Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 19th January 2017.
Back on track with numbers, 22 Members and 1 visitor Dimi Bakalov who makes “stairways to heaven”. We hope he will return next week.
Kim Redwood-Lee delivered the Education Slot and pointed out some of the not so obvious benefits from being a member of the group which includes; making friends, practising public speaking and having a network of people available for guidance through our email network. She prefaced her presentation by stating that she could see us all. In theory that meant we could see her, but perhaps that did not automatically follow. Nonetheless it was a useful reminder to us of all the benefits of EBF.
So the 60 second round.
Marcelle opened the proceedings by describing certain trends in engagement rings. Apparently Rose Gold is “in”. This was confirmed later by Donna Evans who is finding Rose Gold as the colour that she is coming across in conjunction with her curtains.
Richard Reed regaled us with new trends in Safaris; land rovers with a sleeping compartment on the roof. What he described sounded like the old wagon trains forming a circle and everyone sitting round the camp fire. No mention however of shooting your prey before roasting it over the open fire.
No one was in Whimsical mood this week but Brian Painter started out what could be a serialised commentary on one of his clients who binges and purges but only at home, not when on holiday or with friends. So Brian is looking to make the connection with her home. A positive suggestion might be that she goes out and makes lots of friends and goes on holiday with them, which would probably please Richard Reed. I look forward to this story unfolding before our very eyes.
Jo Eastwood, back from illness, has obviously not had her enthusiasm dampened by her recent state of health. Anticipating a dry January she produced various beverages all which were dry including Sherry, Chablis and Gin.
Acronyms bordering on the indecent came from David Plumley, PISS and Alan Moller, POOPS. As I can no longer remember what either of them stands for it seems slightly gratuitous mentioning them but hey ho….
Paul Booth managed to combine posture support with sartorial interest. He was wearing, what those of us who are avid followers of the Bond movies would describe as, double shoulder holsters. No firearms were evident and certainly when he stood up he kept his shoulders back. Maybe he can introduce something akin to Howard Bullocks bare legathon.
Steve Roach was very upbeat claiming global domination for Phoenix FM. They apparently have broken into America through their West Ham United show and there is now boxing on the horizon.
After all of these offerings pride of place went to Mike Rogers who probably deserved it simply for saying that he had good news. He then went on to relate this good news by illustrating the reductions that are currently being offered by lenders with fixed rate products. It has to be acknowledged that he was cheerful.
The 10 minute presentation was Tina Walker’s turn this week. She projected her details onto a screen that looked distinctly “wavy” and in tune with the beams that are found in the meeting room at Mary Green Manor. She presented herself well and with a good sized audience hopefully referrals will flow.
The referrals round was lively as was the whole meeting. Typical of us as a group when we are there in sufficient numbers.
Let’s look forward to even better attendance next week.