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Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 14th October 2016.
Three holidays, two funerals and child duty counted at a stroke for 6 members being absent, but we managed to muster 19.
Education Slot was the fantasy of Kim Redwood-Lee. She performed this duly with the help of the 3 stooges Alan Shaw, Paul Booth and Terry Maylin. She recited the various stages arising from membership of EBF. Alan Shaw took one step forward illustrating each individual step in the journey of becoming a fully effective member of EBF. When Alan Shaw took his final step Paul Booth tried to fall over and Terry Maylin caught him. All of this was intended to illustrate your growth to true enlightenment in EBF and the establishment of the “circle of trust”. The casual reader of this Blog will probably by now be muttering to himself “…what the hell is he talking about…” If someone other than Kim can provide a concise and clear explanation please use the comments section below. For one horrible moment I though Kim was trying to enlist in the School of Whimsy.
It was with relief that we hit the 60 second round.
Our most quotable member, Jo Jones did not disappoint. She talked about “…body work..” and in speaking of her massage claimed “..it was like an MOT…”.
Mike Rogers sounded as if he was running a kindergarten. He talked of pre-first time buyers, catching them young and looking after them from cradle to grave. Presumably this is all in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
It was good to see Tina Walker coming back into the fold. At least I thought it was, but then she mentioned the C word, that it was 11 weeks away and I suddenly felt very gloomy.
Alan Shaw can always be relied upon to raise your spirits however. He is taking on the role of an anti-eco warrior. He has been battling with the environment agency on behalf of a client. Our super hero deserved a good enquiry this week, apparently someone up in the clouds heard his 60 second rendition last week and that he was looking for churches. He got the next best thing, a place of worship. Apparently an enquiry about a new mosque.
He was relevantly followed by Richard Reed who amongst other things was offering his India Tour…plenty of mosque’s out there!!
Scott Griffiths was rather esoteric this week. Advising a client who sold e liquids. He apparently set him straight and awarded him puff points. These are not places where you stop for a rest if you have been exercising. If anybody wishes to enlighten me the comments box is below.
Donna Evans was like the old lady who lived in a shoe. She visited a house with so many windows she did not know what to do.
Allan Moller managed by contrast to produce a limerick about the lady from Ealing. Everybody was relieved that it did not go on to refer to a ceiling.
Talking of limericks, somewhat unusually Steve Roach was good enough to award the Oscar to me. I had been at a loose end on Wednesday afternoon and managed to include Wills, Leases and Lasting Powers of Attorney in successive limericks. A fourth glorified TM Law and all without a rude word. Surely a record of some sort.
All in all a good 60 second round that was followed by an even better 10 minute presentation. Jo Eastwood’s approach was everything a 60 second or 10 minute presentation should be. It challenged us to find her referrals, particularly external ones and it told us exactly what her products were so that we could find these. I would have this opinion of her presentation whether or not she had provided me, along with the other members, with a taster of white port.
When I arrived at the meeting it was raining, as we drew to a close with the referrals and testimonial rounds the sun got out.
Let’s try for a really good turn out next week and I hope to see you all then.