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Numbers still up despite the holiday season, 18 Members and 3 visitors. We might get a new member, fingers crossed.
Paul Booth was this weeks presenter and his theme was how we use our time. His emphasis was on the importance of planning our days, our weeks indeed our years, and to avoid doubling up with our activities. An informative presentation.
The 60 Second Round
As is now the custom, the person winning the Oscar is up first and this week it was Jo Eastwood. As to be expected of an Oscar Winner she adopted a descriptive approach by telling us exactly what she did, where she did it, and what her products were.
John Freeman has been fitting doors, floors, raised beds and illuminated lighting. His eyes really lit up however, when he told us of the tools he had used to achieve these goals.
Richard Reed was selling us Australia. It might not be in the best interests of our group that inevitably longer holidays will be taken by Members on the other side of the world but he has to earn his crust.
Mason Edwards is getting good feed back on the way he handles the changing over of hygiene bins. Everyone appeared to have finished their breakfast by this stage.
The Mayor of Gants Hill explained how useful his leafletting product was with golf clubs…keep your eyes open.
New boy Rupert Miles gave us two useful bits of information. He is holding training classes on 5th September and the 18th September between the hours of 9am and 11am and Chelmsford has a museum, which is where these training classes will be held.
There was an almost total lack of whimsey in the absence of Messrs Shaw, Cooke and Painter. New boy Allan Moller did his best with garage conversions.
Ellen Beckenham is starting a “scare campaign” with a photograph of an old sci fi film with men in space suits but this time they were apparently removing asbestos rather than fighting aliens, or maybe it’s the same thing!
Matt Barry, back from holiday, is preparing for a press launch in Amsterdam for a client. My advice is that he shouldn’t sit still for too long in lighted windows and keeps his eyes out for spacemen pretending to be asbestos removal operatives.
David Plumley tried to explain why PCs ran slowly and mentioned PUPS and looking up an OTTER. This is all of course intended to confuse us. PCs run slowly because they wear great big boots. Of course a 60 second presentation is supposed to make you want to go back to the member for help. Creating confusion helps with that, we know your tactics Plumley!
And so who won the Oscar? Well for a presentation that explained, in the face of providers like BT putting up their prices, Ben Golding was able to offer us at least some respite from inflation and more importantly, he did not mention the piggy!
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 18 Members present
- 3 repeat visitors
- 15 referrals made
- £25,000.00 of business in the first 2 weeks of the month.
- Ben Golding won the Oscar
- Kevin Radford is the Performance League leader.
10-minute presentation by Howard Bullock
Howard Bullock gave us a illustrative slide show and a clear presentation of Clear Financial Advice.
As always he exuded confidence and competence. Lets get him plenty of referrals.
Holiday season not quite over yet…keep up the good attendance.