Monday, 17 September 2018

How You Can Tell Your Party Is A Success

How You Can Tell Your Party Is A Success



Too often we focus on the cash flow or the ROI of an event when we are measuring success and not the ROO and ROE.

Whether this event is a corporate conference, a party with friends or your child's next birthday party, the intent of this is the same.

Don't get me wrong, a financial analysis (Return on Investment ROI) of your event is imperative, but it is not the only thing. You have to look at your Return on Objectives (ROO) and Return on Energy (ROE) as well.

ROO is important as once we know our objectives, it will change the focus of the event and what we do at it and with our attendees.
ROE is so important as we only have a certain amount of energy to contribute so we want to put that energy in the right spots.

The problem with this is that most events do not have well considered Objectives or they are not measured appropriately. All too often people write of the cost as a "Branding effort" without even attempting to measure how it impacts the brand.

For your next event you need to ask yourself some key questions:

  • How will we determine if this event is successful?
  • How will we measure it?
  • What systems do we need to put in place today to help measure it?
Sometimes your measure of success is long term and you can be willing to make a financial loss in the short term for a much greater return down the track.

Whatever you decide, you have to measure it. As the old saying goes, "What get's measured, get's improved."



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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, 10 September 2018

Do You Understand How to Get The Most From LinkedIn?

Do You Understand How to Get The Most From LinkedIn?

I have to be honest, LinkedIn was a bit of a mystery to me.

Yes it was a good pleace to connect with business colleagues, prospects and other random people you met at networking events. 

But how do you actually make sense of it?

To make matters worse, some people confuse LinkedIn with Facebook and I started to see a lot of game requests, motivational quotes, pictures of cats, and other rubbish.

I needed someone who could cut through the rubbish with a blade of destiny (or a keen sense of what to do that gave results). Enter the LinkedIn Ninja Downunder, Jillian Bullock. 



I have spent a lot of time with Jillian chatting about how to get the best return from LinkedIn.
Like all social media, you can spend a lot of time on there farting around and not making progress and I don't know about you, but I have more than enough to do without letting the black hole of social media suck my life away.

So of late, under Jillian's guidance, I have been doing the following:

  • Have a goal I am trying to achieve on LinkedIn with measurable outcomes
  • Spend more time on LinkedIn (about 30-60 minutes a day) and less on other social media outlets
  • Define the target market I want to connect with 
  • Create posts that they will want to read/watch/sing-a-long with
  • Post via the Goldilocks method (not too little, not too much, juuuuuust the right amount)
  • Don't be scared to be human (my recent post was all about Winston and a different LinkedIn expert referred to how good it was)
  • Use a few of the LinkedIn tricks and features to get others and connections of others to see your posts and articles.


Now I am not saying that this has brought in so much extra business that I am ready to retire to the Bahama's. But what I will say is this, LinkedIn is just one form of Marketing that you need to do with your business or need to be connected to if you are an employee. It is ONE marketing solution not THE marketing solution.

What I will say is that my exposure on the network has grown from 5-20 people seeing a post to now almost 10,000. In fact I get disappointed if less than 2,000 people see it.
I have also been getting a lot more requests for people to appear on the Get More Success show.

The next trick I am learning is how to turn all of those people observing my work into more business. I'll let you know how it goes!

Until then, it may pay for you to have a listen to the interview I did with Jillian on how to be more successful using LinkedIn. Click the logo below or click this link.  

Have you mastered LinkedIn? If not, I strongly suggest that at the very least you connect with Jillian on LinkedIn and get a few of her secrets. Tell her I sent you!



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, 3 September 2018

Do You Get Compliments That Count?

Do You Get Compliments That Count?




I was thrilled to host the Australian Fraud Awards last week.

The client was delighted with the job I did, but that is another story.

This story is about the little microphone that I use (see the image highlighting). It is a dFine 4088 from DPA Microphones.

You may well be thinking, Who Cares? And the answer is, the audience.

At this event, the AV crew said afterwards, "We love your microphone. It is fantastic." So when the experts compliment your equipment you know you have done well.

I first saw speakers like Lisa McInnes-Smith, Amanda Gore and Keith Abraham have their own microphone. So I set a goal and then bought my own mic as a reward for myself for reaching that goal in my business.

But during the research I did, I wanted to get a mic that sounded good, was easy to use and was comfortable for me. 

Having the right gear makes all the difference, regardless of what you do. Having your own gear that is tuned to you, adjusted to your needs and works every time (that the pro's think is amazing), well that is what the pro's do. Without it you will be "OK" but who wants to be OK when you can be AWESOME!

So Dear-Reader how good is your gear?
Have you got gear so good that the pro's compliment it?
What gear do you need?

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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Monday, 27 August 2018

What Are You Laughing At?

What Are You Laughing At?



I love the idea that life is far too important to take seriously.

Let's face it, no one gets out alive (although we act like we are invincible) and some people are waaaaay too serious.

Laughing does amazing things to your body. It releases some fabulous chemicals and drugs that help you relax, de-stress and shift your perspective on to what is truly important for you.

Whether you are laughing at yourself, cat videos on the internet, classic comedy sketches, Australian Politics (don't get me started), US Politics (just ... don't...), funny songs, family interactions, some other bloke being hit in the testicles (it's always funny when it happens to someone else) or just laughing for the sake of it, it is so important to have a laugh.

Sometimes you have to laugh in the middle of a meeting. You know those ones that if you don't laugh you are going to cry?

I am often laughing on stage - regardless of how serious the event is. The delegates love it, the organisers know how important it is and the person who signs the cheque loves the energy it brings to the event and the number of people who then make the commitment to come back next time.

I recently had the good fortune to be interviewed on the Laughter Channel Podcast. The host, Pat Armitstead, grilled me about comedy, laughter, influences and the importance of laughter. You can listen to our episode here or if you are super keen, watch the video here.

But for you, Dear-Reader, what are you laughing at?

How are you incorporating some laughter in to your day?


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, 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.

© Get More Pty Ltd
+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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