My Interview with Alexa Servodido

Alexa Servodidio is a licensed Counselor, and has a well-known radio show on  Blogtalkradio.com Her show covers Healing, Personal Growth, and Psychoeducation, Exploring barriers and strengths of individuals.

The Alexa show airs every Wednesday at 8pm EST on blogtalkradio.com/alexas29

Alexa Servodidio and I talk about my book One Of A Kind Making Things Happen, and how overcoming all that life can throw at us, doesn’t have to prevent any of us from succeeding. “closing the door” on bad things that have occurred in our past is a technique I have used very successfully and is something that all of us can learn. In learning to do this we can take charge of how our life can be a fulfilling and exciting experience rather than a negative one where we blame the past for not achieving a bright and fulfilling future for ourselves.

My book, One Of A Kind Making Things Happen is available on Amazon if you follow the link to my official author page or you can check out my posts on my Facebook Page , my YouTube interviews, Blogs and contact information.

My interview with award winning Ling Pang

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Ling Pang, an award winning radio show host for Radio Station 103 The Eye  http://www.103theeye.co.uk/  interviewed me about my book “One Of A Kind Making Things Happen” and about the many things I have done both in the UK and in the USA. We also discussed my latest project “Famous Names from Ealing StudiosFamous Names from Ealing Film Studios    now the oldest film studios in the world, founded in 1901. Making Things Happen,

We discuss the new technology of “Augmented Reality” that the University of West London students are undertaking for our project in which as well as the many famous names paving stones, there will be also be animated arrows information and signs with descriptions of each of the famous actors, actresses, producers and directors, that will pop up on your mobile phone or tablet to make the information come alive. The famous names are all who made Ealing Film StudiosEaling Film Studios founded in 1901, one of the most iconic and oldest film studios in the world.

We also discuss the design work I did for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Firefighting community in designing specialised, high dexterity, protective gloves that are now in service in both communities.

Both interviews are on my Facebook page Tony Moore

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My interviews are with other people who are also “Making Things Happen” These include musicians, First Responders, Singers, Artists, Writers and many more from all walks of life.

I hope these interviews will motivate my readers to follow their examples and do wonderful things with their own lives. One thing is for certain, if you don’t, no one else will do this for you!

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Tony Moore Interviews on YouTube

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All of my interviews are on YouTube which can sometimes be difficult to get to the correct location.

Please use this link for my Radio and TV Interviews  One Of A Kind Making Things Happen

There are 24 interviews in total, so far, with more interviews being added. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBU9li3pqam_dORFCzciuGGHq830wAHSd My subjects show the interesting things that people do from being Blues musicians, business entrepreneurs, Dance studio ownership, Figure Skating, Gourmet cooking, First Responders and others.

My interviews are intended to motivate my viewers and radio show audiences, all over the globe, to consider what they would like to do with their own lives after hearing what others are doing with theirs.

Enjoy!

Making Things Happen, Famous Names from Ealing Studios

By Louise Penn for her blog. Louise is part of our Famous Names project.

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Famous Names from Ealing Studios – new local project

Ealing, West London, is the home of the iconic Ealing Studios, and during the stewardship of Will Barker, Basil Dean, and Michael Balcon, produced some of the most iconic and well-loved films to come out of British cinema, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.

In more recent years the studios have become a place where both films and television have been created, and you can still see the ‘White House’ adminstration building as you walk from High Street towards St Mary’s Road.

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For the last ten years Ealing town centre has not had a permanent cinema; there is the local Film Club, which meets in the Town Hall, and there has been a travelling van showing up-to-date titles, first on Haven Green, and later within the perimeter of the demolished Empire/ABC.

There have been plans afoot for some time to develop a lifestyle quarter within Ealing, emcompassing retail, residential, and cultural spaces (including that long-awaited replacement cinema). This is where the Famous Names from Ealing Studios comes in.

The brainchild of Tony Moore, this project now has a dedicated public Facebook group and has attracted interest from Ealing Council, Ealing Regeneration, Ealing Highways, Rupa Huq M.P., Ealing Today, the Ealing History group, Ealing Department of Works, Talking Pictures TV, with other potential supporters already approached.

Ealing, with its importance not just to the history of cinema, but also to television (Monty Python filmed many sketches within the borough, Downton Abbey’s ‘downstairs’ scenes were all filmed at the Studios), and to music (‘The Ealing Club’ was instrumental to the careers of The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Cream), should be a popular stop on the tourist trail, and a Walk of Fame would attract interest, investment, and a financial boost for the area between Ealing Broadway, Bond Street, and Mattock Lane.

Many performers have been linked with Ealing or been in residence here: Sid James, Tony Hancock, George Formby, Gracie Fields, Dick Emery, Earl Cameron, Freddie Mercury, Dusty Springfield, Julian Clary, Arthur Haynes, Googie Withers, Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sam Kydd, director Steve McQueen, Matt Monro, Liz Sladen, John Gregson, Stewart Granger, Maurice Chevalier, Gloria Swanson, Tommy Trinder, Will Hay, Ivor Novello, Harry Fowler, Jack Hawkins, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson, and Mervyn Johns, to mention just a few.

What better way to remember them, and put Ealing firmly on the destination map?

The Famous Names from Ealing project needs publicity, awareness, and the backing of the local community and business owners to make this work. Please consider joining the project – for more information follow the link above to the Facebook group, or contact Tony Moore directly by Email 

 

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Making Things Happen!

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Those who know me, or who have read my book, “One Of A Kind Making Things Happen,” know that my life’s motto is “Make Things Happen” and to this statement I am part of a group called Ealing History. Ealing is where I grew up and where I have a large family and also where my heart is.

Recently I formed this group, Famous Names of Ealing Studios,” to honor the link that Ealing has with its world famous Ealing Studios, which are by the way the oldest working studios in the world dating back to 1910. The group I have formed is going to lead the implementation of a “Famous Names of Ealing Studios “walk of fame” where the names of the many many actors and actresses, names  from the bygone times and present day films, TV shows and famous Ealing Comedies, will be indelibly linked to Ealing by having their names set into paving stones.

Ealing’s Walk of Fame

The artist’s impression above shows Ealing’s new Multiplex, an area for the arts with cinemas, apartments, cafes and shops. The famous names will appear in this courtyard, down from Ealing Broadway Station and will lead on to the world famous Ealing Studios on Ealing Green.

I am very happy to be part of this project and will for sure make this happen, together with my project group.

To make things happen, all we need to do is to imagine being there and seeing the finished project which I have done since the onset of this concept.

This idea is gaining traction, support, financial help and will for sure, happen!

A Life Lesson

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My Aunt, who was my mentor and the stuff an empire was built on, was a lady who at age 75 bought an Old English White MG convertible sports car and not only drove until she was 87, but also did her own oil changes!

She once asked me, while standing in my back garden, one afternoon drinking a cup of tea; Tony Deah (she spoke perfect English), “What is the one thing you will have that will tell you you’ve finally made it in life? I had no idea what her question meant, so I asked her to explain. She explained is it a Rolls Royce, a yacht, A mansion in the country or maybe to become a millionaire?” I had never thought of this question and couldn’t answer her, but I said I would have to think about it and let her know. Three months later as I was mowing my, very typically small lawn in the back garden, of my London semi-detached home, I thought, “what if I had a lawn that was so big I had to have a rider lawn mower to cut my grass!” So I wrote to her and she replied “So Tony deah let me know when you get it.”

Three years later my company moved me on from Brussels to the USA, we were standing on the driveway of our new home in Greenwood Indiana and I gave my wife a small plastic box with three buttons on it. She asked me, “What do I do with this?” I told her it was an automatic garage door opener (we don’t have these in London homes) and when she pressed the button, the garage door opened and sitting in the completely empty garage was a Sears Rider Mower with a yellow Post It from the previous owners saying they hoped we would put it to good use as they had bought a new one for their new home.

What did I learn from this? If you set specific goal for yourself you are more likely to achieve it! From where I was, in my back garden mowing my lawn, my life goal was seemingly impossible when I wrote it down, but the universe moved with me and I achieved it in a way I never thought possible!

What Does It Take?

Managing a New Product Launch Amidst Tough Competition

NOTE: This is an excerpt from Tony Moore’s book, “One Of A Kind Making Things Happen” and is one of four articles published in various business magazines.
“One of a Kind – Making Things Happen,” is available on Amazon at:
This article was published in Business View Magazine (BMV) – January 2015 
Tony Close UpWith so many U.S. companies facing competition from overseas;
What does it take to produce excellent U.S. made products competitively priced to compete. I was General Manager of a U.S. glove company when a new glove came into the market from Pakistan. Within a short time it had taken 20% of our sales, and with such tight margins, it wasn’t long before we were facing losses that would shut the company down unless we did something fast. I had to do something fast, as I had some seventy staff that would be left jobless as a result so urgent decisions had to be made. I could either go offshore (they lose their jobs anyway) or I could try to make a better product here in the USA. Going offshore has very high set up and initial delivery costs plus the transfer of information leading to a completed and acceptable ready to sell product.
We were in the certified firefighting glove market requiring that all of our products had to be tested and certified annually. I called a meeting with all my factory staff and laid out not only our firefighting gloves but those of our competitors. In most cases factory or
production staff seldom, if ever, actually see competitors’ products to compare them to what they are making. I laid out both our products and our U.S. competitor’s products alongside. I invited my staff to see for themselves the differences and to show them the
comparison of our products with these less expensive and very comparable products.
I had already taken this U.S. manufacturing company from Batch into continuous LEAN manufacturing, that had reduced our production costs by 33% with a streamlined operation, but we were still more costly than these imports.
I shared my vision of what it would take to produce a superior and more competitive product that would enable our customers to choose a U.S. made product, reasonably priced and one that could be chosen in I began the design process focusing on nothing else but I also involved the entire factory in this solution as their ‘buy in.’ My factory staff, with their own knowledge of production and sewing techniques, helped me to produce the best sewing processes into the new glove design, so that it could be produced cost effectively, with as few production steps as possible to be produced in potentially large quantities.
The outcome was that, after many hours of focusing on designing a brand new and state of the art product, that matched the vision I shared with my entire company; we finally had exactly what we needed. The final product was better I had envisioned and was very different from all other products in the current U.S. market. Cash was now very tight and we could not afford to promote the new glove, so, instead we made 80 pairs and sent them out to the top 80 distributors for feedback.
The finished glove had the best dexterity, feel, grip and form fit of any existing product in the U.S. firefighting market. I focused on keeping to standard components but developed a state of the art adhesion system that had never before been used in U.S. glove making. I
targeted the manufacturing costs to an end product that would be priced in the midrange of all competitive products so that initial end user cost would not become a barrier for a new product entry. Over time, and with the gloves increasing success, I raised the
price, to where I had planned it to be, with no market resistance at all, due to its increasing popularity.
I called the new glove ‘Blaze Fighter’ and not only did it do exceptionally well, but it became the biggest selling firefighting glove in the entire U.S. firefighting glove
market. 
Within six months of its launch we had sold $1 million in sales and the sales continued to climb as more and more distributors came back on board. I firmly believe that U.S customers should not choose a U.S. made product solely because it was U.S. made; but should choose the best product at the most acceptable price. I set out to make a more desirable and a more competitive U.S. made product that my customers would choose over a less expensive imported product.
What can be learned from this highly competitive issue:
Share the existing problem with your staff and let them be part of the winning strategy.
Show a comparison, if you can, with your competition’s products explaining why yours is losing market share.
Ask for your co-workers help in the solution and involve them in the process.
Share your vision of what will be required to stay in business, and no sugar coating the issues, as they will help drive the energy required to complete the process.
Focus, focus, focus, on the task at hand and do not become sidetracked with interim issues.
It’s hard to focus on a solution while sales and profits are diminishing but if you allow other problems to take precedence you will lose.
It is not easy to develop a new product against a backdrop or losing market share, profits and reputation, but what’s the alternative?