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32 of us gathered which included 6 from last week, 2 new members and four others also. 3 of whom have applied to join. An optimistic start.
Ben Golding related a parable about an elephant camp and how big elephants were being tethered by small pieces of rope that should have proved ineffective. Conditioning from an early age alone kept them confined to the camp. You might not be able to describe an elephant but I know that you all know one when you see one. However, the extended metaphor is designed to make us consider that anything in this life is possible going forward…. Even if it allows us to be able to describe an elephant. My advice is to start with the trunk…
Terry Maylin reported that Neil Bellham and Alison Bean have applied and been accepted as Members. 3 other applications are pending.
The 60 Second Round
Today this round ceased to be eponymous and was limited to 45 seconds per person to accommodate increased numbers. Discipline was maintained and 60 seconds should be available next week for everyone.
First up was Marc Robinson, the Oscar adjudicator who talked of “gravity” yoga as if to acknowledge that he was taking it seriously.
Many members were anticipating the lifting of lock down, Mike Skinner wants to be there to video live events; Nick Cooke was lamenting being limited to designing “stuff” from afar; Mason Edwards was anticipating lots of building deep cleans; Neil Bellham wants to do smoking and BBQs and Mike Rodgers, if the map on the wall behind him was anything to go by, was looking to get out in the world.
Brian Painter has a new client with a flying phobia. I think that deeper hypnotherapeutic delving will find that as a child he didn’t even read Biggles
Toby Acton restrained himself from doing a deep dive, possibly he was distracted by Mason Edwards deep clean. Paul Dulieu however was not put off and explained that he had been doing deep dives into various web sites this week. The consensus was that it was the deep dive reference won him the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Matt Barry
Those who joined us for the first time last week did not experience this section of the meeting. Today they were treated to a master class of presentation, courtesy of Matt Barry who presented his business in epic style. Don’t worry newbies no one else does it better than him!!
On a personal note, I was pleased to hear him mention “Blue Sky Thinking” to counter balance “Deep Diving” and “Deep Cleaning”. Great effort Matt.
Referrals and Testimonials
If nothing else, this lively round demonstrated that there is a simple equation between more members and more referrals.