Meeting Update: 2 May

A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this morning Chris Maddocks from Zero Dry Time, Holly Smith from Capstone Financial Management, Justin Lambert from Magnus Architecture, Luke Dawson from Home Financial, Jon Waldron from WFH Design and BNI Wilmslow and Matt Ford from MF Security.

Notabale Networker for May

The notable networker award for May was awarded to Carl Telfer from SEI Security for his long service, continued referrals given, 1-2-1 meetings held and testimonials.

60 second cup

The 60 second cup winner this week went to Suzanne Hughes from HT Legal for her 4 minute introduction.

10 minute speaker: Jon Waldron

The 10 minute speaker this week is Jon Waldron from BNI Cheshire East. He started by thanking the leadership team, who are working really hard behind the scenes to make the chapter work.

One of the ways in making the chapter work better for everyone is to Invite more visitors. A. Visitor does not need to join the chapter. 30% of business passed is with non visitors.

FROGS – where to find visitors
– Friends
– Relatives
– Other groups
– Geography
– Social

If you struggle what to say – try something along these lines:

I am part of a network and we are really trying to grown our contacts. There is no requirement to join but your business may benefit from becoming a member.
or
On Linkedin click the find nearby and it will create a list. Ask to connect and then keep in contact with them. Invite them to come over to a meeting.

Our figures

This week our members have held 18 1-2-1 meetings with each other. This has generated 22 referrals from within the group. We had one visitor to our meeting this week. And our members invoiced £13,173 from referrals passed within our group in the last 7 days.

Meeting Update: 25 April

A warm welcome to Shak Anwar from E-comm Garage who subbed for one of our members this week.

The education slot

The education slot this week is by Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors who talked about maximising your BNI membership.

  • Arrive early and do some extra networking
  • Turn up every week
  • Invite your own guests, especially when you are speaking
  • Pay attention to other members 60 seconds
  • Sell to your member sphere
  • Always follow up on referrals
  • Use 1-2-1 with maximum effect, prepare for the meeting
  • Make the most of your 10 minutes, prepare and educate
  • Be positive

Notable Networker

Notable networker award for April 2019 goes to Steve Butler from Telecom Solutions. 

10 minute speaker: Pete Bruder

10 minute speaker this week was Pete Bruder from Energy Jungle. They focus on energy broking and monitoring service.

  • Commercial energy procurement
  • Domestic energy
  • Energy monitoring

They have a domestic platform where you can input your data and it will tell you how much you can save etc. Similar to the large comparison sites.

All bills should tell you when your contract ends, out of contract rates are approx 30% higher than regular rates.

Pete is looking for introductions to shops, offices, multi-site businesses, farms, schools, warehouses and industrial premises.

Simon Raeburn from Simon Raeburn Photography won the door prize from Pete Bruder.

Figures for the last 7 days

Our members help 18 1-2-1 meetings.

They passed 18 referrals to each other.

A total of £3671 was invoiced in the last 7 days.

Meeting Update: 4 April 2019

A warm welcome and a big thank you tour. Subs and visitors this week: Ben Coker from Life Mastery Now, Frank Tinnirello from King Whippy Ice Cream, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Louis Wainwright from Tecmark, Martin Webb from Elliot James Property, Stephen Wilkinson from Spectra and Jon Waldron from WFH Designs and BNI Cheshire East.

Education Slot: 60 Seconds

Education slot this week is by Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing and is about the importance of a good 60 seconds.

It improves the chances of receiving referrals.
Educates your sales force.
Ensure people remember what you want.
Reinforce your professionalism.
Let visitors know what you do

5 tips to improve
Be prepared
Use a Script
Tell a story
Be specific
Make eye contact

It is your responsibility to make it easier for your fellow members to find referrals for you.

If you have a sub, your 60 seconds are even more important, reduce the word count and make it easier for them. Allow them time to practice.

10 minute presentation: Teresa Tomlinson

The 10 minute presentation this week is by Teresa Tomlinson from Internal Affairs Painting and Decorating. They work for builders, estate agents, landlords, bathroom installers, cabinet makers and well as the general public.

The types of projects they complete include decoration of new builds, halls, stairs and landings, bathrooms, wall papering, finishing off built in cupboards, external painting and repairs, wood wax treatments, restorations, and much more.

Notable Networker

Our Notable networker of the month is Steve Butler from Telecom Solutions for referrals given, a great chapter focus and the number of visitors invited.

60 Second Cup Winner

The 60 second cup this week goes to James Wilkinson from Suddenstrike Pest Control.

Our figures this week

Invoiced Business: £8930

Referrals given: 12

1-2-1 meetings: 19

Testimonials: 1

Visitors: 2

Meeting update: 21 March 2019

Welcome to our visitors Sue Tanner and Tracey Carr from HSFE Ltd, Louis Wainwright from Tecmark, Dave Skeels from Complete Eco and Donna Rogerson from Totally Tropic Skincare.

Education Slot

Pete Bruder talked to us about inviting visitors and the way that you invite them will often will often determine how receptive people are to visiting.

Read moreMeeting update: 21 March 2019

Meeting Update: 7 March 2019

A warm welcome to our visitors ands subs Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Mitchell Riley from Heath insurance, Trevor Fudger from Help for Heros, Trenton Duffie and Nichola Friel from Body Stress Release.

Education Slot: 60 seconds

Education slot was delivered by Simon Raeburn this week and was about the 60 second opportunity. They are like your advert, we all have the same opportunities (time). You need to put something across to make sure people remember you, try telling a story. Make notes before so you don’t have to remember what you want to say. This is your verbal advert for all the other people in the room. Remember whenever possible you should name a contact that you would like to be introduced to.

Read moreMeeting Update: 7 March 2019