Keen as mustard; 24 finally mustered. Sarah Bell was 3rd to Join proving she can be an early riser given the right motivation.
The Performance League
Allan Moller is up front after the first week. His sofa appears to be inspirational.
Vince Lombardi (he of the Superbowl) said: “quitters never win: winners never quit”. Not only was it a banal comment but as Stuart Smallcombe pointed out, he was wrong.
Stuart’s message was that in fact strategic quitting can be a mark of success. Don’t carry on with something that is not working. Know when to say no!
When I first joined this illustrious group the Ed Slot was something to get over with at the beginning of the agenda. Now it is becoming an inspirational focus for all of our meetings.
The bar has been set very high for whoever is educating us next week.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
After much thought the committee has approved the renewed membership of Richard Reed and Terry Maylin. It must be at least 10 years of membership for each of these chaps now.
The 60 Second Round
It was Alan Moller awarding the Oscar this week. He told us of his dismay at having to travel to distant Ashford and then find an iffy installation. He beat a hasty retreat.
Nick Cooke showed us photographs of a ladies bedroom which was situated immediately below her sagging chimney breasts. She had to move out of the bedroom whilst Nick produced his magic beam.
Stuart Smallcombe, fresh from his Ed Slot triumph has been blogging about WANs and LANs. You have got to read it to fully appreciate it.
Simon Essex was confronted this week by a young man who wanted a plant that would have the same effect as Oysters. Presumably said young man wanted it to make the partner violently sick. I think Simon said he was sick.
The Mayor of Gants Hill was singing the phrases of his mugs….you think it we drink it!
Acton Man read a glowing testimonial which could have been written with 60 seconds in mind. He acknowledged he was being self-indulgent but, it was an exceedingly good testimonial.
Ben Golding mentioned the C word…disappointing.
Matt Barry introduced various background visuals that looked good. However, the Oscar winner was Blake Hammond who spent the whole meeting on a desert island complete with waves breaking on the sand and a Palm Tree; all rather fashionably set off by Blake wearing his cap and hoodie. You can’t be too careful when you go out of the house. Always wrap up and you will never catch a cold.
All-round an entertaining 60 second round.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths tried to explain the dark arts of collating the points for the Performance League. I am afraid they remain dark arts.
10-minute presentation by Nathan Howson
This saw Nathan Howson give a confident debut performance; if nothing else it stimulated several offers of 1-2-1s and hopefully some referrals.
Referrals and Testimonials round
Following the excellent 10-minute presentation, a busy round of sharing new referral opportunities and “thank-you for the business” messages. Although the numbers weren’t collated and calculated, it felt like a busy week for our members with lots shared amongst each other.
Good meeting. Smashing ed slot and great 10 minutes Nathan.
Another Thursday morning delight! Great to see you all and thoroughly enjoyed the speakers today.
Well done to the chap who did the Ed Slot. Nice to see he didn’t give up half way through. Good to know what makes Nathan tick. Have a great week everyone, and happy new year to Richard
Happy New Year Vince.
Thanks for your comments on my Ed slot. Have a great weekend everyone.
Outstanding Ed slot Mr Smallcombe and a great 10-minute presentation from Nathan. A thoroughly enjoyable meeting as always folks, have a great week.
Another top-notch meeting, with a superb bunch of people. Great Ed Slot Stuart and a really interesting 10 minutes Nathan. Have a good weekend everyone!
That Ed slot just shows the quality of people we have in this group- it was outstanding.
Well done Nathan on your first 10 minute presentation great to hear more about what your company does and how we can look for work for you, good attendance, well done all !
Our usual high standard of meeting with some good advise given in the “Ed” slot and an informative 10mts from Nathan. Most enjoyable.
I’m late to the party here again but yes a great meeting. Very important Ed Slot from Stuart and a fantastic debut 10 minutes from Nathan
Another great meeting brilliant Ed Slot from Stuart and great 10 minutes from Nathan see you all on Thursday.