Just Ask – Why seeking support is your greatest strength..

Peer Group Support One of the reasons we are part of a peer group like BNI is for support. The support can be for personal or business reasons but that support can be crucial in getting us through a tough time or helping us to greater success. A question for the chapter, “if the support is
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Registering Substitutes

No Show Substitutes Who has arranged a substitute when they haven’t been able to attend the weekly meeting and the substitute hasn’t shown up? How does that feel, slightly frustrating? You’ve done the right thing by your chapter by having your business represented when you aren’t there and having the chapter meeting stay full and
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TYFCB – How does that work again?

TYFCB what and why? TYFCB stands for “Thank You for Closed Business” and it recognises the value of the business (excluding GST) created between BNI members from the referrals they pass to each other. Why? • It shows individuals their return on investment (confidential to the individual) • It reinforces Givers Gain® by recognising those
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Using tiny steps to form healthy habits …

For more information go to https://tinyhabits.com/book/Dr BJ Fogg – Tiny Habits: the small changes that change everything. How do habits form? It’s not how you think. Research is showing that habit formation is not through repetition. It’s not 21 days or 66 days. Most habits start small, they find a place in our lives where they
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Looking for the Fire Exit

Keeping top of mind When a fellow member is presented with a referral opportunity for you, you want them to automatically think of you and your business. Question for the chapter… What are the usual ways of creating visibility and credibility with your fellow members, so they keep you top of mind for referrals? Possible
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What type of Networker are you really?

1. When you are in a group at a networking event and someone says something, you relate to, what do you do? a. Say nothing.b. Say nothing but make a mental note or jot down a reminder on the back of their business card.c. Look for an opportunity to interject your thoughts into the conversation.d.
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PALMS for Beginners

PALMS ‘Who has been to a fortune teller? They can read your palm to foresee your future. In BNI, one of our Core Values is Accountability. We are accountable to each other to do the things that we know from experience will help everyone and the chapter to be successful. We can read the PALMS
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Power Teams

Where do word-of-mouth referrals come from? 1.From members inside the chapter 2.From people outside of the chapter The difference between 1 and 2 is that BNI creates a culture, framework, and practice of creating business by word-of-mouth referrals. Single Referral vs Referral Source A single referral is a person referred by a member who will
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Back to Basics – Power Teams

The Holy Grail Being part of an effective BNI Hub (or power team as they are known around the world) is the holy grail in BNI. Why? Because members of a power team generate far more referrals for each other than for members outside of their power team. In fact, 50-70% of their referrals will
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Weekly Presentations – Packing a lot into a little …

Here is a fun activity for the chapter to try. Everyone close your eyes for 20 secs, Now try and remember the name of everyone in your chapter. Shouldn’t be too hard, most of them are here in the room! Ok, who couldn’t remember everybody?  If you couldn’t remember everybody, it could be old age
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