Monday, 4 November 2019

Have You Got Enough Security?

Have You Got Enough Security?

Police standing outside the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking past the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre (or Jeff's Shed as it's known) and there was a melee in progress.

Horses, protesters, police and conference delegates were all in the fray. You can see some news coverage about it from SBS by clicking this link.

From my perspective, it did seem that both parties were too enthusiastic and unfortunate delegates got caught up in the cross fire. Some were pushed to the ground and others spat on by the protesters.

I am not deny the rights of the protesters to be there and I am not denying the right of the police to keep the peace. But what does need to be considered is the impact on the event.

While the event organisers considered their event a success (they were quoted by SBS as saying it was "business as usual for our 7,000 delegates") it definitely attracted some unwelcome attention for them.

Let's extrapolate that to your event.

You are after the Goldilocks level of security. Not too little, not too much but juuuust the right amount. As you can see in the video above (click the image for the 30 second video), the level of police presence is intimidating. But it did seem to match the intimidation of the protestors.

If you are running an event that may need security, how do you measure the Goldilocks Amount?

PS The Latest Edition of the Get More Success Show is out!
I had a brilliant chat with Yamini Naidu on the art of Story Telling.
She shared some fantastic tips. Click the link above or image below to hear it.



 

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, 28 October 2019

Life is Transient

Life is Transient (But it can still be awesome)

These are some stunning Mr Lincoln roses from our garden.

They look stunning. They smell magnificent. We have three bushes out the window (two Mr Lincolns and one Camp David - they are very Presidential!) and when the window is open the breeze wafts the joyful aroma through.

In a couple of weeks these flowers will be dead.

During their short life they have brought emotion and meaning to others. We have loved and appreciated them. Maybe someone walked past and saw them and smiled because of the one they love. Maybe they walked past and missed someone who used to be in their life who loved roses. Often our impact can be deep and unknown to us.

Sometimes the blooms last for a long time and sometimes they go well before their time due to hungry possums, disease or a mistake while pruning.

Our lives are like that of these roses.

Sometimes we bring joy just by being there but to others we may bring discomfort, through no ill will of our own. Sometimes our lives are shorter than we want and others times our inner strength sustains us.

It is important to enjoy life while you have it. Enjoy the interactions that come your way. Learn to recognise the short term inconveniences for what they are - short term. Adjust to live with the long term inconveniences.

Like a rose, sometimes you have manure spread around you (physical or symbolic) but understand it will make you stronger and while it may stink, you will end up smelling like roses.

 



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Monday, 21 October 2019

How Do You Express Yourself?

How is Your Personal Expression?

Winston the Poodle running in circles

This is our dog, Winston the Wonder Poodle.

He will often show his happiness, excitement and delight by running around in a crazy manner, often referred to as Zoomies. We call them Circle Work. Click on the image above to see him in actions.

It is a way he expresses himself with no concern of what others think.

Whether he runs circles through the lounge, kitchen and entry way or does massive circles around the paddock when we are up at the shed, or this simple circle work up and down the couch, he is not ashamed to show how he feels.

We can get so hooked up on the negativity or the expectations and "shoulds" of the world that we sometimes forget to express how we feel. Then, if we do get the urge to show how we feel, we worry about "what will other people think."

Be like Winston.

Show the world how you are feeling through your words, actions and behaviours. There are so many fabulous things happening in our world that we can forget to enjoy them or show people how they make us feel. It's time for that to change.

How do you express yourself?


PS This episode of the Get More Success show we chat with Cathy Fyock about expressing yourself via a Book!
She is the Business Book Strategist and she has some easy to implement tips on how you can write your book quicker, easier and cheaper.
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Monday, 14 October 2019

Beware the Power of Your Words

Beware the Power of your Words

Text Image "Saying Have a Nice Day to someone sounds nice. But saying Enjoy your next 24 hours sounds threatening"

Mark Twain said that the difference between the nearly right word and the right word is the difference between lightning and lightning-bug.

As you see from the image text, the framing of your words (even though they may be correct) also makes a huge difference.

All you need to do is visit the social media channel of your choice and you will see words being misused, misunderstood and mistaken.

Words can raise a person up to the greatest heights and can bring them crashing down just as easily.

There is power in words. Use your power wisely. Dear-Reader I implore you to use this power for good and not evil.



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Monday, 7 October 2019

How Are Your Head Miles?

How Are Your Head Miles

Source: Facebook Troy Love

This image came across my social media feed last month. It was on my friend Troy's page. I tracked it down to 2001 but its source is unknown. If you know, please tell me so I can credit it.

Many have dismissed this as a "meaningless, ridiculous statement." Others think it is too negative and dismisses the reality of life.

I really like it.

I find it incredibly freeing.

I'm not sure about you but I do a stack of head miles worrying about things that never come to pass, obsessing about what I "should" be doing, regretting actions I never took, constructing endless conversations that I never had, wondering if I am "enough", berating myself for being "too lazy"... the miles are endless.

This observation allows me to get a very real perspective in it's accuracy. Some misunderstand it as a nihilist observation, but to me it is not. It shows me that the head miles are wrong.

This observation shows me that while my ghost travels in this meat covered skeleton made of stardust on this rock floating through space (around an active nuclear fusion explosion), so much is possible and enjoyable. It is a reminder that my life is so improbable to start with, don't let little things that don't exist stop me.

Dear-Reader if you do some head miles, maybe this will help you too?


PS The latest episode of the Get More Success show is out.
Corrine Armour shares with us her tips for Fearless Leadership and she knows first hand what this is.
Working in the jungles of Indonesia to provide aid to those who needed it, she fell in love with one of the 
Guerillas. A few life threatening situations barely summises the situation. Check out the latest episode.



 

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Monday, 30 September 2019

How Did You Get So Good?

How Did You Get So Good?

A meme saying: Person, How do you perform so well?Musician: PracticePerson: It must be an innate giftMusician: PracticePerson: Some people just have talent. Its a mysteryMusician: Practice


I saw this meme on the internet recently and shared it with the fans of our singing group. But the message is not simply for musicians and artists.

This message is for you too!

Too often people discount our skills because they think it is something we just know how to do, not something we have continually worked at for years.

Sometimes the people doubting ourselves are other people and sometimes it is ourselves! Often we don't give ourselves credit for the hard work we do.

Our skills come in all shapes and sizes too! It could be:

  • Putting together a stylish outfit
  • Creating an amazing meal
  • Solving conflict in a team
  • Influencing others
  • Project management
  • Creating ideas
  • Slam poetry
  • Playing music
  • Inspiring people when they are challenged
  • Making good coffee
  • Gardening
  • Sewing/knitting
  • Report writing
  • Grant submissions

    ... the list goes on.

It is time to acknowledge that YOUR skills, as well as the skills of others, come not only from a genetic gift but from a lot of practice, training and attention to detail.

Well done!!

You are good at this not because of some fluke, miracle or gift, you are good because you work at it. You apply yourself and you build on your natural skill.

Let it be known that you, Dear-Reader are AMAZING!

 

PS Someone who is an amazing musician, music teacher and features as the sound track to ALL of our dinner parties is my dear friend Shelly. She is about to release an album on Bandcamp. I highly recommend you head over there, listen to her music and if it floats your boat, order her new album.

 



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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, 23 September 2019

Let's Get Trending

Let's Get Trending

At several recent conferences, we were able to get the event #Hashtag trending. Oh and it is DEFINITELY a WE and not ME. It is nigh impossible to do this on your own.

But several #Eventprofs and conference organisers have reached out to me to ask what we did to make that happen. For some smaller events, again it is a real challenge (I won't say impossible but you can see if from there!) Even for large events, there are no guarantees!

But there are some key things you can do to lift the interest in your events. This increases the interest for people AT the events and those who are simply watching online.

Some people ask me, why would you even bother. "The conference is sold out - just enjoy it!" But here's the thing, you, your company, your delegates, your sponsors and your partners have spent a lot of time, effort and money to make this event a huge success. Being able to share it, and increase traction on it makes that success last and even influences next years success.

It also builds a sense of achievement and re-enforces the sense of "made the right decision to be here" among your delegates. And to be honest, it does not take a great deal of extra effort to make it work for you.

So Wed 25th Sept at 8:30am Melbourne time, I will be running a quick power session on how to make your event trend. In 30 mins, learn the tips, tricks and techniques your event needs to become known. Even if you can't join us, register and I will send you the recording.

To find out more and register, click here.


PS The latest Get More Success Show is out.
This episode we talke with Career Coach, Jane Jackson, on what is a successful career and how do we best navigate all the opportunities we are after and the others that are sent out way, as well as how do we create opportunities when we want them.
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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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