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?


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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.



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Monday, 13 May 2019

Are You Willing to be Responsible?

Are You Willing to be Responsible?

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Global Politics seems to have lost its way. All over the world, many politicians seem to be acting in the interest of those who fund them or those who make the most noise.

Some have gone off on narrow minded, judgemental, unrealistic paths and tried to take as many people who will follow. Major parties seem to be more similar than ever. 

Universally, it seems that respect of politicians is at an all time low.

As John Oliver said, "We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians. Now we laugh at politicians and listen to comedians."

S
o whose fault is it?

Well there are many people you could blame. The media, the politicians, big oil, big pharma, big (insert industry in here), but the reality is that it all comes down to us.

WE are responsible because we vote or choose not to.

This Saturday is Election Day in Australia. So rather than going along and ticking the same old box because that's what you always do, are you willing to be responsible?

Are you willing to google the different parties and find out a little about them? Some of them have pleasant names but weird policies, some weird names but great policies and some seem to have a single policy and that's it.

Maybe head to ABC's Vote Compass to get a feel for what party best matches your beliefs.

Cate Speaks has done an independent summary of all parties (to save you wading through all the muck) and it is a good reference.

RESPONSIBILITY means you have the ABILITY to RESPOND.

It is not something to be taken lightly.

Spiderman's Uncle Ben told him, "with great power comes great responsibility."

I believe the reverse is also true, "With great responsibility comes great power."

Time to stop blaming everyone/thing else and look at what can YOU do about it?

At the very least, make an informed choice this Saturday.

If you are in Melbourne, after you have voted you can then come and see my vocal quartet perform!
Check out all the detail here. We even have Mulled Wine!

So Dear-Reader are you Willing to be Responsible?

 



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Monday, 29 April 2019

Be Your Own Robin Hood

Be Your Own Robin Hood

I don't mean start stealing from the rich! Robin Hood did something way more powerful than that.

I recently spent two weeks touring the UK. So how could I not visit Sherwood Forrest.

The visit had me thinking about Robin Hood. While redistributing the wealth was a great deed, his most powerful act was spreading the message that people did not have to live under a tyrant. Spreading his ideas, thoughts and helping others create a dream that was worth living for, gave something far more valuable than money.

While Robin Hood may be a fictional character [spoiler alert], you aren't.

Do you have a message you need to spread?
How can you authentically and genuinely share your message to others?

For some it will be a simple conversation, coaching a team mate or sharing information. Others will want to take it further and share it from the stage.

If you are in Melbourne on Thursday 23rd, join me for a one day intensive on how to Get More Speaker Success.

Discover more info here

So Dear-Reader, are you ready to become your own Robin Hood?


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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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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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