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Top 10 ways to maximize benefits of your BNI membership

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Whether you are a brand new member, or have been a member for a few years, here are the top 10 things you can do to maximize the benefits of your membership in your BNI chapter.

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Top 10 ways to maximize benefits of your BNI membership

  1. 1. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com BNI Accelerators of Winnipeg present.... Top 10 ways to maximize the benefits of your BNI membership .....created by Bo Kauffmann, Re/Max Agent
  2. 2. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com BNI (Business Network International) "It's called net-working.... Not net-sitting, net-lunching or net-schmoozing". There is work involved.
  3. 3. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com HERE ARE THE TOP 10 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT YOUR BNI CHAPTER
  4. 4. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 1) ARRIVE EARLY • Meetings start at a preset time, most often 7 am for morning meetings, or 12:00 noon for lunchtime chapters. • Show up 10 minutes early to get a little extra networking done.
  5. 5. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 2) BE THERE....EVERY WEEK • Use a substitute as a last resort, but remember, no one knows or cares about YOUR business as much as YOU do. • Missing a BNI meeting can be 'Hazardous to your Wealth".
  6. 6. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 3) INVITE YOUR OWN GUESTS • Invite your clients, suppliers, or prospects. • Especially on a day when it's your turn to do the 10 minute presentation.
  7. 7. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 4) PAY ATTENTION TO OTHER MEMBERS' 60- SECOND INFOMERCIALS • When your referral-partners are speaking, pay attention. • They will likely give you the info you need to bring a great referral to them.....and remember, its "Givers Gain". • You bring THEM business, and they will pay you back.
  8. 8. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 5) SELL TO YOUR MEMBERS SPHERE, ...NOT JUST TO THE MEMBERS • Remember, BNI is NOT a buying club.   • The power does not lie in marketing your services to other members.   • Rather, the real payoffs is in marketing to their spheres, their clients, friends, family members, etc. etc
  9. 9. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 6) FOLLOW UP ON REFERRALS • Dropping the ball makes you look bad. • Worse, it makes the person who GAVE you the referral look bad. • Whenever you get a referral, follow up on it in a timely manner.   Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com
  10. 10. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 7) USE 1-TO-1'S (BUSINESS BUILDING INTERVIEWS) TO MAXIMUM EFFECT • Come prepared to talk about your business, and to ask about your referral partners business. • Use the hour to learn as much as possible about each other.
  11. 11. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 8) Prepare your 60-second infomercial • Don't 'wing it'. • For new members, take a little time to write out and practice 4 different infomercials, and rotate them throughout the month. • Other members appreciate the practiced presentation, especially if its no longer than the allowed 60 seconds.
  12. 12. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 9) PREPARE YOUR 10-15 MINUTE PRESENTATION If your chapter has 25 members, you'll only get this chance 2 times a year.   Make the most of it. Prepare, educate and entertain your referral partners.
  13. 13. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com 10) KEEP IT POSITIVE • Nobody likes a sour-puss.   • If you have grievances, or issues with other members, leave them outside the room.
  14. 14. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com BONUS: VOLUNTEER IN A LEADERSHIP TEAM POSITION • Chapters don't run themselves.   • Each chapter needs a President, a VP, A Treasurer, several Visitor Hosts, Social Events Co-ordinator, Mentors, and numerous other positions.
  15. 15. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com SO CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER (THERE ARE OVER 6,000 WORLDWIDE) http://bniacceleratorswinnipeg.com
  16. 16. Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com BO KAUFFMANN Direct Cell # (204) 333-2202 Email: boknowshomes@gmail.com Web: WinnipegHomeFinder.com Blog: blog.winnipeghomefinder.com Twitter: @ bokauffmann Facebook: facebook.com/winnipeghomefinder

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