The summer solstice was gone before most of us realised it had arrived. It had been a bright sunny morning long before the members started turning up at our venue. 6:00 AM is when the first appear. Surely those members who did not turn up we’re not having a lay-in on such a beautiful morning. For the 16 who turned up there was the added benefit of a visitor, Steven Holroyd, invited by Scott Griffiths. However many of us there were it was a morning to be upbeat.
The behaviour of the eagle was likened to how we should be conducting our business. They fly alone and high, they have accurate vision over 5 kilometres, they don’t eat dead meat unless they have killed it. They also love a storm and are able to rejuvenate themselves as they get older from feather to beak. As to the messages that follow the traits of the eagle; you must remember these for yourself other than on the unwillingness to eat roadkill, this warned us that we should not rely on past successes when looking forward.
The 60 Second Round
Vincent Goode, esteemed timekeeper was absent and his place was taken by Stewart Smallcombe. Richard Reed won the Oscar last week but having retired, he did not turn up to do the Oscar presentation. Paul Dulieu stepped into the breach.
Emma Taylor showed off her folders and their importance to her and her business would have made the Mayor of Gants Hill Village drool. He’s very much into leaflets and brochures as you know.
Neil Bellham followed. He is currently overwhelmed by the festival season at various venues.
Toby Acton started with a downbeat theme of how the cost of everything is increasing. His optimistic spin was that as a business we can go out there and earn more if we need it. Therefore if we need a couple of 100 quid for extra petrol, earn it and save yourself the worry. Reverse engineering apparently!
Nick Cooke declared himself to be a serial Tapper but declined the reference to his being the Stormzy of the structural engineering world. He emphasised that he was a Tapper and not a Rapper although his use of tapping to identify thickness and type of wall seems to me to be as much a rap as a tap
Ben Golding told us of Dan, a mortgage advisor, who not only was saved lots of money by Ben but introduced six of his friends to Ben thereby earning himself £2100. Who said the Egyptians knew everything there was to know about pyramids
Stuart Smallcombe was waxing lyrical over his call-back facility but the real lyrical waxing came from Jane Malyon who sang us a Rohal Dahl ditty about treats. Her excellent cream teas and related treats far outweigh her ability with a song but for someone who promises us treats every week, members will forgive her just about anything.
Scott Griffiths told us what he’d been doing this week and it was all about landing pages and a dog trainer in Devon.
Brian Painter gave us another warning about the dangers of smoking but boasted his success in getting people to give up. It was the three or four testimonials that he read out however that won him the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Neil Bellham
Exuberant and then some! Neil presented his business and himself in his customary upbeat manner. He produced a photograph of him saving an elephant or preparing to cut it up and cook it. It was difficult to tell. He also introduced us to the three Fs. ‘Food’ ‘family’ ‘fur’ (dog). His full on positivity was only matched by his running in the Referrals and Testimonials round which was more like dancing. Yes dancing that would have put young ladies in tutus very much to shame.
It would be fair to call the meeting and in particular Neil’s 10 minute presentation as a great success.