It’s a new month and as always, new beginnings foster fresh enthusiasm and despite holiday commitments 17 of us were ready for the off at 7:10 AM.
The Performance League
Last month showed almost every member reaching the benchmark and in reverse order, Terry Maylin scored 275 points, Scott Griffiths 284 points, but well out in front was Paul Booth with 322 points. Paul will be on holiday for another week so let’s make sure he is properly challenged this month.
This week’s presenter was Stuart Smallcombe and he started running a ribbon from one side of the room to the other to be held by Matt Barry and Jane Malyon who was assisted by Vincent Goode when her arms got tired. The purpose of the ribbon was to create a line. Every day in our businesses we are confronted by problems. Our success in business is very much dependent upon how we meet these challenges. Do we react positively or negatively; are we above or below the line. To react negatively includes being in denial, making excuses blaming everyone else but ourselves. By contrast the positive approach is to take ownership of the problem tackle it and make the best of the situation. His illustrative athleticism had him going both under and over the line. A lively start to the month.
The 60-second Round
Melissa Jackson appears to have given the Oscar a little polish whilst it was in her possession but she had it ready for the award at the end of the round. Her 60 seconds this week was to explain about administrations and how they were aimed at selling a business on rather than closing it down. Salvaging rather than slaughtering.
Matt Barry explained how they had recently made a pitch for business on their own behalf but that advising and assisting with pitches for business was something that they do and can help with. Mike Skinner Indicated that he could help with headshots for social media or websites. Don’t use the holiday snap. Let him visit you in your office, in a studio or at a location that can make the most of presenting your face to the world.
Relocation was a theme of one or two of our members. Stuart Smallcombe told of a client who he had located from to premises quite close together but that the new premises did not have direct fibre connexions available. The moving process that needed to maintain their Internet connexion was therefore a far more expensive affair than it otherwise should have been. It’s worth bearing in mind if you move either your business or domestically to make sure of the Internet connexion and he will happily provide advice to members or referrals on this until. Fran Brabham Neil is also in the business of relocation. It had been her practise to send flowers as a welcome to a new occupier but now she sends a ‘goodie box’ which costs her less but provides useful and interesting items for the recipient, all of which is provided by businesses who want to be promoted. She offered this facility to members for their flyers. For those who want to relocate their energy supplier Ben Golding was once again boasting the bill busting boost that Utility Warehouse can provide.
Is your business going through a change or has it become stagnant? Don’t lose momentum, motivational mapping could be just what you need and Toby Acton is the person to do the mapping. Someone else who can help you is Terry Maylin who has been advising landlords regarding section 21 notices is to tenants. If they haven’t been using an established letting agent like Fran the complicated paperwork necessary at the commencement of a tenancy might well not be in order. Those landlords seeking to avail themselves of the this procedure that will be only available for a limited period of time should always check with someone like Terry who knows what he’s doing.
Jane Malyon explained that she could have been the Global cream tea company rather than the English cream tea company had a Sheik not produced a voluminous contract for her to sign that could have had her thrown in prison or at least having some part of her anatomy chopped off if she had defaulted. Somehow England seemed safer than Dubai. It would certainly have kept her awake at nights. Talking about insomnia, Leann Reason always considers the design of a bedroom to suit her client’s sleeping needs. Soft and relaxing colours aren’t always what the client needs. She listens to those needs and advises accordingly. Good advice for all of us. Certainly Melissa thought it was worthy of the Oscar and so do I
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths reviewed the month gone by. That month had produced 51 opportunities for business amongst the group. Money recorded was In excess of £30,000 which does give the impression that all business referred to during the month had not been recorded electronically. If this is the case…… Catch up this month.
Synergy Team Meeting
The Finance group session next week will be hosted by Terry Maylin and me. Don’t let that stop you from attending. It’s on Tuesday at the George and Dragon. Let’s have a good turn out!
10-minute presentation by Paul Rogers
It was Paul Roger’s first attempt and he sensibly gave us a potted history of his work before his current business and other personal statistics including excruciatingly breathtaking brushes with surgery. We all know a lot more about him and sufficient about his business to stimulate 121s
Referrals & Testimonials
The usual end to our meeting illustrated active business being transacted. At risk of being tedious, enter up today’s referrals and ‘thanks for the money’ electronically
Don’t forget to engage with Jane Malyon over her garden party. You can arrange to make payment directly to her and if you haven’t received the details, ask her and she’ll give them to you.