Another good turnout. We were 24 for part of the meeting before John Freeman left to get on with his Odd Jobs
The Performance League
Colin O’Connor was one of three members who’d topped 100+ points in the league so far, but he was well out front with 150 points, a great effort.
Vincent Goode’s turn this week. His theme was the usefulness of memory hooks to finish off your 60-second presentation. They should be a mini advert of your business. He managed to prompt one or two new ones from the 60 second round and, most importantly, stimulated out thought processes in this area.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Mike Rogers is up for renewal and following her first visit last week Sarah Steel is now a new member! It must be some sort of record, welcome Sarah.
The 60 Second Round
Simon Essex was the adjudicator. He has now started to reach out to his clients after lockdown…watch this space.
Good news stories abounded, the pick of which included; two of Kevin Radford’s big clients have renewed, Stuart Smallcombe has the perfect job at a purpose-built community centre that had been built without proper provision for the connection of communications. Brian Painter can now see clients face to face and seems to be immediately booked up by people with various phobias and Richard Reed has actually made his first new booking since disaster struck.
Sartorial issues were also to the fore. Our ever dapper Pilgrim was outdone by Terry Maylin, both resplendent with their collars and ties. Garish Tee Shirts with logos abounded.
With Howard Bullock it was “Hot Tuna” in blue. Alan Moller was “adventure town” and Paul Booth sported a little number in mauve with a name which I could not distinguish but looked distinguished.
All presentations indicated that we had collectively mastered this Zoom malarkey.
Pride of place however with the award of the Oscar went to Scott Griffiths who not only showed us around his new office (a John Freeman creation) but explained how he has set his 10-year-old son on the road to entrepreneurial success by an invention involving glue on pencils called “ogre bogies”. In fact, it was not Scott who won the Oscar but his son Ben. The possibilities for next week are endless.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Bogies aside, Scott confirmed the statistics for last week; 50 referrals and £53,000 of business recorded. This week is even more encouraging with £17,500.00 of business recorded.
10-minute presentation by Colin O’Connor
An assured first performance summarising Health and Safety clearly with a well-illustrated slide show that culminated in the sort of rush to ask questions that inevitably accompanies a good presentation.
Referrals and Testimonials Round
Referrals, thanks for the money and 1.2.1s abounded
A very impressive meeting
Good buzz about the meeting today and really positive vibes from everyone, thanks for that, always good to be positive with so much bad news flying about! Thanks for an interesting 10 minutes Colin and well done in not trying to overdo it
Looking forward to getting to know more about “new” Sarah’s business.
A fantastic meeting, as always. A big welcome to Sarah Steel and congratulations to Ben Griffiths on his Oscar win. I’m looking forward to receiving my Ogre Bogey pencils! It’s great to see so many referrals flying about and plenty of 1-2-1. The EBF meeting is a real highlight of my working week. have a good week everyone.
Welcome Sarah S now we are cooking more ladies which is brilliant. Thank you Vince for the Ed Slot and well done Colin on your first presentation very clear which i could understand :-). it was nice at the end seeing little Peaty junior not sure if we could understand his 60 seconds next week 🙂 have a great weekend and see you all next week. Stay safe x
Congrats to Colin for delivering his first 10 min presentation.
Great ed-slot from Vince. It’s good to be reminded of stuff like that!
Great meeting, i’m still working on a memory hook Vince! (If anybody has any inspiration i’m very open to ideas). And congratulations Colin on your first presentation – very professional.
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A very clear presentation from Colin, not only why safety is important but the penalties for disregarding them.Vincent’s ed slots are always creative, today’s was no exception. A warm welcome to Sarah Mk 2, as they say “money talks.” Stuart, an early rejection for the bin “No phone, don’t moan.” I’m gearing up for my clients tomorrow, almost like the start of a new term at school. (I can remember!) Terry, do you want to get off the perch voluntarily or do you want pushing?
Our usual excellent meeting and everyone being so positive, it’s so good to see. Memory hooks by…. that printer bloke… and a new member, welcome to Sarah Steel. Colin’s first 10mts a very healthy job and he’s showing the longer serving members the way to go in the league table as well.
That was a Lipmackinthirstquenching meeting. Well done to all those who contributed. I guess that was all of us. Well done us.