News & Views – May 2018

On the 22nd of May I had the pleasure of attending the Unfiltered Live event in Auckland which brought together some pretty amazing minds to talk about their top 5 tips for business success….they each had 20 minutes on the stage so the pace was fast, full on and filled with inspiration…some of my favourite ideas below:

  • Be agile – ready for the supernova moments (intense brief and dangerous) – Karen Walker
  • Have foresight and insight – go and be curious! – Frances Valintine
  • Just start – don’t look for validation from those that don’t matter. – Liam Malone
  • Change is inevitable – it can be incremental, transformational or disruptive. – Kevin Roberts
  • Surround yourself with positive people (avoid energy drainers) – Brendan Lindsay
  • Don’t be a weak shit – know when to say no – Brendan Lindsay
  • Beware the perfect storm – don’t over commit in regards to risk – Brendan Lindsay
  • Be prepared to commit your entire body & soul – be in front of your customers at all times – Brendan Lindsay
  • Don’t be a can’t!! Not what you say but how you say it!! – Brendan Lindsay
  • Disciplined Focus – measure your R.O.T – (return on time) and see where you can remove clutter in your business – Ruthless Simplicity! – Anna Mowbray
  • It’s all about people – know your competitors – “The Art of War” – make decisions based on what is right for right now. –  Carmen Vicelich
  • “If you feel like you are being backed into a corner, then ask what the walls are?” – Sarah Kennedy
  • When shit happens, don’t panic – have a glass of whiskey! – Sir Ray Avery

Useful Quotes for the start of Winter!!

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”.    (Richard Branson)

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”     (Aristotle)

“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.”     (E M Forster)              

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”                                                                                                                        (Carl Bard)

Upcoming Turning Tables Workshops in 2018

  •  Collaborative Communication Workshop in Nelson – Tuesday 29 May
  • Managing the Money and Motivating the Team Workshop in Queenstown – Tuesday 12 June
  • Developing a Sales Focus within your Team Workshop in Christchurch – Monday 25 June
  • The A to Z of Training Workshop in Timaru – Wednesday 27 June
  • The A to Z of Training (Condensed version!!) Workshop in Auckland at Taste – Tuesday 10 July


“Amazing content which bought a few things to light.  Have things to work on now and also feel encouraged.  Always love your workshops!”                                                                     

New Plymouth Attendee, Talking Teams Workshop (Autumn 2017)