It was our eighth Birthday celebration and given the absences for half-term the attendance was excellent with 24 Members and 3 Visitors, one of whom is to become a Member. Today was a great showcase for our networking group. Those Members present should be minded to look at the speech that Henry V delivered to troops prior to the Battle of Agincourt
“…He that outlives this day and comes safe home… he that shall live this day and see old age…Feast his neighbours and say, tomorrow is “EBF day.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars….but he will remember with advantage what feats he did that day: then shall the names of all who delivered a 60 Second Presentation are familiar as household words.
Well that how it seemed anyway!!!
The Performance League
Scott Griffiths is currently in the lead with 331 points. You do not need to halt Scott’s progress and prevent him winning for another month by nobbling him. All you have to do is give more referrals and maybe introduce a visitor…”simples”
The 60 Second Round
Howard Bullock was not only awarding the Oscar but was bearing the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune with great fortitude. Motor car metaphors and images abounded. Amongst these, clearly the worst thing about having your car stolen is how your fellow EBF Members will react. He did collect himself sufficiently to warn that it is ISA and Pension Payments season.
Mike Rogers demonstrated that as a Mortgage Broker he knows more about mortgages than his teacher clients even though they thought they did.
Scott Griffiths was confirming that he built Websites and produced the metaphor of the round confirming that he “opened the bonnet” on all of your Website problems.
Richard Reed was £999,99 per person 5* hotel in Bali. It sounded like a good deal but it would have sounded good at a £1,000.00. Such is the power of advertising.
Sightings of Kevin Brooks are becoming more frequent. Whether its something to do with migration in the Spring, but he was present. He seems to have recovered from falling through the ceiling in a loft conversion he was involved in, with two legs peddling below no doubt caused great amusement, even to him!
Anna Marie Cooper once again demonstrated that she had worked hard on her presentation and produced a balloon to celebrate the EBF Birthday.
The Naughty Corner was ever present. Whilst Howard withstood the brickbats of fellow Members. Stuart Smallcombe produced a 60 Seconds that involved him telephoning Dean. Apparently, Dean would think that he was calling from his office. Dean didn’t answer the ‘phone however, so maybe it didn’t work?!
Saj Sreedharan seems to have recovered from Valentines Day….. Next up Mother’s Day. We have got about a month or so to save up.
Vincent Goode demonstrated all the different types of materials that he could print on. He had the decency not to mention car bonnets.
Brian Painter told of an 8 ½ year old boy was sent to see him because his mother was getting a lot of complaints from his teacher. Apparently, on examination, this was a good thing because it showed that he was interested and alert and all the other things that teachers should be looking for. I sense a conspiracy between Brian and Mike Rogers in relation to our country’s educators.
Who won the Oscar being awarded by Howard? John Hammond of course, because he installed the video that enabled Howard to spot that his car thieves managed to do the whole job in 25 seconds!
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 24 Members present
- 3 Visitors
- 32 Referrals
- £49,000.00 worth of business recorded
- John Hammond won the Oscar
Synergy Team Report
Richard Reed’s group on Monday managed 10 members present which is an excellent turnout.
A double Act between myself and Scott will soon be published in conjunction with this Blog and a link to it will appear here. This will contain the announcement of which members won the awards, along with further details on how well we’ve all done this last 12 months.
Referrals and testimonials round
With 32 referrals and 49,000.00 recorded it was a good referrals and testimonials round.
The trick for the rest of the year is to maintain the standard of today’s meeting.