Who We Are
The BNI Eagles would love to meet you for breakfast and learn more about you and your business. We'll even pay for breakfast!
- Bring Business cards (about 50), or other promotional materials.
- Prepare a 60 second infomercial about your business including an example of who a good referral might be for you.
- Make note of the location and address details so you know how to find us.
- We encourage you to arrive at 6.50 a.m., so you will have time to network with members and other guests prior to the meeting
An Educational Moment
|A Global Approach to Networking|
Most networking training focuses on networking skills rather than networking strategy. Knowing how to network is good, but you need to know what your intended outcome is for any networking group or meeting.
The mindset of BNI is “Givers Gain,” but that doesn’t exclude setting goals for the number and type of referrals you want to get and how to help people give you the best referrals.
Picture a conversation between your “champion” and your prospect. What is your prospect going to say that cues your champion to think of you? It won’t often be the obvious thing, e.g. “I’m looking for a great financial advisor.” Instead, it will be a statement of a major life change that a financial advisor can help with.
Make sure your statement about who you want to meet can pass the ten-year-old test. Will a ten-year-old not only understand it but listen all the way to the end? Be as specific as possible.
The only differences in networking globally are the macro-cultural differences. Ultimately, people are very similar. Business around the world is about building trust.
Networking strategy comes down to investing in relationships, no matter where you are in the world.
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*Networking Nugget is a regular series of networking tips brought to you by BNI Golden Horseshoe Executive Director, Christel Wintels.