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Empower Pasifika Futures: Navigating Tomorrow with AI - A Space for Sales Prowess and Cultural Richness


by Joey Nanai

Step into our digital haven dedicated to Pasifika empowerment in the dynamic landscape of 2024. This blog explores the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emphasizes why the urgency to adopt it now is crucial for Pasifika individuals, especially those involved in sales, knowingly or unknowingly.

The Risk of Not Telling the Whole Story of "More Pasifika in Tech"


by Ron Amosa

There's been a big push for getting more Pasifika (and Māori) into technology jobs in the last few years, often citing things like the demand shortage of skilled workers in the industry, as well as the low percentage representation of Pasifika and Maori in the tech sector.

The Challenge of Unsupportive Loved Ones: A Reflection on Prioritizing Brands Over Bonds, with a Pasifika Perspective


by Joey Nanai

In life, we often find ourselves on a journey to pursue our dreams and goals, fueled by the desire to make a better life for ourselves and those we care about. However, it's a reality that no matter how well we do or how hard we try, there are friends and loved ones who just can't bring themselves to support us.

Cultivating Effective Leadership in Pasifika Organisations


by Joey Nanai

Pasifika organisations are essential to the cultural and economic vitality of the Pacific Islands. They provide essential services, support community development, and promote cultural preservation. However, these organisations can only be successful if they have effective leadership.

Navigating the Fine Line: Balancing Business and Personal Relationships from a Pasifika Perspective


by Joey Nanai

In today's fast-paced world, finding a balance between business relationships and personal relationships can be a challenging task. As a New Zealand-born and raised Samoan, I have had the privilege of experiencing different cultures and perspectives through my world travels.

Embracing Communication: Understanding Boundaries in a Pasifika Context


by Joey Nanai

In our daily interactions, misunderstandings and conflicts are bound to arise. It's natural to feel upset when someone does something that we didn't explicitly tell them not to do. However, when it comes to Pasifika cultural contexts, it's important to approach these situations with empathy and understanding.

Navigating Successful Sales: The Power of Gratitude and Genuine Connections for Pasifika Leaders


by Joey Nanai

In the world of sales, building meaningful connections and making sound decisions are crucial for success. As leaders in our communities, we understand the importance of genuine relationships and supporting one another. Today, let's journey through the Pasifika islands and hear stories that exemplify the significance of showing gratitude and fostering strong connections in our sales endeavors.

From Rugby Fields to Boardrooms: How Microlearning Transformed My Sales Career


by Joey Nanai

Throughout my 20+ year career as a sales professional, I also had the incredible opportunity to travel the world and play rugby, experience diverse cultures, and challenge myself on and off the field. The skills and resilience I acquired on the rugby pitch became the foundation for my transition into the corporate world, where I embarked on a successful sales career.

Nailing Your SaaS Sales Interview: Essential Questions for Pasifika Sales Professionals


by Joey Nanai

Kia ora to all my Pasifika sales professionals! If you're gearing up for a job interview in the SaaS or IT industry, it's essential to have a repertoire of impactful questions to ask the interviewer.

Unleashing Pasifika Brilliance in B2B Sales


by Joey Nanai

In the fast-paced realm of B2B sales, the right guidance can be the difference between success and failure. For our Pasifika professionals, entrepreneurs, and sales teams, honing crucial skills and strategies is vital to thrive in the competitive market.

Embracing Cultural Identity in Pasifika Entrepreneurship


by Joey Nanai

In this blog post, we delve into the significance of embracing cultural identity in Pasifika entrepreneurship. By celebrating their unique heritage and weaving it into their business endeavors, Pasifika entrepreneurs can preserve traditions while driving innovation.

Building a Supportive Pasifika Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Collaboration and Mentorship


by Joey Nanai

Continuing our exploration of Pasifika entrepreneurship, this blog post delves into the importance of building a supportive ecosystem that fosters collaboration and mentorship. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by Pasifika entrepreneurs, we will discuss how cultivating strong networks and seeking mentorship can significantly enhance their chances of success.

Navigating Wishy-Washy Language in the Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Dreams


by Joey Nanai

In the vibrant world of entrepreneurship, clear communication plays a pivotal role
in achieving success. However, wishy-washy language often creeps into conversations,
hindering the progress of small business owners.

Navigating the Pasifika Sales Landscape


by Joey Nanai

In the fast-paced world of sales, Pasifika professionals face unique challenges and opportunities. With market dynamics constantly evolving, it's crucial for salespeople to stay ahead and maximize their potential.

The Importance of Taking Calculated Risks for Pasifika Success: Insights from Pasifika Leaders and Entrepreneurs


by Joey Nanai

Taking risks is an integral part of achieving success. However, many individuals are reluctant to take risks and often end up procrastinating.

Leveraging the Power of Culture for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in the Pasifika and Maori Communities


by Joey Nanai

As a business leader, it's crucial to understand the importance of culture in shaping your company's identity, values, and overall success. For small and medium-sized businesses in the Pasifika and Maori communities, leveraging the unique cultural heritage and traditions of your people can have a profound impact on your success and growth.

Nurturing Cultural Identity in the Digital Age: The Role of Pasifika and Maori in Shaping the Future of Technology


by Joey Nanai

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, preserving cultural identity and heritage is more important than ever. As Maori and Pasifika people, we have a unique opportunity to not only participate in the development of new technologies but also to influence their impact on our communities and ensure that they align with our values and traditions.

Building Trusted Brands: How Pasifika Cultural Values Drive Success in High-Quality Consumer Products and SME Solutions


by Joey Nanai

Pasifika culture has a rich and vibrant heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation. The values of community, family, and respect are at the core of Pasifika culture and have played a crucial role in shaping the way Pasifika people conduct business.

The Future of Work for Pasifika in the AI Revolution: Embracing Opportunities with Moana and Sione


by Joey Nanai

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work, and the Pasifika community must adapt to these changes to take advantage of the opportunities they present. This article explores the potential of AI to reshape the workplace, the challenges and opportunities it poses for Pasifika people, and how individuals like Moana and Sione can embrace the AI revolution and create new job opportunities.

Negotiating Better Contracts as a Pasifika Employee: Tips and Strategies


by Joey Nanai

As a Pasifika employee, it can be challenging to negotiate better contracts with employers. You may feel like you don't have the power or knowledge to negotiate effectively, or you may be hesitant to assert your needs and desires in the workplace.

The Impact of AI on Maori and Pasifika Communities


by Joey Nanai

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having a significant impact on the way we work, and this trend is only set to continue in the future

Pasifika Time Management


by Joey Nanai

Punctuality is a virtue that is highly valued in both professional and personal settings. It shows respect for others' time and demonstrates responsibility and reliability. However, for many Pasifika people,

Pasifika Employees: How to Confidently Negotiate a Raise and Secure the Compensation You Deserve


by Joey Nanai

As a Pasifika employee, negotiating a raise can be a daunting task. It's easy to feel like you're not being paid fairly or that you don't have the same opportunities as your colleagues.

What does the future of work look like from the perspective of a Pasifika Sales Professional?


by Joey Nanai

As a Pasifika sales professional, I have been thinking a lot about the future of work and how it will impact my career.

Personal Branding in the Modern Sales World


by Joey Nanai

Tips for Pasifika Sales Professionals: As a Pasifika sales professional, one topic that I have been thinking a lot about lately is the role of personal branding in the modern sales world.

How movies help a Pasifika Sales Professional to navigate the sales world


by Joey Nanai

See what movies teach us about sales techniques

Top 5 openings for a salesperson when talking to a prospect?


by Joey Nanai

When talking to a prospect, there are several potential openings that a salesperson can use to initiate the conversation and start building a relationship

A lesson on how to customise your sales pitch for anyone


by Joey Nanai

A sales pitch often follows the fairly conventional format of presenting features, advantages, and benefits before talking about all the incredible solutions I have to give you early on in the lesson.

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