How can you invite busy people to your BNI networking events?

Why BNI? Show of hands please, who here thinks they are a better businessperson and/or better person because of their BNI membership? Most of you? That’s great, me too. Interestingly, many members say they joined BNI initially for more business but that after a while the extra business is a nice bonus and they stay
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International Networking Week 2021 #INW21 & #aWorldofThanks

BNI’s International Networking Week began 14 years ago and grows larger every year by providing business leaders with an opportunity to celebrate the power of effective networking. This year’s theme is “A World of Thanks.” Please prepare for BNI’s International Networking Week 2021 by watching this video by Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
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BNI’s Week of a Million Thank You’s

International Networking Week®: February 3rd – 7th, 2020 “Expressing gratitude completes the feeling of connection. Many people in your life have helped you in one way or anther. Have you thanked them?” Dr. Ivan Misner. Theme: It’s Time to Say Thank You – BNI’s Week of a Million Thank You’s Goal: A week of celebrations
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International Networking Week 2020

International Networking Week 2020 (#INW2020) is being held worldwide February 3rd-7th.  Now in its 13th year, International Networking Week celebrates the power of networking and the impact that it has on our growth as business professionals. It is held to help raise the awareness of business networking which is still a fairly well-kept secret! Celebrating
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BNI Big Breakfast Canterbury

On Wednesday 29th November, our members from around Canterbury gathered for their annual Big Breakfast in Christchurch.  This year we were fortunate to have both Ryan Reynolds from Gap Filler and Neville Pulman from Be. Accessible as our guest speakers, which tied in to the overall theme of what you can do in business to
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Chapters collectively celebrate success with a Mid-Winter Beat-the-blues Breakfast

Recently I invited members of four of the chapters I am Director Consultant of, to a breakfast to beat the mid-winter blues. In total there were about 70 people in attendance which included members from chapters BNI Newton, BNI Epsom, BNI Achievers and BNI Central as well as visitors and subs. Bringing the chapters together
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An important new mind-set that is developing amongst networkers

Recently National Director for BNI New Zealand Graham Southwell attended a conference for Directors in Australia. There were a variety of fascinating presentations and workshops, but one that really struck a chord for Graham, that he wanted to share with members, related to a new mind-set that is developing amongst networkers. Out of this presentation
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Be in business for what you can give – you will MAKE A LIFE not just a living

Recently I was fortunate enough to be asked to present at the BNI Wellington Big Breakfast event at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Samuel Gibson was originally scheduled to speak but sadly passed away after suffering a head injury while taking part in a half-marathon http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11639317. Samuel had a strong relationship with
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40+ visitors! Massive turnout for NZ Networking Week at BNI Larnach

Recently as part of NZ Networking Week, BNI Larnach had a huge turnout of visitors to a special event scheduled as part of our usual weekly networking meeting. The aim of the meeting was for visitors to participate and see networking in action, so they could begin to learn about those skills that will assist
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Wellington Big Breakfast Event May 19th: Local businesspeople focused on networking hear about the importance of authenticity in business

MEDIA RELEASE: Entrepreneur Declan Scott honours Samuel Gibson with a discussion on the importance of spirit in life and business Wellington – Thursday 19th May 2016 – Business networking group BNI New Zealand held the Wellington Big Breakfast event at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa today. In his speech, entrepreneur Declan Scott
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