We managed 29 members today which given the hot weather and the half term holiday was good. We also managed to get started by our target time of 7.20am (or thereabouts) with only a couple of stragglers…no names; no pack drill!
The Performance League
Last week was the end of the month and Sarah Steel emerged victorious with 246 points.
Marc Robinson broke his duck with a piece on managing stress at work. Turn” fight or flight” into “rest and digest” by breathing. 4 seconds in through the nose; 8 seconds out through the mouth. He got us all to try it; The meeting thereafter proceeded suitably rested and digested.. brilliant!
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Two of us are up for renewal. You will have to turn up next week to find out more.
The 60 Second Round
Jane Malyon was last week’s Oscar winner and this week’s adjudicator. She also informed us of the “sconut” which is apparently deep-fried. You will have to book for the 6th July or the 9th October to make sure you sample this delicacy.
Sarah Steel informed us of a course she produces “how to make kids superheroes” by educating them in the careful use of pocket money….catch ‘em young!
Mike Skinner suggested that websites would be more appealing with the use of video.
Paul Dulieu explained his skills by referring to himself as a chameleon, given the variety and differences in the businesses for which he supplies blogs and the like.
The Mayor of Gants Hill was this weeks birthday boy. There was no mention of a civic reception but I am sure the Council will do something for him. In the meantime, he continues to diligently ply his trade showing business cards and signs advertising his clients with a background of the actual tools of their trades. It got me thinking of how this could work with some of our members. With Nick Cooke you could have a steel beam, with Neil Belham, food cooking on a BBQ and Mason Edwards cleaning tools including “Bog Brush”
Brian Painter’s most recently confronted anxiety problem was excessive hair growth reacting to anxiety over getting pregnant. For some of us, this might very well be an acceptable side effect of stress.
Sarah Bell showed us photographs of a 1-2-6 involving the “EBF Ladies” who are looking to form their own corner, if not naughty what do you all suggest?
Toby Acton introduced a new prop, “Toby’s toolbox”. This included strategies to help his mentees attain their goals. I was most struck by the Business Play Card.
Scott Griffiths contemplated working on websites advertising unsavoury subject matter including toilet hire, waste disposal and pest control. Sounds like a job for Mike Skinner. Indeed his pitch this week won him the Oscar, well done Mike.
10-minute presentation by Scott Griffiths
He has been a member as long as anyone and he has presented numerous 10 Minute presentations, but this was by far the most effective. He showed us a guide to the whole process from receiving instructions to the completed website. Not only did it give us an insight into what potential clients can expect but it was an affirmation of his skill and professionalism.
He took a lot of questions but we still finished by 8.45 which helps demonstrate the value of an earlier start and discipline of presenting only 60 seconds.
Spot the Hare
Incredibly hard to find again this week, our mystery hare-hider was none other than Jane Malyon. I didn’t manage to even find it to grab a screenshot once it had been announced who was hiding it, but just to fill a gap, here’s the screenshot of where I THOUGHT it was hidden. Turns out it was only Colins Stapler!!!
Congratulations Marc on uour first ed slot, you well and truly nailed that peg!, happy birthday again Vince!, our teasing was all in good faith!, enjoy your weekend all
Colin’s stapler?! It’s found it’s own fame, who needs the hare!
A great meeting, fantastic Ed Slot from Marc.
I’ve used Scott’s highly professional service for my own website so it was good to hear him talk for the 10 minute presentation.
The EBF Ladies have already formed their group … new members welcome!
do I have to shave my legs?
Great Ed Slot Marc and great 10 minutes Scott. Whoop Whoop I found the hare. Looking to organise the next EBF Ladies meeting so we can meet in person Nicky. Have a fab weekend and see you all next Thursday
Happy birthday Scott 🎈🎈🎉🎉
I enjoyed Mason’s comment regarding Marc’s Ed Slot: “I like breathing” haha
And Well done to Sarah Steel for winning the league x
I echo Marc’s words regarding the breathing exercise. Many of my clients arrive in an agitated state and the slow breaths help to calm them. Congratulations, Sarah for being top of the league, there’s nothing like a dame! Good presentation from the web man.
Have a sunny weekend.
great bubbly meeting and well done to the EBF Ladies newly formed group, it’s great to see you really getting involved in the group and hopefully more recruits to come!
Well done Scott on your 10 mins, you do what it says on the tin.
Nice start to the meeting with Marc – thanks for that very relaxing!
Well done to Marc, first ed alot, and to Scott for an excellent 10mts. I also need to endorse the “girl band” that is now our very own EBF Ladies – well done ladies.
I agree with the stapler becoming the new Hare. At least it could blend in a normal working environment. Most amusing meeting and a great start with Mark’s advice on breathing, I am still breathing today so it worked.
Great meeting . I have tried Marc breathing excessive and it does seem to work.
Well done Sarah for getting top of the leaderboard this month.
I can highly recommend Scott’s service ,before changing to Eseyo our host provider caused us loads of issues with our website.Now with the help of Scott and Eseyo we have no issues and a brilliant website and service.
Fantastic ed-slot Marc, a really good first offering, backed up by a brilliant 10-min presentation from our resident SEO and website specialist Scott. Great meeting all, have a good week.