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18 Members saw a return to the 60 second round with Referrals and Testimonials passed after the end of the 10-minute presentation. This
return to the “normal” was accompanied by threat of “bell and muting” (sounds like a medieval form of torture and it has to be said that red hot pokers had been discussed in this context)
The Mayor or Gants Hill delivered an entirely appropriate piece on 60 Second presentations with the emphasis on “plan ahead” and “stay on topic” ringing in our ears. It was not surprising that the following 60 second round was something of a baby crocodile of a round (short and snappy)
The 60 Second Round
Brian Painter as Oscar adjudicator went first telling of two clients who had developed a phobia about driving on motorways. One even went as far as not to drive over bridges. He has my sympathy on this one, everyone knows that Trolls live beneath bridges. That’s not a phobia!!
Howard Bullock explained that he is as conscious of tax implications when he gives advice to clients who want to withdraw funds as well as when they want to invest.
Toby Acton mentors a lot of diverse businesses and promptly recited at great speed a list which almost demonstrated that 60 seconds is not enough.
Keiron Peaty’s tenders were going nowhere until he learned to tweak and now they are all coming back.
Mason Edwards, from a car seat somewhere near Stoke on Trent was looking forward to a long day out that would take in Coventry. Similarly, the Hammonds were also on the road; Blake replete with hoodie, cap and tiredness.
Both Kevin Radford and Colin O’Connor were both concerned with Director’s obligations arising from Health and Safety.
Sarah Steel was into “Interesting Facts” this week. “You’re not old until you are 83” and on a more mundane level, if you join The National Trust in Scotland its cheaper and it covers your access to all the car parks in England as well as Scotland. There was a sharp intake of breath all round at this revelation. Fortunately, most of us were muted…
The Oscar winner this week was Tina Walker for amongst other things being clear, concise and precise as to what she has been doing and does….and all in 60 seconds.
Meeting Secretaries Report
In Terry Maylin’s absence Scott Griffiths announced that Nathan the Builder had applied to join our merry band and that £20,000.00s worth of business had been recorded so far this month.
10-minute presentation by Alan Moller
This week’s came from what looked like a Sauna in a garden near you. At least that was almost everyone’s reaction on joining the meeting and seeing Alan Moller. In fact it was an ingenious location, a garden shed that Alan was helping convert. He showed us round demonstrating as he did the various electrical issues he was tackling, A novel and very effective way of exhibiting his talents and his enthusiasm. I am reliably informed that he was inspired to only utter 17 errs. He is at my place on Saturday and I can only hope he doesn’t turn it into an outside Broadcast.