2014 FASTLINK PHONES & GADGETS END OF THE YEAR RETREAT

‘’After all the days, weeks and months of work, during which most times we disagree, most times we even fight, I deemed it fit to take the burden on me and organize this get-together, we had a great 2014 and each and every one of you has in no small way been a part of the success story and that’s why we are here today in a bid to prepare for a better 2015’’
This were the words by the MD/CEO Fastlink Phones and Gadgets, Ijebu Ode as his opening presentation to start off the 2014 Retreat held at the conference hall of serene edifice of Equity Resort and Hotel, Ijebu Ode.
It was a surprise one from the MD, Mr Kazeem Abiodun M. as no one saw this coming. As Dhizzkid Blog had the opportunity to talk to some staffs who were in one way or the other motivated by an array of knowledge they inquired from various speakers at the retreat. They also showered praises on the MD for such an innovative idea and from the looks on the smiling faces, one couldn’t but accept the fact that they were treated to some nice menu after the meeting as they are also morally ready for the 2015 working year.
Ok, now here we go why I’m I doing is? As I know that question is popping in your head. If you are a Sales person, a business person or you just want to learn some hints on sales and customer relation then you just need to read through the excerpt of what the speakers offered
WHAT ARE SELLING SKILLS?
 Selling is about focusing on the customers and their needs and wants, helping the find solutions to their problems8
 It is not about pressuring them to buy your product
 It’s about listening to them
 Have two ears and one mouth
OBJECTIVES OF SELLING SKILLS
 Recognize the difference between features and benefits of products and services and develop a plan for increasing product knowledge
 Understand the power of your behavior for more successful sales and customer service
 Develop communication skills to share better information and to better listen to customer
 Recognize opportunities for both individual and team
IMPORTANCE OF SELLING SKILLS TO MANAGERS
 Competition is very high so, it’s important for a manager to have selling skills to create a different method
 Everyone is selling same product so, we need to have a selling point of difference
 Creating reputation in the minds of customers so that we can have new customers
HOW TO ACQUIRE SELLING SKILLS
 Develop building self-confidence routine
 One should be a good listener
 Persuasiveness “feature tells, benefits sell”
 Building strong relationship
 Self-motivating
EFFECTS OF SELLING SKILLS
Enormous sales growth
HANDLING OBJECTIONS FROM CUSTOMERS
 Objection handling is managing the response from potential customer who is saying “NO”
5 STEPS TO CLOSE ON AN OBJECTION
 Show understanding but don’t agree
 Clarify the objection
 Convert the objection into questions
 Answer the objections in form of a question
 Trial close
QUALITIES WHICH SUCCESSFUL SALES PEOPLE CONSIDERED VERY IMOORTANT TO THEIR SUCCESS
 APPEARANCE: Dressing
 MANNERS: Smile, Handshake
 ATTITUDE: Be natural, enthusiasm, confidence
 YOUR SERVIVCES TO CUSTOMERS
 Repeat orders are assured by good services
 Sell product together with solutions, services
 KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS
 He likes compliments-so give him
 He wants respect-show him openly
 He wants ways to make his job easier-give him good service
 He like to talk about things that interest him-find out an d talk about it
 Find out his hobbies-talk about it
 Find out about his family-take note
 Find out his birthday and anniversary-send him cards
 Find out what motivates him to buy-do that every time you service him
 He only buys from sales people he likes-make him like you
 ABOUT YOURSELF
The last attribute is a desire to earn as much as you can and a willingness to work hard to earn it
N:B There is no shortcut to success, this plus is a strong faith in your ability, will provide the incentive you need to be classified as a PROFESSIONAL SALES PIMG_20141228_183123IMG_20141228_180552IMG_20141228_174728IMG_20141228_170509IMG_20141228_170442ERSON.IMG_20141228_170409IMG_20141228_183734IMG_20141228_183618IMG_20141228_183555IMG_20141228_183517_1IMG_20141228_183449IMG_20141228_150642
“In order to achieve, we must believe we can”

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
“Someone is sitting under the shade today because someone planted a tree some time ago”
To be a good sales person, you must
 Be determined
 Believe in yourself
 Always say “ I CAN’
 Don’t betray the trust

Yea, not also forgeting that presentation by Opeyemi Balogun, got into the MD’s pocket and made other staffs laugh.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

What You Should Know About #POTheStagePlay Starring Nedu & Ogbolor

PO! is a satire that deals with the happenings in the country i.e., the good, the bad and the ugly. All these experiences are presented in a more humorous pattern.

Actors: Wazobia FM OAP’s Nedu & Ogbolor
Date: All sundays in the Month of August

Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Tickets; N3000

Time: 3pm & 6pm.

Tickets Available at Bruno’s place Ikeja City Mall, US Polo Ikeja City Mall, Genesis Deluxe Cinema The Palms Lekki, Sweet Sensations Outlet in Opebi, GRA, Alagomeji, Adeola Odeku, Surulere or visit www.ariiyatickets.com

For More Information, Please call 08065293138

Posted By Valentino Godwin

Ebola Victim From Liberia Dies In Nigeria(Lagos State)

EBOLA is a killer disease that is transmitted through
body secretions such as blood, sweat, mucous,
saliva, breast secretion, tears, urine, and sexual
transmission with an infected person.
It kills in a very short time but can be prevented.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
Fever,sore throat,headache
s,weakness,joint and muscle pain,chest pain and
bleeding from skin.

PREVENTION:
1. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
2. Be on the look out for warning signs.
3. Avoid contact with people with suspicious signs
and places of outbreak.
4. Avoid environment contaminated with such fluids.
5. Report any case to the nearest hospital.

….SHARE THE MESSAGE

TO REPORT CASES, CALL THE LAGOS STATE
GOVERNMENT ON—-»
08023169485,08033086660,080330
65303,08055281442,08055329229

Posted By Valentino Godwin

Shame! Mother Fights Daughter Over Boyfriend In Delta State

A 42-year- old housewife in Asaba, Delta State, simply identified as Monica (surname withheld) on Sunday threw caution to the wind when she engaged her 17 year-old daughter in a fight for allegedly snatching her boyfriend.

Leadership reports that their fight drew attention as a crowd gathered to watch them on a popular busy road around St. Brigid’s Girls College, Asaba, Sunday afternoon. The mother was alleged to have snatched the daughter’s boyfriend, who works in one of the oil companies in Warri. The daughter became very furious when she heard that her boyfriend was caught pants down with her mother in an hotel in the state. The trouble between the mother and her daughter became aggravated when the lover boy began to act in a strange manner towards the girl.

During the public fight, the daughter was said to have called the mother a shameless woman and a prostitute, who drove the father out of the house with her unbridled quest for sex.

Speaking to the Leadership correspondent at the scene, a relation of the woman, who did not want her name in the print, blamed the situation on her sister, whom she said disappointed women folk, especially mothers. 

Posted By Valentino Godwin

“I Almost Aborted Cristiano Ronaldo” – Footballer’s Mother Confesses

Dolores Aveiro has revealed that she desperately wanted to terminate the pregnancy which brought forth the athlete.
The world was almost without the shine of superstar soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo as his mother almost aborted him.
Dolores Aveiro made the confession in a shocking biography where she says that she drank warm beer and ran very hard all in a bid to end the pregnancy but to no avail.
Ronaldo’s mother also said that the story has now become a joke between herself and her son due to the way things have turned out.
The book is titled “Mother Courage” and it was released in Portugal today.

Posted By Valentino Godwin

Boko Haram throws explosives into homes, shoots dead civilians

MAIDUGURI (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said Friday.
Residents in the town of Damboa said they were left completely defenceless after the security forces pulled out of the area following a militant attack two weeks ago.
In the latest violence, the extremists struck just before sundown on Thursday, while locals prepared to break the Ramadan fast, and rampaged with no resistance until 5:00 am (0400 GMT), witnesses said.
“They killed many people. Women and children fled into the bush,” said an official with the Damboa local government, who requested anonymity.
“Those who could not flee surrendered and were killed by the insurgents,” he added.
Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group in Nigeria blamed for slaughtering more than 2,000 civilians already this year, has increasingly targeted remote northeastern communities, razing entire villages while firing indiscriminately on the population.
“Most houses in the town have been burnt. Only a few still remain,” said resident Ahmed Buba. “The destruction is massive… This is the worst attack by Boko Haram on Damboa.”
– ‘We were defenceless’ –
The militants and security forces clashed in Damboa earlier this month.
The military claimed it repelled the raid and even killed scores of insurgents, but locals told AFP that the security forces sustained heavy losses and pulled out of the area.
“We were defenceless because all the security personnel, including soldiers and policemen, have withdrawn,” Buba told AFP.
Those who escaped of the overnight raid fled to the state capital Maiduguri and sought shelter in the palace of the area’s top cleric, Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, also known as the Shehu of Borno.
The survivors “lodged a complaint with the Shehu because there are no security forces in Damboa,” the official said.
The military was not immediately available to comment on the attack in the deeply impoverished region, which often has limited mobile phone coverage.
Damboa resident Buba said the militants burnt the town’s main market, as well as the home of the local government chairman and the area’s top cleric.
“I can’t tell you the number of people killed,” he said. “We have to go through the rubble to see how many people died.”
– $1 billion loan –
The loss of life in Nigeria’s northeast has been climbing at a relentless pace through the first half of the year.
Human Rights Watch said this week that there have been 95 attacks already in 2014, killing at least 2,053 civilians. Other groups have given higher figures.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday asked lawmakers to approve a $1 billion (730 million euro) foreign loan to upgrade the military.
Some observers saw the loan request, which parliament has not yet approved, as an acknowledgement by Jonathan that Boko Haram is outdoing Nigeria’s military — despite boastings from the defence ministry that it had put the insurgents on the defensive.
This week also saw the three-month anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok, which has sparked international outrage.
Fifty-seven girls have since escaped, but Nigeria appears to have made little progress in rescuing the 219 girls still believed to be held hostage.
With elections set for next year and Boko Haram now targeting major cities like the capital Abuja as well as remote areas, Jonathan is facing mounting pressure to stem the bloodshed.

Posted By Valentino Godwin

2 men caught with corpse of 2-yr-old girl

UMUAHIA — THE Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Wednesday, arrested two men with the corpse of a two-year-old girl.

The suspects were apprehended when they were trying to bury the corpse in an abandoned pit in Osisioma, near Aba.
The middle-aged suspects are Jonathan Nwogu from Mgboko Umuola in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state and Chibuike Anubuife from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

They were caught at Enyimba filling station near Ariaria International, Aba while trying to take the girl’s corpse in a sack for burial.
Parading the suspects in Umuahia, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Andy Dateer, said: “It was a very sad day for the command.”

According to him, his men on a routine patrol caught two men in possession of a corpse of a girl of about two years old in a sack. He said his men were attracted to the scene following a quarrel between them and a man who would have conveyed them to the scene in his car.
“As people started gathering, the owner of the car zoomed off and my men arrested the two suspects,” he said.
Dateer said they will be handed over to the Police for proper investigation.

“If they had not been saved by his men the public would have lynched them and the society would not be able to know the mystery behind their act,” he said.

In an interview, Chibuike Anubuife said he saw the other man for the first time and he asked him to help him bury the dead girl.
Anubuife said that he was still discussing the logistics for the burial of the girl before the men of the NSCDC arrested them.
In his response, the other suspect, Jonathan Nwogu said a man approached him to help him bury the girl.

Posted By Valentino Godwin

Rebels who shot down Malaysian plane thinking it was a military aircraft filmed the crash admist laughter

After the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down today,it has emerged that the rebels who shot down the plane filmed it and theirmilitia commander Igor Strelkov,tweeted after the crash”
In the area Torez we just hit down An-26, it’s lying somewhere in the mine “Progress”.‘We warned you – do not fly in “our sky”. And here is the video confirmation of the “bird dropping”.‘Bird fell near the mine, the residential sector was not disturbed. Civilians are not injured.’At the time, he apparently believed he had shot down an Antonov-26 military plane of the Ukrainian Air Force Plane. As soon as he must have realised the grave mistake,he deleted the tweet and video .
According to Mailonline, the Laughing rebels filmed the plane as it crashed, bragging ‘That was a blast – look at the smoke!’A voice believed to be that of Strelkov – dubbed ‘Igor the Terrible’ – announces:
‘The plane was hit‘Look at those black spots, these are the parts, flying … it was a blast … look, look, black smoke!’Another rebel, laughs and says:
‘It was worth bringing this thing, wasn’t it?’

Posted By Valentino Godwin