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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.
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.
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