NAMCYA Celebrates 45 Years of Filipino Music Excellence

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For the past 45 years, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) has remained the most prestigious and biggest national musical competitions for young Filipino musicians.

In celebration of their 45th Anniversary, NAMCYA is pleased to announce a jam-packed season, commencing this August. The exciting line-up of activities, includes concerts at the Ayala Museum, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, featuring world renowned Filipino musicians and NAMCYA winners. Workshops will be conducted in different provinces. This milestone will be capped with NAMCYA’s Annual National Finals this coming November, bringing the country’s most promising young artists from their respective provinces to the halls of CCP.

To kick off the workshops is the NAMCYA Choir Workshop on July 26-28, 2018 at the Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan, Pangasinan. Award-winning conductors Dr. Arwin Q. Tan (conductor, Novo Concertante Manila) and Prof. Ramon Lijauco, Jr. (conductor, Philippine Meistersingers) will be the Resource Persons of the workshop. This is open to conductors, music teachers, and advanced singers, and will be held at the Salvador T. Duque Fieldhouse, LNU Gymnasium of the Lyceum Northwestern University.

Registration for the choir workshop is free. For inquiries and registration, please contact Ms. Jean Llamas 0915-1358400.

2016 Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardee Mr. Saturnino Tiamson, Jr., is spearheading a series of Band and Percussion Workshops.On July 30-August 1, Mr. Tiamson will lead a group of trainers for a Brass and Percussion Workshop exclusively for the MMDA Drum and Bugle Corps. This is sponsored by the Metro Manila Development Authority.

Imus WorkshopNAMCYA and JB Music present a Percussion Workshop at Imus Cavite on August 4 and 5. Facilitators include some of the country’s best percussionists and drummers: Gian Vergel, Ryan Peralta, Karmi Santiago, Jacques Rivas Dufourt, IYSB Drumline, Brigada and Gip Chan from Hong Kong.

Admission is free. For inquiries and registration, e-mail saturnino_tiamson@yahoo.com.

The NAMCYA continues to propagate Filipino music through its commissioned works which become part of the Philippine music literature. Likewise, it is instrumental in preserving and nurturing Philippine traditions through the Rondalla and Traditional Music Categories.

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Jonathan Badon

Jonathan Badon

To kick-off the celebration, NAMCYA brings the strings on center stage, “Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko” at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The concert featuring NAMCYA winners, the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, and Kuwerdas Filipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble) will be staged on August 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Guests performers will include world renowned Filipino choir Novo Concertante Manila, and International opera singers Jonathan Badon and Stefanie Quintin.

Stefani Quintin

Stefanie Quintin

Gabriel Allan Paguirigan

Gabriel Allan Paguirigan

Outstanding winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists will captivate our hearts with “Serenata sa Ayala” on August 29, 2018 6:30pm at the Ayala Museum. Bask in a night of classical, contemporary and Filipino music eargasm featuring 2016 NAMCYA Youth Symphonic Band First prize winner Cardona Ocho Band conducted by 2008 NAMCYA Oboe Category First prize winner Franz Ramirez, 2011 and 2015 NAMCYA Piano Category First prize winner Gabriel Allan Paguirigan, and 5-time NAMCYA Flute Category First prize winner Raymond Sarreal. The concert is part of NAMCYA’s 45th Anniversary celebration, presented in partnership with Ayala Museum.

Raymond Sarreal

Raymond Sarreal

Next in the series of concerts for the 45th Anniversary of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists features world class performances from the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga and Prof. Renato Lucas with Mr. Diomedes Saraza on piano, multi-awarded baritone Andrew Fernando, international soprano Rachelle Gerodias, and 2017 NAMCYA Senior Voice Category winners Radnel Ofalsa and Nicole Pugeda. The event dubbed “Bayan ng Musika, Alay ng NAMCYA” will be held at the main theater of the historic Cultural Center of the Philippines on October 26, 2018.

This year’s categories include Junior Voice, Junior Piano, Junior Strings, Guitar, and Youth Solo Rondalla Instrument for the Solo Categories. For the Group Categories: Children ‘s Rondalla Ensemble, Youth Choir – Equal Voices, Youth Choir – Mixed Voices, and Traditional Music Category (open for solos and ensembles).

Entries must be submitted until July 27, 2018. To join, visit bit.ly/NAMCYA2018

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Simple SEO Tips for Business Owners

SEO Tips for Business Owners

In the recent years, the use of Search Engine Optimization or also known as SEO has been a trend in the world wide web most especially for the business owners. Though some may say that it is complicated, the truth is it is just a process of making sure that your page or site is visible at the top or the first result page of any search engine. By being successful in this, a lot of advantages are possible to happen such as increase of site visitors, traffic, and of course, increase sales.

For a couple of years now, I have been listening to our workshop speakers (I work as an events director at Manila Workshops) on SEO and I have seriously learned a lot. I will be sharing with you with bits of tips which you may use in making your business a flourishing one. These are tips that I have learned, and I have been using them for my blogging career, too! Here are the seven magic tips.

  1.    Benchmark

This means that you have to research so that you can get to identify what target keywords you are going to use. Remember that the key to a successful SEO is through the use of the perfect keywords. You may try to figure out this one by looking at your competitor’s way of making keywords by visiting their sites. This benchmarking phase would allow you to generate keywords ideas which you can eventually finalize later on.

  1.    Internal Checking

This means that you have to identify possible problems on your end. Try to figure out if all the pages on your site are working, are all aligned adequately to where they should be and are all working correctly. Remember that no one wants to visit a site with slow pages, scattered content, and disorganized materials. So, the key here is to make sure that all is perfect at your end.

  1.    Pilot testing

Well, the idea here is you are going to launch your site in a beta mode using the keywords that you first generated. Try to figure out once published if it is effective or not by going to different search engines and searching for the keywords that you made use. If they appear at first result page or even at the top results, then voila! It means that you used the correct keywords. But if it does not appear even on the third or fourth page, then you better go back to your site and change some things about the way you worked on your keywords.

  1.    Build Links

Make sure that your page is visible enough as much as possible on all platforms. Try to do postings on different promotional sites along with other online advertisements. Additionally, you may also opt for the various social media advertisement to reach a more significant number of audience.

  1.    List your Site to Directories

One way of getting your site known and visible is by making sure that you register it to different directories. If you will notice, the first page of Google would usually display the contact number, address, and website of a company or keyword on the result page. So, why not make the most out of these directories?

  1.    Product Description

If you are in a way exporting product from other sellers and selling them as your own, then I would highly recommend that you come up with your product description instead of copying the one provided by the seller. Why? If a user would search about your product online using the description that you copied, the result at the top would always be about the original seller instead of your site.

  1.    Product Reviews

Product reviews are compelling in encouraging site visitors to purchase an item from your site. This is a form of a persuasive appeal to the users to convince them that your products are the best and are useful in many ways.

If you would like to learn more about SEO, then I would highly suggest that you sign up for our SEO for WAHMs class: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/seo-wahms-workshops-2018 Get P300 off by using this code:SEOVA300. See you!

 

 

FREE Webinar: Local SEO and FB Live Marketing

Are you a freelancer? An entrepreneur? A social media manager? A marketing manager? A work-at-home mom who manages your own online store? Do you have business and has a website but has no traffic at all? Wanna know how to make us of our social media sites to gain reach and engagement to your customers?

Well, this FREE Webinar is for you! This is brought to you by Globe MyBusiness Academy in partnership with Manila Workshops and Getsomecola. Supported by Alfox Printing Services, Community Connect Magazine and Penbrothers.

Join us this Monday, March 19 at 3PM. Our host is none other than Mr. Rowell AustriaCEO of RS Austria Digital Marketing Services. He has done numerous webinars about social media marketing, Instagram marketing workshops, FB live marketing workshops and more!

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Workshop Alert: SEO for Startups and MSMEs

Globe MyBusiness in partnership with Manila Workshops and Getsomecola brings you the first in the series of SEO Workshops this 2018.

Title SEO for Startups

SEO can help a growing startup establish its presence and meet business goals. It is sometimes ignored as an activity when it comes to setting priorities, but it can be very useful in reaching a wider audience, building traffic and brand awareness & improving engagement.

Learn how you can tap SEO as a lean marketing technique in order to grow your business through online search.

Watch this short video to learn more about this workshop’s Key Take-Away and Course Outline from our speaker Miss Romela Ortega.

COURSE OUTLINE:

1. How SEO can benefit Startups

2. What you need to know:

  • Targeting Keywords
  • Content Development & Marketing (Social Media)
  • Google Business Reviews
  • Easy Link Acquisition Techniques

3. Performance Metrics that Matter

 

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Learning Rates:

Super Early Bird Rate: Php 2,000 (until January 16)
Early Bird Rate: Php 2,500
Regular Rate: P3,500
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P6,000

**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and light lunch!**

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

Workshop Alert: FINANCIAL MODELING & FORECASTING for SMEs & Solopreneurs

ARE YOU:
‎✔ An Aspiring Entrepreneur with a great business idea, but need help ESTIMATING THE COSTS of starting a business AND FORECASTING YOUR REVENUES?

‎ ‎✔ A Solopreneur struggling with SETTING UP THE RIGHT PRICING and FINANCIAL BUSINESS MODEL for your new business?

‎✔A Small Business Leader deciding whether to BOOTSTRAP your STARTUP or EXPLORE FINANCING OPTIONS instead? Wait, do you even know the difference?

If you’ve checked one or all of the above, then perhaps it’s time to learn the basics of ‎FINANCIAL MODELING & FORECASTING . And you’re in luck as this workshop will teach you exactly just that.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
This workshop has been designed to help the aspiring entrepreneurs of tomorrow and the hard-working solopreneurs and small business leaders of today use basic financial modelling to understand and gain control of your business. Designed for BEGINNERS, you will understand and practice the following principles:

  • What is FINANCIAL MODELING – An overview and why you need it for your business
  • Understand the difference between FIXED and VARIABLE COSTS – Identify and add up all the costs of your business.
  • Know the importance of PRICING – Learn how to set the right price for your products or services.
  • Generating a REALISTIC SALES FORECAST– understand what factors will boost or limit your sales and learn how to generate a feasible sales forecast.
  • Build a FINANCIAL MODEL – learn how to easily combine your costs, sales forecast, price and revenues in to a simple financial modelling tool (you will be provided with a Microsoft Excel Financial Model template developed exclusively by Ben for workshop attendees, and you will learn how to use this tool over the course of the workshop)
  • Determine your STARTING CAPITAL – understand the importance of working capital and how much money you will need up front to launch and support your business until it is sustainable.
  • Plan your FINANCING – understand the difference between bootstrapping your business VS raising finance, and the financing options available to you.

WORKSHOP FEATURES:

  • Summary of hints & tips after each section
  • Easy-to-use Excel workbook which you will build throughout the workshop and which you can continue to use as you build or grow your business
  • Suggestions for further learning resources, including accelerator programs, podcasts and books.

MEET YOUR TRAINER:

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Ben Alderson – The “Business Geek” / Financial Modelling Expert

Ben was born and raised in the UK and lived and worked in London until he moved to Asia at the age of 28. His career began in Engineering before he moved in to Management Consultancy and then moved again in to Strategy roles in the Hotel industry, which complemented his love of travel and international experiences.

Ben is a self-confessed numbers nerd and all-round business geek. But it wasn’t until he moved to Asia that he fully understood the huge role that entrepreneurs and social businesses can play in helping to develop economies and communities in the developing world. So now he wants to use his geekiness for good and pass on his financial modelling skills to as many budding entrepreneurs as possible!

LEARNING FEE:
Early Bird Rate: Php 1,500 (until Nov. 30, 2017 only)
Regular Rate: Php 1,800

* Inclusive of Workshop Learning Materials/ Excel Templates / Worksheet Exercises , Coffee & Snacks!

DATE: December 16 ,2017 (Saturday) 1:30-6:00 pm
VENUE: The Globe Tower

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

Register here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/financial-modeling-forecasting-for-smes-solopreneurs-basic-2nd-run

Workshop Alert: HOME-BASED CAREER for ENGINEERS

Are you a graduate of the courses listed below?
• Electronics Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Civil Engineering

Do you know that there is a rise in the Freelance Engineering Community? Research says that over the next few years, the engineering services industry will see a significant increase in the number of independent freelance engineers.

The Gig/Freelance Economy rates in Forbes’ top 5 HR trends for 2016 and beyond. It’s only a matter of time before the engineering industry catches up with what many other industries have known for years.

In fact, a shift is taking place and new engineering crowdsourcing sites are open which connects engineers with the clients who need them.
Having said that, if you are an Engineer who is seeking for opportunity in the global market, join us on December 9, 2017 , 1 pm- 5 pm for a seminar on How to Become a Freelance Engineer!

Be part of the rise of Freelance Engineers in the Philippines!

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

I. Introduction to Home-based Opportunities

  • Online Freelancing
  • Technopreneurship
  • Blogging
  • Affiliate Marketing

II. Online Freelancing in Focus

  • What’s in the Marketplace?
  • Discovering Potential Projects To Take On
  • Setting Your Service Pricing
  • Where & How To Find Your Clients

III. The Winning Mindset

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EVENT DETAILS:

Date : December 9, 2017
Time: 1PM to 5pM
Venue: QBO Innovation Hub

Learning Rates:

Early Bird Rate: Php 1,000
Early Bird Buy One Take One Rate: Php 1,700
Regular Rate: P1,500
Buy One Take One Rate: P2,500

**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

Register here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/homebased-engineers-2

Event Alert: Social Media Marketing 101: For Retailers and Service Oriented Business

***Globe MyBusiness Academy in partnership with Manila Workshops is proud to present to you a workshop for Small Business Owners.***

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 101: FOR RETAILERS & SERVICE ORIENTED BUSINESS

Are you a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER or a SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER for the following:

SERVICE ORIENTED BUSINESSES
–Beauty Salon
–Nail Spa
–Massage Spa
–Barbershop
–Pet Grooming
–Laundry Shop
–Tailor Shop
–Tutorial Services
–Mobile/Computer Mechanic

ONLINE RETAILERS
–Pastries
–Apparels
–Bags
–Jewelry
–Shoes
–Soap
–Beauty Products
–Gadgets

If you are part of any of the above businesses then this workshop is for you!
Social Media Marketing nowadays really plays a BIG part in making your small business be HUGE!
People are always on their mobile and laptops searching, surfing and browsing through their social media accounts. So what better way to make your business be heard? Is through these social media channels.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
1. Why Social Media Works for Your Business
2. BFF Platforms (On Choosing the Right Platforms)
3. A Marriage of Content and Engagement (and their baby, Conversion)
4. Keeping The Spark Alive (On Building Relationship)

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Event Details:

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 1-5PM
Venue: The Globe Tower
2/F Radiate Room,32nd St. cor 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Learning Rates:

Early Bird Rate: Php 1,200 (until October 1)
Regular Rate: P1,800
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P2,600

**Workshop Fee is inclusive of certificates, giveaways and snacks!**

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

Register through this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/social-media-marketing-retailers-services

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