A beautiful spring morning greeted 21 members ready to network until they dropped. It was a new month with everything to play for.
The Performance League
Top of the pile this month was Scott Griffiths with 274 points. The month’s performance was also characterised by a healthy sum of money received.
This week’s presenter, Jane Malyon, told us that for great referrals to be passed, we do not just have to remember what the various members in the group do but also who they are so that full details can be readily available. Mnemonics and other tricks of identification were suggested in true Jane style. Although a light hearted approach it did him emphasise the importance of getting to know what everyone in the group does so that you become the ‘go to’ person in your circle of family and friends when they are in need of assistance of any kind.
The 60 Second Round
This first major part of the meeting was set underway by our current Oscar winner Mike Skinner. His theme this week was how his video services can be effectively used to get across your business message.
James Humphries was pitching for professional indemnity insurance this week, whilst Toby Acton, without metaphors this week, contented himself with reading out testimonials in relation to his motivational mapping. It wouldn’t have been Toby however unless he managed to get in twice as many in 60 seconds as any other member would do
Melissa Jackson was also was in summarising mood describing her services as helping companies and individuals in financial distress.
It was left to Ben Golding to make the most of Star Wars day by incorporating some of the characters we’ve all come to know and love as part of his bill boosting burst pitch.
Brian Painter is back from holiday and looking for people who smoke or have phobias. So strapped is he for cash that in the last couple of days of his holiday he had to change down from champagne to Italian equivalents.
Matt Barry reminder us that if you change the focus of your business you should consider re branding to keep in front of your changed target audience. Stuart Smallcombe’s target audience is anybody who needs a good quality Internet connexion. Do not despair there is help out there… from him!
Mike Hickson has been involved with three or four prospects this week, all with a similar problem. Not poor service but no service at all.
Leann Reason was specifically looking for people with second homes to which she feels she can add value.
Scott Griffiths picked up on the Star Wars theme. He can protect against ‘the force’. He meant of course Brute Force attack which sites managed by him have protection from.
Jane Malyon Is very fond of the C word. In September she was talking about Christmas. This week she was talking Coronation! Could it be that her coronation scones are red white and blue. It was the food theme that won the day but not for Jane. Vincent Goode produced the killer 60 seconds by showing the sort of menus he can produce for restaurants.
Finally, success of the week must go to Howard Bullock who saved a client £600,000 worth of inheritance tax by giving him the right advice over swapping round his pension or rather not so doing. All done whilst massaging Paul Booth’s neck and shoulders.
10-minute presentation by John Hammond
John Hammond was this week’s member providing information about himself to the other members. We knew it was him because he had laid out a table was various devices that were clearly all of a security nature. He then illustrated his products by reference to CCTV, intercom systems, access control. And with the prospect of other items sitting on the table, promised a lot more. The finger and the eyeball however were the most impressive…. if you don’t count the quality of his service and his products that make him a business that we can all refer people too with confidence. He of course prompted lots of questions and we should all store his performance in our memory banks as a contender for the best 10 minutes of the year
A great meeting this week and what a great presentation from John. A contender to remember for our annual awards I am sure. Loved the Star Wars theme. Live Long and Prosper!
Nice busy meeting and great 10 minutes by John!
Great meeting . Fantastic edd slot I try to use memory hooks all the time otherwise I am useless with names. Thank you al for your great feedback on the 10minutes. Times goes so quickly. See you all next week
Great ed slot Jane and great 10 minutes John, I didn’t realise that there are so many different types of cameras, and a great meeting too.
Improved number of bums on seats this week, which is good to see. Thank you to Mike Skinner for awarding me the Oscar. My judging next week will be awarded to the best 60 seconds incorporating The Coronation, or any reference to the monarchy. References to Prince Andrew will not be considered. Have a royal weekend all.
Well done John Hammond an excellent presentation and also a great ed slot from Jane – the lady makes a lot of sense!
Good turnout lets keep it up as it makes a big difference to the atmosphere in the room!
Great performance from John. Well done that man!
It was a bright day and a bright meeting with bright performances by Ben Ben, Jane and John.Unusual ed slot by Auntie Jane and so useful. Safety John produced one of the best presentation of the year, great technical knowledge, the man to go to for safety.
Great notes and great meeting. John – loved your presentation – well done indeed!
I left smiling as always! 😀
great meeting and electrifying 10mins John!
Great meeting this week, makes a big difference having a big turnout. See you next week, all the best Geoff.
Hmm….. I thought that I had commented here but I can’t find it now…
Anyway, great meeting – always love John’s 10 minutes. And as a Star Wars geek I appreciated Jane’s Ed Slot