The Globe

A Monthly Globalink Publication

Vol. III
September 1, 2015

“GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOOD COMPANIES BUILD GOOD BUSINESS”

What are you doing?

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Are the Machines Taking Over?
Sometimes it seems that way. All of us spend so much time on email, we rarely stop and consider how valuable a phone call is, compared to an email.   At Globalink, we talk about building relationships, and yet, we only get a dozen or so members contacting new members. And, of that number, the majority of them send out an email.
Getting an email is certainly better than nothing.
But consider the new member for a minute. They’ve just joined the group, and what could possibly reassure them more than a warm phone call, that they made the right choice?
Better yet, can you remember a time when someone made you feel welcome in a new group or new setting? How much did you appreciate that gesture?  It’s pretty difficult to match the kind of impression a little more effort and thoughtfulness creates. And, above all else, it certainly distinguishes you from the rest, who couldn’t find time or expeditiously sent a brief email.
No matter how many members there are in Globalink, or in your local market, isn’t the object here to distinguish yourself and your company and to build relationships? You have a perfectly good way to accomplish both and to set yourself apart for the others.
All it takes is a moment. What it accomplishes lasts far beyond, and costs very little.
Have fun getting to know one another……..

-Bill Siemens


Don’t forget, Globalink Coaching is well underway. What we thought would happen is happening. Those members, who bring consistent effort and focus to contacting members in the network, are seeing great results. Some of the other benefits from the coaching program have come in proving independent sales management input and insight into different elements of various members’ sales process.

You can sign up for Coaching anytime

Want to learn more? bsiemens@glnk.com


NEW MEMBERS IN AUGUST

The Globalink Network would like to welcome our newest members.

  • CANGAR BALTICS, SIA, of Riga, Latvia
  • NINGBO GREEN INTERNATIONAL TRANS CO., LTD, of Ningbo, China

NEW MEMBERS TO DATE

  • TORRISTIR from PORTUGAL
  • CGATE LOGISTICS from GERMANY
  • ASI LOGISTICS from CHINA
  • ATRAX LOGISTICS from SOUTH AFRICA
  • FREIGHT SERVICES from FIJI/PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • BLUE ARROW from CANADA
  • TEAMGLOBAL from KENYA
  • FAR LOGISTICS from ENGLAND
  • DOLPHIN SHIPPING from KUWAIT
  • OPMA from CAMEROON
  • BPL GMBH from GERMANY
  • LOGNET from Lithuania
  • MAPCARGO SAS from Bogota, Colombia
  • BEIJING MONKING ASSOICATES, INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CO., LTD, from Guangzhou, China
  • FASTIC LOGISTIC, LTD of China
  • ITS LOGISTICS HUNGARY KFT from Budapest, Hungary
  • CANGAR BALTICS, SIA, of Riga, Latvia
  • NINGBO GREEN INTERNATIONAL TRANS CO., LTD, of Ningbo, China

NEW APPLICATIONS

  • BEST ROUTE ALGERIE from ALGIERS, ALGERIA

Do you know any of the above listed companies?

If so let us know!
sschoelman@glnk.com

MEMBER REFFERALS

We would like to congratulate all the members who received member referrals this month

  • SERVOPAK SHIPPING PVT LTD from PAKISTAN

How many networks do you know of that pays their members? We have learned from experience that some of the best members come referred to us by existing members. We pay $500 to the member for each new quality agent that joins the network as a result of their referral. After they do that 4 times they get their next year’s membership renewal FREE.

Want to know where we need new members?
Check our Open Slots List

Have questions or want to learn more?
willsiemens@glnk.com

SLOW PAYING MEMBERS

We have not had any slow payers reported this month!! We will keep you updated if this information should be updated.

SALES UPDATES

A Great Year for the Network

Now that we are halfway through the year, it is a good time to look back and see how we have done. This year leaves an especially good feeling because the network has been growing substantially.

In the last two quarters alone, we have gained over 20 new members, and there is no sign of slowing. Member referrals have been great for maintaining this momentum. Keep up the referrals!

The same goes for Global Value which has been getting a lot of interest from companies outside of Globalink, which is very exciting.

Broadcast emails are always great when you are looking for agents where we don’t have coverage but don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me if you have something brewing, as a lot of the time I have prospects that would most likely join the network if we had a carrot to dangle….and it’s always better and safer for your company to keep your business inside the network model.

Remember, at Globalink, we view this as a partnership. The more we work together, the better the network gets. Keep in touch!
-Will Siemens

TERMINATED MEMBERS TO DATE

ARC EN CIEL – DRC
MAC-TRANS – LATVIA
SPEED TRANS – SAUDI ARABIA
SKYNET- UKRAINE and RUSSIA
EXTRAS!!

We are happy to announce that Globalink’s sister network, Global Value is coming along quite nicely!! We already have 3 members and coverage in 12 locations! While we understand that both networks are not the right fit for everyone, we encourage you to calculate the benefits and give us a call if you have questions or would like more information about the value here.

EXTRA EXTRA!!

We are happy to announce that while Vinafreight is our meeting co-sponsor, Atoll Logistics of Male has joined our team of sponsors and will be there to welcome you to the 2016 meeting as well.

We still have one sponsorship space left available! If you are interested in this, please let us know!

FROM THE ADMIN

As we approach the meeting preparation season, Globalink likes to ensure that we have the best possible solutions for visas. We feel that the best solution for this would be to use a visa service. I have been talking to several companies and we will be providing the information for our top selection soon.

The costs for visas to Vietnam are $45 with a service fee of $10 for most countries (a small list of countries should expect higher processing fees). I am currently working with the visa service to provide a discount code for all Globalink members. I will be providing a list of countries for each processing cost as well as a list of those countries that are except from needing visas as we get closer to the meeting.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to ask!

-Stephy Schoelman

BIRTHDAYS FOR THE MONTH

Here at Globalink we are all about building and strengthening relationships. We love to celebrate our members and we would like to give everyone else a chance to do the same! We have several members with birthdays this month. Below is a list with their names and email addresses if you would like to wish them a very happy birthday on their special day!

MICHAEL FORD from KSI is September 1st- mike.ford@ksicorp.com
KENNET SJOSTRAND from F.H. BERTLING AB is September 5th- kennet.sjostrand@bertling.com
BILL SHARPE from ICS is September 8th- bsharpe@icsworldwide.us
SHANE MADIGAN from RETAIL LOGISTICS is September 8th- shane@retaillogis.net
HUMPHREY KIMANI from UNION EXPRESS is September 9th- humphreyk@globeflight.co.ke
ITZHAK WINTERSTEIN from ISL LOGISTICS is September 10th- izik@islil.com
ISABELLE DURAND from SOMAUDEX IS September 10th- isabelle.durand@somaudex.fr
VIERU DRAGOS from LION SHIPPING & CHARTERING is September 14th- dragos.vieru@ls-chartering.ro
CH. MUHAMMAD ARSHAD from SERVOPAK SHIPPING is September 15th- charshad@servopakshipping.net
ELMOND LAM from ACA INTERNATIONAL is September 19th- elmond.lam@acaint.com.cn
MUDASSAR KARIM from RTG SHIPPING is Septemeber 20th -captmudassar@rtgship.com
ESTRELLA M. DIMACULANGAN from CYRUS LOGISTICS is September 23rd- star_dimaculangan@cyruslogistics.com
TINA BUSCH from ALG WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS is September 24th- tbusch@algworldwide.com
ERIC DE VRIES from EAGLE NV is September 25th- eric.devries@eaglezeebrugge.com