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Finally, after several weeks, we were confronted with grey skies and drizzle. Despite this and the holiday season there were 19 Members present and 4 visitors. The pre-meeting networking was very much an exercise in getting to know our visitors in readiness for the meeting.
A total of 23 people sitting down maintained our good start to the holiday season so far as attendance is concerned.
David Plumley was all “back to basics”. Useful, particularly because there were 4 visitors, was his review of the 60 second round and how it should be approached; it doesn’t hurt to revisit our fundamentals and that he did.
The 60 Second Round
On matters sartorial, the only outstanding contribution was Kevin Radford, the Bard of Hadleigh, sporting a shirt that shouted multicoloured checks and provided a stunning but colourful display.
The School of Whimsey, with Brian Painter missing and perhaps mindful of David Plumley’s exposition in the Education Slot on the basics of 60 second presentation, seemed somewhat unable to blossom in their usual haphazard way. On a day that sees the start of the Second Test against India, Alan Moller was all straight bat. He is looking for double glazing companies that he can work with. Nick Cooke is always there to make houses bigger and that’s what his steel beams all help to do. It was left to Alan Shaw to go slightly off piste. He has been visited “by people from the past”; land in the Isle of Bute and considerations of whether a barbecue had been legally built clearly had made for an interesting week thus far.
Despite loud shirt, Kevin Radford confessed to 43 years in the business and reminisced on how things had changed. When he started as a young lad Cyber Security was not even a twinkle in any insurance companies eye. This is what he was selling however but he acknowledged that harking back to past would have meant a white shirt with a stiff collar and that perhaps there was something in the modern era….. even for someone who has been in the business for 43 years.
Stuart Smallcombe by contrast was pleased with the “Rise of the Machine”, he is particularly interested when it stops.
Our newest recruit, Rupert Miles is holding a seminar on Tuesday of next week. He has a couple of tickets left and it will take about an hour and half. Contact him for more information.
Howard Bullock has been helping the managing director of a hospital mitigate the potential taxation effects on her current pension pot.
John Freeman was luxuriating in his recent acquisition of a chain saw and a leaf blower. I think he used both on Wednesday in my garden when constructing raised beds. He is up for more work in gardens. I can only confirm that it works for me.
Blake Hammond was standing in for John and awarded the Oscar to Jo Eastwood following her complaint that there is no “Roses” lime cordial and she is being pestered for it. Unlike her wines where she can find suitable alternatives, there is apparently no substitute for “Roses” lime cordial.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 19 Members present
- 4 visitors
- 15 referrals
- £14,600.00 worth of business recorded
- Jo Eastwood won the Oscar
Synergy Team Report
The Business to Business Group met under the thoughtful eye of Paul Booth on Tuesday. Unusually it was the first Tuesday of the month but as all the regulars were up for turning out. We finished up with 7 people chewing the cud. A very successful meeting.
10-minute presentation by Richard Reed
This week Richard Reed was our presenter. He had a nice big banner setting out his Company’s name and details, illustrating happy couple in their wedding garb running through the sand. Weddings abroad are good referrals for him. He went on to explain how he can arrange holidays on a tailor made basis. It was well received, with many people giving verbal testimonial as to how well he had dealt with their holiday requirements. An excellent presentation.
Lets try and keep the visitors rolling in and the Members numbers up during this holiday period.