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Ice on the windscreen, a chill in the air and 22 brave souls busy networking by 6.30. There were 20 Members and 2 visitors. Some of our Super Heroes from last week were present Asbestos Girl, Super Purple Pig Man and Superfast Stu but Steel Beam was missing….never mind, a good turnout.
The Performance League
The award for last month was comprehensivly won by Matt Barry who, probably exhausted by the effort,sent along his model of the Blue Sherriff to accept the award. Congratualations Matt on an exceptional month.
Stuart Smallcombe was at his informative best in delivering with this weeks presentation. His subject matter was the “to do list” that we should produce at the end of each day to remind us of the following days obligations. His twist on this theme was that all the lists in world will not help you if you put to the back of the list the difficult problems. There was even a quote from Mark Twain to the effect that your first act of the day is to eat a frog. On the basis that this will be the worst thing that you will do in the day everything else will consequently seem better and you will tackle alll other tasks with more enthusiasim. If you don’t it will be on your mind over the rest of the day.
Apparently you have to eat the whole frog. Cooking the legs simply makes it taste like chicken… along with lots of other meats.
Earlier Saj Sreedharan had eased into his role as Education and Development Officer by introducing Superfast Stu.
The 60 Second Round
Brian Painter, the current Oscar holder, was therefore first up. He told of a lady who is due to have a gastric band fitted and was concerned about having liquid food that she would find acceptable. I think most people’s subconcious would complain about this. Our Pilgrim will tackle this challenge and hopefully report back to us.
Kieran Peaty has seen his first Sign Board go up. This ellicited a round of applause.
Rant of the Week goes to Simon Essex; his rant was against a particular client who was’nt ready when he arrived, who wanted to go for coffee, who remained otherwise distracted throught his interview and then declared she didn’t really care for recruitment agents. He rejected her as a client. So verment was his rant that I think it put anybody else off from trying to compete for this weeks award or maybe some did but paled into such insignificance that it wasn’t noticeable as a rant.
Ben Golding AKA Super Purple Pig Man did indeed produce said colourful porker much to everyone’s joy (apart from Terry Maylin!!) He then summarised the benefits of Utility Warehouse and at the end of the round was awarded the Oscar.
Ellen Beckenham adopted the Kieran Peaty style of presentation when you have to present 10 Minutes…she said nothing!!! Not only is Stuart Smallcome Superfast but he can also isolate and provide individual systems where tenants are sharing premises.
The Mayor Gants Hill was talking menus this week; at least once he had managed to stand up, a task which he usually finds quite easy. He has my sympathy.
Tina Walker once again laid out her services to lift the burden from business people. She is effectively eating the frogs of others, well done Tina.
Allan Moller, whatever he does, he has been doing it for 16 years. I think its something to do with electricity.
Toby Acton has an eclectic collection of clients which he promptly listed out to us. The most intriguing was a “Tut Tut” hirer. More of an admonition than a business, but if you have got a Tut Tut or know of anybody who has a Tut Tut, refer them immediately to Toby.
Saj is anticipating the festive season and producing personalised door wreaths. It can also double up for any family member who dies of a surfeit of Turkey over this festive season.
And so ended a very agreeable 60 Second Round.
This weeks statistics and points of note
20 Members present
£9,125.00 business recorded
Ben Golding won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Ellen Beckenham
Ellen Beckenham finally got her slide show up and running. She finished up with a Brian Painter like description of what Asbestos can do to you. Her horror show of how asbestos has been used over the years did also remind us all that,but for its extreme toxisity, it really is a vary useful commodity.
Don’t forget next week we are all dressing up festively but please also note that the Secret Santa is the week after next.