I arrived at the venue just after 6:00 AM with Paul booth as my only companion. It was daylight and within 15 minutes the sun was shining through the windows; a great start to this week’s get together and by 6:45 AM there were 20 members and one visitor, Hannah O’Shea.
It was Ben Golding himself who delivered with his tips regarding 1-2-I meetings
A business meeting between members is not a 1-21. It should be specifically scheduled, sensibly structured to explore what each other do and genuinely be a positive meeting collecting information about each other. It is an essential tool in enabling referrals to be passed.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
There was a new members induction as Emma Taylor was put through what is a ceremony of confirmation. She got her badge and card book and is now fully fledged. Welcome Emma.
The 60 Second Round
Consistent with it’s being St Patrick’s day our O’scar adjudicator was the appropriately named Colin O’Connor and he was first up. He was able to announce that he had had successfully secured a training contract from their biggest client, so the start was upbeat.
Mike Skinner might be available for weddings and bar mitzvahs, but he was specifically concerned about being of assistance with trade shows as far as the video content was concerned
John Freeman is sick of grey. . He wants some colour in his life, even if he has to go to Grays for it.
Toby Acton is still very much involved with motivational maps which isn’t really like a personal profile. For instance, it is more dynamic, just like Toby really!
Sarah Steel was celebrating a successful 1-2-1 with an employee of a client company by reducing her debt payments from £2000 to £600
Neil Bellham was excited by the prospect of a festival in Potters Bar, who wouldn’t be!
When Mike Rogers isn’t just moaning, he tends to be moaning about moaning. It’s rather worrying that his 60 presentation along these lines won him the Oscar. He really needs no encouragement.
Nick Cooke was sporting the results of a visit to the hairdresser. Fortunately, the alterations he was referring to had nothing to do with hairdressing. It’s what he does.
Our visitor, Hannah O’Shea, was with us at the invitation of Jane Malyon who she is helping with the Scone Lady’s social media. The increase in Janes followers sounded impressive.
10-minute presentation by Melissa Jackson
It was Melissa Jackson’s maiden voyage into the sea that is the 10-minute presentation. She gave us an insight into the dark arts of insolvency practise with particular emphasis upon personal arrangements and bankruptcy. Well thought out, well presented, and I suspect enlightening to many members it was a great first go. Given the number of questions after her presentation, a 1-2-1 with her would appear to be essential over the next couple of weeks for many members.
Referrals and Testimonials
A lively round brought an excellent meeting to a close and we even had the privilege of departing in beautiful Spring sunshine with the very real prospect that there was a good day ahead of us.