Problems with the automatic gates at the entrance to our venue ensured that people turned up in groups with gaps in-between. Nothing daunted 21 members and 1 visitor were involved in pre-meeting networking. As to the meeting itself:
Stuart Smallcombe gave us a mini lecture on the Eisenhower Matrix. As you would expect, a World War 2 general and a President of the United States was bound to come up with something clever. It was all to do with the listing what needs to be done in a day. Rather than just write them down, create 4 boxes numbered 1,2,3 & 4 and bearing in mind the relative urgency and importance of the tasks, you put your reminder in the appropriate box. Which is great, provided you don’t spend the whole morning doing it. As always Stuart is stimulating when the deals with the Ed Slot.
The 60 Second Round
I am bound to record that there were more men than last week exhibiting their feet in various stages of nakedness, not only sandals, shoes worn without socks!! No painted toe nails however.
The School of Whimsey.
As far as this week is concerned, the School of Whimsey was effectively unrepresented. Nick Cooke and Allan Moller were missing. Alan Shaw, no doubt inspired by his Oscar victory last week and the responsibility of awarding it this week, simply told us what he did, how he did it and why people should be referred to him. Nothing wrong with that you might say… but it’s not whimsey. Brian Painter struggled manfully to hold the Whimsey end up; a girl called Charlie who could not eat vegetables! Of course it was traced back to childhood, a father declared very illustratively that he did not like veg. She now looks on vegetables as if they were fish and chips. Her approach will no doubt ultimately prove fully justified when she finds bones.
The Naughty Corner
From the above you might think it was a pretty average meeting but it was in fact better than that. Syd Barrett amongst other things had been involved with advising a chicken shop and an hotel which did not need a staircase.
Richard Reed is trying to win people over with post card blogs. My suggestion is that, whether Richard has organised our next holiday or not, we should all send him a post card.
David Plumley talked about problems that you can come across with your IT. His first advice was to avoid and his second was to remedy. You won’t be surprised to learn that he can do both.
Its always nice to see a 60 second presentation bear fruit. Stuart Smallcombe was selling dash cam sims, particularly useful for transport and logistics companies. This form of business mobile phone produced a couple of responses in the referrals and testimonials round that might well bear fruit.
Tina Walker, working in London had the pleasure of seeing the Trump Balloon. It apparently darkened the sky like a yellow bulbous blob which is as it should be.
By the way, Vincent Goode’s roll up banners cost £ 79.99p.
The Oscar was awarded to a member who set the 60 second round alight with a rousing rendition that was very “Howard Keel”, as to how good Utility Warehouse is. A great effort was rightly awarded the Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 21 Members present
- 1 visitor for the second time- Rupert Miles
- 17 Referrals
- £12,500.00 business recorded
- Matt Barry out front in the Performance League
- Ben Golding – Oscar Winner
World Cup Sweepstake Report
Stuart Smallcombe once again presented to the group, this time in relation to the world cup draw.
Vincent Goode, winner – France
Stuart Smallcombe, 2nd – Croatia
Nick Cooke best loser, – Iceland
10-minute presentation by Paul Booth
It was the turn of Paul Booth who introduced a questionnaire and asked questions that none of us could answer. He did, however, give an intro into the sort of world he moves in and stimulated lots of questions. Well done Paul for something different.