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

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

  1. 1. Now is the time to BULLETPROOF your BANK. Bendigo Community Bank Conference March 4, 2009
  2. 2. Here we go, another bloody “motivational” speaker... Why should I listen to you?
  3. 3. A little about me and why I can help you....
  4. 4. Now sold around the world.... In 50 Countries...including Nigeria! is gives me certain insights....
  5. 5. So what is actually going on out there?
  6. 6. Every business in the world is being affected in some way. We have lost our business innocence.
  7. 7. ere is a fear that business will stop. It can’t. It will change.
  8. 8. Price wars have erupted with much more to come.
  9. 9. Competition is getting fierce.
  10. 10. ere are many businesses that will not make it.
  11. 11. ere is a lot of fear out there that is throwing all logic, rationale and reasoning out the window
  12. 12. It seems like every business has reached a fork in the road and they need to decide which direction to take
  13. 13. Some are going down the DENIAL road...
  14. 14. Others prefer good old fashioned BLIND PANIC.
  15. 15. Smart Businesses are grabbing the bull by the horns by being proactive.
  16. 16. Which course of action have you decided to take?
  17. 17. So what do we need to do to make our BANK BULLETPROOF?
  18. 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. 19. 2. We have to rekindle our love affair with our customers.
  20. 20. 3. Don’t send yourself broke cutting costs.
  21. 21. 4. We have to get out from behind the counter and hit the streets to find business.
  22. 22. 5. Now is the time to use your network to support you.
  23. 23. 6. Be aware of opportunities but control your cash.
  24. 24. 7. Ask your customers the question “HOW CAN I HELP YOU?”
  25. 25. 8. Be great corporate citizens and let your customers know what you are doing.
  26. 26. 9. Encourage creative solutions to the challenges that you may encounter.
  27. 27. 10. Celebrate our victories out loud.
  28. 28. We can’t BULLETPROOF our BANK if we don’t do what we can to BULLETPROOF ourselves!
  29. 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. 30. 2. What appears a disaster - may be a blessing. “Leadership has been defined as your ability to hide panic from others” ANON
  31. 31. 3. Be very careful about whom you spend your time with.
  32. 32. 4. Take care of yourself - business/life balance - you may need your energy later.
  33. 33. 5. Keep one eye on the present and one eye on the future. Building on strong foundations.
  34. 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. 35. So how do I know all of this works? “Success is 90% attitude and 10% ability”
  36. 36. ank you for your time... www.andrewgriffithsblog.com www.andrewgriffiths.com.au

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