Knowledge sharing, networking and helping those in need. It doesn’t get any better than that…
Thank you so much to all our guests this week who gave up 1/2 a day to come along to our free Supply Chain Seminars in Melbourne and Sydney.
For those who registered but could not make it on the day, you would probably not have found a seat! More on that later 🙂
Steven Thacker and I really enjoyed sharing some tips and knowledge that we hope our guests found of value. If the feedback so far is anything to go by, it was certainly deemed to be very useful. Please do keep in touch and let us know what future topics you would like us to cover.
Steven and I both love to share information at these events and really enjoy the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We even managed to fit in a lunch date with some old friends at Mount Waverly after the event.
Whilst I really appreciated the great feedback and the engagement and energy in the room, the highlight for me, was our inadvertent ‘gifting’ of village based education to 9,000 kids in Cambodia. Our event guests will know that a real passion of mine is helping those in need through the B1G1 organisation and we ensure that we integrate giving into all our business activities. Well this week, that included a ‘prize gift’ to the winning team in our ‘site the DC exercise, during the seminars.
The Melbourne guests set the pace by all being so close on the competition, that we had to declare everyone a winner and award the ‘gift’ of educating 100 kids for each winner.
And then the Sydney event guests did such a great job, we didn’t have the heart to not declare them all winners too. So today we paid for 9,000 kids in Cambodia to receive informal village education for a day.
Now before you start thinking, what do they do for the other 363 days of the Year, this is a great feature of the B1G1 program. Little gifts, go a long way. So we in effect we bought 9,000 days of education, that ‘Child Dream’ the worthy cause organisation will allocate where it’s required. And of course every time we buy more ‘days’ it gets allocated to more kids. Isn’t that an awesome way to give? A day at a time, a meal at a time. Little gifts, making a real tangible difference.
It soon mounts up too. I think we are closing on our target of helping 1 million people quite fast. Check out our progress here: 600,00 and Still Going
Oh, and I didn’t get a chance to mention this at our events.
But I’ll be visiting that specific worthy cause again in January, to see how they are going. Visiting some of the schools that we helped this week and other great causes around Cambodia.
I’ll be sure to take some pics and videos to share. And Yes, as I always like to point out, this will be at my own expense! Not a cent of what we give, is used for anything other than helping those in need.
Thanks again to everyone who came along this week. We had a ball and can’t wait to see you all again soon at a new event, with a new topic to share.
P.S. Why would those who could not make it, not have had a seat anyway? Well, we take great care in forecasting our guest numbers at our events. After all, there is no point in having a bunch of empty seats and catering going to waste.
Over the years we have got quite good at it. We know within a half dozen or so, how many guests we’ll have on any given day. The reality is, that things crop up at the last minute, or traffic gets the upper hand. So don’t feel too bad if you didn’t make it. Of course we missed you, and we hope to see you next time!
P.P.S. If you don’t receive invitations to our free events, don’t panic! Just register here and you’ll get an invitation next time.