Our regular EBF Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID19 Lockdown. We are continuing to run our networking meetings using Zoom so that we can network with each other Virtually. Please contact us if you would like to attend as a guest to one of our virtual networking meetings.
What a great turnout, 24 Members and 3 Visitors with Martin Roessler substituting for John Hammond. Promising to be the hottest day of the year so far everything was sunshine and smiles. Lots of pre-meeting networking and then we launched into the meeting.
This week it was Stuart Smallcombe who is always well prepared and his offering this week was no exception.
His theme was DISC Profiling in managing your staff or dealing with potential customers. You should try and assess the type of person you are dealing with. D means direct fast possibly with no inclination for detail. I is active outgoing, a people person S is the supportive type prefers to follow and not lead. C is for steady resistant perhaps to change, something of a perfectionist…..
Very helpful but you need not only to know the person but also have sound judgment in assessing which type of person you are actually dealing with… thought provoking.
New Member Induction
This is becoming a more regular event which is great for our numbers. This week we inducted Saj Sreedharan. He is now fully EBF kitted out and is ready to go. He is looking for people who want to buy flowers, lets not let him down.
The 60 Second Round
Anna Cooper was showing off her photographic skills with Cathy Neat and Caroline Hartnet being her subjects.
Caroline Harknett was next up and extolled the virtues of the Willow Centre whilst being thoroughly self-deprecating over the fantastic photograph that had been taken of her and Cathy. Her modesty probably makes her an S.
Syd Barrett told of a care home in November who thought they needed a complete set of fire doors, he explained to them the limited extent of their requirements and did himself out of a substantial fee but he probably sleeps well at night.
Mike Rogers told us that mortgages were going up but there were still deals out there. So far everything under control. No embarrassment other than Jo Eastwood’s Pinot Blush…… and of course her Rhubarb Gin.
Although Nick Cooke was not present, 2 of The School of Whimsey were Alan Shaw was slightly on message in that he did confirm that he designed buildings, he even went on to talk about the feasibility studies he undertakes; unfortunately he chose to tell us about one that was unsuccessful, but he has written a strong letter to the Head of Planning. He wasn’t optimistic! Brian Painter by contrast told of a success in getting a woman to remember the details of a road traffic accident which had hitherto eluded her, all out of a reference from Terry Maylin. Good stuff but not really Whimsical. Many months ago I did suggest that Alan Moller should apply for membership of the School of Whimsey. Well today he produced an earth safety clamp which apparently can be used with a stop cock or a gas meter or both. I definitely would know one if I saw one again but I certainly wouldn’t know what to do with it, but then I suppose that the point. You need an electrician.
Vince Goode keeps referring to Gants Hill Village. It sounds like the sort of place you would want to be on a bright sunny warm spring morning with the birds singing, the blacksmith plying his trade and the local publican waiting expectantly for the first customer…anyone recognise it yet!!!
Ben Golding veered on the side of alarmist. Apparently, on the 1st May prices are going to rise across the board, he can help mitigate this, so contact him quickly.
Jill Willis has been practising the 3 R.s. I don’t think it was reading writing and arithmetic but I have to say I have forgotten what it was.
Saj with his first meeting as a member talked about hand tied bouquets to express any sort of emotion including “sorry!!”. The blokes should please take note.
So who won the Oscar. Well, she had lots of props, pictures and even a rather fetching pink hard hat. Tina Walker illustrated her abilities and was quite rightly awarded the Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 24 Members
- 3 Visitors including a cleaning Company and a cake maker
- 24 new referrals
- £9,600.00 worth of business recorded
- Terry Maylin currently in the lead in the Performance League
10-minute presentation by Terry Maylin
Terry Maylin was the presenter. He fruitfully spent his time outlining the full extent of the work that he does at T M Law. With the recent influx of new members it was a good ploy and his obvious pleasure in giving debtors a good kicking makes him an attractive proposition in keeping your cash flow under control.
Synergy Team Report
Richard Reed reported on a very successful Business to Consumer meeting on the usual 3rd Monday of the month. Ben Golding declared himself taken with it and that he would be coming back. Why don’t some others also try it.