The Globe

A Monthly Globalink Publication

Vol. IV
October 5, 2015

“GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOOD COMPANIES BUILD GOOD BUSINESS”

What are you doing?

FROM THE PRESIDENT

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

It’s been a very exciting year here at Globalink, and we still have one more quarter to go.   Last year, at our meeting, several members commented on how many new members we had added that year.  Well, as of the end of the third quarter this year, we’ve added four more members than we added all last year, and we’ve got a healthy number of new prospects in the wings.

We’re excited not just because of number of members, but for lot of other reasons.  In an industry that is now crowded with networks, at least 70 by last count, Globalink continues to grow and expand, on our terms.  We’re not giving memberships away, and we are steadfast in our standards.

In fact, when we look at what other networks point to in terms of growth, we more than double that, which make us one of the fastest growing networks out there.  That’s not too bad for being one of the oldest in the business.   All of this confirms that our philosophy and our approach is sound, and conveys value.

And, again, it’s not just the number, but it’s the quality of the new members that excite us the most.  Two of our new members will be sponsoring at the meeting this year, ATOLL LOGISTICS and SUNOBLE LOGISTICS.  I highly recommend you use the list of new members in this copy of the GLOBE to make up a “calling”, yes “calling”, list to introduce yourself and get to know them. The return on this investment is ultimately up to you.

Of course, this growth wouldn’t have been possible without the strong and consistent efforts of my son Will.  Selling new prospects is a tedious and sometimes tiring job.  Will calls and speaks with prospects all around the world, in every time zone you can imagine.   We know of no other network that goes to this much effort.  This is the commitment and quality of your outsourced sales person.   As new members continue to be added, the opportunities and possibilities for you increase, continuing to add value to your investment.

Both Will and Stephy have really hustled this year and have established a good team working approach that supports this growth.   Stephy tracks down the references and manages the application process and does a thorough job of making sure applicants meet or exceed our standards.  And, she does this in an expedited manner.

And, in her spare time, Stephy handles our accounting, billing and payables along with managing projects that continue to add value to the network.  As you may have seen we just announced a new MARKET NICHE SORT in ourMEMBERS ONLY DIRECTORY.  With very little direction, Stephy took this from concept to execution in fairly short order.  And, it’s a great tool, I urge you to take a look at it.   It also means that if you haven’t added the market niche icons to your profile, you will be left out of the searches.  This is easy to do, and there are directions on the website you can follow, or Stephy can assist you with it.

​  Many of you have also​ ​seen emails from or have met the newest member of our team Jennifer. Jennifer works diligently at Member Support. She sends out birthday emails and notifications, helps Will filter prospects and will be helping Stephy with preparations for the upcoming meeting as she did last year​.

Finally, I want to announce that NOVEMBER 1, we will be opening up registration to our 2016 WORLDWIDE MEETING.  This is a heads up, as our early bird registration will save you over $70 a head, but it will last for only two weeks, so mark your calendars.   Our meeting this year will be significantly less expensive than last year, but no less exciting.   The Danang area has three UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES within close range, and the beaches are wonderful.  We are planning another great program and our Gold Sponsor VINAFREIGHT, has offered to provide some additional bonus benefits to the group.   The more I work on our meeting, the more excited I get about what’s ahead.

We are continually adding quality members at even a better pace than last year.   We continually provide upgrades and new tools to increase your effectiveness, and we have a pretty good indication that the industry sees the value in what we do and how we do it.

That’s my definition of success.

-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 SEPTEMBER

 

The Globalink Network would like to welcome our newest members.

  • BEST ROUTE ALGERIE from ALGIERS, ALGERIA

 

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
  • BEST ROUTE ALGERIE from ALGIERS, ALGERIA

NEW APPLICATIONS

 

  • AL HEELAM CARGO from DR CONGO, ZAMBIA, MALAWI, AND UGANDA
  • ASB LOGISTICS CO., LTD from CHINA
  • ANICAM CARGO from USA, COLOMBIA, AND ECUADOR
  • MAXOR SEA & FREIGHT (ARMADA PORT AGENT) from ARUBA
  • EFA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING & FOREIGN TRADE CO LTD from Turkey

 


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

  • ALL WAYS CARGO from PORTUGAL

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

Leverage your Travel to Vietnam, Improve your Network Value!

​Our Annual meeting is coming up soon, and we can hardly wait to see you all on the beach!

Annual Meetings are one of the greatest benefits of our network, giving you the opportunity to meet face to face with the companies and people that you have been developing relationships with year round.

But what about the relationships you have been building outside of Globalink?  When will you have an opportunity to meet with all of them?  And think of how expensive it can be traveling around the world meeting with all of your partner agents outside of the network.

You are already coming to the Globalink Meeting.  Why not leverage your cost of traveling to Vietnam, into connecting with more of your worldwide network through referring your partner agents to the network??

And, why not bring more of your business into the network model?

One concern we hear from time to time is that people don’t want to risk losing their partners by bringing them into the network where there may be competing members in their market.

To that we say, this:  The best way to maintain your partnerships is to continually bring them value.  Unless you own 50% of their company, they are free to work with whoever they want.

So why not share the benefit of Globalink with your partners not already benefiting?  Why not take the trip to Vietnam as an opportunity to connect with even more of your worldwide network?

You can always reach me by phone +1 480 734 6776

And of course at willsiemens@glnk.com

Keep the referrals coming, and increase you benefit at the 2016 Globalink Annual Meeting!

-Will Siemens


TERMINATED MEMBERS TO DATE

 

  • ARC EN CIEL – DRC
  • MAC-TRANS – LATVIA
  • SPEED TRANS – SAUDI ARABIA
  • SKYNET- UKRAINE and RUSSIA
  • AIROCEAN from BARCELONA, SPAIN

 

EXTRAS!!

 2016 Vietnam Meeting Sponsors

VINAFREIGHT INTERNATIONAL- Gold Co-Sponsor

SUNOBLE LOGISTICS – Silver Gala Sponsor

ATOLL LOGISTICS – Bronze Cocktail Sponsor

FROM THE ADMIN

 

I am terribly sorry about the delay of this month’s issue of The Globe, we were experiencing a few technical difficulties.

Last month I told you about a wonderful service we were looking into for the meeting that would enable you, our members to apply for their Vietnam visas with minimal paperwork, traveling to embassies, and reduced costs.

I am happy to announce that we have finalized our negotiations with this company and we will be providing you with all of the necessary information when we open registration November 1st. They assure me that ALL applications are processed and approved within 2 weeks!! This is great news for those of you who generally have quite a long wait when applying for a foreign visa.

This will reduce the time and frustration that I know many of you face when applying for visas.

They also will be providing an additional VIP package (for a small fee) that will allow you to skip the lines upon arrival and have and agent process your paperwork for you.  

If you have questions about this or would like more information about the visa process for Vietnam, just let me know.

-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!

 

 

 

Have questions about the upcoming meeting?

Questions about visas for Vietnam?

Editing your profile on the website?

Need a new user added to the website?

General membership questions?

Contact:

Stephy Schoelman

Email – sschoelman@glnk.com

Skype – stephy.glnk

Phone – +1 210 798 2284