Our first visitors’ day since coming out of zoom hiding. 21 members turned out to see the fruits of their invitations and we found ourselves with 5 visitors. Sausage and bacon sandwiches consumed along with French pastries fortified us for the meeting ahead. This was a revised agenda that dealt with some of the sections by way of description rather than participation.
Information about the Education Presentation to go here.
The 60 Second Round
After explanations about the Education Slot and Membership Matters the business card box whizzed around and the 60-second presentations commenced. With visitors to be considered, members tended to tailor their presentations by giving a generalised summary of their areas of expertise.
Slightly deviating from this approach included Sarah Steel explaining how she had been encouraging and educating employees about the importance of wills and the small percentage take-up amongst the population generally together with a very welcome (to me) urging of its importance and the need to consult a solicitor(me) without delay.
Jane Malyon explored the nature and pronunciation of scones. The more northern accented pronunciation was preferred according to the headcount of the members.
Simon Essex was his inventive self, showing how plants in plots in offices can cheer you up and he even managed a sale of the three coloured pots that he produced that contained said plants.
Neil Bellham is on the cusp of launching his chilli products and photographs of the design of the labels by Matt Barry on the jars where passed around.
Scott Griffiths is willing to review websites and make sure there are no “fluffy” words. Brian Painter’s summary was surprisingly succinct in describing what he treats; smoking, phobias, and random panic attacks.
One of our visitors caught the eye, namely Simon Chivers, a personal trainer, who suggested look we all should stand in front of a mirror naked and ask ourselves certain questions which inevitably will lead to a self-assessment of the need for a personal trainer.
The winner of the Oscar this week was Alison Bean with her sobering assessment of what her job involves. Congratulations Alison.
No presenter this week but rather presentations from Scott Griffiths about the statistics of EBF membership and three members (Jane Malyon, Paul Dulieu and Simon Essex) explaining the various benefits and help that’s EBF has been to them.
Referrals and Testimonials
A lively round with 20 referrals and £8000s worth of business recorded rounded off a really upbeat meeting. We hope the visitors will return and join and my suggestion is that any members who invited visitors who were unable to attend should see if we can get them along next week.