The Odd Sock Session - September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 from 09:20 to 13:20 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Odd Sock Session
Are you looking for some inspiration, some ideas on where to go next and some practical, proven and easy, ready-to-implement concepts that will help you win more customers and have a more motivated team?
If so, I have a little idea I’d like to share with you.
I love showing people around my award winning accountancy practice, GreenStones.
And when I do, the visitors love it too!
Everyone always takes away a massive amount of ideas and concepts they can implement in their business straight away. To take action to improve their results…
”I had often heard Simon and other accountants talking about the uniqueness of the GreenStones office but I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself. It took about 30 minutes for Simon to show me round and during the whole tour there were ideas and insights I could use straight away in my practice. Simon was completely open about how things worked (and about some things that didn’t work quite so well!) and I left knowing that I could implement them myself.” - Nigel Bennett of Hallidays in Manchester
And here’s your chance to see the inner workings for yourself.
For just £47 plus vat (including lunch) you can join me for a morning and learn all about how GreenStones lead generation and team systems work!
Live and on the front line where all the action takes place, at the GreenStones office.
If you’d like to book your place (there are a limited number – see below) book now.
And you will be joining me and 5 other businesses (the GreenStones board room can only seat 7 people comfortably, with room to spread out and work!) for 4 hours of sharing and lunch. Everybody will be encouraged to swap numbers at the end, to carry on the relationships they have formed during the training in order to make sure action is taken.
If you and your business don’t come on this event you are selling yourself short and will stay a busy fool. - Michael Pipe
Here’s how the session works
You’ll arrive for 9.30 and experience the Greenstones customer greeting system. You see how we take this opportunity to start asking for referrals right from the moment customers walk through the door.
Then you’ll get a tour of the office. You’ll see the mood board, the job planning board, the team progress charts, the pool table, the cardboard cut-out in reception and the cardiac desk – if you are lucky there might even be some cake on it! And that’s not all, I’ll share with you why and how each of the systems work.
Once you have grabbed all the insights you can from the tour you’ll get to hear my latest thinking on lead generation and the systems we have introduced. Our main focus is word of mouth referrals so I’ll cover what we do on that and how you can work with your current and potential customers in a sincere and be dependable way.
After a break the action turns to motivating your team. I’ll share how we use ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) and what the first steps should be for you if you want to introduce it in your business. I’ll also share the software I use in order to make it possible and for me to be able to work from anywhere and still maintain work relationships.
We’ll also have a look at one or two systems that help make sure we produce a quality service.
At around 12.30 we’ll stop for lunch. Over lunch we’ll share our next steps and commit to the actions we are going to take as a result of the time we have spent together.
Your next action should be to grab your place. As I said above there are only up to 6 places on the event and they always disappear fast.
I know I will be sharing your time with 5 other people Simon but £89 (could be £47!)plus vat sounds like incredible value. What’s the catch…
There is no catch. As I said the GreenStones team and I love sharing the ideas and concepts we have introduced in the business to make it the success that it is.
And, although we know and have implemented a lot of ideas we are not arrogant enough to believe we are perfect! Whenever people come to visit us they will always make suggestions, spot things we have missed and improve what we do, so there is a win in there for us too.
But will there be a hard sell?
Not on my life! I hate events, trainings and seminars that share very little content and become a pitch fest just as much as you. Over lunch, when we share our next steps, I’ll share with you how you can work more with me in a relaxed way. That’s either on a one to one basis or in my mentoring group and it’ll take no more than 5 minutes. The focus on the day is all about you and how you can improve your business.
This might sound like a stupid question but, who is GreenStones?
GreenStones is my award winning accountancy practice based in Peterborough. I have owned GreenStones since 2005 and in the first three years of owning it I doubled the team, tripled the turnover and quadrupled the profits.
By independent assessment we have:
- achieved Investors In People Gold (at the first attempt)
- become The British Accountancy Awards Employer of the Year
- AVN Firm of the Year
- An AVN Excellence 6 stars
- Accredited by Customer First and
- Runner up in numerous awards.
Is there ample parking?
Yes, parking will be available right at the front door.
Is there wifi?
Yes, you’ll get the code on arrival but you won’t have time to be checking email!
Can I speak to your team so I can get their perspective?
Yes, but I can’t promise who will be there as they all work ROWE and can come and go as they please. If you want to do this it will take place after our time together and it would help if you tell me you want to after you have booked, so I can arrange it for you.
Can I take photographs so I can show my team when I get back to the office?
Yes of course, take as many as you like. The only thing I ask is if you use them in blog postings or social media you include my website www.socksupsimon.com in the credits.
Can I speak to the other participants after the event?
Yes and I actively encourage it. Whatever your actions are after our time together you’ll be much more likely to complete them if you have someone to hold you accountable!
Is there a guarantee?
Yes, in fact there are three!
#1 QUALITY if you get to lunchtime and you have not got tremendous values for your £47 plus vat all you need to do is ask for your money back and I’ll make sure the team refund it that day!
#2 QUANTITY if you get to lunchtime and you have not got at least 5 easy to implement and practical action points on your list I’ll insist you have all of your money back
#3 DEVELOPMENT if you get to lunchtime and have not had your thinking stretched on at least one occasion, again I’ll insist that you have your money back.
Can I speak to you afterwards if I have any further questions?
I am sure your time is as precious as my own. I have a son (called Ben) approaching two years old and want to spend as much time with him as possible. If you have any follow up questions the best way to get them answered in full is to book a test drive with my mentoring group. I’ll tell you how over lunch on the day.
Simon, I want to bring someone with me. Can I have two tickets?
Quite simply no. The session works so much better if there is a mix of firms in the room. Your colleague would be more than welcome to attend an event in the future
So now you know all about the session what are you waiting for?
Let’s Get Started and grab your place now