20 members and one visitor, Alex Milham, were gathered together in anticipation of a busy meeting. Ben Golding was in attendance complete with walking stick on his first outing with us after his operation
The Performance League
Third meeting of the month and Melissa Jackson was out front and with a dozen members or so going past our benchmark of points for the month already.
It was Nick Cooke who delivered this week’s words of wisdom. His subject was Google reviews which he apparently uses to good effect. He encourages satisfied customers to give him these reviews and encouraged us to do likewise. He considered positive reviews being at the heart of winning business.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
EBF’s birthday is always a time for renewals and Terry Maylin was pleased to announce the applications for and approval of four annual renewals; Vincent Good, Nick Cooke, Howard Bullock and Ben Golding. The news of a renewal to the members is always a source of joy and so we were all quadruply joyous.
The 60 Second Round
Melissa Jackson was the current Oscar holder and was first up so as to give her a clear run at the adjudication. She told us of a client with debt problems that threatened bankruptcy but she guided him to an IVA paying 35p in the £.
Others who told of how they had helped particular clients included Brian Painter who gave confidence to a best man enabling him to deliver a speech and enjoy a free holiday in the Bahamas. Sarah Steele who had produced A webinar this week tackling the management of debts brought about by Christmas credit card overspend. Startling fact of the day ‘ it costs £25 per day to bring up a child’. Terry Maylin had resolved a client’s problems the day before through a mediation where a potentially expensive court case was avoided. Startling statistic of the day ‘Terry has so far presided over 235 mediations, only 10 of which have failed to produce a resolution’.
Of a more general nature were the presentations of James Humphreys who is still looking to hold the hands of builders, scaffolders, roof tilers and the like… be careful what you wish for! Toby Acton aims to take you from where you are now to where you want to be. The alliterative Ben Golding was trying to bolster his bill busting booster and Stuart Smallcombe with his attack on baffling BT
Nick Cooke was extolling the virtues of steel beams that are of prime importance in the taking down of walls and the taking out of chimney breasts and John Hammond who is offering an annual certificate for the automatic doors and gates that he instals.
Paul Booth interested us all with the Side Hustle. If you want a business ‘on the side’ and you have a wife who doesn’t work the company formed by Paul Booth this can be accomplished. Most accomplished however of the day and confirmed thus with the award of the Oscar was Rosemarie Driscoll who showed off the sign that had been made for her by Vincent Goode to advertise her business from her home. Well done Rosemarie, your first Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 20 Members present
- 1 Visitor in attendance
- £47,000 of business passed today
- £71,000 so far this month
- 11 referrals today
- 50 referrals so far this month
10-minute presentation by Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner, video wizard, understandably went to the trouble of setting up a big screen to present what might well be a contender for next year’s annual awards. He used the screen wisely too illustrate the various types of visual presentation that he can produce for you. There’s the walkthrough, the product presentation, the documentary, the still images, the interview, the photo shoot, the product shoot and drones. We should all be able to speak knowledgeably to potential referees….not a bloke with a whistle necessarily!
Referrals and Testimonials Round
Given these statistics shown above the Referrals and Testimonials round was impressive and sent us all out into the world all on upbeat note.
Excellent presentation Mike Skinner and a very good reminder from Nick about the need for plenty of Google reviews. Great to see Ben back and upright again and nice to see a visitor who came all the way from Kent to see what we are all about!
Great meeting, excellent 10 minutes from Mike S and great Edslot too Nick. Nice to see another visitor let’s hope he enjoyed the meeting and comes back and joins. Welcome back Ben Ben. Have a great weekend everyone see you next Thursday.
Unfortunately Tina he lives in Kent so said he can’t commit to attending regularly but otherwise loved the meeting.
That sounds like an upbeat positive first meeting of a new year .
Mike – loved your presentation and images – really great! 😀 Thanks to Nick and welcome back to our brave soldier Ben Ben. Aww. Fab meeting everyone x
Excellent ten minute presentation from Mike and a great reminder on the importance of a simple Google review from Nick. Good meeting, see you next week.
A good, lively enjoyable meeting. Great presentation from videomeister Mike. Welcome back Ben Ben. Well done, Paul, for enticing a visitor all the way from the back and beyond to visit us. Enjoy the rugby weekend.
Another great meeting, with great presentations from Nick & Mike, and doubly great to see Ben back in the fold. Well done all.
Amusing still at the start of the video of Paul and Jane, all that’s missing are the rapiers!
Another vibrant meeting, well done all!
Another great meeting. A good educational slot about the importance of Good reviews from Nick and a great 10 minute presentation from Mike Skinner. What he has been working on lately is really good to see. Hopefully our visitor enjoyed the meeting.
Thank you all for the lovely comments, merge wracking as ever doing the presentation!
Great fun filled meeting and good to see it busy with members and a guest again!
“nerve racking”. Love from The Grammar Police
Fantastic visual presentation from Mike accompanied by a valuable Ed Slot from Nick. Congrats to Rosemarie on her first Oscar. Good to see Ben Ben again
Mike your ten minutes presentation was a real eye opener to your business . Very well done.Great to see Ben back and already gave me a referral ,thanks Ben, Great meeting see your all next week