Monday, 15 July 2019

Engage by Being Bolder

Engage by Being Bolder


Too often people play it safe and communicate using "corporate speak" or what others actually refer to as "bulls#!t bingo."

If this is you, STOP IT!

We have retreated to the safety of the comfort zone. Too many leaders forgot how to lead and are merely managing and in the process, losing great people.

It is time to get real. This include being respectful in your language, but let go of the flowery things you "should say" as say what you need to in your own language.

Be Bolder. Stand up for yourself and let go of the fear of saying the wrong thing. If you say the wrong thing, apologise and learn from it. People will understand.

Don't let the fear of saying the wrong thing stop you from saying anything.

So... now Dear-Reader ... what was that you were saying?

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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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Monday, 8 July 2019

You're ON Before You're On

Never Forget - You're ON Before You're On



One of the key issues faced by management today is that of Engagement. In a workforce that is increasingly disengaged, it is a critical aspect of the work life that needs to be managed into the future.

Add to that the ever-present mobile phone and technology, and it becomes an issue for families and friendships as well. ,

The 75 second video above is an example of one organisation that is getting it horribly wrong before they even start. Click the image to watch.

Dear-Reader, what little things can you do to increase the engagement of the people around you?

If you need some help get in touch and ask about the Express Engagement Coaching Program. 



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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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Monday, 1 July 2019

Can You See Yourself There?

Can You See Yourself There?


Dylan Alcott mentioned in his Logie Award speech last night the importance of representation.
Whoopi Goldberg mention years ago how powerful it was seeing Nichelle Nichols play Uhura in the original Star Trek.
Ali Wong was insistant that all major characters in her film, Always Be My Maybe, be of Asian heritage so they could have a film about them too.

In the events industry, for many years, the stage has been dominated by white, older, men. As a white, older, man, there is part of me that is ok with that!! But knowing that older, white men represent a very small about of the global population (Acoodring to Wikipedia, 75% of the world population are in Asia and Africa and the population of India and China combined represent about 40% of the world population), maybe it is time for others?

In my business, I am often asked for "really good female MCs". In a business world that is increasingly multi-cultural, multi-abilitied and multi-experienced, I firmly believe that more representation is needed on stage. The people on the stage need to match the people in the audience - as well as having great content and great stage skills.

It is embarrasing the number of times global panels on women in the workplace are all male. We even had Tony Abbott as our own Minister for Women at one stage.

Are you ready to be part of that representation?

I am running my 8 week training course on How to Be an Amazing MC. If this is something you are interested in, check out all the detail on the website or give me a call and we can chat.  It is held online so geography is not an issue. So far people from Cairns, Phuket, Singapore, Brisbane and Sydney have been part of it.

If you are organising events, how can you make sure that your stage represents your audience?
If you are part of a committee, how can you ensure it represents the people it needs to?

Let me know if you need some ideas.


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success show is out.
This episode is 2 1/2 hours long! It is the RPPFM outside broadcast i did for the BITE Conference.
Later this week I will release the individual interviews (all 16 of them) so you can pick and choose.
Head to GetMoreSuccess.com to listen to them. 


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Monday, 17 June 2019

Is It The Right Person for the Job?

Is It The Right Person for the Job?

During April, my gorgeous wife and I toured the UK as we were there for a couple of family occasions. While we were in Glasgow, we toured the Clydeside Distillery.

It was a fantastic couple of hours. I learnt so much about distilling, the relatively simple process (which explained so much about Hawkeye and BJ's still in M*A*S*H), the challenges of making the simple process remain simple and then how to distinguish one whisky from another.

Our guide (you can see half of him in the photo montage above) knew so much about the process, the history of Glasgow, the Clyde river and Whiskey in general. He was also fun and entertaining. Definitely the right person for the job.

Contrast that with my friends neighbour. He had some trees that needed trimming. They were hanging over his cable tv connection and powerline to the house. Not an easy job and one that requires some skill.

... Or does it? ...

The neighbour decided to have a go themselves and ... well ... let's just say I was entertained for several hours receiving texts from my friend. With things like:

  • The cut trees got caught on the power line
  • The guy was actually holding the power line
  • He fell off the fence he was standing on
  • He fell off the ladder with the chainsaw going
  • He cut one bit that he could only just reach to find the release of the weight moved the rest of the branch out of his reach
  • After 5 hours, great risk to his own life, and too many dangerous situations to consider, he trimmed the trees.

The risk of life and limb, time it took and potential for major damage (if not a fatality) seemed that he had the wrong person for the job. The investment of a couple of hundred dollars to get the right person to do it quickly, safely and easily would seem to be worthwhile to me.

Trees caught on power line

Is It The Right Person For The Job?

Regardless of whether you are hosting tours, trimming trees or running events, you always need to consider, is it the right person for the job?

Too often I have seen conferences hosted by the CEO, the Sales Manager, a Funny Guy from accounts that are OK but don't give the full impact because they don't have a professional host. Award ceremonies that are lacklustre because the person who should be in control, isn't!

No matter what task you have at hand, it is always worth asking, "Is this the right person for the job?"

PS The latest episode of the Get More Success Show is out.
In this episode we talk with Private Investigator Peter Nash about all things Private Eye.
Is it like the TV shows, does everyone talk in code, is their a Humphrey Bogart narration with everything you do?
Check out the episode here





 

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Creating Cool Conferences that Count

Creating Cool Conferences that Count


I was fortunate to be at QuickBooks Connect last week.

It is the annual conference that Intuit, the parent company of Quickbooks, held for all of its customers and user. Unlike many other conferences, there was no big sell, no doing things on the cheap, no"get 'em in and get 'em out" mind set. It was all about how do look at the needs of many of our customers and provide them with a great experience and real value for their business.

Some of the out of the box things they had were:

  • Live music in the expo
  • Free headshots (just making social media profiles like LinkedIn look a little more professional)
  • Conversation time with other suppliers like the Tax Office. payment providers and other software companies that "plugin" to QuickBooks.
  • There was even a whole day dedicated to bookkeepers, accountants and financial people so they could do a deep dive on some of the features and processes.

In addition to the entertaining plenary sessions, there were plenty of truly valuable break out sessions for the audience. Sessions that business owners NEED to know about.

Recruiting, social media, cash flow and plenty of other topics.

As a side note, one of the break out sessions on recruiting people that stay was run by Anneli Blundell. She also happens to be my guest on the latest episode of the Get More Success show. Have a listen!

Essentially this was a User Group Conference. In the past, they have been more common for larger, enterprise level software organisations. With every increasing numbers of small to medium business using core business software like QuickBooks, these kind of user conferences are on the rise.

Intuit's QuickBooks Connect is an example of one done well.

Dear-Reader, how can you connect with your users/clients/customers and provide extra value to them and their business?
It may not be to host a conference but there may be something else like a webinar, virtual event, behind the scenes video or podcast you can share.

Let me know if you need any help or ideas.



 

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Monday, 27 May 2019

Do You Fear the Dark Clouds?

Do You Fear the Dark Clouds?

Thanks so much to the people who replied to last weeks video on the election.

It seems that many people related to how important it is to focus on what CONNECTS us rather than what DIVIDES us.

This week a short video on what to do when dark clouds start circling. While I know I have mentioned it before, I thought it important to remind everyone (including myself!)

Click the image for 71 seconds of this weeks message.

Have a brilliant week.

Warwick





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Monday, 20 May 2019

Did Our Election Make You Angry?

Did Our Election Make You Angry?


Click the image to play the video.

So we’ve just had our election and I have to tell you the results have not made everyone happy. 

Some people are quite furious about it and there’s a lot of people going “why?” 

Was it the Queenslanders?
Was it the independents?
Was a dodgy voting tactics? 


At the end of the day the answer is, “It doesn’t matter.” 

The whys don’t really matter. The question that’s most important is, “What are going to do now?” 

If you’re a person who’s committed to the environment, how can you still make a stand?
How can you influence your local Member of Parliament regardless of what party that they’re part of? 

If there’s a cause that you passionately believe in, how can you put your energy in a positive direction rather than blaming somebody else. 

I would hate for us to go down the path of many other countries where there is such animosity between people who vote for different parties that they become violent and closed to hearing alternate perspectives. 

At the end of the day, people made the choice that suits their circumstance on the information that they understood.
So maybe some of the parties could have been clearer in what they actually stood for. Maybe they could have used, some would say less dodgy, voting tactics. 
But it doesn’t matter.

What matters is what can you do now.

What positive steps can you take today, and every other day, to create the kind of world, the kind of country, the kind of future that you want there to be. 


Hope you voted well.


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. 
Listen to my conversation with branding expert, Jerome Jospeph as we chat about the different between personal and business brand, and why it matters, regardless of what you do.



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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