Apparently the Summer is over although some Members are still on holiday presumably either in sunnier or snowier climes, 22 Members arrived at the Meeting as light crept into the sky. Spring is certainly in the air.
The Performance League
This month’s Performance League is currently headed by Scott Griffiths with Howard Bullock and Toby Acton in pursuit. This week will be critical.
Nick Cooke arrived in a clatter but nonetheless ready to do the Ed Slot. His theme was the importance of making CV.s, letters and emails not only legible but grammatically accurate.
New Member Induction
Kieron Peaty is now a fully-fledged Member and was suitably inducted. Welcome Kieron.
This was nothing to do with Membership to Essex Business Forum. One of the charities we support is the Scout Group of which Scott Griffiths is a Member. Help and assistance including financial donations from Terry Maylin led to his being inducted as an honorary member into the Scout Group. He had to stick three fingers up in the air when he received the neck scarf and woggle…or is it Toggle. Anyway, he looked resplendent and wore it for the rest of the meeting.
The 60 Second Round
Nick Cooke’s job of the week came from a client who had a tree that was disturbing the neighbours and he had been referred by a tree surgeon.
Kieran Peaty’s first 60 seconds as a member had him asking us to refer people to his website where he has posted various useful articles.
Ben Golding told us about Nikki, a lady who was wanting to earn extra money to enable her to take her husband to the Maldives for a special wedding anniversary. He did not indicate whether she was bringing him back or not.
Simon Essex is going “national”. He placed an office manager in Suffolk, so referrals for any part of the UK should be fine.
Terry Maylin told of how he managed to get a court order giving “a property” back to an owner who had “lost it”. Something to do with a wound up company.
Saj Sreedharan is looking forward to Mother’s Day.
Marcelle Saad told us about an ultra-rare 88-carat oval diamond that was apparently discovered in Botswana worth Thirty Million. She does deal in cheaper diamonds, however.
On the theme of CV’s referred to in the ED Slot, Ellen Beckenham suggests that her business is a paragon of spelling. They even spell asbestos correctly which is apparently not always the case.
For Brian Painter, it was a first. His mention of a request for smokers to “be cured” was delivered without a hint of gore and relatively speaking was probably uplifting. The stimulating nicotine was stimulating in his desire to rid the world of the evil weed.
John Freeman produced a “tour de force” explaining how this week he was painting on the fourth floor on the south facing apartment. He was down to his underpants and stood on the window sill to reach certain areas with his paint brush. From the outside all that anybody would see was an area between the top of his torso and his knees. No problem therefore about him being recognised, he was in an area where nobody would know his face.
Scott Griffiths was the one who has had real time to kill this week. He crafted a poem that sung his praises in the preparation and delivery of websites; a very well deserved Oscar.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 22 Members present
- 27 Referrals made
- £92,000.00 worth of business written this month, watch this space next week
- Scott Griffiths won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Tina Walker
A well delivered 10 minute from the multi-talented Tina Walker. In explaining the full extent of what she can do for members, there seemed to be a resonance, especially with some of our newer members which will hopefully lead to further referrals in the very near future. Certainly, metaphorically she looked as if she was standing up.
Apologies to Tina, I had a tight deadline to meet today, looking forward to seeing you all next week
Really good meeting today and great fun too amazing amount of business recorded by the group too.
Nice to see Terry getting his scarf.
Excellent Ed slot from Nick Cooke.
Tina with a phenomenal presentation, I’d definitely would like you to add the “answer the wife’s call” as part of your package.
See everyone next week.
Great fun meeting and thanks to Scott and his merry band for making me an honorary member of Brentwood scouts, plenty of referrals and business passed today, well done Tina on a polished performance.
Great Meeting as always see you all next week.
well done Tina for your presentation and to Scott for the Oscar, well deserved. Good lively meeting again, see you all next week
Sorry i missed it, see you all next week.
Following Nick’s ed slot, I hope members will now write reports and emails like wot he done. Well done,Tina, for your presentation. I suggest to members that when you take a vacation, leave your phones and laptops (multiple in David’s case) at home and let Tina take the strain, she is excellent. Well done,Scott, for your poem, the applause indicated it was very good, pity I couldn’t hear ir even though my “ears” were turned up to full volume!
Thanks Brian. I’m not going to let such an invite pass and so here is a copy of my poem for you…
The content is ready , with every I dotted,
And thoroughly edited with all typos spotted.
The photos are taken; they’re so crisp and clear,
Ready to be shared to visitors far and near.
But all this great content wont matter a lick,
If the gorgeous site crumbles at the very first click.
The site must have scale, and it has to have speed,
And it must be secure, if its all to succeed.
With Eseyo hosting you get all that and more,
So when its time to go live, you now know whats in store.
Your site has been onboarded, load tested and cached;
We’ve slammed it with traffic and not once has it crashed!
Firewalls and malware scans have locked it down tight
And your site can be backed up any time day or night
Your WordPress website development works like a breeze
So your business can grow and drive revenue with ease.
Its not just the hosting where Eseyo thrive
We design and build all kinds of websites, and keep them alive.
Whatever your project, or budget or idea,
Give eseyo a call, and we’ll make the fog clear
I found myself nodding all through Nick’s education-slot. I get quite irked by poor grammar on email and letters!
Well done to Tina & Scott!
A fantastic tool that I use every day is grammarly.com. You install it for free, and then it helps you to improve your writing and spelling. Like Microsoft Word spellecheck, but everywhere you go and much better!
It’s been an excellent month for business passed and new members, our group is growing. A very polished presentation from Tina, best so far, and Scott excelled himself with that poem for his 60 seconds. Well done to all.
Another great meeting. Welcome to Kieron and well done to Terry. Great 10 mins from Tina – loved hearing how Liberty was born…
By the way everyone, I need loads and loads of referrals from the group because I told my girlfriend about Marcelle’s huge diamond and her eyes lit up! I gotta earn some serious cash now!
Thanks, Scott, for the poem, a worthy Oscar winner. Howard, were you nodding in approval during Nick’s rendering or ‘cos you were going to sleep?
I promise to do my best and duty to EBF members and the queen and to help other members get referrals. Sorry Scott I want a scarf. Ha ha.
Great meeting and really good 10 minutes Tina.
Wow Scott that is quite an amazing poem! Very well earned Oscar!
Tina I am so sorry I did not get to hear your 10 mins. I will have my ears open for any jobs I can send your way.
All the best everyone.
It’s a late response from me guys, sorry, slipped through the net, it was a great meeting though, congrats to Terry 😊, a very good 10-minute presentation from Tina, it looks like the bard may have some competition from Scott 😉, and you just had to mention painting in me pants didn’t ya lol.
Congratulations Keiran for becoming a member and Terry too for your merits. Was on holiday last week but looking forward to this weeks meet.
Sorry for late response, like John this one slipped through the net!! Tina’s presentation was spot on and I think clearly showed everyone her capabilities and professionalism. Well done Scott on the Oscar. Great Ed slot by Nick…. as always. Looking forward to tomorrows meeting 🙂