Ben expanded on his theme of the importance of listening. Active listening was illustrated by a descriptive piece followed by questions. Most of us helped him illustrate why we need to listen more carefully, particularly to our clients and customers.
The 60 Second Round
Sarah Bell was adjudicating the award of the Oscar and kicked us off. She dismissed any suggestion of being further associated with Canvey Island other than admitting that last week she had visited and successfully returned.
Sarah Steel by contrast positively espoused Grimsby. The people who inhabit the place are apparently known as Grimsberians. She also had a successful week picking up two substantial clients.
Vincent Goode’s theme was the “Silent Partner” which he initially enacted by becoming almost silent. He returned however in full voice to identify the silent partner as being the humble business card which he can suitably produce, be a defining document.
Paul Dulieu treated us to verse. He aspired to Poet Laureate. That, however, is far too grand. Doggerel Dulieu would be unfair but perhaps he would consider The Brentwood Rhymester.
Toby Acton, the temperature now at 41 degrees, told us that we should all reverse engineer. Design your business around a lifestyle you aspire to. Sitting as he was in Dubai who could possibly disagree.
Alan Moller was back in his van zooming to us. It was sheer theatre when someone tried to move him on. His camera was pointing to the ceiling of the van for a long time thereafter.
Simon Essex gave us his much-anticipated news that a film crew were attending The Greenhouse today to see if a verdant version of The Repair Shop can be made. Get down there if you can and best of luck Simon!
Sarah’s choice this week was Dean Caldon who was finally anticipating exchanges and completions on those transactions that were kickstarted in May. Well done Dean!
Synergy Team Meeting:
Monday at the George and Dragon saw the Business to Consumer Group led by Richard Reed actually meeting. Of course only six of us but we had a really good one.
10-minute presentation by Terry Maylin
Terry Maylin served up a Personal Injury Mezze. “Slippers, Trippers and Crashers.” Look out for disfigured people, ask them, “What happened?” and then send them on to Terry, even if it is just for a consultation to get their claim assessed.
It started with rain and finished in full sunshine. A great way to start a Thursday!