It all started out so well. Colin O’Connor appeared for the first time as a fully-fledged member and no sooner had congratulations fallen from our lips than we embarked on further congratulations to the Mayor of Gants Hill for embracing the “new middle age”. He was not sure how he liked his future birthdays to fall behind a “6”.Try a queue at Tesco’s and you will soon learn that “6” is nothing !!!
The Performance League
Howard Bullock comfortably won May’s contest – well done Howard.
He won in a month that had 59 referrals passed and £52,810.00’s worth of business recorded. A really good effort by all members in these times of shut down.
Ben Golding took charge today and warned us of the use of “ums” and “errs”. As an expression signifying the prelude to a search for the right word, it is acceptable; but as a sign of not being quite sure what you are going to say next, it is to be discouraged. The message is, prepare your presentations carefully to avoid slipping into an um and an err fest.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Terry Maylin confirmed that Matt Barry was up for renewal which he has applied for. Colin was confirmed as a new member and Sarah Bell’s application is in the pipeline.
The 60 Second Round
Just when we thought everything was going swimmingly one or two of us found our screens froze and we could not all hear each other. To say that this made no difference would be to belittle the quality of the meeting and its participants. If you are missed out by me in describing the 60-second contributions this might well be because what you had to say was boring but alternatively, it could be that I just did not hear your contribution.
I definitely heard Nick Cooke who was awarding the Oscar this week. Business has taken off in the last week or so and there have been plenty of steel beams to be designed but the highlight of his week appears to have been serious movement discovered by him in a house in Billericay.
Stuart Smallcombe was talking FTTP (Fibre to the premises). Given the way my internet connection appears to be working, I could do with a little FTTP.
Dean Caldon is also busy; properties are flying out as quickly as they are flying in.
Colin O’Connor has noted the Health and Safety wheel is starting to turn. For breaches leading to serious injury, a company has recently been fined £1.1m.
Paul Booth is looking for NatWest customers who don’t currently have bookkeeping software, he can sort you out.
Terry Maylin is looking out for landlords who need to know when the moratorium on serving possession proceedings ends.
I believe Vincent Goode showed lots of screenshots, which is impressive for a man of his age, but which I did not see and therefore cannot comment on further. By this time I was frozen out. Apparently John Freeman rescued a dropped mobile phone from behind the radiator which so impressed Nick Cooke he awarded him the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Toby Acton
Toby Acton is someone I wish I had come across earlier in my career. He defines wealth as not only money but time and relationship. “ask not what you can do for your business but your business can do for you”. It might be a straight forward approach and like all good messages, seems blindingly obvious but of course, it is not. It was when he started talking about client avatars that mind started drifting. Are they blue creatures with long tails. I did not dare ask.
Great meeting this morning & fantastic presentation from Toby!
Time to work on my ‘UM’s’ and ‘Er’s’ 😁
See you all next week
Sorry I could be with you today but have had a business meeting through zoom with a client who starts at 5 am and wanted a chat at 7.30. This is a very large business combined client as in size of business rather than size of person. It all sounds as if the meeting went well even if some did fall on deaf ears.
Sorry to miss the meeting this morning. I was filling my face with cake! Have a good week everyone and see you next week.
Great meeting and ten minute presentation . Can not wait till we can all meet in person .
Well done all and sorry i had to leave early and missed your 10 minutes Toby I’m sure it was excellent!
I also missed finding out who won the most errs and umms!
Good job on winning the Oscar John Freeman.
see you all next week
Great meeting… really enjoyed it…
I know I am guilty of being an ummer and an errer – I have always told myself that it is a sign of intelligence, but ummm maybe I am kidding myself!
As always, lots of fun. Great presentations by Ben & Toby
Great 10 minutes Toby interesting ed slot BenBen and of course another great zoom meeting. See you all next week stay safe
Um, err Ben , well what um can I err say except to confirm that we all have a lot of work to do in that area. A very professional 10mts from Toby, as you would expect preceded by a member renewal (Matt) and a new member in attendance (Colin and Aileen), welcome.
Great meeting everyone.
Good ed slot,Ben Ben, I wonder if it will make any difference? I saw little of the meeting ,cos the internet (or what ever) in my area. caught the virus, members’ faces froze with the most weird expression. The members’ 60 seconds sounded like they were talking in to a microphone which kept cutting out. lets hope for better luck next week. Keep safe, keep in and be like Dad, keep Mum
Great input from Ben-Ben and Toby.
Well done all. Sorry my 60 secs ran over, will do 30 secs next week. Umm err…