ALL EBF Meetings are currently cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus COVID19 Governmental advice.
We apologise for this inconvenience and hope to return to our regular weekly meetings as soon as possible.
In the absence of my usual EBF fix :
- I did not get up at 5am
- I did not experience the vagaries of the English weather
- I did not have the opportunity of appreciating the lighter mornings
- I did not network from 6.a.m onwards and
- I did not enjoy the glories of a full English Breakfast.
And of course the Meeting itself with all its stimulating offerings of the 60 Second Round or an inspiring 10 Minutes.
So how are you all doing!?
Terry Maylin and myself have battened down the hatches but we are open for business. Our office telephone number is inter changeable between home and the office, and we will continue to do what we do best thanks to the benefit of the VOIP
Now that I understand what VOIP is I am in awe of Stuart Smallcombe and LG Networks.
Paul Booth obviously has time on his hands and has used it fruitfully with his recent email that offers advice and services that are directly relevant to our present situation.
If you need to relax Brian Painter would rather you did it without taking up smoking again. Stave off the urges, try to sleep by counting dangerous chemicals jumping over Benson and Hedges.
Remember you don’t need to visit our Pilgrim with arachnophobia; learn to embrace it and get a website from Scott Griffiths.
If a lack of networking means you are being forced to give out more business cards than usual you can always turn to the Mayor of Gants Hill.
Who’s to Blame?
For once in English History, it’s not the Pope. Of course it’s the Chinese. Bats should well and truly remain in the belfry. Think of the humble bat catcher. It is a short working day, he starts at dusk and finishes when it’s dark.
Panicking shoppers. Shopping has always been an ambivalence of mine. I only hope that the panic byers remember the respective uses of bog roll and pasta and don’t get them mixed up.
You know when there’s “…trouble at Mill..” when the Chancellor of the Exchequer gives away £20 million and more as an afterthought to his Budget.
EBF has always bought into (dare I say it) the BNI Epithet of “givers gain”. We must continue to support each other. The Members email is an excellent contact point and email a way of passing referrals while we have no meeting…..Use It! Also our WhatsApp group is working well.
I imagine that amidst the gloom and doom there must be some good news like the cancelling of The Eurovision Song Contest; please share the good news with us and comment on this Blog.
Finally, it is hopeful that using technology we may well be able to conduct some kind of virtual networking meeting next week, so watch this space and hopefully those members with a webcam or smartphone can join us online.