It’s now proper dark in the mornings and the meeting itself was starting before it could be said that it was fully light outside. Once it was light bright sunshine greeted us as twenty members who turned up were ready to go.
The Performance League
The figures for the month of September were available showing me with 197 points, Scott Griffiths with 198 points and well in the lead and winner for this month Terry Maylin on 230 points
Paul Dulieu was this week’s presenter and his theme was time management. He used the Eisenhower matrix, yes that’s right, a former president of the United States. You should divide your work up into Important, urgent or non-urgent; Not important, delegate it or delete it. He had helpfully printed the details in tabulated form which was very useful if you have really sharp eyesight. Interesting!!
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Hannah O’Shea has renewed for a year after completing her first six months with us, great news. Terry Maylin also confirmed William Verner has unfortunately ceased to be a member. We wish him well in the future.
The 60 Second Round
Mike Skinner, the Oscar holder, was first up with a theme of consistency of presentation of our businesses to the world, with particular reference to the video presentations he can provide. He urged us to ‘keep sucking at it’. I think I know what he means.
John Freeman was back, suntanned from his most recent sojourn in the Canaries where I understand he was fortunate enough not to bump into Brian Painter. He started off being very precise in that he was looking for surgeries and the like where he could provide maintenance services on an ongoing basis. He then decided to throw the kitchen sink at us in relation to what he does which obviously included all of his activities including presumably kitchen sinks, the fitting thereof.
Toby Acton always hits the ground running in his 60 second presentations. His speed of delivery is consistent with his message of helping motivate staff. However this week he was outdone both for pace and stamina by Ben Golding who used his allocated time in breath-taking fashion as he championed Utility Warehouse’s relatively cheap energy prices and with stunning alliteration referred to things such as ‘bill busting boosts’. Although it was early in the round most of us felt exhausted when he had finished. Even Toby was moved to comment.
The second of the three Mikes, to wit Rogers surprisingly indicated that he had good news in relation to mortgages. The time during which you can fix a new mortgage rate has been extended by some lenders to six months and he believes that all the others will ultimately follow.
Neil Bellham has been doing corporate buffets and shortly will be Involved in a TV shoot in Brentwood.
Some members were into warning us of the need to review. Paul Dulieu suggested we should review how we currently present our business and make sure it is not tired and in need of revitalization. John Hammond was more specific. We should review our fire alarms. Fire alarms that don’t work are probably worse than no firearm at all. A good message which won him the Oscar. Scott Griffiths was into people reviewing their e-mail addresses or rather he suggested that we should find him referrals by checking e-mail addresses with people that we do business with. If they have a non-branded e-mail we should point out that we know a man who can solve that problem for them.
Promotional quote of the day has to go to Leann Reason who wants to ‘va va voom your room’. A good way to end my review of this round.
This weeks statistics and points of note
19 referrals this week, hopefully bodes well for business this month. Also a reminder about membership of our Lottery Syndicate which will follow to members via email.
Synergy Team Meeting
The Finance and Professions team will be meeting next week on Tuesday, watch out for Paul Booth’s e-mail and more importantly, be there!!
10-minute presentation by Vincent Goode
It started with a few one liners, it went biographic for a while and finally it ended up as a celebration of Speed Print and what it can do including printed epithets held up by Paul Booth and testimonials by Vincent himself. Vincent’s humour was evident throughout and it was a thoroughly entertaining presentation………. By the way, he has 40 years of experience!!
Referrals and Testimonials
A lively round as befitting a total of 19 referrals. And Emma Taylor won the speaker’s prize which of course quite rightly reflected the business of the presenter, namely a reem printing paper
After last week’s great effort by you all in commenting on the blog, please keep it up for this week. Anything that struck you as amusing, stupid or worthy of ridicule please let us know.
Well done Vince on an excellent 8 minutes ( i have discounted the first 2 minutes of dad jokes) and a much better turnout. I thought Stuart Smallcombes’ 60 seconds was very cleverly done.
I was robbed!
I agree… not even an honourable mention!
I was likewise impressed by Vinces presentation, especially the array of mostly passable regional accents that were used to read out the customer testimonials. Well done Vince.
Great turnout today. Great ed slot of Paul D and of course 10 minutes of Vincent with the help of his assistant Paul B. Well done John H on winning the oscar. See you all next week.
Apologies for having to shoot off early, I’m just glad I managed it without any disruption! A very relieved client at 9:30 so worth the hassle. See you all next week.
Good work Vince, very entertaining and points well made.
I know I would have loved Vince’s presentation and humour! See you next week poppets!
Excellent meeting folks. I agree with Terry – great weaving of the Ed slot into your 60 seconds Stuart. Vince, fantastic 10 minutes, although the jokes…………. See you all next week!
I was robbed!
Fantastic meeting!! Vince your 10 minute presentation was great and you showed what great quality and service you provide to your customers!! Very impressed by the accents too!! ( not the dad jokes ha ha )
Great ‘important’ Ed slot from Paul D! And special shout out to Stuart – I thought your 60 seconds was superb following Paul’s presentation!
See you all next week 😁
I was robbed!
Great 10 min Vince, only one question… Since when has Bristol been in Ireland?
Really enjoyed the meeting this morning. Really great ed slot from Paul and an entertaining (mostly) 10 mins from the Mayor. See you in 3 weeks!
Thank you for your kind(ish) words following my 10 mins. I’m taking requests for more regional accents. My specialities (of which I spared you yesterday) are South African, Northern Irish and Ugandan. See you next week
Did anyone pick up my bell after the meeting?
Excellent 10 minutes Vince . You can always trust you for all our printing needs.