It was EBF holiday week in the light of which there were certain valiant efforts. Scott Griffiths was there at 7.am sharp to hand over the hosting of the meeting, Terry Maylin was there at 7.05am to take over the hosting of the meeting and both were on holiday. We also managed to muster 19 Members which was certainly a good effort by all who attended.
The Performance League
The multi-tasking Terry Maylin gave us a rundown of statistics to date with £36,000 being the current amount of business recorded so far. Next week when Scott Griffiths returns we will get full statistical details.
Nick Cooke was this week’s presenter. His theme was the 60 second round and the importance of not trying to cram everything in; keep it simple, keep it tight and aim at getting one message over in the allotted time. Anything that tutors us to limit our offerings to 60 seconds will always get my vote as a top presentation.
The 60 Second Round
The Mayor or Gants Hill is away for a short break, taking part on behalf of his village in the “St Austell annual how many pasties can you eat in 60 seconds competition” which seems to me to be as good an excuse as I have heard for not turning up for a meeting, We did miss his sonorous cry “60 seconds” when anybody strayed from the 60, but in the absence of the meetings “whipper in” everyone was in fact very well behaved.
If you are going to be at a meeting when on holiday, multi-tasking as host and meeting secretary you might as well go the whole 9 yards and judge the Oscar, which is exactly what Terry Maylin did. He was treated to a good solid round to get his adjudicating teeth into.
Dean Caldon currently has all of his ducks in a row for the end of the Stamp Duty concessions.
Alison Bean not only is involved in 1-2-1 consultations but is involved in instructing groups, often employees . Her current theme that is proving popular is entitled “5 ways to mental wellbeing” I didn’t manage to get a list of them but why not get refer her to someone who can then tell you all about it.
Stuart Smallcombe’s Company thrives on going head to head with Open Reach. He has a team of 3 guerrillas (yes I have spelt it correctly) who are dedicated to clearing up after Open Reach.
Alan Moller was another holidaymaker who made it to the meeting. From a now-familiar conservatory somewhere in the Isle of Wight he said that he would be back next week but was only looking for small jobs, which was an ideal introduction for John Freeman (little jobs) who is currently installing bathroom furniture that will sustain Brian Painter’s big jobs.
On the catering side of things, Neal Bellham is in the middle of his busy season but looked quite well on it whilst Jane Malyon was denied the opportunity of showing us a “Sconut” but she managed to describe it successfully. Why deep fry a Mars bar when you can do it to something else…Indeed anything else.
Ben Golding asked us what we would do with £1,000.00 and accordingly went on to make suggestions. Despite the early hour most of us would have been up to this challenge on our own.
Simon Essex took his cue from Nick Cooke’s education slot and told us that the Greenhouse specialised in plants, more plants and then some…
You could have selected an Oscar winner from several of the above but Terry quite rightly select John Freeman’s effort. Encouraged from no longer being on a train he gave us a comprehensive rundown of what he does and indeed is doing for our Pilgrim.
10-minute presentation by Brian Painter
A fully functioning Brian Painter produced a genuinely moving case study about a man with a stammer which arose from his mother’s expectations of him as a child. Brian’s case studies are always his best advertisement and this one was as good as it gets.
Referrals & Testimonials
From the comments made in this round we might add to the numbers of referrals and amount of business passed before the month is out.
What a really good meeting!