Business Mastermind Podcast

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The Business Mastermind Podcast is for business owners and leaders in small to medium-sized businesses. If you are running a business with revenue between £100,000 and £20 million, and are looking for inspiration, insights, lessons learnt, resources and growth strategies from down to earth, relatable business people then this podcast is for you. It is a meeting of minds between everyday business people and specialists on their journey to master business growth. You will find these discussions both engaging and relatable, covering topics such as marketing, leadership, systems, strategy, scaling, culture, resiliency and mindset. Your host Gavin Preston, a student of what works, facilitates a flowing conversation that uncovers the gems of his guests' success strategies, insights and hacks. There is richness in the variety of the guest’s expertise, sector and their own story. These conversations are interspersed by episodes from Gavin as he shares the growth strategies and insights from working with clients across numerous sectors. Insight, strategy and action points that will help you Survive and Thrive in business and life as you scale your business and achieve a bigger impact for your customers, colleagues and communities.

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Revive: Win The Hour Win The Day With Kris Ward
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by Kris Ward, the author of Win The Hour Win The Day which is packed with practical steps that cuts through the noise that you hear about so many different productivity and time management strategies and training to the stuff that works in a really simply and accessible way. More importantly, you’ll be able to take away tips, tools and strategies from Kris that will help you improve your productivity  and help you win the hour, win the day.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • So many people think productivity is about being organised and is a constant race against time – that certainly used to be my answer to everything, to go faster and harder. The transition happened when it was pointed out to me that I was starting to lose some of my charm due to lack of sleep. I went from 16 hours a day to 6, which didn’t happen overnight, but I was lucky that I had done that because my husband got diagnosed with cancer and I had to get pulled away from the business for about 2 years. When I returned after his passing my existing clients had no idea that I’d been absent. Then I started getting asked by people how to manage their productivity.
  • It was shocking to me how much I was working against myself, it was shocking that my efficiency, my income, my joy for the job, my productivity all went up. When I think of productivity, I don’t mean getting more done, I mean getting the next thing out: writing a book; starting a podcast; whatever the next thing is for you.
  • Simply hiring someone to transcribe my meeting notes, my first hire years ago, was like taking a pebble out of my shoe, it relieved pain throughout my whole body. The burden it took off me was immense, and on the weeks I was using I was paying her $12, on the weeks I didn’t use her I didn’t pay her, all of a sudden I’m not misquoting people, getting stressed and staying later and later.
  • SOPs (standard operating procedures) aren’t usually written by the end user, they’re used to cover reliability and they’re static in nature. My Super Tool Kits are breathing documents and you can always improve them. It takes anything you do more than once systematised so you can move on and create the next thing. It means you can get stuff done quickly without having to make decisions which fatigues the brain.
  • A to do list is an excellent tool if you just want to stress yourself out, it creates all sorts of anxiety and open loops in the brain. What you should do is use your calendar like a time bank account where the work is measured out and prioritised. Work backwards, like you do in your personal life. I’m Canadian, so my kids play hockey: You think about the time you need to be at the rink (2pm), what time do you need to leave – adding in time for bad weather, feeding the kids first… all of a sudden you’re starting off at noon, meaning you’ve got to start getting organised at 11am. 

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Your business is there to support your life, not consume it. You didn’t start a business just to run a business.’

‘They say Eskimos have 40 words for snow. I could have easily given you 40 different symptoms or layers of being exhausted.’

‘All the best inventions in the history of mankind come from when you’re in rest or play. That’s how the brain works.’

‘We all agree McDonalds does not make great hamburgers, but it’s the consistency that made them billionaires.’

‘70% of small business owners and entrepreneurs expect their business to provide for them in some capacity in retirement and 2% successfully do that, because they don’t have the infrastructure.’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast
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gavin@gavinpreston.com 

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Kris Ward is the founder of the Win The Hour, Win the Day philosophy. She helps entrepreneurs create their W.I.N (what is next) team using her signature Super Tool Kits so you can get your Idea to execution.

After the loss of her husband, Kris returned full-time to her work as a marketing strategist. She was thankful to see that her business had not only survived her absence but was growing. Now, she has completely changed the landscape for entrepreneurs by sharing the successful practises that allowed her absence.

Kris has been interviewed by one of the original sharks from Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington, and ABC’s The Secret Millionaire – James Malinchak. She has been featured on award winning podcasts, radio and TV shows through the world.

You can hear Kris on her own podcast – Win The Hour Win The Day, where she has engaging conversations with dynamic guests covering a variety of business topics so you can get to your next win now!

Website: https://winthehourwintheday.com/
Givaway: https://www.freegiftfromkris.com/optin-260379661584543434463
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kriswardstopworkingsohard/ 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

 

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Feb 21, 2022
The Business Mastermind Podcast – Revive: Introducing results based pricing in your service business with Robin Waite
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by Robin Waite, the founder of Fearless Business Coaching, to talk about how to avoid under-pricing/under-selling yourself.  How to double business revenue in 3-6 months and why charging by the hour is unethical.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Fearless isn’t about being reckless. Fearless is about fearing the thing in business ever so slightly less that would ordinarily hold you back. Things like doing a 60 second pitch to a room full of strangers at a network meeting. Some people are terrified of doing that, but if you don’t do it no one’s ever going to know anything about you, and you won’t be able to grow your business and sell stuff.
  • Most business owners will only ever put their prices up once a year or two years, and even then just by 5-10%. They have a belief that if they put their prices up clients will leave. Actually that’s not a bad thing. There are two different types of clients: your existing clients who will be anchored to a specific price point and are more price-sensitive, but you’ve also got prospective clients who haven’t been exposed to your prices yet so aren’t anchored, there’s no tension, you can pitch whatever you want to them and if they feel that’s a good value for money they’ll go ahead.
  • The money mindset that’s been drilled into us by our parents between the age of 3-7 can be quite negative. The education system needs to talk about money and love more. These are two big questions in life: how do I find a partner to be with and how do I make more money? If you have a negative money mindset we seek evidence to back this up in our businesses. If you’re always looking back at the past, you’re always going to be looking at the blueprint that already exists. In order to change that you’ve got to look to the future; you can have abundance, you can charge more, you can have cash flowing through your business and you can create the opportunities that you want. This is something you can change in 30 days, maybe less.
  • Too many business owners want to keep control over absolutely everything. But why would you hire someone just to look over their shoulder the whole time, then two people are doing the same job. It’s pointless. Perhaps implement SOPs (standard operating procedures) and review them every month or two to make sure they work. I’ll take family fit first, skills afterwards. They have to get on with the crew first, we can train them afterwards.
  • In business there are only two things that can go wrong: Either you look a bit stupid, or you lose some money. That’s it – unless you do something grossly negligent or nefarious. You can always come back from looking stupid and losing money.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘We should try and bring in some of our core values into our business, it’s much more authentic.’

‘The core belief you have to have is “I’m worth it”.’

‘Focus on your goals (how much you want to earn) and working backwards (what do you offer) is a good way of working out if you’re charging your clients enough.’

‘Record all your sales calls and meetings (with the other person’s permission) and listen back to them to see if you were communicating clearly and listening properly. Or do sales roleplay to increase your confidence.’

‘Delegate responsibly, don’t delegate responsibility.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

From the age of 18, Robin Waite spent four years as a systems analyst for a medical devices company, helping them increase their turnover by 50%, from £1 million to £1.5 million.

From 2004 to 2014 he ran a successful design and advertising agency serving over 250 clients. During this time, he delivered workshops and masterclasses that helped over 1,000 business owners improve their marketing, product architecture, pricing, websites and digital advertising.

Robin loves helping businesses to become more successful, and getting results for his clients is what gets him out of bed each day.

Websites: https://www.robinwaite.com/ and https://fearless.biz/

Podcast: https://podcast.fearless.biz/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

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Feb 14, 2022
The Business Mastermind Podcast – Revive: Life Metamorphosis: How to Create Change and Momentum in Your Life and Career with Jay Munoz, Author of Property Metamorphisis
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined again after a long time by Jay Munoz to talk about metamorphosis after the title of Jay’s best selling book ‘Property Metamorphosis’ as well as talking about his own journey of metamorphosis. The conversation includes the thinking and the mindset involved in wanting to change your path and how you can feel confident, equipped and what you need to learn to be able to kickstart your own metamorphosis.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • I started investing in property as a hobby alongside my career as a chartered engineer. I was comfortable and getting pay rises, but in 2014 I read an article that said “if you don’t like your job, quit it”. I didn’t like my job and who I was so I decided to quit my job within a year and a year later I was a property developer. Last year, in 2020 I wrote my own book for others to read about my metamorphosis and hopefully they can see themselves going on the same journey.
  • Every time you embark on a new journey I think about this quote: “In order to have the best life possible, you have to first know what the best decisions are and have the courage to make them.” I knew at the time that that was the time that I wanted to spend more time with my family and the people that I love rather than spending all my energy on commuting and doing my job. I now have the privilege and the flexibility to return home to Columbia to spend time with my parents, who aren’t very well as well as spending more time with my family at home. 
  • Hire a mentor. My mentor was the catalyst to get to where I am right now. But, make sure you do your due diligence on them and choose the one that will work best for your goals and that you share the same values. If you don’t share the same values move on and find someone else.
  • Once you have the right tools it’s down to you to implement them until that becomes reality to you. Every single deal that I analysed before my first HMO – my first domino – got me closer and closer, I was getting quicker at analysing deals, there was another relationship I made with a new agent that got me closer to my goals.
  • The biggest challenge for an entrepreneur is to balance your time efficiently, we only have 1440 minutes in a day, what we do with every single minute makes a difference. If you’re not careful you give it away very easily; an hour of your time is 4.8% of your day – if you don’t sleep. My AFL journal helps people with that, to write down smart goals, helps keep them accountable, helps people to review what they learn, helps with being grateful every single day because you need to write down at the beginning and end of every day what you’re grateful for. This works not only for property development, but for life.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘One of my key values is always to learn. Ignorance is very expensive.’

‘My courage came from the fact I wanted something different.’

‘Your goals need to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound.’

‘Once the first domino is down, that creates the momentum for your to become unstoppable.’

‘You have to turn your failures into advantages and learn from them. You are not made in a crisi, you’re revealed positive or negative. You’ve got to be relentless.’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast
To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN
Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat
gavin@gavinpreston.com 

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Jay Munoz was born in Colombia and enjoyed a privileged upbringing. His parents were teachers when they met but his father became a successful doctor and his mother became involved in property development. Growing up in this environment shaped Jay’s work ethics, and his love for building.

Jay saw civil engineering as a way of improving lives; transport connections, power supplies and buildings all make a massive contribution. After a few years in the construction industry, he left Colombia for the UK.

After gaining an MSc from Surrey University, he set out to find a job. He sent out 30,000 CVs and was offered 5 jobs. He went on to work on some great projects including:

The London Underground

Construction of the Wallbrook in London

EDF new nuclear power station at Hinkley point C, worth £20billon

Then he read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and he knew he had to have his own business. Along with his friend Liam, they set up Assets for Life which ticks all Jay’s boxes; he can share and help other people and improve lives through building and development. 

Website: https://assetsforlife.co.uk/ 
Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Property-Metamorphosis-Developer-Educational-Business/dp/B08STHRJFT 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/assetsforlife 
Instagram: @jaymunozafl
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-munoz/?originalSubdomain=uk 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

 

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Feb 07, 2022
Revive: Post-Pandemic Leadership with Tony Brooks
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by Tony Brooks to talk about leadership, specifically what leaders should be doing differently in SMEs and corporates and where thy need to be putting their focus and attention.

We’ve been through a mammoth period of disruption with remote working, people being on furlough, and we’re now phasing back into the office, engaging with hybrid work patterns, there are people who have been on furlough for more than a year, some are reluctant to come back – much to the incredulities and frustration of business leaders. How do we get back to some form of normal and start to claw back the profits we were making 15 months ago?

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It’s become complex recently and a lot of leaders and companies, to some extent have been in a more reactive mode over that last 15-16 months. Now is a really important time to shift back to being more proactive. But, be ready, willing and able to take feedback from their people, those on the frontline who have seen shifts and changes and engaging with customers and ask them what they think.
  • It was – and still is – an unpredictable environment, going into and out of a recession. I believe that the majority of us and the majority of businesses get way too busy with their heads down doing the do. Without standing back from things and examining how you’re thinking about your world, your people, yourself and your marketplace, you will not change the way you see things and you’ll continue to do things in a similar way. That’s a truism for life as well as business.
  • How do we adapt our culture to a world that has, potentially, changed forever? How do we need to lead people differently to get the best out of them in this new world? We’ll never go back to how it was 15 months ago. Use HR expertise to advise, in terms of how to handle things sensitively and the terms and conditions because it’s going to be choppy waters to navigate through to deal with people’s anxieties and the few people who are using it as an excuse. 
  • We are fundamentally quite tribal people and we like having leaders, rather than being solitary creatures. Even if you plan to have your staff working from home for good, have a physical meeting with them all at least once a month, bring everybody together. Start thinking about a social event in the second half of the year and perhaps make it a more regular thing. Think about how you’re going to employ people, because they won’t be able to get a feel for the role as they won’t see a busy office and may not feel a part of a team.
  • Companies need to remember that one of the things that retains people is that they have friends that they’ve made in the company, not just colleagues and the longer they’re at a company the more friends they make and the less likely they are to leave. Keep wellbeing practices up, we’re social creatures and it’s risky not to take that on board.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Some companies have had a rougher time than others, but now’s a good time to stand back and see it’s a different climate out there, where are you going to take you business?’

‘Recalibration could lead you back to the same place, but there could be some really important shifts in thinking and strategy.

‘We have to appreciate that people’s anxiety levels are all different. Leaders need to be sensitive to that fact. There needs to be a sensitivity, but a line has to be drawn.’

‘Zoom has been amazing for communication, but you miss certain subtleties in body language and energy that’s there in the room. Perhaps, going forwards, it makes sense to have an initial sales meeting over Zoom to assess whether it’s worth sending salespeople across the country.’

‘People, for the most part can be trusted to get on a do the things they need to do and balance their work. But we need to be careful that it doesn’t swing too far the other way permanently.’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast
To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN
Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat
gavin@gavinpreston.com 

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Tony Brooks is a leadership psychologist with over 14 years experience working within the SME sector. Through his work as a motivational speaker and trainer, he has an enviable record of significantly raising the performance of leaders and their people, delivering sustained profitable growth and positive company culture.

He’s a speaker on leadership and leadership mindset and he’s the author of the book PI Leadership: The 7 Positive Insight Steps To Peak Performance Leadership, which is a practical guide to applying positive techniques to the way we view ourselves, our situations and other people, to achieve greater success and fulfilment.

Website: https://theleadershiptrainingworkshop.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonybrooks63/?originalSubdomain=uk 
Podcast: https://thetonybrooks.com/podcast-episodes/ 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

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Jan 31, 2022
How to Increase Your Happiness With David Taylor And Clair Carpenter
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by David Taylor and Clair Carpenter, the co-authors of the book ‘BLISS: How to Be Truly Happy For the Rest of Your Life’, to talk about happiness.

David and Clair come at the world from very different points of view, David sees it through the lens of possibility, potential and purpose, Clair sees it through the rigour of science and robust research. But, both are looking for what we should be focussing on to find happiness.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It’s time to put aside people’s differences on psychology and psychiatry and focus on find out what works for individual people. The biggest parallel virus to Covid is mental health and we’re absolutely dedicated to getting people to living the rest of their lives pretty happy.
  • Western schooling systems are all set up to test you against a completely fictional thing that you’re meant to have achieved and then you’re made to focus on the bits you’re not so good at. This entire way that our society is engendered and hard wired impacts the way individuals see things, and it filters into science and psychiatry. There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with individuals you’re trying to ‘fix’, it’s all about playing to their strengths.
  • We judge things from our experience, education and imagination and because we don’t immediately remember everything that’s happened in our lives, imagination plays a big part, and if there’s a 50/50 leaning on something we tend to lean to the negativity for the protection of ourselves. It’s very difficult to switch it the other way, but Clair has given a working EMBR (event, meaning, behaviour, reaction) model that gives a level playing field for real life, real people in real life situations that they can apply a gap of infinite possibility: is this definition you’re giving going to help you and other people, or is it not?
  • When we feel in the thick of a very powerful emotion, sometimes we become that emotion, rather than feel it, acknowledge it, put it to one side and take a step back and time to breathe. What if it didn’t have this meaning? What if I could interpret id differently? What if I stepped into somebody else’s shoes and saw this information from a different point of view? I thin those two things can really help recast and reattribute meaning.
  • What we’ve all learned through lockdown is the magic of human connection, and we’ve all been missing that. It’s enabled me to get to a point where I really value that rather than take it for granted. Rather than looking back over the last 18 months and thing “haven’t I missed a lot?”, I’m coming forward from today and thinking “I’ve really gained a lot”. The mind is everything, what you think you do become.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Psychology is a lot of the answer that we can make life extremely happy and blissful.’

‘No event has any meaning other than the meaning you choose to give it.’

‘One of the most powerful questions we can ask ourselves if “what if?” Go and make a cup of tea.’

‘If you address the happiness of those who need help first, that’s when other things happen, especially in corporate environments.’

‘We achieve success every single day, if people recorded their successes from the moment the woke up, you’d get into an abundance mindset. Celebrate everything you do.’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind PodcastTo get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN
Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat
gavin@gavinpreston.com 

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Clair Carpenter is the founder of The Naked Psychologist, and main psychology adviser to Naked Leader, stripping away the hype, jargon and mystery from behavioural science.

Her clients include Amex, CGI, IBM and Google. She is a Harvard qualified Psychologist and visiting Professor of Psychology and Leadership at Ulster University Business School, applying her learning, experience and skills to ensure that people actively choose to do what their organisations really need them to do. 

Clair has delivered breakthrough results in senior roles for blue chip organisations including EDF Energy, BUPA, HSBC and Bank of America to perform, transform and thrive under the auspices of Cultural Transformation, Business Strategy, Leadership Effectiveness and Talent Development.

https://thenakedpsychologist.com/ 

David Taylor is the founder of Naked Leader, a group of Independent Business Coaches, supported by Academic/Behavioural Psychologists, Research and ‘C’ level Advisors. He works with top leaders around the world, including the CEOs from Ford, Veolia and NHS Blood and Transplant. He is the Business Ambassador for The Princes Trust, has written 5 best-selling books in over 30 languages and over 300,000 people have attended one of his events, across over 50 countries,

https://www.nakedleader.com/ 
https://www.thorlhome.com/
Social media: @nakedleader
Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLISS-Truly-Happy-Rest-Your/dp/9692293424 

So much of Mental Health focuses on what is 'wrong' with us - Bliss does the very opposite, and focuses on what is 'right' with us, as Human Beings, regardless of how we may be feeling at the moment. With this 'Mental Wellness' as its base, Bliss provides powerful, practical and proven ways to true happiness. These can be applied straight away, with very fast results, that work with everyone. Co-written by David Taylor, author of The Naked Leader series of best-selling books, and Harvard psychology post-graduate Clair Carpenter - aka 'The Naked Psychologist', 'Bliss' is a combination of real-life tools, tips and techniques, backed up by science, research and academic references. It will help anyone who reads it move closer to happiness.

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

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Jan 24, 2022
Revive: The Antidote To Burnout – with Manuel Astruc
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by psychiatrist, Manuel Astruc to talk about how to identify the signs of burnout, how to address and turn around from experiencing burnout and the antidote to burnout. Manuel share his own experiences and those of countless clients that he’s worked with.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 12 years ago I found that something had to change in my life. I was experiencing burnout after my twin sister passed away. Even though I was healthy and my business was doing fine, I was miserable and I made a decision then to enjoy the ride no matter what which has led to a lot of changes over the years to get me where I am today. 
  • There were some things that happened immediately: 1) Committing to stop wallowing in my negative thinking. 2) Turning away from things that were negative in my life like the news, listening to sports radio and began listening to podcasts and audiobooks that helped me learn and grow. 3) Changes to what I ate – I changed my breakfast from bagels to smoothies. 4) Started exercising – minutes a day that was sustainable and I built it out as I created the habit. 5) Sleep was also something I’d been neglecting, so I put in a regime. 
  • When burnout starts, it starts small and gets bigger and turns into things that are more than just burnout. The early signs are unrelenting exhaustion, cynicism/bitterness, starting to feel like you’re losing effectiveness which intensifies to actually losing your effectiveness at work.
  • The roadblock in my head, with growing my practice was hiring other people. In my head that was adding drama, complexity and an additional source of frustration. But it was suggested to me; what if you employ people that you get on with and are good at their job? That one question removed that roadblock. 
  • When we give ourselves uninterrupted time off, where you don’t connect with work, it starts a virtuous cycle where we get renewed, refreshed, more creative, more focussed when we come back, we have more energy. If you don’t know what to do with your time off you should build a structure of what you’re going to do – that’s not work. 

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Even though I help others. I had to take a good, hard look at myself – what I was thinking and doing with my life.’

‘Success was supposed to lead to happiness, but when I got there every day just looked like a treadmill.’

‘We can use 3 key phrases to help ourselves and others when they’re having a hard time, emotionally: There is hope, change is possible, and you don’t have to be alone.’

‘What areas of your life are you still enjoying? Come up with 30-40 things that light you up. This will get you out of the mindset of cynicism.’

‘Success doesn’t create success, happiness drives success.’

 

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GUEST RESOURCES

After seeing the change that consciously making an effort to embrace the journey and block out negativity made his own life, Manuel Astruc knew he needed to share the knowledge he had with others. Manuel started ‘Your Next Act’ to help high-achieving entrepreneurs find the mental strength to not just survive their ventures, but thrive.

Manuel has been working as a psychiatrist for over 20 years, the last 15 years in his private practice in general psychiatry. He also works in the addictions field as the medical director of Saratoga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. Manuel has previously worked as the medical director of the Saratoga Hospital Mental Health Unit.

https://manuelastruc.com/

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

 

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Jan 17, 2022
Revive: Gen Z, The Engine Room for Growth – with Hannah Williams
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On this episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by Hannah Williams to discuss generational differences, specifically about how employers/business owners/managers can engage with Generation Z to get the most talent and benefit from them.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • My dad was an entrepreneur ever since I can remember, 10 years ago at 12-years-old I went out with him to pick up the rent, he handed me his phone and asked me to close a deal on a duplex. It broke and rebuilt my self-confidence pretty quickly. He allowed me to enrol in online university at 14, I graduated at 18 with an international business degree. It just shows that you don’t need to take the standard educational route.
  • There is a massive misunderstanding between Millennials and Gen Z-ers and where they differ and companies  are spending billions on recruiting and retention efforts on Gen Z that are millennial-based practices, and they’re wondering why they’re not working. So, I used this as an opportunity to help companies shift gears to become viable for the future, being proactive instead of reactive.
  • 5 key differences between Millennials: 1) Pragmatism vs idealism. 2) Gen Z may be tech natives but we’re not tech lovers. 3) Gen Z is more open to non-traditional education pathways than Millennials were. 4) Gen Z is much more loyal when it comes to companies. 5) Gen Z focusses on individualism over teamwork, which has pros and cons that leaders of Gen Z need to be aware of.
  • Companies looking to attract Gen Z are going to have to do a lot of thinking and research on shifting their benefits and messaging to show Gen Z-ers that we care about their long-term stay with the company and their life habits.
  • Leaders need to think about recruitment as creating talent instead of just recruiting talent. Instead of hiring college degree applicants, hire straight out of high school and develop skills-based training programmes in your company. This will be much more attractive and instil loyalty, especially when you’re saving them thousands on a college degree.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘The world is not an easy place: You have to work for things and work hard.’

‘Gen Z was born between around 1995 and 2012, if you’re 25 or younger this year you’re a Gen Z. Millennials were born between 1980 and 1995.’

‘A lot of differences comes down to parenting, Millennials were told to think of the world as an open space for them to accomplish anything they wanted. Gen Z was instilled with the idea that hard work is necessary to get where you want to go.’

‘Gen Z-ers will be very sceptical and point out when companies are not walking the walk and talking the talk.’

‘NarcisStory: Gen Z’s reputation is manifested through its actions, fashion choices, habits, work and personal decisions they make.’

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gavin@gavinpreston.com 

GUEST RESOURCES

Hannah Williams is the author of ‘A Leader’s Guide to Unlocking Gen Z’, in which she answers these questions:

- Who is Gen Z . . . and why do you need to know?

- What is the “NarcisStory” and why must leaders understand it to effectively recruit, retain, and communicate with Gen Z?

- What do HR executives, recruiters, business owners, and forward-thinking managers need to do to remain relevant?

- What are simple steps leaders and companies can take with Gen Z to unlock their potential?

https://www.hannahgwilliams.com/ 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

CONTACT METHODS

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Jan 10, 2022
Getting Out of Your Own Way; With Akhtar Khan
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Gavin interviews Akhtar Khan, successful business investor, property entrepreneur whose mission is a commitment in supporting others to build wealth through property and business so they can live life on their terms. Akhtar talks about his journey from a difficult childhood to a successful career and property portfolio allowing him to retire at the age of 37 and concentrate on guiding others towards their financial goals.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Akhtar grew up in a challenging environment where his parents split up when he was 5 years of age. He was the eldest of 5 children in a single parent family.This left him with trauma and self confidence problems which caused him to go off the rails. He was expelled from his grammar school and got in with a bad crowd and ended up in a string of low paid jobs but eventually became a DJ. Eventually he became involved in recreational drug use.
  • Eventually, feeling at a dead end, Akhtar moved out of home and moved into his own one bedroom flat in South London. He got to know his landlord and asked him how, at his age, he became a property owner. This is how he learned about becoming a property investor and how to use his money to build a property portfolio. It took ten years for him to finally overcome his self doubt and take the plunge.
  • After meeting a business coach in passing who recognised his ability and skills Akhtar gained the confidence to move forward. He started selling training packages to corporations which allowed him to recognise his own talents and begin to develop them and to address his self sabotaging behaviours.
  • Learning Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy allowed him to see patterns of behaviour in himself and other people. There are phases of implementation of change. The first is Euphoria ; the exciting phase of discovering a new goal. At this point you have confidence but you are lacking knowledge. The second phase is Epiphany ; when you realise its not as easy as you thought and you lose that confidence. At this point you may experience  past trauma emergence. The third phase is Evolution phase ; when you realise you have to change your patterns of behaviour into a new comfort zone. Self examination is crucial. 
  • We need to find someone we can really confide in on how things are really progressing. Entrepreneur’s tend to only want to share their successes with the world but this does not benefit moving through difficult times, past trauma and blocks to your progress. Be it a friend or business coach it pays to have someone there who you can really express your difficulties to.
  • Understanding that your motivation must change from a “should do” to a “must do” to achieve is of utmost importance. Try to to pin point the results of not achieving your goals to fully power your efforts. Once you understand consequences you are less likely to fail.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘When it came to doing stuff I’d procrastinate. I’d talk myself out of it. I’d think “what if it goes wrong?”’

‘You have to find one person with who you can be honest. It could be a mentor or friend, someone you can confide in..’

‘I got to a point where I realised my life isn’t working, this isn’t getting any better.’

‘It’s too easy for us as entrepreneurs to want to hide and only show the world when we’ve smashed it out of the park when behind closed doors we have challenges and its not going so well.’

‘Sometimes you have to have a bigger reason than yourself and if you don’t have that big enough reason you not going to be motivated to push through that resistance.’

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GUEST RESOURCES

Akhtar Khan is a successful entrepreneur, business and property investor. Through careful and targeted investment Akhtar was able to retire form work at the young age of 37. He now mentors others on how to achieve the same results through his coaching and mentoring organisation Reaching Excellence LTD. He is author of the book “The Code of Reaching Excellence” and contributed to the book “Play the Game ; How to Win in Todays Changing Environment”. 

LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/akhtarkhanproperty

Property https://www.akhtarkhanproperty.co.uk/

Coaching and Mentoring https://www.reachingexcellence.com/

Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Play-Game-Todays-Changing-Environment/dp/1784529532/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IL6LEPOKAXTL&keywords=play+the+game&qid=1639520819&s=books&sprefix=Play+the+game%2Caps%2C160&sr=1-1

You Tube https://www.youtube.com/c/ReachingExcellence

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

CONTACT METHODS

• Website: www.gavinpreston.com 

• LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinpreston/ 

• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gavinpreston1 

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavinPrestonGrowthStrategies/ 

• Twitter: @gavinpreston

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Jan 03, 2022
Dr David Lee on Sleep: How Much? When? & How to Create High Performance
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In this episode Gavin talks to psychiatrist Dr David Lee on the relevance of quality sleep to the operation of business. The importance of sleep is widely acknowledged currently so Gavin and Dr Lee talk about  ways to improve your sleep pattern to best support you during your work day. They have a fascinating discussion on  the biology and psychology of sleep, the effects of deprivation and over sleeping and the importance of routine. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Dr Lee has seen sleep problems double since the beginning of the lockdown due to anxiety, work life balance from home working being disrupted and routine changes. These present as problems going to sleep, problems staying asleep or waking up too early. Executives have problems turning off their thought processes to relax and tend to be older so often suffer from broken sleep. An easy fix can often be not drinking as much in the evening to cut down on being woken up repeatedly by bladder urges. Find other ways of relaxing other than alcohol.
  • The often repeated adage of requiring 8 hours of sleep is a myth. Most adults require between 6 and 9  hours. People will intuitively know if the are a “lark” or an “owl” so you should consider allowing work around this requirement especially when it involves shift work.
  • Anything that is a stimulant, i.e. blue screen work, alcohol, caffeine, exercise etc should be avoided in the few hours before sleep. You could you mindfulness or meditation techniques can assist with this wind down time. Usually Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) is recommended by the NHS which capitalises on these positive behaviours for sleep while discouraging negative habits which block sleep. Sleeping tablets are limited to 3 months use as they are habit forming.
  • Power naps can be useful in extreme situations for achieving your required sleep but they are not ideal as we seem to function more efficiently with solid blocks of rest. Napping is useful for children below 3 years of age, older people with dementia and brain injury patients but not so useful for busy executives. If you feel you need to nap during the day this means you’re probably not achieving quality sleep at night. 
  • Exposure to daylight builds up melatonin on your pineal gland. When the light fades this is released making you feel sleepy. This is why a day out on a bright day can often seem tiring. Go outside on your lunch break and get yourself some melatonin! 
  • Electronic gadgets like fitbits and sleep apps tend to provide false information to you and mess with your sleep pattern. They make your quest for sleep pressured when it should be left alone and relaxed.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘We cycle between REM and non REM sleep perhaps four or five times during a night. Alcohol will knock off the REM sleep and the deep non REM sleep so we spend more time in light non REM sleep which isn’t that helpful for us.’

‘Really important to have a good routine, one that works for you if you’re “larky” or “owly” and then stick to it.’

‘It’s about doing a decent assessment at the beginning of it to chose the different tools within the CBTI toolkit according to what that person is going to need.’

‘One night of sleep deprivation is thought to be the equivalent of 8 pints of beer.’

‘In order to be really functional you need to get the right amount for you every night regardless of what else is going on.’

‘Good sleep requires…nothing. The more help you try and give it the more it runs away from you.’

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gavin@gavinpreston.com 

GUEST RESOURCES

Dr David Lee is a biologist turned psychologist and chartered psychiatrist. He is is Clinical Director at Sleep Unlimited who provide specialist training, assessments and treatment promoting the health, wellbeing and safety  of individuals and employees. They also train professionals in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia. 

Dr Lee was educated at Loughborough University and has a PhD in Sleep Psychology and has lectured at Newcastle university. He is author of “Teaching the World to Sleep” a book about assessing and treating insomnia for sufferers and practitioners . 

LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dr-david-lee-780b0472

Clinical director at https://sleepunlimited.co.uk/

Book available on www.Amazon.co.uk

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

CONTACT METHODS

• Website: www.gavinpreston.com 

• LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinpreston/ 

• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gavinpreston1 

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavinPrestonGrowthStrategies/ 

• Twitter: @gavinpreston

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Dec 20, 2021
Dr Mel Lee on Psychology Of Re-Engaging and Reviving Your Teams Part 2
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On the second episode of season two of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is again joined by Melanie Lee to further discuss the return to business after the pandemic. They talk about how you can make your team feel secure in a safe space, how you can engage with them to convey any changes in pace or operation and also how you can deal with non compliant individuals who refuse to return to work or fully reintegrate into your organisation. Gavin and Mel discuss psychological concepts that can be applied to your team building and processes to comfortably welcome and support your people.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • You may not have teams that are as focused and motivated as you are upon your return. Don’t be tempted to jump into conversation about any problems with their processes or working practices that you may have at this stage. Acknowledge your shared experiences of the lockdown together to receive the response you require in the long run.
  • We will feel we are doing the best job we possibly can if two conditions are met. The first is that we feel we are working towards  life goal we feel unrestricted and  we have had a productive use of time. The second is it enjoyable and fun? We will put a huge amount of effort in if we feel it encompasses our personal values and goals and if it's fun and enjoyable. Make it clear to your team what their contribution adds to the delivery of the outcome. Offer praise individually to your team members, group affirmations are often meaningless as they can be perceived as disingenuous.
  • Use celebration events to effectively bond your team. As leaders we can often forge ahead and lose sight of the people supporting us. When a goal is met it is good to use that success adrenaline to reinforce your gratitude for their effort and to cement their value and place in your organisation.
  • When meeting with team members try to have in mind what your intention is in that meeting and keep that line throughout. To achieve this adopt a second person viewpoint and be aware of everyone’s reactions and motivations to get a more rounded viewpoint of the trajectory of the conversation. 
  • Without people in your business with trust in each other, having open and candid adult conversations you are never going to be able to sustain profitable growth and momentum. Maintain your interpersonal skills to facilitate honest communication. Be aware of the capacity of individuals attentions and their past traumas to map out the psychological map of your team. 

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Let’s give some space and acknowledgement to what a year it's been; “What’s it been like for you?”.’

‘If you want to change a behaviour, punishing it is just simply less effective.’

‘This is part of what the adrenaline of celebration is about, keeping that connection with your team.’

‘Come from an assertive place. Say “I’m noticing this, how are you doing, lets see what just happened here.’

‘If you label a conversation difficult before you start it is going to be difficult.’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

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gavin@gavinpreston.com 

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Melanie Lee is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) Practitioner and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist with a passion for integrating the mind and the body and working with repeating relationship patterns in therapy. Melanie specialises in building trusting relationships with adults who have experienced complicated psychological traumas, as well as those suffering with pain and long-term health conditions, to offer hope in a better future. 

In addition to offering one-to-one therapy, Melanie enjoys working collaboratively with her colleagues to create innovative team approaches to client care, alongside her experiences in teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches. Melanie has published her clinical psychology doctoral work and co-authored two book chapters within the area of therapist learning and development. Melanie loves to inspire others to believe in themselves, live their best lives and dream big.  

https://trustpsychology.co.uk/ 
https://trustpainmanagement.co.uk/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-melanie-lee-819865158/ 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

 

CONTACT METHODS

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Dec 20, 2021
Dr Mel Lee On How To Revive Your Drive - Part 1
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On the first episode of season two of The Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin is joined by Melanie Lee to discuss how business owners and leadership team members who are jaded and lacking morale thanks to the effects and pressures of the pandemic. They discuss the psychology of self and the psychology of others to get the both out of you and your teams.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • There’s a lot of emphasis on mindset and getting the best out of yourself, goal setting and psychological concepts that I can relate to and understand, but what used to frustrate me sometimes in some of these discussions was the missing piece about where really good, skilled psychological thinking can come in. We model how the brain actually works alongside what we know about relationships, linking and integrating the mind and the body. That’s our passion.
  • We are fundamentally social beings, the evolution of getting to the thinking brain is a higher evolved process, so when we’re in situations of threat that’s going to activate parts of our brain that drive us to primal behaviours. Who hasn’t been in this state in the past 18 months? We can utilise neuroscience knowledge of how our brain works to explain our behaviours and give us choices rather than jumping straight to strategy – missing the process.
  • There are three steps to assessing people who have been through traumatic events 1) Regulate, 2) Relate 3) Reason. These are based on the way the brain is structured. Most people intuitively just straight to reason to problem solve. 
  • The right and the left brain are disconnected during traumatic experiences which is why we don’t have words for certain experiences, but we can be triggered into remembering exactly how it feels. That’s how we feel we’re going crazy because we sense something, but we know logically in the moment there’s nothing to be scared of.
  • Business owners might be sensitive to moments of potential failure, or criticism, or not meeting an expectation that you’d set yourself and feeling you’re coming below par. These feelings don’t come out of nowhere, they have an historical route and it can be fascinating to get some coaching to work out what your relationship patterns are. Then you have choices, you can see it coming and choose your response.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Process means the how and the why of what we do rather than the what we say.’

‘Most of the finish is in the preparation.’

‘What is maintaining this problem?’

‘We think we know ourselves, but a lot of the time we’re acting out of automatic response. If business owners can be responsive and not reactive it makes such a difference.’

‘Our body is wise, it remembers things.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast
To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN
Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat
gavin@gavinpreston.com 

GUEST RESOURCES

Melanie Lee is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) Practitioner and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist with a passion for integrating the mind and the body and working with repeating relationship patterns in therapy. Melanie specialises in building trusting relationships with adults who have experienced complicated psychological traumas, as well as those suffering with pain and long-term health conditions, to offer hope in a better future. 

In addition to offering one-to-one therapy, Melanie enjoys working collaboratively with her colleagues to create innovative team approaches to client care, alongside her experiences in teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches. Melanie has published her clinical psychology doctoral work and co-authored two book chapters within the area of therapist learning and development. Melanie loves to inspire others to believe in themselves, live their best lives and dream big.  

https://trustpsychology.co.uk/
https://trustpainmanagement.co.uk/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-melanie-lee-819865158/ 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

CONTACT METHODS

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Dec 20, 2021
The Business Mastermind Podcast – Season Two Introduction
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On this episode Gavin lays out his plans for season two of The Business Mastermind Podcast, coming soon! 

In season two the episodes will be getting more in depth, like masterclasses, on the building blocks for real deep success. The work you need to do on character, strategy, people, scaling in your business in order to create and sustain tangible success and growth. Gavin will also be providing his own narrative, ideas and thoughts sparked by the conversations on the podcasts, separate from the conversation itself. These will certainly be packed with dense amounts of information that will become more valuable upon repeated listens.

The theme of season two is ‘Revive’. This is more pertinent now since the pandemic began and the idea is to revive where you were in your business, bringing back and engaging your teams, reviving the commitment and the vision and passion for the outcomes you want to achieve, to reconnect with the values of the business, but also to be able to help people recover and revive in terms of their mojo, happiness and health.

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. 

CONTACT METHODS

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Dec 20, 2021
The Benefits of Cloud Accounting – with Gavin Preston
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On this episode, Gavin brings to a close what is now Season 1 of The Business Mastermind podcast after more than two years with a solo episode. In this episode, Gavin draws on his background in accountancy and looks at finance and accounting systems in business, specifically how a lot of businesses are doing far too much manual input rather than using the power of cloud accounting which enables quicker, better data, better interpretation and saves man hours.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • I’ve found that there’s a huge amount of manual inputting around financing; manual inputting of purchase invoices, sales invoices, re-keying and typing stuff in. It surprised my but made me think that you don’t know what you don’t know.
  • So many business owners manage their business by the amount of cash in the bank, slightly more sophisticated business owners manage their business by profit and loss as well with an accountant, other will manage profit on a monthly or quarterly basis, which is still a couple of months after the month end and the data is then out of date. Even more sophisticated owners have management accounts within two weeks of the month’s end and they increase the value of the balance sheet because they’re building a business with an exit in mind.
  • Apps like Xero and Quickbooks are much more intuitive to use, save you time and grant you access to an ecosystem of apps and software that provide massive bang for your buck.
  • They also give you visual data on the dashboard so you can see the state of your finances through graphs, charts, etc.
  • There are apps that also ways to manage cashflow and cashflow forecasting including Float and Fluidly which has AI that learns your transactions and help to forecast cashflow which helps you to scenario plan.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘I’ve used these tools with different clients and have massively saved them cost and time within their business.’

‘Xero and Quickbooks are fantastic for businesses turning over sub-£5million.’

‘The key thing with tools like these is you’re saving a stack of time.’

‘Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity.’

‘There’s an opportunity out there, have a look at it and see how where you can save money, see where you can get better data, see how you can make better decisions so you can put more money on the bottom line.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

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gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

 

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Jul 25, 2021
All Things Marketing – with Jason Wright
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On this episode Gavin is joined by Jason Wright of Intentionally Inspiration to talk about marketing funnels. Specifically, five strategies around developing your content, how you can use something as simple as your email footer to encourage people to engage with you, email campaigns – what works and what doesn’t – building and nurturing relationships with prospective and existing customers, and much more.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • A sales funnel is really about building a relationship with a new contact, introducing them to your world and giving them a little bit of value in exchange for an email address and then keeping that relationship going to the point they become a customer and repeat customer.
  • A lot of people already have a big email list but don’t know what to do with it. Don’t just sell through it. Build the back end first then the front end, then the traffic. If you don’t have a plan after getting people to your website, you’re missing a ton of opportunities, wasting a lot of time and missing money.
  • The five buckets: If you had to pick five areas of your business that are different but overlap, like a Venn Diagram, what would they be? For example; motivation, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, sales funnels, etc. This gives you different buckets to pull ideas and content from and it prevents your list from being exhausted from hearing about the same things every week. This can be used for social media and podcasting content throughout the month as well.
  • I use a passive journey customer footer at the bottom of my email that points people towards my social media, resources and content, podcast, how to work with the company and myself. It shows people how to move down the funnel without drawing attention to it.
  • Any time you can go live, on Facebook Live for example, and interact with your audience is really powerful. Try to open up actual dialogues in conversation. You can pick the brains of your best clients to see what they’d like you to offer.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘If I’m receiving emails from you daily, I’m probably going to unsubscribe!’

‘Most people think about their sales funnel completely backwards.’

‘Most sales don’t happen in the first five touch points, everybody’s different.’

‘Pre-sell new offers without building anything, ask what or if people would pay for something you’re thinking about selling.’

‘Don’t be scared to show your personality and entertain. If you’re confident, show how you’ve failed.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

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gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

Contact Jason Wright:

 https://intentionallyinspirational.com/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

 

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Jul 18, 2021
The Future of Work and the Importance of Culture - with Rael Brick
2523

On this episode Gavin is joined by entrepreneur and venture capitlaist Real Bricker, who now delivers workshops on building businesses and thinking outside the norm with experiences ranging from working 6000 feet underground to building an educational business with six campuses and 4000 students.

The pair talk about the future of work and the importance of culture.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • I’ve always wanted to know how my role, such as working as an engineer 6000 feet down a mine shift, impacted on the gold we were getting out of the ground and on the greater organisation. So, I left the mines to do an MBa… not that makes you a specialist or even an entrepreneur. I did get to understand HR though.
  • I love motivational speaking because I get to see the lights turn on in people’s eyes, I want to see them get it and say: “I can be successful in business”.
  • The key to growing my businesses has been giving up control to gain control. As soon as we started outsourcing certain tasks, it freed us up to grow the business. Putting trust in the right people and empowering them really makes a difference.
  • I never ask staff to do something I wouldn’t do. I’ve had staff that have messed up or staff that have taken advantage, but by opening up yourself as the boss (the good, the bad and the ugly) and being real with people it keeps your finger on the pulse of what’s going on with your staff and your business.
  • Don’t overcomplicate your systems. If you can’t explain the way your business works on one A4 piece of paper, it’s too complicated. Also, communication is king and certainly don’t lie or bend the truth, the truth will always out.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Business is simple, sometimes you just have to dive in and adjust your course.’

‘Give up control to gain control.’

‘I was in the right place at the right time to start up the educational business, but not by design.’

‘It’s an amazing feeling to be able to give back and make an impact and positive change.’

‘When did you last ask your staff about a better way to implement processes, or how their families are?’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

Rael Bricker’s website where you can get a free copy of his book ‘Dive In’: https://www.raelbricker.com/freebook

Rael’s email address: rael@raelbricker.com

Twitter: @raybri

Instagram: @raelbricker

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rael.bricker

Clubhouse: @raelbricker

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

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Jul 11, 2021
Listening and Helping in the New Norm - with Michael Haynes
2008

On this episode Gavin is joined by Michael Haynes is an SME business growth specialist who works with CEOs of service-based businesses with between 10 and 150 employees to achieve growth through innovation and sales. He is the author of ‘Listen, Innovate, Grow: A Guidebook for Startups and Small Businesses Looking to Acquire and Grow Business Customers’

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Over the past year I’ve found our CEOs have been inundated with content left, right and centre, what they want is sense-making and road-mapping
  • A lot of SME CEOs are moving away from LinkedIn because they’re getting a lot of sales pitches being disguised in various ways and content apparently from thought leaders and experts, but it’s confusing them and it’s not giving them a clear view on how to move forward.
  • The bar has been raised for business buyers in the new norm, even before Covid the dynamics and behaviours of buyers and decision makers has changed fundamentally. They do a lot of their own research in terms of formulating potential solutions, identifying product and service providers before they talk to anyone. What they’re looking for in these uncertain times is someone to help them make sense of all the information so they can identify ways to grow and expand.
  • There are a number of ways to innovate in business including in technology, products and services, process innovations, organisational innovations, marketing innovations
  • Advocay marketing is about leveraging your existing colleagues and clients and using them to drive growth. It’s really effective in B2B, one of the key things is setting up a referral programme because one of the things buyers will do is talk to their colleagues to see who they know that can do a certain job.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘I’m really big on listening, you’ve really got to get an understanding of the market of your buyers’

‘It’s about innovating and introducing multiple approaches based on understanding the goals you have and the needs of your markets and your customers’

‘Make sure the kinds of content you’re delivering is really adding value, is educational and answering the key questions your customers are looking for’

‘Are there certain events, publications, blogs etc that your potential clients operate in? Be active in these. But also make direct contact where you can’

‘Business innovation is new introductions and or improvements you are making in your business are based on market, customer, and buyer needs’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

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gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

Michael’s website: https://listeninnovategrow.com/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

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Jul 04, 2021
The Six Pillars of Leadership – with Major General Robert W. Mixon Jr
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On this episode Gavin is joined by Major General Robert W. Mixon Jr. a leadership expert who has honed that skill in his previous career in the U.S. Army.

He shares his six pillars of leadership insight as well as advice for taking charge and stay calm in situations where people are looking for clarity and certainty and how a daily self-audit can help with that.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The six principles of leadership are: 1. Set the azimuth – who are we, what do we do, why do we do it? 2. What is our intent? 3. Values. 4. What’s our culture? 5. When in charge take charge. 6. Balance personal and professional.
  • Do the right thing when none’s looking, the senior leaders of Volkswagen were personally accountable for paying the company back over $350million because of their wrongdoing which damaged the company.
  • Balance is not about hours or work/life. It’s about your four energy levels; physical, spiritual emotional and mental.
  • The opportunity and the changes in the world brought about by the pandemic should jolt us in terms of who we are and what we represent and whether we’re walking the talk.
  • One-to-one meetings are the most important meetings to your company, they must be planned for as such. Schedule, prepare for it, conduct it in a space that’s effective to have it, ask thoughtful questions, listen to responses and take notes.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘My Mom told me a thousand times; God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason, are you listening with the intent to understand, or are you listening with the intent to reply?’

‘Listening leaders are, by far, more effective leaders.’

‘There’s no reason for panic in the Big Six Model, you’ve built a team of people, you have an azimuth and a purpose, you can be the calm in the chaos and so can they.’

‘You can’t manage time, time is finite. That leads you in the wrong direction in understanding what balance is.’

‘It takes a while, you’re not going to move the needle in your own leadership model, or in those of others, or the culture and the ecosystem of your organisation without investment of your time and energy. You’ve got to expect a year or two for this to take shape.’

‘The most successful leaders I’ve seen in the last 18 months are those who focus on alignment and a common understanding of who we are, where are we going and what are we going to do to get there?’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

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gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

Get in touch with Robert on the contact form on Level Five Associates’ website: https://www.levelfiveassociates.com/  

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

 

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Jun 27, 2021
Magic and Marketing – with Daniel Chan
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On this episode Gavin is joined by Dan Chan, a master magician, mentor and marketer. Dan has worked in Silicon Valley, featured in the Wall Street Journal and The Hustle and has been featured on Business Insider and CNBC in 2020.

Dan is mainly here to talk about the business of magic and marketing, but also how his work has been affected by the COVID pandemic and how he’s gone from face-to-face interaction to virtual.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Dan was working at PayPal while starting out in magic. Then, when he realised he was making more money with magic, $200 per hour, he left PayPal to perform magic full-time.
  • Dan was an Air BnB host earning $15,000 doing experiences with bayareadinnershow.com, when they were forced to go virtual during the pandemic he was asked to become a virtual host. They gave his 200 shares of stock at $68 IPO price and these popped to over $150 once the show was launched.
  • Some tricks don’t play well on Zoom, but others really do, but the intimacy has increased because Dan’s doing it to hundreds of people at once. My show is stronger on Zoom because there’s more consistency. Clients love the fact they’re getting more value.
  • Saying that I worked with Elon Musk and having Pre-IPO Paypal opened doors for me on LinkedIn, it was misdirection. I created engaging, valuable posts on Facebook groups as well, which has been another great strategy I’ve used. The more you do this to bring people to you, the better you get at it.
  • I was often hiding behind the trick and I felt the stories needed to be told better on Zoom so I made autobiographical storytelling a part of it, no one can steal your story like they can steal a trick and the audience will get to know and like you, then they’ll buy from you.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘You need to think globally, don’t just grab the low-hanging fruit’

‘I started doing magic for free to see if it was worth it, then I pitched reporters for scale’

‘Now, I can do shows for clients in the US and India at the same time for a better price’

‘I lost $8,000 in one week’

‘He who tells the best story in life wins’

‘Branding yourself effectively with rhymes and alliteration is hypnotic to people’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

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Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

Dan Chan’s website: https://www.danchanmagic.com/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielgchan

Book Dan Chan: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/experiences

Bay Area Dinner Show: https://bayareadinnershow.com/

Dan Chan on CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-hurts-silicon-valley-caterers-and-event-businesses.html

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

 

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Jun 20, 2021
Shaun Holt on Wealth Management on How We Can Leave The Next Generation In A Better Place
2972

On this episode Gavin is joined by financial advisor, Shaun Holt to share advice on legacy, growing wealth and what you can do as your business recovers after the pandemic.

Shaun is passionate about wealth management and sees it as the most important thing for families to prosper over time, increasing generational wealth. This means planning for the future by getting good financial advice around your business and personal wealth and setting up a solid financial plan in place so that you can enjoy the fruits of your work as well as leaving substantial wealth aside for your family.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Children need to be taught about financial planning; money is important but it’s more important to teach people how to treat it properly. Good wealth management will allow you to manage your life so that you can enjoy your hobbies, family time and health as well as allowing you to pass it down to provide for your children.
  • You’ll see traits in families if you look at what each generation before did as a job. If a grandparent was in hard working job, the parent will likely be hard working and so will the children.
  • Money should enhance peoples lives, going on a spending spree buying Range Rovers and holidays and blowing your cash might be a great experience. But, down the line they’ll be worse off emotionally because the money will run out.
  • We can pass down knowledge and wisdom, both the successes and the failures because you learn more from failure. For example, learning about tax – especially around death. Finance is the easy bit, time is the hard bit, so put a good financial plan in place.
  • When selling a business, make sure you point out the potential growth strategy to the prospective next owner, so they’re more interested in buying it before it’s peaked. You wouldn’t want to but something that’s run its course, you want to make money out of your investment.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Tax is a contribution, you may not be able to decide how its spent, but it contributes to society.’

‘Leave the world in a better place than you found it for those that follow you.’

‘Hand down money in a better way than just giving money.’

‘There are inspirational young people, but the last thing they need is their desire taken away from them by being given money so they don’t need anything.’

‘How do you want to be remembered?’

‘If your business can run without you, it’s a lot more saleable than if you’re still involved in the day-to-day.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

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gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bushell-holt-wealth-management/

Bushell Holt Wealth Management: https://bhwml.co.uk/

E-mail: Shaun.holt@sjpp.co.uk

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

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Jun 13, 2021
Mike Moll from Market Me on getting cut-through with your Digital Marketing and why Inception Marketing is so effective
2031

On this episode Gavin is joined by Mike Moll form Market Me Consulting, who shares his tips on inception marketing and how that gets you cut-through and connects with businesses in the crowded space of digital marketing.

Mike loves helping small businesses to take control of their futures by helping the reach the perfect customer base through digital marketing. He gives great insight into how to pinpoint the best decision makers and how to approach them in the first place to introduce yourself and set up a relationship without the hard sell, which is more attractive than being pushy.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Inception marketing is where businesses get the emails of the people they want to attract, load them into Facebook or LinkedIn which then shows you whether you know them so you can tailor your ad to those people so you have a better chance of getting engagement.
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator allows you to drill down into companies to find the decision maker you’re looking to reach. Connect with those people and, once they’ve accepted, send them videos via LinkedIn Messenger as a warm introduction.
  • You need to use a combination of digital advertising as well as building real relationships with people who make the decisions.
  • People will take time to tell you why the meeting isn’t right for them right now if you send a video to them, which isn’t a ‘yes’, but it is an engagement. Then try again in a few months or ask for a referral.
  • Showing that you understand a company’s pain point is an effective tool when pitching to a prospective customer.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I learned digital marketing and Google Ads over a weekend by watching YouTube.’

‘Why would someone buy into me? If I can explain how this will make them money and how much, that’s a really compelling reason for them to trust me and want to work with me.’

‘What are you selling? Are they easy to go to digital marketing?’

‘You need to create a platform where people look for you.’

‘People don’t like being told what to do, when you tell me I need to do this for my business I think ‘get out of here!’ Invite them in to a further conversation if they think what I’m offering is valuable.’

‘I haven’t come across an account that we haven’t been able to produce a profitable Google Ad for.’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast

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Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat – https://survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

GUEST RESOURCES

https://Marketme.co

https://go.marketme.co/leads

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating the creative strategies to accelerate growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHODS

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 06, 2021
Buy Build Sell Escaping the Owner Prison - Preparing your Business for Exit with Richard Walsh
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Sadly, many entrepreneurs become a slave to their business. They try to do everything themselves and end up working a horrendous number of hours. Inevitably, they start neglecting their health and family. Worse, they still struggle to grow. In the end, they burn out and have to sell their business for a fraction of what it is worth.

 

But it does not have to be that way. In this podcast, Richard Walsh shares with Gavin details of how to hire the right people so you can delegate 95% of the work. Doing so while still growing your business in a way that enables you to make a monstrous profit when you do want to sell up and exit on your terms.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Most entrepreneurs do not prepare to exit their businesses. Often, they end up selling it, in a rush, for virtually nothing.
  • You may not plan to ever leave your business, but life can force you to do so anyway.
  • Every business decision you make should include asking yourself how does this affect my exit strategy?
  • If you are already running a business, pause, and take the time to put together an exit plan.
  • Be balanced when building your business. Make time for you and your family so you don´t burn out.
  • Explain your business plan to your family, so they will be supportive during those times when you are stretched.
  • Put in place a team that can run your business without you. 
  • Create processes that enable anyone to fulfil any role to build robustness.
  • Create a mini-you who can step up to do most of your work and give yourself time freedom.

BEST MOMENTS

' Every decision needs to be filtered through the question - does it get me closer to my exit?'

'You´ve got to build a team.'

'We stayed lean we stayed mean, we got super-efficient, we had the right equipment and we automated ourselves to complete jobs quicker.'

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast  

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

 

GUEST RESOURCES

Escape the Owner Prison by Richard Walsh

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer, and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful, and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops, and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness, and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

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May 30, 2021
Sunil Godse on the 7 Steps to Improve Your Decision Making by Harnessing Your Intuition
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After making a series of bad decisions, with one leading to a friend being shot and killed, Sunil Godse spent thousands of hours on research and interviews to find out that the reason we waste time making bad decisions is because we ignore our intuition, a subconscious phenomenon that we are all born with that helps us make the right decision at the right time in any situation we find ourselves in.

Sunil developed a seven-step process that shows you how to sharpen your intuition so that the only decisions you make are the right ones in any situation that move your life forward.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The intersection with business and intuition is extremely important.
  • Many entrepreneurs who fail say that at points they ignored their gut feelings when making decisions.
  • Neurological research shows that we all have intuition.
  • Intuition hits you 7 to 10 seconds before you act.
  • Anyone can learn to tap into their negative and positive intuition signals. Sunil´s 7-day challenge is a great way to get started.
  • Anytime you make a decision you know that there will be intuitive signals there for you to pick up on.
  • Take time out, cut out the noise, think about your decision and listen out for your intuition.
  • Identify your core values and run your business in line with them.
  • Understand the problems your product or service solves for your customers.
  • Recognise that your customers' decisions are impacted by their intuition. Take time to understand them.
  • Your intuition will tell you what the right decision is, but you need to engage your logical/analytical mind to be able to sell that to others.

 

BEST MOMENTS

There are 4 types of intuition:

-           Experiential

-           Situational

-           Creative

-           Relational

'Intuition kicks in even earlier than we consciously think that it does.'

'Whatever time you make a decision; you know that there's a signal is going to come up'

'You may know intuitively what to do, but you’ve got to make sure other people know too.'

 

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

 

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

 

Visit the Intuitionology page: https://www.intuitionology.com/ref/GavinPreston

Access the seven-day challenge here: https://www.intuitionology.com/7-day-challenge/ref/GavinPreston

 

Contact Sunil at - sunil@sunilgodse.com

 

OTHER LINKS FOR SUNIL

Website: https://www.intuitionology.com/

Podcast: https://www.intuitionology.com/podcast/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunilgodse/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intuitionology/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunilgodse/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunilgodse

 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer, and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful, and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops, and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness, and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 23, 2021
Serial Entrepreneur and Veteran, Maceo Jourdan On Starting And Scaling Multiple Businesses
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This week, Gavin talks to Maceo Jourdan, serial entrepreneur, who has risen from an eclectic background - from the US Army through to the world of entrepreneurialism - and who has taken multiple start-ups from ignition to scale.

Maceo joins Gavin to talk about how he did it, as well as trends, business insights, growth, scale and how to grab attention in your chosen marketplace.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • In a start-up business you need someone who is open to new experiences, who seek to do things in a different way and explore new methodologies.
  • As your business grows, your company requires a team built upon people who wish to build systems and processes that can allow scale to occur.
  • There is a real value in "brainwashing" - the art of making sure yours is the mind against which everyone else's minds yield. The great ones so far have included visionaries such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
  • The next big trend is in "interconnectedness" - the relationship that is growing between every touchpoint in our lives, and connecting them to create a seamless technology-based experience.

BEST MOMENTS

'I straddle this weird spectrum - on one hand I'm very low on politeness but I'm also open to new experiences'

'It has to do with understanding the competitive environment globally. There's no such thing as a free lunch!'

'Our job as an entrepreneur is to have that vision'

'When you consider all these things, that's when you can get in front of that "hockey stick" growth'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Maceo Jourdan - https://maceojourdan.com

Maceo Jourdan LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maceojourdan/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 16, 2021
Jay Jay, Founder of Ace of Spades Agency, On How To Attract A Following On Social Media
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After having helped countless clients to establish their own personal brands, and attract huge followings across social media platforms, Jay Jay, the founder of the Ace Of Spades Agency, joins Gavin to tell you why it's so important, and practical ways that you can do it!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Views and engagement stats don't tend to disappear. You're always accumulating, however slowly. When you hit a number that turns heads, it follows you across social media.
  • Consistency is the key to building an audience. Don't be put off by slow growth at the beginning. Keep working and the numbers will come.
  • It's not enough to simply pump out mediocre content. You have to put heart and soul into everything. There has to be a strategy behind each piece.
  • Speaking is the number one way to build authority. By putting yourself out there, and providing a results-based narrative about yourself, you become a voice that people that will listen to.

BEST MOMENTS

'I learned to leverage the power of the internet to get opportunities'

'Give them no reason to doubt you'

'It's always about "What is the result?"'

'Build that tribe and then leverage it from there'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Jay Jay Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jayjaylive/?hl=en

Jay Jay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayjaylive/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 09, 2021
Founder of Maixter, Alejandra Carreno Garzo on building a platform to bring students and teachers together
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Gavin talks to the founder of Maixter, Alejandro Carreno Garzo, about her inspirational and motivational tale of strength, resilience and will power – a journey that brought her back from the brink of defeat to the heights of success through the development and building of a brand new tutoring platform.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We must remember to give gratitude and acknowledgement to the people who help us to achieve greatness.
  • Emotion invoke within ourselves through the stories of others are what drive us towards transformation, innovation and progress.
  • We are only ever limited by our own mind. Even when physical limitations occur, we can still achieve our dreams with the help of others and the determination to succeed.
  • People always wish to learn new skills. Sometimes it is far better to trade skills than to pay for a skill. This creates an incredible exchange.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s the stories in life that move us as human beings’

‘Whatever team I’m in, I’m always looking for a way to go further’

‘I knew in my heart that I could not picture the rest of my life not walking. I didn’t know how. That’s what I needed to find out’

‘Let’s find creative ways to do this as best I can’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Meixter – www.meixter.com

Alejandra Carreno Garzon - alejandra@meixter.com

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 02, 2021
Claire Dale and Pat Peyton - Authors Of Physical Intelligence
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Gavin talks to Claire Dale and Pat Peyton, the authors of the incredible new book "Physical Intelligence: Harness your body's untapped intelligence to achieve more, stress less and live more happily", about the book's philosophy, and how you can get the most our of being physically intelligent in your own life.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Hormones and neurotransmitters largely dictate how we think, how we feel, how we speak and how we behave.
  • We can strategically influence the balance of certain key chemicals so that we can achieve more, stress less, and work more happily.
  • Our bodies function better is we stick to the REST system:
    • Retreat
    • Eat
    • Sleep
    • Treat
  • Breathing exercises can help us to regain ourselves in the moment, and take control of ourselves physically and mentally.

BEST MOMENTS

'I've always been fascinated by the physiology - the biology - of what enables us to perform well'

'Most of us operate at the mercy of our chemicals'

'Physical intelligence is the ability to detect, and then actively and strategically manage the balance of those certain key chemicals'

'Our bodies need REST: Retreat, Eat, Sleep and a Treat'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Physical Intelligence (Amazon)

Claire Dale - claire@companiesinmotion.com

Patricia Peyton - pat@companiesinmotion.com

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 25, 2021
Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service - with Dr Kelly Henry
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This week, Gavin talks with Dr Kelly Henry, a chiropractor who's built up his own string of practices, and who has now published a book on effective customer service strategies, entitled "Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service"


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Great customer service is the cornerstone of any business, and helps to establish trust, value and a basis for scale.
  • Coaches, consultants and mentors can help us to grow by offering a whole new perspective that we as business owners do not have.
  • Systems and processes allow us to accelerate business growth. By creating a template for operations and systemising our workflow, we create a seamless formula for efficiency.
  • When you improve customer service, you improve the perception of customer service for your client base. When you do this, you create increased retention, referrals and profits.

BEST MOMENTS

'I built my practices on the basis of great customer service'

'Get a system!'

'It has easy principles, rules and actions'

'Simple actions, simple strategies done consistently create a great return on investment'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service by Dr Kelly Henry - https://www.amazon.com/Define-Deliver-Exceptional-Customer-Service/dp/1954024002

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 18, 2021
Buy Build and Sell - Rob Jones On Increasing The Valuation Of Your Business Upon Sale
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This week Gavin talks to Rob Jones, a multiple CFO and founder of RJF Business Services, about the things you can do in order to increase the valuation multiple of your business upon sale.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • There is an innate value in quality, and clients remember the value we offer. When dealing with anyone with whom you hope to build a fruitful relationship, add value now to reap the benefits later.
  • The areas in which to examine when looking to buy a business are the financials and fiscal management elements. Some owners do not seem to think this important enough to take care of properly.
  • When selling a business, remember that you are not selling a set of figures. You're selling the potential of a business.
  • Seller confidence is gained through honest forecasting without too wild a variance in the actual figures. Those who project honestly, and meet those forecasts, are far more attractive to investors

BEST MOMENTS

'If you get these things right in your business, you can be looking at an increased valuation'

'It's a long term project - it's about being along on their journey'

'If you just take a profit figure as a multiple then you're going to get a low valuation'

'You're trying to sell the potential of a business'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

RJF Business Services - https://rjf.uk.com/knowledge/team/rob-jones/

Rob Jones LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/startup-accountant-rob-jones/?originalSubdomain=uk

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 11, 2021
Branden Lark- Marketing and Brand Strategist On How Consultants and Coaches Achieve $10,000 per month In Revenue
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This week, Gavin is joined by marketing and brand strategist, Branden Lark, for a look at how consultants and coaches maximise their potential incomes, and the marketing strategies that can dynamically energise your fortunes.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Effective marketing strategies are built upon looking ahead, not just at the now. We must be thinking many steps ahead at all times.
  • A business's revenue is just another metric used for measuring success. It is the barometer by which we can tell if the plans we put in place are taking hold.
  • Life is all about moving forwards and adding new knowledge to our toolbox. Never be afraid of growing older, as it means you have the chance to find more out!
  • Don't be too eager to reach the next level as quickly as possible. There is power in a pause - there is strength to be found in reflection.

BEST MOMENTS

'As good as I got, he could always see so many steps ahead of me'

'I look at money as a measuring tool'

'If you work hard and apply yourself you can accomplish anything'

'You're never not able to learn'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Branding By Branden - https://brandingbybranden.com/company/

Branden Lark LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/branden-lark-97002944/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 04, 2021
Hey Presto - How To Increase Your Customer Conversions
663

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Mar 31, 2021
Jason Richmond CEO and Founder of Ideal Outcomes And Author of Culture Spark On The Importance of Culture and Leadership with Remote Teams
1998

This week, Gavin talks to Jason Richmond, the CEO and founder of Ideal Outcomes, about why culture is such a vital component of any business's success, and we can best inspire, motivate and collaborate with our teams remotely.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Creating dynamic cultures and great working environments should be the cornerstone of any company. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. It is an evolving process.
  • No one could have been prepared for the impact of COVID, especially on home working. The companies who have succeeded were the ones who were agile, providing their teams with the tools needed.
  • Leaders have succeeded by keeping teams engaged by tailoring communications and motivational methods to suit the fact that the work environment has radically altered.
  • The way in which we act as a leader must change, especially in the light of a return to the workplace. Leaders must accept that their roles have been largely assumed by teams who were asked to, at least partly, self-govern.

BEST MOMENTS

'This has been a dynamic opportunity'

'I'm a continuous learner'

'It's about an eagerness to evolve'

'We have to define what we want our culture to be'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Ideal Outcomes - https://idealoutcomesinc.com

Jason Richmond LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-richmond/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 28, 2021
Mike Ettore of Fidelis Leadership Interviews Gavin About Trust Based Leadership
2352

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Mar 25, 2021
Matthew Yahes - CEO and Founder of Extend Your Team On Hiring Exec-Level Team Members From The Phillipines
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Gavin talks to Matthew Yahes, the founder of Extend Your Team, and a specialist in the eCommerce space, about the best ways in which you can grow your teams through hiring C-Suite level and executive level team members from around the world, and thereby strengthen and develop your own workforces.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We can spur further growth if we are concentrating on the right areas of our business, and by ensuring that our talents are best matched to the tasks at hand.
  • Leveraging the skills and talents of executive level people from the Phillipines, allows you to energise and invigorate your capabilities at a fraction of the cost.
  • Simply working hard and for long hours does not necessarily add value to your business. Marketing, positioning and unique selling positions are essential in growth and scale.
  • High level professionals in all sectors of business can be obtained and leveraged in order to make sure that you have the best people working to make your business the best it can be.

BEST MOMENTS

'It's not just about growth, it's about profit growth'

'It was a critical learning for me'

'I need someone to get stuff done!'

'We are able to get great people!'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Matthew Yahes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yahes/

Extend Your Team - https://www.extendyourteam.com/why-us/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 22, 2021
Hey Presto - Find Your Pivot, Iterate Faster!
778

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Mar 18, 2021
Sandy Brown On Mediation - Skills And Tools To Help Reduce Or Remove Conflict
2915

This week, Gavin is joined by Sandy Brown, a mediation trainer, solicitor and speaker, to discuss the ways we can improve our mediation skills, and how to turn what can be an awkward situation, rife with conflict, into a mutually beneficial and friction-free outcome.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Part of the problems we're seeing in the heightened sensitivity situations where mediation is required, is a lack of tolerance. Make sure you are listening effectively.
  • Listening to the best of our ability involves truly hearing what is said. This is better fortified by pausing to reflect on what you have heard, repeating their points back, and look to discover the root cause.
  • Focus upon your state and decide if it is conducive to helping you reach the desired outcome for both parties. Is your current mood beneficial to reaching that goal?
  • Be clear about what the solution is, and make sure that it remains clear and achievable. This solution should be behind every step of the conciliatory process.

BEST MOMENTS

'Mediation is the key'

'Are we acknowledging and giving people the space to say what they want to say, and hearing themselves saying it?'

'In a world of uncertainty, you need certainty'

'If you can calm your breathing, calm your state, you're more likely to be able to respond in an effective manner'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Sandy Brown at Legal Mediation - https://www.legalmediation.co.uk

Sandy Brown Twitter - https://twitter.com/LMediation

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 15, 2021
Hey Presto! Market Dominating Position
421

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Mar 11, 2021
Derick Van Ness On Fundamental Wealth-Building Strategies
2062

In this episode, Gavin talks to wealth strategist, Derick Van Ness, about the ways in which we can better insure our future resources by strategically basing our todays upon the outcomes of tomorrow.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Many business owners start with a passion that comes from the heart. But over time, this passion turns into something more transactional, which causes the passion to become a grind.
  • Creating a financial structure around us and our wealth, helps to prevent our futures being decimated by the storms of calamity.
  • If you can systemise saving money, then you will become wealthier every month, and if you don't, you will always live from paycheque to paycheque.
  • There are three rules to use for any investment:
    • Invest in things you know about
    • Invest in things you care about
    • Invest in things you can control

BEST MOMENTS

'I was making a lot of money, but I was not being efficient, effective, or safe with it'

'I like the idea of taking something ugly and making it pretty'

'Like a boat out at sea, I got caught in the storm and smashed against the rocks'

'If you don't save, you can never reach the point at which you can invest'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Big Life Financial - https://www.biglifefinancial.com/about

Derick Van Ness LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/derickvanness/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 08, 2021
2021 Budget Special
2066

It's a very special impromptu episode this time, in which Gavin and his special guests, Chris Haley and Mark Burch, discuss the 2021 budget announcement from Rishi Sunak, and what it could potentially mean for those in business.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • There are 1.3 million people now about to be taken into being higher tax payers. This may not have seemed like a tax rise, but many more people will be paying more tax.
  • The rumour was that capital gains tax rates were going to be aligned with income tax rates, which would have been a huge problem for property investors. This has yet to happen, but could take place.
  • All the companies who have benefitted from saving on payroll through the furlough scheme, may believe that the higher rate of corporation tax is not a bad thing.
  • The higher rate of corporation tax does not necessarily make the UK a negative place in which to invest. 25% even at the highest rate, still makes it one of the lowest in the G7.

BEST MOMENTS

'He's banking on a V-shaped recovery'

'You're dragging more people into the tax bracket'

'Innovation has come as a matter of course - that will be the secret of getting us out of this'

'The chancellor has been between a rock and a hard place'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

Praemia Consulting - www.praemiaconsulting.com

Mark Burch LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burch-26942a25/?originalSubdomain=uk

Budget at Gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2021-documents

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 05, 2021
Hey Presto! Intelligence without Social Empathy and Context is a Hindrance
606

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Mar 04, 2021
Uri Bram, CEO Of The Browser, On Managing Teams Of Remote Workers
1284

With remote working fast becoming the norm in the new post-COVD world, Gavin talks to Uri Bram, founder of The Browser, about the ways in which he has successfully managed teams around the world, and how we can make the most of our people from afar.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Ensuring our teams know their separate areas of work, and structuring our workflows around this, is essential to provide a fluid stream of productivity.
  • We need to account for the lack of nuance in communication that can occur with remote working. There are no more water cooler moments.
  • Collaboration, done regularly, reinstates that sense of community we get from working in a collective environment. We are all social animals, and this can never be replaced.
  • Other ways of encouraging interaction and engagement, are to make sure that we have instant forms of group communication.

BEST MOMENTS

'There's always been a very natural blurring between my home life and work life'

'We've structured things so as to make sure that everyone has a very clearly defined role'

'We basically watch each other work to some degree'

'We are all social animals in the end'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com    

The Browser - https://thebrowser.com/author/uri/

Uri Bram LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/uri-bram-33297b16/?originalSubdomain=uk

Uri Bram - https://uribram.com

Uri Bram Twitter - https://twitter.com/uribram?lang=en

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 01, 2021
Buy, Build and Sell - with Steven Kuhn - Business turnaround specialist, decorated combat veteran and investor
2353

In this week's show, Gavin talks to Steven Kuhn, an experienced investor and turnaround specialist, about building businesses, selling them, and the best ways in which to buy and sell!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We cannot grow unless we are given the room to do so. Stepping into a larger pool allows us to grow and develop far more quickly.
  • Sometimes we need to hit bottom in order to be given a new perspective, and give us the inspiration to grow and succeed.
  • We must remove our own expectations. Only be doing this can we open ourselves to new ways of achieving or finding solutions.
  • Creating momentum brings everyone up a level up. This leads to quality of life, no matter what the activity.

BEST MOMENTS

'Have the intention to create value by solving problems'

'If they are asking me then I must know'

'We fill the space we are given'

'A goldfish grows much bigger in a pond than a bowl'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE GUEST

Steven Kuhn is a decorated United States army combat veteran, speaker, author, and business turnaround consultant who helps leaders dramatically improve their quality life through the consistent, conscious application of Honesty, Integrity and Transparency. (H.I.T.) Steven and his team help leaders increase and scale their existing influence through mastering the art of relational capital through HIT-Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency. The HIT philosophy unleashes your inner authenticity, increases revenue, and supercharges your mind set to wield influence.

Many leaders only feel powerful in their own area of responsibility with a title or position, we focus on “amplifying” your Humble Alpha to dominate all areas of life. All rooted in H.I.T., Creating Space & Investing in Relational Capital in your life enterprise that then leads to massive quality of Life #QOL.

Steven and his co-author Lane Belone, a Special Forces Green Beret veteran released their critically acclaimed book “Unleash Your Humble Alpha” in September. The college ac credited certificate program is set to be released in February in Colleges and Universities over the year in 2021.

Steven says he is ever surprised and astonished at the things he can accomplish in life, not

because they are hard to do but because they are actually almost effortless now. He will talk about this and to give a hint, this is a big part of the book!

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/StevenKuhnOfficial

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenekuhn/

http://humblealphabook.com

Clubhouse: @stevenkuhn

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 25, 2021
James Sinclair, CEO Of Partyman Group, On Scaling Your Business In A Pandemic
2980

The pandemic has thrown many challenges up in the world of business, but it has also provided opportunities, including chances to scale. In this week's show, Gavin talks to one of businesses true entrepreneurs, James Sinclair, the mastermind behind Partyman, about how he not just survived during lockdown, but has thrived!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We can effectively shore up assets throughout the life of our business concerns, by making sure we invest in safe harbours, such as property.
  • We should be constantly operating four companies:
    • The company we are today
    • The company we want to be
    • A media or marketing company
    • A property or investment company
  • Find a product that people love, want and need. Perfecting this formula will lead to scale and growth as people come to you.
  • As business founders and owners, we should seek to leverage tasks so that we can concentrate on important things such as buying businesses, doing deals and marketing the business.

BEST MOMENTS

'I wanted to build something to sell'

'Entrepreneurship plus management equals success'

'Does institutional want to to invest in what you are doing?'

'Find a product that people love, want and NEED'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

Partyman - https://partyman.co.uk/james-sinclair/

James Sinclair LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessinclairpartyman/?originalSubdomain=uk

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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Feb 22, 2021
Hey Presto! - Finding Your Pivot
522

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Feb 18, 2021
Using Inner Wealth Work To Unlock Your Potential - with Rose Radford
2314

This week, Gavin talks to powerhouse business coach, strategist and speaker, Rose Radford, about developing the entrepreneurial potential in people by using "inner wealth work", focussing specifically upon female entrepreneurs and businesses.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Be less emotion-driven. Gather and look at data as though you are a CEO, even if you only have a six-figure business.
  • Conversations about money should not be a taboo thing. If we brought this dialogue out into the open, we could do wonders for the equality issues in business.
  • We must ensure that we are committed at all times to excellence. Excellence must be the lowest mark we're aiming for. This way we will always exceed expectation.
  • Trust in yourself until that trust becomes a certainty. By doing so, we train our primal self to stop overreacting and panicking.

BEST MOMENTS

'Self trust to a level of certainty, stops the primal brain from freaking out'

'Gather and look at data as if you're a CEO'

'Money has always been very present. Conversations about it have always been very open'

'I learned to master money instead of avoiding it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

Rose Radford - https://www.roseradford.com/?r_done=1

Rose Radford LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rose-radford-42a37953/?originalSubdomain=uk

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 15, 2021
#200 From Idea To Product, and Dragon's Den - with Solvej Biddle
4071

It's the 200th episode of The Business Mastermind Podcast, and to celebrate this, Gavin has invited a very special guest, one of the true business masterminds, and star of BBC's Dragon's Den, Solvej Biddle!

No one knows more about how to turn an idea into a product, having appeared as a contestant on the show, and successfully sold her Content And Calm travel idea in a fierce bidding war between two dragons.

In this show, Solvej discusses the ways in which you can turn your own ideas into reality, and how lockdown has affected the entrepreneurial spirit.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • In times of adversity, people's needs change. If you can solve a problem during these periods, then you can instantly find success.
  • If you find a gap in your knowledge when it comes to the business you hope to found, talk to people who have walked the path before you, or educate yourself. It will increase your ability to succeed, exponentially.
  • There is no substitute for enthusiasm and honesty when trying to find a buyer for your product. People are drawn to possibilities, not just figures. Openness and honesty become selling points in themselves.
  • The secret to transforming an idea into a product is to identify the missing piece of life - the problem that needs solving, and which has so far eluded the world - and filling that need.

BEST MOMENTS

'My moment came when I needed something and I couldn't buy it'

'We really need to try and encourage people to have optimism and tenacity'

'Honesty is a selling point!'

'The first thing I did was set out the need - I made it very visual'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

Solvej Biddle LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/solvej-biddle-2a760415/?originalSubdomain=uk

Solvej Biddle Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvejbiddle/?hl=en

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 11, 2021
Finding The Passion To Change The World - with Reece Brown
1826

This week's guest is independent wealth manager, Reece Brown, one of the most dynamic up-and-coming business minds in the country, about the importance of fuelling the fire beneath your passions, and how you can follow your dreams all the way to success.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Many in the entrepreneurial space have grown up in defiance of the pigeon-hole that society has put them in. It is the drive to break these boundaries that fuels their rise to success.
  • Friends are the ones who stand by us, even through the tougher times. It's when things get difficult that the real friends step up and show their value.
  • Disruptive tendencies and the desire to break boundaries, are qualities that can seem like troublesome behaviour if not channelled correctly. These qualities are essential ingredients to the entrepreneur.
  • Perspective is everything. We must force ourselves to take a step back in order to take a more rounded view of the position we're in. This allows us to see our failings and our successes.

BEST MOMENTS

'If you'd been tenerife, I was eleven-erife!'

'All the problems in my life, I've given to myself'

'I take full ownership for my failures and for my success'

'Don't be afraid to go into that third-person and look at your life'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

Reece Brown LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/reece-brown-mcsi-61247a132/?originalSubdomain=uk

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 08, 2021
Hey Presto! Keep Your Boat Afloat - How The 8 Steps Of COVID Survival Are Relevant To Your COVID Recovery
938

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Feb 04, 2021
The 7 Cs Of Conscious Change - with Cheryl Peel
2857

In this week's show, Gavin talks to Cheryl Peel, an accountability coach who has devoted much of her expertise to helping professionals and executives to realise their potential through enacting lasting, effective change.

Cheryl discusses her ground-breaking system, The 7 Cs Of Conscious Change, which encompasses several different elements designed to provide lasting change, all of which can serve to energise and empower your teams.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Whilst traumatic events can derail us in many instances, they can also serve to remind us of life's priorities, and help us to realign - to recalibrate the things that are truly important.
  • We are at our best, and at our most effective, when we are enacting change in others. By helping others to realise their potential, we fulfil the potential within ourselves.
  • Our initial, emotional responses are programmed into us as human beings. We cannot help the way we feel in the moment. But what sets us apart is our ability to process this and take action after the event.
  • People live through cause and effect, believing that the world happens to them, or that it happens for them. How we choose to live affects the impact we have.

BEST MOMENTS

'Change is something we experience all throughout our lives on many different stages'

'That holistic approach of supporting people is incredibly important'

'How we consciously choose to respond - that's up to us'

'I have no control over the events that have occurred, but how I choose to do about that - that's all on me'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

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gavin@gavinpreston.com   

ABOUT THE GUEST

Cheryl is a change and accountability coach who is passionate about supporting strong people who are challenged by change.  Particularly, professionals and executives who feel that if they hear “You’re strong, you’ll be fine” one more time when they’re on the verge of collapse, they’ll scream.

Using a variety of coaching models to help people on their change journeys, Cheryl developed her ‘7C’s of Conscious Change’ model which incorporates mindset and practical project management elements to provide a flexible structure for people, teams, and organisations to follow.

As a Change Coach who has, first hand, walked the path of surprising and challenging change, Cheryl has a clear understanding of where incremental improvement means a significant ripple effect.  In Cheryl’s own words “Everyone needs help sometimes, an independent person whose only agenda is to help you through your journey to become a better version of you.”

www.theconsciouschangecollective.org/welcome

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 01, 2021
Hey Presto - The Importance Of Trust And Certainty Through Change
620

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Jan 28, 2021
Justin Breen On The Right Networks Create The Right Opportunities
2324

Few people are more talented at spotting patterns in business and behaviour than this week's guest, Justin Breen, the author of Epic Business and the founder of BrEpic Communications.

Justine joins Gavin to discuss the importance of mind-set and how it can equate to a better network, and the value in creating an environment built upon vision, and how this can translate to abundance and investment.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • All entrepreneurs have generally, along their journey, overcome four challenges:
    • Bankruptcy or potential bankruptcy
    • Depression
    • The highest levels of anxiety
    • Likely and/or possible traumatic experiences as a young person or adult
  • You have to know what it's like to hit rock bottom sometimes, in order to give yourself that propulsion that pushes you forward towards success.
  • Success will follow if you partner with the right people, and if your vision is correctly aligned. It requires patience, but becomes something of a certainty after a time.
  • By ensuring we work with a select group of highly successful people, we create certainty for ourselves, and add value to society as a whole.

BEST MOMENTS

'Most are two or three - the real successful ones are all four'

'You have to understand what it's like to be down here, to get up here'

'There's a lot of excuses but very little accountability'

'I treat my brain like a muscle'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

Justin Breen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinbreen1/

Justin Breen Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrEpicBreen

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 25, 2021
Hey Presto! - Quarterly Strategic And Action Planning
783

Today Gavin talks about planning! It will have been something you have been surrounded by the past few weeks. But, if you haven't quite got started yet or want to revisit it and want a strategic, process-lead way to plan then listen in to todays episode of Hey Presto for some great tips and ideas from Gavin!


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VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 21, 2021
Somayeh Aghnia On Tech-Enabled Business Strategy, Digital Transformation in SMEs, and Creating A Digital-First Culture
1899

Somayeh Aghnia, the founder of Geeks Ltd, is a true powerhouse in the world of growing business through technology.

In this week's show, Gavin talks to Somayeh about the ways in which we can create a digital-first culture in our organisations, as well as the practical ways in which she has enabled businesses to scale through tech-based strategies.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Digital solutions for any business depend on the client business characteristic, the kind of profile the business currently has, and their understanding of how tech adaptation works.
  • Technology budgets must always divided into three parts - the funds required to keep things running efficiently, funds for growth, and research and development funds. These should be adjusted accordingly depending on future ambitions.
  • One of the fastest growing trends in technology right now is the automation of the basics. This area has long held back the scale ambitions of SMEs.
  • Far too many businesses still operate using outdated and un-scaleable methodologies that hold them back from true growth. In the next five years, digital transformation will allow these businesses to achieve growth and agility.

BEST MOMENTS

'We create a roadmap for the digital transformation journey'

'Most companies don't know what kind of problems they are actually solving'

'Surprisingly, there are still a lot of businesses operating with paper!'

'The biggest practical trait that you'll see in the next five years, is businesses invest in real digital transformation'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com   

Geeks Ltd Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/geeksltd/

Somayeh Aghnia LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/somayeh/?originalSubdomain=uk

Somayeh Aghnia Twitter - https://twitter.com/somayeha

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 18, 2021
Hey Presto! Re-Activitating Drive And Motivation, Keeping Employees Engaged
498

VALUABLE RESOURCES


Sign Up Here: https://bit.ly/biz-pod


 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 14, 2021
Business Planning For 2021 - A Collaborative Podcast with Nick Bradley
2848

It's a meeting of masterminds today as The Business Mastermind Podcast's Gavin Preston meets the Scale Up Your Business Podcast's Nick Bradley, for a reflection upon the year that was 2020 in business, and the opportunities and trends that will make the biggest differences in 2021!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 2020's effects, for many, showed how many people use different mind-sets in order to deal with change. This has led to a sense of exhaustion in some, but the results have been worthwhile.
  • The upheaval of 2020 has also demonstrated the resilience that many have, but may not have been aware of. It has displayed the strength of will and purpose that many of us had not embraced until it was really required.
  • There is a sense that the world has changed irrevocably forever in terms of business operation and remote working. But in the new world, although remote working will become far more common, there will never be a substitute for face-to-face dealings. It will have its place.
  • Businesses that will leapfrog ahead in 2021 are those with increased adaptability. These are businesses with clarity of direction, flexibility of cost-base and capacity, and who are creating a pro-change culture.

BEST MOMENTS

'We were just laughing about how wrong we were at the turn of 2019/2020!'

'I think we saw so many examples of how people deal with change'

'We can do more than we're capable of when we're focussed'

'What are the things that you can do to make sure that the people in your organisation run towards change and embrace it and accelerate it'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast   

Get 20% off at Knowable by going to www.knowable.fyi and using the coupon code GAVIN

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

ABOUT THE GUEST

NICK BRADLEY

My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

CONTACT METHOD

Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 11, 2021
Hey Presto - Happy New Year - Refocus New Tiers and Fears into a New Gear for your business
991

With a new year come new challenges. In this week's Hey Presto, Gavin talks you through why now is the right time to focus on the positives, and switch up gears to face those challenges down, and get 2021 off to a flying start!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Beginning the new year in lockdown provides not just a business challenge, but a mental one, too. Finding the right mind-set is everything.
  • Disconnecting and unplugging is a smart way to give ourselves that sense of refresh and recharge that we sorely need right now.
  • For many businesses, 2020 was about surviving. 2021 is about taking your business into a new gear and starting to thrive again.

BEST MOMENTS

'I saw the need for recharge!'

'People didn't take breaks last year with anywhere near enough frequency'

'Control the controllables! Stay focussed on what you want, not what you don't want, and don't get sucked into the conspiracy theories'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 07, 2021
Perry Marshall On How To Detox, Declutter And Dominate Through Elimination
3234

In this week's show, Gavin talks to the author of '80/20 Sales And Marketing', Perry Marshall, one of the most renowned business strategists on the planet, and endorsed in both Forbes and Inc Magazine.

Perry joins Gavin to discuss his new work, 'Detox, Declutter, Dominate: How To Excel By Elimination', and also the 20-120 rule that could aid you in increasing productivity and time management.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 20% of your business generates 120% of your profits. The bottom of your business therefore loses profits, and drags down your top offerings. This is the 20-120 rule and is universally true.
  • There is no rule that says we must keep clients who drag down our profitability. We must see this negative effect as detrimental to the business as a whole, and we must not be afraid to cut clients loose if they lose us money and time.
  • There's a reason why the larger corporations maximise profits and increase efficiency through automation and by taking an unbiased approach to cutting costs. Smaller businesses should follow the example and put their business first.
  • We can increase our productivity by devoting a portion of our day at the beginning to the planning and realignment of our thinking, and of our time.

BEST MOMENTS

'If there's a skill and approach to life that you can master, then surely that's a game-changer'

'It's almost a dead certainty that a percentage of your clients are losing money'

'This isn't about chopping and cutting. This is a central business philosophy'

'Use renaissance time to gain certainty and clarity'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Detox, Declutter, Dominate: How To Excel By Elimination by Perry Marshall (Amazon)

80/20 Sales And Marketing by Perry Marshall(Amazon)

Perry Marshall - https://www.perrymarshall.com/8020-book/

Perry Marshall Twitter - www.twitter.com/perrymarshall

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 04, 2021
April Shprintz On Energising Your Mind-Set For The Challenges And Opportunities In 2021
2289

As we look forward to the year ahead, and the possibilities and opportunities that come with it, Gavin opens 2021's account by talking to business accelerator, best-selling author and creator of The Generosity Culture, April Shprintz, about the simple steps you can take on a daily basis in order to refine and hone your mind-set and give you an energised advantage over the challenges ahead.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The great success stories in business are all subscribed to some form of generosity. By helping others to attain their goals, we actually gain the things we want in the long run.
  • If we choose to lead, then we make a commitment to give the most valuable thing we possess - our time and attention. By doing so, we make a difference in performance, and also in the quality of people we attract.
  • The way we treat our employees provides the model by which our employees treat our clients. Lead by example from the top and the results will be obvious, most notably on the client side.
  • Often scale-up problems are simply a case of a choke point in the thinking of a founder, who created a business with an idea, but who now believe that they are the only one who can continue to execute.

BEST MOMENTS

'You can have everything you want if you help enough people get what they want'

'I don't think being a leader is that different from being a mentor or a parent'

'I'm constantly amazed by the opportunities that come to me'

'What got you here won't get you there'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

April Shprintz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilshprintz/

April Shprintz Twitter - https://twitter.com/AprilShprintz

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 31, 2020
Jason Treu On The Ultimate Role Of Leadership
2705

There have been some prime examples of great leadership this year, but there have also been areas where leadership has been found wanting. In this week's show, Gavin talks to author and featured TedX speaker, Jason Treu, about leadership, the best ways in which we can show up, and the responsibilities and opportunities that all leaders have in this new world of business.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • At the outset of the pandemic, leaders went above and beyond in ensuring workers felt valued, secure and provided-for. This produced a galvanising effect that brought people together with one true aim and purpose.
  • As leaders we should never be too proud to call in an outside perspective. This can grant us the new outlook we need in order to push through our instilled view of our abilities.
  • Plans for scale-up in your business are directly tied to your abilities as a leader. If you inspire and encourage, then your business will organically grow as a result.
  • There is no standard blueprint for traversing our way through the challenges of leadership. We have to take our circumstances into account on a personal basis - everything from family to mental health.

BEST MOMENTS

'What you believe in your head, other people don't see, because your perceptions are off'

'The ultimate role of leadership is how effectively you can scale your business'

'Most of the time it's not how smart people are'

'There is no blueprint for every person'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Jason Treu - https://jasontreu.com

Jason Treu LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasontreu/

Jason Treu Twitter - https://twitter.com/jasontreu?lang=en

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 28, 2020
Lisa Dickson On How To Apply Profit First In Your Business
2232

This week, Gavin talks to "profit hacker" Lisa Dickson, about the practical ways in which we can hack profits and make sure they are prioritised as a business need for 2021, thereby allowing us the room for growth, and to deliver some much needed incentives to ourselves and our returning workforces.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Clarity of numbers is everything in ensuring that profit hacking can be a success. This begins with mapping out, in its entirety, your financial blueprint.
  • It's crucial to remember why we set up our business in the first place. We must make sure it's providing the lifestyle and rewards that we initially visualised, or we may fall into the trap of simply treating it as any other job.
  • Around 90% of businesses have enough cash to survive a single month in the event of disruption. Small business owners are usually the last to get paid, if they get paid at all.
  • We need to look for ways in which we can make incremental financial savings. On the surface, these tiny savings do not feel like much, but over time, the cumulative effect can be huge.

BEST MOMENTS

'Their business has doubled in the last eight months. What they do is focus on the profit'

'It's all about the profit'

'If you don't focus on working on it and not in it, then you are just doing a job'

'It's something that becomes more than a cash management system. It then becomes the culture in your business'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Lisa Dickson LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/1lisadickson/?originalSubdomain=uk

Caseron Cloud Accounting - https://caseron.co.uk/author/lisa/

Profit Hackers - https://online.caseron.co.uk/bundles/profithackers

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 24, 2020
Matt Somers On Improving Your Skills As A Leader And Manager
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Do you want to improve yourself as a leader and manager, and in turn get the best out of your team, growing and scaling along the way? If the answer is yes, then this week's episode is for you as Gavin talks to Matt Somers, an expert in coaching leaders with over 25 years' experience!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Every leader or manager of people is a coach whether they like it or not. It isn't a choice. They can do it well or badly, but that facet of the job is an expectation and requirement assumed the moment a leader is appointed.
  • As leaders we are sometimes too focussed on new ways of innovating our leadership, when in fact we need to focus on ways of incrementally dismantling out of date practices, thereby strengthening the coaching skills we already have.
  • The four steps of the GROW sequence is a way of organising the questions we may have around coaching, and is made up of:
    • Goal
    • Reality
    • Options
    • Will/Way Forward
  • Coaching is one of the greatest business tools we have at our disposal, and yet it cannot penetrate the armour of someone who has decided on a course of resistance. The maximum benefits will only over be at their most effective if the conversation is a two-way street.

BEST MOMENTS

'There is so much more to coaching than just being able to articulate questions'

'The challenge is not to start doing new things - it's to stop doing old things'

'The only way we can find out if people are trustworthy or not is to trust them'

'There has to be that recognition that it isn't the only thing we can do and it won't always work for all people'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Matt Somers - https://www.mattsomers.com

Matt Somers LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattsomers/?originalSubdomain=uk

Matt Somers Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattsomers?lang=en

Matt Somers Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Matt-Somers-Coaching-Skills-Training-Ltd-155448014467084/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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Dec 21, 2020
Hey Presto - Is There An Epidemic Of Burnout?
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Dec 17, 2020
Buy, Sell And Build - Guy Bartlett On Business Buying Strategies
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In the latest edition of the 'Buy, Sell & Build' mini-series, Gavin talks to Guy Bartlett, an acquisitions and partnership consultant, and part of the Fidelis Group as well as The Business Buyers Club.

Guy joins Gavin to talk about the early stages of a business acquisition journey and what you need to look out for, as well as some remarkably insightful advice as to where you can go in order to source new deals!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Before embarking on an acquisition, it is imperative to understand the position of the company, and know whether or not the business will collapse without its leader in place. We need to know if it can run on its own.
  • You cannot wholly ignore the broker market, but also you cannot afford to simply rely on them for all deals, as they come with their own set of challenges.
  • Focus on four direct routes to finding deals:
    • Accountants representing clients thinking about retirement
    • Wealth managers who need sellers to have liquidity
    • M & A lawyers, ideally before any decisions are made
    • Corporate finance teams (ensuring that they are made up of actual accountants)
  • Simply marketing once and hoping it works, is never enough. We must build a relationship, however carefully, with our potential audience, and treat the relationship as a two-way street, in which we both communicate with each other.

BEST MOMENTS

'The universe was telling me something...'

'Debt is a useful leverage to improve the size and value of a deal that's possible'

'Life is a great teacher'

'Treat prospects, potential sellers, as an audience you need to communicate with'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Guy Bartlett LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/guybartlettuk?originalSubdomain=uk

Fidelis - https://thefidelisgroup.co.uk/team_members/guy-bartlett/

Guy Bartlett Twitter - https://twitter.com/guybartlett?lang=en

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 14, 2020
4 Steps To Tap Into Your Own Creative Intelligence - with Vineet Bhartia
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Everything we require in order to succeed is already within us, and yet we often look externally for our sources of success. In this week's show, Gavin talks to Vineet Bhartia, founder of the Natural Business Group

about the ways in which we can tap into our own innate creative intelligence, and by doing so improve and energise our own path through business.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We all seek validation, but many seek it externally. The most important and valuable validation comes from within.
  • The first step is always to create our own unique vision - the business landscape upon which we are able to plant our ideas and watch them grow.
  • We must embrace our own individuality and nurture the uniqueness within ourselves. By doing this we create a sense of identity and what we believe in, as well as establish our goals and values.
  • We create a bridge between where we are now and our vision for the future, by tapping into our creative intelligence.

BEST MOMENTS

'Focus creates reality - what you focus on creates a reality'

'An acorn has within it, everything it needs to fulfil its true potential'

'Where is the power...?'

'Life is too short to do what you don't really feel called to do'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com  

Vineet Bhartia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vineet-bhartia-a7a1076b/?originalSubdomain=in

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 10, 2020
Sid Bharath, Serial Founder and CEO of Broca On How AI Can Constantly Improve Performance Of Your Ad Copy
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Partnerships can drastically help when it comes to scaling revenue, and today's guest, Broca founder Sid Bharath, is here to talk about how partnerships create wealth, and how his incredible AI tool can help to write ad copy that grows and iterates over time in order to stay relevant and drive your sales towards unheard-of levels of success.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Risks are necessary in business, even if they result in failure. Lessons are learned with far more clarity when they are taught to us through error.
  • Far too many companies treat marketing as a one shot deal, putting out ad copy and hoping it lands. But by iterating upon that content, allowing it to react, it can grow and shape itself around trends, netting a far wider audience.
  • More people are spending time at home, and less on commuting. This has drastically altered the advertising marketplace for everyone, and requires a far more sophisticated form of trying to present advertising to people.
  • Broca is not so much a copywriting replacement as it is an augmentation. it is designed to enhance and perfect, rather than replace, meaning that users have far more control, and also are able to free up valuable time for other tasks.

BEST MOMENTS

'When it comes to marketing, I like to take a scientific approach'

'Step one, you place a lot of bets. Step two, you track which bets are working, and double down on those'

'I'm a massive advocate of partnerships, I think they're so powerful'

'Be very specific about the niche or audience that you're going after'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com 

Sid Bharath Twitter - https://twitter.com/siddharth87?lang=en

Sid Bharath - https://www.siddharthbharath.com

Broca - https://www.usebroca.com

Sid Bharath LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidbharath/?originalSubdomain=ca

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 07, 2020
Parker Stevenson, Co-Founder Of Evolved Finance, On How He Helped Online Course Creators To Turn 2020 Into Their Biggest Year
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This time, Gavin talks to Parker Stevenson about how he came to found Evolved Finance, in order to help online creators to better keep their books. The idea has helped some of the largest names in the world of course creation and online education to make 2020 the biggest year yet, despite forecasts saying otherwise.

Listen in and find out how he achieved this!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 2020 saw a remarkable uptick in online teaching due to the fact that many people were at home, and could take advantage of the time in order to develop. Businesses, too, felt that time could be well spent in developing their people's skills.
  • Entrepreneurs who are thinking globally, and not focussing so much upon home markets, are suddenly reaping rich rewards. We should always aim to think bigger now that we have the tools to reach wider audiences.
  • All the marketing in the world can't fix a problem if it's at the core of the business. We need to develop our own understanding of the why
  • Many clients focus on the hunt for cash and customers. When they find success, the question becomes "What do I do with this?". Careful planning and expert advice at this stage are essential.

BEST MOMENTS

'People were at home, They had more time. They were paying attention a lot more'

'If your business isn't profitable then you've got an expensive hobby'

'Book-keeping has become so commoditised'

'That's the game most of want to continue focussing on'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com 

parker@evolvedfinance.com

https://evolvedfinance.com/about/

 

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

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Dec 03, 2020
Matt Barnett - Founder Of Bonjoro - On How Video Improves Prospect And Customer Response Rate
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Using their video email tool, Bonjoro, founded by Matt Barnett, managed to triple response rates overnight! In this week's show, Matt joins Gavin to talk about the incredible power of video as a tool to engage prospective customers, as well as how to create "superfans" from customers, how to use video as an automated process, and how you can significantly increase your conversion rates now.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Bonjoro is designed to target certain leads at certain times depending on their geography and on the content being sent. The video is personalised, sent and tracked. The results are staggering.
  • There is a current shift in which people are starting to blend work brand and personal brand together. Adding this personal, authentic touch to business dealings is of great benefit to both brands.
  • If we are able to retain a customer effectively, we increase that customer's worth exponentially. The skill comes in providing reasons and value in order to make that customer return.
  • Creating moments of surprise and delight, even small actions such as recognition, will create a superfan. It might take time and effort, but if you can get people talking, then you'll have created an advocate for what you do.

BEST MOMENTS

'If customers trust you and your teams more, you know that pays back'

'If you're going to create superfans, you need to ask your customers to write a review or testimonial'

'Automate processes, never relationships'

'Authenticity has become a real point of difference'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com 

Bonjoro - https://www.bonjoro.com/about

Matt Barnett LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbjbarnett/?originalSubdomain=au

matt@bonjoro.com

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change,  StakeholderManagement, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 30, 2020
Hey Presto! Go For Growth or Hold Steady in Order to Look After Burnt Out Employees?
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The prospect of 2021 throws up an interesting question: should we push for growth, or should we moderate our expectations? In this special edition of 'Hey Presto', Gavin answers this very timely question.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Business is like nature. We are either growing, or we are decaying and shrinking. Growth is the optimal state for any business at all times. Now is the time for growth and to take advantage of opportunity.
  • In the wake of COVID restrictions, and as we move into a post-vaccine future, businesses will have many opportunities to leap out ahead in terms of growth, scale, innovation and success. We must make sure we're in that group.
  • Human beings are not designed to cope well with a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. We need to bear in mind that many are feeling burnout and disorientation after this most disruptive of years.
  • One way in which we can help people to deal with this new world, is to provide hope and true leadership. When someone is at the bottom, they need direction. We need to paint a compelling picture.

BEST MOMENTS

'As human beings we are inherently built to grow, to learn, to develop'

'You need to be making the bold moves now'

'We've also got an epidemic of burnout'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 26, 2020
Mike Maynard on Marketing Numbers, Content and Growth through Acquisition
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Gavin is joined by PR and marketing specialist, Mike Maynard, the Managing Director/CEO of the Napier agency, and host of the Marketing B2B Technology Podcast.

Mike discusses the ways in which the needle has shifted dramatically for marketing in the wake of lockdown, and how this has allowed for sales specialists to focus in narrowly upon tighter demographics.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Since lockdown, marketing has become far more of a front-end component in sales, enabling a greater ability to target specific niche customers.
  • It’s far more valuable to focus on a smaller number of incoming customers, than it is to attempt to appeal to “vanity metrics”. Site traffic means little is each enquiry cannot be effectively transitioned.
  • We must never underestimate the value of the customer journey – the route by which a potential client goes from knowing nothing about you, to becoming a customer.
  • It is not enough to simply know how to market to a company. We must also recognise the need to market to a specific person within that organisation – the buyer, so to speak – everyone involved in decision making will have different needs.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I believe in solving problems rather than overcoming challenges’

‘The first thing I see is people just trying to make all the numbers move up’

‘If you can get a higher conversion rate, you’re going to get a better return’

It’s way too easy to get hung up on the tool’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Napier - www.napierb2b.com

 

Mike Maynard LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/mikemaynard

 

Marketing B2B Technology Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/marketing-b2b-technology/id1485417724

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 23, 2020
Hey Presto! Don't Let People Put You In A Corner
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Are you associating with the people who nourish your development?

That's the question at the heart of this week's 'Hey Presto', where Gavin discusses the impact of external negativity upon our internal self-belief, and why it might be time to move on if you're not being appreciated.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When others project their negativity upon us, it can have the effect of forcing upon us a mask or different version of the person we know we are.
  • If you find yourself being under appreciated, or backed into a corner by those who do not appreciate your gifts, then find another place to be.
  • By altering our perspective on our current career, and reframing our position of influence in that role, we can internally adjust our mindset and chance the way we show up.

BEST MOMENTS

'If you're around people who don't believe in you, you can start to question yourself'

'Don't allow people to put you in a corner'

'Who do you see yourself as?'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 19, 2020
Steve Rodgers On Creating More Productivity, Profit and Purpose In Your Business
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Gavin talks to Steve Rodgers, bestselling author of ‘Lead To Gold’, and the creator of Alchemy Advisors, a coaching and consulting firm. Steve is also a former Warren Buffett CEO, highly sought-after keynote speaker and entrepreneur.

Steve discusses the best and most actionable ways in which you can get increase your productivity, ramp up your profits and build a greater sense of purpose in your business.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We all have days where everything seems to work in harmony. This is the state of flow. Being in flow is being aware that our mind plays a huge part in determining our outlook and mindset, and that it allows us to be more open to this state.
  • We should seek to encourage a daily practice around the four B’s:
    • Body - eating well and exercise
    • Being - soul, connection and inner self through meditation or prayer
    • Bonds - your relationships with family, friends, or acquaintances
    • Business - working on the business and in the business
  • Many prioritise business over everything else, but if your body, being and bonds are not in harmony, then it’ll be difficult keep any kind of flow in your business life for any length of time.
  • Our clients deserve to get the best from us. We cannot possibly give of our best if we are not treating ourselves as the most important client of all.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I’m here to encourage people to do more searching and defining in business and in life'

‘Ego is when you are Edging Good Out’

‘We are co-creators with the universe’

‘Anything you can track and measure, you can improve upon'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE GUEST

Steve Rodgers, Author of Amazon #1 Best-selling book “Lead to Gold,” soon to launch book “The IGI Principles,” and creator of Alchemy Advisors coaching and consulting firm, is a former Warren Buffett CEO who experienced a radical spiritual transformation that has evolved into a new mission as a purpose-driven consultant and entrepreneur coach, in-demand international keynote speaker, and bestselling author.

www.steverodgers.net

steve@steverodgerstoday.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/srodgerstoday

Facebook - https://facebook.com/thealchemyadvisors

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 16, 2020
Are You Preparing Your Business For Your Endgame?
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Are you keeping your business on course for your ultimate objective? Are you on track for the exit you’ve planned, the sale you hope to achieve, or for the management team to take over so that you can free up your time?

In this week’s Hey Presto, Gavin gives you some ideas and pointers about the things you should be focussing upon if you want to stay on course towards your endgame.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The general areas of error that many businesses suffer from in terms of their ultimate objectives, are failing to do enough to consider succession, and those who may have held on to their business for too long.
  • Creating an effective management team provides you with new options upon your exit. A management buyout by the team you’ve built is a robust exit solution. It also provides a third-party buyer with the faith that the company can continue successfully.
  • Lifestyle businesses are there to provide their owners with a lifestyle. But in the event of sale, you must reasonably be able to provide at least three years of proof of growth.

BEST MOMENTS

‘What an investor is looking for is a tick in a certain number of boxes’

‘If you’ve got a cross in these, then it devalues your business’

‘You need to be building balance sheets and building profitability'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 12, 2020
The Art Of Building Your Brand Through Podcasting - with James Burtt
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In this episode, Gavin talks to James Burtt, the founder of the Ultimate Podcast Group, and the man behind the legendary Building The Brand podcast. James is multiple iTunes Top 50 Podcaster, a certified performance coach, and has helped hundreds of clients to build their own brand through podcasting and media training.

James talks about how he has grown his podcasting empire, how it can benefit businesses and individuals seeking to develop their brand, and how to make your podcast stand out from the rest!


Sign Up Here: https://bit.ly/biz-pod


 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • There is no substitute for experience. Coming from a broadcasting background, James found the transition to podcasting a natural one. New podcasters take a long time to learn the techniques that broadcasters already know.
  • The coaching space is too crowded with people who promise much but who cannot deliver. When selecting a guide for yourself, look to the people with a proven track record.
  • We discover our worth when we create a service that benefits others. In James’ case, his podcasting expertise add tremendous financial value, allows freedom and changes lives.
  • There is nothing wrong with following a trend. Many have joined the podcasting space to build their brand. The mistake being made is that they are not doing anything different or iterative. Look for ways to stand out!

BEST MOMENTS

‘A coach, a mentor or an expert is only as good as the results they can help the client to get’

‘I understand that a business is there to make money’

‘I help people to create revenue-generating, ROI-inducing podcasts!’

‘Podcasting was the catalyst for me changing my whole world'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

ABOUT THE GUEST

James Burtt is a multiple iTunes Top 50 Podcaster, a certified Performance Coach and having launched 100+ podcasts for clients, an in-demand Media Trainer. His love of radio and broadcast started 14 years ago when he ventured into the world of Broadcast PR which led to him working with some of the world's biggest household name brands and eventually led to him becoming a radio presenter.

James is an international keynote speaker who has shared the stage with the likes of Les Brown and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards and - via his own shows - has interviewed the likes of global influencer Grant Cardone, Elena Cardone, Trunki inventor Rob Law MBE, global fitness influencer James Alderton and a ton of other leading industry figures.

team@ultimatepodcastgroup.com

www.ultimatepodcastgroup.com

www.ultimatepodcast.training

James Burtt Instagram - www.instagram.com/jamesburttofficial

James Burtt LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesburtt

James Burtt Twitter - https://twitter.com/jamesburtt

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 09, 2020
Hey Presto - Three Things That You Can Do To Improve Your Adaptability
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A welcome return this week to the ‘Hey Presto!’ mini-series, in which Gavin delivers a more personalised solo experience every week, designed to energise and improve your business acumen!

In this week’s edition, Gavin discusses three instant changes you can make in order to improve the adaptability of your business, a much-needed skill in the current business climate, where those who adapt quickly are finding their business interests thriving.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We are approaching the fastest and deepest technological disruption in history. We’re seeing a huge shift from face-to-face to digital and remote working. Growth sectors are all centred around internet and tech. By 2022, over half of all employees will need retraining and re-scaling.
  • Too many are being consumed by the immediacy of the current disruptions, instead of focussing upon the opportunities for growth that lay ahead in the coming months.
  • In order to increase our adaptability, we must focus on three key areas of development: direction, flexing your capacity, and having a change-orientated culture.
  • Encouraging others to come on a journey of change with us is the art of creating a culture that embraces pro-change behaviours. We must reward, encourage and incentivise.

BEST MOMENTS

’Through times of turbulence there is opportunity’

‘Martial artists are trained to hit beyond the target rather than the target’

‘Direction is about finding your north star - where is your business heading?’

’The key part of flexing your capacity is improving your cost-effectiveness'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

AQ Adaptability Assessment - https://www.aqai.io

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 05, 2020
Arjun Rai On Growing His Business By 20000 Percent In 11 Months, And How To Go From Idea To Revenue
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Arjun Rai is a NYC based entrepreneur who is on a mission to support small businesses with the power of visualised data science and artificial intelligence for digital marketing at HelloWoofy.com. 

In this episode, Arjun talks to Gavin about the incredible journey that’s led him to growing Hello Woofy by an incredible 20000% in the past 11 months, the role that social media had to play in this remarkable ascent, how to take a concept to reality, and how AI can help you get there!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We can meet any challenge by grounding our attitude in resilience, and developing the persistence to see a challenge through.
  • AI must be viewed not as a replacement for human ingenuity, but as a tool to empower us and exponentially increase our efficiency.
  • The market for smart speakers has grown by 82% since lockdown. We must seek to take advantage of the fact that emerging technologies and AI driven software are allowing us to reach far more people now through these means.
  • Customer needs have changed. We have gone from the intensive early days of Facebook to the more mobile-centric days of Twitter. Customers now want video and rich interlinked content. Software such as Hello Woofy makes this easy and possible for small business owners.

BEST MOMENTS

’Small businesses are the ones holding up the economy and we need to support them’

‘Resilience and persistence always pays off’

’That’s an idea, right there, of using AI to reduce the gap between thought and execution’

‘We’re all visual people, and we’re powering that capability for the price of a cup of coffee'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Hello Woofy - www.hellowoofy.com

Arjun Rai LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/arjunrai/

Hello Woofy Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hellowoofy/

The Emoji Trend Report - https://www.slideshare.net/adobe/adobe-emoji-trend-report-2019

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 02, 2020
Matt Bird, The Founder Of The Shirt Society, On The Value Of Identifying Your Ideal Customer
1820

Gavin talks to entrepreneur and founder of revolutionary new service, The Shirt Society, a subscription-based fashion brand for men that aims to put the power back into customer’s hands by allowing them a greater sense of control and freedom over their choices.

Matt discusses the journey of his brand, including the marketing experiments that saw a boom in his success, and the importance of identifying your ideal customer.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Launching a brand is a case of experimentation, in which we release a range of products and see which find success. In Matt’s case, identifying hits such as the Oxford shirts, led to his focussing on one specific area, and raising his game in terms of quality, and the types of customers he was attracting.
  • We create our ideal markets by identifying our ideal customers and shaping our business model around them and their needs. 
  • Subscription models are currently a rapidly-adopted trend amongst consumers. For a minor fee, customers are delighted to receive quality goods or services, and the business model is helping small businesses to thrive and grow.
  • We must seek to determine if the idea or product we wish to market is right for the market, or right for our own sensibilities. We must endeavour to be driven by market-based needs.

BEST MOMENTS

‘With no degree in fashion and no experience in fashion, I decided to start a fashion brand’

‘It’s a shift in consumer behaviour’

‘It’s about being able to take yourself away from the product and asking “Is this the right thing to do, or not?”'

‘It’s about the staples, and doing them really, really well!'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Matt Bird LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-bird-44858373/?originalSubdomain=uk

The Shirt Society - https://theshirtsociety.co.uk

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 29, 2020
Ira Wolfe, The Googlization Officer, On Adaptability And Why IT Matters So Much Right Now
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In this show, Gavin talks to Ira Wolfe, one of the leading thought leaders and influencers, ranked #1 by Thinkers 360, the author of six books, and the President of Success Performance Solutions.

Ira discusses the concept of Googlization, and why adaptability may be the key ingredient that matters most to your business in the world of today.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Googlization is the convergence of people, technology and business, a constantly evolving concept that has been especially prescient this year as the business world at large was disrupted entirely.
  • We must seek to constantly adapt to our environment, and to the ways in which we can get the best from each day. The lockdown has altered life irrevocably, but we must try not to look back, but forward.
  • We are far more adaptable than we think. A year ago, we never suspected such a radical change could take place, and yet we have thrived since. We are constantly adjusting to the new world and will continue to do so.
  • IQ was always the metric by which we made our hires and judged the next generation of business leaders. This has shifted to AQ, resilience, self-management and other developing skills that tie to growth and the mindset it provides.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I’m the Chief Googlization officer of Googlization Nation!’

’Not an hour goes by where someone doesn’t mention ambiguity or uncertainty or complexity’

’Today is the slowest day for the rest of our lives’

‘It’s like draining a flood with a straw'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Ira Wolfe - www.irawolfe.com

ira.wolfe@super-solutions.com

Ira Wolfe LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/irawolfe/

ABOUT THE GUEST

Ira S Wolfe is ranked by Thinkers360 as the #1 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers in Future of Work category, #3 in HR, and top 20 for Leadership. He has been described as a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body and the world’s first Chief Googlization Officer.

He’s the author of 6 books including his latest, Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, which was recognized as one of the best HR and Recruiting books of all-time by Book Authority. He is also founder of the Googlization Nation community, host of the podcast Geeks Geezers Googlization and a frequent contributor to HR and business blogs including CornerstoneonDemand’s ReWork and Medium.

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 28, 2020
Bryan Clayton On Growing And Scaling Ideas And Skills From Scratch Into A Multimillion Dollar Concern
2519

Solutions require innovation. In this week’s show, Gavin talks to entrepreneur, Bryan Clayton, the founder of GreenPal, an exciting solution-based operation being described as “The Uber Of Lawns”, and dedicated to connecting homeowners with local lawn care services.

Bryan talks about growing, scaling, bootstrapping businesses, switching between marketplaces, and how best to prepare your business for a potential sale and exit.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Ideas require ingenuity, but implementation sometimes requires skills outside of our remit. Teach yourself the skills you need to get moving, and then hire the best people to help you realise your dreams.
  • There is no substitute for talking to your users face-to-face. You have to understand what their problems are, how to solve them, and where you’re coming up short.
  • There are always times of impasse and plateau. The best strategy is to push hard and look for incremental, small, progressive wins. Eventually you will drive through and forward.
  • Sometimes solutions are already out there, but the elegance with which they are provided are not customer-centric. Ideas can flourish if we provide this elegance.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Going from zero revenue to 10m dollars in revenue over 15 years was a journey that taught me a lot about building businesses from scratch’

‘You have to get out of the building’

‘I burned the boats. There was no going back. The only way to go was forward’

’Our competition really is the status quo'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

GreenPal - https://www.yourgreenpal.com

brian@yourgreenpal.com

Brian Clayton At IdeaMensch - https://ideamensch.com/bryan-clayton/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 26, 2020
Alex Chausovsky On Why Being A Data-Driven Business Will See Us Through Uncertain Times
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If you’re a business leader, and are facing the prospect of making the big business decisions in the near future - if you’re facing any kind of uncertainty about the world around us, and you’re feeling unsure of how to progress, then this is the show for you!

Gavin talks to Senior Business Advisor and Keynote Speaker at ITR Economics, Alex Chausovsky, a specialist in steering companies through their strategic planning, using the most reliable industry and company forecasting.

Alex discusses the importance of being a data-driven business, how to best calculate rates of change in your business, and why having 5 to 7 years of data will enable you to track low points and pinpoint periods of recovery.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Now is the time to invest in the future, whether that’s an eCommerce platform or customer journey, or strengthening and developing your team.
  • Borrow where you can at low rates of interest. Government-subsidised lending schemes are an incredible way of seeing you through the tougher times. Cash is king!
  • Banking data and using it is crucial in order to pinpoint our most viable recovery times. Keeping at least 5 to 7 years’ worth of data allows us to see a broad spectrum of highs and lows.
  • Business owners really care about is not how quickly your rates of change bounce back, but how it feels on the ground when it happens. 
  • Certain markets have been far more resilient in terms of volume and job losses, whereas retail sales, hospitality and leisure are still on a downward trend. There is no one-size-fits-all forecast. Focus purely on your own business.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Right now is a time to be a data-driven decision maker’

‘You can make good quality decisions based on inputs rather than emotion and fear’

‘Hindsight is obviously 20/20 vision’

‘You’ve got to track your own performance. That’s got to be the driver behind your decision making’  

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Alex Chausovsky Twitter - https://twitter.com/achausovsky?lang=en

ITR Economics -https://itreconomics.com/itr-economics-podcasts

Alex Chausovsky LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexchausovsky/

Methodology Calculator - www.itreconomics.com/methodology

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 21, 2020
Buy, Build And Sell - Adrian Knight Who Has Completed 6 Acquisitions In The 12 Months Since Completing The Harbour Club Training
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In the latest edition of Buy And Build, a series of conversations with experts in acquisitions, deal-making and investment, Gavin talks to Adrian Knight, the founder of Knight Franchises, who having recently completed the incredible Harbour Club training programme, has used the knowledge to make six acquisitions in the space of single year!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Reflection after the intense training is essential. You must find time to work through what you have learned and verbalise it for yourself in order to get the best from the many lessons.
  • Installing an effective, proven management team in your newly acquired business will allow you to work on acquiring more, and provide either a sense of continuity where needed, or a fresh start.
  • One of the challenges in acquisition is that you are sometimes blessed with too many opportunities. The temptation can be to follow them all, but we must use our filter at all times.
  • As a founder, your vision is everything and you buy into it, never sure of how much other people buy into it, too. But by allowing our management teams to access the freedom to create their own paths, we not only set them free, but allow our visions to coalesce, empowering and energising them.

BEST MOMENTS

’The biggest lesson for those who have managed to do subsequent deals is to develop the discipline to keep themselves out of it'

‘If you find good people, set them free’

‘I was trying to be a lot more strategic in my approach’

’You may have to have a couple of awkward conversations, but if you have that level of rapport, you can help to see it through'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Knight Franchises - https://www.knightfranchises.com

adrian@knightfranchises.com

The Harbour Club - https://www.harbourclubevents.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 20, 2020
Get Your Marketing Strategy Ready For 2021 - with Ana Raynes
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Gavin is joined by entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Ana Raynes, the founder of Simplified Impact, specialists in growth marketing strategies that drive digital traffic and sales. Ana discusses the ways in which you can get your business marketing strategies in order for 2021, the areas in which you should be focussing, and why now is the right time to get moving!


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The companies who have maintained sales during 2020 are the ones who did not panic externally, kept marketing strategies in place, and held on tight. The results may not be growth, but sales do not seem to be down, which is encouraging.
  • The inefficiency of ads are a great foundational place to start when looking at digital marketing. Subsequently, focus upon the websites, examining how people are moving through your online experience. 
  • In-person meetings are set to rise in 2021 as we move away from the lockdown situation. Online conferencing will now be a mainstay in certain conditions, but in-person meetings will now be seen as a “perk”.
  • With the rise of messaging and group task-delegation services, such as Slack, email inboxes are becoming more refined, leading to a greater sense of engagement.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Whatever we were doing before wasn’t working’

‘In-person is going to be really important’

‘Anything you’re doing on social has gone up!’

’The more action, the more well-received it is, for sure'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Ana Maria Raynes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anamariaraynes/

Simplified Impact - https://simplifiedimpact.com  

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 18, 2020
Selling On Amazon - Michael Begg On How You Can Optimise Your Listing For Prime Day, and How To Get The Best From Your Ad Spend
1947

 

Gavin’s guest this time is Michael Begg, a specialist in working with business owners in the eCommerce space. Michael discusses the best ways in which you can optimise your Amazon Prime Day listing, and take advantage of the benefits that eCommerce sales such as this can bring.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Many see eCommerce sales as a quick way to make money, but Amazon provides an engaging, empowering platform for businesses to grow their brands.
  • Using foreign manufacturers for goods is wise as costs can be lower, but an eye must always be kept upon quality and rising shipping costs. Sometimes the trade-offs are not worth it.
  • This year, sales are set to hit one after the other, so keeping inventory high is essential for those looking to take full advantage of shopping trends.
  • Protect brand loyalty by implementing manual campaigns, examining search terms and including the top hits in any sponsored products campaign and sponsored brand campaign.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s a lot of investment and you really need to be building something more than a one-off project’

’There’s a lot of interesting categories that people wouldn’t have expected to take off like they did’

‘Having enough inventory and marketing consistently is going to give you a huge opportunity to make a lot of sales’

‘You want to make sure your top sellers are showing up on all your product listing pages'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

AMZ Advisers - https://amzadvisers.com/author/amzadvisers/

Michael Begg LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbegg/

 ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 14, 2020
Buy, Build And Sell - Embrace Change And Think About Life After Your Business - with Lisa Kipps Brown
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Gavin is joined by Lisa Kipps Brown, the “business reimagineer” and “opportunity miner”, who’s made it her mission to help entrepreneurs transform their business model and increase their company’s market value using the web and strategic partnerships.

In this episode Lisa talks about the ways in which we can embrace change in order to benefit the health of our business, the opportunities to be had once the business has been sold, and how you can make sure that your business is in the best possible shape for sale or acquisition.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Entrepreneurs often begin their journey because they do not wish to be overseen by a boss, only to then find that the customers themselves are the boss.
  • Change can be scary, and many business owners refuse to embrace the benefits of technology due to their unwillingness to adapt to the new technological landscape. But they are missing huge opportunities if they do so.
  • Business owners do not seem to realise that over the course of their journeys, they have accrued the knowledge and experience to turn consulting into a lucrative revenue stream upon retirement, allowing them the freedom to work anywhere, and selectively.
  • Most people who buy a business want a concern that can be operated by someone they hire. Nobody wants to buy a job, so make sure your business is able to run through systems and processes that can easily be handed over.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It can be really exciting to go back to what you want, instead of what you have to do'

‘What do you really want your life to be like?’

’Start thinking about how you can position yourself as the expert’

‘People work in their business instead of on their business'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Lisa Kipps Brown - https://lisakippsbrown.com

Use the code GAVIN at Lisa’s website to get a free copy of Lisa’s incredible book!

Lisa Kipps Brown Twitter - https://twitter.com/lisakippsbrown?lang=en

Lisa Kipps Brown Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisakippsbrown/?hl=en

 ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 14, 2020
Scale Your Business By Harnessing The Power Of Marketing - with Kevin Urrutia
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Gavin is joined by entrepreneur and scale-up expert, Kevin Urrutia, the founder of Voy Media, a specialist in helping businesses to grow their revenue stream through creative digital marketing based around speaking “fluent internet”.

Kevin discusses the ways in which the business landscape has changed, and how he grew and scaled his business into a multi-million dollar revenue concern.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • In the nascent days of the internet, many businesses discounted the value of SEO. Kevin was able to be more forward-thinking, harnessing its power, and creating a position as one of the more knowledgeable players when its popularity took off.
  • We can only truly grow a business if there is a demand for the product out there. Too many build a product without first testing the market to see if it's required.
  • The most important thing is to be happy. If you feel the need to begin again in some other business, then the wise thing to do is to hire someone who can run the business for you, so that you can free yourself to pursue other adventures.
  • Systems and processes are the key to ensuring our businesses can run in the event of challenges. If we leave the running of the business to everyone without a roadmap, there is the danger of “too many cooks"

BEST MOMENTS

’SEO is still the best thing!’

‘It’s really hard to make something when there’s no demand’

‘You need to hire people who are experts at what they’re doing’

‘Don’t let the business run you - you need to run the business'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Voy Media - https://voymedia.com

Kevin Urrutia Twitter - https://twitter.com/danest

Kevin Urrutia LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/urrutia/  

 ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 11, 2020
Jennifer Goldman On Increasing Productivity Through Integrating, Delegating, Eliminating, Outsourcing And Staff Recalibration
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This time, Gavin talks to business consultant, Jennifer Goldman of Jennifer Goldman Consulting, about the ways in which we can positively transform our organisations, by using her IDEOS system, essentialism and how it can increase workflow, and the benefits of staff recalibration.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Leaders can follow the quantitative signs, and their gut instincts, when deciding to engage in business transformation. The gut instincts often come first, and manifest themselves in unhappiness and fatigue among the team.
  • Taking a step back and looking at the themes remaining following listing is incredibly useful in identifying the most important areas to focus upon. It can also categorise the tasks beneath others.
  • Delegation is essential in freeing up business space for yourself. There will always be tasks that remove you from the areas in which you excel.
  • Brain-dumping is an incredibly effective way of simply documenting ideas and inspirations that come at all times, without removing you from the tasks at hand. Learn to remove these ideas in a practical way so that they can be resumed when the time is right.

BEST MOMENTS

’The idea of delegating is to delegate with control, but not having to micromanage'

‘Is this activity in pursuit of that goal?’

’We say that strategy doesn’t pay for itself, but we all know that it absolutely does’

‘We have to be aware of where we, as leaders and owners, need to evolve'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Jennifer Goldman Consulting - https://www.jennifergoldmanconsulting.com

Jennifer Goldman LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferagoldman/

 ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 07, 2020
Darryl Bates-Brownsword On The Things You Need To Do To Get Your Business Ready For Sale
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In this episode, Gavin talks to Darryl Bates-Brownsword, an expert in working with business owners in order to help them get the most from their life’s work, so that they can exit on their own terms.

Darryl discusses the ways in which you can ensure that your business is in prime condition for sale, allowing you to maximise the benefits for you when when the time comes to sell, and why branding might be far more important than you think.


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 KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • You only get to exit a company once, so we must focus on maximising the potential for each sale. With patience and preparation, we allow our life’s work to truly pay off.
  • Not all businesses that go to market actually sell. It’s often assumed that selling a business is easy, but less than 50% of companies that are offered for sale, find an eventual buyer.
  • Employee ownership is often seen as a last resort for owners struggling to sell their business. The strategy is, in fact, remarkably beneficial to both owners and employees, and should be considered long before all other strategies are exhausted.
  • If we can make everyone in the business work to exactly the same process, and we become known for delivering this process to the marketplace itself, then the business becomes better known than the key individuals, making a sale far more attractive.

BEST MOMENTS

’The first misconception is that it’s easy to sell a business’

‘Risk management is the name of the game'

’Thinking this is going to be easy - big mistake’

‘What are the things that will add real asset value to your business, that will make it more attractive to a buyer?'

 VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Succession + - https://successionplus.co.uk/about-us/

Darry Bates-Brownsword LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrylbates-brownsword/?originalSubdomain=uk

 ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, T160Gavin PrestonThe Business Mastermindeam Devel160Gavin PrestonThe Business Mastermindopment & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 06, 2020
Daniel Mangena On Deliberate Creation And Why You Should Stop Meditating
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In order to achieve success, we must focus on not just the outer game, but the inner game. In this episode, Gavin talks to Daniel Mangena, a transformational life coach, speaker and author, about how to embody mindfulness, spirituality, and why it might be time to stop meditating and start taking action!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It is not enough to simply visualise success. We must, at some point, connect the spiritual to the physical in order to achieve any growth or success. 
  • We must take responsibility for the things we have created in our lives, and use deliberate creation to interrupt the path of unconscious creation.
  • In the morning, we should practice our visualisations for the short term, usually within the next 90 day period. At night, try to visualise further than that.
  • Become comfortable with silence and get used to spending time with yourself. Success is like a guiding missile. It is always course-correcting. By developing a relationship with ourselves, we can spot the moments that need our own correction.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s sad to see the massive potential of this space not being tapped’

It’s important to remember that we’re not just energy beings'

‘All of these things need to be brought into alignment with a clear outcome for us to experience anything'

‘We have to accept and acknowledge the capacity that we have to consciously create'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Daniel Mangena Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dreamerceo/?hl=en

Dream With Dan - https://dreamwithdan.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 04, 2020
Selling With Noble Purpose - with Lisa McLeod
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Gavin talks to author, advisor, consultant and speaker, Lisa McLeod, about her book, ’Selling With Noble Purpose’, and the philosophy behind it, designed to accelerate revenue growth, increase competitive differentiation, and ignite emotional engagement.

Lisa discusses the importance of sales teams having a “North Star” to guide them, why it’s crucial to not just make a difference, but make a different difference from your competitors, as well as some invaluable parenting tips...


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Conversations about how we can better serve the customer, and how their experience will be enhanced and upgraded through the service or product you offer, fuels a belief and a narrative that you can take to the customer themselves.
  • Customers need to know that you care. More importantly, they can feel when you don’t care. When all you’re interested in is closing a sale, it will be sensed. If you are speaking passionately, and with purpose, it is far more effective.
  • Sales teams need a “North Star” to guide their pitches, not a firm anchor around every point being made. Build a sales narrative that is guided instead of anchored.
  • The world has changed irrevocably. It is possible that life will go back to normal, but drastic changes will come along with it. We need our teams to be knitted together by a core belief that they make a difference, instead of clinging in vain to an outdated sales model.

BEST MOMENTS

‘What drives behaviour are beliefs'

‘Profits follow purpose’

‘You have to avoid the metric becoming the strategy’

‘You are not your business model'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Lisa McLeod - https://www.mcleodandmore.com/selling-with-noble-purpose/

Selling With Noble Purpose (Amazon)

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 30, 2020
Buy And Build - Structuring Protected Deals And Why Financial Engineering Matters - with Jeremy Harbour
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In the latest edition of Buy And Build, a series of conversations with experts in acquisitions, deal-making and investment, Gavin talks to Jeremy Harbour, founder of The Harbour Club, about the importance of structuring deals in a way that protects people and wealth, and why financial engineering is crucial.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Structuring deals properly, with protections built in, is essential. A false move can see to it that we lose our personal assets. It’s worth taking the time to make sure things are watertight.
  • As a consultant, we may well be better off by trading our services for equity, rather than simple payment. The rewards can be far greater by thinking creatively.
  • Taking capital out, creating capital events, are vital. Hanging on for too long can see values slide. You make money when you sell.
  • The Deal Pie structure begins with finding out the figure that an owner expects to receive in exchange for their business, followed by working out best we can give this value without spending cash. 

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s very easy to be seduced by the excitement of a purchase’

’There are some fantastic opportunities. If you do them right, you can grow a year’s worth of sales in one afternoon’

‘People don’t want to give you the dusty painting from their attic and then find it was a Picasso’

‘I describe it as dragging your chair to their side of the desk'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Jeremy Harbour - https://www.jeremyharbour.com

Jeremy Harbour Twitter - https://twitter.com/JeremyJHarbour

The Harbour Club - https://harbourclubevents.com/

Jeremy Harbour LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyharbour/?originalSubdomain=sg

Go Do Deals - www.godo.deals  

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 29, 2020
Robert Syslo of Syslo Ventures On Building Brands And Marketing Campaigns And How To Create An Abundance Of Relevant Content
2345

In this episode, Gavin is in discussion with Robert Syslo of Syslo Ventures in Florida, brand and promotion experts, who offers a step-by-step guide on producing invaluable, empowering content on a day-to-day basis, and how by creating, he is able to more swiftly adopt the learnings into his own business.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We can make sense of a teaching by looking for the illogical, the missing arguments in a lesson. By seeking the illogical, we create logic.
  • Awareness of the type of content, the way in which it is presented, and most importantly, the channel through which the content is delivered, must always be considered. Content must be appropriate to its outlet
  • Social media should not be used as a means of consumption, but as a barometer to evaluate our own feelings on a subject, which allows us to determine if it can be applicable in our own businesses and lives.
  • By creating content, and teachings on a subject, we better learn about the subjects ourselves. The best way to learn is to teach.
  • Consistency breeds creativity. By incorporating content creation into each moment of each day, we become a limitless generator of content. It should never be seen as a chore, but as natural as breathing.

BEST MOMENTS

‘If you can open up that far then you have a limitless supply of information'

’The only businesses that will stand after COVD are those that promoted and stayed relevant’

’Success leaves behind it a trail of clues’

‘The brand for me, is familiarity’

‘It’s not an idea of “I need to make time for this”, it’s part of my day. It’s a muscle'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Syslo Ventures - https://sysloventures.com

Robert Syslo Twitter - https://twitter.com/robertsyslojr

Robert Syslo LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsyslojr/

robertsyslojr@gmail.com

ABOUT THE GUEST

Syslo Ventures aims to increase promotion and awareness of any company, product, influencer, or service into the marketplace in order to increase sales, following, and conversions. 

Robert Syslo, CEO and Founder, is ranked as one of the Top Business Leaders to follow in 2020 by Yahoo finance, featured in USA Today, Fox News and currently reaches over 3 million per month in marketing and promotion. Robert increase sales and scales brands through the use of high quality and message oriented aesthetic video content, graphic design, consulting, and web development along with social promotion campaigns.

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 27, 2020
Rachel Martin On Using Instagram To Grow Her Accountancy Practice
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Instagram isn’t perhaps the natural place to grow the reputation and reach of an accountancy business, but Gavin’s guest today, Rachel Martin, did just that through creative thinking and innovative strategies. 

In this episode, Rachel talks about using Instagram to grow your brand and company, as well as the importance of female visibility in business, and the impact of the global pandemic has had upon operations.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • One in three entrepreneurs are female, and in the last twelve months, females made up 60% of the newly self-employed category. Female small business owners are now at 40%.
  • Only 7% of private equity and capital is invested in female-led businesses. The reasons for this bias are generally down to incorrect assumptions made about female-led businesses and fewer women in positions of seniority.
  • Impostor syndrome is one of the main factors holding entrepreneurs back. By talking openly about these fears, and identifying achievements in a more positive way, we can move through this feeling of self-doubt.
  • Social platforms are designed to encourage dopamine hits when someone interacts with us. As business owners, we can stop ourselves falling down the rabbit hole of social media by using services to schedule posts, and restricting use to certain parts of the day.

BEST MOMENTS

‘We are stepping away from the stereotype of an accountant being a stale, pale male’

‘We empower the women to thrive and not just survive’

‘I don’t speak “accountant” - I only speak English!’

’There’s an undoubtable opportunity for innovation, creativity and growth'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Rachel Martin Instagram - www.instagram.com/accountant_she

rachel@accountantshe.com

Accountant She - www.accountantshe.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 23, 2020
Buy And Build - There's More Than One Way To Acquire A Business - with Carl Allen
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Gavin continues with a new mini-series, entitled Buy And Build, where each time, he’ll be talking to experts in acquisitions, deal-making and investment, on the subject of why now might be the best time to grow and scale your business through acquisition.

This time, Gavin talks to master deal-maker and founder of the Dealmaker Wealth Society, Carl Allen, about the many creative strategies that can allow you to acquire a business, beginning with finding motivated sellers, and developing a relationship that may open new opportunities for acquisition.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Learning to buy a business through acquisition is a relatively simple process. The execution is where most people fail. 
  • Creativity is the key when it comes to acquisition. Look for the opportunities and apply the relevant strategy. Capital up front is not always required. Sometimes we can think creatively and buy through other means.
  • When starting out, those looking to acquire are far better served by investing in sectors in which they have knowledge, that are understood, and in which they can add value. 
  • The ideal company for acquisition should have assets, cashflows, or ideally both. If the business has assets, there are financiers that will lend against them. Lending against cashflow is essentially insured by the government, and can be another way to raise finance.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You can always get better at the things in your life’

‘It’s all about finding the right type of seller, building a relationship with them, and convincing them that you’re a trusted, safe, credible pair of hands’

‘It’s all down to seller motivation and building relationships’

‘Go with what you know!'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Carl Allen LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamcarlallen/

Dealmaker Wealth Society - www.dealmakerwealthsociety.com

Train With Carl - www.trainwithcarl.com/mastermind

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 22, 2020
Founder of Ride Sharing business for women, SAFR, Syed Gilani
2520

In this episode, we’re fusing purpose, economics, strategy and gender equality in the company of Syed Gilani, the CEO and president of Safr, a new ride-sharing service designed to provide safe transportation and job opportunities for women everywhere.

Syed discusses his vision, the importance of equality, and how we should all be endeavouring to turn neighbourhoods into sisterhoods.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Women are marginalised in society, in terms of wage disparity, opportunities, and wealth distribution. This a global situation, and must be addressed on a worldwide scale.
  • Women are not made to feel safe, especially during the later hours of the day. By providing a safe form of reliable transportation, women may feel more empowered to travel and to work longer.
  • By building a brand that is trusted and respected, new features, such as community-based deliveries and errands, can be added, with a sense of trust already pre-installed.
  • Equality is not just about economic parity, but social parity. By providing the same opportunities and income, we provide women with the empowerment to seek social equality if they choose.

BEST MOMENTS

’This is something we should address, and don’t kick the can down the lane’

‘You can create a sense of community - a sense of sisterhood’

‘It’s about how we can contribute to your life to make it easier, safer and healthier’

‘If a woman is economically empowered, she will make sure that she is socially empowered, as well’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Safr - https://www.gosafr.com

Syed Gilani Twitter - https://twitter.com/syedzgilani?lang=en

Syed Gilani LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/syedxgilani/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20, 2020
Raising Awareness Of Mental Health Issues In The Workplace - with David Cain
2645

In this very special episode, Gavin talks to David Cain, the founder of Automotive Minds, and a man who has himself struggled with mental health issues over the course of many years, about how mental deterioration can affect your workplace life, how you can find the courage to speak up about it, and the steps that we can take to create awareness and mindfulness about this crucial subject.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • People suffering with mental health issues often create a mask to hide behind. They can put on a front that displays a far different personality to the one inside.
  • When we enter a downward spiral, it becomes increasingly difficult to climb back up, our mind begins to attack each negative impulse with a more negative one.
  • The most effective way of emerging from a downward spiral is to share your feelings with someone you trust. Once it’s out in the open, the problem will always be more manageable.
  • We are sometimes programmed to chastise and castigate those who have weaknesses, but we must look behind the deeds, and at the reasons for the deeds themselves. We must empathise and understand. People are going through things that may not be visible upon the surface.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Inside they didn’t know what was going on'

’Success is only as good as the team that you’ve got’

’They say that hurt people hurt people’

’Tell them - because once you do that, it’s on the table'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

David Cain LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cain-44077789/?originalSubdomain=uk

Automotive Minds - https://automotiveminds.uk/about/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 16, 2020
Buy And Build - Sebastian Amieva On The Benefits Of Business Acquisition And Why Credibility Matters
2657

Gavin presents a new mini-series, entitled Buy And Build, where each time, we’ll be talking to experts in acquisitions, deal-making and investment, on the subject of why now might be the best time to grow and scale your business through acquisition.

In this edition, Gavin talks to private investor, entrepreneur and business acquisition coach, Sebastian Amieva, about business acquisition strategies, how to find motivated sellers, and the importance of credibility.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Buying an already established business is far easier than starting one from scratch. It already has a brand, trained employees, and a customer base in place.
  • Motivated sellers can often be persuaded to take balloon payments over a number of years, meaning that your initial outlay for acquiring a business can be very low. However, these conversations are sensitive, and should be handled carefully.
  • Research is paramount. When acquiring a business, you must sound credible, and know the answers to any question. This provides credibility, and credibility buys deals.
  • Delegating management is crucial. When you buy a business, the instinct is sometimes to do everything yourself. You must position yourself as an investor, and find the right people to run the business for you.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Credibility buys deals. If you’re credible, you will close the deal'

‘I advise people to prepare for the opportunity’

‘Good deals find money’

’Sometimes it’s not about the money. It’s about building rapport'

‘Buy a business, position yourself as an investor, and keep grabbing deals!’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Sebastian Amieva Twitter - https://twitter.com/amievasebastian

Sebastian Amieva LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianamieva/en-us/?originalSubdomain=uk

Sebastian Amieva Medium - https://medium.com/@sebastianamieva

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 15, 2020
Matt Clark: How to Get 3 to 5 Qualified Leads Per Day From LinkedIn
2499

Would you like to get three to five highly qualified leads every day?

In this edition, Gavin talks to Matt Clark, a LinkedIn expert, about his incredible eight-step ‘Rainmaker’ system, designed to allow you to get quality leads from LinkedIn every single day!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Everything is about people. They are at the root of every idea, product, concept or business. By remembering that we are able to instantly realign to the factors that drive success.
  • By creating a more focussed approach to LinkedIn lead-generation, you gain a much higher conversion rate, speak to less people, have better relationships, and make sales at a higher rate.
  • The first step is always to know who your ideal client is. The more specific you get, the better the system works.
  • The main mistake made by people on LinkedIn, is that their profile is arranged in the same way as a CV. In fact, it should be designed as a client-centric sales page.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I learned a lot about people - understanding people - and that has served me so well in life’

‘It’s never the tools. It’s your own ability’

‘People want to know what’s in it for them. What problems can you solve?’

‘I help ideal clients achieve results in timeframe through method or methodology'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Matt Clark LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclarksa/?originalSubdomain=za

The Twenty Minute Profile Makeover - www.thevirtualedge.com  

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 13, 2020
Coaching Call With South African Entrepreneur Anele Pasiwe
2498

It’s a special episode this time, as Gavin is in conversation with young South African entrepreneur, Anele Pasiwe, a passionate student of business and life, with a valuable set of life lessons already beneath his belt.

Anele and Gavin discuss the power of mindset, instinct, coaching, and opportunity by means of a unique coaching call in which Gavin helps Anele to realise where his true business focus lies.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Through any period of adversity or challenge, there is always opportunity. What we need is the right energy, mindset and strategies to traverse these obstacles.
  • The COVID disruptions have jolted the world into a sense of imbalance. The entrepreneurs are in an enviable position, though, as the great ones all possess the ability to search for and rapidly develop solutions to new problems, of which there are many.
  • Many people who fail in business are those who have not taken into account the figures, and the scaleability of their ideas and concepts.
  • Opportunities appear constantly for entrepreneurs. We must always pay consideration to whether or not it is the right time to accept or pursue it. An overabundance of irons in the fire can lead to overwhelm and a lack of quality attention.

BEST MOMENTS

’This guy’s got gold dust, and I want to share it!’

‘I want to bring light to those who are in the dark’

‘If business and entrepreneurship was a relationship, it would be my first love’

‘Don’t let someone define what your tomorrow is’

’There’s never a shortage of money in the world. There’s just a shortage of creativity in order to access it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Anele Pasiwe LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anele-pasiwe-763328a0/?originalSubdomain=za

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 09, 2020
Trish Marks on Getting Over Self Sabotage And How Her Own Thinking Was Getting in The Way of Her Recovery From Cancer
1809

Gavin is joined by Trish Marks, the founder of Marks Consultancy, who discusses the best ways to overcome self-sabotage, and how her own thinking was standing in the way of her brave recovery from cancer.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Sometimes the only way of healing or developing is to get out of our own way, and force ourselves to not live in fear of the feelings overtaking us.
  • People often believe that they are being helpful by describing the pain we must be feeling, but this does nothing but reinforce the feelings instead of helping us to overcome them.
  • Self-enforced challenges can help us to rebuild the trust within ourselves that we may be lacking. It helps to provide certainty through the day. The key is to understand emotions and learn from them.
  • Limiting beliefs are deep rooted in all of us. When we lose concentration, step out of our comfort zone, or even feel fatigued, these limiting beliefs return to hamper our development.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I went through fear and loneliness, thinking that no one would understand’

‘I was blaming myself for not getting up and getting on with it’

‘I have to be brave enough to feel doubts, to find out what I’ve got in me’

’I’m living my life by default here, not by design'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Marks Consultancy - https://marksconsultancy.com.au

trish@marksconsultancy.com.au

Trish Marks LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/trish-marks/?originalSubdomain=au

ABOUT THE GUEST

As an executive coach and trainer who specialises in Communication, Trish works alongside business leaders & teams on improving their communication skills and ability to lead and create changes in performance.

Trish's focus includes sharing information, engaging with others, managing conflict, negotiations and leadership, with her extensive experience in the sales industry she understands that Successful Communication is a two-way process in helping build and sustain quality relationships.

Trish firmly believes that one of the most important factors in communicating with others is our nonverbal communication. She is passionate about helping people understand the key in determining our behaviours is how we ”send” and “receive” verbal and non-verbal information in order to build trust quickly and authentically with clients.

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 08, 2020
Carl Pate on His Journey of Leading a Multi-Million Pound Turnaround And The 5 Pillars of Personal Productivity
2548

Gavin talks to productivity expert, finance professional and turnaround mastermind, Carl Pate, about his journey of leading a multi-million pound turnaround, and how his ground-breaking ‘5 Pillars of Personal Productivity’ have helped him along the way!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The keys to personal productivity are:
    • Energy - Giving ourselves the energy and drive we need through physical wellbeing
    • Focus - Creating a laser focus that creates incredible power
    • System - The effective management of all these things
  • The Five Pillars Of Productivity are built upon Habit, Alignment, Balance, Integration, Tracking.
  • Consistency in all areas of personal productivity, and the five pillars, should be the common denominator in all areas, in order to be successful. Following through provides results.
  • Balance is perhaps the hardest pillar against which to adhere. By focusing on business, we lose focus on other things. By realigning, we lose focus on business. The key is to think about all areas, and work out how to bring them all into balance.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Everything comes back to productivity - getting the most out of your time so that you avoid regret at the end of it’

‘Consistency is the secret sauce you need to spill over everything’

‘Get in line and stay in line’

‘Balance is one of those goals we should all have, but which we’ll never achieve'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

carl@productivitypowerhouse.com

Productivity Powerhouse - https://productivitypowerhouse.com

www.dailylifetracker.com

Carl Pate LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlpate/?originalSubdomain=uk

Making S#!T Happen: The Five Pillars Of Awesome - by Carl Pate (Amazon)

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 06, 2020
Chris Marco Flores About His Book 'The Weight is Over' And How to Turn Health And Fitness From a Chore Into a Way of Life
1847

Gavin is joined by Chris Marco Flores, author of “The Weight Is Over”, a fascinating new book designed to help those in search of wellbeing and physical health, by turning health and fitness into not a chore, but a way of life.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Developing the resilience and the will to succeed allows us to power through any challenge. We may not excel, but we will overcome.
  • Fitness and health requires work. We must do battle with our physicality and our brain. It’s a tough task sometimes, and requires us to live “unnaturally” in terms of internal resistance.
  • We must create the mindset that returns us to health as a default. By nurturing this self-belief and desire for wellbeing, we create a new default.
  • One plan cannot possibly fit everyone. Each plan must be approached on a bespoke basis, taking in such factors as body type, metabolic makeup and allergy concerns.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You have to turn health and fitness from a chore into a way of life’

’Nutrition either gives you energy or takes your energy’

‘When you do have the unhealthy stuff, it’s because we want it, not because we need it’

’The first port of call is to get the systems running properly'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Chris Marco Flores LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-marco-flores-1206bb161/?originalSubdomain=uk

Chris Marco Flores - https://www.chrismarcoflores.com/home

The Weight Is Over by Chris Marco Flores

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 02, 2020
How to Improve Your Health, Fitness and Sleep. Practical and Down to Earth Tips from Ashley Bishop
1799

By taking care of your physical self, you can greatly enhance your mental abilities. But how can you dynamically improve the qualities that can make a true difference to the way you perform?

In this episode, Gavin talks to Ashley Bishop about five key ways in which you can positively impact your mental wellbeing, your business and your family life.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Creating a high-functioning business takes work and sacrifice, but when we begin to see the fruits of those labours, we can find that the journey to get there has taken its toll upon our health and wellbeing.
  • Hydration has a hugely positive impact upon the way we feel, and how we function mentally. By simply dropping hydration levels by 4%, your mental performance and productivity can drop by a huge 20%.
  • Focused breathing doesn’t just provide mental acuity when it comes to the day’s goals, it can also provide much-needed oxygen to the brain, and kick-start engagement.
  • Exercise does not have to be a time-consuming ordeal. By aiming for small, incremental physical betterment - small blocks of a mere 18 minutes per day - we drastically improve our physical wellbeing.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I take a real holistic approach to health’

’This is really going to get you tapped in. It’s going to get you in the right headspace’

‘It’s not a huge investment when we’re talking about lifelong habits’

‘Be fit for purpose!'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Ashley Bishop LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/i-am-ashley-bishop/?originalSubdomain=uk

Ashley Bishop Health - https://ashleybishophealth.co.uk

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 01, 2020
Pete Schaub on Leading Teams in Different Cultures And Bringing Humanity to The Corporate World
2158

Pete Schaub’s mission is to bring back the human factor to the corporate world, and through extensive experience leading teams globally, he is achieving it.

Pete joins Gavin to share his experience leading teams in India, China, US and Europe and why vulnerability and humanity should be the cornerstones of the corporate business world.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Leadership should always require an emotional element. It helps to humanise and to provide empathy to even the toughest situations and negotiations.
  • A business career is a journey for everyone. It is a quest find out who we are, and to better shape our personality and place in the world. By knowing who we are, we are able to express ourselves more effectively.
  • Every success we have in life and in business, can be ultimately attributed to the people we surround ourselves with, and who make the dream a reality. 
  • For corporations to achieve sustainable growth, they must ensure that people remain in the company, and that they feel empowered enough to become leaders in their own right.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You can only build trust when you know who you are’

‘You have to respond emotionally’

‘First get the right people on the bus’

‘When you trust, you empower a team to tap into their potential and creativity'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

pete@schaubconsult.com

Peter Schaub LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-schaub-9441795/?originalSubdomain=ch

Peter Schaub Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peteschaubhealth

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 30, 2020
Jeff Chastain on The Entrepreneur Operating System ( EOS)
2545

Jeff Chastain talks about the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS), why your business needs Vision, Traction and Health and why these are ever more important right now!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Without the foundations in place, any new measures will only seek to amplify issues that have perhaps gone unnoticed.
  • Sometimes it’s not about looking for revolutionary ideas, but searching out there for the tried and proven methods of developing and improving.
  • EOS is a very basic set of tools and processes that look at vision, traction and health. By focussing on these key areas, we dynamically energise our prospects and concentrate our thought.
  • Bringing in an outside coach can add not only a new level of expertise and perspective but also an 'outside' accountability. 

BEST MOMENTS

’The tool by itself is not going to solve anything’

‘I don’t have to reinvent the wheel’

‘I know where I can pull the levers. I know where I can change things’

‘It’s little stuff, but it really impacts down the road'


VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Jeff Chastain LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffdchastain

Admentus - https://www.admentus.com

ask@admentus.com

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 26, 2020
Eric Zuley on Getting Your Message Out to Millions And His New Book "The Influencer Effect"
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Nobody knows more about reaching people than Eric Zuley. As one of the world’s biggest social media influencers, as well as a man internationally recognised as one of the foremost talents at matching business and celebrities to success, Eric has achieved global renown, multiple awards, and a proven track record of success.

Eric joins Gavin today to discuss his new book, “The Influence Effect”, and how its revolutionary system, known as the eZWay, can help you to get your message out to the masses!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The world is built upon relationships, and the art of how we nurture and grow from each interaction. This is why social media has been so widely and rapidly adopted around the world. 
  • Your show or content should always be about your audience, and not about you. It is up to you to find the tie that binds you to your audience.
  • Creating content doesn’t always come naturally. We can maximise our chances, though, by associating ourselves with platforms that are good at monetisation.
  • If you’re missing a skill, then make sure you surround yourself with people who can fill that gap for you. Producers, creators and writers are readily available and can help to build your brand in ways you can only imagine.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Everything in business and success is relationships’

‘I had the attractor factor’

‘Get with a platform that can make you money’

‘Always make sure you have an outline and a plan'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

eZWay Wall - https://wall.ezwaybroadcasting.com

Eric Zuley Twitter - https://twitter.com/ericzuley

Eric Zuley - https://ericzuley.com

The Influence Effect by Eric Zuley (Amazon)

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 25, 2020
Tom Libelt on Insight Marketing, marketing courses online and protecting 4 thinking hours per day!
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Gavin’s guest today is Tom Libelt, the CEO of Smart Brand Marketing, the publisher of over 5,000 books for Kindle, the brains behind We Market Online Courses.com, and a true journeyman when it comes to the world of business and entrepreneurship.

Tom joins the podcast today to discuss the power of online development, and why everyone should be setting aside four hours each day to engage in empowering thought.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Partnerships are like a marriage. Be very careful when you enter into one as they’re generally a long term prospect, and require constant work and attention.
  • Selling is the art of “selling without selling”. In reality, we must endeavour to never appear to be a salesman. Online it’s different in that we must enter into a relationship, understand the course to a solution, and provide it naturally.
  • We all have a period in each day when we do our best work. We should embrace this time as our premium period, and adjust our workday accordingly.
  • We are far too distracted these days. The key is to quieten the noise and align our focus, so as to drastically improve productivity.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I have 4 thinking hours per day where I do my best work’

’The main thing is don’t look like a salesman!’

‘Figure out how to build something once and sell it twice’

‘We need to put a lot more emphasis on focus'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Smart Brand Marketing - https://smartbrandmarketing.com

Tom Libelt Twitter - https://twitter.com/tomlibelt

www.wemarketonlinecourses.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 23, 2020
Re-Engaging With Teams and Energising Trust – with Caspar Craven
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Caspar Craven, author of 'Be More Human: Rethinking The Rules of High Performance Teamwork' shares how to re-engage employees after furlough, how to lead through uncertainty and why building trust is more important than ever.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • One we have a clear vision and goal of where we wish to get as a team, you will find a way or you will make a way. If the purpose is strong enough, you’ll get there.
  • If you do not have trust, then you do not have a team. We engender trust by being consistent and keeping our promises. Ask open questions, listen, and then act upon what you hear.
  • The more engaged and empowered our teams feel, the strong the dynamic, and the greater the level of input. This can lead to a wealth of ideas and inspiration from all sides.
  • No two people are the same. We cannot assume that we will be able to pick up where we left off. The key to re-engaging is to understand that our teams are coming from very different directions.
  • Set your narrative down clearly. Provide the goals and direction for your returning teams. With a clear goal ahead, we can then focus on enabling each member on a one-to-one basis.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Let’s sit down with a blank piece of paper and rewrite the story of our lives’

’Trust is the first building block’

’The best ideas float to the surface. The best ideas win’

‘Focus on the Pole Star rather than being distracted by the lights of all the passing ships’

‘Listen to people. Really listen. And then listen some more'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Be More Human by Casper Craven (Amazon)

Caspar Craven - https://www.casparcraven.com

Casper Craven LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/casparcraven/?originalSubdomain=uk

Caspar Craven Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cravencaspar/?hl=en

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 19, 2020
Chris Lowe On Transforming The Performance Of Your Sales Team WIthout Help
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Chris Lowe has run a national team for many years, and along the way has gained a wealth of experience in areas such as how to get the best from your team and how to better improve the customer experience for clients.

In this week’s show, Chris shares the three things that you can do to bring your post-furloughed sales team back up to speed, and improve their performance!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The first exercise must be to look at the team itself and attempt to ascertain what it is that sets the top performers apart from those who are less successful. What are the specific qualities and activities that elevate them?
  • We must ensure that our KPIs and metrics are appropriate and valuable. If we chastise our top performers for not meeting box-ticking exercises, then we risk disheartening or even losing our core sales strength.
  • The best way to make sure our sales team is “match ready” after this period of furlough, is to talk to them each individually. We need to find out how each and every person is feeling, and what concerns they may have.
  • Sales targets upon return to work must be set conservatively. Don’t stretch too far. There will be many opportunities, but we must be realistic in terms of prospects.

BEST MOMENTS

’You’ve got to follow proven models that will increase your chances of taking someone on a journey to a “yes” decision’

‘People sell what they love most’

‘Motivation and confidence links directly to performance’

‘You have to focus on it. You have to measure it. You have to coach it. You have to support it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Chris Lowe LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislowe1/?originalSubdomain=uk

chris.lowe@insight6.com

www.insight6.com

Call Chris on 07818 015317

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 18, 2020
George McGehrin On Building Three Businesses After Losing Everything In The Global Financial Crisis
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When it comes to business journeys, there are few more remarkable than that of George McGehrin, who from the rubble of the global financial crisis, built three incredible businesses that grew to 6, 7, and 8-figure revenues.

In this week’s special, and very timely show, George joins Gavin to discuss his take on entrepreneurialism, how he scaled three businesses in rapid succession, and the lessons he learned from the last recession that have ensured that he is much better equipped to face any challenges in the future.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Having worked through collapse in the past, George recognised that a cash buffer was essential. From 2009, 10% of all profits were saved in an emergency fund, meaning that he is now well-equipped to see his business through any future challenge.
  • We should be cutting costs wherever possible and doing our best to increase profits. The 80/20 principle should be aimed for at all times in order to focus upon the areas in our business that are working for us.
  • Know the value of your own time. Delegate the tasks you’re not great at whenever you can, and don’t spend your invaluable time on anything unless you know you can do it well. 
  • Business is just a big mathematical problem. When you boil it down to its essence, then by solving the maths at the heart, we solve the business problem itself.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I did it their way, now let me try it my way’

‘You get to the point where you can’t outsell your stupidity’

‘You need to know the math problem that you’re solving’

’The beautiful thing about running a business is that you get paid literally to the penny what you’re worth'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

The McGherin Group - https://www.mcgehringroup.com

George McGherin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmcgehrin/

George McGherin Twitter - https://twitter.com/exec_headhunter?lang=en

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 16, 2020
Lifetime Cash Planning - with Tristan Hartey
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Gavin talks to Tristan Hartey, the managing director of Hartey Wealth Management, who explains why we need Lifetime Cash Planning, and why the assumption that your business will provide your retirement income may well be flawed.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Hartey Wealth Management has been founded upon the principles of offering each client a personalised experience, and has endeavoured to imbue its offerings with the culture and core values it has nurtured since its inception.
  • Setting aside cash for retirement should always be begun as early in life as possible. The costs of meeting your commitments grow exponentially with each passing year, and the figures can be startling.
  • Pensions are an easy way to provide future income through your business, as £40,000 can be drawn from the business itself, thereby reducing the amount of corporation tax you pay.
  • When planning for the future, always consider that your outgoings will be markedly different. There will be many bills, such as mortgages, that will no longer exist. Therefore, our financial needs will be different.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Culture and standards are more important, particularly in the 21st century’

’The earlier you start, the easier it is’

‘Really you should be thinking about retirement as soon as you start work’

‘It’s better to do something rather than nothing’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Tristan Hartey LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristan-hartey-71238752/?originalSubdomain=uk

Hartey Wealth Management - https://harteywm.co.uk/our-team/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 12, 2020
Designing Your Visual Brand Strategy - with Susan Hamilton-Meier
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Gavin talks to brand strategist and visual artist, Susan Hamilton-Meier, about the most effective ways to shape your business strategy and brand through a more artistic approach in these ever-changing times.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We must put ourselves into a more creative mindset when thinking about our message and strategy. It’s something that’s often missing from the more corporate environments, and yet can make a huge, impactful difference.
  • We cannot influence the fortunes of the world at the moment. We can only respond to the things we are in control of, and look for the opportunities out there, taking them whenever possible.
  • We must engage with “insight work” if we hope to ascertain the reasons driving loyalty, purchase and satisfaction. Talking and listening, reflecting and aligning, will help to determine what your brand promise is.
  • Your brand itself is a promise. We must seek to keep our word at all times. Treat our customers as friends, and do our best to never let them down. 

BEST MOMENTS

‘I think it’s really interesting how brands express themselves both in words and in design'

‘It’s that artistic, open-minded, looking for new experiences, making connections between unexpected things, that’s actually going to drive innovation’

’The way that we respond to something is all that matters’

’Think about the relationship as a friendship'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Susan Hamilton-Meier Twitter - https://twitter.com/susanhmeier?lang=en

SH Brand - http://www.sh-brand.com/about

Susan Hamilton-Meier LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanhamiltonmeier/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 11, 2020
Who Your Ideal Customer Is, And How To Reach Them - with Zuzana Dobro
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Zuzana Dobro is a specialist in helping businesses define and reach their ideal customers. In this week's impactful conversation, Zuzana discusses her business journey, and talks about why many businesses need to first focus on who, rather than how!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Creating a business and giving it shape and purpose, is much the same as creating a drawing from scratch. We design and consider each stroke of the pencil.
  • Far too many businesses focus on strategies and action plans, without knowing who they are aiming those strategies at. 
  • The heart of every conversation in business, should be the person we are trying to reach. After every decision or question, we must ask ourselves how it will impact those we are trying to reach.
  • People make decisions based on feelings, and then subsequently use logic to justify their reasons. It is our job to appeal to the feelings of our customer, and back up their logic with value.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Essentially you’re a problem solver, you just have a different label’

‘I’m not a big fan of giving labels to things’

‘If you don’t have a customer, then you’re living in a fantasy world’

’There should be a connection, otherwise why would someone come to you for help?'

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

The Who Method - https://thewhomethod.com/who-waiting-a

Zuzana Dobro - https://zuzanadobro.com

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 09, 2020
Gavin Preston on Why Motivating People to Succeed Isn't Enough, You Need to Introduce The Strategies And Capability in Their Business For Growth
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As part of his virtual book tour, Gavin made an appearance on the Optimise Me Now podcast. It’s a rare, insightful discussion that gives Gavin the spotlight for once, allowing him to talk at length about the many challenges facing businesses today.

Motivating people might not be enough to turn the tides of your business fortunes in a post-COVID world. Strategies and capabilities should be at the heart of any business plan, going forward, and in this very special show, Gavin talks you through why and how!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Often, that internal sense of feeling lost can be turned into action by an effective coach who recognises the potential we have. We should embrace the idea of having our power unlocked by those who have walked the path before us.
  • Growth is a balancing act. We need systems and processes in order to scale, but we should always make sure we’re generating the required revenue in order to build those systems.
  • Disagreements between teams and among managerial groups is natural. The key is to ensure that these disagreements are being communicated effectively, as it makes solution-finding all the more simple. We should never obscure a problem.
  • Failures are all part of a business journey. We should never treat a failure as though it’s the end of the world. Failures are lessons, so look for the learnings.
  • The best way to embrace change is to seek the opportunities to be had. When others retract, we should look for ways to expand and pivot if necessary. 

BEST MOMENTS

‘I felt like there was so much more in me'

‘We need the rallying cry, but supported by the strong foundations’

‘Businesses are trying to build the plane and fly it’

’Those moments, they build character. They shape who you are’

’This is what you need to cover in order to securely, sustainably and profitably grow your business'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Optimise Me Now Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/optimise-me-now/id1338959065

Optimise Me Now Twitter - https://twitter.com/optimisemenow?lang=en-gb

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 05, 2020
Mia Hewitt on Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling And Imposter Syndrome
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Master business coach and trauma specialist, Mia Hewett, shares how her own journey of discovery, and spending $500,000 on coaching, enabled her to eventually discover how to get out of her own way and let go of the things that were holding her back.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Awareness is an incredible thing to have, but it does not always provide the solution. Most of us know what’s wrong, but we don’t know how to take action.
  • We are not born with insecurities or complexes. We develop behaviours in the wake of certain influences, and it shapes our path forever.
  • Emotion is a far more crucial driver in our lives than logic. When we find our emotions affected, it multiplies the behavioural change exponentially.
  • The art of self-development is not a subtraction of ourselves. It is the refining and distillation of the better parts of ourselves. You are merely letting go of the resistance of who you are not.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Awareness is not enough to get a result’

’The mind is actually just a symptom of a deeper underlying cause’

’There are no such thing as coincidences’

‘You don’t stop being who you are. You become more of who you truly are'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Mia’s Website: http://www.miahewett.com/

Mia’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiaHewettOfficial/

Mia’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/mia.hewett

Connect with Mia: https://talkwithteam.as.me/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 04, 2020
Neil How on His Book Run Fast; The Definitive Guide to Accelerating Technology Projects'
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This week, Gavin talks to Neil How, the author of ‘Run Fast: The Definitive Guide To Accelerating Technology Projects’ about the best ways of improving systems, processes, and subsequently the value of your business.

It’s an insightful, dynamic conversation covering everything from remote working and increasing engagement, to value engineering and super-charging the storm experience.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Change is often over complicated. If we see it as a fundamental desire to make something better, incrementally, it will positively affect your entire outlook on change.
  • Business is currently in the midst of a great evolution. Organisations are seeing less need for physical presence, and more need for positive networking solutions, which has opened up new avenues of learning and opportunity.
  • The key to making the most of freelancers is to harness their collective powers, forming a unified seat of learning and empowerment through effective communication.
  • Fail, but fail fast! Failure shows us the fissures and faults in our organisation, and allows us to focus on the areas that need patching so that it does not happen again.

BEST MOMENTS

‘People don’t see it as change. They see it as just another widget or piece of software’

‘Everyone thinks a meeting should be a formal place to talk’

‘It’s about cultivating the can-do attitude and maintaining the right tempo’

‘Failure is just as important as success in a business’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Neil How - http://www.neilhow.com

Neil How LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/neilhow

The Ten80 Group - https://ten80.group

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 02, 2020
Survive And Thrive - Paul Avins On Creating High Performance Teams
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To celebrate the launch of ’Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale, And Succeed In Business’, Gavin presents a very special mini-series to help you get the most out of this incredible new work.

This time, Gavin talks to business coach and growth expert, Paul Avins, who discusses how adapting individual’s roles so as to give flow to their time, can positively increase their contribution and value to the team.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Teams are the basis upon which all success is truly built. We must recognise the areas in which we can add the most value, and then build teams into place to take care of the things in which we do not excel.
  • If we limit the capabilities and agency of our team members, then we fundamentally halt their growth, their flow and their ability to communicate.
  • Analysis shows that when a team is engaged, profits rise by an average of 17%. By identifying each team member’s flow state and time, we can drastically increase profitability and productivity.
  • The measurements of success are not what's important. It is the meaning that we give to the measurement itself. 

BEST MOMENTS

’The truth of the matter is that none of us are self-made’

‘Organisations are built on flow. Personal performance is built on flow’

‘It’s game-changing stuff for people. This changes people’s lives’

‘Each role is tailored; bespoke to the individuals, so that you enable the individual to play at their best'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale And Succeed In Business - https://gavinpreston.com/survive-and-thrive/  

Contribution Compass - https://www.contributioncompass.co.uk/eventoffer

Paul Avins - https://www.paulavins.com/meet-paul

Paul Avins LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulavins/?originalSubdomain=uk

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 30, 2020
Survive And Thrive - How To Secure, Scale And Succeed In Business
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In this very special launch day edition of the series, Gavin discusses the reasons behind the writing of the book, who it’s aimed at, and how it can help to navigate business owners through periods of uncertainty and back into a thriving state!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Gavin’s desire to help others survive and thrive in business was born out of a background of financial uncertainty, and how that can affect the time spent with the ones we love most.
  • Managing the basics in business, such as cashflow, are the keystones of ensuring that your business is self-sustainable. Without sustainability and growth, it’s possible that your business may need your constant attention throughout its life.
  • The book is a positive, constructive blend of growth and sustaining; inspiration and execution. Mindset, strategy, people and systems are carefully examined and expanded upon. 
  • In order to effectively scale, you need the capacity and capability to do so. By following the book’s mnemonic of SCALE (Systems - Cash - Advance - Leadership - Effectiveness), we can ensure that our business is in a fit place to do so.

BEST MOMENTS

’This is the story of an entrepreneurial father who was excellent at selling’

‘I knew that I needed to pull together the best of everything I’ve learned, experienced and tested into one place’

‘I invoke your passion and creativity in the art of what’s possible’

‘It’s about thriving, not just surviving'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale And Succeed In Business - https://gavinpreston.com/survive-and-thrive/

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 29, 2020
Survive And Thrive - James Lavers On How We Can Improve The Way We Connect And Move People Through A Camera Lens
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In the run-up the launch of ’Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale, And Succeed In Business’, Gavin presents a very special mini-series to help you get the most out of this incredible new work.

In the second edition of the series, Gavin talks to communications specialist and coach, James Lavers, about the three crucial ways in which we can dynamically improve our engagement and web presence in the new world of Zoom networking and conferencing!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The way we communicate and sell through a camera lens needs to pivot and adapt depending on the product we are selling. Each item requires a different approach.
  • Remember that web communication is still essentially a conversation, and requires a degree of engagement when it comes to eye contact. Find the lens and talk directly to it!
  • Focus on your outcome. What is the ideal result for your communication? Pinpointing your “why” and communicating your call to action, clearly and often, will drastically empower your calls.
  • Communicating an idea or selling online requires a completely different physical state. Compare the difference between the way we sell and the we consume through a screen. The difference between the two is obvious.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Basically, I had this live laboratory'

’They’re on the other side of that little round window. They’re not in the box on the screen’

’Stop looking at my boobs! Eyes up, please!’

‘I turn my selling into an event that can be fun for all of us’

‘I see this as an athletic pursuit'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale And Succeed In Business - https://gavinpreston.com/survive-and-thrive/

James Lavers - https://lazycoach.kartra.com/page/jameslavers

James Lavers Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jameslavers/?hl=en

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 28, 2020
Survive And Thrive - Gavin Interviewed By James Burtt On His Journey Into Coaching And Helping Businesses To Grow
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In the run-up the launch of ’Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale, And Succeed In Business’, Gavin presents a very special mini-series to help you get the most out of this incredible new work.

In this first edition, Gavin himself is in the hot seat, as he’s interviewed by ‘Build The Brand’ host, James Burtt, on his journey in business so far, the lessons and learnings he’s used to help other businesses to grow and scale, and the story behind the book itself.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Visualisation is an incredibly powerful tool, especially if adopted early in one’s journey. It allows us to remain focussed on our goals, and corrects our path when we begin to stray.
  • Being determined, keeping our goals and aspirations clear in our minds, and doing whatever it takes to get there, will always yield success.
  • Purpose should be at the heart of any business. We need to focus upon the difference that we’re making to the world, and the potential difference that our customers can make to their customers.
  • A loss of focus, purpose, or a general reduction in results, can usually be corrected by concentrating on the required mind-set.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You started being a coach in the days when people weren’t even using Instagram. They were using faxes!’

He tapped the side of his head and said “You’ve got to see it here first”'

‘With that level of credibility, you don’t need to do naked running through the woods’

‘Whenever I am seeing a reduction in results in my business, I turn on the mind-set piece again’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Survive And Thrive: How To Secure, Scale And Succeed In Business - https://gavinpreston.com/survive-and-thrive/

Building The Brand - https://podtail.com/en/podcast/building-the-brand/

James Burtt Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jamesburttofficial/?hl=en

James Burtt LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesburtt/?originalSubdomain=uk

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27, 2020
Daniel Priestley on How Demographics & Technology Influence Strategic Trends, The Importance of Data in Marketing Campaigns
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This week, Gavin is joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneurial mastermind, Daniel Priestley, who discusses the ways in which technology can influence strategy, the effectiveness and opportunities in podcasting and digital content, and the importance of data in making marketing campaigns more powerful. 


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Digital assets have three main benefits. They transcend time, space and wear-and-tear. Creating content now means that you’re leaving behind a valuable footprint for generations. 
  • To accurately predict outcomes, we must analyse demographics and technology. Demographics allow us to see the groups we wish to target, and technology allows us to see the means by which to do so.
  • While the tendency now is to regard the future as somewhat bleak, there are many opportunities out there to be had, and certainly a lot of money to be made. 
  • The best relationships begin when we know a significant amount about a person. It’s the same in business relationships. The better we know our customers, the better we become at building and maintaining a relationship with them.

BEST MOMENTS

‘If you’re creating a lot of digital assets, then you’re creating a lot of friends’

Wherever there’s a problem, there’s an opportunity’

‘You’ve got to figure out which magnet you’re going to get close to’

‘A best friend is someone who has lots of data and knows how to use it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Dent Global - https://www.dent.global

info@dent.global

Key Person Of Influence Scorecard - http://scorecard.keypersonofinfluence.com//

Daniel Priestley LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpriestley/?originalSubdomain=uk

Daniel Priestley Twitter - https://twitter.com/DanielPriestley

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

 

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 26, 2020
Hey Presto! Adaptability Part 2, Building Your Change Power
646

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Jul 22, 2020
Julie Barber Talks About Her New Book "'Investor Ready" & How to Make Your Business 'Investor Ready'
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This week, Gavin speaks to Julie Barber, the author of ‘Investor Ready’, a guide for start-ups, designed to help them attract more investor interest.

Julie discusses the reasons behind the book, the common mistakes that people make when seeking investment, and how to best appeal to investors when your time comes.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The biggest mistake that people make when seeking investment, is the lack of outer perspective they have on their own company. We need to see our business through an investor’s eyes, not our own.
  • In order to be able to see a company as an investor would, six steps are required:
    • Vision
    • Structure and scalability
    • Market
    • Numbers (financial and KPIs)
    • The route of potential investment
    • Pitch
  • Investors want road maps of how their money will be spent, if they do decide to give it to you. It’s vital to have a plan for the future from the outset.
  • Investors do not want pie-in-the-sky graphs showing infinite growth upon the acquisition of their capital. Be realistic. Show the steady growth and plateaus. Investors want honesty.

BEST MOMENTS

‘If you don’t know who you’re pitching to, then how can you pitch effectively?’

‘If you cannot appraise your company from the outside-in, then you cannot see where the holes, gaps and weaknesses are’

’There’s nothing worse than wasting your time chasing after the wrong people’

‘You can only scale well if you’ve got those things in place’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Julie Barber - https://juliebarber.co.uk

Investor Ready at Amazon

Are You Investor Ready? - https://areyouinvestorready.co.uk

Julie Barber LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieabarber/?originalSubdomain=uk

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 19, 2020
Hey Presto! 4 Steps to Increasing The Adaptability of Your Business
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ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.


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CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 16, 2020
Paxton Gray, CEO of 9th Floor on Attaining & Retaining Top Talent and How You Can Optimise Your Conversion on Digital Marketing Campaigns (with some effective data analaysis)
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Paxton Gray is the CEO of 97th Floor, an award-winning software and digital marketing agency, with clients such as Discover, Celebrity Cruises and Salesforce. 

Paxton joins Gavin today to discuss his incredible business journey, and to give his invaluable insights into how best to attract, recruit and make the most of new talent, as well as the best ways in which you can optimise conversions on digital marketing campaigns using effective data analysis.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Serving the customer and adding value to their experience is not just about meeting needs, but about empowering them in ways that will help them grow.
  • Nurturing a working environment built around results, focus and autonomy, increases retention by allowing workers to perform the job on their own terms. It also encourages innovations in 'efficiency'.
  • Benefits and advantages, such as health and wellbeing, add to the sense of belonging and security among teams. By feeling cared for, workers begin to view the workplace as a second home.
  • Sometimes traffic rates on sites slow to a halt. The way to squeeze more conversions from this is to use Conversion Rate Optimisations: looking at increasing conversions by looking at different metrics.

BEST MOMENTS

’The main goal was always “How do we provide the most value to our clients?”'

‘Everyone is intrinsically incentivised to find more efficient and better ways of doing things’

‘Good talent begets good talent’

’The marketing team don’t work for your business - they work for your customers and clients'

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES
The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Paxton Gray LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paxtongray/

97th Floor - https://www.97thfloor.com

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 12, 2020
Hey Presto! Profit First
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Jul 08, 2020
Tom Kulzer CEO & Founder of Aweber
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Gavin’s special guest this week is Tom Kulzer, the CEO and Founder of Aweber, a business dedicated to delivering simple, effective email marketing solutions to small businesses wishing to grow and scale.

Through Tom’s ingenuity, Aweber have served marketing solutions to over 100,000 businesses globally, and still operate upon the principle of connecting people first and foremost. 

Tom joins Gavin to discuss how the world has, and hasn’t changed since Aweber began, and how an early internet business has stayed relevant in an ever-changing world.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Technologies are rapidly evolving, and so are the important websites in terms of customer presence, but the core principle of Aweber’s business has always been about connecting people; a principle that has never changed.
  • Change comes incrementally, and by constantly educating ourselves about business need and changing technologies.
  • In virtual environments, the content is often more important than the people. Attendance for digital events have swiftly overtaken physical events in terms of attendance and engagement.
  • There has to be risk and apprehension when implementing change. You know when you’re doing something important and big, because your adrenaline tells you so.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s really simple to this day; it’s just that our tools change over time’

‘You have to listen to your customers, but also keep that innovative mind-set’

‘Do really well by your existing customers and they will tell other people about you’

‘Good change doesn’t happen when you’re comfortable’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Tom Kulzer LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomkulzer/

Aweber - https://www.aweber.com

To book your copy of ’Survive And Thrive’ visit https://www.surviveandthrive.cc/coming-soon1591762256

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Rob Moore

 

Rob Moore is a triple best-selling Property Author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and multi-million- pound Property Investor.  He co- founded the UK’s biggest property education company Progressive Property in 2006 with Mark Homer and has since helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs towards achieving the same, including consulting for many established multi-millionaires and keynoting at some of the UK’s most important business events.

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 05, 2020
Hey Presto! Hack Your Thinking & Beliefs With Lofty Questions
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Jul 01, 2020
Multi Millionaire Property Investor & Entrepreneur, Rob Moore on How he Bounced-Back From Lockdown Losses to Seizing New Opportunties
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Rob Moore is the owner and founder of the biggest property training company in the UK, as well as the host and creator of two of the UK’s biggest podcasts: ’The Disruptive Entrepreneur’, and ‘Money’. On top of this, Rob is also a best-selling author, a hugely influential mentor, a prolific influencer and content creator, and a multi-millionaire property investor.

Rob joins Gavin today to discuss not just the effects of lockdown upon UK business, but the solutions and mind-set he has developed in order to ensure that he and his many business interests have not just survived, but thrived!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • You can only control the things within your control. There’s no sense in attempting to predict outcomes based on data you don’t have. Influence your own destiny based on what you know.
  • Circumventing obstacles and challenges is the art of developing a constructive mind-set. It is the practice of taking a measured view, and devising several different contingent strategies to deal with different eventualities.
  • All problems, all solutions, all happiness, and all fulfilment, come from how we utilise our awareness. Many business problems stem from an imagined awareness in the past being projected onto our perceived future.
  • Planning, in itself, is an act of self-belief. Many formulate strategies in order to see them through troubled times, but then lose their bravery when the time comes to deploy.
  • The most successful realise that the bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. In the wake of solving problems, bigger problems arise, but so too do bigger chances for success.

BEST MOMENTS

‘The benefit of a plan is in the planning, not in the plan itself’

’99% of the things we worry about never actually happen’

‘You’ve got to have faith that what you don’t know today, you can figure out tomorrow'

’The world’s biggest problems are the entrepreneur’s greatest opportunities'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Rob Moore LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979/?originalSubdomain=uk

Rob Moore - https://robmoore.com

‘Money' and 'The Disruptive Entrepreneur' - https://robmoore.com/podcast/ 

To book your copy of ’Survive And Thrive’ visit https://www.surviveandthrive.cc/coming-soon1591762256

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Rob Moore

 

Rob Moore is a triple best-selling Property Author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and multi-million- pound Property Investor.  He co- founded the UK’s biggest property education company Progressive Property in 2006 with Mark Homer and has since helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs towards achieving the same, including consulting for many established multi-millionaires and keynoting at some of the UK’s most important business events.

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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Jun 28, 2020
Hey Presto! Are You Pushing The Boundaires Enough?
977

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Jun 25, 2020
Financial Fitness Coach Tracey Bissett on Cashflow Management, Underpricing & Self Worth
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Gavin is joined by Bissett FInancial Fitness founder, Tracy Bissett, to discuss managing your business cash-flow and finances as we move out of lockdown and towards the future.

 


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Business owners who ignore the numbers and hope for the best are essentially putting their heads in the sand. Accountability and responsibility are of paramount importance.
  • Planning for cash-flow has never been more important. COVID has demonstrated that businesses cannot survive without reserves to draw upon.
  • There’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of government schemes to build cash reserves, so long as they are used wisely and not frivolously.
  • One of the best ways of combatting feelings of negativity, is to focus upon every single thing for which we should be thankful; food, clothing, shelter and prospects should not be taken for granted.

BEST MOMENTS

’The key is to ask for help so that you can master all of the things you don’t know'

‘Businesses that plan for cashflow not only survive, but thrive!’

‘Do it thoughtfully - do it strategically'

‘You certainly need to be accountable and responsible for financial direction of your company'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

tracey@bissettfinancialfitness.com

Bissett Financial Fitness - https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com

Tracy Bissett Twitter - https://twitter.com/bissettfinfit

Bissett Financial Fitness LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/bissett-financial-fitness-inc./?trk=company_logo

Cash Coach - www.cashcoach.biz

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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Jun 21, 2020
Hey Presto! The 4 Steps of Strategic Planning
710

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Jun 18, 2020
Patrick Powers. Why Your Network & Business Relationship Are More Important Than Ever
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Have you ever asked yourself the question: “Who are the ten most valuable people in your network right now?”

Today may be the time to explore the answer, as Gavin talks to Patrick Powers, the founder of the Entrepreneurs In London network, and the author of the book ’The New Marketing Manifesto’, about what you should be doing for the people in your network to add the most value, and why now is the time to do it!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Too many businesses think that marketing is simply about grabbing someone’s attention. Just because people know about you, doesn’t mean that they will buy from you.
  • Networking online requires us to be more proactive. We must shy away from being reactive. Finding a middle ground, and become valuable by being “aggressively friendly” 
  • Comfort and acceptance come from perseverance, and forcing ourselves to push through the mental barriers holding us back.
  • Grabbing someone’s attention is much easier if you’re doing something unique and different. By standing out, you become instantly fascinating, and more importantly, memorable!

BEST MOMENTS

‘Influence is all about understanding words and energy’

‘You have to work out to influence one person and make a sale’

‘Anything new is uncomfortable’

‘I won’t connect people with each other unless I trust them’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Patrick Powers - https://patrickmpowers.com

Patrick Powers LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickmpowers/?originalSubdomain=uk

Founder Nation On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/FounderNation/

Entrepreneurs In London On Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/entrepreneursinlondon/

Get your three free chapters of Patrick’s incredible new book by going to https://patrickmpowers.com/marketing-manifesto-sample/

ABOUT THE HOST

Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 14, 2020
Hey Presto! Raise The Bar
777

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Jun 11, 2020
David Horne. Preparing Your Business For an L Shaped Recession
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David Horne is one of the most experienced people in the world when it comes to raising debt funding for businesses, having raised over £100 million through equity funding.

David joins Gavin today to discuss the very real prospect of an L-shaped recession, and how you can successfully navigate your business through what may prove to be choppy waters ahead.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We’re dealing with two issues, moving into this likely global recession: an existential issue in terms of the virus’s effects on humanity, and the fact that the economy simply halted, with no reference point in terms of past woes.
  • Instead of relying on a future negative scenario, we need to consider both positive and negative. We do not know what is to happen in the immediate future. We need to attempt to remain optimistic where possible.
  • Prudence is never a bad thing. Saving money in reserve can either be used for contingency, or if not needed, as a fund to invest or repay finance.
  • Think about who your customers are and focus on the best ways to keep them. But if they don’t return, who will your next customers be, and how can you best reach them?
  • If you can save money now, then you really should be doing so. Don’t become complacent, as there’s a very real chance that your employer won’t be in business if the economic troubles do not relent.

BEST MOMENTS

’This time it really is different’

’The only thing to fear is fear itself’

’Keep your eyes on the cash. keep your eyes on the numbers’

‘What the chancellor has done is positively heroic'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To secure your place on the Game Changer Summit, go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin  

David Horne LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-b-horne/?originalSubdomain=uk

Add Then Multiply - http://addthenmultiply.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

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Jun 07, 2020
Hey Presto! The Mental Toll of Lockdown
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Gavin explores research into the mental toll of quarantine and lock down and predictions of a wave of absenteeism and burnout and suggests steps you can take to counteract this amongst your team.

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To secure your place on the Game Changer Summit, go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin  


Sign Up Here: https://bit.ly/biz-pod


 

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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Jun 04, 2020
Jennifer Peak of Peak Advisory on Growing Your Business Through Acquisition
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This week, Gavin discusses the technique of developing and strengthening businesses through mergers and acquisitions, from one of the most experienced people in the world in this field, Jennifer Peek of Peek Advisory.

Jennifer talks about the importance of having impartial guidance through the acquisition process, and why now may be the ideal time to begin thinking about mergers in your own company.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Business owners in the twilight of their business life, may well be looking at the post-COVID world, and wondering whether they have the energy to pivot effectively. This makes it a wonderful time to be in the market for acquisitions.
  • A great place to get started when thinking about expanding is to contact your professional network (lawyers, accountants etc), who may already be in contact with companies open to merger.
  • There is bound to be an initial period of frenzied activity when businesses jumpstart back into life, but this will be followed by a lull, and that is when opportunities will be at their greatest.
  • A loss of enthusiasm or energy for your business may not be a signal that you need to sell, but that you need to hand off operations to someone who does have the necessary energy levels.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You don’t want everyone’s biggest dream to become their worst nightmare’

‘If you’re looking to buy a business, assume that you’ll have to have some kind of active role in it’

‘I don’t want to try and catch a falling knife’

‘You’ve expanded exponentially your ability to exit the business'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To secure your place on the Game Changer Summit, go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin  

Jennifer Peek LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferjpeek/

Peek Advisory - https://peekadvisory.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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May 31, 2020
Hey Presto! Courage. 10 Things You Can do to Increase Your Courage
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At a time when so many people are fearful, Gavin presents a very timely conversation about building courage. As leaders of people and teams in business, we are often faced with moments that call for us to be brave. But how can we make sure we always have the courage to summon that bravery?

In this week’s show, Gavin offers ten practical ways to keep that courage alive and present in your business life!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The act of naming fears and anxieties, means that you mentally and physically disassociate with it, and are able to gain new perspective.
  • Recognise that fear can serve a useful purpose at times. Fear keeps us keen, and helps us to survive. Use fear, but do not dwell there.
  • There is not just safety, but encouragement in numbers. By building a cooperative, interlocking team, we build camaraderie, support and a foundation of courage.
  • Know your role and own it. Stepping into the role you’re best at is an empowering process, and will elevate your courage levels far more than in other scenarios.

BEST MOMENTS

‘You should see a problem for what it is, not bigger than it is’

‘We’ve all got that courage within us’

‘We are more courageous when we know that someone has our back’

‘Courage is like a muscle. You’ve got to work on it and build it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

To secure your place on the Game Changer Summit, go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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May 28, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Re-Engaging Team Members as They Return to Work With Adam Cox
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Adam Cox is a PR expert, and specialist in using hypnotherapy to help people improve themselves, and to overcome phobias and mental blocks. 

Adam joins Gavin to talk about what business owners and leaders can do to re-engage and re-onboard workers as they return to work, and how they can help shift focus from anxiety and fear, to a brighter and more positive future.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • As human beings, we do not cope well with change, especially on the scale of the COVID lockdown. Also, most of the ways we usually cope with disruption have been removed from our reach.
  • We need to accept that we cannot influence and change the things that are not within our control. If we accept that, we will feel more empowered and less victimised.
  • It’s better not to focus upon the missed opportunities, but the silver linings and ways in which we can stay active and thrive.
  • The people returning to work will be facing a multitude of personal issues. We need to enter their world, and do all we can to offer help and support, in order to build rapport and enthusiasm.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s about taking overwhelm and putting that into two categories’

‘We don’t cope well with change. We’re primed for the status quo’

‘We’re looking for the nuggets of opportunity, instead of focussing on all the chaos and mayhem’

‘If you treat everyone like a number, you can’t expect them to fire on all cylinders'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Adam Cox LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adammcox/?originalSubdomain=uk

The Relations Group - https://www.relationsgroup.co.uk

To secure your place on the Game Changer Summit, go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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May 24, 2020
Hey Presto! Refocus on Where You Are Heading & Change The Narrative
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As we begin to move out of lockdown, and people start to return to work, we need to be aware of how they’re feeling, and how we can do our part in making the transition as simple as possible.

One of the ways we can do this, is by providing a clear narrative about how the business will look in the short and long term, and so give clarity around our collective mission. In this week’s show, Gavin talks you through the best ways focus on where we’re heading next, and how to communicate that message.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It’s natural to want to quickly make up financial shortfalls and workloads, but remember that many are coming back with radically changed perspectives about both work and finances.
  • Sharing our forthcoming strategies about proposed plans for social distancing and health and safety is imperative in ensuring transparency and reassurance.
  • Only by interacting on a human level, can we positively encourage those we lead, to return with engagement and enthusiasm.
  • A vital human need is connection. Many have been missing this during the lockdown. This is our opportunity to turn a workplace into a place of connection, empathy and warmth.

BEST MOMENTS

‘What could that decompression phase look like in business?’

‘We should be looking forward to what we can create from this situation’

’Get laughter back in! Make it a KPI business objective!’

‘We are here now because we’re incredibly adept at adapting'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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May 21, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Return to Work Communication With Employees, Suppliers & Customers With Best Selling Author & Reputation Management Specialist, Bill Coletti
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In this new edition of Gavin’s insightful mini-series on how to survive the COVID-19 lockdown, we visit with reputation management, crisis communication specialist, and best-selling author, Bill Coletti, who explains how we should communicate with employees, suppliers and customers as we emerge from lockdown.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The return to normality after the COVID-19 lockdown will be an uneasy balance between health considerations and the financial needs of business.
  • Always Be Communicating (ABC) is the advice upon which all companies should be adhering. Those who have kept lines of communication alive and open, will be better equipped to begin the return to the workplace.
  • Don’t be afraid to alter your message. Communication is an ongoing and ever-evolving thing. The most important thing to remember is to keep your communication lines updated at all times.
  • Conversations right now are opportunities to get to know your workforce better, and to double-down on the standards and values you wish to instil in them.
  • The full canvas of innovations and technologies that have been driving home working through lockdown, has not yet fully been realised or recognised.

BEST MOMENTS

’There’s a financial consideration, a social consideration, and a moral consideration’

‘Governmental response is patchwork. Therefore, as businesses we need to communicate in alignment with our values’

‘You can generate opportunities for listening by doing your research’

’The ways companies are responding is going to be rewarded’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Kith - www.kith.co

Bill Coletti - https://billcoletti.com

Bill Coletti LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/billcoletti/

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Bill is a reputation management, crisis communications and professional development expert, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance panelist, and best- selling author of Critical Moments: The New Mindset of Reputation Management. He has more than 25 years of global experience managing high-stakes crises, issues management, and media relations challenges for both Fortune 500 companies and winning global political campaigns.

Bill previously co-led the Global Risk Management and Crisis Communications Practice for Hill+Knowlton Strategies. He held senior leadership positions in the firm’s Austin, Texas, Los Angeles and Orlando, Florida offices, where as a member of the senior management team.

He provided senior counsel in crisis management, corporate communications, and reputation defense to numerous clients, such as AT&T, Target Corporation, American Airlines, The Home Depot, Xerox, Nuclear Energy Institute, and Cargill, as well major universities and global NGOs. Previously, Bill served in the Republic of Bulgaria as a senior advisor to the prime minister, Council of Ministers, and the labor minister. He was the first executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria.

Bill is the proud father of two strong and confident young women; one in college at Florida State University, and the other off to ride horses any chance she can get.

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

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May 17, 2020
Digital Marketing & Paid Ads on Social With Naira Perez of Springhill Digital, Portland Oregon
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Effective advertising on social media has become an artform in itself. Many believe that simply clicking and spending is enough to make their business visible on social channels, but as today’s guest, digital marketing expert Naira Perez from Springhill Digital discusses, there’s far more to it.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Digital marketing has made instant analysis possible. We are now able to receive immediate feedback about who are customers are, and why they have engaged with us.
  • Part of our professional lives must always be spent in keeping abreast of developments and innovations within our own industries. it also helps us to remain compliant.
  • The ads that are resonating with lockdown-afflicted customers right now, are the clever ideas given dynamism by their timing and humanity.
  • Selling is not about discovering the correct time to ask a customer. It’s about correctly identifying the people who have a need for the product or service you supply.

BEST MOMENTS

‘We learn from each other’s challenges’

’Now is a wonderful time to show that you’re human’

‘When it comes to selling, it’s not a question of when, it’s question of who’

‘Partnership with your clients is an intimate dance'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Naira Perez LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nairaperez/

Springhill Digital - https://www.springhilldigital.com

Springhill Digital Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/springhilldigital/

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 14, 2020
The Game Changers Summit With Adam Strong
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In a remarkably brief period of time, Adam Strong came up with the idea for The Game Changers Summit, and within weeks had turned that idea into a reality.

Since then it has grown to include thirty of the most respected and admired speakers in the world, who will all be taking to the virtual stage in May to discourse in their own expert ways upon subjects such as finance, health, wellbeing, marketing and property.

In this week’s show, Gavin talks to Adam about how the summit came into being, and the many treasures in store for its lucky attendees.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Success is driven by the need to drive ourselves forward. Adam’s determined mind-set was developed from a young age, and has driven him forward ever since.
  • The best of the best are focused not upon those around them, but on the goal they are trying to achieve. If we constantly focus on others, then we have already lost the race.
  • Growth and personal development can and should be continuing through every period in our lives. Now is the perfect opportunity to focus on skilling-up.
  • Collaboration and co-invention are the ways in which business is moving forward.
  • Giving and benevolence are the inherent messages behind almost all of the summit’s interviews

BEST MOMENTS

’The athletes that are super-focused are the ones who have already won’

‘If I’m not doing something that’s fun, then I’m not doing it at all’

‘You can never stop learning’

‘I see opportunity where everyone else sees panic'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

For your ticket to The Game Changers Summit go to www.bit.ly/gamechangergavin

Adam Strong - https://www.adamstrong.net/#1

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 10, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Neil Fellows on Emotional & Mental Wellbeing
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As the owner of three businesses, no-one knows more about adjusting the work/home life balance during lockdown than Neil Fellowes. But as well the rudimentary concerns involved, Neil has also been forced to consider the emotional and mental aspects of quarantine, and the forthcoming return to normality.

In this week’s special episode, Neil discusses the importance of the personal touch when it comes to suppliers and customers, as well as the ways in which he is doing all he can to reinforce his own mental wellbeing during these unprecedented times.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Good health is a natural state of being. If we take care of ourselves in a proactive way, we can largely avoid many preventable illnesses and diseases.
  • In this uncertain time, focus on what you need in order to survive, and on the small wins that elevate positivity. Anything above that is cause for celebration.
  • The human touch can, and should, be used whenever possible in business now. By applying empathy and kindness to our dealings, we will make sure that we are remembered in a positive way once life returns to normality.
  • Now is the perfect time to focus not just upon physical health, but mental wellbeing. Meditation and relaxation techniques will better equip us to cope with the strain of the return to work.
  • When our children or families attempt to remove us from a stressful or working period at home, perhaps they are sensing that we need a break, and acting upon a subconscious impulse?

BEST MOMENTS

‘I’m an explorer of health’

‘It’s not about being perfect. It’s about doing more right than wrong’

‘Get out of your head and get into your body’

‘Rather than an interruption, let’s call it an intervention'  

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Stellar Speakers - https://stellarspeakers.com

Neil Fellowes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilfellowes/?originalSubdomain=uk

Total Wellness - https://totalwellness.club

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 07, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Beyond Lock Down, How You Can be Preparing Your Business & Your Teams With Chris Paton
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Gavin talks to speaker and Managing Director, Chris Paton, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines, about the things we can be doing right now, in order to prepare ourselves for life after lockdown.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • No matter what profession we’re in, everyone’s routine has been completely disrupted in this unprecedented moment. Day one of “normality” will feel completely alien to most people.
  • Stress levels are on the rise due to people worrying about what might take place, when in reality we can only control the things within our power.
  • We are naturally data gatherers, taking in as much data as possible and drawing conclusions. The problem is that there is too much to consider, and leaves us feeling confused and conflicted.
  • It’s vital we adapt our businesses to face not the world we’re leaving behind, but the one we’re facing in the future. We need to plan for this remarkably different global landscape, or we risk being left behind.
  • True leaders will consider the ways in which their businesses can grow. They will consider training and development as priorities so as to better equip their team with newfound vigour.

BEST MOMENTS

‘We’re creatures of habit. We settle into our habits and routines’

‘Ask better questions!’

’This period is ideal to take advantage of training’

‘Business, commercial, or military leadership, is about making decisions'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Chris Paton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-paton-quirk-solutions/?originalSubdomain=uk

Quirk Solutions - https://www.quirksolutions.co.uk/team/chris-paton/

Quirk Twitter - www.twitter.com/quirk_solutions

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 03, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Communicating to Stakeholders in COVID 19 Times
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In this week’s show, Gavin discusses the most effective ways in which you can engage with stakeholders across five different categories: customers, suppliers, team members, funders and bankers.

During COVID-19 times, it’s even more vital to keep lines of communication open, but also to ensure that we treat each different channel in its own unique way. In today’s show, Gavin walks you through the best ways of maintaining your key stakeholder groups.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Communication now should be front-loaded with care, compassion and empathy. It is far more likely that those we are in contact with are going through some form of trauma.
  • At any one time, a person’s response is the sum total of how they are feeling. We need to consider what could be creating that response; either bad or good.
  • Do your best to be proactive when it comes to communication, especially in the case of suppliers. Remember that it’s not just your livelihood that’s being affected.
  • Strike a good balance between time with your stakeholders and time with your employees. Visibility is crucial in keeping morale at its peak. 
  • In periods of uncertainty, people seek safety in numbers. Now is the most important time to begin building communities.

BEST MOMENTS

‘It’s important that we strive to find opportunities for genuine connection’

’Now is the time to communicate, to collaborate, and to counsel’

‘You should be thinking about your suppliers as your friends’

‘Reach out and be visible!’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 30, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Supporting CEOs & MDs Through Challenging Times With Lily Shippen
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The COVID-19 outbreak has caused uncertainty across the world, especially in the economic sector, where jobs are being nervously propped up by companies who have no idea when life will return to normal. 

But as Gavin and his special co-host, recruitment expert Lily Shippen discuss this week, it’s equally as important to consider the wellbeing of CEOs and MDs at this time, who are facing equal, if not greater levels of uncertainty.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It’s important to consider CEOs and MDs when it comes to emergency planning and the impact of quarantine. They have families too, and the pressure facing them from the anxious workforce and stakeholders only adds to that pressure.
  • Most business leaders, who are now being seen as “emergency workers”, have not received the same level of emergency training as those in other vital sectors, such as the NHS and military.
  • Communication is even more important at this time, perhaps even more important than simply setting tasks and providing a workload. Visibility is crucial.
  • This situation has proven that valuable output can be achieved through working at home. We have learned many lessons about where costs can be cut, and how our businesses can thrive more remotely.
  • It is our responsibility as employees to be there for those who are trying to keep the wheels moving. This is remarkable opportunity to prove your worth and to develop and deepen business relationships.

BEST MOMENTS

‘A good PA can help a punch-drunk MD with the emotional side of this’

‘Visibility of leadership is massively important’

‘We should be thinking about pressing the START button again on the business’

‘Do your best to deliver, deliver, deliver!'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Lily Shippen Twitter - https://twitter.com/ShippenLily

Lily Shippen - https://lilyshippen.co.uk

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 26, 2020
Hey Presto! Emerging Strategic Trends
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For this very special 100th episode, Gavin shares some emerging strategic trends, and aligns them to the six steps of his revolutionary business growth model, The Strategy Compass.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • More so than ever now, our ability to shift from survive to thrive using mindset is critical. Stepping outside of our present and looking towards the future will be the skill that makes the true difference going forward.
  • Growth of community-focussed efforts within business are on the rise. The companies who energise their altruistic activities will benefit greatly after quarantine.
  • Many are looking to the end of lockdown as their future goal-setting period. We need to look further than that. What will your business look like in one year? Two years? Beyond?
  • Collaboration among suppliers and businesses will be a key driver of success going forward. The lockdown has taught us the inherent value of effective mutual participation.

BEST MOMENTS

’Sometimes we have to zoom out and look forward’

’Now is the time for humanity’

’This is a call-to-arms to become the very best that we can be’

‘Don’t be the victim. Be the victor!'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 23, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: David Horne on The UK Government Support Packages For Businesses
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David Horne is one of the most experienced people in the world when it comes to raising debt funding for businesses, having raised over £100 million through equity funding.

David joins Gavin today to discuss the many government’s support packages for businesses, how they’re working for companies in need, the benefits and downsides of each, and what they can mean for you.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • If you have rateable business premises, and you get a business rates assessment, so long as your rateable value is less than £15k and you’re eligible for rates relief, then you will get a £10k grant from your local authority.
  • On CIBIL loans of up to £250,000, banks can no longer ask for personal guarantees as security, as per the Chancellor’s ruling, allowing more businesses to access funding.
  • Take It to The Bank is a service created by David and a team, to help you assemble a pitch-deck that’ll give your credit application a much better chance of success.
  • Remember to humanise your application as much as possible. Even comments sections are a great opportunity for you to explain the potential of the business or idea you’ve created.
  • Time to Pay is a service that HMRC have always used in order to give companies more time when it comes to demands. You will need a convincing argument, but it can be a useful last resort.

BEST MOMENTS

’For most businesses two hundred and fifty grand will help get them through’

‘Anyone who can come through the other side of this with a good set of suppliers and customers, their core business should still be the same'

‘Remember that you’re dealing with a human being’

‘We shouldn’t punish people for following the law’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

David Horne LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-b-horne/?originalSubdomain=uk

CIBIL Scorecard - www.cbils-scorecard.co.uk

www.addthenmultiply.com 

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Carl Gould

 

Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies he’s helped are companies like Allstate, American Idol , USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 19, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat: Carl Gould on Strategies During Economic Times of Winter
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Carl Gould is an expert in business growth, having grown and scaled multiple business, before transitioning into becoming a coach, and encouraging others to follow his lead.

In this week’s edition of the show, Carl and Gavin hold a thought-provoking discussion on why it’s important to zero in on the customers who desperately need your help, the actions and strategies that can help your business through this economic winter, and why building a community now is more important than ever.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The economic seasons are a generational phenomenon, and have played out in the same way throughout history. When we reach a certain time in our levels, our spending and saving priorities change.
  • Every business needs to have an up-sideways-down strategy, meaning that expansion follows market positivity, and contraction follows economic shrinkage.
  • It times of economic winter, the number one strategy to combat uncertainty among humanity, is to seek safety in numbers. This is why we’ve seen such an explosion of groups in the past weeks.
  • The value of a membership system cannot be overstated at this time. Those who feel as though they have special access to a service unreachable by others, often feel a greater sense of security and belonging.
  • During times of uncertainty, customers always value the experts more. People become far more selective and discerning, and so will gravitate towards those they respect and trust.

BEST MOMENTS

’We wanted to own stuff. Millennials don’t want to own stuff, they just want access to things’

‘A world conflict galvanises people’

’Winter is a wonderful time if you’re ready for it’

‘If you’re under lockdown, then take advantage of this time to regroup and recalibrate'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Carl Gould - https://carlgould.com

Carl Gould Twitter - https://twitter.com/carlgould

Carl Gould LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlgould/

Carl Gould Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecarlgould/

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Carl Gould

 

Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies he’s helped are companies like Allstate, American Idol , USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army

 

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 16, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat During COVID 19 Times: Collabcast with Nick Bradley re Business Planning during COVID 19 Times
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Gavin talks to fellow podcast and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley, the host of Scale Up Your Business.

Nick is an expert on planning for your business's future, and while COVID-19 may have put a pause to many business plans for 2020, there are always aspects you can be proactively working on.

It’s an engaging, practical conversation that’ll give you a multitude of ideas to carry forward into your next business day!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Now is most certainly a time to be consuming positivity in any form. The news can be informative, but it is also sensationalised, and tends to adhere to an agenda.
  • Instead of focusing on the end point to this, we should be marking our progress incrementally. Measure your journey through this in moments, days, weeks, and not as entire experience.
  • The main risk to your business is not taking care of yourself, and running yourself into the ground. Taking care of ourselves will allow us the energy and clarity to add value at the right time.
  • All bailouts and aid must be repaid eventually, so it is prudent to remain active, and to do our part to bolster business in this time. Be proactive, not complacent.
  • The businesses coping best right now are the ones focussing upon their employees, upping their games in terms of customer service, and looking for the opportunities instead of dwelling on the negatives.

BEST MOMENTS

’Slow down to speed up’

‘Mindset is about giving yourself the presence, the clarity and the focus to know what to do, and then take action!’

’This is now is about family, contribution and community’

‘Our actions as employers, suppliers and leaders during this time will define us, and will be remembered’

‘It doesn’t matter what your business model is, there’s another way of doing it'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

Nick Bradley Twitter - https://twitter.com/nickcbradley

Scale Up Your Business Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566

www.nickcbradley.com

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Nick Bradley

Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, Nick removed himself from day-to-day operations, his focus turning to helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

Nick is passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of himself ... every day.

Nick's bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 12, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID19 Times: Hey Presto! Start Planning Your Re-Boot
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One of the most important ways in which you can move past the grief cycle of COVID-19’s impact on society, and focus on the bounce-back that’s on the way.

A powerful part of this process is to begin work on your business reboot now. Start planning for the positive future ahead, and use the lessons we’ve learned to come back brighter. And Gavin’s here to tell you exactly where to start.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Reviewing the many lessons learned through the quarantine’s impact will be like drafting a whole new blueprint for your business’s operations going forward. 
  • Now might be the opportunity for game-changing plans to be put into place for your business. We’re at square one again. Is it time for you to relaunch entirely?
  • Conversations with your supply chain need to begin now. When operations grind back into life, will you have any interruptions in supply?
  • Think creatively about who your customer is right now. What are their needs? How can they best be served? How will your client base change when the quarantine is over, and will you be able to pivot?

BEST MOMENTS

’The mirror is being held up to us all at the moment’

’We all have a blank sheet of paper to work with now'

‘It takes time for that traffic to start moving again’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Complete Success - https://www.completesuccess.co.uk

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 09, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID -19 Times: Gavin Preston interviewed by Lee Houghton for the Business Problems Solved Podcast
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Gavin is interviewed by Lee Houghton, creator of The Business Problems Solved Podcast!

In this time where for many small businesses it’s all about survival, they discuss the ways this can be achieved successfully with Gavin’s ‘Keep Your Boat Afloat – A Business Survival Guide for COVID19 Times’

We are all in a period of enforced change and the most important thing for any business is to be able to make it to the other side.

There is great content and practical advice in this episode listen in and find out how to survive and thrive moving forward.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The most important thing is to get your business out the other side so you can take advantage of the opportunities when the resurgence of the economy begins.
  • Sometimes when you in the middle of everything it can be difficult to think rationally because you are in a flight or fight mode.
  • Once you have established the basics you can move forwards
  • People are now beginning to think about how they can use this time productively to be in the best position moving forward.
  • People are on different parts of ‘the change curve’ created by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
  • Some people have already moved to acceptance and are looking at opportunities whilst others are still in denial.
  • Focus on small simple steps you can take every day to get back in control.
  • The emotional journey of change is one where there is a grieving process that has to be experienced and moved through.
  • People who have their own businesses are creative, flexible and like to solve a problem.
  • This will be a defining moment for many businesses and there will be entrepreneurs who will find solutions that will move their businesses forward over the next 5 years.
  • The pdf ‘Keep Your Boat Afloat – A Business Survival Guide for COVID19 Times’ provides the 8 steps any business needs to work through to be able to survive and then thrive as the opportunities come on the other side of this situation.
  • The 8 steps; looking after your employees, cash strategies, ascertaining your supply chain, talking to your customers, Pivoting and adaptation and marketing along with community and mindset play a vital role in the survival of any business.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘Sometimes when you are in the middle of everything it can be difficult to think rationally because you are in a flight or fight mode’

‘I have lived through the rise and demise of a business, I was the person centre stage with the suppliers, clients, staff and other stakeholder groups’

‘If you cut too deep and too soon you won’t have a business on the other side.

It’s about achieving the right balance’

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Business Problems Solved Podcast 

Keep Your Boat Afloat Pdf

The Business Mastermind Podcast

Gavin Preston Website

 

ABOUT THE GUEST
Lee Houghton

For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

 

CONTACT METHOD

You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

Lee@leehoughton.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

 

ABOUT THE HOST
Gavin Preston

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 05, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID-19 Times: Guard the Door to Your Mind & Be Kind To Yourself
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“We want to emerge through this, not only with our business afloat, but our relationships—with family, with partners, etc.—stronger than when we came into it.” - Gavin

Today on the Business Mastermind Podcast, Gavin wants to focus on how us as citizens, as individuals, and as business leaders can move and help our community during this global health pandemic. Gavin advises using this time wisely to think about the future of your business and to strengthen all relationships. This could be an excellent time to think and be open to new strategies and fresh opportunities. Tune in to know more.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • As (business) owners, the company’s stockholders rely on you during this difficult time. As much as possible, always keep your boat afloat. Maintain a healthy well-being and mental state.
  • Only choose what you consume on the internet. You can’t really think effectively if all you see are negative political news. Lessen the time you scroll through social media.
  • Increase your physical activities, as it can help to not get stressed during these trying times.
  • Give yourself some me-time. Not necessarily spending most of it binge-watching on Netflix, per se. Consider meditation or technology detox, as these might give you the reset you need.
  • You want to aim for stability, even during this crisis. Look at your cash flow. Seek some alternatives. Talk to your suppliers, contractors, etc, how you can minimise issues.

BEST MOMENTS

  • “You need to be kind to yourself.”
  • “Give yourself a break.”
  • “I’m really keen that outside of this, there’s meaning that comes out from this and there are some improvements for the better.”

VALUABLE RESOURCES

ABOUT HOST
Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. 

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 02, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID-19 Times: Daniel Tolson on Understanding The Emotional Journey we Will go Through During COVID-19
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Welcome along to a new mini-series designed to help you steer your business through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation: Keep Your Boat Afloat: A Business Survival Guide In COVID-19 Times.

Having experienced COVID-19 near to the source, Daniel Tolson, a frequent guest on the Business Mastermind Podcast, is well-versed to relay a message of hope and optimism to everyone here in the UK. In Taiwan, where Daniel is based, life is beginning to go back to normal, albeit with a few changes.

Daniel is here today to let you know that hope is on the way. Having survived much of the outbreak, the light at the end of the tunnel is clearly visible, and his first-hand experience of getting through the COVID-19 pandemic will be a welcome message of optimism for anyone affected by the crisis.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The Taiwanese government implemented strict controls almost immediately, and as a result, masks, sanitiser, and other necessary materials were not just rationed, but distributed by the government itself. This halted the spread of panic-buying, and ensured that materials were available to all.
  • The grief cycle is incredibly important to understand. All of a sudden, the futures we had planned have evaporated, leading to a sense of loss and misplacement.
  • We need to deal with each concurrent stage of the grief cycle as it comes. The five stages are:
    • Denial
    • Anger
    • Blame
    • Depression
    • Acceptance
  • The Five Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs are:
    • Survival - Food, nourishment
    • Security - Safety and security
    • Love/Belonging - The need for relationships and a sense of belonging
    • Self-Esteem - Confidence and esteem
    • Self-Actualisation - Becoming everything that we can possibly be
  • Self-actualisation is currently being flipped on its head by COVID-19. Self-made billionaires are suddenly seeing fortunes wiped out, and are reverting to survival needs.
  • For those in need of security, how can you act to ensure your security lasts? Can you bring value to your business in any way? Can you strengthen relationships? Make sure you are a person of high-value.

 

  • No employer wants to see their people in harm’s way. If you’re an employee, make sure you give your employer the benefit of the doubt, as in most cases, they will be doing everything they can to make sure you’re taken care of.
  • We are designed to survive. This will pass, and we should remain positive. Remember that mere survival right now is completely acceptable, and we’ll be better off as a species when it’s over. Ask for help if you need it, and don’t feel ashamed for focusing on your survival.

BEST MOMENTS

’They’re not vitamins - they’re laxatives!’

’The world is still turning. Business is still operating’

‘Denial is not a river in Egypt’

‘Employers will be down at the pawnbrokers right now, I guarantee’

’This too shall pass'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Complete Success - https://www.completesuccess.co.uk

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

Daniel Tolson - https://danieltolson.com

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - https://www.selfesteemawareness.com/five-levels-maslows-hierarchy-needs

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 31, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID-19 Times- Marianne Page on The Practicalities of Running Your Business From Home(Setting up Your Systems so That You & Your Team Can Work Effectively Remotely in COVID-19).sesx
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Welcome along to a new mini-series designed to help you steer your business through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation: Keep Your Boat Afloat: A Business Survival Guide In COVID-19 Times.

Gavin talks to systems specialist, Marianne Page, an author, speaker and business consultant, who specialises in helping companies adopt and implement systems in order to improve efficiency and manage change.

With the advent of COVID-19, many businesses are having to quickly adapt their operations in order to work from home, which can present numerous challenges. Marianne joins Gavin to discuss the practical ways in which you can quickly understand and adapt to this new business landscape, and make sure your business is able to operate without disruption, and comes out stronger!


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Marianne has been part of the crisis management team at McDonald’s for many years, and so experienced first-hand their many ways of dealing with crises such as Mad Cow’s disease, Super-Size Me and McLibel, Marianne gained a unique perspective on how to sail a business successfully through the most debilitating of crisis situations.
  • Business-wide systemisation is a hugely effective way to ensure that operations can continue, even in the event of absence or illness.
  • The first thing to focus on is making sure that our teams have the necessary technology to operate effectively in their homes. 
  • Communication is essential at this time. Daily huddles are invaluable right now. Utilise services such as Zoom and Skype to keep your entire team in the loop, and understand that this routine can add to a sense of normality.
  • Managing children and family care is a new and challenging issue for many people. As managers, do try to find a way to be understanding in terms of work time.
  • Revisit your customer journey and examine the ways in which you can enhance and improve the entire experience in everything from telephone calls or website interaction.
  • Now that working from home is the norm, we are seeing that results are being judged in productivity. Gavin and Marianne posit that perhaps this should have been the way to judge success all along.
  • This break in operations is the perfect opportunity to implement systemisation. When work returns to normal, many will need re-training and reintegration. By devising these measures now, we can prepare new and fluid ways to operate at full strength.
  • Encourage team members who may be taking a break from work, to develop new skills that can be used to strengthen the business upon their return. It’s a wonderful opportunity to “up-skill” yourself!

BEST MOMENTS

’We’ve all been through the initial panic. We need to now settle down and look for the opportunities’

‘You cannot over-communicate in this situation’

‘We’ve never had more to think than right now’

’Since working from home, they’re visibly upping their output’

‘It’s a great time to get training and feedback sorted out’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Complete Success - https://www.completesuccess.co.uk

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat

Marianne Page - https://www.mariannepage.co.uk/books.html

Marianne Page Facebook - https://business.facebook.com/MariannePageLtd

Marianne Page LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariannepage/?originalSubdomain=uk

Marianne Page Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mariannepageltd/

Zoom - www.zoom.us

To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com

ABOUT THE HOST

 

Gavin Preston

 

Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

 

CONTACT METHOD

Gavin Preston Website

Gavin Preston LinkedIn

Gavin Preston YouTube

Gavin Preston Facebook

Gavin Preston Twitter

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 31, 2020
Keep Your Boat Afloat in COVID-19 Times: Marketing Expert Kelly Teasdale on How Your Marketing Messaging Needs to Change
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Welcome along to a new mini-series designed to help you steer your business through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation: Keep Your Boat Afloat: A Business Survival Guide In COVID-19 Times.

 

Now might not be the best time to be pushing your product with a hard-sell tactic. People are financially uncertain, and not necessarily in a position to spend on products and services that they may have been circling just a few weeks ago. 

Also, by dropping prices and offering huge discounts in a knee-jerk reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic, are we alienating the customers and clients we already have? 

It’s a difficult balancing act, and here to discuss it is marketing expert extraordinaire, Kelly Teasdale, who tells you how you can engage at the right time, while also making sure you deliver quality and value across the board to clients both old and new. 


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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Your marketing has to change - The first point to consider is that everything has changed. It’s not enough to simply go on as we have before. It’s a new world, and requires a new strategy. 

  • There are three main types of people in the marketing world right now: 

    • Fear is causing people to pull a lot of campaigns, on all kinds of scales. 

    • Those who are continuing as normal and expecting it to still be effective. 

    • Those who are ramping up efforts in a bid to use the situation as an opportunity.

  • Don’t stop or pull away from your audience. Don’t stop connecting. The worst thing you can do right now is to cease the trajectory you’re on. By showing resilience now, you’re going to mark yourself out as someone reliable, dependable, and able to deal with a crisis. 

  • Review your marketing immediately - Remember that people are very sensitive at the moment. Your marketing should reflect this. It’s all about appropriateness and timing. 

  • Marketing is a relationship, which means there’s input on both sides. Those who are choosing the hard-sell tactic need to remember that no-one is in the market for buying unnecessary items at the moment. 

  • Now is a wonderful time to develop brand equity. It’s a time to connect, to build your audience, engage as often as possible, and focus not on selling, but on giving whenever possible. 

  • It’s important to consider that our actions during so sensitive a moment in time may well cause irreparable damage to our brand if not carefully thought out. The very acts of caring and consideration may well be the best marketing tools we can employ right now. 

  • Nobody should be downing tools and shutting up shop if they don’t have to. We have a responsibility to keep money moving around in the economy if we can. Just remember to be sensitive and appropriate. 

 

BEST MOMENTS

’The fact is that your marketing has to change’ 

’Nobody wants a business or a coach who only shows up in the good times’ 

‘Is this appropriate for the time that we’re in?’ 

’Sell-sell-sell is just ridiculous’ 

‘Don’t just add noise for noise' sake’ 

’Now more than ever be human in your marketing’ 

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

The Business Mastermind Podcast 

 

Complete Success - https://www.completesuccess.co.uk

 

Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Busine