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Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 27th September 2012
Apologies for absence received from Howard Bullock, Graham Wright and David Plumley.
27 people in attendance including 1 guest, Ken Ford.
It was wonderful to see all of your happy smiling faces after a break of 2 weeks. I think I can safely say that distance, sun, beautiful beaches and the ambiance of French life in no way lent enchantment.
Whilst networking at the beginning of the meeting Mike Rogers appeared, as if from nowhere, complaining about the state of the car park following a light shower of rain – plus ca ne change pas……
Brian Painter inhabited the Ed Slot and explained why we should wear our name badges at all times. So taken was I by his demand that I am still wearing mine now – a day later.
The 60 second round was very sharp. Nick Morgan put all his cards on the table, or rather on the floor and promptly won the Oscar. Steve Carmichael-Brown promised us warm water and money back and Michael Adelizzi told us of his 10 bathroom settings which could probably benefit from the aforementioned warm water.
Having moaned about the car park Mike Rogers then chose to spread panic by indicating that he had come across several cases of gazumping and then complained that his position as fateful bell ringer was being gazumped by the machine. Scott Griffith’s automatic timing machine was promptly condemned to the virtual dustbin.
Alan Shaw jumped up, determined to pick up the pace and mused as to what he had been doing this week. After some thought he remembered that he had been in Court, not just for 1, but 2 days – it does that to you!! take it from a Lawyer.
Kim Douglas announced the second anniversary of her business – congratulations Kim. Scott Griffiths told of us Facebook for Students and it was all going very well until Brian Painter stood up and addressed us on the medical condition of irritable bowel syndrome. He, of course, covered constipation, flatulence and the “other”. I think I know what the “other” was especially when he told us that he was only going through the motions. Jason Nortey tried to do an impression of Bruce Forsyth – nice to see you to see you ….”
We did not join in!
Finally, Paul Booth is apparently trying to attract more female fashion shops to his Client Portfolio, at least I think he was referring to them as Clients rather than places that he visited. By the end of the 60 second round I was almost pleased to be back from holiday.
The question for you all, however, arising from the 60 second round that I demand you to consider and let me have your thoughts was Kevin Brooks’ 60 seconds. In fact it is not his 60 seconds I am interested in, but his shirt. What colour do we really think it is. May I put forward the offering of “puce”.
The referrals and testimonial round was equally as lively. 42 referrals, £8,500.00 worth of recorded business to be added to the previous £53,000.00 this month – shows good steady progress.
During the referrals round Scott Griffiths started talking about tweet machines. We call them birds Scott!
Even more bizarrely Brian Painter shared his fantasy of being on top of Kim Douglas and Marcelle Saad said she would be thinking of us when she is in the bush (I think that means she is going on holiday next week).
Something else for you all to think of and tweet, retweet or double tweet on and that is tag lines. I have received a small collection from you to give consideration to. Your last chance to win that £50.00 prize. Respond to this blog with any thoughts.
It simply leaves me now to bid you adieu.