The snow has gone, rain is expected but it dawned dry and bright when we kicked off with 26 members and one visitor, Gary Williams.
The Performance League
Matt Barry remains out front by one point. 3 members have so-far topped the 100 point mark.
Sarah Bell’s debut had her instructing us on the subject of neurodiversity. We all have our unique way of processing things and she linked this to her experience of autism…food for thought!!
Great news from Terry Maylin, Marc Robinson has applied and been accepted as our most recent new member. Marc is the owner of Blue Sky Yoga – arrange a meeting or 121 with him whenever it suits you, apparently, he is very flexible!
The 60 Second Round
Mike Skinner was adjudicating the Oscar this week and he had quite a bit to choose from.
Howard (is there life on Mars) Bullock warned of inflation threatening money held as cash.
Kieran Peaty is offering a £950.00 feasibility study for new jobs whilst Marc Robinson offers a free 30 minutes discovery session when you discover what is feasible for your body.
On a more whimsical note, Toby Acton laid claim to being a hamster trainer. The training amounts to getting business people off the treadmill. It won’t surprise any of you that this involves deep diving. Whilst Paul Dulieu cast himself in the role of the bedtime storyteller to illustrate how he helped businesses tell their story.
Stuart Smallcombe predicted the end of copper wire by 2025 and John Freeman shared his screen with us to show a very long radiator with what looked like copper pipework. As if to further illustrate his versatility he had to leave early to do his other job as a Pony Whisperer.
Had Brian Painter been present, predicting death and destruction for smokers and I had been looking to encourage people in contemplation of death to make Wills, it would have fitted neatly with Vincent Goode’s prowess in printing Orders of Service for funerals.
A slightly bizarre round all told with Alan Moller throwing caution to the wind and polishing “a bit of a turd”. I didn’t think you could do that!!
Mike Skinner was not persuaded by any of this nonsense and he awarded the Oscar to Simon Essex for helping a young work experience girl to gain confidence.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths announced the 11th March 2021 as our visitors morning and then laid out how our synergy teams are to be at the center of the invitation process.
10-minute presentation by Colin O’Connor
Colin O’Connor’s turn this time. He has been at it for 22 years and he shared his screen with us in taking us though exactly what he did. Highlight for me was what looked like one of those ruined Greek Temples, set against the clear blue sky. It must have set Richard Reed’s juices flowing. It was in fact a dilapidated site in Peckham. Now there’s an idea for a staycation. A very professional presentation by Colin.
Referrals and Testimonials round
As usual a lively round brought our meeting to a close.
what a great uplifting meeting today, well done to all of those involved!
Great to see a new member Marc Robinson- do make contact with him and try out his excellent yoga classes!
Another really diverse and fascinating meeting. It was interesting listening to Colin talk about health and safety and some of the situations he has come across during his career in this area.
I am lucky to be part of a group made up of business people so many different skills and talents.
Well done to all those who made this a great meeting. To those of you who didn’t make this a great meeting, see me after. 10/10
Excellent meeting sorry i had to shoot off a bit early but well done Sarah & Colin.
Great Meeting yesterday, plenty of banter great ed slot Sarah B, and a great presentation Colin companies do need someone like you to put them straight. Welcome Marc and see you all next week.
Our usual humorous yet business like Thursday gathering welcomed a new member, Marc Robinson, a visitor, Gary Williams, and a virgin “Ed Slot” presenter, Sarah Bell. All followed by some excellent 60 second presentations and then Colin O’Connor’s 10 mt. presentation. What’s not to like… apart from Peckham that is 🙂 .
Apologies for missing the meeting, some techie problem which seems to have sorted itself out. Neurodiversity! Sarah speaks the same language as me! Sorry to have missed Colin’s presentation. Be with you next week.
As always, a top notch meeting with an excellent Ed slot by Sarah and an informative and interesting 10 minutes by Colin. It’s always good when someone new joins EBF – welcome Marc and to have a visitor in Gary. That 25+ people are on this zoom meeting every Thursday at 7.30am is a true testament to the quality of EBF. Have a splendid week everyone.
Great meeting and so good to see the EBF numbers increasing
Good to see you all again! Sad to give the Oscar away bit I felt Simon was very worthy.
Great talk from Colin and its always entertaining to see what inspirational solutions people find on workmates!
Liking the new format Scott. Congratulations Marc on becoming a part of our group, and well done Sarah on breaking the egg with your first education slot, now about that turd Aidan. Usually, as most if you are aware, its a physical impossibility to polish such an object, however, as the work was on a lighting circuit in the loft with full visible access to the circuit cables, it was evident that the “turdness” was in the ropey means of connections, once a full visual inspection and test was carried out, the turd in question was reincarnated and left in a better condition with certificate issued along with some new downlights and change of light fittings installed. You still cant polish a turd but you can charge its state. Have a great weekend all!
Great meeting this week. Very interesting listening to Colins 10 Minute presentation. Just watched the video of the meeting and I am not surprised at what you have found on sites. We have walked offsite that are unsafe. I need to sort the zoom meeting out so you can complete our documentation to bring it up to date. Great to hear from the new member Marc. Great Ed slot from Sarah. See you all next week
Excellent as always guys. Welcome to Marc.
Welcome Marc, it’s great to have you on board and well done Sarah with an excellent Ed-slot, all combined with a brilliant presentation from Colin too. Great meeting all, see you Thursday for another one.