A quiet meeting, partly due to the low numbers although it had its usual quantity of humour, positive business like presentations and referrals. I never cease to be amazed by the holiday habits of EBFers. August is obvious but the middle of October? I hope those on holiday will return, if not next week the week after, fully refreshed.
In David Plumley’s absence, I was multi-tasking and introduced this week’s offering. It was Jill Willis’s turn to educate us. Her theme was productivity. This productivity is arrived at by prioritisation of our work. Forget the “inbox”, concentrate on yesterday’s emails; don’t just automatically react to emails as and when they arrive. Adopt the 1-3-5 system. Every day you should do 1 big job, 3 medium size jobs and 5 small jobs…… A thought-provoking Ed Slot.
The 60 Second Round
Despite the low numbers, the naughty table was fully stocked with the usual reprobates, namely Messrs Bullock, Smallcombe, Rogers, Caldon and Moller. No spare seat on the naughty table!
First up was Nikhil Shah who showed us a selection of false teeth and how he produces them from 3D printing. The only thing he did not seem to be able to do was to make them chatter.
Mike Rogers quoted inaccurately from a children’s nursery rhyme “…everyone loves me nobody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms”. The lyric goes on to say “…bite off the heads suck out the juice and throw the skins away..” Oh yes, and he does mortgages.
Kim Redwood-Lee devoted herself to praising her team and Stuart Smallcombe explained how he had expanded his. Apparently a new employee, Julian by name; apparently a mobile phone specialist. I am guessing he probably has big thumbs.
Jo Jones made us all sit up. Working in an office as a lot of us do we can’t afford not to exercise as best we can. Working standing up is not often the answer but she seems to have discovered the best exercise for all of us blokes “…butt clenching …”. I am now finding myself doing it all of the time, even when I am preparing this Blog.
Unusual 60 seconds of the week was Terry Maylin, he described how he exercised patience with a client. He has got room for another two this year, so send them along.
The School of Whimsey fell flat on its face. Brian Painter and Nick Cooke were not there and Alan Shaw talked about the future for home building with factory produced parts delivered on site. As a country, we are lagging behind this relatively easy way of adding to the country’s housing stock. Far to informative; far too focused.
Scott Griffiths was selling his live chat installation for your website with a callback feature.
None of the aforementioned contributors managed to win the Oscar which went to John Hammond who produced on his tablet excellent picture quality surveillance. He managed to zoom on car number in the car park. The Oscar was his!
10 minute presentation by Sarina Armond
It was Sarina Armond’s turn and she presented a series of photographs and documentation laid out on the table for us demonstrating the quality of their work.
She described her business both as to kitchens and bedroom furniture. They have travelled thus far to Kent and Bishop’s Stortford to supply and fit these rooms. Despite her nervousness, presenting the 10 minute presentation for the first time, she was clear and gave a really good account of the business to ensure that we can go out and find her referrals.