Do Good and do Good Business

Simon - Bringing breakfast to the homeless

I was asked to give the new Dublin Chamber of Commerce member, Ian Hannon of Activate Sales Training, two minutes at the beginning of the Business Owners Network session (we hold these every second Friday at 7:30am) to introduce himself to the group and briefly promote a training programme that he was running shortly.

I was determined that I would give him about a maximum of 2 minutes as I had a busy “Let’s do Business” session planned.

I was chatting with him during the pre-meeting networking over coffee and croissants and I let him know that I would introduce him at the very beginning of the session. During the course of our chat he explained that he had been up really early because on Fridays he volunteers for Dublin Simon Community and he does a ‘breakfast run‘ before his days work.

Basically he delivers breakfast packs to some of the homeless on the streets of Dublin.

Ian became a different person to me.

At the start of the session when I was introducing Ian I asked him to first tell the group what he did earlier that morning. The group hung on his every word as he spoke about the different characters, the guys he sees regularly, the guys who are still asleep, the guys who are on the streets for just a few days.

Ian became a different person to everyone in the room.

When he got around to speaking about his training programme everyone listened attentively – we liked him, respected him and trusted him. He spoke for a lot more than 2 minutes – Ian will do well!

Do good and do good business.

Greg Canty 

Greg Canty is a Partner of Fuzion who offer Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy from our offices in Dublin and Cork

 

 

 

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8 Responses to “Do Good and do Good Business”

  1. charles grant Says:

    Greg, Love it, innovative again. Hope you are well. Charlie Grant. Renewable Energy.

    Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 07:26:40 +0000 To: charles.grants@hotmail.com

  2. irishminx Says:

    It’s what I like about you Greg, you have a great heart. My gratitude to Ian. We all need to do good work.

  3. Naomi Says:

    I love this! Kudos to you for recognising the good and changing the schedule to accommodate that – more good! Excellent article

  4. Fergal Bell Says:

    Well done, Greg

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