Have you ever lodged in a hotel with a midnight giveaway to share a “guest”, and felt startled, like “what’s going on? Welcome to my Port Harcourt experience of sharing unusual!
As I’m sure you know, online coaching is surging right now. Everybody wants in. And as the pie gets bigger and bigger, online business coaches are often invited to share their ideas at business and professional circles – for greater productivity, success and happiness.
So when Prestel Consult invited me to a business weekend in PortHarcourt recently, together with a lineup of experts such as Dotun Onifade – it was a pleasure to share some of my ideas. The thing was for me to share some of my customer service ideas, and real-life scenarios with participants. And inspire them to begin to develop service and productive habits deliberately.
It went well. After the session, I received good review comments on the some of the ideas I shared with participants. For the details, you’ll want to check this one out: a piece on productive habits, I wrote, sharing real-life scenarios in BellaNaija magazine, “7 Productive Habits That Turned My Life Around”. RIGHT HERE
For some highlights, watch the video clip.
The “sharing” experience went beyond the PortHarcourt workshop venue, into the hotel where I lodged in GRA. Every staff of the hotel shares a smile at the various service points. Right from the receptionists, to the laundry people, the restaurant team, and the room service staff. So impressed, I went to bed on Friday night, thinking about writing a testimonial on my service experience. Experience matters, right?
One high-level shift I experienced was that “sharing” is a more sophisticated concept here. Startled, I was awakened by the sound of the intercom in the middle of the night! Who could be calling at this time? I struggled to pick the line. It was from the reception. As if offering a giveaway, she said,
“Sir, you have a guest for the night!”
“A guest, at this time of the night” I asked?
“Oh, I’m sorry sir”, the line went dead.
What just happened, I wondered? I checked the time. It was 2.17 am!
I’ve heard stories of executives taking the “opportunity” to have some fun at up-country business events. But this is so way out; it’s upside down! Then it dawned on me that “sharing” has a special meaning here at this Protharcourt GRA-based lodge: to share my room with a midnight giveaway at this business weekend!
But the jury may still be is out on this one… Was the giveaway “guest” really meant for me? Did the receptionist make a mistake? Whichever, one thing is clear – it’s sharing, unusual!
Remember to focus on the message
If you are an online business coach, planning to share your ideas and business experience at some business weekend, focus on creating the kind of course that provides learning experiences and real impact for your audience, as you have always desired.
And, if you are an experienced professional and feel like you have so much more to share to help others succeed, but yet to start – then “THE EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL ONLINE COACHING CHECKLIST” will provide you with a solid foundation to help you get started. You can request a copy, right from this page, or my home page www.mikehunder.com