There are times when a little inspiration is needed and today I was at a conference with Triumphant Events who provided it in spades. He laid on a great line of speakers based on the theme of ‘Unleash Your Power of Influence’. In reality it was a number of supporters of James Gilley, the charismatic force and founder of Peace One Day, the NGO which is promoting one day of peace throughout the world on 21st September every year. Put it in your diary NOW! Go and have a look at his very good and motivational video here. Dan Priestly, the MD of Triumphant, had an auction of various goodies and the option to become a patron with some great business support thrown in. A goodly sum was raised, somewhat over £50,000 from the rather motley group of small business people.

Others we heard from included Simon Woodroffe founder of Yo Shushi, Mike Harris ex of First Direct and Egg and Richard Reed founding partner of Innocent smoothies. Each had an exciting story to tell as well as lots of very useful tips. Dan was using this opportunity to market his very good ‘Key Person of Influence’ programme so I have decided to find out more about that next week.

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