Life Is Busy

Got a bit of free time today so I decided to write an update. Before going on, I would like to thank Michael of Basang Panaginip first for including or nominating me on his The Best Designed Filipino Blogs for 2006 project.

And to all my blog friends, alam kong medyo malaki na ang “utang” ko sa inyo dahil hindi ko na kayo nadadalaw but my life is soooo busy lately. Only few people knows that I’m going back to school again. So now, it’s about time to tell you na buhay estudyante na naman ako. I am currently studying Multimedia at FUWE in Krefeld. I have classes from Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. Napagpasyahan kong mag-aral para madagdagan ang aking kaalaman. I need all the knowledge to become more eligible, and with this knowledge, maari na akong makipag compete with other skilled designers on the same level. Or maybe higher? Charing!

The course I’m taking includes:

  • Flash Animation
  • Flash Web Site Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Web Coding
  • Digital Photography
  • and of course Webdesign

Now let me rant a bit…

Some people (people I know in real) has really no idea kong gaano kakulang ang oras ko. How I wish the day has 48 hours para magawa ko lahat ang dapat kong gawin in one day. I have kids to attend to, a husband who needs more attention than my kids, the never ending household chores that I also have to do and not to forget the few incoming webdesign orders na kailangan ko ring tapusin. I am not complaining noh, kaya lang may mga tumatawag kasi sa akin lately na talaga namang napaka insistent na isali ako sa kanilang network. They are selling the same product and so you can imagine how monotonous the conversation was dahil parehong-pareho ang topic. Meron pang testimonials how they got cured and how much money they earned from selling this product and that they are just spreading the words to help others who might need help. Ay teka lang…do I look as if I need help ba? Okay, I understand they are just doing their job…but their selling tactic is very primitive and it nerved. When I was in the Philippines, I was employed under Mattel Corporation as Sales Supervisor. One of my duties was also to sell our products…before the company sent me to the field. They sent me with other salesmen to Baguio to attend a one week salesmanship seminar. We learned the psychology of selling and other things related to sales.

Now at present, if somebody approach me para bintahan ng kong ano-anong bagay, I already know upfront which direction we are getting into. Kaya if I am not interested, sinasabi ko na kaagad na “no thank you”. Yong mga mahahabang selling blah blah ay hindi kailangan sa akin kapag gusto kong bumili. The point here is, when I said NO then it is no and when I said I don’t have time to join a phone conference, then you should accept that rather than insisting on what you want because you are only kicking on my nerves. You guys should know how to handle rejection.

Here is some guidelines for you to learn:

There is no faster way to build trust than by listening intently to what the other person has to say (meaning your customer). On the other hand, there is no faster way to undermine trust and irritate a prospect than by talking too much and listening too little. Good listeners show that they are genuinely concerned about the needs of their customers and can be trusted Good salespeople don’t dominate the talking; they dominate the listening. GOT IT?


Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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