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The first meeting of the year in which we realised the football wasn’t coming home. This had to be counter balanced with my coming home from holiday and also the realisation, jumping ahead to the 60 Second Round and at my suggestion, that not only were we all “networking” but we were all effectively “working overtime”. Syd Barrett came along with more fire extinguishers than you could shake a stick at.
With such conflicting thoughts in mind the meeting kicked off promptly.
The Performance League
This showed last month’s winner as Scott Griffiths, congratulations Scott. After the first meeting of the month two things emerged;
- Matt Barry is the current leader of this months Performance League and
- He would still prefer to be known as Dave.
Fortunately ,Mr Plumley prefers to be called David and therefore:
We moved from Dave to David who produced a very effective Ed Slot. Asking us to consider the following:-
- Follow Up
- Chase Up
- Add Up
He then applied these to the giving and receiving of referrals, the Add Up is initially puzzling but quite sensible. Keeping track of referrals means you should be able to get an ideas of the value you are receiving from your membership, which should be an essential part of our ongoing contacts with each other through EBF.
The 60 Second Round
It has been some weeks since I have mentioned matters sartorial. This was slightly forced up me by the inevitably more casual wear of our members at a meeting after there has been a hot spell. All of the ladies present, but with the addition of Howard Bullock and Vincent Goode, were displaying their feet through sandals. The difference between the ladies and gents was that the ladies had taken the trouble to paint their nails and generally enhance the visual presentation of their feet. Perhaps you would all like to consider whether Messrs Bullock and Goode’s feet would in future, presented in sandals, be better off with their nails painted or any other addition. Add this to your comments….. Anyway, on to the 60 second round itself.
Kelly Walker told of cars now flooding onto the market with vehicles like a small Honda for £140.00 per month or the top of the range Audi at £550.00 per month. This latter figure would be based upon a car worth £85,000.00.
Jo Eastwood had brought Gin Samples that were presented in red and white. She was anticipating an England victory, but that she failed to capitalise on was the fact that Croatia sport red and white as their colours.
What of the School of Whimsy this week? Nick Cooke was all about not doing Homebuyers reports and convincing a new customer that his structural survey was just the thing for her. Alan Shaw was very much more at his Whimsical best. He has been chasing invoices and spent a couple of days in Sussex lazing about and cycling. As a prize for his Whimsical consistency David Plumley awarded him the Oscar. Brian Painter on the other hand was all fatty acids, respiratory problems and a 1 in 2 increased chance of dying to make us reconsider any thoughts of smoking. I am sorry to have to report that on my way out of the meeting three people were huddled together outside smoking. No names no pack drill.
The newest recruit, Allan Moller, is operating under 17th Edition Regulations. 18th Addition Regulations are coming up and he will have to go back to college on a three day refresher course. All this to help keep us out of the dark.
What of the two besandaled male members? Vincent Goode was all colour, illustrated by various epithets……” what’s green and goes backwards?” and others. By the way, if you happen to know what’s green and goes backwards you may add into in your comments to this Blog but it might be both unpleasant and difficult to put into words. By contrast Howard Bullock’s message was somewhat diluted by the fact that when he stood before us the lack of painted nails helped accentuate in his flip flops (sic) that made him look distinctly like a Hobbit. All I can say in support of him, is that despite his appearance of coming from Middle Earth I am willing to put myself in his hands for pension advice.
Further, of the Naughty Corner, Stuart Smallcombe told of a Harley Street Cosmetic Surgeon who had no broadband. Somehow the National Health System looked almost sensible.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 22 Members Present
- 21 Referrals given
- Scott Griffiths was June’s Performance League Winner
- Matt Barry is the current Performance League leader.
Synergy Team Report
Paul Booth reported on the business to business Synergy Team Meeting at Reid’s in Billericay on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and every month. This week there were five of us but we could always accommodate more and your presence could be welcome. If you are attending the meeting you need not be concerned that you do not directly fit into the business to business category.
10-minute presentation by Tina Walker
It was Tina Walker’s turn to give us a presentation that highlighted her many skills and attributes. There followed in the referral section an appreciation by many members of how she has and does successfully work for them.
Lets go out and try and find Tina some more referrals.