28 in all including two visitors were in attendance today, best ever virtual numbers.
It was Ben Golding himself delivering the wisdom today. His subject was our mindset in Lockdown….be positive. He reminded us of the Spanish flu…not Ben himself that is. This virus had a similar effect to Covid minus the Zoom. You should strive to be the best version of yourself. Don’t forget to wash and shave!!!
Terry Maylin reminded us that being the best version of an EBF member includes trying to get visitors along to our weekly meeting. Take the time to review our membership categories and invite likely candidates.
The 60 Second Round
Nick Cooke was in quacking form. His problems with technology created Daffy Duck imitations that will live with lots of us for some time to come. Come back and do it again please Nick.
There was a Christmassy feel to some of the members contributions. Simon Essex showed us all his festive baubles. Vincent Goode was peddling his Christmas cards and Tina Walker is always there to help businesses who in their own Christmassy way are snowed under.
Sarah Bell explained the ACT part of Autism Act is in fact an acronym: Advice Consultancy and Training. Colin O’Connor’s piece was redolent with Acronyms and Initialisations which no one understood. The point being that you need him to unravel Health and Safety jargon. However without either Acronym or Initialisations Terry Maylin explained why you need him to unravel the mysteries of Personal Injury (PI) and Landlord and Tenant(L&T) matters.
Paul Dulieu got a mention by both Mason Edwards and Kieron Peaty for whom he has written very effective copy. It was therefore no surprise that he won the Oscar by advising a new client to take a deep breath and approach things in a measured way.
10-minute presentation by Stuart Smallcombe
This is a part of the meeting that just keeps on giving. This week Stuart Smallcombe’s visual presentations made a lot of us understand our broadband connection for the first time. So well put together was it that only one question afterwards reflected the clarity and quality of the presentation.
Referrals and Testimonials Round
This was efficiently dealt with and the meeting concluded at 9 am despite the numbers.