A really good turnout with 25 Members present and 2 visitors. It created a sense of positivity and enthusiasm for EBF going forward this year. It was an ideal day to deliver the 10 minute presentation which I very much appreciated.
This was presented by Mike Rogers and although he occupied 5 minutes of the meetings time in delivering, it was god value for money. His theme was how to make EBF work better for you and he gave us 7 points which centred around “turning up”. The turning up related to the meeting, to successfully networking with other members, the Synergy Team Meetings and 1-2-1’s …An excellent start to the morning.
The 60 Second Round
Both quantity and quality were involved here. 27 offerings, many of which positively grabbed your attention.
Anna Cooper’s theme was the need to instruct her to take photographs when loving and be loved. Effectively, get your other half to organise a photoshoot to celebrate a particular event.
Marcelle took up the theme by explaining to us about engraving that she can have done on rings, particularly wedding, both inside and out. She specifically emphasised those with family crests having the engraving done. So perhaps that particular part of the message was lost on some of us who don’t have crests, but the message is, if you know someone with a family crest send them to Marcelle.
Once again the 2 Jo’s were imitating London Buses. On a sartorial note Jo Jones caught the eye with a Dennis the Menace T Shirt and Jo Eastwood produced a beer called “shut up”. Clearly not an Essex Brewery as it would have been named “shat app”
Of the School of Whimsy, Alan Shaw was boringly on message but Nick Cooke was slightly more esoteric when talking about extending houses and the current trend of seeking vaulted ceilings and the need for steel beams to support the ridge of the roof (the pointy bit). The other member of the School, Brian Painter was positively metaphorical; Russian Roulette with even 3 bullets in the chamber appears to be less of a risk than smoking. We were even spared the gore.
Kevin Radford set aside his urge to be poetic and gave the direst of warnings for the 18th May 2018, which is Data Protection Day. Having made us all depressed he then confirmed that he had the Cyber Insurance that would make us all feel better.
John Hammond was talking intercoms….. Not into coms; just Intercoms.
A description of the 60 Second Round would not be complete without a mention of David Plumley’s theatricality. He worked his way to the front of the room and writhed around on the floor shouting whoah. It was apparently something to do about “getting your back up” but his performance was very Gollum like ,…still, we all enjoyed it didn’t we my precious!!!.
If we needed cheering up, which we didn’t, Richard Reed brought in a ray of sunshine, talking of 3 cities in Italy, Venice Florence and Rome and at the cost of £990.00 per person. He did point out that Las Vegas was much cheaper but then get what you pay don’t you!
Scott Griffiths came next and talked about cookies.
Modesty normally prevents me from telling you about my offerings but this week will be a departure. I won the Oscar by the simple Britishdevice of talking about lavatories, or rather being “taken short”; I then reminded everybody of what I actually do and where I do it from in the 10 minute presentation.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 25 Members present
- 2 Visitors
- 36 Referrals
- £16,500.00 worth of business recorded
- I won the Oscar and delivered the 10 Minute Presentation
Referrals and Testimonials Round
It lived up to the expectations that 36 referrals promised and as I did the running I claim the multi-tasking award for the week.
We adjourned just on time at 8.30 am.