Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Indonesia's Presidential Election Day and the Google Doodle...


Good morning everybody!

Thank God it’s July 9, 2014! Today is the Presidential election day in Indonesia. Have you decided your candidate?

Btw, please look at today’s Google Doodle at www.google.co.id, then you will find some interesting updated news on the hottest issue in Indonesia today.

Some of them are:

- As Indonesian Election Day Approaches, Jokowi Draws Obama Comparisons

- Indonesia Elections, Jokowi, and Prabowo

- Indonesian election: Poll shows late Jokowi rebound, country braces for a close result

- Indonesian voters waver between new hope and return to old order



Happy voting!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

International Exhibition...

Dear Pak Stephanus, Pak Selamat and Others,

Again thanks Pak Stephanus for your sharing on your first experience in an international exhibition in Singapore: the CommunicAsia & Enterprise IT 2014.

I took part in an international expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1996 when I was still in my previous company, exhibiting our products: gelatin capsules, to our Malaysian pharmaceutical industry players as well as those from educational institutions. It’s great to talk to them about our products and to build networking with them.

Last week our company took part in Indolivestock  2014 exhibition held in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, on June 18-20, 2014. It’s the fourth Indolivestock we participated in the last five years, since we aggressively “relaunched” one of Kalbe Farma’s hidden potential  division - KALBE Animal Health Division - to our stake holders in 2010. Last year we did not participate when the expo was held in Bali as the venue was not in livestock industry centers and… the booth was very expensive too… hehehe. Less participants in the expo in Bali

Exhibition is not just for selling. It could be a show on how strong our commitment to serve our customers as one of their solution providers…

Friday, June 06, 2014

A Great Business Dinner...

Good morning Friends,

I am now in Surabaya for a three-day business visit. Today is my last day here. I would like to share an interesting moment I had two days ago…..

It was a great business dinner two days ago at a hotel in Surabaya along with our core marketing team, two representatives of one of our principals (a Belgian and a Filipino) and four VIPs of our customer from France accompanied by their two Indonesian staffs. The program was started with a business presentation about our new product in a quite serious atmosphere, followed by dinner in a warm atmosphere. The discussion became more interesting when I finally I had chance to share my experience visiting Colmar, France, in 1996 on the last day of my one-week advanced marketing training in Basel, Switzerland. Going to Colmar from Basel through German territory in the morning and returned to Basel in the afternoon on the same day! I also talked about my experience traveling to some cities in south of France in 2009, started from cities in Italy (Milan, Venice, Genova), to some cities in France (Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Avignon, Perpigna) and ended in Barcelona, ​​Spain. Then I shared my trip in France in 2012 visiting Paris, Rennes, St. Malo and the wonderful Le Mont St. Michel. Our discussion became more interesting when I mentioned that the top leader of our customers’ face was similar to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Mr. Bond: Daniel Craig (Skyfall). He responded by saying that he's actually similar to a Canadian hockey player. Two other interesting topics were: the extension of the retirement age in France and the high tax rate in that country.

How great the business dinner was? From a serious business presentation continued with dinner in a warm atmosphere while talking about traveling, retirement age and tax rate, ending with my closing remarks emphasizing a hope for better collaboration for the benefit of all parties. Our VIP customers were very happy with the “gathering” and their Leader responded my closing remarks by saying his agreement if his company would use our new product as long as it’s for the benefit of all. What a wonderful words!

What a great business dinner…

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Blackberry Z3 Jakarta Edition

Dear Pak Selamat,

Congrats Pak for your new gadget! I was at BlackBerry booth around the time you were there, sorry I did not see you as I was there just for a few minutes asking some questions to Blackberry people. My opinion about Z3 is "Two Thumbs!" even though I did not buy the gadget.  The combination of Blackberry OS and android is a strength point for Z3. We could find many popular programs under android here. I predict its "value for money" would be well accepted by Indonesian market. 

But again, I am a little bit worry about Blackberry's strategy on its product after Z3. I quoted from an article at http://zeenews.india.com/business/gadgets/gadgets-news/blackberry-z3-low-cost-touchscreen-phone-launched-in-jakarta_99364.html:

Later this year, BlackBerry will launch a new, non-touchscreen device dubbed the BlackBerry Classic in partnership with Foxconn. The handset will see a return of the command keys that include `Menu,` `Back,` `Send` and `End` buttons, along with a trackpad. BlackBerry hopes the move will address the concerns of those users who found their new devices hard to navigate.

To me, that would be a disaster for Blackberry to come back in a touchscreen-dominated market with its old features... 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Pak Solomon

It’s really wonderful to receive birthday greetings from some members of Sales-MarketingGroup: Bp/Ibu Fajar, Henry, Alwyn, Harianto, Debbie, Stephanus, Chandra, Rensyana, Prasen, Selamat, Dewo, Sofian, Stephen, Iron, Budi, Ashish, Peggy, Febi, and Suwandi. I do hope no one left…

May the blessings with you all too... Thanks a lot Pak Selamat for the cake!

Enjoy a wonderful happy weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Good Friday 2014...

Happy Good Friday for you who celebrating the Day...
May the light of the Lord’s love shine on you and brighten your heart on this holy day.

I 've just arrived at home after watching "Son of God" at Blitz Megaplex at Central Park. It's the first time I enjoy a movie here. The same with Pak Iron's experience: the film has refreshed me for the whole story about the birth until the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary,

May the film beneficial to you too. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Happy Holiday... Happy Voting...

Morning Friends,
Enjoy the holiday today... and hope you use your voice in the legislative election today... 
It's interesting to see how candidates promoted their figures during the campaign period. Once I received an envelope at my home from a candidate showing her as candidate of a party and her promises if she is elected in legislation. On the streets we could see many posters of the candidates with their very short "promotion taglines". I received some messages on my mobile phone from some candidates mentioning their parties and asked me to vote them...
The today legislative election is very interesting as some parties have unique figures, e.g.: Jokowi, Prabowo, Ical, Surya Paloh, Wiranto, etc. The first two figures are the most strongest figures that will boost their parties' voice. The first one is a civilian, the other one is an ex military officer. The first one has no negative records during his service for the country, the other one has some issues related to "high profile" military and political situation in the past. Let's see which party will be on the first position.  
So, don't forget to go to the polling station, give your voice for a "Better Indonesia"...
Don't rely on the "impression" and their promises only...
Happy voting!

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Importance of First Impression...

As you know we had member gathering on March 29, 2014 at Coffee Club, Pacific place, Jakarta, then followed by visiting @america located at the same 3rd floor of the mall. Interesting to hear from friends who joined the visit. Most of them visited @america for the first time. They were impressed with how @america equipped by hi-tech stuffs has been used by US embassy to promote America.
To me, it's my fourth visit. My first impression on @america in my first visit is considered the most "wow!!!..." impression since I've never seen the (similar) place before.

So, bring the a good impression to your potential customers as it might lead them to be your loyal customers...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Thank You for the Nice Gathering: The 8th Sales-MarketingGroup Annual Gathering

Dear Friends,

Sorry for giving my comments now. 
I need to respond to those writing comments on our gathering here:

Dear Maria,

Thanks for your sharing. I am happy to hear that you have a good position in your new job related to your educational background. Thanks for the compliments...

Dear Pak Iron,

It's really great to hear your testimony that Sales-MarketingGroup has given a big influence to your personal development as well as your professional career. I do hope our positive sharing in our forum would give positive impact to many members, both the active and the passive members.

Dear Pak Dewo,

Thanks for the compliment. We are waiting for some pictures from your new camera...

Dear Pak Budi,

It's pity you could not join the gathering. Hope to see you in our next annual event.
Your son is studying in Singapore?

Dear Pak Selamat,

Thanks for your sharing during the gathering and of course your sharing here on-line. You deserved for the 1st contributor last year. Please keep sharing for networking. 

Dear Alwyn,

Thanks for your presence in the event and we are happy to hear your new business. Hope it would be successful!

Dear Pak Harianto,

Thanks for your interesting sharing on TOEIC. I bet everybody wants to be like you: very independent in time for working... and successful!

Dear Pak Priya,

Thanks for your active contribution on the gathering. Hope "ceade" printing more successful ya Pak...

Special thanks to our sponsors: Pak Chandra Irawan (ATRIA Hotel & Conference Magelan),  Pak Fajar (METRODATA), Pak Priyalinov (CEADE Printing) and Pak J Sofian Lusa (GudangListrik.com).

We missed Pak Chandra and Pak Sofian in our gathering event, also missed others who usually never absent in our annual gatherings. May we see you all guys next year.

Thanks a lot to those mentioning getting real benefits from Sales-MarketingGroup forum. Even, this forum has given big impact on how they have shaped their career. This testimony really encourages us to keep the forum alive and try to share more as part of the spirit of the group: sharing for networking.

The more we share the more benefits we get...


Btw, kindly give applause again to those in "Top 10 Contributors 2013":
1. Selamat Sunarjo
2. Harianto R. Widjaja
3. Chandra Irawan
4. E Setio Dewo
5. Priyalinov
6. Alwyn Emmanuel
7. J Sofian Lusa
8. Stephanus Kurnianto
9. Fajar Adibowo
10. Iron B Widjaja

Cheers,
Solomon

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

What They Say... on The 8th Sales-MarketingGroup Member Gathering

In the “COMMENTS” menu below we can read some comments about Sales-MarketingGroup member gathering on 29 March 2014 at Coffee Club, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
I quoted them from the discussion forum.
Please click the 'COMMENTS' menu below…

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The 8th Sales-MarketingGroup Annual Gathering

Hi Pak Harianto,

See you today pak at lunch time at Coffee Club, Pacific Place, Jakarta.

Hi Pak Agung,
Thanks for registering pak.... Would be great to see you again today...

Hi all gathering participants,

Pls don't forget to come on time... at 12:00 pm. Pls bring with you your name card...

See you all at Coffee Club and @america!
We will enjoy an extraordinary day there...

Cheers,
Solomon