Monday, 15 April 2019

Is it Time You Took the Stage?

Is It Time You Took The Stage?



In this age of social media and global broadcasting, there are many people who have a lot to say. You may be one them (I know I am!)
Maybe you don't have something to say but you have a load of others in your life who do so you want to create a platform for them?

There are so many things to get right before you take the stage.

One key one is the understanding that IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU!
And I know I have covered that before so I wont go on about it.

Another key element is to know whether you have the right stage. Should it be a podcast, a newsletter, a video, an actual stage, a conference, a workshop or maybe a comedy show?

Don't forget, just because you have the stage doesn't mean you have the audience.

Last week we were at Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare as part of our galivanting tour of the UK.
Shakespeare famously said, "All the world is a stage and the men and women merely players."

Make sure you are playing for keeps and playing seriously.

If you need some help, I have a workshop in Melbourne coming up next month - see GetMoreSpeakerSuccess.com for more details.
I am also running the Get More MC Success online masterclass again in June. See GetMoreMCSuccess.com for more details.

If the world is a stage, is it time you got on it?






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Monday, 8 April 2019

It's not Brexit, it's Brentrance!

It's not Brexit, It's Brentrance!



With all the hullabaloo about Brexit, I am happy that no-one really noticed our Brentrance!!

My gorgeous wife and I are in the UK as you read. 

We have an 80th Birthday, a wedding and a spot of touristing to do.

Probably the funniest thing about it is me folding myself up origami style to get into the hire car (a Hyundai i30).

A handful of nights are booked (including a trip to Warwick to see my Castle, my Garden and to encapsulate being the Earl of Warwick!) but the rest of it we are winging as we head up to Scotland (performing a mini-Brexit)

We have found that travel opens our mind. It helps us see what amazing things have happened and are happening in the world. We get to appreciate other cultures (or scratch our heads in amazement as why the do such things - I mean Black Pudding. Really!)

Travel gives us a healthier respect for those who have had different experiences and upbringing than us. It gives us more understanding of the differences. It helps us tolerate more about our fellow human beings.

You don't have to travel half way around to have these experiences but you can.

At the moment, our world seems to have forces that are trying to tear us apart because of our differences. We are taking this opportunity to celebrate these differences, experience the differences, and become closer to our fellow human beings.

Personally, I don't understand Brexit (I suspect I am not alone) and I am looking forward to the experiences that our Brentrance brings.

PS The latest Get More Success Show is out. Click the image below to check it out.
It is one of the best ever. It's amazing. Life won't be the same with out it.
No really, it's very good. Have a listen!



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Monday, 1 April 2019

How Important Are Words of Praise?

How Important are Words of Praise?

So much research has shown that people join a company but leave a manager. Yet so many managers think that all their team wants is a regular pay check. These managers are wrong.

Most people I have spoken with tell me that they want to know that they are doing a good job. The only way they will know this is being told as much by their boss. Their colleagues can tell them but it doesn’t mean as much as when it comes from your boss or someone in authority.

This was reinforced with something I saw on twitter this week.

Recently a high school drama class put on a school production of Alien with a tiny budget. That is a pretty big call! Looking at some of the stills and video on Twitter, it does look pretty cool.



Well word got around. The twitterverse got excited. Sir Ridley Scott, the man whose company made the original films heard about it. Seeing the fabulous job they did on a miniscule budget, he wrote a letter of thanks with some encouragement built in.


 

How do you think the kids, the teachers and the school feel right about now?
How delighted must you be when the person you are paying homage to lets you know you did an amazing job?
How thrilled would your team, family, colleagues, friends be if you told them how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate what they do?

How important are words of praise?

They are the most valuable currency you have.



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Monday, 25 March 2019

Tired of the Rockstar Getting all the Glory?

Tired of the Rockstar Getting all the Glory?

Long trench in hard dry ground for putting pipe in

On Saturday I had the rockstar trenching guy come and spend an hour digging about 40 metres of trenching (it saved me a stack of hard work digging rock hard clay).

I then spent the next 5 hours laying the pipes, running cables and conduit, testing everything worked, and then burying it all. Mind you it was 32C as I was doing this. (you can tell how hot it is by looking at the tank in the photo. The radiant heat makes it look all wobbly!) I did a stack of hard work yet the trenching dude was the most impressive.

It made me think of the number of times one or two people get all the credit (the rock stars) yet there were so many people doing a stack of hard work to achieve the results gained.

In your workplace and your life, who are the people who continue to work tirelessly while the Rock Star gets the credit? In the events world, while the speakers get the credit, it is the eventprofs, the admin team, the AV crew, the back stage team, the security crew, the cleaners and even the humble MC who help bring the show together.

Make sure you are showing gratitude to those who are doing the work!

Man operating trench digger

PS The latest episode of the Get More Success Show is out. This episode is all about how to Beat Bullying.
I talk with Daniel Merza about some of the secrets to resilience and avoiding the win at all costs trap. 
Click here to listen.


 

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Monday, 18 March 2019

The Food of Love

The Food of Love

I have been part of several celebrations over the past few weeks. It has been an absolute privilege to be part of them. Each one had music playing.

There have been several protests around the world recently as people are fighting for a better world and a better life. Each on had music playing (even if that music was their own voices)

There have been vigils around the world as people come together to support each other in hard and tragic times. Each one had music playing (either in the background or sung together)

I have been to a few funerals of late, celebrating the life and love of those who had passed. Each one had music playing.

Music has always been an important part of my life. So many songs trigger memories I thought I had lost. So many songs remind me of special people and moments in my life. So many songs lift my heart with joy.

Shakespeare got it so right in his play, 12th Night. "If music be the food of love, play on."

When you need some love to deal with the pressure of work, the failings of the world, to consider your future, or to just feel better, get out those songs that give you joy and love. Play them. Play them loud. Play them often.

Play on!

PS The latest Get More Success Show is out. This episdode has a great conversation with Kim Seeling-Smith as we chat about how Employees can engage better in the workplace and what a good boss needs to do to make that easy. She is adamant that employees are far more than simply an asset, and should be treated as such.

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Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Is Your Perspective Robbing You of Pleasure?

Is Your Perspective Robbing You of Pleasure?

Mitchelton Winery Lookout

Have you achieved some amazing things in your life? Things that made your family, friends, colleagues and clients go "WOW".

When you achieve these things and the people in your life say how cool it is, do you go, "Yeah but it's only...." or "Nah but it is not as good as ... " or "Yeah, but anyone could have ..."?

You may find that your perspective is robbing you of some pleasure and acknowledgement of success.

We often get hung up on the detail and the micro perspective of a situation or actions. We focus on what we did wrong and not on the progress or the impact of what we have done.

That is why I love this lookout tower at Mitchelton Winery. It must be so easy to get stuck looking at label designs, menus for the restaurant, the chemistry of the wine making, the details of the grape harvest and so on

But from the top of this look out you can see the hundreds of acres of grape fines, the motel wing, the rivers edge chapel area, the art gallery, the full car park and the large number of very happy customers.

Don't rob yourself of the pleasure of your hard work and skill.

Make sure you look at the full perspective of what you have done and when someone gives you a compliment, say "Thank you".

 



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Monday, 4 March 2019

Is It a Gift Worth Giving?

Is It A Gift Worth Giving?



One of my speaker buddies gave my a gift yesterday. Yes that’s right. It is Bacon Jam!!

Made right here in Melbourne at the Salami Shack. It’s made of 90% bacon. No bacon flavouring here!!

Now my buddy knows my passion for bacon. So as a token of thanks for some event work we are doing together, when he saw this, he bought one for me.

What a gift! It is not too big so I don’t feel indebted. It is something he knows I love, so I feel heard and considered. And it is something out of the ordinary, so I feel surprised and delighted.

Contrast this to when I often receive a speaker gift of a bottle of wine. While I am grateful for the gift, I don’t drink – so it is a little bit wasted. It is also very common, as in the previous speaker also got one, so I don’t feel that special, and if I have travelled interstate, I now have the added issue of trying to get it home without it breaking.

When you are giving gifts to your speakers, or associates, is it a gift worth giving?

A few subtle questions to the recipient and a stalk on their social media may help you give a gift worth giving.

PS A great gift worth recieving is the Get More Success Show. Our latest episode features a career camera man (and career sniper, childs entertainer among other things) sharing some great tips about shooting videos. Have a listen here.



Warwick Merry - The Get More Guy, is your high energy, results focused, action oriented, no holds barred tour de force Master MC, keynote speaker and Exhibiting Specialist. He ensures your attendees Get More from your event. His MC work is like insurance for your event. It guarantees things will run smoothly and on time. As a speaker, he is like a dose of sparkling mineral water – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees.  If you need a burst of inspiration, cogitation and celebration at your next event you MUST book The Get More Guy, Warwick Merry.

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