Financial expert, motivational speaker and author Francis Kong, gives an interesting talk about the digital natives of this generation at the TOPS-LRA Summit held at Fairmont Hotel in Makati on July 28, 2015.
The TOPS-LRA Summit is a collaborative project of The Organization of Property Stakeholders Inc. (TOPS) and the Land Registration Authority (LRA).
With a theme of "Measuring Our Gains and Meeting the Challenges Ahead," the summit aspires to provide new solutions and strategies to future challenges that might slow down the development of the property sector in the country. Experts and leaders talked about climate change, geological hazards, E-titling, computerized land registration, BIR initiatives, the Uniform Loan And Mortgage Agreement (ULAMA) and the real estate industry’s contributions to the national economy.
Francis brightened up the afternoon discussion by delivering laughable yet highly factual stories almost everyone can relate to. It would have been an otherwise sleepy and sometimes boring time after a lunch break, but I guess the organizers of the event were smart enough to realize everyone needed and would appreciate a wake-me-up talk from Francis.
Francis begins by talking about his family and continues to declaring that the basic human needs of this generation now involves the demand for having battery and Wi-Fi. The rest of his story goes on to discuss the Generation of Firsts of which he enumerated examples of the lifestyle of today's youth like the ability to broadcast their every thought and emotion using the power of social media, and the uncanny ability to learn more from a portable device rather than a normal class at school. The stories goes on with more realities told in a subtle yet humorous way. Francis really knows how to engage an audience.
The way he is able to incorporate business insights with his talks has always been fascinating because he is able to transform the "boring" into "enlightening" effortlessly.
I wish I can have the confidence that he eloquently shows on stage, and the class and sophistication he exudes with every thought-provoking "quotable" statements he utters.
He is truly an effective speaker. Someone who can actually command attention the moment he steps up on stage to deliver a speech as an inspirational message.