Social Media 247 : Book Launch at National Library (Singapore) on 8 Nov, 2012 – 7pm

Book Launch on “Social Media 247” (pre order –
  • Social Media 247 is about taking social media management and development as a lifestyle, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Social media is increasingly used by both big and small businesses to help them create business success in areas like branding and crowd sourcing, networking and referral, sales and marketing, publicity and crisis management, and internal communication.
  • However, social media is not a one-size-fits-all business strategy. At the core of it, a change of business mindset is needed. It is a new way of operating your business socially. To generate great content, you need creativity. To engage in great conversations, you need continuity. And to build great community, you need good collaboration!

About the speaker

  • Andrew Chow is a social media & public relations strategist, certified life coach, entrepreneur, speaker, and author in Singapore. Andrew has spoken in many conferences to business leaders of South-east Asia and civil servants in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • His insights on social media strategy, media management, and personal branding have made him a choice selection for workshop leaders. His dynamic presentation style and thought leadership make him a frequently sought-after keynote speaker.
  • Graduated from Thames Valley University, Andrew is fondly called “ideasandrew” in all his social media connections. He has also founded several social networking portals with over 10,000 profiles. To date, he has done more than 250 personal interviews, features, and was quoted in more than 40 local and regional media.
  • This session is free however registration is required. So sign up now by clicking ‘Add to cart’ button above and enter your details in your ‘Shopping Cart’ or register via our eKiosks available at all libraries to reserve a seat.


Date: Thursday Nov 08, 2012
Time: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room in Central Public Library
Lang: English
Note: Registration is required without payment.
Fees: Free for 1 seat(s)
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Small Talk, Big Returns

Small Talk, Big Returns

This is a relatively new program produced by Bharati Jagdish. The slot is is Monday – Friday, 7.48am

If you wish to catch the repeat broadcast on Monday, 5.20pm, Saturday, 12.10pm, 2.10pm, 6.10pm, 8.10pm, 10.10pm

Small talk is defined as light conversation for social occasions. But instead of talking about the weather, let’s talk about how you can translate talk into action for career and business success. How can you cultivate a service culture in your organisation, market your business with limited funds, work more efficiently and network effectively for business success. Join Bharati Jagdish and her guests as they take small talk to a new level on “Small Talk, Big Returns”.

My chat with Bharati Jagdish will be aired into a few segments from 19-25 April 2012.

  • 20 April – DIY Public Relations for Small and Medium Enterprises – How you can craft your key messages in a more compelling fashion in your media release and communications
  • 19 April – DIY Public Relations for Small and Medium Enterprises – How to get maximum publicity with limited funds
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3 Tips you should action TODAY

3 Tips you should action TODAY

Business is the concept of having value and then leveraging that value. To leverage means to magnify or multiply that value. Let me explain it in this very email. Here are 3 tips which you should action today (the value).

  1. Networking is so ‘last decade’. The next time you go to a networking event set an intention for exactly who you need to meet that night and set one or more high quality questions to get right to it. IE.

‘Hi I’m Jenny, tell me why specifically did you come to this event tonight? (Listen to the answer and see if you can help them). I specifically came with just one intention. The person I am trying to meet is … (name the qualities and role of who you are looking for). Do you know anyone personally who fits that profile? (If no..then move on..if yes then get introduced)

  1. Search Engine Optimisation. If you haven’t heard of this term then you are missing the boat big time. The modern consumer goes one place first. The Internet. Go to your own search engine and do a historical search of what you have searched for recently. You will find it’s not straightforward. If you wanted a holiday in Thailand chances are you didn’t type ‘Thai holidays’. You are more likely to have searched something like: ‘Thai holiday packages Phuket’ or ‘Best deals in Phuket 5 star hotels’ The clue to SEO is to take statements that people use and focus on them. The right SEO person is worth gold and $ in your business. It’s time you were in tune with 2012 buying habits.
  2. Gone in 60 seconds. Great movie but in our world it’s not about cars. It’s about pitching you and your business. You have a maximum of 60 seconds to gain attraction and have people wanting to engage you and know more. It’s not the quantity of what you say. It’s not even what you do. In fact it’s why you do what you do. That’s what will create all the attraction for you. If you are going for a job, it’s why you do what you do as well. People are much more attracted to purpose than they are to great ideas.

So now I have given you three pieces of ‘value’. So now it’s time to leverage by magnifying or multiplying. I am going to choose a little of each.

Some people I respect as great business minds, up to date, fun, engaging, and always connected to their hearts are running the most profound day. It’s called The ‘X’ Factor – Quantum Business Success and I am recommending that if you got value from the three tips from above then you will get immense value from the day.

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you)

In fact it’s not just a day. To really engage you, they are multiplying the value on the day by giving away absolutely free to my clients and friends, a series of webinars and a masterclass and some other really exceptional value so make sure you fully understand all the ‘X’ factor potential you have for being a real success and fast tracking your desires in 2012.

Success = value x leverage

Via the ‘X’ factor you will receive amazing value, through the add ons that value is leveraged to make sure you receive the maximum opportunity to receive and implement that value.

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you

PS: In each city there are a handful of VIP seats, which include lunch and the opportunity to one on one with the speakers.

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My first time meeting Dave Rogers

Let me tell you about my first time

The first time I ever attended an event with Dave Rogers (Asia’s leading entrepreneur coach) and Mike Handcock (best selling author, award winning speaker and entrepreneur) I was captured by their generosity, heart and truly wanting to share information with the audience.

I want you to take a day out of your 2012 and spend it with them and some other awesome entrepreneurs but first a bit more about them so you know WHY?

  • Dave is the 2007 winner of the Singapore Spirit of Enterprise Award, co founder of one of the largest entrepreneur networks in the world, an ex billion dollar bond trader who between 2003 and 2011 has coached more entrepreneurs than anyone else in Asia.
  • Mike is 100% committed to ensuring people reach their full potential in life. With 11 books, over 150 workshops and events each year, being on the board of three charities in India, Australia and New Zealand, mentioned by President Clinton for his work there, and he is the chairman of a group of companies.

Together and with some amazing experts they will be hosting a one-day event called: The ‘X’ Factor – Quantum Business School

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you.

I am personally recommending this event because I know it will be brilliant. Simply by attending it you will learn up to date, 2012 relevant information as recent as the day before the event that will effect the way you think about your business and life. Things like:

  • Quantum Networking – building a playground
  • Social Media and making money on the internet
  • Pitching your business and gaining attraction in 60 seconds
  • Dealmaking and negotiation 2012 style
  • The scale of success – the flow of business and seasons
  • The ‘X’ factor – what is it and how do you engage it
  • How people buy – 2012 decision making and the forces behind it

These guys travel the world, work in over twenty countries regularly and have some of the biggest personal networks I have come across. You wont be disappointed and because I know them I have got a superb deal for my clients and friends. Even the bonus webinars and masterclass they are putting together is worth way more than the ticket price itself.

Just do it – as NIKE says. Buy a ticket and one for a friend today.

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you

PS: There are a handful of VIP tickets in each city that give you lunch and a one on one opportunity with the speakers. Maybe you should grab one of those.

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Luxury car sales up in 2012 – Who is making all the money?

Luxury car sales up in 2012 – Who is making all the money?

Yahoo auto and Autonews have both reported a significant increase in the sales of luxury cars in the first quarter of 2012. So who is making all the money?

Forbes magazine is stating there are now 793 billionaires globally up from 691 and there net worth has risen from an average of 2.2B to 3.3B. Here are the top 5 wealth creating industries accessible to most of us as at right now.

  1. On line gaming
  2. Franchising
  3. Internet – Cloud Computing
  4. On Line Retailing
  5. Health, supplements and techniques

Even if you have a good idea that is just the start, what do you need to gain the ‘X’ factor that will take you to the top of the industry.

  1. You simply have to understand who you are. Your strengths, weaknesses and what you will and will not be motivated to do. You have to know you and most people do not.
  2. You have to be connected. If you don’t understand social media, use Facebook, You Tube and other portals you are missing out on connecting with the world.
  3. You have to get out of your neighbourhood. Think local – Act Global. More than ever before the world is a village and you have to be part of the world or someone will come into your neighbourhood from another country and set up.

Coming up, I am really excited to introduce you to an incredible one-day event. Two international experts who have coached millionaires and billionaires, plus local experts to share with you the trends of today, where the money is and how to get it. It’s called The ‘X’ Factor – ‘Quantum Business School’ and seriously, every one of my clients and friends should come. I don’t want anyone to miss out on this:

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you.

Here are just five of the sacred techniques you will learn:

  • What the cycle and flow of all business is
  • The key to wealth, which is not at all a technique or gimmick. In fact it’s available to everyone, but 99% of people never do it
  • What’s new in social media and how people are making money on the internet in 2012
  • How to analyse your current business and industry in five minutes and know what to do
  • How to make sure you choose the right opportunities and don’t waste time on the wrong ones.

Go and have a look at the event, the calibre of presenters, who they are and what they stand for and make sure you book now and cancel anything else you have on for that day.

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor   Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and stunning bonuses for you

I appreciate you and this is why I want you to get some incredible insights and set up 2012 to be your best year ever.

PS: In each city there are just 12 VIP tickets where you get to have lunch and one on one time with the speakers.

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Andrew Mason has “X” Factor!

Do you know who Andrew Mason is?

You have probably never heard of this guy right? Well here is his claim to fame:

  • He graduated Northwestern University in 2003 with a music degree
  • He had a delivery service called Bagel Express
  • He was a failed webdesigner who returned to being an engineer in a recording studio

Oh and by the way – He’s the Entrepreneur and Founder behind Groupon (a group buying company), which started in November 2008 and in less than two years was turning over $800m and is currently valued at around $12 Billion

So what did Mason have?

One thing for sure – initially not that many business skills – but a good idea and the ‘X’ factor.

There has been a global recession for the past two years, but even so luxury car sales are showing an increase in numerous markets. There is new wealth out there. New business success – WHY?

Here are three simple tips from some people I respect about ‘quantum business success’.

  1. No one who is a great entrepreneur has all the answers, but what they do have is seriously brilliant questions and a very good network of people to ask them to. Do you?
  2. By year three in university 50% of what you learnt in year one is obsolete. Awesome entrepreneurs constantly keep up to date with new trends and education in business and wealth creation.
  3. It’s no longer good enough to be great at what you do and how you do it. Business now wants you to be incredible at why you do it. That’s what causes all the attraction.

If you want to be up to date – at the cutting edge of what is going on in 2012 then I recommend you click on the following link. This is ‘not’ something I am hosting. It is a superb event being put together by international experts and an organisation committed to creating a new wave of really successful entrepreneurs and wealth creators. It’s fully designed to share with you what the ‘X’ factor of people like Andrew Mason is:

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and some excellent bonuses for you.

I love to be entertained, enlightened, learn new things that I can apply immediately and be ahead of the competition. By attending this event, that’s exactly what I expect and what you should expect as well – profound new wisdom and techniques for 2012 and beyond that is cutting edge ‘X’ factor material.

Here is what one of the international serial entrepreneurs that will be at ‘X’ factor has to say:

“Teenagers don’t wait for anything these days – why should we? It takes people years to get a degree and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. What we share at The ‘X’ Factor – Quantum Business School will cut through the fog and bring you wonderful new information that will fast track you to a greater level of success in 2012. Why wait – I won’t” – Mike Handcock (Award winning speaker and international best selling author)

Click here and find out if you have the ‘X’ factor Use the discount code XFACTOR059 when booking and you will be pleasantly surprised. I have organised an incredible discount and some excellent bonuses for you.

OK if you haven’t realised this is something you absolutely should attend and cancel whatever else is on – at least thanks for reading this far.

OH – and there are just a handful of VIP tickets which gives you lunch with all he experts.

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MTE (Meet The Entrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012

MTE (Meet TheEntrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012

16th of January 2012 @ Serangoon Gardens Country Club, 7pm

  • 35 Singapore Entrepreneurs perform on common platform for the first time in Singapore, to promote     Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Charity concert and dinner to raise funds for two local beneficiaries.
  • Multiple performances by award winning entrepreneurs of Singapore.
  • Star impersonation segment to showcase the Spirit of Enterprise

Meet The Entrepreneurs (MTE) Charity Concert : More than 30 award winning entrepreneurs are coming together to jointly organize the first ever Entrepreneur Charity Concert and Dinner on 16 January 2012 at the Serangoon Garden Country Club. The private concert, a first of its kind in Singapore, aims to bring greater awareness on the need to give back to the community and the pivotal role the local business community plays in such efforts.

This novelty project is initiated by the owner of Chen Fu Ji Int’l F&B, Mr. Roger Koh.  This event has on its list of invited guests many VIP’s who include Ambassadors from the representative embassies in Singapore, Members of Parliament, SME leaders and the 2011 presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

The beneficiaries of the concert are Club Rainbow and Dignity Kitchen.

Except for one professional recording artist among the group, most of the entrepreneurs are amateurs performing in front of a large audience for the first time.

Some of the concert highlights:

  • Famous Singaporean lawyer to render HERO in Cantonese
  • Local Info Tech entrepreneur will perform  “海阔天空” in two languages
  • Multiple award winner and CEO of local property company to perform stand-up comedy in English.
  • MTE band to render evergreen songs
  • Sculpturing on stage to the tune of music
  • Photography with an edge

With a mission which aims at  ”Fostering Responsible Enterprise, Forging Responsible Society” this event promises to be like no other.

MTE Concert and Dinner Diary note:

  • Date: 16 January 2012 (Mon)
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Venue: Serangoon Garden Country Club (Kensington Ball Room) 22 Kensington Road

For more information contact:

  • Andrew Chow, 9777 1818 (English Media) 
  • Roger Koh, 8282 8203 (Chinese Media)
  • Secretary: Sreyashi Sen, 9006 2125

About Club Rainbow:

About Dignity Kitchen:

Andrew Chow

  • Marketing Communication Director
  • MTE (Meet The Entrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012
  • 23A Smith Street, Singapore 058937
  • Mobile: +97771818  or  Email:

Facebook Page: MeetEntrepreneurs

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Positive Business Minute : Social Media Corporate Strategy (22 key notes on radio 938live)

Category Date Topic
Introduction Jan 2
  • What is social media in 2012
Jan 3
  • The importance of Content on Social Media
Jan 4
  • The art of conversation on Social Media
Jan 5
  • Building your social communities on Social Media
Business Applications Jan 6
  • How can social media support your branding and crowd sourcing?
Jan 9
  • Networking and Referral via Social Media
Jan 10
  • Social Media as a Marketing Channels
Jan 11
  • The role of social media in Public relations
Jan 12
  • Handling a crisis via social media
Jan 13
  • Social Media adds value in Customer Relations Management
Jan 16
  • Internal Social Media can improve Internal Communication
Jan 17
  • Using social media as a recruitment platform for HR Managers
Analysis Jan 18
  • Why companies are not adopting social media?
Jan 19
  • How do I know if my company is ready for social media?
Jan 20
  • Identify the main difference between Mass Media and Social Media
Implementation Jan 23
  • What are the job functions of a corporate social media manager?
Jan 24
  • What must be included in a corporate social media usage policy?
Jan 25
  • Using social media to elevate your corporate thought leadership
Jan 26
  • 10 things you must never do for your brand on facebook
Jan 27
  • Develop a Response Strategy Map for Conversation Management
Jan 30
  • The role of social media in Corporate Social Responsibility
Future Jan 31
  • What is the future of social media in business world?
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What will Social Media be in 2012?

Remember the time in the late mid 80s where computers are taking over typewriters, and job advertisement of secretaries say “computer knowledge is preferred but not compulsory”? Then in the late 80s, computer knowledge became extremely important in securing well-paid and demanding jobs

Today we are in the same cross road for social media. It is not taking over our networking or communications with one another. Social Media merely offers a convergence of contents, conversation means and bringing different communities together through different technologies.

It is not just a new communication platform. It is not just an advertising tool. Social Media  is a new way of life which eventually will affect our future way of doing business.

What will we be seeing in 2012 for social Media?

  • It will form a bigger equation in the overall corporate communications strategy. 
  • More training will be needed for many staff of your company. 
  • Hiring the right talent with a balance of skills and Emotional Quotient will be a challenge for a Social Media Manager position. 
  • Social gaming will begin to take centre stage of many apps.
  • Corporate social media in business  strategy will enjoy some serious budget.
  • Social networking will not focus just on size but its quality of network.
  • Going global will be equal to going mobile.

Author : Andrew Chow can be contacted at

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