Chairman’s Blog, Thursday 16th May 2013
Average turnout, 25 members present. A lively meeting nonetheless.
Geoff Todd delivered the Ed Slot. As an ex farmer he extolled the virtues of “farming “ as opposed to “hunting” in networking terms. A useful insight that helps demonstrate the value of the occasional contribution by different members.
The 60 second contributions were good. Mark Buckley ( Tweedle Dum….I think! ) was awarding the Oscar and so it was left to Ian ( Tweedle Dee ) to deliver their 60 seconds with a burned out fuse box as illustration of what you can do to a fuse box if you really put you mind to it.
First up however was the Bard of Hadleigh, fresh from his tussle with a duvet which he very nearly lost, warning of the dangers of undervaluing your contents with particular reference to women’s shopping habits….and he got away with it too!!
Marcelle Saad actually produced some diamonds, or so she said; anyone else would not have been believed. Chris Holmes claimed to offer diamond protection which might or might not have been a quality mark standard, who knows?
Apparently 3 people have described Jason Nortey as passionate, he even named names.
Talking of names however, the Ed Crocker slot revealed the use of call signs in the courier business. He was apparently “Fast Eddie”. Now here is your homework for today dear members, let’s have your suggestions for suitable call signs for all or any of the members as comments to this blog. Just to start you off, “Nick the Sign” and “Numbers Booth”. Don’t let me down now!!! Bottle of wine for the best.
Scott Griffiths warned us off the arrival of Penguin 2 coming to a cinema near you whilst our Pilgrim described a sufferer with turbulent flights of fantasy that had something to do with her mother. Parents have a lot to answer for… still , it was better than the usual description of what a smoker can cough up in one day.
Finally Mike Rogers was able to announce that he is still operating as Mortgage Broker, our faults apparently, we failed to buy him a winning lottery ticket! However he won the Oscar, presumably for being positive and not grumpy as well as operating the Laughing Cow with restraint in his guise as bellman. He told me afterwards that political correctness prevented him from using it on the ladies and therefore he hardly used it at all.
The 10 minute slot was Q & A and as always was a success.
The numbers were good, in excess of £33,000.00 worth of recorded business topped of a good referrals round.
As a regular commenter to this blog Richard Reed complained of not getting a mention the week before last. In order not to disappoint a regular follower may I offer up a call sign suggestion for him, “Away Day Dick”.
I sense retaliation in the air.
I will watch your comments with interest which will sustain me whilst missing you all next week.