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Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 22nd November 2012
Much better turn out than last week – 28 members and 2 guests Peter Wood, Plumber, and Steve Macklin, Designer. Apologies received from all absentees.
It augured well for a good meeting.
David Plumley took the Ed Slot and was once again talking about orientation in relation to success habits. This week it was action orientation which seemed fine. Half way through he told us that he was going to introduce something that was a bit “syrupy”. Sure enough he delivered a slightly saccharine flavoured dose of education to us, but it sort of made up for the eggs which unfortunately were sufficiently bouncy to make the mushroom test look a bit like a game of ping pong – never mind.
The 60 second round had a slightly cosmopolitan flavour to it. Nick Cooke attempted to greet us in at least 4 languages and Jason Nortey opened up with a little more than bonjour, but as soon as he got to “Barclays Bank” the French accent went and we were left with our own lovable Bank Manager sporting a hair cut that was really a scalp cut.
Neil Lewer explained about a customer who wanted to put everything into a cabinet – a bit like David Cameron really! Graham Thurston, however, avoided putting everything (including his hands) into his pockets by the device of standing behind his chair with his hands firmly clasping the chair back. It is nice to see somebody taking positive steps to address obsessive behaviour which is more than I can say for Graham Wright. I observed very closely his 60 seconds when he addressed us apparently oblivious to the serious GBH he was doing to his serviette. It started with folding motions, then he screwed it up at least 3 times, smoothed it out and then wiped his fingers with it. Maybe these obsessive behaviours are peculiar to “Grahams”. He should try standing behind his chair next week and see what happens!
John Probert had obviously changed his after shave from last week and instead of having 2 empty chairs either side of him people were flocking to press the flesh. If there is a utility warehouse special discount on gentlemen’s fragrances please let us in on it John.
The excitement came towards the end. Kevin Radford positively declared himself excited. Something to do with a new policy and that RMK were part of the willies network (have I spelt that correctly Kevin?).
Not to be outdone, Brian Painter tried to make us all excited with a demonstration of a lady getting dressed. He started with the bra and was about to move on to the knickers when the bell went. He struggled manfully (or was it womanfully) to try and complete the dressing process, but Tina Walker demonstrated her prowess on the bell and dismissed him from the stage. Such obsessive compulsive behaviour was lightened considerably by Adrian Crosdale’s demonstration of stick-on LED lights as an easy way of lighting under cabinets…….and there we are, back to Neil Lewer again and indeed probably even David Cameron…..and it won him the Oscar.
Scott Griffiths reported to the meeting £18,000.00 worth of business written and 31 referrals – a good solid performance.
The 10 minute slot was Chris Smythe who gave us a further insight into his enthusiasm that he has for his work, in particular wall papering. Since his last 10 minute slot there are several of us who can vouch for the quality of his and his workmen’s work and coupled with the announcement that he is currently leading the performance league, all in all he had a good morning.
So ended another meeting leaving me to ponder whether I am being obsessive about eggs, chickens and hens given the rather dismal reception my 60 seconds received.
See you all next week.