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Another good turnout with 23 Members, 4 visitors including one who has applied to join. Apart from the attendance and the sunshine what else happened?
It was a David Plumley special which focused upon the importance of consistency in your business dealings. Set yourself achievable and realistic goals and you must retain the quality of achieving a level of performance that varies little. All of this resonated well with the Members but it was on matters sartorial that Education and Development Officer was most striking.
He appeared uncomfortable in what can only be described as “narrow drain pipes” as a description of his trousers. They were riding up but not riding down if you know what I mean. He flew in the face of the style of the English Gentleman who would require trousers of a width that would enable him to remove them without removing his shoes. You can no doubt envisage the advantages of being able to take your trousers off or put your trousers on at short notice. None of this for our David however.
Whilst on matters sartorial, there were several people with blue check shirts but not enough according to Scott Griffiths. I stray into the sartorial by way of reminding everybody that next week there is the photo shoot that will accompany the meeting. Please brush your hair and your teeth and wear something that is befitting an EBF Meeting, I of course will be wearing my red braces.
The 60 Second Round
Marcelle Saad kicked us off. She was advertising the virtues of the emerald. It is the birth stone of the month of May and is also appropriate for 50th wedding anniversaries. Apparently it is the chromium that gives it it’s colour….. What else do you need to know.
Kelly Walker has been selling lots of cars this last week of a sufficiently high quality to warrant eye watering loan numbers.
Ben Golding’s pink pig heralded the new cash back card of Utility Warehouse that is there to make all members richer.
Terry Maylin reminded everybody of TM Law’s fixed fee interview.
Then suddenly we were confronted with the School of Whimsy, initially in the form of Alan Shaw. He had been invited to attend a meeting about a parliamentary review of best practise in his industry. It appears that several others have received a similar letter, the numbers neither lent credence or otherwise as to whether this was a scam. In Nick Cooke’s absence we next went to Brian Painter who told of a client who could not remember where he had put his Will. Brian took his subconscious through it and the will was finally revealed. Why didn’t Brian simply refer him to me and I could have| drafted a fresh one for a very reasonable price…job done. This brings me to the new recruit to the School of Whimsy, to wit Allan Moller. Last weeks customer reference had now had his ceiling plastered and Allan went and fitted the down lights. So grateful was the customer he referred him on to another. The Whimsy was in his prop which was a 10 watt light that could apparently make part of your anatomy pucker or at least that’s what I thought he was saying.
John Freeman is apparently not a local hero, but he was able to remove a plug from a plughole and charge half what the local hero charged for without managing to extract it.
Jill Willis was talking landing pages, which are apparently a VIP welcome entrance to Killer Land. Translations are available unless you all understood in which case simply regard this part of the Blog as the burblings of a deranged mind.
The Mayor of Gants Hill Village (Vince Goode) was flaunting his display boards be they for advertising, signs or simply to carry photographs.
Tina Walker has added to her skill set as vehicle delivery driver.
Ellen Beckenham was advocating honesty in business and started off by honestly saying she had not had time to prepare her 60 seconds. It was remarkably good notwithstanding.
Richard Reed highlighted one of his offers to Orlando next March £499.00 per person for 4 persons ……..but you don’t want to do that! He declared himself a tweaker and said that with a little more money he can provide a more tailored holiday that would be far more suitable. We should always think of Richard (Tweaker) Reed when we think of holidays of any sort.
The Naughty Corner was in good form as always. Howard Bullock pointed out the importance of UK residency so far as pensions were concerned. Paul Booth talked about pensions but I was so mesmerised by Howard Bullock nodding his head that I can’t remember what he said.
Saj Sreedharan has a 10% off deal on birthday bouquets for the month of May with no delivery charge. This is all to celebrate his daughter’s birthday this month.
Terry Maylin aawarded the Oscar to Stuart Smallcombe who told of the added value his company provides in making sure that the “layers” of cables do not pull the wool over customer’s eyes. Extra lines were being delayed by a “confused order” which was nothing of the kind..it was simply raining…well done Stuart.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 23 visitors present
- 4 visitors in attendance
- 20 referrals
- £27,500.00 of business recorded.
- Terry Maylin won the Performance League for April.
- Mason Edwards has applied to join and has been accepted as our most recent new member.
10-minute presentation by Brian Painter
This week the presentation was by Brian Painter. His calm and measured delivery from a seated position held our attention as always. This was his real “back to basics” presentation which identified the parts of the brain that did what and how the subconscious can be accessed by a hypnotherapist to achieve the required results. As always an excellent presentation and a trigger for referrals. From the questioning, particularly from new members, it was clear that they were looking to focus on specifically how Brian could be recommended. Excellent.