The Fraser Coast Smarter Business Ideas Live and Local, to be held at Hervey Bay Boat Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Doors open 5pm, event starts from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, will cover topics determined by attendees from a list including future proofing a business, improving work-life balance, increasing productivity, working smarter – not harder and smarter marketing.
The Seven Network’s Gadget Guy, Peter Blasina, will be drawing on his own vast experience as a technology demystifyer – and be distilling the latest global insights and philosophies into sensible, implementable, local solutions to keep you and your business in the lead.
Businesses will also be able to review the latest in technology solutions developed specifically to help small business operators enhance productivity and save money such as the recently launched Digital Business solution which provides small business with a new pathway switch to integrated communications, combining features like fast, business-grade fixed broadband, IP telephony, mobility, cloud computing and remote working solutions.
One local business who has welcomed Smarter Business Ideas Live and Local occurring on the Fraser Coast is Jeanette Maynes from Design House who won acclaim as a leading business owner in 2008 through the Telstra Business Awards program,
“As a small business owner, it is important to keep abreast of the latest thinking on how to grow the business and manage the various challenges we face. What is great about this event is that we will be able to discuss and learn what works well for like minded businesses in our local area,” Jeanette Maynes said.
For 3 days in September I listened to some of the most amazing and inspiring millionaires from our country and the world including Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and DONALD TRUMP! Event details here.
Talk about being on the biggest high ever!
As a motivated professional business woman it is extremely important to me that I learn from the absolute best for dynamic self improvement and that I am an EXPERT in my field improving what I can offer my clients in solving their business advertising problems to increase their confidence, profit and client base.
I like to set huge goals and go for them to inspire others to shoot for their dreams also and my latest goal was to have a photo taken with my business IDOL the legendary DONALD TRUMP currently valued at SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS!
Trump was introduced to the stage by Australian Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins.
I just LOVE Trump and especially his TV series The Apprentice. He is such a wise, educated, funny and intelligent business man with a hardcore, can do attitude and to me a great mentor.
He is inspiring, motivated, professional, successful, speaks his mind on all matters, extremely family orientated and I felt a real kindness in his presence.
Trump said, “I believe, get even with people, if they screw you, screw them back ten times as hard!”
This reminded me of how local managing Director Malcolm Quinn of the Fraser Coast Independent Newspaper stole $2,505 from me for a ticket to meet and greet and have a photo taken with Mr Trump three years earlier. Mr Quinn failed in his attempt to put on this similar event in the past with Donald Trump and still owes him $950,000 plus Australian business people $1.5 million! (More info here, here, here and here).
From that day on it became a goal that I must achieve to have my photo taken with Trump! I even photo shopped a photo of Trump and I two years ago to begin the Law of Attraction process.
After Trump finished his speech at the event, I went back for a question / answer session with him. When I had pushed my way through 150 VIPs and security, bravely attracted Trump’s attention to ask for a photo and was given the go ahead he was wearing the same pink tie he had on in my photo shopped image!
I said to him that Malcolm Quinn had ‘screwed’ me for money in the past as he also had done to Trump. Trump then said to me, “Who’s that?” … I laughed in agreement!!
He looked me in the eye and asked me directly if I had enjoyed his speech to which I replied with honesty I thoroughly did!!! We also made a few other small comments. I then made my way to the back of the room, where I was on such an adrenalin rush that I had achieved another long term goal that my knees began to shake!
Of course I have no doubt we will meet and converse again on many occasions.
Meeting my business idol and finally achieving my goal to have a photo taken with him has made me believe even more in the Law of Attraction, being positive and that anything is possible in life!!! What an absolutely amazing, thought provoking and sensational experience! One of many more to come!
A big thank you to Michael Burnett from Empowernet for successfully organising such an Amazing event!!
- “Be totally focused, you can’t take your eye off the ball”
- “Rich people don’t like rich people, historically, well I don’t”
- “I like Losers to be my friends”
- “The harder I work the luckier I get”
- “You can make yourself Lucky”
- “You need passion, go against the tide”
- “Go with your gut, go against the tide, I like that”
- “Get even with people, if you don’t they will continue to go after you”
- “If someone screws you, screw them back in spades!”
- “Always get a pre-nup!”
- “Think Big, it’s much easier”
- “Focus on the positive”
- “The word momentum is very important”
- “Believe in yourself, see yourself as a one man band, see yourself as victorious, you have to think like a WINNER!”
- “Can you take the pressure!”
Yesterday myself, Jeanette Maynes | Model (first time ever) from (Design House - graphic and website designer) and Lolita Valerga | Artist from (Shades of Inspiration - henna and face painting artist) came together as Model (canvas) and Artist to create an Organic interpretation of the theme “Wired for Sound” based on elements and forces of nature for the Melbourne Body Art Competition 2011.
Unfortunately we did not come a place as the competition was fierce but we had an absolute ball taking on such a fun adventure that took a couple of months preparation. We were certainly a crowd favourite and as they say “Art is in the eye of the beholder”!
We were also quite the crowd pleaser at Crown Casino having a couple of wind down drinks after the event!
Please read our concept and development for the ’Wired for Sound!’ themehere!
Melbourne Body Art Competition at Carlton Brew House, Abbotsford Saturday 20th August 2011, The Melbourne Age Newspaper Image Galleryhere.
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Wide Bay Sexual Assault Support Services are getting the message out there this weekend with the use of their display stand created by Design House – “Drink Spike Alert ahead of Pub Crawl!”
IT CAN happen in an instant but lead to a lifetime of pain.
Drink-spiking is common and women attending the World’s Greatest Pub Fest on Sunday are urged to beware and take care so the crawl remains a safe and happy experience.
Counsellors from the Wide Bay Sexual Assault Support Service visited every participating crawl pub this week to distribute coasters, brochures and wrist bands warning of the dangers and advising people how to stay safe. … click here to learn more (image & info from The Fraser Coast Chronicle).
What to do if you think your drink has been spiked.
It is important to tell someone you can trust, a friend, security staff, the police and go to a doctor or hospital. Your doctor or a medical practitioner can test for the presence of traces of certain drugs through urine or blood tests within 24 hours.
Report the Crime 000 – Seek Medical HELP!
Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120
Wide Bay Sexual Assault Service 07 4121 5999