How you structure your meeting will determine the overall productivity and success.

Jay discusses a common question he is frequently asked

Why don’t my meetings produce results!?

Listen in as Jay discusses the difference between Chit-Chat and Business, why you need both and where to utilise each effectively to ensure your meetings are productive and successful.

  • Chit-Chat
    Meeting for a coffee/chit chat too informal. A chit chat is a chit chat, social and brand building but not business strong. The lack of planned action, topics or dedicated outcomes makes it difficult to move away from the informality.
  • Business
    Go into the discussion as a proper meeting. Decide ideally a formal location, with agenda, and relevant assets & resources. That way you will have clarity, you’ll know what your structure is and the attendee/s will know what is and bring relevant questions and resources with them

Meetings are like dates; you don’t want to go for the kill on the first date. Get to know each other, build foundations. Then in the second meeting utilise this and get down to business

Don’t expect results if you’re just having a conversation. I am not saying forget the chit-chat but use it properly. Clearly structure and format your meetings. Both are necessary but use them properly.


Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few.

Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success.

A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles.

After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast.

Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast.

In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number.

Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.


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