Along with my fellow members I left home at silly o’clock and it was light. Suddenly everything was well with the world as it undoubtedly was with the 18 members and one visitor who also attended. A day of mixed emotions was before us; John Freeman has reached a ripe old age, we had the pleasure of a guest but, unfortunately, Sarah Steele is moving on. Although it is for all the right reasons it is sad to see her go although we hope she will remain in contact.
The Performance League
Matt Barry is out front with 244 points. Others can chase him down so get your records of referrals and thanks for money logged in on the website.
Toby Action challenged us To “know yourself”. His challenge to us was to always be aware of who we are to clients and staff and in particular how we want to be seen by the outside world who we rely upon for the success of our businesses. He gave us some of his own assessments and invited others to contribute. An entertaining and very useful presentation.
The 60 Second Round
Our Pilgrim was the current holder of the Oscar and therefore started us off. He is currently dealing with a lady who has very low self-confidence and he has managed to trace back her problems to when she was six years old and was constantly being put down by a mother who was critical of what she did and how quickly she did it. Brian is the right man to deal with this particular problem as he demonstrated in approximately 120 seconds how his profession is timeless.
John Freeman, birthday boy extraordinaire has been mounting radiators and generally contorting himself in his various projects. After an opening gambit Mike Rogers was brevity personified. His presentation was confined to “I’m a mortgage broker”.
It’s always nice to be reminded of anniversary days and Sarah Steele remaindered us that it was Debt Awareness Week.
It would appear that there are lots of Villains and Cowboys out there. Mike Hickson remind us that our most valuable asset was our data and that there are lots of people out there chasing it whilst John Hammond not only warned us to ensure that our fire alarms were correctly maintained but that there were lots of Cowboys out there who didn’t do it correctly.
Vincent Goode suggested the importance of repetition when you are dealing with Flyers. Little and often seems to be the watchword. If you feel like being repetitive in this way, he’s your man. Scott Griffiths feels we ought to have more intelligent live chat. This of course is not the stuff that you do over the garden fence but how you successfully manage your website. Talking about backyards, Stuart Smallcombe has been linking up a timber merchant in its timber yard. Office at the front with counter, timber yard behind and then the office at the back. Communication wise he’s got them all working together!
Jane Malyon Is the proud owner of a black belt in karate which is entirely consistent with the sweet deliciousness of cream teas. Her revelation tempted one to exclaim “crumbs”
Brian Painter addressed us at the end of the round and in his usual timeless fashion finally declared John Hammond to be the Oscar winner for his work in uncovering Cowboys and maintaining a standard of excellence.
This weeks statistics and points of note
As well as declaring 11 referrals and £9000 worth of business Scott Griffiths invited us to promote the meeting by submitting occasional photographs of members in action. Watch this space.
EBF Wordle League!
Toby Acton reported on this month’s competition and that he had been in equal first place but he had lost on countback.
10-minute Questions and Answers session
This week out usual 10-minute member presentation was converted into a Q&A. It as always proved a great success.
Referrals and testimonials
A lively round with Paul Booth doing the running and this week this round was followed by the close of the meeting and the Business to Consumer Synergy team meeting taking place immediately afterwards.
I quite enjoyed this meeting, quite lively although we were 8 members short for various reasons. Sad to see Sarah leave the group, a lovely person who successfully made the transition from Pandemic Zoom meetings to real life face to face. I can’t remember who presented the 10 minutes this week, but I’m sure it was very good. See you next week and happy birthday Johnboy
You haven’t got amnesia poppet…there was no 10 mins speaker!
A very entertaining meeting and although sorry to see Sarah Steel go I hope she remembers us in the future.
Great to see Emma the merchandising lady and let’s hope we did enough to impress her.
A very thoughtful Ed slot Toby!
A small but perfectly formed meeting. We were short on a few members but the rest of us made up for it. Another great meeting, plenty of business exchanged and plenty of laughter had! It’s worth getting up at 5am for!
Thanks for bringing a guest, Toby and your Who Are You intro section! Great meeting and Brian was hilarious!happy days!!
We a hard core of intrepid members today. Where have all the others gone, long time passing? Excellent question from Paul, the interesting accountant, re sub Sarah. If it is a goer I’d like to book Sarah for the 20 and 27 April. Vincent’s bell is like a little tinkle in the snow!
Mixed emotions at todays meeting, always love seeing you guys and nice to have a visitor. BUT really sad to see Sarah leaving, she’s been such a lively member in her time with us.
Great Ed Slot Toby and Q&A. Although short on numbers this week our visitor Emma really enjoyed the meeting so fingers crossed she will become a member. Sorry to see Sarah go. See you all next week and have a great weekend.
Great meeting sad to see Sarah leave the group . I am glad EBF was able to help and grow her business . Nice to see Emma hope you join the group . I am already looking at ordering career wear through you. Great question and answer session this week even though Vincent could not remember.
Echoing others’ sentiments that Sarah will be missed but looking forward to continuing to work with her. Glad that my Ed Slot resonated and also glad that I was not the only one who was struggling to remember who did the 10 minutes!