Nick Cooke was a guest speaker and he had been looking on the internet for information and tips regarding how to run your business. He located 218 and struck fear into the hearts of most members when he started listing them. He did calm us all down after the first couple by indicating that he was only going to do about ten. I think in fact he did eleven. Top of the list was “good people skills “. The second which was music to Toby’s ears was the need to for a mentor. Business plans came high up on the list together with the statement that cold calling works. I am sure you were all listening and took note so therefore I will not bore you at this stage with the full details of his list. Like all good education slots however, it was food for thought.
The 60 Second Round
Marcelle was awarding the Oscar and she therefore kicked off. The Birth Stone for August is the Peridot, which, as she illustrated, is green. Apparently it’s the iron.
Mike Rogers declared that he had gone global, having this week been involved with a Polish and a Nepalese family. Maybe we should try and find him referrals that deal with non-native clients.
Nick Cooke was once again talking steel beams but was emphasising that they are of no use if the walls that they are put across are not strong enough to support. Padstones are used in this instance.
Brian Painter boasted reducing a client’s blood sugar levels from 23.5 to 8.5 in the first week and 8.5 to 6.51. in the second week. Needless to say the lady’s doctor did not believe in the cause of this drastic reduction but I am considering his services for my Type 2 Diabetes.
Richard Reed was all about destinations from Southend Airport and last minute deals. You will no doubt be getting emails.
Ford Asprey has been spending some time in the “Sandbanks of the East” as he described it…. It is Canvey Island.
Toby’s Tag Line has now been amended through my deafness. It is “helping business owners become wealthy bastards”.
Matt Barry is revving up for his annual conference in Amsterdam for his client who will this year create an interactive wall with tablets.
Have you noticed white units in corners between the wall and the ceiling. This is apparently an industrial version of Wi Fi which is very effective. It is now available to the domestic market using the name mesh. One again the Plumley tactic of mentioning just enough to make sure you have to go to him is a very sensible and workable networking precept.
Finally Allan Moller told us that he was looking for DIY disasters…why not!
So who won the Oscar, no less than the Bard of Hadleigh, Kevin Radford. He was driven from Shakespeare Sonnets to the use of Beatles lyrics to describe his services. We were all impressed, Marcelle in particular who awarded him the Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
22 Members present
£9,000.00 worth of business recorded
84 Referrals given for the month of July
£60,834 worth of business recorded in the month of July.
Kevin Radford won the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Toby Acton
This presentation could otherwise been names “Toby’s Ten”. With the proper use of the screen and projector Toby drew attention to the importance of focus and the detrimental effect of multi-tasking. He engaged everybody in an illustration of this. As much as anything his method of presentation showed his professionalism. We ned to be looking out for him.