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Good attendance at 21 Members led to a lively,fun meeting with plenty of business passed around.
David Plumley was the deliverer of the message that concentration is fundamental to your working day and promoting your business. He then gave us a number of homely tips; take breaks, drink fluids, make sure you get some fresh air during the day, jump up and down, breathe deeply, shout, sleep and have a good breakfast. Sounds like a program from a personal trainer. I am sure thinking thoughts of what we should be doing left us all with a determination to concentrate on the meeting and we did.
The 60 Second Round
Marcelle Saad was specifically pitching at the Generation Z and the Millennials. They are apparently her prime consumers. For those of you that need further clarification, Generation Z are those between 18 and 20.
John Hammond was preaching the importance of automatic door operation for the disabled.
Mason Edwards is looking for cleaning jobs in big offices that would probably need the automatic door operation that John Hammond was looking for.
John Freeman has spent a lot of time combating swollen doors not fitting into entrances but is specifically looking for established management companies as potential clients as they provide multiple opportunities for work. By this stage, Members were establishing a certain Synergy that was quite noticeable.
Scott Griffiths was pointing out the various colours that can come up on your screen, blue screen death is being replaced in frequency by a red screen. This is apparently a Google warning and he can help you to fix it if you see one.
Brian Painter is talking black, which arguably is not a colour, he has currently a client whose phobia is black. He is confident that he can show him the light and he is sure he can cure him.
David Plumley introduced to the concept of crapwear and bugs; apparently where you find one is where you will find the other and he will sort you out if you do.
Vincent Mayor of Gant Hill had a very positive message, that size matters!! In this case, in relation to quality business cards, they must be thick and rich looking and be very much a 6 sided object. “Reassuringly expensive” was his mmessageand he won the Oscar for that.
I cannot finish a report on the 60 second round without reference to Mike Rogers, he was on good form, and in true curmudgeonly fashion, pointing out who was off his christmas card list. Ultimately he encompassed all the Members bar one. David Plumley is still on his Christmas list and he got a bottle of wine for it. Very strange.
10-minute presentation by Ben Golding
Ben Golding was advancing his business of Utility Warehouse. He is a very assured performer, gave a brief run though of the business and then produced a series of questions from which Scott Griffiths was the worthy winner of a mug. Pride of Place now reserved on his mantlepiece
Prize of the day was however Terry Maylin who won the Utility Warehouse cuddly pig OF which he was very proud.
Synergy Team Report
Paul Booth reported on the Business to Business Synergy Team Meeting which, by way of the proximity of Christmas, took place in two venues; the Blue Boar in Billericay High Street, from 6pm to 7.15pm and thereafter at a local Indian Restaurant. A good time was had by all.
Next Weeks Meeting…
We are approaching the Naughty Corners Meeting but next week is an ordinary meeting. Let’s make it extraordinary with a really good attendance.