When I opened the blinds this morning the sun came streaming in . I needed to readjust said blinds so that I could see the screen which of course is the venue for all of us for the foreseeable future. Courtesy of Zoom, 22 Members were present and we kicked off just after 7.30 am.
One of the objects of the meeting was to see if we could replicate effectively the agenda of the main meeting in the virtual world…and low and behold, we could.
Having said farewell to Saj Sreedharan as he departs for pastures new, I am pleased to report that we have a worthy replacement for the role of Education and Development Officer, namely Ben Golding. Congratulations Ben, we expect to be educated and developed in a slightly different way…watch this space.
The Performance League
With limited resources Scott Griffiths had put together some statistics. Going forward we all need to catch up with referrals and acknowledgments to make next week’s figure more accurate.
Paul Booth updated us on Government Grants/Loans/Furlough. Will small business directors have their dividends taken onto account in assessing profits?
Only the Small Business Minister knows but by definition he is not a very big bloke so in the great scheme of things it’s unlikely.
The 60 Second Round
In the virtual world there is not a Naughty Corner…..yet! No doubt after Howard Bullock has completed his birthday celebrations this weekend we can only hope that next week there will be something naughtyish or cornerish in evidence. We managed to sing two choruses of “Happy Birthday” to him without even washing our hands.
In a multi choice virtual world Members were either (a) busy (b) busyish or (c) not busy at all.
Members of category (c) included Richard Reed, Simon Essex and Vincent Goode and all were keeping momentum going by maintaining contact with their clients in various electronic ways.
Members of category (b) included David Plumley Nick Cooke and Stuart Smallcombe who had been busy and were still getting enquiries
Members of category (a) included Paul Booth Paul Dulieu and John Hammond (next week).
Everyone else fell somewhere in between all three.
This weeks statistics and points of note
22 Members present
No visitors today but the 4th May 2020 is a date for your diary
No Oscar this week but one will be awarded next week.
10-minute presentation by Richard Reed
Richard Reed was our virtual guinea pig and gave a good account of himself. He seems to have been hit badly by the current economic problems but some very interesting insights as to where the travel trade is at the moment. Many of us have used Richard’s Services and appreciate his expertise. I think we will all need a holiday after Plague has finished with us.
Referrals and Testimonials
After a hesitant start this particular round worked very well.
All in all the Meeting played out as if we were actually at the Venue, even to the extent of taking about an hour and a half.
Don’t forget the business to business Synergy Team Meeting on Monday.
Thank you Aiden for the blog. Good to see you guys, don’t forget to use this downtime for some much need household chores. The lawn needs doing (unless you live in a tower block), you definitely need to tidy the shed/garage, and perhaps the utility room could do with a coat of paint. Looks like I’m borrowing a Karcher to jetwash the patio grrrrrrrr. That should keep us all occupied at least until Monday. Have a good weekend all and keep safe x
Well done all great turnout of members and well done on the beard award Alan! Don’t forget to put in your virtual referrals and thank you for the moneys as well as any one to ones you have.
Good 10 minutes Richard reminding us that when this is all over we deserve a holiday!
Just shows we still keep going through our virtual meets, great numbers this week, lets keep it up. Congratulations Richard on the 10 minute presentation and a happy birthday for Howard (tomorrow i think?), have a great weekend all and stay safe, cheers, the bearded sparks!
Many thanks Alan and at the rate your beard is growing you’ll need to plait it and get a bandana.
Great virtual meeting and well done Ben for your new role within the Group. Great 10 minutes Richard. Stay safe and see you all next week
Many thanks Tina xx
Well done, Aidan, for the mini blog even though virtually nothing was happening. Congrats, Ben, on your new post; I will still hear what you say despite being on the distant top table! Good to see David with us. Keep safe is still the mantra.
Missing the meetings is an understatement.
Huge congratulations to you Ben Golding, will the piggy be joining you on the top table?
I hope everyone is well and staying safe 😘
Not if Terry has anything to do with it. Hope you’re keeping well Saj.
Excellent turn out this week folks. Congrats to Ben for his promotion to the top table as Education & Development Officer.
I think Pauls weekly update regarding our incomes, or lack of them, are very helpful, thank you Paul.
4th May is in the diary… better remind everyone nearer the time though.
Aidan, I wouldn’t say that I’m not busy.. not earning would be a more accurate assessment as I am still very busy “managing” existing bookings and helping those needing refunds or wanting to rebook.
Great meeting guys and I’ll see some of you on Monday at our B2C.