It was a tribute to the marching seasons that when we kicked off at 7.25 am there was light in the sky. Dare we hope for Spring and perhaps more importantly, getting to live meetings this month. Members will be notified, hopefully this week
Ben Golding’s theme this week was that we can learn from children. He told us about Sky Brown (it would have been a more apt naming of a child for Mr and Mrs Blue). This self-taught skateboarding prodigy won bronze at the last Olympics at the age of 14. Her flip kick Indi was pulled off at the third attempt, a triumph of persistence and nerve. We should all try and learn from this gutsy youngster how to be bold in chasing success in your businesses.
The 60 (90) Second Round
We will be back to 60 seconds when we resume live meetings so make the most of your 90. Nick Cooke, who was last week’s Oscar winner and as a prelude to making this week’s award told of the client who’s concrete path at the side of the house has shown distinct signs of movement after his neighbour had dug away soil from a slope to provide himself a parking space.
Kieran Peaty has been involved with a client who is looking to convert commercial premises in Witham
Stuart Smallcombe invited us to visit his blog that heralds the end of ISDN lines and welcomed in VOIP.
Richard Reed invited all those using his services to produce a wish list of what they want to see, visit, and eat to help him deliver the memorable holiday
James Humphries has managed to place insurance for a man who’s bought an ice cream van. Whether this was a life policy or the appropriate indemnity cover was not clear
The Mayor Gant’s Hill Village waxed positively lyrical about the noble business card. He described it as a pocket size sales tool and addressing himself to the generic business card declared in true ante Valentine’s Day fervour “I love you”…. Sad!
Whilst Vincent was declaring his love, Jane Malyon added a more positive message about Valentine’s Day. She has one table left for her Valentine’s Day extravaganza and if you love your calories, you should snap it up. Musical accompaniment and general enthusiasm won her the Oscar.
Our Pilgrim has dealt successfully with a client who had a phobia for butterflies and moths. These were butterflies that she felt were trying to get into her mouth rather than her stomach. A session or two with Brian and she is now moth free zone.
Ben Golding was in full voice, telling us about the new Utility Warehouse product, no less than a bill protector. Parrots and toucan’s please take note
Paul Dulieu was also in a declaratory mood. In his attempt to properly classify himself he very much favoured the description of agnostic polisher. Enough to put the fear of God into you.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths warned us of EBFs upcoming birthday meeting which will review the year and award prizes to members for their endeavour. You will be hearing from him with voting options, and it will take place, live, sometime this month. Watch this space.
Questions & Answers Session
The 60 second round proved a fertile source for questions that occupied a quarter of an hour and could have gone on for longer. It was closely followed by members who had referrals, money, or 121s to record.
Next week’s meeting, we hope, will be the last zoom meeting for some time to come.