A day that promised sunshine after a Wednesday of rain and likelihood of Friday with rain, brought the Members out in droves. Despite it being holiday season we mustered 26 Members and 1 Visitor Paul Thurgood. Lots of busy networking prior to breakfast. On a sartorial note, after several barren weeks following the great sock love in Howard Bullock single handedly got us back on course. Sporting a sharp chic waist coat of powder blue combining well with slightly faded jeans and contrasting brown shoes he was not only busy but elegant.
The Performance League
Kevin Radford is well in the lead with 194 points. Unless he has a lay in for the next couple of weeks the result has virtually been decided.
Toby Acton stood in and produced something “off the cuff”. The buzz words were “reverse engineering”. In developing your business it is useful to know where you are going, having a work plan of where you want to be and then work backwards as to how to get there.
The 60 Second Round
As a prelude to our Question and Answer Session was due to replace the 10 minute speaker there was plenty of material.
There was something of a Brexit theme from some of the Members although it was not treated contentiously. Mike Rogers pointed out that long term fixed interest rates with major lenders are coming down with their interest rates it seems to illustrate the lack of a Brexit influence. Howard Bullock declared that there were lots of other potential problems over how pensions might perform and Brexit is not considered a game changer. Set a bandwagon rolling and someone will jump on it. Tina Walker sold her services on the basis that Brexit might be making people panic, particularly over recruitment of staff and that she could fill gaps on a non-permanent basis.
Alchemists have always been trying to produced gold from base metals. Marcelle Saad had a jewellers version of this, mainly turning yellow gold into white. She suggested a couple of methods that would coat the gold and give a white gold effect so that the customer was able to judge whether she wanted a permanent change. It seemed to be somewhat a matter of reverse engineering in that base metals were used to change the appearance of gold but it stimulated interest.
Has anybody ever heard of a Canvey Raft. Its not a boat but it perhaps floats. Nick Cooke declared that it was the name for foundations used on Canvey Island that will cope with the Canvey soil.
Terry Maylin pointed out the add on that can be made to commercial debts by people who have been left unpaid beyond the due date on their invoice. Late payments involves both compensation and interest at the rate of 8.75%. Good rates of interest always follow risky investments but a late paying creditor can be compensating you for holding on to your money for a long period of time.
Kevin Radford was all about the price of gold going up requiring people to make sure they revalue their household insurance policy.
For the gastronomes amongst us, the booking of a holiday around a booked table in St Mark’s Square it is feasible, particularly if you are going to Venice.
Vincent Goode, Mayor of Gants Hill, illustrated with photographs a demountable trolley that produced an expandable stand fit for exhibitions. He even followed it up with a poem. At this stage it appeared that there needed to be some seismic occurrence or reference in the 60 seconds to come to knock him off the potential Oscar Pedestal.
Ashley Bermange, as I have repeatedly pointed out, rimes with orange and orange was the theme of his illustrative garments. Two or three presentations later our Pilgrim told of a lady with IBS that presented itself as diarrhoea. The illustrative metaphor of a river slowly reaching its destination somehow kept her continent on a ‘plane flight. Ford Astbury was so impressed that he awarded the Oscar to Brian. It could be said that Brian came up smelling of roses.
This weeks statistics and points of note
1 visitor in attendance
17 Referrals given
£20,000.00 worth of business recorded
Brian Painter won the Oscar
Questions & Answers session
10 Minute speaker was replaced by a question and answer forum which, as always, if used infrequently as we do, works incredibly well. A lively round was followed by good quality referrals and testimonials.
Great meeting!, Brian, could we get back to the ciggies next week please? Lol
Great meeting as always, well done Brian in winning the Oscar. See you all next week.
Some very good 60 seconds today . I thought Vince’s poem was well written and well delivered but you did outstay your 60 seconds. Mike must have been having one of his Happy days. Well done Toby on your impromptu education slot and thanks Aidan for another descriptive blog.
Another great meeting – good to be back.
What a happy fun money generating bunch we are. But apart from Tina, where were the ladies? Sunning themselves on the beaches, no doubt! Very good of Sir Harvey Jones (ardent Leaver) to join us, well spotted, Paul. I’m adding Toby, he with the receding hairline, to join Howard and Ben Ben to the list of actorial, projecting voices that can be heard from any point in the room. Next week I’m awarding the Oscar, if I can’t hear you so be a Howard, a Ben Ben or a receding Toby. (Did they model the jugs after him?)
Marcelle was also there this morning, young Brian
Brian how oh how could you have missed Marcelle?
What a fantastic meeting this morning with so many members present.
A marvellous blog to capture all the energy in the room.
Fantastic ED slot from Toby and well done to Brian on winning the Oscar with the help from Vincent.
Can anyone catch Kevin from RMK Insurance?
See everyone next week.
Excellent meeting as usual and it was fun too. A witty and erudite blog too from Aidan. So nice to see so many people present and to rub shoulders with other business owners. Brian 60 seconds as always was memorable. Indeed it reminded me of the last time I went swimming in the Mediterranean. When I say swimming, I was simply going through the motions.
Very nice round up. I’m not sorry I missed Brian’s descriptions today though.
Have a good week till next time!
Excellent meeting as always! Some great referrals, and good laughs.
See you all next week👍
Dodgy Oscar award Ford-I think you were hypnotised by Brian! Great Ed slot Toby, where did you get your inspiration?😃
Thank you Kevin for your advice. So to be clear, the poem works, just need to keep to 60 seconds, talk about runny bottoms, and the Oscar is a given. Now, what rhymes with “runny”?…
I would have awarded you the Oscar for your second 60 seconds.
it was an excellent meeting a good turn out, and some looking especially “sharp” this week I might add. The quality of the 60 seconds are getting better & better. I’m not sure that such a subject matter should be awarded the Oscar when Vince The Print had gone to so much trouble.
Looks like I missed a stonker! Back Thursday folks x
I’m not sure about receding hairline Brian, more like receded!! Although maybe not as much as the likes of Ben and Vince