Monday, 20 August 2018

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?

You know when you send an email and the two most important links in it don't work? Yep, that's what I just did.
Big thanks to the many of you who got back to me and told me.
So here it is again with active links!!

Doh!!  I do feel a little foolish!

 

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?



I am thrilled to be working with Peter Merrett from the House of Wonderful to bring together a fantastic EXPERIENCE in Sydney.

Now this is where a usual post would bang on with sales copy and get you to sign up. Let me approach it differently.
If you are after an amazing interactive experience in Sydney on Thursday September 13th, then click on the image above to find out more and get your ticket.
It will be an experience you will talk about for ages!

OK - no more sales.

Let me quickly chat about why this event and this opportunity stood out for me and how you may shift your events because of it.
The event is focussed on customer experience and I think as someone who has hosted and attended many events, the experience is beginning to feel the same. Have you ever been shopping and wondered, "am I in Myer, David Jones or Kmart?"

Yes the venues are a little different but the EXPERIENCE is all the same.

How many events have you been too that are along this line:

  • Welcome
  • CEO Welcome
  • Amazing Speaker 1
  • Inhouse Speaker 1
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakout sessions
  • Lunch
  • Amazing Speaker 2
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Inhouse Speaker 2
  • Inhouse Speaker 3
  • Closing
  • Drinks
They are barely memorable.

It is a balance between Education and Entertainment. We are now of the age that if we are not entertained, we will whip out our mobile phone to check emails, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or eBay. We are still paying attention (sort of) but if we are not entertained, or inspired our brain moves on.

With the hosting work I am doing, this has had me continuing to raise the bar. From turning the delegates into a choir (sounds good when there are 500 people singing and laughing), to connecting with the delegates by making up some funny jokes with and about them on the spot, to getting ideas from the audience and turning it into poetry as a bit of a poetry slam - it is amazing the things that can happen.

For one client we turned their IT briefing to their clients into a Graham Norton style interview panel. I must confess that one went from Boring to Boinnnggg quite well.

Now some people think that if it is too much fun then the delegates or audience are not learning. That is simply not true. Laughter opens the mind, keeps people focussed and makes the experience more memorable.

So Dear-Reader how are your events and your interactions?
As an attendee or organiser, what are you doing to fire them up?
How can you get a Million Idea Bubbles popping for your clients and delegates?

If you are looking for ideas on how to make your customer service and customer experience POP, join us in Sydney so we can show you what to do with a million bubbles. (Oooops... a final sell!!)
Head to A Million Bubbles for more information and to register.

See you there!




Warwick In Action

 

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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What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?

What Could You Do With A Million Bubbles?



I am thrilled to be working with Peter Merrett from the House of Wonderful to bring together a fantastic EXPERIENCE in Sydney.

Now this is where a usual post would bang on with sales copy and get you to sign up. Let me approach it differently.
If you are after an amazing interactive experience in Sydney on Thursday September 13th, then click on the image above to find out more and get your ticket.
It will be an experience you will talk about for ages!

OK - no more sales.

Let me quickly chat about why this event and this opportunity stood out for me and how you may shift your events because of it.
The event is focussed on customer experience and I think as someone who has hosted and attended many events, the experience is beginning to feel the same. Have you ever been shopping and wondered, "am I in Myer, David Jones or Kmart?"

Yes the venues are a little different but the EXPERIENCE is all the same.

How many events have you been too that are along this line:

  • Welcome
  • CEO Welcome
  • Amazing Speaker 1
  • Inhouse Speaker 1
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakout sessions
  • Lunch
  • Amazing Speaker 2
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Inhouse Speaker 2
  • Inhouse Speaker 3
  • Closing
  • Drinks
They are barely memorable.

It is a balance between Education and Entertainment. We are now of the age that if we are not entertained, we will whip out our mobile phone to check emails, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or eBay. We are still paying attention (sort of) but if we are not entertained, or inspired our brain moves on.

With the hosting work I am doing, this has had me continuing to raise the bar. From turning the delegates into a choir (sounds good when there are 500 people singing and laughing), to connecting with the delegates by making up some funny jokes with and about them on the spot, to getting ideas from the audience and turning it into poetry as a bit of a poetry slam - it is amazing the things that can happen.

For one client we turned their IT briefing to their clients into a Graham Norton style interview panel. I must confess that one went from Boring to Boinnnggg quite well.

Now some people think that if it is too much fun then the delegates or audience are not learning. That is simply not true. Laughter opens the mind, keeps people focussed and makes the experience more memorable.

So Dear-Reader how are your events and your interactions?
As an attendee or organiser, what are you doing to fire them up?
How can you get a Million Idea Bubbles popping for your clients and delegates?

If you are looking for ideas on how to make your customer service and customer experience POP, join us in Sydney so we can show you what to do with a million bubbles. (Oooops... a final sell!!)
Head to A Million Bubbles for more information and to register.

See you there!




Warwick In Action

 

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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+61 408 592 158 getmore@warwickmerry.com

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Monday, 13 August 2018

When Is the Best Time to Invest In Your Future?

When Is the Best Time to Invest In Your Future?



I love big old trees like this one. It is one of the many old gum is on our property in central Victoria. But for me to appreciate this tree today, something had to happen many years ago.

It is the same with our future. A bright and prosperous future depends on us doing great things today. While in the world of social media, some people become rich, famous, celebrities, influencers and fabulous overnight, I can tell you (particularly in my case) that is not the norm.

Many years ago, the band The Presidents of the United States of America released an album which had a few songs about peaches. In one, there were millions of peaches, in another they were eating peaches on the back porch.

The concept of eating your own home grown fruit has always appealed to my gorgeous wife and I - so to make that happen, we had to do something today (well a couple of days ago actually).

I know I have mentioned before the saying, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago and the second best time is today." So we have chosen to embody that saying, peaches and all!

On Saturday we had 43 people and 5 dogs come and help us plant about 60 fruit trees and about 20 Golden Ash trees on our block with a Shed on it. We had done the hard work prior to fence off the area and protect the trees from the horses, kangaroos and anything else venturing in the paddock as well as setting up an automated irrigation system and pretreating the soil (there is a bit of clay there!)

It was a magical day and a pure delight to have family and friends helping build a better future for us all to share. Yes it was cold. Yes it had a bit of rain. Yes one of the dogs (naughty Molly) thought the trees were sticks to play with and tried to run off with them, but having that many people meant that it wasn't a great deal of work but there was a lot of celebration. Check out the photos below.

Dear-Reader, I am sure you are thinking, "well that's nice but I don't have a block or want fruit trees." That's ok. Everyone is different.

So what DO you want in your future?
What do you need to do NOW to make it happen?
Who can you get to help you start or progress your dream NOW?

Let me know if I can help.

 

Golden Ash




The Orchard



Some Workers

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A Big Feed



Staying Warm



Even Horses Love Selfie


PS The Latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. Click the image below to access the conversation with Morry Morton, Founder of the Comedy School - The School of Hard Knock Knocks.

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, 6 August 2018

3 Steps to Achieve What You Truly Want

Three steps to Achieve What You Truly Want


Amanda Blesing works with CSuite women to do what they do better. We caught up a little while ago and talked about some of the issues that women face and one kept recurring.

So many women know they are ready for the next job up the ladder but they struggle to get it.

So I asked Amanda, how can a woman/person get that top job they really want and she said there were three key things:
1) Back Yourself
2) Sell Yourself
3) Express Your Value in a way your target understands

Click the image above to see the 2 minute video where she gives a little more detail.

These same three strategies work for all people - regardless of your sex.

Chatting to Amanda and a couple of other colleagues about this and we thought that most people get the first one ok. The second one can be a struggle for some - particularly those who don't want to "big note" ourselves.

But some people do number 2 amazingly well. There are plenty of people out there that everyone identifies with. "How did they get that position, job, role, contract? I am way better than them!" And you are too! But they are better at selling themselves.

I think number three is the one that takes the longest to truly understand and embrace.

So often we get excited about our stuff and start telling clients, prospects, and random strangers how good it is. But we do it in a way WE understand rather than taking on board, what is important for our clients? What counts for others?

So Dear-Reader, how can you take on Amanda's three key tips today to reach for that next job, contract, sale, connection?



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, 30 July 2018

Who Says Event's Are Glamorous?

Who Said Events Are Glamorous?



Last week I hosted the Queensland Mining Awards.

It was a fantastic night. Over 600 people came together in a stunningly decorated venue to celebrate innovation, community support and achievements in mining.

What you usually don't see is all the hard work and lack of glamour happening back stage. Like this photo.

While everyone else is being waited on, the support team and I were back stage getting ready for the next round of awards, dressed super stunningly, balancing our meals on our laps. Quickly dealing with any hiccups that may happen, guiding recipients to the media wall for photos, ensuring recipients are in the room for their announcements and any number of other small things that happen throughout the course of the evening. All smiles and glamour regardless of what is actually happening.

I am certain you are the same at your work.

Often the story of the graceful swan is shared, smoothly gliding along the surface while paddling like crazy beneath.

While the event was a huge success, there was so much that went into it. Months of planning to assess the awards, set up for the venue, logistics for sponsors, pre-recorded video and audio, rehearsals of timing, comedy routine preparation (and changes and practice and changes and practice...), media announcement of winners, social media postings, media interviews, and so on.

Events are no small thing to get right. It is so worth having the professionals help make it happen. The same can be said for what you do.

So Dear-Reader, what behind the scenes work do you do that no-one else knows about?


PS The latest edition of the Get More Success Show is out. We chat with Karen Schmidt of the 5 key elements of being able to adapt to change and how her ballroom dancing and MX5 has helped her do this. Check out this episode by clicking this link or the image below. 

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, 24 July 2018

How is Your Structure or Strategy?

How is your Structure or Strategy?



After 8 years of talking about it, we are finally getting a deck!

One of the key things about it is making sure we get the structure right. Granted, we want it to look good but if the support is not there or the layout isn't in the right direction, it won't get the results we are after. It won't meet the purpose we need it for.

A concept I learnt from Paul McCarthy and Brad Tonini is the concept of "For What Purpose?"

The simple act of asking what is the purpose of this action, this idea, this building, this online course, this book - help dictates the strategy.

Some people get excited by an idea (or bright shiny object), rush in and start DOING. They believe the rubbish perpetuated by Hollywood Movies, "If you build it, they will come" (Spoiler - THEY WON'T!) You really must understand the reason behind it and what you will do with it.

This deck won't add massive value to our house but it will give us some great lifestyle elements. Afternoon sunshine, a few cold beverages, per chance a BBQ or some nibbles, surrounded by friends and family all while watching Winston the Super Poodle (and head of Barketing) run around - this sounds pretty good to us.


So Dear-Reader, with what you are trying to achieve with your work, business or family, how is your strategy?

Does you have a well thought out plan of: 

  • What you are trying to achieve 
  • Who you are trying to achieve it for
  • Where you will be working on it
  • How you will achieve it
  • How you will celebrate when you achieve it
You have to get the strategy right for the results to follow.

Let me know if you need any help.


Warwick In Action

 

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, 17 July 2018

10 Tips for Success

10 Tips for Success


Recently I participated in the 10 Tips in 10 Days challenge on Linked in.

You had to shoot 10 short videos (about 2 mins length) each with a tip on how to make progress in a certain area. Of course, I talked about Success.

I received a lot of great feedback about the videos. In fact, one of my clients used them as a basis for a two hour workshop for his team.

So rather than letting them disappear into the ether, I thought I would let you know all about them.

The easiest way to see them is to head to the Challenge Page on the Get More Success show. That way you can watch the videos, listen to all 10 as an audio or have a look around the whole podcast.

The other option is to click on the individual links below. No matter which ones you click on, be sure to look at the last one. (It's my favourite!)

The 10 Tips are:
1 - Focus on Freedom - Define what Success is for you
2 - Be Brand Smart - How you act, dress and interact has an impact
3 - Manage Your Stress - Guest Expert Winston the Wonder Poodle shows how best to manage any stress you may have
4 - Get Perspective - Don't be overwhelmed with what is going on. Step back and get a decent perspective on what is happening in your life
5 - Celebrate Success - If you can make Celebrating Success a habit, Success becomes a Habit. 
6 - Use the Right Tool - Without the right tools for the job, you can take far longer and still not do it right
7 - Be of Service - Contributing to others and focussing on their success will help you achieve yours
8 - Consider your Image - A behind the scene look at getting a custom made suit
9 - Have Fun - Life is too important to be taken seriously
10 - Stuff That! - Who needs rules and guidelines. Sometimes you have to say Stuff That (or words to that effect)

How did you like the challenge?
Was there anything that spoke specifically to you?
What actions will you take because of what you saw?

Let me know if you need any help to achieve more success in your life.





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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