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20 members and 1 visitor turned up amid flurries of snow. It is just as well that our venue is very welcoming.
Delivered by the one and only David Plumley. This week he concentrated on the 60 second round highlighting the mistakes we should not make in delivering this. The don’ts are…
- Don’t read it directly off a piece of paper
- Don’t make it too vague and general, focus on a minimum of a couple of points
- Don’t look back, look forward as to what you are looking to do
- Don’t provide too much detail
- And Be Prepared
The 60 Second Round
Marcelle Saad is still talking Christmas. Why not purchase a stone that matches a ring your loved one has in the form of earrings or a pendant.
Although she did not sell it as a Christmas present Jo Eastwood produced bottles of Vodka branded with football clubs names. It illustrates how supporting a football club can drive you to drink, and here is the perfect opportunity.
Mike Rogers loves first time buyers and he thinks they love him, largely because of the great fixed term rates there are still around and the relaxation on stamp duty that makes it easier for them He also confided in us all that he is often accused of being anal, particularly with regard to collating information from his clients. As he described his capacity to be anal I did start to sweat for a while but it turned out alright in the end.
Kim Redwood-Lee revealed that her clients like her office and they drop in for cups of coffee. I don’t think she charged for this either. Serena Armond went one better, describing how she invited her clients in for cake as well as coffee.
When you want landlord and tenant advice go to Terry Maylin for assistance, “Landlords Action” claim to be just as good but they are double the price.
If you want a night on the tiles contact John Freeman who has apparently being doing lots and lots of tiling.
By now, with Nick Cooke being still absent, the first Whimsey to stand up was going to set the tone for this venerable school. It was Alan Shaw and he didn’t disappoint. He had been designing a small room which he called a boys room. He didn’t call it the “little boys room” but that was the impression given until he revealed that he had to redesign the bed. That or he has a novel approach to lavatories.
Brian Painter continued the whimsical trend by declaring roundly that Wednesday was the best day to get married, because it did not waste the weekend. A 12 year old boy’s fear of dogs almost paled into insignificance.
David Plumley described how he was shooting himself in the wallet by educating his clients as he dealt with their problems but sees this as a way to create the correct customer relationship.
Our breakfast was once again its usual high standard, which appeared to contrast with Scott Griffiths attendance the previous night at an award ceremony where roast lamb and roast potatoes were accompanied by a salad. Just about palatable bet once you put the gravy on the salad it becomes at best unappealing if not appalling.
We had the Bard of Hadleigh in our presence and therefore unsurprisingly he won the Oscar not only by pointing out that Harry, in getting engaged, was punching above his weight but that he might be well advised to take out wedding day insurance. This approach to his 60 seconds might well also qualify him for the School of Whimsey; it certainly qualified him for the Oscar not only because his mention of various types of insurance that he carried that were obscure but also because there was the usual little ditty in favour of RMK.
A good and snappy round.
This weeks statistics and points of note
20 members present
1 visitor, Ellen Beckenham from Vine Consultants not only turned up a second time as a visitor but has also applied to join and has been approved.
23 Referrals passed
£7,900.00 worth of business recorded.
10 minute presentation by Kim Redwood-Lee
Kim Redwood-Lee gave a very assured performance, the highlight of which was running through a typical client case study that finally reaches desperation after going through various stages of disarray following getting advice from “ the bloke down the pub”. An excellent presentation that keeps Redwood Clark in the forefront of our minds as a way of keeping businesses on the straight and narrow.