Nexstar hosts super meeting
Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting took place in Marco Island, Florida, in the first week of October. Hosted at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, more than 700 owners and leaders of Nexstar member companies attended to create connections and inspire positive actions. The event included sponsored breakout sessions, a strategic partner trade show and featured guest speakers John Maxwell, Judaline Cassidy and John Taffer.
Leadership trainer and author John C. Maxwell kicked off Nexstar’s 2018 Super Meeting by teaching members how an intentional life is the key to personal and professional growth.
“The only guarantee that tomorrow is going to be better, is if you are growing today,” he said. “Growth needs intentionality. Be intentional in significance. Success is about you — adding value to yourself — but significance is about others. Success is not enough; it gives you reputation, but not fulfillment.”
Longtime Nexstar trainer and current Director of Training Strategy Keith Mercurio shared a comprehensive strategy for hiring and developing great people, defining company culture and aligning the skill sets an owner is looking for.
Judaline Cassidy shared the story of her difficult upbringing in Trinidad and Tobago, her eventual training in the trades, and the challenges of working and interacting with customers and coworkers in a predominantly male industry.
“Conceive it, believe it, do it,” she said. “Have the grit of a girl and the moxy of a woman. Tell yourself: ‘I am fearless; I am strong; I am awesome.”
“Bar Rescue” star and business consultant John Taffer gave Nexstar members a crash course in the importance of the “R Factor” — the reactions that companies create for their customers each day. Creating and harnessing positive reactions is what separates successful businesses from their competitors.
“Understand that your work is a process, not a product,” he said. “The product is the reaction, and he or she who creates the best reactions, wins. That’s the deal. Separate yourself from what you do and what your purpose is. Our purpose is to create reactions — every time, every minute and in everything that we do.”
Nexstar Network President and CEO Jack Tester encouraged attendees to consistently implement growth strategies.
“Growth is healthy — messy, but rewarding,” he said. “It creates opportunities. There is no standing still. You are either growing or dying.”
Photos from the event can be seen at Nexstar Network 2018 Super Meeting.