Chairman’s Blog Tuesday 22nd October 2013.
2 visitors, Phil Lowe, an Investment Surveyor and Rees Ballard offering Companionship Services.
This month has been good for visitors and Jim Henshaw deservedly leads the Performance League by virtue of being the main provider of visitors.
Nige Kirby was back from his Turkish holiday and his Ed Slot was a delight. He talked about testimonials, both the traditional ones on headed note paper and using social media for the same purpose. Scott Griffiths added a reminder about using the EBF website for this purpose.
Chairman’s Blog Thursday 17th October 2013
Very disappointing numbers this week. 18 in all with 2 guests Jennifer Pritchard from Barclays PLC and Chris Taylor, Brayside Chicken Hotel.
16 Members missing which was disappointing in itself and doubly disappointing was the fact that we only had 7 apologies for absence.
It was with low expectations therefore that I rose to open the meeting, but almost from the moment I stood up it was clear those present were going to make it a very good meeting.
Chairman’s Blog Tuesday 15th October 2013.
13 in all with guests Ross Williams and Alan Burton (Web Designers), Ian Douglas (Glass and Windows), Stuart Smith (Security) and visiting for the second time Perry Greenhill (Printer).
It is our expectation that Perry will be joining. Well done everybody, keep the visitors coming.
Chairman’s Brentwood Business Networking Blog – Thursday 10th October 2013
A great turnout this week, guests which included Chris White, a graphic designer, Chris Hunt, a gardener, Angela Butt visiting for the second time and Michael Adelizzi junior- AKA Jamie.
As a prelude to the 60 second round Howard Bullock delivered the Education Slot and explained the dangers of reducing quotations given at the request of the customer and suggesting ways of meeting such a request by revising what you offer the customer with any price deduction. This has the benefit of not devaluing your product, meeting the customer request and thereby closing the deal. The emphasis therefore should be on producing good quality valued service.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 8th October 2013.
A great turnout today, 15 in all with 6 guests. James Livingston and Jay Ettingel from H J J Facilities Services, Jim Shrubb, Town Crier and Toast Master, Sam Morgan Carpenter, Colin White from Recognition Express Promotional Goods Company and John Pickett of JCP Direct.
Congratulations to Jim Henshaw who introduced 3 of these guests and put the rest of us to shame although Nigel Kirby and Scott Griffiths each waded in one of the other guests. Let’s see if the rest of us can make a similar impact next week.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 3rd October 2013.
Today was the first October meeting of “New Member November in October”. It was therefore entirely appropriate that there should be no visitors.
However there were 24 present in all, Alan Shaw arriving just in time to catch a breakfast.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 1st October 2013.
Apologies for absence from Rosemary Cleave and absences of Stewart Oldham and Jason Nortey threatened to have us substantially down on numbers but 2 guests arrived, Neil Dobson of “Chips Away” and Perry Greenhill, a printer, made up a compliment of 10.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 24th September 2013
10 present including Dean Caldon from the Brentwood Meeting.
This week Nigel Kirby delivered the Education Slot dealing with the 10 minute presentation. Please consider his comments in the light of the specific education material supplied regarding the 10 minute slot. The important message was, to prepare thoroughly including the length of your presentation, do not just let it ramble on, leave time for questions.
Following our business networking meeting at Warley park Golf Glub, our members took advantage of the Golf Clubs putting green and organised a mini-tournament.
Each members, or should I say “player” in the loosest of terms, was awarded 60 points at the start of the competition, and then lost a point for each shot they they took.
Chairman’s Blog, Thursday 19th September 2013.
Attendance levels were maintained after last week’s meeting, 26 in all with 3 visitors David Appleyard, Phil Cummings and Laura White.
Brian Painter stood in for the holidaying David Plumley as Education and Development Officer.