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We started mustering just before 7:00 AM. By 7:24 AM there were 26 of us including visitor David Young.
It was Ben Golding himself delivering this week’s offering which highlighted the performance of Sky Brown at the Olympics and her achievement of being the youngest bronze medallist. The significance of her performance was that she fell twice performing a particular stunt but was not deterred and got it right on the third occasion. A message for us this week as businessmen therefore is, “if at first you don’t succeed….” have confidence in your product and/or what you do.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Terry Maylin reported there are two renewals in the pipeline, of which more next week. Furthermore Kieran Peaty will be missing until the end of the year, he is furloughed because of a very heavy workload but will be back!
The 60 Second Round
This week was particularly interesting by virtue of various members and their locations. Alan Moller was broadcasting from a conservatory somewhere on the Isle of Wight, John Freeman delivered his 60 seconds from a train, Paul Booth was relaxing again on his own desert island and Tina Walker appeared with a very distinctive halo which stayed with her for the whole meeting
Jane Malyon was adjudicating the Oscar this week from her usual tea room setting and boasted the finest handpicked teas.
Sarah Steel boated her company as being the only financial education company that is truly independent but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t recommend good products when they appear. Nationwide apparently have a good deal for people who open a new account with them
Scott Griffiths made a plea for referrals that didn’t involve life’s grossness such as septic tanks, toilets and the like and Mike Skinner has been carrying out roof surveys with a drone. Terry Maylin is acting for a client who first of all couldn’t get into it his newly purchased flat because of snagging problems and when he finally moved in he was flooded out, his property was cleared out the door locked and he was denied access. Terry’s excitement at multiple defendants new no bounds.
Simon Essex emphasised the importance of being honest in giving advice about the products they sell at the Greenhouse but most laudable 60 seconds must go to Toby Acton who devoted his time in praise of Richard Reid and the way he had set up an abortive break that enabled recovery of deposits et cetera in a well organised and straight forward way. It was good to be reminded of Richard Reid who is currently on a sabbatical but equally impressive there’s a member should use his 60 seconds in praise of another member
Performance of the week however was correctly awarded with the Oscar to Vincent Goode and his “straightman”, Sarah Steele with a FAQ session that was close to perfection. Well done to both with particular reference to Vincent’s judgement in selection of stooge.
10-minute presentation by Mason Edwards
Mason Edwards delivered a comprehensive insight into the running of his business. Many of us have used him, many of us have given him glowing testimonials and he laid out the basis of his successful business in a way that should really encourage all of us to think of him whenever the possibility of a referral arises. It was also interesting to note the that he considered the paragon of vacuum cleaners to be Henry the Hoover.
A good round characterised in particular by reference to several referrals either made or about to be made. Perhaps the most important part of the meeting!