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.
Very short and sweet rundown :o)
Congratulations to Mike Rogers – a nice prize to come back to!
Congratulations also to Kieran, that’s excellent news!
Have a great weekend everyone, I spent a manic morning delivering photography orders before the holidays.
Congratulations Kieran. Lovely news!
Congratulations Keiron on your great news, its not showing yet. Great meeting as usual and always good to see Mr Jolly Rogers looking so relaxed, even if it is a rarity, lol. Have a great weekend all and looking forward to seeing you all next week
Great meeting this morning and great atmosphere as always!
Loved Alan’s presentation!
Congratulations to Kieron! Lovely news!
I need one more so I have 3 little pigs 🐖 🤣
Great to have you back Mr Squire to chair a most delightful meeting.
Thank you David for an informative educational slot.
Great news and congratulations Kieron.
Nice to see Mike winning the Oscar too.
Alan thank you for your presentation it was very interesting to hear all the different jobs you had before becoming a sparky a wonderful insight.
Have a great week everyone and see you all soon.
Such great news for Keiron – and he didn’t even win the Oscar!
I was tempted to give it to him but it seemed that Mike’s lead that he had bought had produced more babies!
Sorry that I had to shoot off early but big congrats to Kieron and “Mrs Kieron”! Sorry that I missed your presentation Alan.
Have a productive week every – see you next week
Sounds like I missed a good ‘un today but I am now back from my holiday, but after an overnight flight home from far away places I am def. not raring to go. Many congrats to Keiran and I’ll see you all next week.
Welcome back Aiden!
Congrats to Keiron FOR BOTH announcements today 😊
And how about our Terry, ay, sticking it to HMRC, haha excellent 60 seconds from him 😉
Good to see Rupert again, and a very enjoyable meeting, see you all next week.
Congratulations Kieron and partner
Great lively meeting
Well done Howard that document you shared with us all is excellent!
Thanks Howard for the document, well worth it, maybe not at the moment but it will come in handy at some point
Congratulations Kieran, I am so happy for you, , Great 10 minutes Alan , Congratulation Mike on winning the Oscar
Good to see a new pig, hope he comes back next week!
Very insightful presentation Mr Moller bish bash bosh job’s a good’un. You aren’t definitely one of my favourite members. Apart from all the others. See you in 2 weeks
Another great meeting and great 10 minutes from Alan plus congratulations Kieron on your good news. See you all Thursday.
Another great meeting – and a 10 minutes that demonstrates just how skilled Alan is!