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A better day weather-wise than last week and a better turnout, 24 Members.
It was David Plumley himself doing the honours this week. He was on about communicating generally and via email in particular. He pointed out potential problems that require us to keep our respective eyes on the ball. Emails distract. Try checking them at intervals rather than on a minute by minute basis. There are tools for fine tuning your use, in particular spam filters and archiving tools. Once again he tantalises and encourages us to approach him further. Very useful presentation.
The 60 Second Round
Kevin Radford was first up as he was awarding the Oscar. He is in particular looking for commercial clients, whether that be in property or wholesaling.
Saj Sreedharan was also specific in his wishes. He is looking for hotels who have many calls upon florists. He was also the first to mention the “C” word this year. Apparently Christmas is a good time for hotels and their needs, amongst other things, are flowers.
Scott Griffiths picked up on the Ed Slot and the effective use of email. He was championing bulk emails. Hard to imagine…
Toby Acton was all about reverse engineering. The structure and architecture of the business is central, apparently.
Terry Maylin is looking for landlords needing to evict tenants and he warned of the difficulties for a layman to deal with this. I can vouch for this. Every instruction I see him receive from a landlord who has tried to do it himself it appears flawed.
Ben, Ben Golding will probably be converting the Pig to a Lion. He has become a company trainer, give him a chair and a whip and he will be at his most effective.
Marcelle Saad Illustrated ring design using CAD drawings, more accessible and cheaper.
Brian Painter was hypnotic. He brought us up to date with the various clients he has told us about. The lady with high blood pressure has stabilised at an acceptable level and, because her addiction was sweets she has also lost weight.
The man with anxiety who had panic attacks when he made any contact with anyone has now managed to make telephone calls. The thumb sucker however continues to languish. Brian is definitely our window on the world.
Howard Bullock is trying to catch up after being away on holiday as a result of which he got a splinter in his finger. Suggestions as how that could have happened in trying to catch up would be welcome in your comments in this Blog.
Don’t say that accountants don’t have an exciting life. Paul has a lap/pole dancer as a client but even that didn’t win the Oscar.
Ford Astbury sending all his butch builder workers to Yoga classes, an interesting image which probably appealed to all of us as well as Kevin Radford, gave him the Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
24 members present
17 new referrals
£32,000 worth of business recorded
Ford Astbury won the Oscar.
Brian Painter has booked the Christmas party, 13th December 2019
10-minute presentation by John Hammond
Hi tech John Hammond perhaps understandably produced a good High Tec presentation. Low Tec was also evident in that he managed to get blinds up to shade the screen from the light, he then demonstrated on the screen the results of well-placed surveillance cameras. Rabbits, a fox and other identifiable moving objects came and went. A car sped by in the background. He demonstrated very effectively how his cameras work for the benefit of the clients. He must have stimulated us all in some way to go and find him a client.
1 visitor today was not included in the numbers. It was a particularly fly that seemed to try and eat everybody’s breakfast and generally showed an interest in the proceedings. If it is here next week we should try and get its name, ask if it wants to join, and whilst it is thinking about it….. we can swat it.
I am looking forward to seeing you all, plus the fly next week.