Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Each week in our BNI lunchtime meeting, I am expected to get up and tell other members and visitors a little bit about my work in a sixty second snapshot.
If you want to find out a bit more about our weekly meetings, skip to the bottom of this page.
Here's what I had to say this week:
"My name is Jon Ewing and I am from inframes.com ltd, a website design company from Reading.
"You should refer business to me because I can give you pretty much anything you see on someone else's website.
"Last week I had a call asking me to do exactly that. I look after the website for the actor and entertainer Allan Stewart and he told me to go and look at a banner ad for Littlewoods he'd seen on the AOL homepage.
"In the ad, there was a little carousel showing photos of models and you could place your cursor over one of the photos to slow down the animation, find out more about the outfit and of course click to make a purchase. Allan asked if I could replicate this effect to create a moving menu for his video page. I did and he was delighted with the results.
"In fact he emailed me to say 'I love it. You're very clever' and told me he'd be sending me a DVD of even more video to include on the site just to make the most of his new toy.
"So this week I'd like you to refer me to anyone who'd like to add a video or animation to their website and doesn't know where to begin.
"To find out how good your website could be, look into inframes."
I am part of a growing new chapter of the BNI business networking group and we're looking for other Reading-based small business professionals to refer business to.
We meet between 12.15pm and 1.45pm on Wednesdays. If you'd like to come along to a lunch, please drop me a line or give me a call and I'll put you in touch with our organiser.
There's absolutely no commitment required – you just pay a tenner, which covers the cost of lunch at the Strada on the Oracle Riverside - and you'll have a chance to meet existing members and other visitors, introduce your business and of course hand out business cards.