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A record breaking morning in that there were 29 Members present and 2 visitors, Alan Copping and Shanna Rogan: coupled with the lighter mornings there was reasonable cause for optimism.
With the visitors morning approaching Paul Booth appropriately deal with what should be borne in mind when looking for potential visitors. Think of two things, what kind of businesses would you feel you would have synergy with; who do you give referrals to. It was a timely reminder.
The 60 Second Round
Simon Essex was awarding the Oscar, he and several others had the 12th April 2021 in mind. This date is perceived to be a time of re-openings that might present opportunities. For Simon, it was the hope that businesses might want to dress their premises for the occasion and why not do this with plants. By contrast, Mason Edwards saw it as a time for a deep clean. He suggested that people book such cleans as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Normally I would be able to link deep clean with deep-dive but that was something that did not interest Toby Acton on this occasion. This week was all about helping people with talent to monetise it.
Other members to catch the eye…and the ear included Brian Painter. He was updating us on the man whose father thrust a potato down his throat and thereby caused him to suffer from a potato phobia although his phobia apparently his phobia did not extend to chips. My mother would never have believed that! But, to be fair, she did not stuff a potato down my throat.
John Freeman has had an exciting week, the highlight of which appears to have been retro toilets. I assume he was fitting them, but I am not sure I can picture one in my mind’s eye.
Vincent Goode attempted to both glorify customised note pads and relate this to Osmosis. I assume the note pad is the semi-permeable membrane.
Paul Booth wants to meet decent-sized companies who operate Sage 50 or some similar desktop software so that he can adapt them to online.
Kieran Peaty by contrast had a mini rantlet over simply being instructed to prepare drawings. He wants the full bifta.
The Oscar-winning performance came from Sarah Steel, producing an educational video for children’s nurseries relating for the Kick Start Scheme.
This weeks statistics and points of note
Scott picked up on Paul’s Ed Slot theme by making reference to the visitors morning but also signalling the intention to award points for the Performance League to the Ed Slot presenters.
10-minute presentation by Howard Bullock
His reply to the biography sheet silly questions was to produce 4 answers that were identical, namely “The Naughty Corner”. For those Members who have only experienced EBF through Zoom (let’s call them the Baby Zoomers) I offer up this clarification. In a “real meeting” there is a small group of members who congregate together and during the meeting can be very irritating, like Naughty Children. Howard Bullock is one of their ringleaders. It doesn’t really translate at our virtual meetings but I fear the worst when we go live.
However, all members including the Baby Zoomers could not fail but to have been impressed by an outstanding presentation. With the exceptional use of text and photographs, there was a more than coherent presentation of what Howard does and how he does it. Mr Bullock!, all of those who heard you salute you!
Referrals and Testimonials
It was bound to be an anti-climax after Howard’s presentation, but not by much. A good round brought to meeting to a close.