Our first meeting in British Summertime was not greeted with summer like weather, but it was pleasant enough to tempt 18 of us including one visitor to our regular Thursday venue.
The Performance League
Scott Griffiths and myself were chasing the current runaway leader, Matt Barry. Subject to any frantic activity today or tomorrow this is how the league will finish for this month.
Ben Golding, sporting a slight limp, was a welcome return to the fold and indeed he celebrated by delivering this week’s presentation. His message was that with networking it was all in the planning. Plan who you want to meet and discuss things with and make sure you do. Plan your 60 seconds so this it only last for 60 seconds and do likewise with your 10 minute presentation. He went on to emphasise that we should at all times be looking at ways of making sure that we were aware of other members’ needs. If we all do that we will all benefit.
The 60 Second Round
Fran Brabham-Neil stood in for last week’s Oscar winner John Hammond and was therefore first one up In order to give herself the opportunity of undivided attention in the awarding of the Oscar.
John Freeman has been producing a bedroom this week, the last stage of which was the delivery of a carpet for fitting today. He has been very busy with this particular project but should be ready to move on next week. Mike Skinner has also been very busy undescribed himself as having been involved with a lot of ‘drone content’ this week.
James Humphreys is still looking for scaffolders and people in the building trade where he feels, in recommending the right insurance for them, he can add value. Brian Painter also had price and value as his theme. His worth to the client is that he can help cure phobias. His current subject is somebody who works on the 11th floor of a building but had a lift phobia. Not to seek Brian’s assistance might be good for his general fitness but understandably his subject would rather end his lift phobia.
Mike Hickson is normally involved in commercial IT solved for himself the problem with thick walls and the Wi-Fi signal. For once he felt able to be complementary about BT’s whole home Wi-Fi package which appealed to Nick Cooke whose services had been called upon previously to assess the risk of Cliff face demolition of a bungalow in Hemsby. It’s no good taking a view on the structural integrity of the property if it’s foundations are going to be taken from under it and deposited in the sea however.
Leann Reason showed us some ‘ideas boards’ that had been produced for her by Vincent Goode to help illustrate to clients what she could do. As he had received testimonial from Leann the Mayor of Gants Hill Village was able to indulge himself by explaining the stupid questions some people come into his shop and ask. It might have Speed Print over the door but it seems the questions asked can vary from what he doesn’t sell to whether they can use his toilet.
Away from matters lavatorial, Jane Malyon is now looking forward to the Coronation and being able to produce a Coronation Hamper. She had experienced a problem with the ‘HRH’ shortbread which should have been further shortened to ‘HM’. Apparently this hamper will produce all things Coronation including chicken.
Fran finally awarded the Oscar to Ben Golding who managed to alliterate grossly with the letter B. The bad news was that B stands for bill and that those are all going up by £67 when the government support comes to an end in relation to electricity prices. It was his Bargain Busting the won him the day.
10-minute presentation by Ben Golding
It was Ben Golding again. He was standing in for Rosemarie Driscoll who was off sick. Get well soon Rosemarie, there are holidays to be booked. Ben continued in his 10 minutes with the B barrage including a video featuring Ben Fogle which Ben Golding had to voice over . As always, despite short notice, a polished performance . The takeaway statistic is that only 3% of the population are signed up to Utility Warehouse and therefore there’s plenty of scope to find referrals for him. Let’s make sure that we do.
Referrals and Testimonials
Lots of paper passed for referrals and thanks for the money. Another very successful meeting.
Well done Ben on being such a trooper. As Ben managed 59 seconds, next week I won’t be giving a 10 second warning, let’s see who can time their 60 seconds the best without going over. Fun times
Lovely to see the visitor and also our brave Ben Ben at the meeting. Great stuff as ever and started my Thursday in style!
Well done Ben, triple speaker today! Have a good holiday.
Good meeting all!
Well done Ben Ben for making it today even though you were in pain great Ed slot and 10 minutes too, have a great holiday, and see you all next week.
Another great meeting, and a big shout out to Ben for making the effort to get to the meeting for a double performance. A sterling effort.
Yesterday was definitely the Ben Ben show! Great meeting and I love how Mike captured John leaving on the video thumbnail
sounds like I missed a good presentation from Ben Ben, and a generally lively meeting with a guest who I hope returns this week so that I can meet her.