Bruneian Life Coach

It is rare for me to read up about a Bruneian who had left Brunei and lived overseas and make something out of their life. Hope to see more of them. Unfortunately it seems that these individuals often find that they are valued more elsewhere and they stay there. Talk about Brain Drain. We need to keep this people here in Brunei, but if the country is not ready for them then it is our lost.
http://www.bt.com.bn/features/2011/08/06/life-coach-brisbane

additionally, she is conducting a talk on essence of sales. check out the facebook invite at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198431946880567

The Essence of Sales

There is a workshop on Sales in the fasting month. The following are the details.

Workshop Title: The Essence of Sales

Date: 14th August 2011
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Place: LiveWIRE Centre, Development Unit, No 42, 1st Floor, BT-Hj Uthman Complex Spg 13, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kg Jaya Setia, Mukim Berakas A Brunei Darussalam BB 2513.

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198431946880567

This workshop doesn’t focus on sales strategy or techniques, instead focuses on the sales persons as an individual to see their relationship with their selling, to identify the blocks, and to find their reason to achieve sales. The facilitator is a Bruneian who has spent the last few several years overseas doing business and Sales. She was interviewed by Brunei Times about the course recently. http://www.bt.com.bn/business-national/2011/08/02/natural-way-sell. The facilitator is only back in Brunei for the fasting month, which then she will return to australia.

The one day course is priced at $415 per person, with an early bird price of rate of $347 per person.

In my opinion. Most Bruneians would find the the cost too pricy, But workshops like these held in singapore, malaysia, US, UK or australia would cost thousands. People who do sales like car dealers, insurance agents, real estate agents, direct sales and MLM distributors will definitely benefit from this course. The sales techniques and strategies are there, they are available from books, internet or some workshops. But for most sales people, it is more of an internal resistance in doing the sale. That is what this workshop helps the salesperson deal with.

 

A course on being a distributor for Chinese Products

A lot of the products we buy nowadays are mostly made in china, from clothing, to computers, and now even cars. I found it interesting that someone created a course on how to be a a distributor of chinese products. the course is entitled “Program Lawatan Sambil Memborong ke China” from the website http://kursusmemborongdichina.blogspot.com/which involves a trip to china and meeting suppliers.

I guess if anyone interested to become a distributor should join the course. Get more information by going to the link mentioned above.

(Note: I am not being paid for directing traffic to this site)

Business Plan Writing

I gave a quick 3 Hour presentation on Writing a Business Plan for LiveWIRE Brunei in their Be a Succesful Owner/Manager Workshop. Basically, it is what I’ve learned from my own research when I created my own Business Plans and Participating in Business Plan Competitions such as the LiveWIRE Business Plan Awards and The Think Big Business Plan Awards.

The Topics I covered include:

Here is the Presentation Slides I used.

LiveWIRE Leadership Camp 08-09

Another LiveWIRE Leadership Camp was held last weekend on 20th,21st and 22nd November 2009. The participants consisted mostly of students and staffs from the Youth Development Centre. The Previous Leadership Camp was held the weekend before. This time there were 18 participants. The Leadership Camp is three day and 2 nights with activities ranging from lectures and physical activities in Temburong.

On the leadership camp the participants learn about Continue reading

Store Management and Stock Control Course

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I attended this course at BINA on 10-11 Nov. The course ends on 14 Nov 2009. (I won’t be able to make that as I would be at livewire leadership camp then) The participants consisted of representatives from Continue reading

Financial Statement Course by BINA

Participants of the financial statement course at BINA

I attended a 3 day course on Financial Statement that was held by BINA at Beribi. The course was held on 28th, 31st November and 2nd November 2009. (Due to overlapping events I only attended this course partially. I can only hope that I had learned enough)

The participants consisted of Cooperative members, EDC incubatees and other SME’s. The course covered topics such as:

  • The Structure of a General Ledger
  • How to fill in the General Ledger
  • Terms such as Credit, Debit, Contra
  • The importance of keeping accounts, receipts and vouchers.
  • How to translate the General Ledger into a Financial Statement.

The BINA is the Brunei INdustrilal development Authority (I don’t know how the acronym matches that way) which you can find out more by going to their website www.bina.gov.bn.

posted a few pictures at facebook. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=98564&id=550578077&l=5bf6a6dd45