The hot weather might well have gone for the summer but we still are in holiday hangover time. We mustered 21 bodies this week with one new visitor and repeat offender Leann Reason. The new visitor is an energy assessor and with the high levels of activity in evidence preceding the commencement of the meeting I would be interested in her assessment.
The Performance League
Ben Golding was third, Scott Griffiths was second. No doubt my surprise was shared by all that I was the winner for the month of August. As this month anticipates many visitors, September should be a high-scoring month and Jane certainly got things moving with her visitor today.
Vincent Goode was this week’s presenter and his subject matter was the importance of good grammar as we present ourselves via our websites and emails to the world out there. Vince is a staunch advocate of good grammar and in Gant’s Hill Village he doubles up his mayoral duties with his role heading up the Grammar Police. He produced examples that were passed around the group whilst he delivered his dire warnings. Those who have been corrupted by the use of social media beware!!!.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Nick Cooke’s renewal for another year has been approved by the committee. All renewals are a call for celebration but today there was even greater cause to celebrate in the induction of Leann Reason who becomes our newest recruit.
The 60 Second Round
Melissa Jackson won last week and therefore was first to go. FAQs by directors when a company goes into liquidation was her theme. Emma Taylor’s theme was that the housing market is showing signs of picking up and if you really want to get in before Christmas you need to get things underway now.
Matt Barry, who had been sitting particularly still, seemed to be practising for next week when he will be in Amsterdam supporting one of his biggest clients.
Vincent Goode, fresh from his triumph with the End Slot was promoting business cards with an example of a bodybuilder client from Lithuania who did mobile, and all other types of, massage. It’s nice to see a man who enjoys his work, Vincent that is.
Selling your business to the right people is largely a matter of getting the right message to the right person. It seems straightforward enough when Toby Acton put it like that. That was also the case when Paul Dulieu explained that he not only produces the appropriate copy to help demonstrate why a business is special but he also advises on the subject before producing anything in writing. He certainly doesn’t lack confidence in his approach which is more than can be said for Brian Painter’s new 50ish year old client whose confidence was, and still is, knocked out of her by both of her parents. Brian appears to be at the beginning of a long journey with this client.
How many doors can a school have. John Hammond has seen what was 40 security fittings to doors increase to 90; or was that the increase in price arising from variations expressed in the thousands.
Managing the data retrievable from your website can be automated according to Scott Griffiths but neither he nor any of the previous presenters caught Melissa’s eye. It was Jane Malyon with an afternoon tea event set for Saturday 17th September 2022 that gave Melissa that warm glow the results in the award of an Oscar.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths produced a call to arms to those team leaders in the search for visitors. Indications of progress were given. May I join him in asking you all to use this month to seek visitors. Let’s try and get our numbers up before, dare I say it, Christmas is upon us.
10-minute presentation by Aidan Squire
The adrenaline rush from winning August’s Performance League had hardly dissipated when I was called to deliver my 10 minutes presentation. I tried to develop my ongoing theme of educating you all in the ways of the law so that you can recognise potential punters when they flash before your eyes. You all seemed to be listening and thank you all for the good response in the question and answer session that followed. Also apologies to Scott who tried to cut me short without success. My hearing isn’t all that it used to be.
Referrals and Testimonials Round
A thoroughly exhausting meeting had me doing the running where a reasonable number of referrals were made.
If I haven’t mentioned it already, may this blog be a clear reminder over this month’s Guest Fest.