The early birds amongst us arrived at around 6.a.m. This week we arrived in the daylight. 25 Members were finally present together with a visitor for the second time, Dan Wright. He has made an application to join. Another hectic meeting in prospect.
The Performance League
There are 3 members in the group who have so far managed to collect more than 200 points this month, and the current leader is Scott Griffiths. He collates the figures as well. It would be churlish to make any unfair allegations when he is the one who also has to deal with what is a tedious task. Thanks to Scott keeping up the regular flow of statistics, in particular, the Performance League.
David Plumley’s absence meant the assigned presenter was not available. Scott Griffiths, in multitasking mode used it as plea ta o all members to produce information for him in the third person about themselves so that he could put this out on Facebook and in Tweets. Lets all respond to this call to arms.
New Member Induction – welcome Tim Heard
Always a pleasure and becoming a little more regular is the Induction process. This week our newest member Tim Heard was the recipient of the EBF Goodie Bag. Tims profile will be added to the website very soon…
The 60 Second Round
Kieran Peaty kicked off and once again used his 60 Seconds to generally inform us about who he was and what he does, After today he will not be the newest Member.
Kevin Radford talked of asparagus and ssomehowmanaged to relate this to wanting contractors to service for their insurance needs. Consistent with his title of The Bard of Hadleigh he did produce a little ditty at the end of his presentation.
Things are starting to get back to normal!
John Freeman (aged 50) has a van problem which will take a few days to sort out. A new one is coming apparently. Local jobs (very local) for the next few days.
Ashley Bermange used his new corporate model, our very own Alan Moller who sported his new Polo Shirt with corporate logo and went so far as to pull on a fleece jacket similarly adorned. It might have been better if he had walked up the centre of the room, but the terminology “silk purse and sows ears” should be borne in mind Attractive sensible clothing for the working man was written all over it.
Toby Acton was the first of the Smoked Salmon Set who along with Smokin’ Simon was devoid of this processed fish product this week. Try harder next week guys. I do not want to lose these opportunities of taking the piss. Anyway, back to the 60 second tips from Toby. He mentioned peer monitoring as part of his product; he has plenty of local talent to call upon, Southend, Clacton and a particular favourite of mine, Cromer. I hope I haven’t got the wrong end of the stick here.
Matt Barry was all branding and presentation. He made particular reference to the “use of tools” which is nothing more than most employers have to put up with.
Simon Essex tarted up his scrambled eggs up with bacon, in the absence of smoked salmon. He is looking for a news reporter.
Terry Maylin was emphasising the importance of doing credit checks on your own clients as well as the opposition. In retrospect, this seemed to link up with my 60 Seconds, the benefit of having Directors Guarantees would be brought sharply into focus by credit searches being done with any potential new customers.
Nick Cooke turned detective this week when viewing cracks in the ceiling of a property that his clients were looking to buy. The seller had even tried to cover up the cracks. No wool was pulled over Nick’s eyes and he declared subsidence!!! “When all obvious possibilities have been exhausted…”
Stuart Smallcombe was the first of the Naughty Corner to stand up. Customers might want a Rolls Royce set up but their location would dictate whether or not this is possible, not protestations about the quality of the product of itself.
Vince Goode demonstrated his multi-talented life. The Mayor of Gants Hill disclosed his tap dancing expertise, he even produced the shoes and sat down with a view to putting them on. I have to say, notwithstanding the distance they did not look to me as if they would fit .Fortunately he was bailed out by the bell. All of this was something to do with business cards but I can’t quite remember what!
Howard Bullock was content to tell us that he was busy but he is writing a play which might be the subject of next week’s 60 seconds.
Tim Heard’s first 60 seconds as a member alluded to bedrock and tablets of stone with a indication to his potential customers to get out of the Stone Age and engage his services.
Jill Willis told the tale of a customer who was looking to invest in growth. They ignored her fundamental piece of advice, namely to get their story right first. We therefore heard about “stories” and “journeys ”. They should have taken her advice in the first place.
Allan Moller finally delivered his 60 Seconds. Fresh from his stint of modelling for Ashley, he was talking outside lighting jobs. Transformers came into is somewhere which might have meant that he has been frittering his working day away at the cinema.
The Winner of Oscar however was Scott Griffiths. Having been involved in the controversy of the Performance League points, he then went on to select Kevin Radford as his ideal punter. Kevin Radford of course was awarding the Oscar and duly did so to Scott.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 25 Members present
- 1 visitor in attendance
- 33 Referrals
- £20,000.00 worth of business recorded
- Oscar Winner Scott Griffiths
10-minute presentation by Saj Sreedharan
He produced music as well as a slide show.
The slide show allowed him to let the Flowers do the talking. There is a good reason for this. Interesting information was how to get Lilies to be open for funerals and he produced a floral pig’s head which must have been some sort of acknowledgement of endearment for a funeral. What will they think of next…
Excellent 10 minutes Saj and well done Tim for a brilliant first 60 seconds as a member, but for the nepotism Tim should have won the Oscar, great to see such positive numbers at the meeting, keep up the good work!
Top of the list, that’s a first. Thanks Ashley for the work wear, looks like you can polish a t__d after all!, Congratulations Tim on becoming a member and to Saj for his 10 minutes, have a great weekend all
Thats not my blog……
Funny place to have a door…
Welcome to Tim.
Loved the background music to Saj’s presentation. A nice touch!
Great 10 minute presentation from Saj, It worked well in his favour as it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Welcome to Tim, always great to have a new memeber join.
Great 10 minutes Saj! Thanks for making it an excellent meeting everyone.
That’s not my 60 seconds….
More new members. more referral opportunities. more business growth. more laughs!
Absolutely brilliant meeting today really enjoyed the whole vibe. Exactly one year ago I visited for the first time and I knew I had to join this great group of business people whom are down to earth. I’m so glad that audience enjoyed the presentation and many thanks for the orders.
Tim sixty seconds was brilliant (yabba dabba do) and it’s also good to see Dan joining us.
I’ll hopefully see you all next week when it’s brighter in the morning.
Saj great 10 minutes and also loved the background music plenty of laughs.. Welcome to Tim and see you all next week.
So I missed a great meeting but
Someone has to occupy the sun beds on the beach in sunny Tenerife
Excellent 10mins pres Saj, i liked the music myself, welcome to Tim, good meeting all, see you all next week 🙂
Great meeting , Well done to Scott for being top of the leader board. Great presentation Saj. This is fantastic networking group a lot of business pasted again this week between members
Really enjoyed yesterday, Saj, pleasure as always to see you speak about your passion for flowers. Please remember everyone I am looking for a News Reporter. Also everyone’s name seems to be highlighted on Blue in the blog but me. I am sad.
Sorry Simon but its random when the blog picks which names to turn into links. If you dont get linked next week i’ll do it manually for you after!
Looking forward to the next opening of the front door !!!!
Sorry I didn’t get to show you my moves, it’s amazing how quick 60 seconds goes when you’re preparing for a good old stomp. I was even going to throw in some jazz hands. ps thanks for saving me Dean 🙂
Another entertaining hour and a half , great company, great breakfast and great business passed. Thank you for my 5 referrals which is why I am still working on a sunny Friday afternoon. Enjoyed your 10 minutes Saj and welcome to Tim and Dan.
I’m a bit late to the party here but thank Saj for an excellent “son et lumiers” presentation, welcome to Tim and here’s hoping the smoked salmon is back this week!
Welcome to Tim (sorry it’s a bit late!) and sorry to Saj I was not there to hear the music!