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Converge Gordon 06/12/13

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Converge Gordon 06/12/13

Our meeting this week was all about ‘Reflection 2013 ‘

Discussion over the following topics :

  • What were our goals ?
  • Did we attempt them ? achieve them ? make some progress with them ?
  • What was your biggest( stand out ) challenge/s for the year ?
  • What were some of the success stories / big achievements ?

All members have all had success stories over 2013 and attribute this in some part to what the Converge idea brings to the table – support, sharing , idea generation, problem solving , education and allowing them to express their challenges and success stories at every meeting.

Here at the Gordon Group we would like to wish all Converge members a Merry Xmas and a great 2014 !!

Andy

Curl Curl – Walkin & Talkin

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Curl Curl – Walkin & Talkin

Here are some of the Curly group have a walk and a talk as one of the last meetings of 2013.

2014 is going to be great

Double Bay 22/08/13 – New Faces

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Double Bay 22/08/13 – New Faces

Congrats to the DB group which had 8 new faces to their meeting this week.  Great group of business owners and managers – added a lot to the discussion on delegation.

 

Double Bay 27/06/13

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Double Bay 27/06/13

Another rare photo of the elusive Double Bay group.  Is that a member of the fairer sex in the shot????

This group is doing a great job working through the big and small business challenges

Newport – New Group

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Newport – New Group

Converge Newport has started with a great group of members.

They meet every second Friday at the Harvest Cafe in Newport.  If this is your area and you would like to attend please email wayne@convergebusiness.com.au

Gordon – a review

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Gordon – a review

From Andrew De Souza – Champion of Converge Gordon

Just a quick note on proceedings today .
It certainly appears my members are thinking about the resource papers that we cover and to some extent , adopting them into their workplaces .
Warren( Chinese medical practitioner)- Mind Maps - he has implemented it into his business by providing Mind maps to his clients in relation to their health issues and also to add awareness on topics like Hydration/Relaxation/ Exercise – providing clients more of an education on general well being .Benefits of it being in a ‘Visual’ format help and clients certainly like to engage about the whole process/journey.  Warren has also just taken on another room ( expanding his business) and uses MMaps for Documenting procedures in the business and Project Management of the expansion – really integrating it as part of his work.
Alan – (Family Law ) - Thank You but No - his law firm undergoing good growth but his resources (personnel, physical space) are stretched  and has used the resource to guide him what business to turn down. Due to high demand in the business he is working longer hours (and loves it) but wants more work/life balance and does not want to have a drop off in service as a consequence of the growth . In the past he felt he had to take on the workload but the resource has aided him in determining what to take on and what to pass up on (and refer to others in his network).  It appears the solution he came up with after today’s discussion was he needs to add another personnel  to share the workload .
Madeleine (MD – EISAU- Educational Infrastructure Services Australia) - Retain and Delight Clients - believes in listening to and exceeding expectations with clients, offering discounts on services and products via promotions. Benefits have been gratitude from the client base and recommendations which is ultimately her aim / goal – customer satisfaction.  
So all up great to see the members integrate these tools into their business and 2/3 members actually experiencing GROWTH issues – fantastic in this demanding economic environment .
Really pleased for Warren as mentioned when I first went to see if he wanted to join this group – he replied’ I am happy where I am ‘ – only to now embrace a growth phase which would not be possible without Converge – that’s a good story for us all!!
Really proud of the  group.
Cheers,
Andy

North Sydney 23/05/13

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North Sydney 23/05/13

Welcome to the Experience Economy at Converge North Sydney.

The topic today was the HBR article on the experience economy – the key message is that you are what you charge for…

“You really are what you charge for – if you charge for stuff then you are in the commodity business.  If you charge for tangible things then you are in the goods business.  If you charge for the activities that you execute then you are in the service business.  If you charge for the time the customer spends with you then you are in the experience business.  If you charge for the demonstrated outcome the customer achieves, then and only then are you in the transformation business”.

Where does your business fit?

Mosman being mindful

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Mosman being mindful

A fabulous sunny morning at Beautiful Balmoral Beach. Our topic today was Mindfulness, what does it mean, and how can it enhance our work/business. Andrew Hurrell surprised us with a box of Lindt chocolates, and proceeded to guide us through an exercise in Mindful Eating – feel the chocolate in your hand, smell it, take a bite, let it melt on your tougue, feel the texture, the taste……….you get the picture?? Quite a way to start your morning, let me tell you. Our discussion, while being aimed at our businesses, covered Pat Rafter, NBL, baseball, the Waratahs, Shane Watson, the Australian swimming team….oh and yes, a bit about our businesses.

Try it, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Converge Fitzroy

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Converge Fitzroy

First photo of Converge Fitzroy.  Off to a great start

North Sydney (aka Lane Cove) 21/02/03

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North Sydney (aka Lane Cove) 21/02/03

First photo from the new and improved North Sydney group (formerly our Lane Cove group who have moved).

If you run a business in the North Sydney area and are interested on coming along please contact Granville on 0414 880 374.

Loving the beard…..