Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon

Business Lessons for RTOs from
my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books

As you know, I usually do things a little bit differently and I love being a bit quirky.  So rather than just an article on a specific topic or idea, I’ve decided my weekly Blog will be using one of my favourite Movies, TV Shows or Books as my inspiration, and I’m going to draw out the business lessons within them.

This gives me an opportunity to not only share some insights and hopefully some helpful tips to make running your RTO a little easier, but it may take you down memory lane as my selection may be one of your favourites as well.  Or I may hit a nerve (oh not that one!) and I apologise now if that happens.  Or maybe it will prompt interest and you’ll head to Netflix or your local library to get a copy.

Either way, I hope you find not only some light amusement in my weekly Blogs but also (and more importantly) some food for thought and ideas you can immediately implement to help you build, manage and grow a simple profitable RTO business you actually love.

So how does it work?

Each month, I will choose one of my favourite Movies, TV Shows or Books and use that as inspiration for the entire month.

Then each week will run like this:

Week 1            Business Focus
Week 2            People Focus
Week 3            Systems Focus
Week 4/5         Summary

As I’m all about helping RTOs to get CLEAR on their Business, People and Systems, this means you get a little bit of help each month on each of these 3 key focus areas.

So please enjoy my weekly Blogs, and don’t forget to subscribe so it comes straight to your inbox each week.

Stuck For Staff Gift Ideas?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Stuck For Staff Gift Ideas?  Give a Gift which truly Makes A Difference Have you ever been stuck for gift ideas for your staff members?  Whether...

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Ditch Secret Santa

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Do You Really Want Help?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Do You Really Want Help? How many times do you hear people (or yourself) say, ‘I wish someone would help me’ or ‘I wish I didn’t have to keep...

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It’s OK To Be Unavailable… Really!

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   It's OK To Be Unavailable... Really! Is it just me or are you finding people are texting you to say they can’t talk to you right now, at the...

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Is Your Expectation Based On Fact Or Hearsay?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Is Your Expectation Based on Fact or Hearsay?  Why you may have an unrealistic expectation of your staff's workload Many RTOs have targets or...

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Want To Save Time?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Want To Save Time?  Here's 9 Tips To Get Back An Hour A Day In last week’s Blog, I showed readers the power of an hour.This is also the title...

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The Power Of An Hour

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   The Power of an Hour  Why reacting to everyone and everything is not helping you or your RTO For most people running an RTO, the thought of...

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Are Your Documents Scaring Away Potential Students?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Are Your Documents Scaring Away Your Potential Students?  How my 'over the top' Privacy Agreement nearly cost me a great client I’m a firm...

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Is Personality Driving Your RTO?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Is Personality Driving Your RTO?  How letting the minority rule the roost can hurt you and your team For many RTOs, they often recruit staff...

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To Niche or Not To Niche? That Is The Question

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   To Niche or Not To Niche?  That Is The Question This has always been a challenge for me because not only do I love learning about new industries...

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Reset Yourself and Your RTO – Part 2

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Reset Yourself and Your RTO - Part 2 In last week’s Blog, I looked at The Journey video series which showed how the Carlton Football Club was...

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Reset Yourself and Your RTO – Part 1

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Reset Yourself and Your RTO - Part 1 As it’s AFL Finals Season, I thought I’d reflect on some RTO business insights from an AFL sporting club...

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Dammed If You Do. Dammed If You Don’t.

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Dammed If You Do.  Dammed If You Don't. Such is the catchprase for the many hats and roles we play in business and in life.And sometimes none...

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Rules and Systems Rule Bathurst. Do They Rule Your RTO?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Rules and Systems Rule Bathurst.  Do They Rule Your RTO? Too many RTO CEOs/RTO Managers and their teams moan and groan about the rules and...

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Does Your RTO Need An Etiquette Lesson?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Does Your RTO Need An Etiquette Lesson? How good is your client/student service? Have things been slipping through the cracks and if so, do you...

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Is Your RTO Shaking The World?

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Is Your RTO Business Model Like The Beatles?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Is Your RTO Business Model Like The Beatles? My model for business is The Beatles.They were four guys that kept each others’ negative...

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Innovation Is Only Part Of The Equation

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Innovation Is Only Part Of The Equation In the annals of innovation, new ideas are only part of the equation.  Execution is just as...

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Hero or Bozo: How Do You View Your People?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Bozo Or Hero: How Do You View Your People? The older I get, the more I see how much motivations matter.The Zune was crappy because the people...

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Less is More (and Better)!

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Less is More (and Better)! This month’s Blog takes inspiration from one of my favourite books: Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter...

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Work The Problem People!

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Work The Problem People! Gene KranzLet’s work the problem people.  Let’s not make things worse by guessing.I don’t care about what anything was...

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PO Box 191
Wavell Heights North QLD 4012

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