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The second best thing in the world is arriving at an EBF Meeting with the prospect of some really good networking and an amusing 60 second round. The best thing in the world is being on holiday rather than being at EBF. To this extent today was second best, but a great second best. A balmy morning had all of the windows and the back door open and the sign on the counter of “no jackets today” was as appropriate for us as it was for food.
The Performance League
Howard Bullock is out in the lead. I do not think his score however will sustain 3 weeks of absence due to holiday commitments.
3 of the top 4 performers were all from the Naughty Corner, so clearly their naughtiness has some value?
This week it was a Plumley special. A source of inspiration was a philosopher known as Thomas Sowell. If you are going to make changes to your business there are 3 guiding principles regarding these changes.
- Compared to what
- At what cost
- What hard evidence is there of the necessity for change.
The 60 Second Round
Second man up was Kieran Peaty with lots of good news. Since being in business for 10 months he has been instructed on 12 projects. Almost as exciting for him is the fact that his wife is 14 weeks pregnant, congratulations on both.
Dan Wright is interested in rooting out B……s, wherever they may be found. Current information regarding the performance of the pound came under the most scrutiny and he declared it to be utter B……s.
Mike Rogers, back from holiday and looking exceedingly relaxed recited a chain of referrals that went on for ever and started years ago. It is only somebody who is to some extent approaching retirement that could produce such a chain. So impressive was his recital that he won the Oscar. Sorry that that I should introduce a spoiler at this stage but seeing him looking cheerful overcame me.
Terry Maylin has extended his list of people and organisations that he has given a good legal kicking to. This week was HMRC.
Brian Painter also told of success with a client to whom he gave a coping strategy to enable her to deal with an MRI Scan. He is looking at clients with anxiety problems including claustrophobia.
Vincent Goode can produce huge banners for £120.00. No wonder he was elected Mayor of Gants Hill.
Scott Griffiths is trying to persuade us all to install “live chat”, it’s only 15 dollars a month.
John Freeman has been doing flooring and is looking to do more. The last flooring that he did ran from right to left rather than left to right. I don’t think he minds where he starts … so just find him customers who need their flooring dealing with.
David Plumley was into lists. His Ed Slot referred to 3 principles, his 60 seconds described the 3 basics for his business. It was the 3 “Ss” of supply, services, and support.
Deep joy, Ben Golding has a new piggy. In fact pig would be more appropriate. It is much bigger, it doesn’t light up and makes an unpleasant noise… much more pig like.
The above is a brief taste of what good 60 seconds there were on offer this week.
This weeks statistics and points of note
21 Members present
Mike Rogers won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Alan Moller
A sparky performance had Allan Moller giving us brief rundown of his “journey” thought life to date. He reminded us exactly what sort of clients he was looking for and most of us appear to have had the benefit of his services sufficient that we can feel confident in recommending him, lets do so.