Do any of you get that panicky feeling that comes from being locked in a small room for a long time? Well 25 of us were indeed afflicted by the claustrophobic effects of being relocated to the small room behind the restaurant for our meeting.
Although there was no ice on our windscreens it really was a cold morning with a misting drizzle (mizzle) making things even more unpleasant.
Despite the inclement weather a really good turnout of 23 Members and 1 guest, Charlie Hurlock of A Matter Group.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 19th January 2017.
Back on track with numbers, 22 Members and 1 visitor Dimi Bakalov who makes “stairways to heaven”. We hope he will return next week.
Kim Redwood-Lee delivered the Education Slot and pointed out some of the not so obvious benefits from being a member of the group which includes; making friends, practising public speaking and having a network of people available for guidance through our email network. She prefaced her presentation by stating that she could see us all. In theory that meant we could see her, but perhaps that did not automatically follow. Nonetheless it was a useful reminder to us of all the benefits of EBF.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 12th December 2017.
Back in the full swing of things there was a good turnout, 23 Members and 2 visitors Len Maylin and former Billericay member Ian Stanley. Ian is threatening to return and join up.
David Plumley delivered the Ed Slot and focused on the 60 second round and our presentations. Amongst many suggestions the ultimate advice is that you should prepare your 60 seconds so that you do not mumble, stumble or otherwise bumble.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog 5th January 2017.
New Year’s hangovers and Christmas germs having been picked up from relatives rendered our first meeting of the New Year a little light on personnel.
There were 16 of us in attendance and we kicked off with an Ed Slot from Jill Willis. Her themes were that New Year’s Resolutions were effectively negative, they were highlighting problems or things that have not hitherto been achieved. She advocated a positive approach, a “summer time state of mind”; seeing problems in good time, taking steps to address them and then moving forward must be the theme for the New Year. All of this grown up information was illustrated from a book that is aimed at 7 year olds upwards…..to 74 if you want. A very interesting start to the New Year.
Chairman’s Business networking Blog, Thursday 15th December 2016. At this last meeting of the year we had an altered format to enable us to try and cope with the Brian Painter Experience. 23 Members turned up, all bright eyed and bushy tailed, sporting festive pullies of various sorts. There were even that ones that flashed…
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 8th December 2016. 22 Members present and one guest witnessed at least two unusual aspects to this week’s meeting. Both which posed certain difficulties for your chairman at the very beginning of the meeting. Our guest was from Thurrock Council, there to give us a talk on the grants available…
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 1st December 2016. 23 Members present and a very cold morning. The Education Slot was taken by Terry Maylin, his talk was very much focused on channels of communication. The meeting is for the benefit of the members and he explained the importance of airing issues; in particular if a…
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 24th November 2016. What it was a good turnout it is now becoming. An average turnout of 24 Members present. David Plumley did his third instalment of “the importance of attendance”. His upbeat Ed Slot emphasised not only the benefits of attendance but the long term benefits of being a…
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 17th November 2016. A good turnout, 24 members in all. A vibrant meeting ensued illustrating the importance of good attendance. The Ed Slot was delivered by Scott Griffiths. His theme was setting goals and targets for our businesses. He used a metaphor comparing archery with darts and whether you aim…