Monday, 16 April 2018

Closing Ceremony Focus

Closing Ceremony Focus



Image: 7 News

You know you have stuffed up on an event when the national broadcast of the event tells you at the end of the event how bad you did.

No doubt Channel 7 Executives knew that they were going to cop some abuse for many of the issues of the closing ceremony so they allowed their commentators to explain how it wasn't Channel 7's fault and then really tell the organisers how wrong they got it.

See the footage by clicking this link or the image above for Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempalas explaining how disappointed they were.

While Johanna and Basil listed many issues that the organisers got wrong, there was one main thing. The big issue was the focus of the Closing Ceremony.

After days of events and competitions it felt like the closing ceremony was used to make a political statement when it should have been a celebration for the athletes. A celebration of so much hard work in getting to these games, let alone securing any medals.

Event Professionals know that successful events are not about the corporations that run them, they are all about the delegate.

They are about the people who have turned up to connect with others, compete with others, celebrate with others. When you take the focus off the delegates, they have no reason to stay and as we saw at the closing ceremony, an event without an audience has no soul.

It may be as simple as a dinner party, a birthday party or an event for your work group. The principle still applies.


Dear-Reader for your next event, granted it may not be the size of the Commonwealth Games, where will your focus be? 


PS The latest Get More Success Show is out.

In this episode we chat with James Harding, the man behind Hard Cuddles on what life has been like on the wrong side of the tracks and then moving back to the right side of the tracks. As well as talking about how he works with senior executives and middle managers to get in touch with their authenticity for a more successful life. Click here to listen now. 





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, 9 April 2018

Time is Money?

Time is Money?



It is commonly said that Time is Money.

Well this month, I get to be $50!

I have strong memories of looking at statues of explorers like Burke and Wills and calculating that they died when they were 40 and 27 respectively. At the time I remember thinking, "wow, they weren't that old." Now I am definitely thinking they were very young!

Time changes things.

It is not just the passing of time that changes things, it is what you do with that time.

Even though I am turning 50 this month, I really don't think I have started to mature yet. In talking with 70 year olds, they still feel 18 on the inside.

Time is money, and while it is good to save money, that is not what money is for. Money is to invest, to spend and to share.

The same is to be said for time.

Time is to be invested in acquiring new skills. It is to be spent doing fun, foolish or even worthwhile things. It is to be shared with those who need it, who you love or simply who you want to.

My personal mantra is Happy Healthy Hundred, so this means that this month I am half way.

I am ready to spend more time with people I love and doing things that I love.

Dear-Reader, if your time is money, how are you spending it? How are you investing it and how are you sharing it?  



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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Who's a Good Boy?

Who's A Good Boy?



I spent a bit of time over Easter installing some new redgum sleepers and creating a new garden bed in the front garden. (The plan is for a rosemary hedge so we have a little more privacy AND tasty goodness for when we cook lamb.)

Can I tell you how much physical work was involved? Plus, those sleepers are 3 metres long and very heavy to throw around, level out, concrete in and all the other fun stuff!
Here are a few more pics.



You know what I like the most about this kind of project? It is having my gorgeous wife admire the work done and show her appreciation.

Basically, I am a big fluffy puppy wanting her to tell me what a good boy I am and what a good job I have done! 

It is funny how one of the key things in the work place that gives great joy and reward to a person is Acknowledgement and Words of Praise, yet they are both incredibly rare.

I have heard managers say, "I don't need to tell them they do a good job, they get paid. That is enough. It is my responsibility to tell them when they have done a bad job, that's when I give them feedback."

Culturally when we give some one a compliment, they struggle to accept it. Responses like "Don't mention it", "No worries", "it's all good", "This old thing", "I bought it at the op shop", "it was nothing" are part of our every day vernacular.

Can I ask you to mention it?
Can I ask you to pay attention and praise those around you for doing what they would do anyway?
Can I ask you to acknowledge the effort of others?

Most people have a hidden sign saying, "Have I done a good job?"

It costs nothing but a small amount of time to give a compliment and acknowledge others and the payback is massive.

Your team will feel closer, feel prouder and pay more attention to team goals.

So Dear-Reader, in your life, who's been a good boy or a good girl?    

PS The Latest episode of The Get More Success show is out.
In this episode, we talk to the Ring Master, Avak Bedikian about what it takes to run multiple successful businesses all while raising a family with two kids, one of whom is autistic.
Click on the image below or the link above 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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