On a bright sunny morning 22 Members arrived with two visitors from our Monday Meeting. The Mayor of Gants Hill persisted with his banana breakfast and he was joined in this by Howard Bullock and Paul Dulieu. They also seemed pleased to be there. Recent government announcements perhaps have not done much to dispel confusion but the meeting was definitely upbeat.
The Performance League
Kevin Radford and Stuart Smallcombe are joint leaders. Stuart appeared overwhelmed by his elevation from his usual 8th.
Stuart Smallcome produced a very effective “top 10 tips” about presenting on Zoom. I was writing them all down and managed to get to 15. It was extremely useful advice illustrated by almost all of us in the breach
The 60 Second Round
John Hammond and Alan Moller (of the trimmed beard) were both at their work locations. John from what looked like a padded cell and Alan from his van. A good sign for them both.
Reasons to be cheerful or rather sporting a grin from ear to ear was Dean Caldon who in addition to being “released” to sell houses also demonstrated to us the “virtual” house inspection which he hopes will lead the way going forward. Mason Edwards understandably and quite rightly awarded the Oscar to Dean. He is another one who is very busy at the planning stage for deep cleans and decontaminations. He told us all about fogging which represents doing something to a wok place when employees should definitely not be present.
As well as getting money back for disappointed travellers business is starting to re-emerge in relation to bookings and domestic enquiries.
Terry Maylin’s message in relation to business interruption insurance was that “all is not lost” and of course the devil is in the detail. Kevin Radford followed on the same subject in relation to looking for weaknesses in exclusions in policies.
Brian Painter continues his pilgrimage to the shrine of the non-smoker whilst Matt Barry was all digital signage and clear messaging.
Other members who are busy include Toby Acton with his on line peer mentoring. Nick Cooke converting a garage to include a room in the roof and Paul Dulieu who declared himself “very Busy”.
Vincent Goode gave us a short history lesson as far as printing was concerned. Back in the 1450’s Guttenberg was producing a top notch product, to wit the eponymous bible of which there are still 48 situate in various locations of the globe . Who said bananas weren’t any good for the brain.
Paul Booth was looking for people who can’t find their current accountants and Scott Griffiths turned a hospital health check visit to what we should be doing with our websites.
Our visitors were Sarah Bell and Colin and Aileen O’Connor, both of whom expresses an interest in joining our merry band. So ended the 60 second round.
Paul Booth brought us up to date with details of the current government support available for both the employed and self employed.
10-minute presentation by Simon Essex
Simon Essex produced a typically assured performance in presenting the fundamentals of his business and he even produced a little quiz at the end. It is hoped that he will soon be back in business.
Such a great meeting this morning! The highlight of the week!!
Thanks to Stuart for a great and amusing education slot and well done to Simon for a fantastic 10 minute presentation! Though disappointed I only got 4 questions right in the quiz! 🤣
Looking forward to seeing you all next week 😁😁
Another thoroughly enjoyable meeting, even though I was nursing a hangover on behalff of Stuart (no, thanks needed Stuart!). Keep safe, stay alert and see you all next week!
Good meeting and passionate 10 minutes from Simon! Great to see that the attendance has been consistently high.
These zoom meetings are certainly getting more slick. Well done to all for exercising self-mutilation, it certainly makes for a peaceful and professionally run meeting. I’m yearning for my weekly Calcott Full English. Please Aiden, make it happen soon….
With EBF I find connection
To my body and my soul
You show me the sum of all the parts
So I can appreciate the whole
Without you I’d feel vulnerable
An orphan in despair
Gaurdians in the clouds
Thank you for taking care.
A very enjoyable escape .
Very high standard from Stuart & Simon.
Good to see you all.
Beautiful words, indeed, from the Bard.
A very slick meeting today folks with especially good showings for the Ed Slot and the 10mts, well done Stuart & Simon. I hope the new techno. works for you Dean. Keep safe …
Hi Quality meeting today from the ed slot to the 10 minutes and 60 second round also great to see some visitors and hopefully new members!
Wise words from Stuart particularly regarding a neutral backdrop when Zooming. I intend to decamp to the conservatory next week, it has a better backdrop. Good 10 minutes, Simon, there’s more to recruitment than meets the eye. The reason that Loretta poked her head around the door was because she heard Paul and since she hadn’t seen him at the gym since lockdown she wanted to say hello..
Good meeting this morning. Glad you found the Ed Slot helpful. Well done Simon on the presentation, very slick, very professional.
It was very ,very , very , very goooooooooooooooood
Great meeting , Great to see the visitors this morning ,so missing the weekly breakfast meeting. Found the Ed slot really useful . Great 10 minutes Simon and all have a Great Day . I Think that is is enough greats now
What a great Virtual meeting, well done Stuart on your Ed and Simon great 10 minute presentation. Hope to see our visitors back. See you all next week and stay safe.