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When an Emergency Means Missing a Meeting

My phone rings and it is a BNI Member named Tom. He is mad because he received a letter from his chapter opening his position in the chapter and he felt strongly that it was unfair. I asked him why… Continue Reading →

Building the Second Level of Credibility

In my last article (Click here) I discussed what it takes to build the beginning level of credibility as a new member in a BNI Chapter. It does not take a lot of hard work to build that first level… Continue Reading →

Early Credibility and New Members

Credibility: trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity; reputation, status “does he possess the moral credibility the party is looking for?” To often there is an expectation from new BNI Members that they are going to be accepted into a BNI Chapter and as soon as they are… Continue Reading →

Do One to Ones or Fail

BNI membership can be a little overwhelming when you walk into the room as a brand new member. So the first thing we encourage new members to do is break the room down into small bites.  The only way to… Continue Reading →

Why Show Up?

Q. – Why do we have to have an Attendance Policy? After all business comes first and I cannot put BNI before my business. A. – This is a common question that I get from BNI and non-BNI members regularly… Continue Reading →

You Get What You Ask For

Stop complaining! Members often complain about the poor quality of the referrals that they are receiving from their chapter, complaining that they are often not worth the paper they are written on or complete junk. When I ask them why… Continue Reading →

Stop Telling Me What You Do!

I go to a lot of BNI meetings all over the world and they are all the same, people all over the world make the same mistake week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year. If I could correct this one thing for every member… Continue Reading →

It’s Just Not Fair

I hate rules! I know this likely surprises my friends, but it’s true. I hate rules, but I hate injustice even more and I see injustice happen in BNI Chapters all the time all over the world! I have been… Continue Reading →

6 Steps to Get More Referrals

Every business day of the week people all over the world are sitting in BNI meetings with the intention of getting and giving referrals. One of my biggest frustrations is that few members are really tapping into the potential of… Continue Reading →

Stop Wasting Your Time In BNI

It is the same all over the world, no matter where I go or who I speak to in BNI it is the same. More than 90% of the members in a chapter have absolutely no goals for what they… Continue Reading →

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