16 members present. An improvement on last week and there are still some of us on holiday. Indeed, I will be joining their ranks next week.
So it was the first Tuesday of the month, it was a training day, led this month by Brian Painter. As usual, dispensing with the Ed Slot and the 10 minute presentation Brian devoted his attention to the importance of visitors, how they should be dealt with at the meeting, how we should go about physically recruiting after the meeting and indeed how to approach them in the first place. This was all very theoretical, but the underlying purpose of his training message was to introduce us to our visitors open day breakfast which will be on Tuesday 30th September 1024.
Once again, notwithstanding that it is holiday time, a good turnout, 21 members in all.
David Plumley delivered the Ed slot and rather dramatically called 3 volunteers. Now volunteering so far as our Education and Development Officer is concerned has its roots in the army, or at least the armed services. Stuart Smallcombe, Peter Hood and Richard Reed were therefore ordered to the front. The rest of the audience were asked to guess certain things about the 3 stooges. A recent screening of the Full Monty left Tina somewhat disappointed that nobody took their trousers off but generally David managed to get our attention and get over his message as to how we find out information about our fellow members to enable referrals to be made.
Those few……those happy few!!!!!
12 in all including the Chris Vernons; I contemplated reading out the list of people in attendance rather than apologies for absence. In fact I did neither.
Holidays accounted for some of the missing persons, failing to recover from the Bank Holiday was the rest.
Once again our ranks were depleted by the holiday season but we mustered 17 including Alex Pink who is with us for the last time as a visitor.
Nonetheless the sun was shining, there had been good networking before the breakfast. This week we had an Ed Slot delivered by Terry Maylin who gave us a welcome reminder of not only the importance of the 60 second round, particularly when coupled with regular attendance, but also pointers on presentation which we should bear in mind.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 14th August 2014.
Once again a really good turnout given the fact that we are in the holiday season; 20 members present and 1 visitor, Marvin Angel of Barter Card.
Therefore let me start the Blog with congratulations to all members for the level of attendance they have achieved over the last 5 or 6 weeks, which has helped to give the meetings a real buzz.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 12th August 2014
I am writing this Blog in the evening of the aforementioned date whilst casting my mind over the events of the morning and how I should report them to you.
August is traditionally the “silly season” and lots of us are away on holiday and numbers are traditionally down. We mustered 14.
We had received appropriate apologies from missing persons and as the day unfolded the members email revealed in more detail the whereabouts at breakfast time of Ian Nicholson and Christine Arnold.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 24th July 2014.
24/7, as it was christened, produced a good turnout 22 members and 3 guests. Darryl Oung, who advises the construction industry on Sub Contracts and Sub Contractors, Kudzai Sibanda from Recruitment Health Care and for the second time Alex Pink who produces online video/film. With 1 or 2 on holiday and Graham Wright emailing us that he was approaching recovery we continued with good attendance as last week.
Guest presenter of the Ed Slot was Brian Painter, who compared the various ways of getting new business and in particular emphasised the value of person recommendation, particularly through networking.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 22nd July 2014.
19 members present.
Fresh back from holiday, Nige Kirby presented the Ed Slot which was all about presenting yourself. The 60 round and the 10 minute slot are all about preparation. It involves confidence, eye contact, passion and finally, please remember to smile!!
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 17th July 2014.
What a fantastic turnout! 24 members present and 3 visitors; Alex Pink a video producer, George Smith a recruitment manager and for the last time as a visitor Janice Bentley-Pearson, business adviser. She has made her application and been accepted by the Committee as a member.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 15th July 2014.
Several returning from holiday produced 18 members and 3 guests. Ian Stanley for the last time as he was inducted as a new member and the Chrises Vernon who have applied to join. They have been accepted by the committee and therefore will be members next week. With Ian Nicholson’s announcement that he might have found a photographer, let’s keep up the good work in attracting visitors and therefore potentially new members, well done everybody.