It is now light when you set off for the Thursday get together and the venue was bathed in sunshine to receive us all. There were several cry offs for illness, largely COVID related but nonetheless, we mustered 22 with visitor for the second time, Hannah O’Shea
The Performance League
Three weeks gone and Paul Booth is out in front followed by Nick Cooke who was followed by Colin O’Connor. Almost half the members are hitting their average target already for this month, so well done everybody.
Announcing Toby as this week’s presenter created an unnecessarily stressful situation for him as Paul Booth was in fact this week’s presenter. Once we had got over that particular trauma Paul stood up and gave us his presentation on the importance of attendance at our regular Thursday meeting.
The regular meeting between members on Thursdays is not only essential for necessary contact but being able to deliver our 60 seconds on a regular basis gives information to other members regarding referrals between ourselves. Paul’s advice was quite accurate in suggesting that we block out Thursday mornings in our Diaries so that we cannot be tempted to insert work things in place of our meeting. Illness, holidays and occasional emergencies are obviously acknowledged and accepted but otherwise all of our focus should be on regular attendance.
The 60 Second Round
As the business card box sped around the table we got underway with this week’s presentations. Mike Rogers was last week’s Oscar winner and in Vincent Goode’s absence Stuart Smallcombe took over the timing bell. He immediately needed it as Mike Rogers took advantage of being first off. We didn’t like to burst his bubble as he seemed almost cheerful as he delivered explanations about current interest rates and mortgages.
Some of our members were showing their age. Richard Reed said he had been in the travel business for 20 plus years and had built up a group of preferred suppliers to enable him to organise holidays effectively. Stuart Smallcombe told us that his daughter’s 18th birthday had recently taken place and this it set his time as a member of the group to his first meeting immediately after she had been born.
A newer recruit and altogether younger member is Mike Skinner. He demonstrated a small drone that can get in close and personal.
Unusual presentation of the week was by Toby Acton who of a 1-2-1 he had had with a lady who was involved in selling vegan underwear; what will they think of next!!
Neil Bellham wanted us to look out for barbecues etc that could bring suitable referrals. He is very good at it, the words used were more in the vernacular but we all knew what he meant.
Nick Cooke produced the first of a two-parter. Lady with a run-down bungalow in Billericay who wanted a structural Report and he showed her some specimens. Try and contain yourselves for next week.
Scott Griffiths was in QR code mode and urged that we improved our profiles so that said code could be used more effectively for us as members.
Sarah Steele made a late run for the Oscar, and it was a joint success with the aged Stuart Smallcombe.
Synergy Team Report
Monday saw Richard reeds gathering at the George and Dragon which was enjoyed by all those who attended
10-minute presentation by Terry Maylin
It was Terry Maylin’s turn this week and apart from telling us the effect eating green chicken in Thailand he went on to give a really useful outline of how litigation is conducted and the advantages off early mediation the oft unfathomable workings of our courts. This always excites the interest of members and there was a good Q&A session with him afterwards
Referrals and Testimonials Round
A lively round that started in what can only be described as the re-established Naughty Corner which might well boast another member in Emma Taylor. We left the meeting in what can almost be described as a heatwave as the sun shone benignly down on us.
Great meeting – I am definitely back next week, if only to hear the second part of Nick’s story!
Fantastic 10 mins from Terry and good tips from Paul
A joint Oscar – what will they think of next!?
Really enjoyed the 10 minutes Terry. The man who can make suing everyone so lighthearted!
Excellent meeting – its good too be back!
Are you stealing my lines Mr Smallcombe…. lol
Yes I very much enjoyed Terry’s 10 mins – well done to him and one and all 😀 YAY x
Excellent meeting and great to be back in full swing. Have a great week all.
Sorry I missed it, Covid beckoned, I feel fine though, so hope to join you soon for the bacon sarnie. Also looking forward to meeting Hannah
Great turn out this fine morning which gave the meeting that little bit extra by way of energy.
Some “on point” 60 seconds followed by a very professional and informative 10 mts from Terry Maylin – he’ll resolve those disputes and un paid debts that you may have for you.
Well done to all.
Great meeting and looking forward to next week to hear the final part of Nick’s story, no pressure Nick.
Also, a great 10 mins from Terry, really informative. Well done both.
A good meeting this morning. I always look forward to spending time with my fellow business owners on a Thursday morning. A first-class 10 minute presentation from Terry as was Paul’s Education Slot.
Great lively meeting- much better with these higher numbers of members attending- keep it up and get well soon to those that are ill and couldn’t attend 🙂
Well done Terry on your 10 Minutes.. Great meeting. Looking forward to next week’s meeting. I hope Hannah joins.
Great meeting, Welcome Emma. Fantastic 10 minutes Terry your services are much appreciated by those who have used you. See you all Thursday