Chairman’s Blog Thursday 11th July 2013
22 Members present largely as a result of holidays. It is that time of year I suppose.
David Plumley presented the Education Slot and rightly reminded us of the importance of 1 2 1’s, indeed the returns we are receiving do indicate a slight drop off. We should all try and keep up our 1 2 1’s, particularly with the recent influx of new members. It is the most effective way of getting to know the full details of somebody else’s business to assist in the referral process.
Not only were there one or two members absent on holiday but those of us present were lulled into holiday mood by Ed Crocker and Stewart Roberts sporting shorts that would have graced San Tropez; but legs more reminiscent of the golden mile at Blackpool.
My mind was not entirely on your 60 second presentations because of my recent holiday, but I do remember Michael Adelizzi telling us that he was altering his shop again. Mike Rogers asking us to call him Mr Rogers and then talking about interest free for three (months that is). Adrian Crosdale now being able to test your appliances and Chris Sadler both winning a completion and looking for toilet seats either to photograph or sit on or, photograph whilst you are sitting on, I was a bit lost here. Brian Painter spares us a full blown description of the chemical abuse that is smoking and finally David Plumley explains about slow internet connection and the way to combat it. I think it involves using “bigger gits” or was it giga bits. Anyway Scott Griffiths seemed to understand what he was saying and accordingly awarded him the Oscar.
As you can see, my holiday has affected me in many ways including giving me a permanent touch of sun stroke and therefore the ever present risk that I will just babble and keep on babbling.
I will therefore bring to an end any further mention of the 60 seconds round.
Suffice to say however that the meeting itself appeared fruitful. There seemed to be several referrals passed and business done recorded. As our Membership Secretary had failed to bring his materials to the meeting and as I did not have the wit to ask him the outcome of the paper that we passed today I must ask him to comment on this Blog by giving us the details of how many referrals there were and how much business was passed.
During the week there was the very successful Synergy Team Meeting which was reported to the meeting by Paul Booth. For some reason he wanted us all to stand up if we had attended the group meeting. What those who do not attend the Finance Group fail to appreciate is that when we attend the meeting itself we try to roll up our trouser legs and in my case stay awake. Do not let my ramblings however put you off from Synergy Team Meetings. In fact the Finance Group meeting was excellent, there were two new faces, Steve from Anthony Batty and Dr Ron Mitchell, who is a member of the group but not a member of EBF.
Finally and in no particular order, Tina Walker delivered a very effective 10 minutes and hopefully, with the holidays coming along we can find plenty of referrals for her. I will bring this rather meandering Blog to an end without apology for the rambling, holidays can give you a different perceptive on life. In the hope that next week we have an equally lively meeting with one or two more in attendance could those who are attending, because of the holidays take this opportunity to try to invite a guest to help boost our numbers as well as earning points in the performance league.
I look forward to seeing you all next week.
I promise, as soon as I get all of the information processed from this meeting, which will be on Monday, that i’ll give you the figures.
£6190 of recorded business passed and 15 new-business referrals. One of the quietest weeks we’ve seen in terms of business recorded but it is holiday season with quite a few members absent.
Most people need a few days to “recover” from a llooonnggggg holiday Aidan.
Very good meeting and good breakfast.
Aiden, our brain tends to resemble a scrambled egg and the sun can scramble it even more.
Have no fear your’s will soon be back to a more fried egg appearance and you can return to your more tangential blog.
The Oscar award from one techie to another ,smacks of the similar voting in the Eurovision song contest to me. Has anyone else noted a trend? – Not that I watch Eurovision of course because that would be sad.
I havent won the Oscar for a long time, so dont even remember who I last awarded it to.
Next time however i’ll try to find someone “appropriate” to give it to rather than basing my scoring on making sure that the 60 seconds features all of the important factors (name, location, product specifics, associated costs, reasons to buy, memory hooks etc) as well as being interesting to me!!!! You’ll have to believe me that this is not Eurovision-esque.
Great meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed my bottle of Red, courtesy of Tina.
See you next week.