23 finally turned up for the first meeting after Lockdown 2. It was little consolation that “Lockdown” is the most popular “New Word” in our language.
Scott Griffiths asked what we would do with one hour set aside simply for EBF matters. An EBF “Power Hour”. He suggested three areas we could all work on.
- Referrals – review the previous meeting, 60 secs and 10 mins and check what others are looking for. Also chase up referrals that you have already considered.
- Inviting Visitors – is there anyone to follow up. Look at the vacancies in the member’s section and see if anyone fits the bill.
- 1-2-1s- who have you not linked up with yet or recently, make the appointment.
If we all did this once a month we would all be better members!!!
The 60 Second Round
John Hammond was awarding the Oscar this week. What with Lockdown 2 and Scott’s Ed Slot ringing in our ears, if there was a theme it was a call to support each other.
Paul Dulieu emphasised the value of EBF in shutdown so far as support was concerned.
Nick Cooke pondered the implications of a house in Chelsea that had recently collapsed. Even expensive houses do, and what did he put this down to….lack of support.
Simon Essex was conscious of the need to support and be supported.
Tina Walker’s whole job of course is about support.
Alan Moller AKA Sofaman was not on a sofa this week but seemed to get enough support from his van’s seats to make it look as if he was sitting on a sofa.
And so to other contributions which were not necessarily demonstrating supportiveness.
Matt Barry has taken on a work experience intern.
The Mayor of Gant’s Gants Hill emphasised that even with Speed Print, speed was not everything and he even organised a telephone enquiry to emphasise the importance of availability even at 8.am in the morning.
Colin O’Connor can always be relied upon for an epithet or two. This week “the Good, the Bad and the Absolutely Rubbish”
The Oscar went to the most confusing/unconfusing presentation. Toby Acton quite rightly asserted that you don’t know what you don’t know and therefore are totally unaware of the unknown. Absolutely free he will unravel this mystery for business owners through a success analysis questionnaire. If you are still confused have a word with Toby. I think he should have won the Oscar but I really don’t know.
10-minute presentation by John Hammond
John Hammond produced a thoroughly professional presentation complete with voice over that everyone agreed was not Blake. We were transported between Nurse Call Systems, Design for Fire Alarm Systems, IP Camera Systems and even Access Control Systems. If he had told us that his mother’s name was Pearl and his father’s name was Dean we would have believed him. How could we have expected such quality when by way of intro he asked us what the cheese said when it looked in the mirror…Halloumi.
If John were to tell me now that by pressing a button a Gate would open I would definitely believe him.
Referrals and Testimonials
There seemed to be quite a few referrals flying around which is always good to see.
As always, a cracking meeting. Well done John H on your 10 minute presentation. It was really slick and informative. A useful Ed slot from Scott and congratulations to Toby on the oscar win. Have a good week, one and all, and see you next Thursday.
Sorry I missed you guys. Very busy week. Normal service will resume soon.
Well done John Hammond a very slick presentation! Good Ed slot Scott we all need to think a bit more about EBF during the time between meetings
Nice to see Brian back even if he was in sepia !
Great 10 minutes John . I have heard a lot of young people use the expression Well sick . Which I think is a good thing so the whole meeting was Well sick , as usual 🤪
Well done to Toby for winning the Oscar this week. The runner up definitely needs to up his game to see another appearance from Oscarina. John Hammond must be commended for the effort his put into his 10 minute presentation. They say never work with children or animals…. and he didn’t.
Great Ed Slot and great 10 minutes John H really interesting. see you all next week stay safe
John smashed it out of the park with the 10 minutes. loved it!
A Thursday morning joy as always and John, that was a cracking 10 minutes. See you next week
Great to be back and to see all your happy, smiling faces again. Top performances from John the secure, Scott and Toby. Well done Paul the elder for sprinting to the top of the performance league. FYI Terry, I’ve never been to Sepia, I don’t know where it is. Perhaps it was my fading Tenerife tan! Scott, is it possible to show the performance league with the blog?
I thought you had been to most places Brian- you have certainly been around a bit !!
Excellent meeting everyone. Well done to John on your presentation.
Great meeting as always. Very slick presentation from John. see you all next week.
Great to be back and to see all your happy, smiling faces. Top performances from John the secure, Scott and Toby. BTW Terry, I’ve never been to Sepia, I don’t know where it is. (Perhaps it is the left over Tenerife tan.) Well done, Paul the elder for sprinting to the top of the league. We’re all playing catch up. Scott is it possible to display the performance league on the blog? Enjoy the weekend.
Hi Brian, I’m afraid that the performance league data is too private for a public blog, that’s for members only.
Yet another excellent meeting. A very informative 10mts from John Hammond and a wake up call to all members from Scott followed our usual pre meeting banter. Congrats to Paul the elder on being top of the league.
Thankyou all for the great comments about my 10 minutes . I won’t tell you what it cost me for the wife to do the voice over. Great ED slot Scott See you all next week be . Let’s be careful out there and stay safe.
Congratulations John on a great presentation, Scott, how about posting the performance league on our whattsapp group instead?, just an idea.., have a great weekend all, cheers Alan
Great Ed Slot and a slick 10 minutes from John. Very pleased to win the Oscar – first time for a long time!
Looking forward to another great meeting next week