I want to tell you about an inspiring event that’s coming up on Friday 19 November during the day. We’ve teamed up with this great organisation, Triumphant Events. Triumphant and POD are putting together speakers events involving extraordinary individuals – great business minds who challenge conventional thinking.
The event on the 19 November is entitled “Unleash Your Power of Influence”. Speakers include Marc Koska OBE (Star Syringe), Sam Roddick (founder of Coco de Mer), Simon Woodroffe OBE (YO! Sushi and YOTEL), Daniel Priestley (Triumphant Events / Author), Steve Bolton (Platinum Property Partners), and myself.
Please come if you can – you won’t be disappointed. All profits from the event go to Peace One Day to help raise awareness of Peace Day.
You can buy tickets here:
This is a tough time for a lot of organisations” said Jeremy Gilley, “and POD is no exception. That’s why our new speaker’s events are so important.”
The speaker’s events are a collaboration between POD and Triumphant Events. Each event brings together an extraordinary group of gifted entrepreneurial minds who, over the course of a day, share their life philosophy and the secrets of their success.
“The next event is during the day on Friday 19 November in central London. It really is a win-win situation,”said Jeremy, “anyone who comes will get the chance to learn from some true visionaries; there are speeches, interviews, Q&A sessions and informal chats – it’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone who’s interested in their own personal growth – in business and in life. At the same time people can know that all the profits generated on the day go back to POD to help keep the organisation going”.
The 19 November event is entitled “Unleash Your Power of Influence”. The line up is impressive; speakers include Marc Koska OBE (Star Syringe), Sam Roddick (founder of Coco de Mer), Simon Woodroffe OBE (YO! Sushi), Daniel Priestley (Triumphant Events / Author), Steve Bolton (Platinum Property Partners), and of course Jeremy.
The speaker’s events also provide people with an opportunity to find out more detail about Peace One Day, our objectives and strategy.
“Many people who attend our speaker’s events become Peace One Day Patrons,” Jeremy told me, “these are an extraordinary group of like-minded individuals who are able to get behind Peace One Day with financial and strategic support. Many of the speakers themselves are Patrons. I think what we’re seeing, through the speaker’s events and the POD Patrons Programme, is a growing community of people who want to see Peace One Day succeed in making Peace Day known and observed throughout the world. I’m incredibly grateful. For anyone interested, please come to the speaker’s event on 19 November and find out what it’s all about!”
For tickets to the next Peace One Day speaker’s event on Friday 19 November, please visit:http://www.triumphantevents.co.uk
For my blog this week I wanted to share with you a short Q&A with one of Peace One Day’s Patrons, Richard Reed Co-founder of Innocent Drinks. Richard is an amazing man and a great friend of POD’s. The Peace One Day Patrons Programme is a fantastic initiative; Patrons get so much out of it and the programme really supports POD to continue. If you’re interested in becoming a Peace One Day Patron Click here.
Q&A with Richard Reed, Co-founder, Innocent Drinks
Richard left advertising to set up a fresh fruit juice business with two friends. Famously they set up a stall at a music festival selling smoothies. They set up a banner saying “Should we give up our jobs and do this full time?” and had two bins for the empty cups, labelled Yes and No. By the end of the festival the Yes bin was full, the No practically empty, and the rest is history. Within a few years they had grabbed over 70% of the smoothie market. Notwithstanding the success of Innocent and masses of good publicity, Richard’s philosophy centres on simplicity, caring about the product, involving the workforce, focusing on detail and listening to criticism.
Richard Reed – How did you get involved with Peace One Day?
I was at my friend Wendy’s party in the woods outside of Bath a few years ago and she stopped the party in mid flow and made everyone sit down and watch the ten-minute Peace One Day film. I was profoundly moved by it – I actually found myself thinking I should retire from innocent and go and work for POD.
What was it about Peace One Day that inspired you?
The fact that many people thought the idea was naïve and impossible, but the POD team have proved people wrong and have started delivering it.
How do you see your future involvement as a POD Patron?
To provide contacts, support, energy, cash and free smoothies.
What one piece of advice would you give to new potential Patrons?