This is a 2-3 minute activity that involves those at the meeting. You will need to read it through beforehand and be prepared. What you say out loud to the group is in larger type in bold.
The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the value of enjoying what the members do.
Ask the chapter the following question and repeat some of the responses.
Give me a show of hands please from those people who genuinely see BNI as a FUN organisation?
Ask those who raise their hands for some specific examples and repeat them to the group.
From my perspective the old question “if you are not making money and not having fun then why are you doing it?” is very relevant.
So this morning, for 90 seconds I want you turn to your neighbour and tell them what things you do to have fun in your business.
When time is up, seek 1 or 2 responses.
Ivan Misner, the founder of BNI is reported as saying “if you have to get up as early as 5.30 am to go to BNI 49 weeks a year you better be having fun”.
So remember that while business is a serious matter that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun as well.