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This time it was dark when I arrived at the meeting. There were 21 Members present when the meeting started with one visitor Matthew Wildish.
Scott Griffiths was in multi-tasking mode and delivered the Ed Slot. His other involvement with the group is in relation to the creation and maintenance of our group’s website. His was a plea for more information. You should check your profile page and make sure that all the information has been given and is therefore available for a visitor to the site. We should all be checking our information and letting Scott know if there is anything further required. I suspect he is safe in asking that we don’t all do it at the same time.
Ideally, members should:
- Make sure that all of their contact information is correct
- Provide an interesting and engaging description of their business (if you’re struggling with this you have a free referral to Jill!)
- Make sure that they have all of their latest client testimonials added
- Supply up to 12 photos to feature in their photo gallery
- Supply up to 6 tweets written in the 3rd-person perspective about their business (140 characters max please)
- Supply a description of their business (short paragraph) to be published on Facebook
The 60 Second Round
This week, to be fair to the others, no mention of the School of Whimsy or the Naughty Corner.
Highlight for me of the round was Ben Golding, he rehearsed the various benefits that members get if you are a member of Utility Warehouse. There is a Gourmet Card and you get new led light bulbs that last for ever. In the event their longevity is called into question you could lie about the number of lights that you have in the house and double up the supply… serves to be ready for failures. Most importantly however and making the term “a lighting up” more appropriate, Ben produced his pink piggy which he flashed at us by way of emphasis. This brought forth a resounding cheer.
Alan Moller, always well turned out, apparently he used Gel. This helps with switches and the repelling of water…well it was something like that.
Tina Walker has also got an office this also brought forth a cheer.
John Hammond has been dealing with mental health institutions, this prepares him for dealing with an EBF meeting.
Ellen Beckenham was able to recite a client visit where the mixture of cement and asbestos created explosions and a £50,000.00 clean up. Apparently, she did not have to wear a mask.
Saj has been doing weddings and there is a Wedding Fair this coming weekend. It occurred to me that with a florist wife it was difficult to make the easy gesture of a bunch of flowers to celebrate an anniversary or even to say sorry. My suspicions were justified when in the referrals round he gave a referral to Marcelle.
Talking of Marcelle Saad, she was selling to us square diamonds, explaining the different types. I assume with the settings these are also square. It would never do to fit it into a round one!
Scott Griffiths was into metaphors. Building castles on a swamp that sank through lack of effective foundations, was the basis of a warning that proper hosting of a website was as important as its construction and this forms a good platform for successful operation. Not only did he multi task in the meeting but he waxed lyrical in his 60 seconds.
Jill Willis endorsed Scott’s approach by talking of clients tweeting that was not properly directed, apparently no analytics button pressed a waste of a £25,000.00 per annum budget.
Rupert was the awarder of the Oscar this week and he chose Dean Caldon’s explanations as to why he rejects certain potential clients.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 21 Members present
- 1 visitor
- 23 referrals
- £3,000.00 worth of business recorded
- Terry Maylin is the current leader in the EBF Performance League
- Dean Caldon won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Rupert Miles
This was Rupert Miles first. Ever enthusiastic he got us drawing lines on a piece of paper and revealing who we were and how we should be dealt with. Rupert is polished in everything he does and provided a very entertaining 10 minutes. On a sartorial note and in relation to his being polished, he was wearing black trainers and even they appeared to be polished…..a great performance.