Check out these photos! Four EO Insignia Forums and eight Quantum Leap Forums from North America gathered for the EO Insignia & EO Quantum Leap Campus event in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 21-23 October, 2015. This 1.5 day event brought these 12 Forums together with additional members for an event focused around the theme of “From Success to Significance.” Event Chair, Sue Hrib (EO At-Large) hosted the final night dinner event at her home, known as the Hrib Crib.
Octane Results: Networking
“Throughout my journey, I’ve found a common denominator for achieving greatness – teamwork.” – Gilberto Crombe, EO Global Chairman.
Richard Branson quotes, “Togetherness is a hugely important aspect of life. It unites us, gives us security, much-needed support and a sense of belonging, and encourages us to love one another.”
By Andy Bailey, an EO Nashville member and Chief Acceleration Officer of NationLink Wireless
As business owners, we don’t like to spend money on things that cost more than they return. Our company is no different, and we have found some creative ways to make “stuff” that we already spend money on work even harder for us. These things didn’t cost much, but they greatly improved our business.
At EO, we strive to support and educate student entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses. Our Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for these students who actively run a business. But this is only one step in the process. These students are first mentored by EO member leaders, who develop relationships with those student entrepreneurs chosen at the local level. Derrick Jackson, GSEA Program Manager, says, “This is where students find a lot of value because they’re learning from experience entrepreneurs who’ve been in a position where they (the students) want to go.”
Ritesh Marwadi, GSEA finalist and owner of We Fear Silence, an event management company in Kathmandu, Nepal, shared the highlights of his GSEA experience:
Innovation can be loosely defined as the process of creating a new idea, product or service. The future of entrepreneurship relies on the young entrepreneurs of today.
Aneil Mishra was asked to judge EO’s 2015 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Global Finals. Mishra states, “I was blown away by the quality and creativity of these students.”
By Brandon Dempsey, an EO St. Louis member and partner of goBRANDgo!
Five Ways to Land the Clients You Want
Finding clients is hard work. People run from event to event, collecting stacks of business cards, praying someone, someday might actually call on their services. Unfortunately, they’re probably wasting their time. Simply meeting someone at a networking event doesn’t automatically ensure success.
By Gibran Abidin, an EO Indonesia member and Commissioner of PT. Tunggal Idaman Abdi
I joined EO Indonesia three years ago, and by an enormous stroke of luck, I became a part of Forum Happy, which turned out to be an amazing fit. We are an eclectic group of individuals ranging from first to third-generation entrepreneurs with spouses from Indonesia, Japan and the UK, all of whom share a common passion: traveling. Making time to see the world beyond our busy lives in Jakarta is our oxygen, and we endlessly trade stories of recent and upcoming adventures. We also place a high value on family. When we began drafting our forum constitution, we explicitly prioritized scheduling social events that included our spouses and children. This solidifies our commitment to our families and fellow forum mates.
By Glen Carlson, an EO Sydney member and managing director of Entrevo Pty, LTD.
Consider there are three distinct types of brands you can develop; a business brand like IBM, a product brand like iPhone and a personal brand like Jamie Oliver. Personal branding is now a vital tool for entrepreneurs and small business owners to communicate value, create demand for their expertise and ultimately grow their business. So why do so many people resist it?
By Jamie Hughes, an Account Manager at Speakers Corner
TED Talks have gradually become a fruitful new resource for entrepreneurs, marketeers and financiers and many have benefited from discovering inspirational talks from speakers. This TED Talk may not guarantee immediate success but will certainly inspire you to make important changes for your business.
Eddie Obeng’s “Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World”
By Bowen Dwelle, an EO San Francisco member and CEO of 8 Meter Media
What is Flow?
Flow is the mental state of being fully immersed in energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of an activity. We are happier, more productive and more our best selves in flow. If you’ve ever lost yourself riding a wave, playing music, dancing or meditating, you’ve already experienced flow.