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Bendigo Bank Presentation by Andrew Griffiths - Mission Beach Queensland March 4 2009.


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  • 1. Now is the time to BULLETPROOF your BANK. Bendigo Community Bank Conference March 4, 2009
  • 2. Here we go, another bloody “motivational” speaker... Why should I listen to you?
  • 3. A little about me and why I can help you....
  • 4. Now sold around the world.... In 50 Countries...including Nigeria! is gives me certain insights....
  • 5. So what is actually going on out there?
  • 6. Every business in the world is being affected in some way. We have lost our business innocence.
  • 7. ere is a fear that business will stop. It can’t. It will change.
  • 8. Price wars have erupted with much more to come.
  • 9. Competition is getting fierce.
  • 10. ere are many businesses that will not make it.
  • 11. ere is a lot of fear out there that is throwing all logic, rationale and reasoning out the window
  • 12. It seems like every business has reached a fork in the road and they need to decide which direction to take
  • 13. Some are going down the DENIAL road...
  • 14. Others prefer good old fashioned BLIND PANIC.
  • 15. Smart Businesses are grabbing the bull by the horns by being proactive.
  • 16. Which course of action have you decided to take?
  • 17. So what do we need to do to make our BANK BULLETPROOF?
  • 18. 1. Step up and take responsibility and ACTION. “It is easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble” Warren Buffett
  • 19. 2. We have to rekindle our love affair with our customers.
  • 20. 3. Don’t send yourself broke cutting costs.
  • 21. 4. We have to get out from behind the counter and hit the streets to find business.
  • 22. 5. Now is the time to use your network to support you.
  • 23. 6. Be aware of opportunities but control your cash.
  • 24. 7. Ask your customers the question “HOW CAN I HELP YOU?”
  • 25. 8. Be great corporate citizens and let your customers know what you are doing.
  • 26. 9. Encourage creative solutions to the challenges that you may encounter.
  • 27. 10. Celebrate our victories out loud.
  • 28. We can’t BULLETPROOF our BANK if we don’t do what we can to BULLETPROOF ourselves!
  • 29. 1. We can choose our attitude - so lets choose the right one. “Nothing on earth can stop the man with the right mental attitude, nothing on earth can help the man with wrong mental attitude” W.W.Ziege
  • 30. 2. What appears a disaster - may be a blessing. “Leadership has been defined as your ability to hide panic from others” ANON
  • 31. 3. Be very careful about whom you spend your time with.
  • 32. 4. Take care of yourself - business/life balance - you may need your energy later.
  • 33. 5. Keep one eye on the present and one eye on the future. Building on strong foundations.
  • 34. So when would be a good time to BULLETPROOF both our businesses and ourselves? “A year from now you may wish you had started” Karen Lamb
  • 35. So how do I know all of this works? “Success is 90% attitude and 10% ability”
  • 36. ank you for your time...