Friday, June 20, 2014

AUSTRALIANS are sticking with their utility and financial service providers despite admitting it’s likely to be costing them more.

Procrastinating about switching to better deals is common — 40 per cent of Australians said they deliberately put off changing anything from their home loan to their mobile phone contract even though they know it would save them money.
Lonergan research commissioned by mobile service provider Amaysim found 86 per cent of Australians believed they could save at least 15 per cent on everyday expenses if they switched but said they could not be bothered putting in the effort.
And about one in two Australians (56 per cent) conceded they “set and forget” their personal finances and household utilities and superannuation, credit cards and electricity topped the list.
Consumer group Choice’s spokesman, Tom Godfrey, said lazy Australians were paying the price.
“There’s no doubt Australians often get slapped with a “lazy tax” when they auto renew or fail to push their existing provider for a better deal,’’ he said.
“Switching providers can be a good way to save money but it’s worth seeing what your existing provider is willing to do to keep your business.
“It’s also worth ensuring you won’t be hit with excessive break costs when changing providers.’’
Godfrey encourages Australians who receive renewal notices to “turn up the heat” on their provider and ask for a better deal.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gems from John Lees - referron mastermind series

A great session from John Lees on Friday ....

John is one of the most versatile presenters in corporate Australia - providing an invaluable mix of business wisdom, effective strategy and humour. He is an original, highly motivational, humorous and entertaining speaker, and is a communicator of note! 

John was a senior marketing and sales executive for Schwarzkopf, first in Australia and NZ, and then on an international basis, and has written 11 books on business development. John consults and continues to provide sales training to the likes of Telstra, IBM, McDonalds, AMP, and leading accounting firms.

John Lees is a unique communicator - below are some gems from his inspiring and hilarious talk - that hit a few hometruths for me!! 

Maybe he will consider to do a mastermind series! Interested? Let me know and I will try and facilitate. Comment below if you are interested in the gems from the presentatoion... and I will send to you

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Join us for Lunch on Friday 20 June to Hear some Gems from the legendary Paul Dunn

It's not what you do - its why and how you do it
It's about connection connection connection
connect to your marketplace
connect to your team
connect to yourself
It's about the little things that make a difference 
Its about giving that creates that connection 

Stuff from Seth Godin to create connection

Trust - earn it or burn it!
Trust = Connection

WE were priviliged to have Paul present at our Entrepreneurs Master Forum on Friday 20 June
below are some snippets

About Paul Dunn

Paul is a 3-time TEDx speaker. He is a Senior Fellow in one of the World’s Leading Think Tanks and holds a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK. He was honoured as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore; something he shares with film-star and philanthropist Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton.

Paul is one of the most inspiring, insightful speakers you could ever wish to hear. Any time with Paul is always stunning and memorable.

Paul Dunn now serves as Chairman of the revolutionary B1G1: Business for Good, a company that just won the People’s Choice Award in the Anthill Innovation SMART 100. B1G1 has already enabled businesses to create almost 50 Million giving impacts around the world.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Con Georgio on what it will take for Australia to become an innovation nation

Our BSI Connect Entrepreneurs and Innovators Forum together with Referron were fortunate to have had Con Georgiou give a keynote at our Friday on "one million acts of innovation" and what his vision is to transform Australia into a leading innovation nation over the next 5 years! 
Listen to some gems!! 

Con has agreed to present again at our Friday Entrepreneur Mastermind series on Friday 15 AUgust at 12:30pm - 2pm - Please confirm your tickets for you and your guests by clicking here  

If you are a referron subscriber - type in referron007 in the promo code for your complimentary ticket

A gem that I took out of the seminar! 
  • Low skill , high challenge - stress, tension and anxiety
  • High skill - low challenge - boredom 
  • When you increase your level of skill, and are prepared to take a challenge - that is when you get innovation, inspiration, creativity 

Con has agreed to join us again and present  on Friday 15 August  from  12:30pm - 2 pm 

Con  Co-founded Velteo which focused on integrating culture with process and technology for sales and service improvement. Velteo received industry awards, deployed projects to some of the largest organisations in the country and gained international attention which ultimately helped him reach an exit 4 years later when he sold the company to an overseas competitor. Velteo's high performance culture was recognised as second to none and was the critical element to its success.
Con Georgio is an Angel, Coach and Speaker. Co-founder and CEO One Million Acts of Innovation, and Flow Engine

 I am certain you will have a few golden nuggets that you will take home with you!

See you on Friday... be sure to register here . And feel free to bring potential clients and potential referron advocates!

( ps.. be sure to use referron to refer someone to a business that you know like and trust today)