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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Invite a Client

Raving Fans Who here has finished a project for a client that has gone really well? It went so well they are now a raving fan. Maybe you’ve read out a testimonial from them or talked about them in your sales pitch as an example of the work you do and the type of client
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Goal Setting, in Business, Life and at BNI….

In Business, Life and at BNI it important to have goals. Goals help you to know what you want and when you want it by. Often times we set goals but for many reasons we find it hard to meet them and get to where we want to be. At BNI you can use a
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How BNI Members Can Use LinkedIn to Bring in More Business

BNI and LinkedIn have something in common: their joint focus on the creation and development of business relationships. They do this in entirely different ways – one in person and the other almost entirely online. This dissimilarity provides excellent opportunities for BNI members to use the power of the LinkedIn platform to further their own
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Connecting with your local community to enrich business and society

David Lile, Manager – Franchise Operations, Quest Apartment Hotels (NZ) Ltd Recently we asked Graham Southwell, National Director for BNI New Zealand, to speak at the Quest Annual Conference. It was the second time we asked Graham to speak at this annual event and he discussed the value of networking a local area to Quest
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BNI is not the Tinder of networking groups

Creating relationships in BNI is not like using a dating app like Tinder. It’s not that immediate and the relationships (hopefully) are more meaningful and long-lasting. Niki Gunning, Regional Director Consultant – Lower North Island, Nelson Bays & Marlborough, reflected on this when she raised a key question often asked by new members to BNI:
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How your face can make you a lot of money

Everybody knows we do business with the people we “like, know and trust”. Therefore we can conclude that getting to this position within your broad network of acquaintances, potential referrals sources and colleagues would be valuable for your business. So how do you do it? Begin by being showing your face more. Here’s a tip:
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How do you say thankyou?

Start by asking the members the following two questions……… How do you say thanks when someone refers you to some one else? What it is that you do to acknowledge your appreciation? Push them for answers and repeat some of the responses. Then say….. Here are some of the ways that I wrote down in
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Grow the grass or kill the weeds?

Occasionally BNI members decide to do their own thing rather than continuing with BNI. Looking back on the history I ask myself “why do they choose to do their own thing? Listening to the conversation of people or chapters who have left BNI I was reminded of a friend who is a Dairy Farmer. I
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Mini Workshop – Members

This workshop is designed to help members both have some fun and get to know each other better. It is based on the need for people to know each other to build long-term relationships. It is also based on an exercise developed by Area Director Peggy Nuelle in the USA. Use this workshop/exercise to open
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