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.
An impressive ed-slot from Mike.
Just to confirm – Alan did not order the vegetarian breakfast! He ordered the breakfast without meat!
That’s done it . The mention of Mike Rogers and God in the same sentence . Whoa is me ! . I thought a splendid piece of acting from David. It reminded me of that shrivelled old hag in “Up Pompei” (for those old enough to remember) . It took me a while to realise he wasn’t wearing a costume or a mask. Great meeting as usual.
Howard, please be careful out there today, it’s very windy outside…….. Really good Ed Slot Mr Rogers, and well done Aidan for a very informative 10 minutes too.
What a great lively meeting and with 36 referrals which is ultimately what we are there for-what’s not to like?
Best attendance of the year and the prospect of new blood..Well done Mike on the ed slot-I imagine a mortgage interview takes less time! Good 60 seconds from Aidan, it was just a drop in the ocean.
A real buzz to the meeting this week, definately down to the excellent turn out.
With the prospect of three new members, all of whom have visited twice in the past couple of weeks just to see that what we offer is there EVERY week and not just a one off “extra effort being made for our guests” show.
One of the best “Ed Slots” (don’t tell Mike he’s already bigheaded) ever, business like AND funny 60 seconds rounded off by a very informative 10mts from Aidan.
Well done folks.
good meeting all – see you next week
Mike’s Ed Slot puts my fortnightly efforts in their place. A great buzz to the meeting … and I agree with Kevin re the acting … an almost Oscar level performance.
Again another fantastic meeting . The Ed slot was spot on and the 10 minute presentation from Aidan was very informative. I just wish I had found this group earlier .
It was good to be back, great to see new faces, the acting was ok 😉 , the ed slot was very good from mike, and the 10min presentation by Aiden was very well done.
Good meeting all in all.
There’s not really anything original left to say! An excellent, lively meeting. The cognoscenti amongst us all appreciated the advice in Mike’s erudite ed-slot, and kudos to Aidan. His 10 minutes were well-presented and informative, leaving me in no doubt of who I should pass for future Quality HR referrals.