We were 24 in number including James Humphreys who has taken over from Kevin Radford in the group meetings on behalf of RMK
It was Simon Essex who was the presenter this week and his theme was communication, particularly where more than one person is involved in carrying out or coordinating a task. Make sure that everyone involved in the project is kept in the loop. Take time to pause and think when dealing with your own allotted part of the overall scheme. He also managed to create an excellent word, “concreteness”….. Don’t ask me what it means.
The 60 Second Round
With the threat of Vincent Goode’s timely intervention with the words “60 seconds” we embarked.
Howard Bullock was adjudicating this week and this week Jane Malyon was rhyming with Stallion. We know that she can also do Galleon and Scallion and maybe next week Medallion. She’s written a bestseller, The History of Afternoon Tea, which she showed us all. It’s a hardback and certainly looked nice. You’ll have to buy one if you want to find out whether it’s a good read or not. Ultimately Howard Bullock looked no further than her and she and awarded the Oscar.
There were other notable contributions which included Paul Dulieu having an understandable rant against acronyms. He’s in the communication business and understands more than most the destructive nature of this rather unpleasant form of shorthand. Toby Acton was sporting or not as the case may be, a missing front tooth but was still able to communicate with his usual machine gun display of metaphors. Stuart Smallcombe is also in the communications business and was eager to point out the many advantages of VOIP. The Mayor of Gants Hill was also into words. Apparently the opposite of dearth is abundance and this is what he is experiencing in orders for printed materials relating to weddings
Ben Golding was pushing Utility Warehouse’s green credentials which included a tree planting scheme in the Brecon Beacons; Simon Essex explained that The Greenhouse has a save the planet display in the window.
Mike Rogers has been doing it for 32 years and is now being distracted by wildlife in his garden which on a personal level is very green.
Most effective use of a prop this week was John Hammond and his smart door handles.
Matt’s Footy Fantasia
We were brought up to date on the Euros. The final is between Neil Bellham and the Naughty Corner
10-minute presentation by Paul Dulieu
Great intro by Ben….”.Without more ado; it’s Paul Dulieu!”. There was some backstory and then it was all about communication, all wrapped up in a visual package that was well produced and very effective. Thanks Paul.
And so, with the usual Referrals and Testimonials Round, ended a lively, interesting and timeous meeting