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Another good turn out with 24 Members present and one guest Saj Sreedhakan a florist who has put in an application to join our merry band.
David Plumley went all philosophical on us this week. The metaphor was related to marriage. Reminiscent of a past president of the United States of America asked not whether you have found the right person for your partner to be ask rather whether you are the right person for them.
The same approach can be applied to making a business connection and you should make sure that you make any perspective client or customer aware of your interests even if it ids Mongolian knitting. This sort of thing can cement business partnerships as well.
As the meeting progressed the Mongolian knitting became something of a theme together with a small turtle that is found in the Mary River in Australia. I have to own up to introducing this side issue which was also referred to on various occasions. Not only has this turtle got green punk hair on the top of his head but he is one of several species of “bum breathing” turtles which breath under water using specialised glands in their reproductive organs. Apparently the stylish green hair do is just algae growing on its head. It might not surprise anybody that this particular species has now been declared endangered. Apparently Australians are quite keen on having them as pets. Well ! having got that off my chest we moved on to the 60 second round.
The 60 Second Round
Our 2 newest members were quite rightly trying to give us an idea of the extent of the services they provide. Kelly Walker indicated that not only can they deal with vehicle finance and sourcing vehicles as a package, they can also source vehicles where the customer is paying cash.
Sid Barratt offers a Fire Safety Courses, Fire Risk Assessment and supplies Fire Extinguishers. What would it take to break this factual soul bearing. Alan Shaw of course. It was however interesting to learn that Turners House is going for some renovation and trying to return it to its original layout. Architects are involved in this project, Alan Shaw is an architect…so there’s your connection. So how did the School of Whimsy otherwise fair. Well they were on good form. Nick Cooke has apparently been f the MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, or was it East Basildon and South Thurrock to help showcase engineering in his constituency. Brian Painter, whilst perhaps less Whimsical did have a good client to tell us about, a lady with a fear of people being sick. Apparently when she was a young child somebody sitting next to her threw up all over her. Dian appears to be getting into the swing of things in revealing the nauseating and not even managing to get onto what you are poisoning yourself with if you have a cigarette. It’s nice to see the School of Whimsey coming back after several weeks of what I can only describe as on topic.
On message B……s. We seem to have come back round to the small Australian Punke Turtle.
Not only was Kelly Walker and Sid Barret positively on message but Ben Golding also stared of to the reference Cash Back Card but did finish talking about Ed Sheerin and a way in which you can get to meet and greet him. So far so many ways to be transported to the rather chaotic musings of our members when Richard Reed stood up with some genuine 5* deals in various parts of the world we had all had something of a sensory overload. I am sure he will remind us in emails later on in the week however, of the fantastic locations available to us all. If by this time in the round there was any thought of us falling behind the 8 ball time wise, Mike Rogers our noble bellman probably set a record of 9 seconds in standing up and sitting down and in between indicating that he was a mortgage broker.
Terry Maylin regained us with a debtor who he managed to start out on the worst of possible terms and finished up on the best possible terms. He also reorganised the repayment of the debt.
Kevin Brooks was dressed to work rather than dressed to kill but it was all a prelude to a stag event in Barcelona. John Hammond was also dressed in flam proof gear for the job he is currently doing to the extent that he had some rather fine blue braces keeping his fire proof trousers secured. I can confess that I was not in the slightest bit jealous.
Alan Moller distinguished between detectors for commercial business and for domestic situations. Commercially it’s called a fire alarm in the domestic situation it is referred to as a smoke alarm. I suppose it’s just an illustration that there can be no smoke without fire but it was a tantalising intro to the 10 Minute Presentation that he would be giving later.
So who won the Oscar. It was the lady who explained that Rum was first made by Caribbean Slaves then discovered by the Navy and it was only in 1970 that they stopped providing the tot for the sailors. All very cockle warming but on reflection the purpose of the tot for the Navy was to ensure that when cannon balls wrenched limbs of the bodies of our Jolly Jack Tars they had so much alcohol inside them that they carried on fighting, it was the regaling of this information by Jo Eastwood that won her the Oscar. Well done Jo.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 24 Members present
- 1 guest soon to be a member
- Business recorded £25,500.00
- 21 Referrals
- Some turtles can breathe through their genitals.
10-minute presentation by Alan Moller
Alan Moller treated us to a back to basics approach. Having briefly explained how he is where he is business wise he then handed out copies of blank Electrical Installation Certificates. What do you think he did next?
He went through the documents with us. He managed by a combination of attention to detail and boring us into submission to illustrate why we should go to him. He clearly knows what he is doing, We would never be able to do it. It was a very clear explanation as to why we should always use a fully trained electrical electrician to do work in our houses and indeed he clearly fits the bill and is someone we can recommend with confidence.