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Another group hug as we prepare for sweltering heat. 23 brave souls, Blake Hammond and his cap standing in for John who was on his travels and Kieran Peaty arriving in the nick of time.
A Ben Golding special. As the best introductions are by word of mouth recommendation, he addressed how you can become a better networker. Other than to turn up for meetings that is. He listed 10 pointers for success.
A very useful reminder to all of us that could perhaps be encapsulated in the phrase “ listen more than talk”
Terry had nothing new for us but Simon Essex did. Being the positive person his he is currently viewing his options, particularly in the light of where the Recruitment industry is at the moment.
He is ceasing to trade his current business but looking to freelance as well as other things. Fortunately, he still wants to be involved in EBF and as good members are gold dust so do we.
…..so watch this space.
The 60 Second Round
Blake Hammond stood in for John who won the Oscar last week.
Nick Cooke was explaining how he was the go-to man for creating space in the home. It’s all down to the judicious use of beams.
Stewart Smallcombe has lots of large projects. He is looking to fill in with little jobs.
Vince wants to frame everything Including football kit and medals. The best was boxer shorts with the name “Sheeraz” emblazoned phonetically on the waistband.
Paul Booth showed companies he has formed and wants to do more. Toby Acton was gerunding, illustrating as he did all the words that can be used to describe how he helps his mentorees, all ending with “ing”. Amazing!
Best use of props this week was Allan Moller. He first demonstrated how much of a beard you can you grow in a week and then shared with us all a wireless switch. It only got more puzzling….
Colin O’Connor reminded us that if businesses were starting to open up they would need First Aid Kits amongst other things.
Talking of Health and Safety at Work, Terry Maylin’s client from hell this week had disciplined an employee so badly he ended up in intensive care. I always advise employers to be positive over staffing issues but this is one step too far.
What we should have bargained for was the Paul Dulieu effect. Not content with winning the Performance League he was also awarded the Oscar for his praise of EBF as a source of solace for those who work “in their heads” and get lonely. Well done Paul…. again.
10-minute presentation by Mason Edwards
Mason Edwards gave us the potted history and then did the Q and A. Everything he does oozes enthusiasm, It was there in his description of his business as well as in the answers he gave to the various questions. He will undoubtedly go far…even further than Stoke on Trent.