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Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 6th September 2012
Great turn out – 32 in all, 4 guests.
Two of the guests – Nick Morgan and Charlie Copping are previous visitors and they came armed with completed Membership Forms. Following a Committee Meeting we look forward to welcoming them as members when they next attend.
Two other guests – Robert Neil, a roofer, and Brian O’Dell of Total Data Management took away Membership Forms with them and indicated an interest in joining so a great start of this month.
The Ed Slot was rather gloomy anticipating the onset of the dark mornings in conjunction with urging us as to the importance of attendance. If you are not there you can’t give or get referrals, thanks David I’ll try not to shoot myself over the course of the next week.
The 60 second discovered a new poet whose verse was sufficient to win her the Oscar. A great effort from Claire Greenslade. The muse did not dessert other members however. Mike Rogers declared how suave, sophisticated, beautiful and wonderful he was – no change there then! Richard Reed I think was advertising the equivalent of the mile high club on the Orient Express, shaving off his beard clearly has made him frisky. Kevin Radford in unbard like fashion declared his most recent Client requiring insurance to be a psychic medium which obviously got him thinking. If he regaled her with one of his poems, she would probably smile and in order to get a balance he could then hit her. I have always said that you should strike a happy medium which was not quite what Brian Painter was doing when he told of a beautician who indulged in self sabotage. Jason Nortey’s orange and black striped socks looked more like self harm whilst Paul Booth tried to make us think accountancy was interesting by declaring that he acted for a dog walker and a glamour model. I assume the former did not walk the latter.
Suzanne Riches presented a very interesting 10 minute slot with her HR sales pitch. It must be in every business owners interest to get an assessment from her of your obligations, that should keep her busy.
Modesty prevents me from saying anything other than I won September’s performance league, was nominated at the Member of the Month and also won the door prize from the 10 minute speaker. I am only going away for 2 weeks holiday, not forever, so there is no need to be that nice to me. I will, however, be back to haunt you 3 Thursdays from now sustained by a breakfast that contained excellent quality scrambled egg (yes I mean soft).
My thoughts will be with you all.