May 28, 2022

Business Trip Cheats to Make Your Next Meeting in London Out of This World

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It is no secret that business trips are often long, stressful affairs, packed with multiple meetings and little downtime. When you know your destination is London, however, you want to see as much of England’s capital as possible. With iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, this city’s food, culture and attractions are as diverse as those who live there. To help you out, keep these cheats in mind to make the most of your trip across the pond.

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The Number One Piece of Advice

First and foremost, plan ahead. Chances are you received a schedule or list of the professional responsibilities that you need to complete while in London. Make sure you know when and where those are, then block out your free time and determine what you have time to do. Time management skills will be key here. Make sure you keep on task while you are there. Use some productivity hacks to maximize your productivity while you are abroad.

Where to Stay

Where you stay in London is highly dependent on your job duties. You might have been assigned a place to stay, but if not, look into hotels or even better, London corporate apartments that are near where you will be spending most of your time. London corporate apartments offer all the luxuries of home, making your trip feel more like a relaxing vacation or homestay instead of a work trip. One that gives you a beautiful place to sleep, get work done and is within your budget is sufficient for business trips. Look for a site that offers complimentary breakfast so you can save time as well. Efficiency and comfort are essential.

What to See

London has many well-known attractions. Some that are worth checking out are taking a ride on the London Eye, an enclosed Ferris Wheel, strolling through the Victoria and Albert Museum, which showcases exhibits related to art and design and picking up some souvenirs from Harrods, the iconic department store. If you want advice on lesser-known travel locations in the city, here are a couple of suggestions. Stroll through some of Hyde Park, located right in Central London, for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Or, spend time in the West End, taking in a show.

Where to Eat

For restaurant tips, it is a bit difficult because London has so much good food that it might seem impossible to decide what to try. For restaurant tips, if you are going to see the sights, finding places that are high-quality and get you food quickly are useful when you are short on time. Visit a pub to try traditional British foods, like pies and sausages, or get prepackaged sandwiches from a grocery store or café so you can stick to your time schedule. Try to avoid common American chain fast food stores. Order something you have never seen before or that you always heard of but never had a chance to try.

Use your free time to your advantage and experience some of what London has to offer. With these hacks, you can have a great trip from a personal and business perspective.

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Being a Rebel Entrepreneur

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rebel-shannon-1For those of you who have been following me for a while, you may remember my life circumstances that gave birth to the cross-country Dare to Live Challenge several years ago. (If not – no worries. I shared the full scoop in a recent interview in The Rebel Entrepreneur Summit. You should definitely check it out!) I’ll give you all a little hint, though: the inspiration was born out of a tough time in my life … and then deciding to make a tough and rebellious decision to finally share about it openly & vulnerably.

But, more recently, there has been a part of me that has been holding back. The voice of a well-respected business mentor has been in my head suggesting I only talk about certain things in relation to business. So, I sometimes find myself asking, “should I share this story .. or no?”

And, to be honest, that hasn’t felt completely right or authentic to me.

This is why, when my truth-digging, storytelling friend Dawn Gluskin, asked me to join her on the Rebel Entrepreneur summit to talk about the rebellious act of actually bringing your SELF to your life and business … I felt called to join in on the conversation!!

As they say, the right people show up in your life at the right time for a reason. (This, by the way, is why building a community of entrepreneurs is such a big part of my mission. Being part of a community allows for these opportunities to show up at just the right time).

Dawn has 10 experts lined up and we are all candidly sharing the behind-the-scenes of what it REALLY looks like to be an entrepreneur & talking all things self-expression, vulnerability, and breaking the rules like a boss.

In my interview with Dawn, I revisit my Dare to Live story and we talk about the behind-the-scenes of what it really looks like being an entrepreneur in my life right now. (Hint: An adorable toddler is involved!)

We’re also sharing tips on how to grow your business & amplify your message — just by rebelliously bringing more of your self and story to the table.

Register now for FREE access to all the Rebel Entrepreneur videos, plus biz-building BONUSES from all the guests.  

I promise, you’ll want to hear these stories.  And, you’ll feel inspired and courageous to take rebellious authentic action in your own business!

Xo,

Shannon

PS – Don’t forget to register NOW for the Rebel Entrepreneur Summit.  You don’t want to miss out on these juicy interviews & bonuses that will teach & inspire you to quickly & authentically grow you biz & brand.  They won’t be available for long, so register now!!

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Developing an Elevator Pitch – First Impressions Matter

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Elevator-PitchIn simple words, an elevator pitch is a brief presentation that’s designed to grab the attention of potential prospects in a compelling and comprehensive manner.

So, if you had one minute with Oprah or someone you admire in your industry, what would you say to capture their attention?

Criteria for a successful elevator pitch:

It must be Quick, Clear, and Concise! Attention grabber is important too.

Be clear; use a proper speed & tone so that you avoid rushing your message.

Show your enthusiasm using appropriate excitement while telling the story. Enthusiasm plays a key role if you want to draw the attention of your target audience.

 

Does your elevator pitch answer the following questions…..

Who are you?

What do you do?

Who is your target audience?

What separates you from other businesses in your industry?

How do you bring value and benefits to your prospects?

 

Get a note card and have a 30-sec and 60-sec elevator pitch ready. Then start to practice and test to see what sticks. This is one area I love helping my clients shine!!!

 

Share your elevator pitch with us!

What I am looking for next is……

 

To your business & life success,

Shannon Gronich

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Create Massive Growth for Your Business Utilizing Events

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Event Marketing Shannon GronichEvents attract audiences that, in some cases, would not typically be exposed to your product or service. Utilizing this platform for individuals to know more about your brand in a manner that will be notable and create an influx of business still eludes many owners.

Events can be an excellent way to position your brand or test your concept. You may be looking to rub elbows with leaders in a specific industry or to secure an endorsement of some kind.

If you approach an event in a strategic manner as I outline a couple of important items here, you will create a plan that works.

There are numerous items to consider when considering participating in an event.

First, identify your goal or intention for participating. Why are you going? What do you want to accomplish? Then take into account your desired goals with the demographic who attends when picking your event.

Preparation – Set Clear and Tangible Goals

I usually suggest a minimum of three tangible deliverables or goals.

Spend quality time reviewing vendors, sponsors, speakers, and other participants to identify collaborations you can start to facilitate prior to the event. Get the vendor list and start calling potential partners.

Begin working the event the moment you register.

Most people just show-up and wing it. A plan can become a roadmap to your arriving at your desired destination.

Positioning – Stand Out in Your Industry

Most people miss the powerful opportunity to attain free publicity with events.

Social media and marketing go hand in hand with the profits you generate from your business; hence, make sure to post an update about your participation before, during, and even after the event. Live periscopes and tweets will win favor among the event coordinators and your potential clients.

Press releases may be written and submitted up to 3 months in advance as well as after the event is over.

Remember to share with your existing client base where you will be and to even come visit you at your booth as this will help you stand out and be in the mind’s eye of those who know you already.

Last but not the least, enjoy yourself!

What is your favorite event?

Share any event marketing strategies you find successful.

To your business & life success,

Shannon Burnett-Gronich

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Locally #1 Reverbnation Teen Musicians Opening “80’s in the Park”

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Anja & Makayla 80's funAnja Conklin and Makayla Burnett, singers, songwriters, and versatile musicians are both 13 years old.  They met in the third grade and began playing together at the age of nine. By ten they started performing publicly and were given the unique opportunity to be the opening act at Dr Gary Null’s (Time Magazine’s Mr. Medicine) Movie Premiere for 300 attendees. Anja & Makayla recently won a national video contest for One Ocean One World by performing a song they wrote about ocean conservation. They spent 6 weeks at number #1 locally on Reverbnation, the home to over 3 million musicians.

Currently, Anja & Makayla are creating original music and performing gigs regularly in our community at multiple venues including private events, festivals, and local clubs.  For their next big event, Makayla Burnett has been asked to sing for the opening of Melbourne’s “80’s in the Park” with the national anthem. Their band will be performing top 80’s cover songs later that afternoon.

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Join us for the two-day Celebration of Everything 80’s to hear top bands like Tommy Tutone, Quiet Riot, and Georgia Satellites. For a full list of events and bands, go to www.80sinthePark.com. More about Anja and Makayla at:

www.Reverbnation.com/AnjaMakayla

 

For more details:

Contact: Shannon Burnett-Gronich

Info:info@ConsciousLivingPublishing.com or 321-208-3903

When: Saturday, September 28th – 12:00

Where: 80’s in the Park – Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

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