- For Leaders
- For HR Professionals
- For event planners
My favourite nuggets of wisdom from the day
Last week I attended the event How to Identify, Package, Market and Drive Your Expertise Master Class in Sydney at Luna Park in the Big Top and after posting this photo on Facebook:
I had several friends and clients send me messages asking how it was, who the speakers were and what did I learn.
Always keen for an opportunity to sharpen the saw, and I had attended this event in particular to see Brendan Burchard in person after observing his internet success. I came away from the event with my wallet intact (no I didn’t fall for any of the limited number of seats act now sales pitches) but my notebook full. Surprisingly for a pitch-fest style event (we all gotta eat) I found that I did have some really great takeaways and nuggets of wisdom in my notepad from the day.
Below I've included a quick takeaway from each of the speakers on the day. (For my full seven pages of notes leave your name and email below and I'll happily send you a full copy of my notes.)
Speaker 1 – Scott Harris from Australia - Developing the Psychology behind Your Success
Scott suggested you need to:
Speaker 3 - ANDY HARRINGTON [UK] - Promoting Yourself as the Authority in Your Subject
As a fun activity at our live UQ Power workshops, we ask people to change three things about their appearance. Every time we do this 100% of participants take away parts of what they’re wearing or simply re-arrange their accessories. Isn’t this interesting?
We behave the same way when it comes to innovating and creating within business. Think back to a time when you were on a mission to improve your operations or create a new service or product. Did you look within areas of your own business – how you operate, what you do, where you can improve? These are all great things to do, but you may be limiting your creative thought processes by “looking within”.
Get Inspired By Fields Outside Of Your Business
At our workshops, once we highlight the fact that everyone “looked within”, we ask them again to change their appearance. This time around, we see people picking up things from around the room (even a chair!) and wearing them Lady GaGa style.
How can you do the same within your business?
Do some online research, take note of what other industries are doing, talk to a colleague in another field. What are they doing successfully? How can you tailor that suit your business?
Innovation Means Creation
Another activity we get participants to do at our workshops (if the group consists of a bunch of people from a range of industries), is to chat to the person sitting next to them about how they could “partner”. No matter how polar opposite some of the pairs may seem, there are always amazing new business ideas that come to light.
The best thing about innovating this way is that the ideas are often completely – unique.
Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere
Watch a movie, take your morning walk via a different route, view some random Youtube videos – you never know where your next big idea will come from. Our Founder and CEO, Heidi Alexandra Pollard loves to watch this unique video when she wants to get her creative juices flowing.