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John T

Potential NY Roundtable

Where and when to host a NY Roundtable  

12 members have voted

  1. 1. Where and when to host a NY Roundtable

    • My house in the latter part of May
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    • My local Distributers shop in the winter months
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    • An american Legion Hall in the winter months
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    • A Restaraunt in the winter months
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I'm debating on hosting another NY roundtable with a different twist to it. I'm debating on holding one at my house. For entertainment purposes I have an enclosed Heated Jacuzzi on my deck that looks out to my Backyard where you can see the heated in ground pool. I can probably sit between 50-100 people comfortably in my backyard. There would be bar/waiter service and either Barbecue foods or catered food. I can set this round table up for it to last one or two days. There are hotels near by and also long islands finest beaches with the long island sound only about 2 miles from my house. Since I have 2 driveways and one needs to have the asphalt replaced we can use that driveway for demos. Also I will have my swabby by then so I can demo that for anyone who is interested. My house is like a miniature club paradise with some ponds and waterfalls to look at right off the deck. If some people bring sleeping bags and aero beds I could probably sleep free of charge about 10 people in my carpeted basement.

The only drawback for having a RT at my house is that the weather should be warmer so we can enjoy the amenities. The best for that would be sometime in the latter part of May..Maybe Memorials Day weekend??

There would be an entrance fee of about $35-$50 for each member to offset the cost with one of them being a printed up Org shirt for every person that comes thru the door. Any money left over will either be raffled back or used for the Next NY Round table sponsored by this org. People who come to this Round table do no have to come in as an Organization member and leave as one even though that would be nice.

There are many topics to discuss including a few guest speakers I could bring to this round table.

The other option is to have a NY Round table at my local distributer shop which can only accommodate around 30 people indoors. The other place to do one could be at an American Legion Hall or a restaurant. Those places can be held as soon as Feb which I might be able to dothat month because I'm going on a 10 day cruise Feb 15th...besides NY is a block of ice in that time of year.

So tell me what you think by answering the pole that is attached to this post and also if you would be interested in attending a Long Island NY Roundtable that will have a backing of an organization to it even though that is not a requirement to be a member.

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John,

We are old fashion and have attended too many RT. They were all very professional and definitely not a way to party. For the younger folks that sounds boreing. However, If I spend $1,000. to learn something, I want to learn something. Our last RT with 130 contractors was in Seattle. PDCA function. We worked on our business for two days and learned alot. Topics from answering your phone to hiring employees. In the evenings we had fun. No alcohol was involved till evenings and cell phones were turned off. Very business and ran like a charm. I see alot of the RT seem to be surrounding Hooters or the likes. Nothing wrong with that for evenings, but alcohol and a professional business has no connection, unless you run a bar. We came home from the last RT with over 600 pages of info. We grow our business by 20% gross yearly. This makes for a better year. Sorry to drag it out, but I'd vote for the most professional business Rt you could put together. You'd be surprised who would come and who would not! Thank You.

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I would rather attend a professional networking event. People can always get together afterwards and go out.

Beth

I may have mis understood this? And event does not have to be large. often a smaller relm can be more helpful.

A large event can be good but less able to give a crowd what they may want or need.

I think people can meet in smaller groups and get more out of it.

Planed events are great, I dont think they need to be large to be good. Just have the right people present.

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So, Ron, did you get it video'd as planned - I thought I saw a camera set up in one of the pictures?

Sure wish I'd known you were going to go through Charlotte - I'd have driven an hour to meet you there :(

Celeste

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Beth,

The conversation about RT's are good. We have attended many large and small events. The term RT is not what it really apprears to be. A round table is exactly that. Getting together various members at various tables,and discussing various subjects. Having a room full of people discussing the same subject would be more of gathering of the minds to me. Doesn't matter here. The idea of getting together and learning is what it is all about. Your comment about "Professional networking event" means alot to us. We have attended Round Tables, in various parts of the country, held by various groups. They range from speakers brought in, at hundreds of dollars, discussing many subjects over a few days. This is what I would refer as a professional rt. Not to put down anything different. We attended the MI RT last year, will attend this year. It is pretty informal and the speakers are folks with alot of experience, willing to share. Awsome! This is an excellent gathering. There seems to be a gathering of the minds lately. Folks wanting to get together and grow their business. They are putting discussion groups in different parts of the country. This is a wonderful way to learn and grow our businesses. As they progress, they will become more professional. The cost will certainly rise and the benefits will increase. This is a real benefit to the followers. We will be watching for the most benefical programs and attending the best offered. Everyone is working hard and many companys will be the better for it.

John T. The timing of the RT is important. The subjects and information shared are more important. The professionalism of the program is most important. Thank you for taking on a serious program as this. You will definatly grow from the experience. Looking forward to hearing more.

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I consider attending a RT a form of networking. I consider attending a convention a form of networking. Either one is good for business, and I'm inclined to attend both depending on where and when they are held. Bottom line, they can do your business good. :)

Beth

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I also agree with the networking and great ideas that evolve out of round tables and conventions. Although rt's are some time not large enough to go to because they do not have the people to support it. But on the other hand within the last year or so the number of people and vendors attending or hosting rt's is on the rise.

The industry and myself are hungry for information to make our businesses grow and stay abreast of our trade. If It was not for the Pressure Washing Conventions that I have attended in the past I bet I would have folded up shop and moved on to another career choice years ago. THESE EVENTS DO HELP YOUR BUSINESS!!!!!!!!

Keep it professional is important you need a clear head at these events. Nothing against boozing it up, but the last thing I want to see is John T. passed out in his back yard with his underwear stretched over his head! (or maybe I do)can't stop LOL.

John has excellent ideas and thoughts for his rt and I hope we are not making him nervous about his decisions. Going back to his home afterwords and kicking back with some cold totties- I'm there all day long!

I support your efforts John.

Tony

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Tony,

I believe we are on the same road. Building our business is as serious as breathing. We have to do it right or we won't do it at all. I do not know the great minds of Pressure washing, but having an expert on business, insurance, taxes, etc. at a RT would be a great answer. Most people attending the RT already have a grip on what they do. Building the business is the answer. We are still learning about PWing and building our business. We want to hear from the KING & Queens of PWing at a RT. We also want to hear from the people who sell the equipment and those who manufacturer it.

John T.

You could have an awsome Rt by doing what you are doing. Asking for info from others. If you put the right grain in the pond, the fish will come! LOL Do you have experts in business you could attract to this event? Bankers and Lawyers will often donate their time to help groups as this. I'd bet your insurance person would speak for 15 minutes on how, why & where of business in PWing? Just my 2 cents. Looking forward to attending this one. Thank You.

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I defenitely would, possibly co-host it. Not that I'm any authority, but it would be a good enough reason to get together... I'm actually trying to "help" some local guys that have been around here lately. maybe if they heard it from more powerwashers, they would understand things like pricing, chems, networking, and other stuff

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I did do a Roundtable back around 2004. It was held at my Distributors shop and it went over pretty well. I also had beers in coolers along with Hot Coffee, Donuts and at least a 6' hero and salads for the attendies. The mistake I made was I put it on the same date as the Daytona 500 that year..DOH!!!

I may do another RT in the future but for now everyday is an adventure for me to score some more business in the coming months so all of our attention is based on that. Tom and Barbara's RT the first weekend in March will be one of the very few we attend this year because we hopefully plan on working at every available moment for the months ahead.

I promised though within the next few years I will try to host another one and its probably going to be on a grander scale....but first I need to make some cold hard cash to pay for my daughters "Sweet 16" etc etc for the next couple of yrs.

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