Robert's Rules: Bob's personal version as a guide to successfully and profitably working with him for your next event.
(Bob's) Rules of Engagement
on-going growth and success in serving my clients, audiences and readers
has been solidly and creatively built on remaining true to my core
values. I have been most successful where I have
stayed true to those values. I have also found myself having challenges
and lessons when I did not. Eventually, I learned what was important
and what worked for me and my clients to ensure we both succeed.
you visit my Expect
More page on my Idea Man site, you’ll see where I have laid out just what my speaking,
coaching, and educational training clients can expect when they decide to engage
my idea-rich services. I provide a professional service and am committed to
helping you and your team grow and succeed! I am also committed to
my own professional development in this quest.
friend and fellow speaker, Steve Miller encouraged me to follow his
lead and actually outline my own "Rules
of Engagement". He challenged me to ensure my
potential clients 'fully' understand these rules and values
that are the foundation on which I conduct and build my business.
I thank Steve for his ongoing encouragement in moving my professionalism
up to the next level and for allowing me to use his rules as a guide
or model for the development and evolution of my own. His generosity
is appreciated, as is his friendship.
(aka - Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey) at work on the podium hosting the
UN-BC Kid’s for Kids event in Vancouver, BC.
had the privilege of being the opening speaker, as well as Emceeing
this two day event with students attending and presenting from
Over the past 20 years he has had the privilege of working with a wide range of groups and organizations across the globe. Along the way, he developed this guidelines (Robert's Rules) based on successful interaction and results with his clients.
Please take a minute and read through them. These support his values that he brings to your group.
'Idea Man' Hooey - Basic 'Core' Values
• I work with my clients as a partner or fully participating success team member. In essence,
I do not work 'for you' or your company; I work
'with you' and your team on previously agreed
goals for our time together. I work diligently to ensure 'we'
reach those goals. I will work my buns off to help you and your
team win! I want you and your team to succeed. I want your event
to be special and memorable! I want to make a difference in that regard.
• I embrace change, challenge and creativity in all my activities…
after all, I am the Canadian
• I am not shy in dealing with controversy, a difference of
perspective, or viewpoint. In fact, it is that provocative,
value-added skill I bring to the table which often facilitates innovative change and creativity. Looking at what you do or desire from my
‘outside’ perspective sheds light on areas
for improvement or new idea-rich, innovative changes for profitability. This
has earned millions for some of my clients. I'm sure you'll find
it valuable too!
• I will challenge you and your team to re-think and to improve
on what you do, to grow, and to invest in your growth and the growth
of your team members and your participants.
• I seek to consistently improve on what I deliver, to increase
my value to your team, our audiences, and to enhance any processes
developed or used in serving you.
• I look at increasing the long-term, results-based value
I bring to our working relationship and am not shy in charging you
accordingly. My clients appreciate this and have seen multiple ROI
from our partnerships.
(Bob) Hooey ’s Personal Rules of Engagement
to engaging me, I'd suggest you invest the time to familiarize
yourself with these basic rules. Whether I am working in
my role as keynote speaker, workshop or trainer, executive coach or
in my capacity as a professional writer, these are the foundational
values upon which I engage my services with all of my clients. They
are the foundations of mutual success upon which our successful relationship
will be built.
take ourselves, our careers, our challenges, and our organizations
far too seriously. I have learned that ‘people learn
best in times of enjoyment.’ I have also learned
that my creativity flows and my value increases to my clients, when
I am having fun. My ultimate commitment and goal is to work hard
in having fun as we creatively and productively work together. I
love what I do and want to share that excitement, enjoyment with
you, your team and your extended audience. So let’s commit
to having fun in our times together.
basic mantra is: "If it isn't
fun - I don't want to do it!" And perhaps I should consider
charging more when it isn't. Smile! (Ok, I'm not going
there yet; but you get the idea.) Let's enjoy our time working
together and help each other win, while having fun doing it!
of Family and Fellowship
believe there are times we must 'choose' between work and
relationships with family or committed friends. Let’s
choose relationships! I would expect your family to take
precedence over your business and myself. Accordingly, my commitment
to my wife and family is more important than you. There will be
times in 'my' schedule when I am simply not available due
to those commitments. There will be times in 'yours' that
will conflict for the same reason. I respect your relationships
as a part of helping you succeed and expect you will return the
of Respect and Follow Through
you engage me as a part of your success team or for an event, I
am working 'with' you, as well as for you! That entails
that we commit and treat each other equally with mutual respect.
That also means we each commit to following through on what we promise.
For example, if you contact me via phone or email you should expect
a timely response. You will get it and I will expect the same standard
or treatment in return. When I tell you I will have something to
you by a certain time or date, I will deliver! If
you say you will get something to me by a certain time, I will expect
you to follow through on or before your commitment to me. This is
a foundation for our long-term success in working together and developing
a mutually productive relationship.
the exception of specific research, development activities or coaching
services, my speaking and training fees are not based on time or travel. (I do occasionally give
locally based or non-profit groups a break, so I can sleep in my
own bed!) My fees are established solidly on the full value
and ROI of my participation, as well as my rich experience, ongoing
research, and education.
life commitment is to create and embrace value in all aspects of
my life and business. I charge and deliver full value for
my services to you and am not shy in doing so! I am proud
of the value I bring to the table or the platform. My clients are
proud of the results they see.
the past two decades, I have sought to leverage the value I bring to
my clients by being more creative in my travel arrangements. One
of those value added commitments is ensuring I am on-site, well
in advance of your program (where applicable), so I am rested and
ready to give you 110%.
This means, I no longer schedule myself tightly (unless other
commitments dictate). For example, in most cases where travel
is long range, I will be on-site later in the day 'prior'
to my scheduled time with your group. If I am working closer to
home, I may fly in the early morning of a late afternoon or evening
event. This small investment in extra accommodation and meals can
give you some amazing ROI. See my expectations page for my commitment.
look forward to the opportunity to creatively work with you and your
team. Whether we are working on helping your executive
leadership grow to the next level, a leadership retreat, a
sales or management seminar, a training
event, or having me create and deliver a motivational
keynote speech at a full blown conference or convention –
I want to deliver my best for you. In order to leverage my value for
you we need to make sure we are on the same team and espouse the same
me at: 1-888-848-8407 (Client Toll Free North America) or drop me
an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and goals and explore where I can be a value
added part of your success team.