When I made the brief journey from my house to my office it was clear that a lot of rain had fallen and there was still drizzle about. I am sure it was as uplifting for the 23 other Members that when we finished just before 9a.m. the sun was shining. And so 24 of us occupied the screen in networking heaven.
The Performance League
Matt Barry is out front, who together with Terry Maylin had managed to overhaul Stuart Smallcombe. Still all to play for.
The Mayor of Gants Hill was in charge today and he reminded us all of the difference between a good referral and one that was hardly a referral at all. He illustrated the none too onerous but necessary effort that is needed however to make sure it is a referral. It is a reminder that we all need from time to time.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Its always good to celebrate a renewal, in this instance Paul Dulieu, congratulations Paul on your first anniversary of membership, and we now look forward to reviewing your application for the EBF Mark of Excellence.
We also remain hopeful that our return visitor Mike will be submitting an application to join us as a new member.
The 60 Second Round
For the second meeting in a row, we all demonstrated that we knew what 60 seconds was. We were missing Allan Moller and John Hammond who frequently give us a good view of the interior of a van but this was more than compensated for by Stuart Smallcombe appearing in a darkened room asserting that he was awaiting Allan Moller, who looked as if he would have his work cut out to restore sweetness and light and David Plumley appearing on a 50’s Television set which pipistrelle-like had him on one occasion hanging upside down.
Other points of interest arising from this round were Matt Barry’s intention of taking on another member of staff, uncharacteristically a bloke. This should at least give him the opportunity of behaving ladishly should he choose to do so.
Brian Painter has finally hit his stride and was comparing Covid Deaths with the annual death toll for smoking. Covid appears to be only 20 % above the annual figure of 78,000. It wasn’t as gruesome as last week but nonetheless shocking.
Paul Dulieu and Vincent Goode had a similar theme which was in praise of EBF.
Scott Griffiths is a Google partner who has personalised his personal email address by sticking the word Dot in front of his name and suggested that such personalisation could be good for us all and our contacts.
Simon Essex was at his greenest best, pointing out that 15,000 tons of flowers were delivered on Valentine’s day (yes it’s not that far away !!) and you should think in a more sustainable way purchasing plants/gifts from the GreenHouse which will last a little bit longer than cut flowers.
Toby Acton indicated that he did not like big buts (not butts), he needs open-minded people to help develop their businesses
It was Kevin Radford who was awarding the Oscar this week and it was awarded to Nathan Howson who emerged victorious by demonstrating his willingness in a new project to use specialist Sub Contractors for certain specialist work. It appealed to Kevin’s risk management ethos.
Meeting Secretaries Report
So far this month we have recorded £55,000’s worth of business which for the statistically minded produces average referral value of £1,300.00.
Members were also instructed to get their thinking caps on as the voting for our annual member’s awards is upcoming. Nominations for the best 60-second presenter, best 10-minute presenter, and the overall “Member of the Year” will be recorded and then announced on our Birthday meeting.
10-minute presentation by Dean Caldon
With a short slide show Dean Caldon introduced himself to any new members and then offered himself up for Q & A. A wholehearted response resulted in not everyone getting their questions answered in a 10-minute session. As always professional; as always reliable….oh by the way, his favourite band is Bucks Fizz….
I will now always view him in a slightly different light!
Is that Dean bottom front of Bucks Fizz picture??
Great meeting well done Dean and good reminder from Vince about what is and is not a referral!
A good, lively meeting. A timely ed slot from the Mayor and an interesting presentation from Grace. Welcome, Mike, good to see a new face, enjoy your membership. ‘Till next time, keep positive and test negataive.
This morning’s meeting was excellent. A great turnout, a returning guest, a good Ed slot by Vince and a fabulous 10 minutes by Dean who is everything an estate agent should be, but most aren’t. Have a great week everyone.
brilliant photo scott – well done! Great meeting
What a great photo Dean and great presentation, good ed slot of Major of Gants Hill and of course another great meeting plenty of banter and business pasted and looking forward to welcoming Mike as a member to EBF. See you all next Thursday stay safe x
Great meeting this morning! I always find the Ed Slot and the 10 Minutes really useful – hints and tips, along with finding out more about other members. As I joined in Lockdown 1.0, I have met very few of group face to face and this is a good way of getting to know people.
Of course, I am not old enough to remember Bucks Fizz …. (I wish!!!)
Great meeting, and a great 10 min from Dean. I love that photo…it’s got me all….confused….
I think Paul Dulieu got a bit confused in the excitement of renewing his membership. He meant to say a good presentation from Dean and a fabulous Ed Slot from Vince. Happy to clear that up 🙂
The pressure of nominating the Oscar winner was immense especially when everyone was so good . Great to see Mike again and I understand he may be thinking of joining which is great . How you were able to hypnotize him into that decision Brian over a zoom meeting is amazing.
I enjoyed both the Ed slot From Lord VG and the 10 minutes presentation was as professional as Dean is. I do truly believe that Dean is the best Estate Agent in the group (as well as in Billericay ) I thought Tina Turner would have been his favourite – Simply the best .
Excellent all round this week. Positive unsolicited praise for EBF from many of the members, a practical “Ed” slot from Vince and a slick performance from Dean. Estate agents don’t usually carry a good reputation but Dean is the exception. Thanks to all for brightening up my Thursdays.
Great presentation, great meeting and an adequate ed-slot from the Mr Goodman. Have a great week all!
Just listened to the Zoom meeting recording . Sounds like I missed a great meeting . Thank you Vince for your ED slot on referrals. Very interesting to hear EBF visitor Mike’s 60 seconds hope you decide to join the group. Deans 10 minute slot with his question and answer session was most informative on you and your business. See you all next week
I think that that the hair really suits Dean!
Another great meeting – see y’all soon!