We were 25 in number including 2 visitors, Lee Scarff a plumber and Paul Keegan recruitment. Such numbers are always a prelude to a lively meeting and today was no exception.
This week’s Essex Business Forum meeting was a bustling success.
Brian Painter of Pilgrim Hypnotherapy (doing his best impersonation of Aidan Squire of Quality HR) chaired confidently, and guided us all through the proceedings.
A lively business networking meeting with lots of business passed. Somehow a theme of “dirty business” begun, and members talked about their relative dirty/clean clients and projects. Nothing naughty though thank goodness!
Review of our 2nd March meeting. All round improved presentations following our previous education, plus an entertaining and informative 10 minute presentation from Paul Booth and his nerf Gun!
Facts and Figures, and a review of the year from our Chairman. As we move into the 7th year at Essex Business Forum we remain proud of the excellent figures that we have created.
It was our Anniversary Day and a Doris Day.
As we moved into our seventh year our annual review was presented to the meeting and the awards presented. The awards, from now on to be known as the EBFTAs, came later.
On our birthday there were 24 members present, a good turnout.
The Doris in question was the storm that was crossing the country during the course of our Anniversary Day. Somehow the weather seems different now that we name our storms.
The centre piece of our meeting this week was a presentation by Len Maylin regarding the art of public speaking with particular reference to our 60 second efforts.
His own presentation itself was instructive. He spoke clearly and slowly with awareness of his audience throughout and interspersed his pearls of wisdom with humour and interesting information.
Despite the absence of several members through half term children duly there was good turnout of 22 members.
Our alternative meeting agenda was used this week to accommodate an Education Session provided by Len Maylin, a Public Speaking Coach. The essence of our alternative meeting is that we limit ourselves to the 60 second round together with the referrals round thereby leaving a reasonable period of time for Education or other matters in the second half of the meeting.
Do any of you get that panicky feeling that comes from being locked in a small room for a long time? Well 25 of us were indeed afflicted by the claustrophobic effects of being relocated to the small room behind the restaurant for our meeting.
Although there was no ice on our windscreens it really was a cold morning with a misting drizzle (mizzle) making things even more unpleasant.
Despite the inclement weather a really good turnout of 23 Members and 1 guest, Charlie Hurlock of A Matter Group.