Another morning where ice was scraped from windscreens but 21 members turned up and braved the cold and we were rewarded with one visitor.
Vincent Goode delivered, with a simple message to get yourself into a position where you can demonstrate something that sets you apart from your competitors, make yourself memorable to your customers. His suggestion is to send a card out to clients after a job has been completed with a handwritten note.
It was a reminder that we should make use of any unique selling points that we have when looking to attract and retain business.
New Member Induction
Toby Acton was duly inducted and presented with his certificate and all the accompanying paraphernalia; he is now truly one of us.
The 60 Second Round
Vincent Goode introduced the concept of Rip and Go Envelopes. It’s a good job he is not in lingerie.
Terry Maylin explained the encouragement solicitors are receiving to be transparent with their pricing and how successful amendments to TM Law’s Web Site has produced a good response thanks to Scott Griffiths’ assistance.
Kevin Radford was present and produced a passable imitation of David Attenborough to Illustrate that, like a lot of gods creatures, insurance is not static and we should keep on top of our insurance requirements as they change with the passage of time.
Have you every fancied being the person who collects and returns all the abandoned trollies in a supermarket car park. Well, if you do, the man to approach is Mason Edwards who is looking to recruit such people.
The EBF comfort blanket was also restored by Brian Painter who went graphic on the chemical effects of smoking. Phenol, Nepheline , Butane and Cadmium are some of the many exciting products that you inhale when you flash the ash; not quite as gruesome as some of Brian’s offerings but nonetheless telling.
Saj Sreedharan appears totally immersed in Christmas and things relevant to that day of celebration. He did inform us that he is now planning for Valentine’s Day and we should bear this in mind.
He was not the only one looking forward, Scott Griffiths is suggesting that we look for clients for him who need to make New Year’s resolutions about updating their Web Sites.
Pride of place went to Ellen Beckenham , awarded the Oscar by the Mayor of Gants Hill for dispelling certain myths about asbestos and emphasising our duty of care to others in relation to dealing with asbestos.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 21 Members present
- 1 visitor attended
- 21 referrals
- £11,000 worth of business recorded
- Ellen Beckenham is the Performance League Leader
- Ellen Beckenham won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by John Freeman
The 10 Minute Presentation was taken over this week by John Freeman. He was fully prepared in all senses of the word. He had prepared for the use of the group detachable/removable blinds secured by magnets which made the use of the screen much more effective.
He then produced a very well prepared presentation that demonstrated his all-round skills by showing how he completely refurbished his front room. Congratulations John on a first class presentation.
Referrals and Testimonials
It was a lively session dealing with all of our referrals which demonstrated how effective the group is in passing business.
There was towards the end of the meeting a feeling of impending doom. Comments from the Naughty Corner as a prelude to their take over next week filled us all with anticipation/dread. Looking forward to a great turnout next week.