It’s nice to see our members relaxing and taking holiday with or without their children, but it doesn’t half cut a swathe through our attendance figures. There were, therefore, plenty of seats and lots to eat this morning as we prepared for the meeting proper.
The Ed Slot was presented by David Plumley who was talking about the 1-2-1s that we are all being encouraged to arrange. He produced an acronym to beat all acronyms. It was GAINS. This is what you should exchange with your fellow 1-2-1ers. “G” is for Goals that you are pursuing in your business. “A” is for Accomplishments that are yours. “I” is Ideal clients which you must make the other party aware of. “N” Needs, what help you need in advancing your business and “S” is Skills that you have. All this to enable members to understand exactly what referrals you are looking for.
The 60 Second Round
With David Plumley’s encouragement ringing in our ears, this happy band of 14 settled down to the 60 second round. It was a very calm 60 second round.
One or two members issued warnings. Anne Clarke told us not to neglect our book keeping, Tina Walker warned us that the one thing that we put into a business that we don’t get back is time and that she was there to help save us time. On the time theme, John Freeman was looking for odd jobs, the smaller the better. He almost produced a tag line to the effect that he was looking for “quick in and quick out”. Paul Booth’s warning was to make sure you got your tax returns right by employing him. He illustrated with an example of the money you can lose if you get it wrong!!
John Hammond was pitching for small organisations that need security but he cast his net wide. He has recently had a job in Paris and a job in Brighton.
Scott Griffiths and Alan Moller have one thing in common; both have been examined this week. There the similarity ceases. Scott has recently done a Google Exam. The dark arts of Google leads to terms such as “analytics” and “deep diving”. Alan Moller was simply inspected and had to pay £500.00 for the pleasure. His certificates were checked, his jobs were looked at and all in all, it was not surprising that he looked like a man who had a good going over. It was nonetheless successful. Well done to both Alan and Scott.
The School of Whimsy was absent save for Brian Painter. He told a distressing tale of a lady with IBS who, if she was setting out for a drive would need to attend the loo at least four times and as soon as she saw a queue for public toilets her IBS was activated. He considered that her body’s reaction was largely a product of the mind which he could and did deal with.
However it was Serina who caught Anne Clarke’s eye and received the Oscar for an illustrated talk on splash backs. I had totally the wrong idea. Apparently they are used in kitchens and can be coloured, Well done Serina.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 14 members present
- Paul Booth is current Performance League leader
- £12,500.00 worth of business
- 7 referrals
10 minute presentation by Brian Painter
We always look forward to Brian Painter’s presentations and it is always a happy experience and today was no different.
Oh and by the way Brian doesn’t like Brussels sprouts and doesn’t like the EU. try and make the connection.
Unfortunately, the reduced numbers thereby reduced his audience but a snappy awareness of the 60 second rule during the 60 second round meant that he had plenty of time to deliver of what was a highly entertaining presentation, which coupled with questions lasted around 20 minutes. The highlight of his presentation was having Alan Moller and John Freeman as Guinea pigs, each demonstrating with a pendulum the brain saying yes, no or maybe. It was particularly effective as far as John Freeman was concerned. Whether he is more susceptible or he just has a better pendulum than Alan Moller is no doubt debateable, but it was an excellent demonstration of the subconscious driving us.