How to Best Present our Referrals and Testimonials at our BNI Networking Meetings?

Referrals and Testimonials Etiquette Show of hands, who here feels that the Referrals and Testimonials part of the meeting sometimes can go too long, or occasionally members say a lot without saying anything? That’s not a surprising response, there is a lot of misinformation about what should be said. So, let us go back to
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How can your business save time and money from unintended consequences?

One good fix deserves another … Who has fixed a reasonably sized issue in their business only to have another issue emerge as a result? Question – Anyone care to share? This is the Law of Unintended Consequences and sometimes being successful in fixing an issue or making a change for the better causes more
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Do successful businesspeople use their intuition to guide them?

Who has trusted their intuition or gut instinct when making a major decision? How did that work out for you? Anyone care to briefly comment? What is intuition? A concise description is difficult, but this is a good definition:“Intuition is an ongoing process which the user is unaware of. This process combines experience with knowledge
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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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How to Succeed in Uncertain Times – 7 Tips

Tip #1 – Adventure Mindset Right now we are living with a lot of unknowns. Who can name just a few? In dealing with unknowns, mindset is everything. Entrepreneurs that are doing ok OR are thriving have a mindset of looking at the unknown as an adventure to be lived whereas others have a mindset
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Helping others while helping yourself ..

Opportunity Knocks!The Government has allocated additional funding of $40m to the Regional Business Partner Network to support NZ businesses and service providers during the Covid19 pandemic recovery. The funding is a 100% subsidy of up to $5,000 paid directly to a service provider to help with advice in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing,
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BNI Business Boosters

The Business Booster Series is an initiative from BNI’s Global Support Team and offers 2+ webinars each week designed to support members during this challenging time with business continuity tips and personal & professional connectivity. This program is evolving over time to better serve your needs. These webinars, open to all BNI members globally, are
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Finding the Silver Lining …

It’s been a tumultuous week. For now, it’s not clear how long the current restrictions and obstructions to what was previously our normal lives will continue. Obviously, all our businesses will be affected to greater or lesser extent and some business owners will have more financial resilience than others. If we assume that some businesses
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Cooking Up a Storm….

Why the Little Bone Broth Co is a supreme winner… Winning the 2019 David Awards was one of many highlights this year for Christchurch’s Alex Watson and The Little Bone Broth Company. The fledgling business has grown incredibly fast, and the award couldn’t have come at a better time.

BNI Blisscipline

BNI Christchurch member Corey Williams contacted us recently to express his gratitude for the unexpected consequences he has received from being part of BNI. Corey, a partner at Swain Woodham Insurance, joined BNI Catalyst in Canterbury 10 years ago looking for referrals and to network and learn from other local business professionals.  What he discovered
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