Mar 26th 2020

TLC The Life Challenge

TLC The Life Challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on many businesses and the lives of individuals across the world. The UK hospitality and events sector has been one of those hugely impacted. This has inspired Manchester-based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), to undertake an initiative which shares daily optimism to industry colleagues during the difficult weeks ahead. The company also hopes will support a post-virus recovery for the industry.

Collectively, the team at TLC is gathering quotes that inspire, reassure and motivate them through these challenging times. Daily the company shares one of these messages across its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. The aim is that each post will not only help followers now, but importantly the messages are being curated into a book of amazingly motivational quotations, titled ‘TLC- The Life Challenge’. TLC has plans to publish the book for colleagues in the hospitality, events and hotel sector in the autumn. Proceeds will be donated to the NHS.

On our blog, we will update each day the posts that are being sent out across our social media networks – which will be included in the TLC The Life Challenge book.

If you wish to contribute a quotation for the book, can comment on any of the posts on Twitter: @taylorlynncorp, Facebook: @taylorlynncorporation or Instagram: @taylorlynncorp, Taylor Lynn Corporation on LinkedIN or email taylor.lynn@tlc-ltd.co.uk

CEO Liz Taylor said: “The hope is that in the post-virus recovery stage, our industry colleagues can use the book as a reminder of how far they have come, what has been achieved and what is possible for the future. A motivational guide created by friends, colleagues and even business competitors, who, have come together to rebuild our industry.”

TLC The Life Challenge

We hope that you will join us in sharing some positivity and support during a very challenging and difficult time for all.

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 Mar 25th 2020

Event Company Launches a Positivity Initiative ‘TLC – The Life Challenge’

March 25, 2010

Event Company Launches a Positivity Initiative ‘TLC – The Life Challenge’

 

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on many businesses and the lives of individuals across the world.  The UK hospitality and events sector has been one of those hugely impacted. This has inspired Manchester-based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), to undertake an initiative which shares daily optimism to industry colleagues during the difficult weeks ahead, but which the company also hopes will support a post-virus recovery for the industry.

TLC - The Life Challenge’

 

Collectively, the team at TLC is gathering quotes that inspire, reassure and motivate them through these challenging times, and daily the company shares one of these messages across its Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram platforms.  The aim is that each post will not only help followers now, but importantly the messages are being curated into a book of amazingly motivational quotations, titled ‘TLC- The Life Challenge’.  TLC has plans to publish the book for colleagues in the hospitality, events and hotel sector in the autumn, with proceeds donated to the NHS.

 

The company is now asking clients, industry colleagues and its social media followers to send-in their own words of wisdom and the advice that is helping to keep them positive.  People wishing to contribute a quotation for the book, can comment on any of the posts on Twitter: @taylorlynncorp, Facebook: @taylorlynncorporation or Instagram: @taylorlynncorp, Taylor Lynn Corporation on LinkedIn or email taylor.lynn@tlc-ltd.co.uk

 

CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation, Liz Taylor, said: “Events that we have been planning for many months, years in some cases, suddenly began to cancel or rebook for the autumn.  This pattern was not exclusive to TLC; all event companies, hotels and venues are in the same situation.  It was devastating.  My company marks its 25th anniversary this year, and by far this pandemic is its greatest challenge. It would be easy to become overwhelmed by the road ahead, but that’s just not what we are about.  My team is channelling its inner optimism for the future, into being creative.  When things get tough … we get busy!

 

“The hope is that in the post-virus recovery stage, our industry colleagues can use the book as a reminder of how far they have come, what has been achieved and what is possible for the future.  A motivational guide created by friends, colleagues and even business competitors, who, have come together to rebuild our industry.”

 

TLC has worked with some of the biggest names in corporate life and showbusiness, to produce events across the UK and Europe.  Founded in 1995 by event entrepreneur Liz Taylor and her industry partner Dianne Lynne, the company went from strength to strength with a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out.  That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark.  With its headquarters in Manchester, the event company works with some of the country’s most well-known brands, blue-chip giants, SMEs, private clients and celebrities to create business and celebration events.  For details about TLC, visit www.tlc-ltd.co.uk

 

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 Mar 20th 2020

Homeworking Power Heroes Guide

Homeworking Power Heroes Guide

These are unprecedented times for us all, and it requires businesses of all sizes to adapt quickly.  One of the incredible things about TLC has always been its team.  A group of talented and inspiring individuals, who join with me to create memorable events.  For the moment, those events are all planned for the autumn and this is where we are focussing our considerable energy and optimism.  A key part of that, is by embracing homeworking for the next few weeks. Encouraged by my team, I have brought together my Homeworking Power Heroes Guide!  Advice that I hope may help you and your colleagues:

Homeworking Power Heroes Guide

T – Tools

Ensure the team each have the right technology, software and apps to do the job and communicate. My team may use their computer for home as well as business-related work, so they may be exposed to more viruses (as we have all heard enough of viruses!!). We’ve ensured IT security is up to date so information is kept confidential.

L – Life-Work Balance

Your team is more likely to overwork than underwork; especially in the current pandemic! This can be due to the fact that they suddenly feel their days are much shorter without the time spent on a regular commute, or, a need to do as much as they can to support your company through this time. As the boss, I encourage my team to keep a close eye on their time and output to help them develop a reasonable work-life balance and avoid burn-out.

 

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LTC LTD Meet the team Ellie Barnes – Events Operations Director LTC LTD Meet the team Liz Taylor – CEO and Creative Director 

C – Communicate

Keep in touch using as many different tools as possible.  Consider what communication tools will deliver the desired results.  We love a shared WhatsApp call, but also SKYPE/Facetime or a simple telephone call.  We all check-in regularly to monitor progress, discuss work and provide feedback.  Vital that you also keep your team apprised of critical information and decisions.

P – Plan Ahead

Share a clear plan of the way ahead, which outlines everyone’s role and your expectations of them.  Ensure a clear team structure – I have let everyone know the new (albeit temporary) reporting structure and where individual responsibilities lie.

O – Open Mind

This is a new way of working for us all, so be open to diversity and recognise how everyone brings something to team effort.  It’s time to embrace difference.

W – Work Together

Despite not being physically together, it’s important that my team agrees on how they will communicate, make decisions, resolve issues and deliver results.  I recognise the importance of trust in this – it is developed differently in remote working and takes some getting used to!

E – Engage

I think you need to engage your team through consensus decision-making rather than instructing.  Encourage them to feel that they each individual person is key in contributing to the organisation’s overall strategy and success.  This motivation is key.

R – Reward

Finally, monitor achievements and reward the team through individual measurement of their performance based on results not activities. For me, this allows for some flexibility in how things are delivered and avoids micro-management by Liz!

Lastly – in these tough times.  Keep focussed and positive – we will get through this! I hope my homeworking power heroes guide has proven useful, and good luck with your homeworking!

 

-Liz Taylor, Founder and CEO

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