On the day that the new £20 note was issued EBF had its ninth anniversary meeting. As befitting an annual celebration there was a great turnout. 25 Members and 4 Visitors.
Today was Simon Essex’s turn and he used the time at his disposal to set out important points for employers when they are interviewing candidates. He offered lots of good simple tips to make sure that the interview is a success but fundamental to the whole thing was for the employer to LISTEN and recognise that, although you he is interviewing the candidate and assessing him he must always be ready to sell his business to the candidate.
The 60 Second Round
It was Scott Griffiths who was awarding the Oscar so he kicked us off
Marcelle Saad, she was comprehensive in putting over the nature of her product. She offers an unbeatable range of stones both as to shape and quality and confirmed that as a wholesaler her prices are cheaper than retail jewellers.
Kieran Peaty appears to be coming to terms with a child in the house. He is on site at both Shenfield and Hutton today. The former he is managing; the latter he was just involved in the design and build.
Terry Maylin, anticipating landlords in the current economic climate looking to dispose of their buy to let properties, offered his expertise in removing the tenants.
If Terry Maylin was flexing his muscles as to what he could do Stuart Smallcome was positively displaying a “six pack” as to all of the advantages that he could bring to a company that suited VOIP. His warning however was that not all companies would be suited.
Mason Edwards has been to Iceland. This was not a shopping trip and he was held up there by storm Dennis. He was affected by the weather.
Ben Golding knows which way the wind blows. If you are in the Metropolitan Police and are looking to boost your income he can point to a copper he is assisting to earn about £2,000 per month extra selling the Utility Warehouse product.
Brian Painter had the client who could not turn off from work. In a couple of sessions he is trying to train him to metaphorically and therefore actually leave his business on the doorstep when he comes back from work. He was kind of picking up on Toby Acton’s warning that the advice he gives creates wealth but not just in monetary terms but in work / life balance. Could this be the beginning of a double act.
Any of the restaurants in Gants Hill Village, if they use the services of their mayor, will have very smart folders for presenting bills, menus etc. His lamination is second to none. Vincent Goode, as always, produced specimens and even got assistance from those sitting either side of him to hold up a poster.
I called out Paul as being the next 60 second presenter and 2 people stood up. We now have Paul Dulieu in our midst and I must be careful to avoid confusion in the future. This was emphasised when I asked Dean (anticipating Caldon) and our visitor Dean Vincent immediately stood up. It is one thing having Ben Golding named Ben Ben but that’s only one person and no confusion. The task for our members introducing visitors as the year goes forward is to make sure they have name that corresponds with an existing member. Good luck with “Aidan”
Howard Bullock started off by explaining how a client with too much money in his limited company was assisted by Howard in moving it into more suitable investments. As he delivered his dire warnings he was at the same time massaging Paul Booth in order to get him to say the right thing, at the right time, to illustrate his presentation. The sooner we get a masseur on board the better.
We heard from our visitors and accordingly a long 60 second round ended with the award of the Oscar to Howard Bullock.
Last week Vincent Goode had dressed up the Oscar into tu tu and matching head gear Scott Griffiths removed such feminine frippery and chose a theme from his scouting. He put round the neck of the Oscar the Scouts scarf which was unfortunately missing a woggle. The award was none the less valid.
This weeks statistics and points of note
25 Members present
£15,500 of business recorded.
Howard Bullock won the Oscar
Synergy Team Report
Richard Reed reported on the Business to Consumer meeting that took place on Monday. Once again a good attendance.
EBF Annual Review 2019/2020
In place of the 10 minute presentation I was pleased to be able deliver the annual review 2019/2020. It will appear on our website along with the annual statistics which were delivered by Scott Griffiths.
The awards were made following the members votes and the production of the years statistics. Every one was there to collect their awards, even Matt Barry via satellite link whilst downing a pint….one for each of his two awards!