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32. Graham Williams

Sustainable Schools

Graham Williams, CMC, B.Com Hons, B.A. is on the Council of the International Mananagement Consultants and Master Coaches of South Africa (IMCSA), a certified management consultant and executive master coach, thought provoker, speaker and author of 9 business books who has worked in over 40 countries and many sectors around the world. He is a management contributor to 12Manage (the World's foremost management network). An essential component of his ‘motivational fingerprint’ is to overcome severe organisational blockages by installing creative, healing solutions – from concept to implementation. Special interest areas are building resilience, and embedding character virtues and sustainability practices in organisational culture. He makes use of narrative, anecdote and metaphor as critical contributors to successful business interventions. Graham comes from humble beginnings, grew up in Woodstock, Cape Town, began his academic career after marrying and while raising a family , and believes strongly in finding practical solutions to challenges. Prior to launching his own business, while with Shell, He conducted customer service studies at AT&T Universal Card, Agway, Fedex, Disney World, Duke Power, Thames Water Board, LL Bean, Pepsi, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group, MIT. He developed the first Motorway Service Area in South Africa, the first multi-task Customer Contact Centre in the Shell Group, the first margin-management, price-elasticity system for Shell UK, and served as a member of the re-engineering team.HIS PURPOSE IS TO CREATE THE SPACE FOR ORGANISATIONS (and their members) TO HEALI contribute regularly to a number of hard copy and online magazines including Culture University, Human Capital Review, Leadership and Change Magazine.

1hr 17mins

9 Mar 2021

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An RAF Fighter Pilots life during the Cold War - Air Vice Marshal (retired) Graham Williams

Top Landing Gear

This edition of the Top Landing Gear podcast has an appropriately seasonal feel as we approach winter, its theme being the Cold War, which lasted from 1947 until 1991. The Cold War saw the rapid development of aviation beginning with concepts such as new wing designs and powerplants and ending with digitalised avionics and stealth technology. All this to gain the upper hand in the event of a hot war. Our guest was an RAF fast jet pilot during the height of the Cold War, and was also a test pilot, as a result of which he has flown almost every western cold war jet imaginable. He is Air Vice Marshal (retired) Graham Williamson, the most senior person by rank that we’ve ever had on the pod. His is a fascinating story, which he reflects on with great humour here and in his wonderfully entertaining and enlightening book ‘Rhapsody In Blue, An RAF Fighter Pilot’s Life During The Cold War’. Graham tells us the aircraft for which he has most affection is the Harrier, which he was one of the first RAF pilots to fly. In fact along with Sqn Ldr Tom Lecky-Thompson, he flew the brand new Harrier in the 1969 Daily Mail Air Race, linking us to our previous most recent episodes. Again his story of that adventure needs to be heard to be believed. Another legend of aviation to whom we are enormously grateful for gracing our podcast.   You can buy his book HERE! And we heartily, heartily recommend you do so... Perfect Xmas gift for any aviation fan.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EYSQFIE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


24 Nov 2020

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5. Social Media Marketing with Graham Williams


In this episode we discuss Social Media Marketing for the travel industry with industry insider Graham Williams. What can MICE companies do with their social media marketing to prepare their business for the other side of COVID-19. We talk about general marketing advice, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and we touch on the topic of influencer marketing. A great episode and lots of valuable insights on Social Media Marketing for the travel industry.


28 Apr 2020

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Bonus Episode 5 - Graham Williams

Let’s See What’s Out There

This week Pete and Keith are joined by their friend Graham Williams to discuss Star Trek in general and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan specifically.  Special thanks as always to Neil Myers for our theme - see more of his work at NeilMyersMusic.com And to William McLaughlan for our logo- see more of his work at wasm19.wixsite.com

1hr 6mins

17 Apr 2020

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S&C in schools, managing parents and the school to performance connection with Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson & Graham Williams

Pacey Performance Podcast

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson and Graham Williams from Millfield School. Scott is Director of Sport, Alan is Director of Athletic and Graham is Lead Practitioner & Athletic Development Coach. This episode is another one that is pretty unique, for two reasons. One, that we had three members of staff from the same organisation and two, that the organisation they are from is a private school here in the UK. We went pretty high level in this episode and if you're involved in adolescent sport or school sport, you will love this one. If you enjoyed this episode with Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson and Graham Williams from Millfield School. Hope you enjoy this episode with Pete Kirchmer. In this episode we discussed... Managing expectationsParents Technical coaches Student-athletes Developing athletes in an education settingManaging education and sport Changing sports landscapeSchool to performance connection Influences from the world of sport Holistic developmentWhat does that actually mean in practice? What does the science tell us about working with adolescents? The programmeWhat that looks like for different sports, ages and maturities Scott can be found on Twitter @ScottDUK, Alan can be found on Twitter @arichardson1501 and Graham can be found on Twitter @graywilliams_ Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com. Enjoy PP

1hr 16mins

6 Feb 2020

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Graham Williams & Jared Cagle: Press On Paper Co (Season 2 | Episode 9)

Atlanta Born & Brand

For centuries, entrepreneurs and leaders have used the hand written letter as a vital tool to communicate. In the world we live in today, its an art that can easily be lost in the noise. That’s why our guests today founded Press On Paper Company. They understand how powerful the written word can be in the form of a letter or even just a thank you card. One of their mottos is “A Good Word Changes Everything”, and with their first line of unique stationary, the Press On team is encouraging leaders to use their words for good. This is the story of Press On Paper Company with two of their founders Graham Williams & Jared Cagle.


31 Oct 2019

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33: How to Sell Solutions over Hardware w/ Graham Williams

Ecosystem Aces

How do you craft your brand’s story in a way that sells a solution over a piece of hardware? One way is to develop alliances with partners that truly make you “better together.” Graham Williams often says that his team is offering solutions rather than just hardware, and this brings their value proposition to the next level. We caught up with Graham to talk about the sales channel options, the details of combining forces with other companies, and how different partners come together for a joint go-to-market plan.


30 Oct 2018

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Graham Williams on Shaping Austin’s Live Music Scene (Popcast Ep. 4)


Williams is the founder of Transmission Events, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and now Margin Walker. But how did he become the most in-demand promoter in one of music’s biggest markets?Find out in this episode of Popcast. You’ll hear Williams reveal the underside of the live music industry in Austin, from getting his start booking Jimmy Eat World at iconic venue Emo’s to striking out on his own. Listen now to discover:--Why he decided to launch Sound on Sound Fest at a Renaissance Fair--How he expanded Transmission beyond Austin into other cities--What happened behind the scenes during the creation of Margin Walker


16 Aug 2016

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Data Centers and Cloud Solutions with Graham Williams (Cologix)

Gain Your Edge

Gain Your Edge is a twice-monthly podcast on all things IT. On this week’s podcast, we’ll be sitting down with Graham Williams, Chief Operating Officer for Cologix, responsible for Operations, Construction, Commercial Management, Marketing and Strategy. In his time at Cologix, Graham has also led the Development and Sales Organizations. He has over 17 years of experience in the data center, communication, Internet, content delivery and video industries with strategic positions at Charter Communications and Level 3 Communications. References and Resources Industry Standards for Physical Security for Data Centers Contact Our Guest Expert Graham’s LinkedIn More Host Skip Lineberg Subscribe via iTunes Send your feedback, comments and questions to BusinessEdge@Frontier.com


14 Jul 2016

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How Fun Fun Fun Fest Went From 3,000 to 16,000 Attendees in Under 5 Years, EP 275 - Graham Williams

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Graham Williams, one of the creators of Fun Fun Fun festival and head of Transmission Events. The festival’s first year had only 3,000 attendees...now it lasts 3 days and welcomes 20,000 people. Listen as Nathan and Graham talk about building up an event, the economics of festivals, and why you should start building your dream sooner. Favorite Book? – I’ve never read a business book… 1984 What CEO do you follow? — None What is your favorite online tool?— Gmail Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— I think I made the right decisions for the most part...I wish I’d started my company a little earlier. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:15 – Nathan’s introduction 01:40 – Welcoming Graham to the show 02:10 – Started Fun Fun Fun festival in 2006 with the head of Alamo Drafthouse 02:45 – Cost around $100k to produce and sold around 3000 tickets in the first year 03:15 – Left Emo's to start Transmission Events, a booking and promotions company 03:20 – How did you get 3000 people to an event that had just launched? 03:40 – “A lot of flyering and street-team work” 04:07 – Now a 3-day festival with 20,000 attendees 04:24 – Now costs $4-5 million to produce 05:50 – Currently run by a local manager 05:10 – What’s driven the growth of the festival? 05:40 – “You find your audience and respect that audience” 06:22 – Ticket sales are the bulk of revenue - then sponsorship and bar sales 06:55 – A weekend pass costs a little over $200 07:22 – Around half the total revenue is in ticket sales 08:30 - Sponsors pay more per head because of the opportunity to target an audience 11:00 – The festival feeds into Graham’s year-round business 11:20 – Find Graham at Transmission Events or Fun Fun Fun Fest 12:35 – It’s aimed at licensing information obtained from defunct websites 3 Key Points: Learn all you can - but you need to put that learning into action. Find your audience and respect them. Cater to their needs. Build your niche. Start sooner. Whatever you’re thinking about doing...do it. Resources Mentioned: Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts. Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible. Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+ Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books. Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives  


10 Jun 2016