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A much improved turnout showed 23 Members in attendance braving the darkness and the fog.
Not only is David Plumley back but he took charge of delivering the words of wisdom. Having just had my flu jab I was sympathetic to his theme of how to avoid infections but of course he was talking about computers. Those who attempt through the use of malware to mess with our computers are known as “scum bags”. David devised various ways of spotting scum bags but his message was that if you were not sure, pass it to him for his advice. In this instance self-advertisement was acceptable given the very useful and informative nature of his talk.
The 60 Second Round
Vincent Goode was the adjudicator for the Oscar for having won the trophy last week. He opened with a question and answer session about essential parts of his business. It might have been worthy of an Oscar but we will never know.
Allan Moller having arrived fashionably late and through a mouthful of granola told us how he had been successful with his NIC inspection.
Rupert Miles proudly displayed his new badge whilst telling us of the progress he had made over recent months with attendance at his seminars.
Ben Golding, once again without piggy, explained how a lady called Nikki on maternity leave might well be able to give up her day job.
From Nikki we went to Nick Cooke, his message was that despite misunderstandings by clients or the urge to knock people down on price it was important to do the job properly and thoroughly and at a fair price(I’m not the cheapest), which he does.
Terry Maylin illustrated how it was “an ill wind……” by pointing out that of 5 new possession cases in this week 4 arose from the client trying to do it himself first!!
Stuart Smallcombe was in philosophical mood. He compared the benefits of copper wire with wireless; one was faster and securer. Put your answers in reply to this Blog.
Kevin Radford told us about his new mantra “you don’t know what you don’t know”. Many people nodded sagely. I haven’t the slightest idea what he was talking about.
Tina Walker felt constrained not to mention the “C” word and explained the virtues of employing her whilst you were enjoying what has come to be described as the “Festive Season”. Personally I feel that being forced to spend even a day in the company of people you dislike and having to pretend to be jolly gets nowhere close to being “Festive”.
I think a theme of the 60 second round this week was that there are many things I did no understand. Kevin Radford previously as described, Saj Sreedharan is mixing flowers with alcohol. It appeared from what he said to be a good thing. I am still trying to make the connection to alcohol and flowers although both are nice.
Mike Rogers is back. He is in his 29th year. That is not age but the length of time he has been in the business. His advice was that you can look for the cheapest mortgage deal, but it’s service standards that can count for a lot if you are in a long chain.
Scott Griffiths also managed to leave me puzzled by using the term BOT. I thought it was something to do with your anatomy but apparently its to do with robots and children…so I have subsequently been informed.
Two speakers had a similar theme at least on the face of it. Howard Bullock told of setting up trusts. Jill Willis told of the importance of trust and building it when you build your business.
David Plumley once again led us to his door by explaining that there are lots of types of cloud storage with many and differing benefits and detriments…yes you’ve got it, see him about it for advice.
Jill Willis’s theme of the importance of trust was illustrated by Matt Barry. He told of long term relationships, losing clients who then come back when they learn the value your services by comparison with other providers. His 60 second won him the Oscar, well done Matt.
A 60 Seconds Round that drives me to humbug can’t be all bad.
This weeks statistics and points of note
- 23 Members present
- £18,000 worth of Business recorded
- 26 Referrals
- Dean Caldon winner for the Performance League for the month of August.
- Matt Barry won the Oscar
10-minute presentation by Matt Barry
Stability returned with David Plumley back in the driving seat. He introduced Matt Barry who produced an incomparable slide show. Its what he does I suppose but it was very professional. He gave an interesting explanation of his background and how he is where he is. We all understood his business a little bit better as a result of his presentation. Excellent Performance.