If last week was dull miserable and wet; by contrast but in equal measure this week was windy, 60mph gusts were recorded and the QE2 Bridge was closed. No such closing for EBF, infact we had an excellent turnout of 26 members and 3 visitors, even though we had to all troop in through the kitchen as the keys had been misplaced.
The Performance League
A hotly contested month ending last week left Scott Griffiths as the winner closely followed by Terry Maylin and Stuart Smallcombe. What is normally the quiet month after Christmas did produce 100 referrals and £78,000.00 worth of business recorded.
A good start to 2019.
This was a joint presentation by the Naughty Corner titled “Synergy and Referral”. The 4 Naughties, Paul Booth, Howard Bullock, Dean Caldon and Stuart Smallcombe Illustrated very clearly how they could link together in providing referrals for each other from meetings that they have with their clients. What they did emphasise and which is an important lesson for all of us is the need to be alert to opportunities when they arise. It was good to see the effort that they have put in and the effectiveness of a new format.
The 60 Second Round
This was a round where we all tried to mimic each other’s taglines and it was clear that everybody had made a great effort in trying to emulate each other’s strap lines.
Content also did not suffer.
Terry Maylin told of a new enquiry of a client who had fallen under a train…and survived.
John Freeman emphasised that handy man did not mean part time and he appears more than fully engaged in tending to our one-off needs.
The ddoyenne of the Logical Positivists, Jill Willis was very specific last week in asking for contact with a particular firm of solicitors. Referrals were duly made and she is now working with them. We should all take a leaf out of her book. It has often been mentioned of a specific company or business that produces a positive response and leads to a referral. Nick Cooke maintained the same approach as Jill. He inspects and designs and he is getting work from more ambitious clients. More ambitious as to how they extend add and alter their properties. Mason Edwards was very much of the school today asking for introductions to commercial building companies where he can “do the floors” he apparently likes doing the floors, those three can all be paragraphed together.
On a more soft sell basis, Toby Acton and Simon Essex both emphasised the importance of being able to work with people they like irrespective as of how it might alter the top line.
Saj Sreedharan is gearing up for next week….Valentine’s Day!. Unless it was the wind wreaking havoc, he had been to the barbers and looked positively streamlined. If he had put his underpants on over his trousers he would positively have looked like superman and frankly , with the business we hope he will get next week he might well need to be. Apparently next week he will be leaving early, left arm stretched forward and cape on in order to get on with what will be his heavy schedule.
On a slightly more depressing note, Vincent Goode has been dealing with Orders of Service booklets for funerals, he is looking for more companies or organisations that arrange funerals.
Ben Golding pointed out, quite rightly, that this new Chinese year is the year of the pig and I am sure he will be reminding us of this as the year progresses. Anyway, the dear little creature was with him and lit up at the sound of its name.
There was a sighting of Kevin Brooks this week and rather than talking about his business he quite properly talked about his last skiing holiday with his wife going to one place; their baggage going to another, both going out and coming back. It all makes working look attractive.
David Plumley warned us of using public Wi Fi It should be regarded a bit like public lavatories ….. avoided if possible.
Pride of place this week, the Oscar went to Anna Marie Cooper with a series of pictures that illustrated many of our Tag Lines. Clearly, a lot of effort and well delivered she left Marcelle with an easy choice, Well done Anna Marie.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 26 Members present
- 3 Visitors present
- 29 Referrals
- £32,700.00 worth of Business recorded
- Anna Marie won the Oscar
- Toby Acton delivered the 10 minute presentation
10-minute presentation by Toby Acton
He is a Mentor, not a coach. For those that do not know the difference, and that was probably many of us, Toby Acton explained and in doing so gave us a confident explanation or who he is and what he does. A very useful first 10 minutes. As to be expected it was a very confident performance.
Referrals and Testimonials
With 29 referrals and a lot of business recorded a highly successful referrals and testimonials round rounded off the meeting in good time for our 8.30am finish.
well done Toby for a good 10 minutes and great to see large numbers of members with new joiners coming too. Creates a fun lively atmosphere, see you all next week
So nice to see the naughty corner reunited and the delivery of a marvellous Ed slot. Bravo and well done to Anna Marie for winning the Oscar, throughly deserved. Great ten minute presentation from Toby, a real master. Good to see a huge turn out and hopefully the architect will submit an application. See everyone next week. 🌹
Great to see over 30 local businesses in the room this morning, a real buzz about the meeting.
Fantastic meeting this morning!
The ‘naughty’ corner provided a very informative and well presented education spot and Anna quite rightly won the Oscar for a very well thought out 60 seconds.
As expected, Toby’s 10 minute presentation was excellent and I’d urge anyone to have a 121 with him so he can explain how he helps everyone get the best out of themselves and their business.
Plus it’s always great to see so many referrals being passed around the room!
Can’t wait for next week!! ❤️
Great meeting and well done for the great turnout on a wild day outside, it wasn’t much calmer inside but at least it kept everyone on their toes, good 10 minutes from Toby Acton and lovely to see three visitors/new potential members!
Great meeting, good to see almost a full house. I am filled with emotion at how you have welcomed my guest and now fully fledged member Ashley into the “family”. I’m also relieved that Sparky managed to find his keys, which had been secreted away in Ashley’s coat pocket. He’s not my responsibility any more, he is a member and must account for his own key thieving actions. I’m looking forward to showing you the love next week for the Valentines Day Spesh xxxxx
Great education slot this week, very usefull and presented well. It’s clear that Allan Mollers tagline sits well with most.
Excellent meeting as always, I’ll look forward to next week.
Now thats what you call a full house, thanks Ashley for the keys, ill keep them in the pocket next week!. Congratulations Toby on your 1st 10 minutes and Ashley again for being approved for membership, have a great weekend all
Great meeting, I’m really sorry to exit early, missing some of the 60 second presentations, and of course special apologies to missing Toby’s first presentation, failed mastic seals in a shower caused a flood in the kitchen below, via a spot light, c’est la vie.
Fantastic turn out, I really wanted to catch up with a few after breakfast, but alas it was not to be, see you all next week 😊
Some very imaginative variations on tag lines, I imagine Paul and Tina’s came top. So good to see every seat occupied. Well done Toby and Anna, a lot of thought went in to both.
Real buzz about the place this morning due to the extra attendees and the light making an early appearance. Welcome aboard Ashley I’m convinced that you will be an excellent member. Good job by Toby with his first 10mts, some real effort put in by Anna Marie to secure the very well deserved Oscar award. I’m pretty sure we all did enough to encourage the architect to return and join us.
All that without even mentioning our excellent first months figures, great start to the year folks.
Congrats to Toby on a first class presentation. Hats Off!
What a great turnout and hopefully Kieron Perty will come back and join our fabulous group. Great 10 minutes from Toby and what great taglines used. See you all next week.
It was a lot of fun with the hijacked taglines – really well deserved oscar for Anna Marie! Thank you for being an attentive audience for my 1 minutes and than you for the comments
Great theme, really made for an engaging 60 second round! Well done Anna-Marie. Great 1st 10 minutes too Toby.
Really enjoyed the meeting and a I agree a great turn out of people. I still have my first 10 minute presentation to do so thanks Toby for a great one Thursday and I hope to be as informative. I also booked 4 1-1 chats for the next few weeks so really productive meeting.
It seems the group has some real momentum for 2019! Lots of good referrals and inspiring words. Thanks for the Oscar that was a real boost!