Submitted by: Paul Cavallo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chapter: Elite Business, North Mead, Sydney, Australia
Each member can create a opportunity flow chart within their business to help them in realising how day to day scenarios within their life or work can be pre-prepared and planned for in order to realise better referral opportunity.
BNI Opportunity Flowchart (PDF)
Thank you for your contribution, Paul – Richie.
Submitted by: Venki Krishnamurthy <email@example.com>
Chapter: BNI Inspire, Bangalore, India
67% of the Referrals come from the Power Teams (if you are in the right Power Team). We have only Contact Sphere (if you have only Contact Spheres & not Power Teams as yet)) as we still feel we need to mature to become Power Buddies & Power Buddies make Power Teams
We always recommend people to build Power Teams rather than the Chapter. Choose your visitors who could potentially join your Power team. As a member said last week they worked consciously to build the Mfg Power Team by getting their vendors or potential visitors (vendors) whom they are doing business with.
It is the Power Teams that powers your business!
It is key to have diversity in your Power teams. Never develop a Homogeneous team – build a Diverse Team. It is like having 4 comedians in one film – it would always be interesting when you have 1 hero/1 heroine, 1 villain, 1 comedian. That’s also the reason why BNI specifies only ONE category in the each of the Chapter.
For all you know you might see another member who is part of the other Contact Sphere who seems to be a great Power buddy…but do you think it is a two process…not just 1 way. Power Buddies / Power Team work two ways, never a ONE way channel. It is not a communication; it is a discussion that happens in a Power Team. It is not a Broadcast, it is a Chat!
Power Teams work as a Team, not as individuals. Why that is why we call it a Team & not a Business owner. How many times have your customers asked you as to how big is your team? When we are alone we feel SMALL….when we are a big team we feel we are standing TALLLLL….
Decide if you want to Stand Tall….be part of the Power Team & be a Power Buddy.
Thanks for your contribution, Venki. Richie.
Each week, each member has 60 seconds to remind the other members, and visitors, of what they do and what kind of work they are looking for. Obviously, they get other opportunities, but that 60 seconds is an important part of it.
There are different types of BNI referrals. Educate your chapter in the difference between reactive referrals and proactive referrals. Understanding the difference could lead to more business being generated for you and your chapter members.
When it comes to business networking, you never know who people know. One of the important keys to being successful at building a powerful personal network is that of diversity. Power Teams are great but are you missing out on business by not spending as much time networking with members of different Power Teams other than your own?
If you stopped everything in your day and decided just to focus on BNI for one hour, what would you do? Would you be at a loss to fill the time?
There are a number of different activities that you could immediately pursue to give you a tremendous impetus in developing business for chapter colleagues, whilst also giving your own business a major boost at the same time.
Break the “Hour of Power” down into three distinct and easily identifiable groups of activity.
There are well-documented benefits for joining BNI in its promotion and literature but it’s important to note that there are other benefits of joining BNI. Here is a list of 10 things that members can benefit from that aren’t necessarily obvious when you join BNI.
Remember to take some time to update ALL of your information in BNI Connect! Just click on the UPDATE PROFILE\MY BNI PAGE and go through the tabs to fill out as much information as you can. BNI members from all over the world will be connecting through this portal and the more complete your profile is, the better your Visibility, Credibility and PROFITABILITY will be!
Ivan Misner’s video explains the power of having a fully updated BNI Profile.