Snow had been forecast and ultimately the weather did not disappoint. Snow was falling when we left the meeting. In between the rain and the snow however we had a very good networking meeting. Following our last weeks anniversary meeting we had something else to celebrate. Allan Moller had between the two meetings passed the age of 50.
It was our Education and Development Officer himself who delivered. His subject was the 10 minute presentation in which he emphasised; the importance of structure within the presentation, his suggestions for content and ultimately that the timing involves 8 minutes presentation and 2 minutes questions. We should all remember this, that the only way in which you get your timing right, is to prepare properly with a proper structure.
The 60 Second Round
Stuart Smallcombe stood in for Howard Bullock, last weeks Oscar Winner in dealing with the award.
All contributors appear to be looking forward to the new EBF year, some were reflective, others keen to share the good reviews they had over the year and others even contemplated the effect of the Coronavirus.
Marcelle Saad explained about hallmarking.
Terry Maylin is looking for clients with commercial disputes.
Matt Barry came back after 2 weeks absence as the recipient of awards last week. He limited himself to thanks to the group in general and in particular those who voted for him.
Toby Action asked us who we wanted to get into bed with, but of course was talking metaphorically.
Mason Edwards was almost contrite; this year he was going to update his staff fully, deal with them better generally and maintain his happy ship.
Ben Golding and Nick Cooke contemplated positive congratulatory responses from clients.
Others were contemplating death. Saj Sreedharan had received an order for dead flowers to be sent to a client’s girlfriend who was apparently cheating on him. Vincent Goode was bigging up his funeral booklets and Simon Essex interviewed someone who was clearly contemplating their death as they did the whole interview wearing a mask.
Brian Painter will be doing a quick session with a lady who is about to have an injection and has a phobia about it; he hopes he can at least do an interim job for her particular needle event that will happen today.
Last week’s birthday boy now wants to stop polishing turds. Because of his expertise in this field he has recently received several such polishing commissions and is now looking to something a little less difficult.
Scott Griffiths was explaining all about Google alerts. However good they are you can be contacted about your potential demise if you are mixed up with someone who has the same name as you… I told you there was a lot of death and doom about in the presentations.
Stuart Smallcombe adopted a novel approach to the awarding of the Oscar. The person with the presentation that was closest to 60 seconds was to be the winner irrespective of content. Actually Paul Booth’s content was okay anyway. He is looking for welding companies or something like that, anyway he was almost spot on with his 60 seconds and was accordingly the Winner.
The only way to describe the round was rather strange and I am looking forward to next week’s more in hope than expectation.
This weeks statistics and points of note
23 Members present.
35 Referrals passed.
£15,300.00 worth of business recorded
Oscar Winner Paul Booth.
10-minute presentation by Paul Dulieu
Paul Dulieu gave his maiden presentation in which he produced the interesting revelation that he is known to his mother as “Fred”.
He then carefully presented, with the aid of a slide show, his business history to date and the type of work that he does. It gave us all an insight into both him and his business that will prove to be an excellent introduction for us all to build on as we get to know him better.
The Meeting was closed and we all set off in the snow.
Well done Paul on breaking your duck! Good turnout considering the crappy weather, well done all of those that attended and brilliant 35 referrals- even the weather can’t dampen our networking abilities!
It seems I missed a great meeting. Well done Paul B for receiving the Oscar. I’ll be back next week.
Sorry for missed your 10 minutes presentation Paul I hope it went well for you.
Well done Fred on your presentation, I was wondering what you and Scott taliked about during your epic charity stroll. The Walking Dead perhaps? Hope Tina is feeling better and look forward to seeing most of you next week 🙂
The usual excellent weekly meeting and this week with better than average numbers for business recorded and referrals passed, well done to all.
Lovely meeting and well done to Paul Booth for exceptional timing and winning the Oscar, even though the naughty corner tried to sabotage it. Very clear and concise presentation from Paul Dulieu, even though there were no ”pericombobulations” at all. I’d also like to mention the vanishing visitor, didn’t realise he was a magician.
Thanks folks. It was great to have the opportunity to tell you more about my business and, as always, good to see you all. Vincent, we spent most of the 100 kilometers talking about how many kilometers were left… Have a good week everyone, whatever you are doing. I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Due to the cold weather and the virus I was wondering if I should put in an order for Vincent’s death book in case, like Mason’s hand gel and face masks, stocks run low and the price rockets! What did happen to the visitor? Well done, young Paul, for a thoroughly professional presentation, to use the well known phrase, “interesting and informative.”
Great meeting everyone and well done Paul on your first presentation.
Good meeting everyone and well done Paul on your 10mins
Great Meeting. Paul Dulieu your ten minutes was very informative about your business and look forward to working with you in the near future.
Great meeting and a particularly good 10 minutes from [members-name]!! Assuming we are not all quarantined by next week I will see you then!
thanks for pointing out the “[members-name]”. I’ve corrected this now!