Do you want to build and grow your network or community?

bobby-gill-marketing-skills6 years ago Simon Zutshi asked me to work with him to create and grow the online media presence of property investors network ‘pin’.

He’d seen me online and knew I was active within various online communities, as well as hosting my own events – in Property, Business and Internet Marketing.

I’d been doing online marketing for a long time and active on Facebook using paid Advertising (since 2008) before a lot of the big corporates were even aware of online marketing.

I’d also helped at and supported many personal development events, from local YES Groups to bigger Tony Robbins UPW events and similar.

As well as booking speakers for events, it was important for me to provide outstanding customer service to attendees as well, as I’d been to too many events where the organisers lacked integrity and each person was just a ‘lead’. Things sometimes do go wrong and we all make mistakes – but when no-one takes actual responsibility for actions, service suffers and so does ‘word of mouth’ (and now social media posts) about your company.

People will remember how you make them feel and if you care enough to provide excellent service, which is more than just ‘good enough’. (Thanks to Graham Hill, Regional Director – Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire of Shopper Anonymous for that reminder yesterday #FSB)

People are the most important part of any community or business.

Working with pin was a good fit, as one of my biggest values is that people should have a good time and feel valued. I would be able to help create that community online.

When I started with ‘pin’, I took on the task of creating and building the online presence of the property investors network across various online platforms and company websites. This grew from a few meetings to 50+ meetings and I was responsible for maintaining their online presence. Once I’d systemised all this, it became easier to scale and grow the online exposure.
The online marketing was all bootstrapped but has grown to a successful and large presence, had I bigger budget to work with I’d have done an even better job.

I also provided training & support to pin meeting Hosts on how to best use social media effectively, to connect with people and increase exposure for the meetings they ran in their local areas. Another task I took on was to keep on eye on the online reputation of Simon Zutshi, the company and the meetings.

As well as the online social media presence, I supported the Mastermind community by making sure information was easy to find on the forum and help them out with any queries they had, whether it was my ‘department’ or not. Either I’d sort it out myself or find the best person to help them.

All your clients (and team) are important, especially those that have paid for first class support.
This belief is what enabled me to provide the best service I could whilst at pin for many years.

In my spare time (Entrepreneurs don’t take evenings or weekends off, unless they want to take a holiday) I would also support on other events and help other Property education providers, as long as there was no conflict of interest.

After being there for over 5 years, it was time to move on.
So I have now moved to Milton Keynes. Why you ask? Why not?
It is closer and easily accessible to all the places I usually visit, from Birmingham & London being within 1 hour or so drive.  It was also good for a fresh start and to work on some new projects.

I’m now looking for a new challenge.  
Are you in property, personal development or a business related field and want to improve your service and/or reach? 
Or maybe you just want to create a community to share your love or hobby? 
Even if your idea is to start a Nicolas Cage Appreciation Society, get in touch.

If you have a business and no time to do it yourself, then why not give me a call and see how I can help.  My past experience and long-term view will help save you and your team many hours and tens of thousands by setting up things right to start with.
As I did when I advised a new property education startup earlier this month on the best way to set up and move forward.
The digital landscape has changed a lot in the last few years again, so don’t think that trying to copy someone else will help you remain ahead anymore. It’s not just what you see at the front end that counts but how it is managed in the background that matters.

You can find out more and contact me on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn

I also prefer to work with people I know, so if this is of interest to you, read the mini-CV below and get back to me if I can help you in any way 😀 👍

[full CV available on request]

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Solutions focused Systems & Operations Freelancer looking to contribute extensive experience towards supporting progressive organisations in optimising their performance. Through increased efficiency by systemising, making things simpler by automating frequent processes, serving clients and having happier customers by meeting their needs and over-delivering on expectations.

My background is in Engineering, Property, Systems, Networking and Training Events and Social Media/Digital Marketing.

Engineering has given me an analytical background and project management skills which come in useful with jobs that require attention to detail and planning.

I have been involved in property investment and education since 2001, learning valuable lessons through boom and bust, and know many of the experts and trainers in the UK.

Attended a lot of personal development, business and entrepreneur seminars and paid for high-end coaching over the last 10 years.

As well as attending these events, I’ve also set-up, organised and hosted networking events, as well as helping out and crewing for many training courses.

Extensive background in social media and online marketing, website design from SEO to funnel creation, including paid marketing and CRM.

I’m more than competent in a lot of fields, although not a self-proclaimed expert or goo-roo. I realise I can always learn more and be better at everything. I’m a polymath (Renaissance man) with curiosity and many hobbies, talents and areas of interest and expertise, therefore I have a wide knowledge base that I can draw on and use in other areas to solve problems and for success.  I can explain what needs to be done in simple language, by removing fluff that some experts use to complicate things to justify their position.  I will listen to your ideas and recommend creative solutions & improvements.  I offer highly professional consulting and honest opinions and feedback, always acting in the client’s best interest.

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So if any of that is of interest, contact me today on Facebook , Twitter  and LinkedIn or call if you’ve got my number and not rung me for a long time anyway. Always happy to meet up and have a chat.

 

Amazing UPW Crew and Family – London 2012

What a super event with some wonderful and ‘attractive’ people. I didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone properly and have been resting and catching up all week. Hence these few words now that I wanted to share with you.

This is mainly for the friends I crewed with. I’ve done a couple of other blog posts about Tony Robbins UPW Unleash the Power Within, which you can find here: http://bobby-gill.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/UPW

You can also find the Unleash The Power Within Music List here: http://bit.ly/UPWmusiclist

It was pretty disorganised in the run up to the event but the experienced crew knew that we would pull it off, as always has been the case. The best organised UPW event I’ve been to was in Italy, led by Hi-Performance. The organisers made time to communicate, help and thank the crew for the efforts they put in – and the fact it was in Italy was also a bonus, as you could go on holiday too!

The London 2012 Event was great. It had been 4 years since Tony Robbins had been in London, when the atmosphere was electric. The event wasn’t as busy this time, as it was in 2008 but those that know the value of UPW were there. There were many there for the first time, lots who had come back and most had come on recommendations from friends and family.

There were a lot of new Crew at the event and many had travelled from half way around the world, including Europe, America, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Australia. They had overcome challenges to arrange travel, flights and accommodation – and they supported each other in making it happen. The main reason we were all there is that we believe in what Anthony Robbins teaches and shares. The crew know it can change everyone’s life for the better, as long as they are prepared to show up and make a decision to do things differently. There is no excuse for anyone from the UK not to make it to UPW when such crew members set such a high standard for themselves.

Crew manager Loren Slocum and Toni Brodelle made sure there was direction and that we were supported in making sure the magic behind the scenes happened to make the event flow smoothly. They are both great female role models for how women leaders should be. Everything ran like clockwork, even if timings changed, and I’m sure the participants had a fantastic experience.

A few of my highlights were:
Being on call and of service to organisers, crew and attendees.
Helping attendees register and find their way around on the first day.
Welcoming people into the room with a peak state.
The laughs, the fun and the connection!
The Young persons Youth Leadership Team – you really have to run through their tunnel of love next time you see them!
Gary King sharing his simple happiness formula and Self-Worth.
Being trusted to do a dinner run for Joseph McClendon III
Meeting the brilliant crew members and new friends from this year – and meeting those again from Rimini 2011 and London 2008.
High fiving Tony Robbins and being able to thank Sage as well.
Getting to know fellow crew members and inducting them into Bobby’s A-Team 😉
Sharing and spreading the LOVE in the crew room and main hall.
Sharing fun and personal moments with people at this event to find out what is alive in them. 
Drinks on the last night with crew, leadership and random friends!
The reminder to do the 10 day challenge along with everyone else (the ‘naughty’ food is starting to talk to me)

As crew we are fortunate enough to have talks and session with speakers, other than Tony who is in the main room. The best being Gary King who share the formula for happiness. Which is simply Forgiveness (for self and others), Honesty, Truth (with self and others) and having self worth. If you ever get the chance to see or meet Gary King, I highly recommend it as he resonates so much with the way I choose to live. Find out how ‘attractive’ you are! Here is his website: http://www.thepoweroftruth.com/

There were some wonderful shares in the crew room and I felt blessed to have been part of those magical moments. When two people that can’t travel to each others countries, can meet and hug each other at UPW is amazing and will bring a heartfelt sigh and tear to anyone’s eye. When one person is so blessed that he is recognised for making a difference to others, is nominated as Crew Member of the event and also wins a Leadership scholarship.  It was so difficult to nominate one person for crew member, so I’m sending them personal messages this weekend instead.

At the end we all got to go on stage with Tony and I got to give the big man another high five!
After doing a full weekend and being on stage for hours, giving his all to the audience, Tony still makes time to come and talk to the crew afterwards and thank them – even if it is after 1am in the morning. He appreciates how dedicated they are in helping make the event happen, to contribution and caring for the attendees. He walks his talk and is the genuine and authentic person that you see on stage. Along with the amazing support of Sage, they both touch lives wherever they go.

Is it a coincidence that the summer sun came out as the event drew to a close? ☼
(Maybe we can thank Dr. John Demartini as well for visiting London the same weekend!)

❤ ☆ I just wanted to let you know what I love, honour and respect about you all, is that you are amazing people that move the world! After being to UPW, everyone feels energised and more alive. It is then up to us to continue the Momentum. Stay connected with those that you met, follow up on what you said you would do – and Step Up! Live your life on your terms. You’re all part of my crew: (The-future-begins) and I hope to see you again soon.
 If you’re in say ‘Aye’ and I’ll see you on the other side!

“To be a person you’re not, is to waste the person you are!” – Loren Slocum

Love and hugs,
Bobby xox

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P.S. If you’re reading this and haven’t been to Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within, you MUST go. Why? Read this: Unleash The Power Within

Want to attend the next Tony Robbins UPW (Unleash The Power Within) in London, email: upw@networkbillionaire.com , with your name and number, to get the best deals on tickets.

Now repeat after me…
Now, I am The Voice
I will Lead, not follow
I will Believe, not doubt
I will Create, not destroy
I am a Force for Good
I am a Leader
DEFY THE ODDS
SET A NEW STANDARD
STEP UP! STEP UP! STEP UP!