I still could not believe I became a panelist for Jomar Hilario’s Wealth Summit 2017 talk. Seriously.
Why not? Two years ago, I was a volunteer on his booth; held handwritten posters (you millennials call it fan signs), answered inquiries of Wealth Summit participants, and got starstruck seeing some of big names in financial literacy (and running after Bro. Bo for photos).
One year ago, I was privileged to attend the Bonus Day. It was the day when some entrepreneurs went on stage to share what their company is about and shared best practices. It was during that time I had a change of heart for Filipino business owners. They are passionate in their work and at the same time passionate about the growth of their employees.
Yet there I was, sitting in front with Jomar Hilario. With me were also successful virtual professionals Marco Locanas (a former OFW), Analyn Roque (a mom who used to pile credit card debts) and Nath Reyes (a guy who used to settle for less, now a Video Jedi).
While the Wealth Summit participants were learning during that day, we spent the time on two Rs: Revising and Rehearsing. We made sure that our stories made impact in spite of telling the whole thing for a total of three minutes (super hard for me ‘cause I always make the 15,000-word quota for a day for a woman).
In between the two Rs, we were able to ask questions and trade stories with our mentor and meet other virtual professionals who also attended the summit. Aaannnddd yes, more video antics while waiting. Plus we had to almost push each other to ask Bro. Bo for photos because he frequented our area to take a peek on some of the sessions.
Finally, 3:45PM came. Jomar’s session was one of those on board that time. It was also our turn.
Here’s the Facebook Live video of our panel Q and A during the Wealth Summit 2017.
Not only was our session packed with people. I saw Kerygma Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Rissa Singson-Kawpeng quietly entered the room and listened to our stories! It was the highlight for me because I have LITERALLY watched her Christian-youth show back in high school. Now, she was watching me and the Motley Crew!
Somebody came up to me and asked a lot of questions. I hoped I was able to answer all her concerns because I saw her signed up for Jomar’s free session on video marketing. But what moved me was another participant’s remark right after registering for Jomar’s event. She walked up to me and said, “I loved the way you told your story. Your smile never leaves you. It seems like you are a very happy person.”
Well, for someone who got to talk for three minutes about her 6-year virtual career adventure, who wouldn’t?
Photos courtesy of Chyi Manlapaz-Syquiamsam.
Videos courtesy of Nath Reyes.
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Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is a Facebook Marketing Strategist who has managed and grew Facebook Pages of top shopping malls, lingerie, and dairy brands, as well as authors and experts in business, food, health, and education. Ann's podcast show, Pin To Top, is listed in Growth Mentor and Feedspot as one of the top podcasts for Facebook and marketing for 2020. Ann is also one of the Manila Workshop’s resident speakers and facilitators. She’s been featured in Jomar Hilario’s Online Show and book Virtual Careers, Wazzup Pilipinas, Astig.PH, Prime Influencers, Marketing in Asia, Thrive Global, and The Manila Times. Email her at email@example.com