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Chairman’s Business Networking Blog 5th January 2017.
New Year’s hangovers and Christmas germs having been picked up from relatives rendered our first meeting of the New Year a little light on personnel.
There were 16 of us in attendance and we kicked off with an Ed Slot from Jill Willis. Her themes were that New Year’s Resolutions were effectively negative, they were highlighting problems or things that have not hitherto been achieved. She advocated a positive approach, a “summer time state of mind”; seeing problems in good time, taking steps to address them and then moving forward must be the theme for the New Year. All of this grown up information was illustrated from a book that is aimed at 7 year olds upwards…..to 74 if you want. A very interesting start to the New Year.
In the main, the 60 second round that followed represented an opportunity of members to remind us all in general terms of what they do.
One or two revelations emerged from this generality. Michael Adelizzi for example is looking to have shop sales and there are lots of good deals wo be found in the House of Thrones.
Kevin Brooks showed a typical chunk of insulation that now must be standard to all new buildings. At about £45 per square metre it doesn’t come cheap.
Jo Jones stimulated us all by asking which of us were intending to “try” and get fit or eat less etc. She is not interested in us folks. She quite rightly pointed out that “trying” was not enough; we either wanted to do it or we didn’t and if you are only trying you didn’t really have the stomach for the fight. This quite rightly won her the Oscar. She was followed by Alan Shaw who told of a ransom strip that was preventing further development by one of his clients and that he was going to “try” to negotiate a deal with the developer who owns said ransom strip. This was not apparently a New Year’s resolution.
On the day when many were off sick David Plumley talked anti-virus tools and recommended ESET. This should be taken in tablet form over the internet.
For those of us who are avid followers of Brian Painter’s clients problems, we had a follow up to the lady who needed two new knees but had hitherto refused treatment because she picked her shins No doubt our Pilgrim pointed out you can’t choose your relatives so why should you be able to choose you shins. Apparently she had been 10 days “pick” free.
Nothing further exciting really emerged from this particular batch of 60 second renditions.
Good news however so far as business done was concerned as reported by Terry Maylin who was standing in for Scott Griffiths. £85,000.00 was recorded for the 3 meetings in December and this week, despite our low footfall £22,500.00 was recorded. A good steady start to the month.
The 10 minute presentation fell to Nikhil Shah. He managed to successfully fight technology with the assistance of David Plumley and produced a photographic show of his premises and staff and them some “before and afters” of people who had been severely dentally challenged. He also explained how we could refer to him. All in all it was a good introduction, well presented, that will give us all an opportunity of finding him referrals.
It can only be described a steady start to the New Year and other members would have benefited to listening to Nikhil’s 10 minutes.
Lets look for a proper turn out next week.