A personal message from Rocky Romanella June 5 2019

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In This Issue

  • Meeting Planners: How To Create The Perfect Meeting
  • New podcasts
  • Keynote speaking
  • Coaches Corner
  • The Video Library
  • Tighten The Lugnuts
  • Free Assessment


Meeting Planners: How To Create The Perfect Meeting
I wanted to thank everyone for your input, expertise and thoughtful response to our question, “How to create a perfect meeting?” Below is a summary of your responses to questions 3 and 4:

These events provide a fantastic opportunity to expand your customer experience beyond typical interactions like sales, training, and consulting. Further, having your customers interact with each other is priceless. Strategically coordinating simple conversations between your participants can accelerate their growth and development, create AHA moments that will help them in their day to day routines and challenge them to seek news ways to run the business. Customer-to-customer conversations can ignite new up-sell and expansion opportunities.

3. What type of event is this?
One of the most important questions to ask is about the nature of the event, as all subsequent event planning questions will be determined by this answer. Is this a meeting? A corporate event? A promotional event? Let’s assume you’re hosting a promotional event for the launch of a client’s new product. Use of the product, first time use issues, training of the product all become important ingredients of the launch and conference.

4. What should the theme be?
You want to draw people to this event, so you’ll have to do something to capture their attention. Partner with the client to create an identity that people will recognize and want to get involved with. If it’s a stand-alone event, think about ways to get people excited about it. Will you have a book signing. Is the speaker open to a Q&A session?

I am very interested and am sure you have your own thoughts that you would like to share. Over the next few editions, we will build out a question or two using your thoughts. Please send me your thoughts on questions 3 and 4 for our next edition: 3. What is the best time for this event? and 4. What is the theme of this event?. Please email me with your ideas at [email protected]. We will also have a new video podcast available on this subject shortly (details below).

Special Gift For Responders

As a thank you, the email addresses of those who respond to this survey will be entered in a drawing to receive a free signed paperback copy of Tighten the Lug Nuts – The Principles of Balanced Leadership. Three names will be drawn and I will contact the winners via email.

New Video Podcast Now Available

I was recently interviewed by Don McCauley regarding how to create the perfect meeting. In this interview we covered all the important questions, including most of the topics listed above. Many of these principles will apply to any type of meeting or event. The full interview is now available at the 3SIXTY Management Services website.

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New Podcast: Art of the Extraordinary with Vindya Vee

We covered a lot of ground in this informative podcast. Some of the key talking points included:
* Why you should follow through even when you’re not sure about your ability
* 3 key elements involved in balanced leadership – How what you do when no ones is watching makes the biggest difference
– How most small business owners let their strengths become their weaknesses
– How I create a Keynote that wows the audience

– and much more.

Episode 39

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Your Next Conference, Your Next Motivational Speaker, Your Next Topic

To achieve success, you will need to embrace the Balanced Leadership philosophy along with the goals and objectives through walking the talk and your daily actions. Your success will be measured by the degree to which everyone in your organization at every level begins to understand, embrace, emulate, and execute the vision and strategy.

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Keynote: Richmond Logistics And Supply Chain Forum

Making Informed Operational Decisions with your Three Key Constituents in Mind – I had a fantastic time sharing my thoughts and experiences with participants at the opening keynote speech at the Richmond Logistics & Supply Chain Forum on June 2nd at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL.

3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Atlanta, June 10 – 12th, 2019

I will be conducting a Breakout Session at this conference and will moderate two panels:

Breakout Session Topic:

Making your disadvantage your advantage: How SMEs can thrive amid challenging labour conditions

Panel 1: Tackling the labor shortage in transportation logistics

• Retain the best drivers: Offer a better lifestyle with reduced time on the road and average length-of-haul, by using developments in LTL freight and increasing your distribution centers
• Attract the next generation of drivers and secure your long-term business strategy: Discuss ways to invest in young people’s future in the industry with degrees, qualifications and techdriven opportunities for long term gains
• Improve efficiencies and driver satisfaction: Help drivers avoid billions of empty miles travelled every year and the delays faced in loading and unloading, by using telematics and visibility applications
• Become a shipper of choice: Discover methods used to improve your carriers’ impression of your operations such as on-time payments and hassle-free pickups

Panel 2: Will automation overcome the challenge of labor shortage?

• Automate for efficiencies in eCommerce: Discover dramatic improvements in fulfillment time and costs with intelligent automation for picking, packing and sorting in the warehouse
• Develop new order streaming capabilities: Understand the benefits of embedding high levels of automation and machine to machine learning into processes and workflows to meet the demand
• From robots to cobots: Evaluate, design and implement robotic solutions to address the lack of labor and enable employees to fulfill orders more quickly and efficiently

Afflink: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, June 24, 2019

I will be conducting two Breakout Sessions at this event:

1. Competition for People, Customers and Market Share in the e-commerce World

2. Essential Ingredients of Leadership

Stay tuned for more information in our next newsletter.

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Book Signing – Book Bin, Onley VA

I held at a book signing recently at Book Bin at 25304 Lankford Hwy. in Onley, VA. It was a great day for everyone who attended the event.

Interested in a book signing? Please contact me personally with any questions or to schedule a book signing, If you would like to purchase books as a gift and would like them signed, call or email me at [email protected] to coordinate.

Or you can use the contact form at 3SIXTYManagementServices.com

Coach’s Corner Exclusive never-seen before interview with UCLA Coach John Wooden

In every newsletter I include a quote from UCLA Coach John Wooden, whom I had the great pleasure to interview while I was a leader at UPS. Coach often said, “As long as you try your best, you are never a failure, that is, unless you blame others.” Click below to view the full interview.

If you play a coaching role (and we all do), please look at the unique and exclusive interview with legendary Coach John Wooden on our website. Coach Wooden was a supporter of the Jimmy V Foundation and in memory of Coach Valvano, who passed away, April 28, 1993, we are remembering Coach Valvano and his fight by donating one dollar to the Jimmy V Fund to find the cure for each copy of Tighten The Lug Nuts sold.

Coach Valvano is remembered for being many things: a player, a coach, a broadcaster, a brother, husband and a father. But above all he was an inspiration. And when he was diagnosed with cancer at 46, he never gave up. Thank you in advance for your generous support and enjoy the book.

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The Video Library is Here (And, You Don’t Need a Library Card)

Time is of the essence for all of us. We are overloaded with information – so much so that we simply cannot digest it all. For this reason, I am very excited to announce our new video library.

Here you can explore important concepts in mere minutes. Short on ideas for your next meeting? There are loads of ideas here. Need a quick video for your next gathering? Looking for a keynote speaker or advisor? You might find just what you are looking for here. New videos are added regularly, so be sure to
check back soon.

Take a moment and check out our new commercial for Tighten The Lug Nuts entitled Become A Better Leader.

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What Others Are Saying . . .

“Arpin Van Lines, Inc. was fortunate enough to have Rocky Romanella as keynote speaker during our Arpin Agent Convention. This event brings together our agent partners from across the United States.It was clearly apparent that all our convention participants – agents, Arpin management and staff, and vendors – benefited from Rocky’s experiences, expertise, and his ability to relate all to our group. His delivery was made in a warm, witty, and articulate manner. Rocky inspired many to look inward and improve the way they operate their businesses and lead their team members.”

Conrad Swanson Sr., Vice President Agency Development

“Rocky Romanella has written a highly useful and highly readable book for ANYONE wishing to be a more effective (and happy) leader. His storytelling approach makes the book an entertaining read, and the lesson summaries that complete each chapter serve as a blueprint for putting the information into practice. I’d recommend Tighten the Lug Nuts to new leaders as well as experienced leaders. If you don’t learn something from this book, you’re not trying!”

Dennis Snow, Business Author, Speaker and Conslultant

Even Google likes us. We are ranked at #5 for Motivational Keynote
Speaker 2019, #6 for 2019 Motivational Keynote Speakers and #5 for Best
2019 Motivational Keynote Speakers.

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Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership

Leadership is something we all have concerns about. Leadership is not a concept that only applies to certain people in business, government, and civic organizations. The reality is that no matter our age, gender, occupation, educational level, or position in life, each of us touches and influences other lives. In this book, rated 5 stars on Amazon, I present a powerful overview of the concepts of Balanced Leadership and how each of us as leaders in our own way can make a difference and Leave Our Legacy.

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