well. They also asked if I flossed a lot, and I had to admit that I missed out on a lot of flossing because of my busy schedule.

Finally, the dentists asked if I used Listerine religiously in the past 6 weeks. I told them that I had used it at least once a day but mostly, I would used it every time after I brushed my teeth.

But even beyond the numbers, I noticed that my teeth and gums do not bleed anymore. This was something the dentists told me is actually caused by plaque and tartar building up and seeping into your gums. I originally thought bleeding gums just meant that I had “sensitive” gums, but it turns out, bleeding gums means you have dirty teeth and gums. So I’m very glad to have them nice, clean and not bleeding anymore thanks to Listerine!

 

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Anyway, I’m a Listeriever (Listerine Believer) now! No more bleeding gums and I’ve never felt so kissable in my life!

So When In Manila, be sure to keep that filthy dirty mouth of yours clean to make sure you’re ready for any kisses that might come your way! Take the TOTAL CARE CHALLENGE yourself to be a LISTERIEVER too!

 

Five 5 Total Care Ways to Prepare for Life: Relationships, Dates, Careers and your Future

Throughout my short time in this world, I’ve come to find out a few things that has always gotten me through the tough times. Whenever I get too nervous, or too overwhelmed with the task at hand, I tend to look back at my past and try to figure out how I’ve overcome those other trials and hardships. I’ve come to a conclusion that there are five main things I do to help give me the strength and the confidence needed, let me share them with you.

 

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1. SUCCESS IS PREPARATION MEETING OPPORTUNITY

One random day, in a random city, at a random building, you’ll get into an elevator with a big shot whom you really look up to but have only seen in the magazines, watched on TV or heard on radio. But now, for whatever strange coincidence, you’ll be alone in an elevator with him/her. What do you do now? Are you ready to give your elevator spiel on why you matter? Many times in life, the biggest and best opportunities come out of nowhere. You will not have any time to stop and prepare and you may miss out on these once in a lifetime occasions. Instead, you should always be preparing yourself. Figure out what you want to do in life and start preparing. You may want to be a big TV star, so start preparing your acting skills even before the audition. You may want to be a big banker, so start preparing your financial knowledge by knowing what’s going on with the economy and with the banks. You never know who you might need to impress out of the blue. Successful people are always ready whenever the time comes. Success is preparation meeting opportunity!

 

2. DO YOUR RESEARCH

In many events, challenges, matches or big moments in your life, you will probably have some time to properly prepare for the situation. This is where the big players gets separated from the little boys. The real winners do their research! They research everything from the venue, the audience, the background of the event, all the way to the names of the guards at the door. Someone well prepared will be much more comfortable and confident when that said event finally takes place. Little things like showing up to the event early and checking your PowerPoint presentations on the projector or knowing where the podium is or even just meeting the organizers of the event play a big role when you finally have to give that big presentation! Do your research!

 

3. FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT

It’s an old saying that is so much more useful when you actually implement it! Usually, before a big speech, people would pace around the backstage telling everyone in sight that they are nervous. This actually hinders your confidence and ability to do well because you are setting your mind and yourself to think that you are nervous. Instead, pretend that you aren’t. Tell yourself that you are not nervous and tell everyone else that too. If you start pretending that you’re comfortable, you might start pretending to act like a confident person and next thing you know, you actually become confident. The universe has a strange way of giving you what you ask for, make sure you’re asking it to make you confident rather than telling it to make you more nervous. Fake it til’ you make it!

 

4. MIND THE DETAILS

It’s all about the little details. I remember my college professor telling me that the little things matter! They matter because the little things are a reflection of how you will handle the bigger things. If you can’t be trusted with the little things, how can we trust you with the big ones. If you forget to email that document your boss told you to email, or if you misplace the copies of the lunch menu your colleagues asked you for, then when it comes down to assigning you bigger tasks, they might be a bit hesitant to ask for your service or to give you that promotion. So make sure you check all the small things. Mind the details!

 

5. TOTAL CARE

I use this as a metaphor for everything else like combing your hair, shining your shoes and making sure your tie is sharp! Part of having the full confidence you need is having the basic tools necessary. Always dress to impress! It’s better to dress up than to be dressed down. So keep that breath fresh! It starts not just at the moment of your big event, but from months ago. Get that suit ironed out, but that nice tie you need and start using that mouthwash for that total care you need to succeed. Confidence comes from within, it comes from what you do day in and day out. So be sure you are prepared for that big day of yours but getting ready now! Total care starts NOW!

 

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Five 5 Total Care Ways to Prepare for Life: Relationships, Dates, Careers and your Future

 



6 Week Challenge to Clean my Dirty Mouth

Challenge accepted!

Recently, I was asked to participate in a 6-week challenge to clean my dirty, filthy little mouth! I was challenged to see if we’re really giving our dental hygiene the proper and total care that it needs!

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When it comes to health, you make sure you are always in tip-top shape. From exercising regularly to eating a well-balanced diet, you give yourself total care. But when it comes to your mouth, are you sure you are keeping it totally healthy? More than just freshening your breath and eliminating embarrassing bad breath, are you giving your mouth the best care it deserves? LISTERINE, the #1 mouthwash brand in the country, has introduced its newest innovation to help you give your mouth total care and achieve total oral health – LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash.

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As the most advanced and complete LISTERINE, Total Care helps deliver on the 6 essential signs of a healthy mouth. Its unique formulation of four LISTERINE essential oils with zinc chloride and sodium fluoride helps  reduce plaque, protects healthy gums, strengthen teeth against cavities, prevent tartar build-up to keep teeth naturally white, and kill up to 99.9% of germs for long-lasting fresh breath.

At the recent press launch of LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash held in Oceana in San Miguel by the Bay, LISTERINE introduced to the media and dental industry the 6-week ‘Dare to Get Total Care’ challenge. Led by health-enthusiast and LISTERINE Total Care ambassador, Drew Arellano, the said challenge will be participated by dental professionals, as well as influential bloggers, who will document their 6-week journey towards achieving the six essential signs of a health mouth with LISTERINE Total Care.

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L-R Karen Co, Senior Brand Manager for Listerine, Bloggers Vince Golangco, Hannah Villasis, Edelweiza Mabalay, Earth Rullan, Drew Arellano, Phoebe Ann Ramos, Calvin Lo, Azrael Coladilla and Ria Gatmaitan, Management Trainee for Listerine

 

I started my challenge today by visiting the Dental offices of Dr. Villareal in the Fort Bonifacio Global City St. Luke’s Hospital.

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They tested the overall cleanliness of my mouth which we will again compare with my scores after this Listerine six week  challenge. I will update you weekly to let you know how it is going.

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So after brushing and flossing, use LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash and experience total oral health yourself! Also, follow the journey of the LISTERINE Total Care challengers or find out more information about taking the ‘Dare to Get Total Care’ challenge yourself!

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Challenge accepted!

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Short Courses at Modern Academy of Image, Culture and the Arts: New School in the Fort

A brand new school is opening up at the Fort Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Burgos circle area. It’s going to be a very modern school with top coaches who can help bring your career to the next level! They have real world training for you to be able to succeed in this very real world.

The Modern Academy of Image, Culture, and the Arts (MAICA) offers courses that empower the individual with a dynamic perspective and real life skills essential to successful, modern living.

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“MAICA offers courses that empower individuals with a dynamic perspective and real-life skills essential to successful modern living” Tools to survive and thrive in the modern world.
Supported by Maquillage Professionnel, Pinoy Photographers, & Our Awesome Planet.
For course and rates. pls call us at 5695235/8468920

MAICA Address: 2nd Floor,Unit 2 Bellagio,Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines

MA ICA Contact Info: 846-8920/ 569-5235

MAICA Website: http://www.modernacademy.com.ph

MAICA Email: info@modernacademy.com.ph

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Short Courses at Modern Academy of Image, Culture and the Arts: New School in the Fort

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

There are various reasons why one becomes a single parent. The most common reasons being by chance or by deliberate choice in the case of ending a bad relationship.

But there are also other reasons one becomes a solo parent. One may have lost their partner; or are raising nieces and nephews as their own as guardians (a common occurrence here in the Philippines considering our extended families) or those whose partners are OFWs.

As different as their reasons may be, solo parents all have to deal with the daunting and difficult balancing act of being both a father and mother to a child. They all need guidance on how to cope and information on how to best raise their children under such circumstances.

Sex and Sensibilities.com, a website that aims to empower women by arming them with rights-based information will hold a workshop for solo parents on November 14.

Ana Santos, founder and editorial director of Sex and Sensibilities.com and writer Karen Kunawicz, will speak about their individual experiences on single parenting and share their insights.

Knowing that the start of feeling good is looking good, The Body Shop will also give a short demo to teach the participants how to put on make-up in the least amount of time.

This is a FREE workshop and a pilot test for Sex and Sensibilities.com (SAS) who has received many inquiries and requests about holding workshops/dialogues for solo parents. If successful, SAS will roll out a workshop series that will tackle other aspects of solo parenthood: financial management and budgeting, finding the right yaya, legalities, blended families, and dating again.

“Happy Even After” will be on November 14, Sunday at 9am-11am. Venue is the 2F of Starbucks Ortigas Home Depot, J. Vargas Avenue, Ortigas. Slots are limited. Please reserve your FREE slot by messaging 0927.307.9608.

Happy Even After: Free Workshop for Single Moms

For media inquiries, please call:
Ana Santos
216.0901
0917.886.4862
Email: anasantoswrites@gmail.com
sexandsensibilities@gmail.com
Website: www.SexAndSensibilities.com

Sex and Sensibilities (SAS) is a non-profit website committed to improving the level of understanding of sexual reproductive health rights among young Filipinas through the dissemination of accurate, practical and factual information on positive sexuality and population and development in governance. One of the trademark products of SAS is the Triple S Sexual Health Workshop, a module done in consultation with the UNFPA that cover safer sex, sexual health rights and stigma & discrimination.

The Power of the Internet: Beginners Class to Internet Marketing & Blogging

The Power of the Internet

BUSINESS EDITION (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and how they can help your business)

This class is designed for traditional brick and mortar entrepreneurs who have yet to understand or harness the power of the internet. A beginners class for internet marketing.

From free marketing online to handling customer complaints, we tackle everything a business needs to know about the internet like: Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, Online Branding, Internet Marketing, Google tools, SEO and more!

Some question whether or not they can afford to send people to this class, but with the mass media power and broadcasting of the internet able to send out negative ideals about your product / service / brand / company, the real question is “Can you afford NOT to take this class?”

The class will be taught by Vince Golangco, a web enthusiast who hosts the show “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on the Global News Network (GNN). Vince is also the editor and creative director of WhenInManila.com, the blog that won the #1 Emerging Influential Blog Award for 2010. Vince’s experience with online marketing has made him a sought after consultant and media powerhouse.

SIGN UP NOW FOR EARLY BIRD RATES (valid until Oct 31 only).

Limited seating. Call “The One School” to save your seat:

Phone Number 817-4396

Class Dates:
November 13 & 20 (Saturdays)  9am – 6pm

The One School
CHED and TESDA accredited
55 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City
Phone: 817-4391
http://www.theoneschool.org/

The Power of the Internet: Beginners Class to Internet Marketing & Blogging

Making Money with Poker Class in Manila

Upcoming Class on October 2—The Noob’s Guide to Making Money in Poker.

The class will be taught by VJ Sianghio a part-time poker player who can buy himself a brand new laptop every month through just playing the game! Plus: A Mini-tournament right after the class!

Making Money with Poker Class on October 2.

Guru: VJ Sianghio

About the Guru: In the morning, VJ manages his family business; but at night, he plays poker. Playing poker part-time, he can buy himself a brand new laptop every month. His greatest dream is to be a professional poker player.

Date & Time: October 2, 2010, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Slots Available: 10/12
Fee: 180

Description: Read your opponents, study the different styles of playing, know when to bluff and how much to bet! If you’d like to know how to make serious money out of poker, this is for you! But if you just want to beat your friends, that’s perfectly fine! Special Event: There will be a mini-tournament afterwards so be prepared to bring a little betting cash.

To sign up for the class, go here- http://www.thelivingroomphotography.com/classroom/upcoming

How to Make a Viral Video: American Taxi Drivers Gets Job in the Philippines

If you haven’t seen this viral video above, it’s the perfect example of authentic content that can become viral with very little cost to the producers!

The problem with most companies is that they try too hard. They sit in a boardroom for four hours and “strategize” their “viral video” to promote their product or brand. The problem is that the interweb hates sales pitches and won’t bother forwarding your video to their friends if it’s a commercial.

The first thing you need to understand is that it is VERY DIFFICULT and EXTREMELY UNLIKELY that you can “create a Viral Video.” What you can do is CREATE GREAT CONTENT!

The whole part where your content goes viral is mostly organic and will do it without you pushing.

If you ever have to beg a friend to “Please repost this video,” then that simply means that you do not make a truly “viral” video.

Viral content is a creature of its own. It will get passed on and reposted on every Facebook page and Twitter message because it has great content.

Basically, these “viral” videos need to be so good, that not passing it on would seem illogical and passing it on would make the “passer” get some cool points.

Again, get that “Make a Viral Video” idea out of your mind! That mindset won’t get you far. What you need to do is MAKE GREAT CONTENT! Becoming “viral” is the result of your great content.

Some no-no’s if you want to make viral content include having too much branding and trying too hard. If you’re ever going to put any branding in your content that you want to go “viral.” It has to be either very subtle or the content has to be absolutely amazing! Again, no one wants to pass on a commercial (unless it’s one hell of a great commercial).

The guys on the video above titled: “Jobs Philippines – American Taxi Drivers,” Tory and Jason, are going to be my guests on Mellow 94.7 to talk about this video. They will also be my guests as I speak at the “EntrepSummit: Technopreneurs Reveal their Secrets” seminar at the Mall of Asia, organized by the Manila Junior Chamber (Manila JCs). I’ll be talking about “How to Go from Zero to Hero,” – Gaining popularity with online branding, internet marketing and help from the internet.

How to Make a Viral Video: American Taxi Drivers Gets Job in the Philippines

How Not to DIE

Here’s some very important tips on how to avoid dying.

How not to die:

1. Don’t jump off planes, bridges, cliffs or any high places

2. Don’t talk to strangers

3. Don’t try unfamiliar things

4. Don’t forget to brush your teeth

5. Don’t question the way things are

6. Never break the rules

7. Never take risks

8. Do as you’re told

9. Conform

10. If in doubt, don’t do it

How to LIVE:

1. Ignore all of the above

“There was a very cautious man, who never laughed or cried
He never risked, he never lost, he never won nor tried.
And when he one day passed away, his insurance was denied,
For since he never really lived, they claimed he never died”

Freelance Writing Workshop with Writer’s Block Philippines

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Manila, 3 August, 2010Three freelance writers dreamt of putting together a group where other writers could be inspired and armed with the proper skills to be more effective communicators.

It may have started out as a wish. But it was also the start of Writer’s Block Philippines, a group founded by Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou and Nina Terol-Zialcita.

The trio collectively have two decades of experience in freelance writing as a career. Together, their works on lifestyle, travel, arts & culture, changemaking, advocacy, sex & relationships, and women’s issues have been extensively published both locally and internationally.

As freelance writers, they know how much effort it takes to establish and manage their own bylines and how hard it is to make writing a lucrative enterprise.

“Writer’s Block Philippines is the kind of support system that we wished we had when we were starting our own freelance writing careers,” says Santos, a sex & relationship columnist and sexual health advocate. Santos, who also writes about armed conflict in Mindanao, has had her work published in international publications like IRIN News, the humanitarian news agency of the United Nations.

“There’s a misconception that freelance writing does not entail serious work, but it’s actually a business in itself,” Sarthou says. “Aside from practicing the craft, you have to disciplined enough to manage your projects and meet all your deadlines. Through our workshops, we’ll share  practical tips and insights on how to  go about with having a freelance writing career.” Sarthou focuses more on lifestyle writing. She also manages corporate accounts, which give her the flexibility to pursue her other passions such as traveling.

Writer’s Block Philippines conducts writing workshops that cover a wide range of topics to get writers started on their freelance writing career.

The warm reception of their first workshop inspired Santos, Sarthou and Terol-Zialcita to do another run of “How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” on August 22  and 29, 2010 at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4,  Makati. The two-day workshop will focus on writing techniques and practical insider information on how to get started with freelancing and is supported by Powerbooks and Travelife magazine.

“We were overwhelmed and also very happy about the response we got to the first workshop which was sold out,” says Terol-Zialcita, who is also a poetess and political communicator. “This session will be beefed up with more hands-on coaching on writing and a section on ethics. We included an ethics portion because we believe in maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity in writing.”

While the most common avenues for freelance writing may be magazines and newspapers, “How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” will discuss the variety of non-traditional media and international publications that can be tapped and the nuances of writing for each specific media.

“How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” will be held on August 22 and 29, 2010. Log on to writersblock.ph@gmail.com or message 0927.850.8280 for more information. Avail of a special Early Bird rate of P3,500 for the two-day workshop by making a reservation on or before August 6, 2010.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ana Santos:
0917.886.4862

Writer’s Block Philippines believes that writing is both art and craft, both creative and methodical, a form of expression and a discipline. Writing itself is only one aspect of “writing”; a culmination of other processes that make it easier for you to write your piece. Through its workshops, Writer’s Block will bring all these different processes together and teach you how to be an effective writer.

Writers Block Press Release Jumpstart 2 August 2010


PuMPED UP: Publicity, Marketing, Public Relations & Events Management Discourse

I’ll be speaking as the keynote speaker for this event at the University of the Philippines campus on Monday! Need to get my slides all ready. See you there!

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PuMPED UP

A Publicity, Marketing, Public Relations

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Events Management Discourse

August 2, 2010, Diliman, Quezon City – In the competitive world of the academe and of the workplace, there is a call to skills in marketing, publicity, public relations and events management among others. For this reason, the UP Communication Research Society, University Student Council of UP and the UP Sanlahi Alliance will be holding a seminar, entitled PuMPED UP: A Publicity, Marketing, Public Relations and Events Management Discourse, at Palma Hall 440 in the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This seminar aims to equip participants with the practical skills of publicizing and marketing for their projects, both academic and extra-curricular. This is also to prepare them for the need of such skills in the future, especially in the work place. Topics of the said seminar will range from Marketing, Image Branding and Public Relations, Publicity and Events Management.

The lectures will be held in the morning and the workshop will be in held in the afternoon. The speakers will be Mr. Vincent Golangco, Mr. Edgar Timbungco and Prof. Germaine Salvador.

The registration fee will cost Php75.00. Free snacks and free flowing coffee will be provided. A seminar kit will also be given to the students. Participants might need pens and papers to take down notes.

The UP Communication Research Society, University Student Council and the UP Sanlahi Alliance would like to invite students, in particular, for the attainment of the event’s objective, which is to train the participants to be more competitive in the aforementioned fields.

**** See post event pictures here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/lessons-learned/speaker-at-the-university-of-the-philippines-up-marketing-public-relations-forum/

PUMPED UP!: Boost Skills. Create Buzz. Generate Leads

Program Flow:

TIME (AM-PM)

ACTIVITY

PERSON/S INVOLVED

8:00 Call Time

(Set-Up)

USC, CRS, SANLAHI
8:30 – 9:00 Registration Period

Videos relevant to Organization Development will be played.

-CRS

-SANLAHI

9:00 – 9:30 Philippine Education Situationer Speaker: Ms. Vanessa Faye Bolibol, National Union of Students in the Philippines
9:30 – 9:45 Orientation on the Organization Development Training Series – Rationalé, UP Situationer at a Glance, Mission, Vision, Objectives, Phasing

Program Flow

Speaker: Ms. Sarah Jane Elago, Co-Head, Committee on Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities
9:45 – 10:00 Intermission Number – Tula-Dula UP Repertory Company
10:00 – 10:45 Marketing Speaker: Mr. Vince Golangco –  Tech Talk TV (Global News Network), WhenInManila.com, Mello 94.7
10:45 – 11:30 Publicity
11:30 – 12:00 Open Forum
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break

Videos relevant to Organization Development’s Significance on heightening awareness and mobilizations on campaigns for UP and national issues and concerns  will be played.

USC, CRS, SANLAHI
12:30 – 12:45 Dance and Music Number UP Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-Gapi)
1:00 – 1:45 Public Relations 101 Speaker: Prof. Edgar U. Timbungco, APR – Holcim Philippines, UP Manila
1:45 – 2:00 Open Forum
2:00 – 3:30pm Workshops (Simultaneous Sessions)*

–          Creating a Marketing Kit

–          Refining an Org’s Image

–          Learning the Photoshop Basics

Presentation of Workshop Outputs

Creating a Marketing Kit

By Shayne Galang

Refining an Organization’s Image

By  Prof. Edgar U. Timbungco, APR

Learning the Photoshop Basics

By Mr. Ricky Reyes, Illustrator and Graphic Artist

3:30 – 4:00 pm Invitations, Closing Remarks USC, CRS, SANLAHI

For more information, you can contact:

SARAH JANE ELAGO
Co-Head, Committee on Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities Councilor, USC 2010-2011
09153151116, sarah_elago@yahoo.com
CRIZZ JARNAISE BORJA
External Affairs Committee Head, UP Communication Research Society
09166619565, kizzborj@yahoo.com
CHARLES ANTHONY R. BUNAG
Chairperson, UP Sanlahi Alliance
09273161583, charlesrbunag@gmail.com
**** See post event pictures here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/lessons-learned/speaker-at-the-university-of-the-philippines-up-marketing-public-relations-forum/

How to Make Your Social Network WORK for You

WOW! My guest for my segment “Edumacate Me!” really prepared a lot of stuff for us!

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

My guest this week is Ms. Carissa Villacorta, the author of the book called “Surreality” and one of the Top 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the US.

Carissa Villacorta talking points for Mellow 94.7 guesting with DJ Vince G

July 25, 2010   830am to 930am

Carissa Villacorta has been practicing Public Relations for the past 8 years in New York City, with clients in Manhattan and the Hamptons

(and author of Surreality)

Contact her at www.carissavillacorta.com

Email carissa.villacorta@gmail.com

TALK TOPIC:

How To Make Your Social Network Work For You (and everyone else)

We always hear about

Intellectual Quotient

Emotional Quotient from a popular book

How about Social Quotient

How to grow in social intelligence

I feel that endorsements and interviews are the two top ways to get a job. So in a way, they’re results of people liking you enough to recommend you or hire you.

How to make the change from being socially inept to becoming socially adept

I am not claiming to be a teacher, as I myself am still a student of life and relationship building

I’ve realized that when I meet new people, I have a tendency to ask not only

How are you?

But also

“How can I help you?”

Though I don’t always say it aloud.

We all appreciate help. Whether in finding jobs, clients, baby sitters, PR opportunities, or making our dreams come true.

Everybody wants to be Cinderella, but they’re not always successful because they want it for themselves. My suggestion is that we all become Fairy Godmothers to each other –We can introduce them to prince charming, make them a dress and take them to the ball. Because only when we are all Fairy Godmothers to each other can we all become Cinderellas too – our dreams come true.

Noone is ever self-made. We are all products of the kindness and generosity of people we’ve met along the way.

And so you can never say thank you enough.

PR for me does not only stand for  public relations, but it means personal relations

You only have one chance to make an encounter count. People may not meet you ever again. Or you may not meet them ever again. So make the 10 minutes they choose to spend with you a positive and pleasant time.

It only takes a moment, to make, or break an impression.

•         A moment is a retail of time.
Make the moment count.

•         It’s not only about the peso counter, but also about the personal encounter
From the onstage impression to the offstage experience

MAKE THAT ENCOUNTER COUNT

Don’t give them a chance to say cute nga pero snob. The best thing people can say about you is “Gwapo na, mabait pa.” Or “Mabait na, guwapo pa.”

What’s the use of knowing a lot of people to look for a job if none of them want to help you? You know those people you don’t ever want to see again? You don’t want to be one of those people right?

George Washington said in his Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior from the 1700s

Everything done in company must be in consideration of everyone who is present

Always be considerate of people who are on the same room, same street, same country – people who are going to be affected, sometimes disturbed by what you do. Ask Is this right, is this decent, is this considerate?

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HOW TO GROW IN SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE

Don’t drop names of people you don’t really know or don’t know you

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

It’s not who you know it’s who knows you.

It’s not who knows you, its who likes you.

Don’t overpromise. Don’t talk too much. Just do your best, pray for the rest and let the results do the talking.

Try not to backstab. You don’t want to see bloody backs everywhere right? You don’t want someone to have a bloody back. You don’t want a bloody back. So don’t stab people with sharp words, especially behind their backs.

Strive not to improve others, but to improve yourself in patience, tolerance and understanding.

Words can break relationships. Especially those you hear from other people.

Conversations are two-way dialogues. They’re not monologues. There was a guy I’ve hung out with thrice already  before he found out (from someone else) where I worked and what I do.  Then he seemed surprised. That’s because he never asked me.  He kept on talking about himself for hours on end. And I didn’t want to interrupt his monologue.

Here are the top recent realizations I have while learning about PR or what is commonly known as public relations, but what I call Person Relations

1. Showing up is the greatest compliment. Staying in touch is the second best compliment.

2. The 24-hour cancellation policy should apply not only in restaurant or hotel reservations but also in social commitments. It’s hard to book another guest, as much as it is to book a new appointment in your day.

3 It has always been my job / second nature to invite friends and strangers to events and goings on. But I only invite up to three times. Decline it, and you will not hear from me again. (Ping Pong)

4. Just say yes. I’m a yes girl. Yes to all invites, openings and opportunities. Let the wind take you to doors that open up for you. And some doors are opened up through invites.

5. I’m allergic to flakes. I hope noone lets it happen that they’re described as flakes. They’re people who say they’d come but actually don’t.

Inversely, I like it when people come on time – plus points for early. Reliability is key.

5.  Respect your word. I strive to live by ‘And the word was made flesh.’ They say ‘don’t say it if you don’t mean it.’ I say, don’t say it if you won’t do it. Make it real.

6. The easiest thing to do is to be happy for other people’s success. I don’t know why other people find it hard.

7. People must have a balance of confidence and humility. There are some who are painfully shy, and there are some who are PAINFULLY confident. Both are equally disturbing. Strike a balance and you won’t turn others away.

8. I don’t understand how people can make saying sorry a habit. How about not doing anything that requires an apology? And only say you’ll make it up if you really would.

Confident but not cocky. Cultured but not flashy.

Humility, gratitude, honesty, courtesy and genuine interest in others are still key.

Confident but not self-absorbed.
Well-bred but not flaunting.
Accomplished but not flashy.
Initiates but not flaky.
Humility and genuine interest in others are still key.

Rule of the world is give and take. We should all start in giving.

Start happy.

Live in peace.

Show up. Keep your word. And keep in touch.

I love socially adept people. They just know what to say, when to say it. How do they do it, and when did they learn it? Kudos to their parents!

Cover of Surreality by Carissa Villacorta

Digital Parenting: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Seminar to help you protect your kids from the dangers of the internet!

Keep your kids safe online!

Seminar intended for  parents [for FREE] whose objective is to protect kids online. With the advent of internet, online games, Facebook and other social networking sites, kids are also exposed to some dangers even though they are in the confines of their homes.

More info on the official website – www.websafetyforparents.org

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! EMAIL NOW

If interested please request for a seat at reservations[at]websafetyforparents[dot]org and we will send you a confirmation email.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online Digital Parenting

Insider Secrets to Google Adwords leaked info

I’m at the PowerMax “Insider Sectrets to Google Adwords” seminar right now.

The speakers include are senior Google Optimization specialist Simon Leung & Asia’s top Pay-per-Click expert Fabian Lim.

Here’s some insider info from the class which just started…. WAY TOO MUCH GOOD INFO HERE!!!!

Summary of 8 Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advantages:

1. Immediacy – fastest traffic generation method

2. Cost Effective – pay only when ads are clicked

3. Wide Exposure – 8 out of 10 web sessions start at search

4. Relevancy – ads appeared for targeted keywords or geography only

5. Controllable – full control of campaign budget

6. Measurable – reports on performance and ROI

7. Higher Conversions – targeted and relevant

8. Various Ad Formats – suits different objectives

10 Pay Per Click Steps to Reduce Costs and Increase PPC Conversions

Teaching Kids from Smokey Mountain about Blogging

I just got an invite for an opportunity to change lives in a positive way. Tomorrow, Saturday June 19, I’ll be speaking to 25 kids from Smokey Mountain about the powers of blogging. I’ll be telling them about the cool things I’ve been able to do and the achievements my fellow bloggers have accomplished because of a simple blog.

We’re hoping to inspire them to also put their thoughts into words and maybe, just maybe, someone will be able to find their amazing personalities and may be able to help them reach their dreams and goals.

I’m a firm believer that ONE PERSON can make a difference and I’m hoping that positive things come out of this.

Below was the letter I was sent just yesterday. My schedule was full, but I had to clear it up a bit for this really amazing event!

I’ll post updates and pictures after the event! I’m really excited and nervous about this one! Hope it goes well!

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BUHAY KO SA SMOKEY MOUTAIN: Invite from Manila Jaycess

Hi Vince!

Thanks for your support! As we briefly spoke on the phone, VJ and I are doing a project with the Manila Jaycess. Our project, entitled BUHAY KO SA SMOKEY MOUNTAIN aims to teach kids how to use blogging to change their lives. It is a weekly session, starting this Saturday.

For this weeks session, what we hope your talk will achieve is to introduce the world of blogging to the kids. At the end of the talk, we hope that we will create an excitement in the kids that they want to learn. It will be more of an inspirational talk, not a technical talk about blogs. Maybe you can show them your blog (wheninmanila.com) and other blogs. The stories behind the blog is as important as the blog itself. It would be great if you can bring other bloggers or other members of your team =)

The session will start 2 PM but your talk will start 230 PM and end 4 PM. I’ll forward you the map going to the center. This is in partnership with Young Focus Foundation. The center will have 25 computers all with internet access. We can provide you with a computer and an LCD projector if you need to show them any visual presentation like blogs or other stuff.

The event will be documented by Range Finder Philippines.

I have CC’d VJ so if you have any questions, please let us know.

I’m sure the kids will be really excited to have a DJ there =)

Thanks again!

A Short Bio of the Kids:

– High school to college students
– 25 participants
– All computer and internet literate
– Most of the have facebooks and plays farmvilles actually

UPDATE: Here’s some pics and info from that awesome event! Was a lot of fun speaking to the kids! – http://www.wheninmanila.com/teaching-blogging-to-smokey-mountain-kids-buhay-ko-philanthropy-projects/

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I’ll post updates and pictures after the event! I’m really excited and nervous about this one! Hope it goes well!

FREE Seminar to help you protect your kids from the dangers of the internet!

FREE Seminar to help you protect your kids from the dangers of the internet

FREE Seminar to help you protect your kids from the dangers of the internet!

Keep your kids safe online!

Seminar intended for  parents and teens [for FREE] whose objective is to protect kids online. With the advent of internet, online games, Facebook and other social networking sites, kids are also exposed to some dangers even though they are in the confines of their homes.

There are 2 confirmed schedules and another one is being sked for September or October:

  • July 10, 2010 at Microsoft Auditorium, Ayala Makati 3:00 PM
  • Aug 14, 2010 at VCF Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan 3:00 PM

The speakers will be as follows:

  1. What kids are doing online — Sonnie E. Santos, former AVP for Human Resources of Cats Motors and presently head of Business Values 2.0
  2. What parent’s need to know about online gaming– Carlo Ople, former Marketing Director of Friendster Philippines and presently head of Catalyst Interactive Marketing
  3. The dangers on internet and how parents can protect their kids– Chay Mondejar-Saputil, former Product Manager of Microsoft and presently the Principal Consultant of Chimes Consulting

Also, they are still looking for sponsors and donors to cover for the expenses on tokens for the speakers, refreshment, and freebies for the volunteers [about 10-15], email if interested.

Email reservations@businessvalues.ph to reserve your slot.

More info on the official website – www.websafetyforparents.org

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! EMAIL NOW

I’m the Medicol Advance “Blogger of the Month!”

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WOW! This is really cool!

I was selected as the “Medicol Advance Blogger of the Month” for June!

With this prestige they asked me to share some info and advice to help other newer bloggers out there. The Medicol Advance team asked me to write about “How to Become a Web Superstar!” so I gladly obliged!

You can check out my fun & full article: “So You Wanna Be a WEB Superstar?” on the Medicol Advance Winners Circle website here – http://www.medicol.ph/winners-circle

Medicol Winners Circle Blogger of the Month Profile



The HOT CRAZY SCALE

Guys, please follow this important scale for the betterment of your love life!

From the pimpmeister himself, Barney Stinson from the show “How I Met Your Mother”

I present to you….

THE HOT CRAZY SCALE

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