Meeting update: 13 June 2019

A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and sub this week Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Dre Travis from BTB Fitness, Jill Shields from Blain Boland, Jo Hawkins from Telecom Solu7ions and Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance.

Education slot: Emma Stanton

The education slot today was by Emma Stanton and was all about inviting visitors.

There are several ways to invite people.

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Meeting Update: 6 June 2019

A warm welcome to our subs, visitors and guest this week Matt Rhodes from Capstone Financial Management, Shak Anwar from Ecomm Garage, Pamela Cunliffe from Your Sub Contractors Ltd and Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services.

The Education slot

Education Slot this week was by Simon Raeburn and was all about networking is more than shaking hands and passing around business cards. It’s about building your social capital. It’s a bout cultivating relationships with other business professionals.

A master networker does:

10. Works their network

Read moreMeeting Update: 6 June 2019

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

Meeting Update: 7th February

Education Slot: First Impressions

Within a few seconds of meting you people will make first impression, this is based on how you dress, what you say and your body language. Consider what you would like people to think about you and what you do to enforce these.

Positive Things to Do:
Smile, firm handshake, be curious, offer support, listen, pride in appearance, eye contact and connect online If you are shy ask some open questions.

10 Minute Presentation:
Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing

The10 minute presentation was given by Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing Services in Altrincham.

The offer traditional, litho, digital and wide format printing.  Ian talked about some of their best customers and the bespoke jobs that they do on their behalf. These range from banners, stickers for product labels, brochures, folders and invitations.

60 Second Cup

Nicola Palmer from the Happy Cleaning Company won the trophy this week, congratulations.

Our figures:

In the last 7 days our members have completed the following:


Referrals: 17
1-2-1: 23
TYFTB: 4903

Meeting Update: 24 January 2019

A warm welcome to our visitors this week Alex Daniels and Mike Skucha from SEI Security, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, James Wilkinson from Suddenstrike, Lauren-Lee Day from Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Leon Carroll from Warrington Youth Club, Steve Atherton from Fleet Prices and Jamie Stewart from Bumblebee Digital.

Read moreMeeting Update: 24 January 2019

Meeting Update: 17 January 2019

Welcome

Many thanks to our guests, subs and visitors this week; Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Ian Spink from IPS Coaching, Luke Dawson from Home Financial, Robert Whyatt from Fleet Prices, Sonia Burden from Careersat and Steve Hewitt from Fire Compliance Management Services.

Education Slot – Traffic Lights

All members were given a copy of the latest traffic lights. In groups their performance was discussed based on their results and suggestion given by the group on how they could improve their figures. If any members have any questions please speak to Emma or Sharon.

Read moreMeeting Update: 17 January 2019

Meeting Update: 10 January 2019

Welcome

A warm welcome to our visitors and subs this week: Caroline Barton from Smart PA, Clare Moorhouse from Moorhouse Digital, Ian Spink from IPS Coaching, Kate Dawes from Paxton Access Control, Marc Bott from Centric Lighting and Sonia Burden from Careersat.


Education Slot

The Education Slot this week was all about Chapter vacancies, currently we are looking for members to fill the following roles: mentors, ed-slot coordinator and membership committee.


Notable Networker

The Notable Networker for January is Dan Pala from Ixis for the amount of referrals he has given, the amount of 1-2-1’s he has held and his excellent attitude.


Renewing members

Renewing members, Mike Snape from Bennett Brookes and Liam White from Capstone Financial Management


60 Second Cup

The winner of the 60 second cups this week is Matt Bains from Acorn Electrical Services


10 Minute Speaker

The 10 minutes speaker this week was Ross Jones from Home Financial..

Ross helps his clients by offering tailored guidance whether they are first time buyers are seasoned investors. He also specialises in helping people will complex needs, this could be self-employed or business owners. He offers workplace and home visits.

Case study: Help to buy – the first wave of people who used this incentive will find it is coming to maturity. These people now need advice on how to best repay the equity loan and plan for the future.

Ross holds extensive qualifications to complement his years of experience and they include a Foundation degree in financial services, an equity release qualification as well as the standard mortgage qualifications.

Ross is looking for: Business owners and self-employed, other mortgage advisors, estate and letting agents, property developers, work place benefits, home builders, solicitors, barristers, doctors etc.


60 Second Cup

Sue Richards from Enriched International won the door prize this week, well done Sue!


Figures for the last 7 days

Referrals: 10
1-2-1s: 13
Visitors: 3
Testimonials: 1
TYFTB: £9737

Meeting update: 6 December 2018

A warm welcome to our visitors:

Andy Haywood from Fleetprices

David Griffiths from Invested Time

Holly Smith from Capstone

Melissa Williams for JTRS

Sonia Burden from Careeresat

The Education Slot

The Ed Slot was delivered by Steve Butler and was on the subject of 1-2-1s.

Steve distributed a 1-2-1 sheet as asked members to complete the sheet and pass to another member who you will have a 1-2-1 with in the next week. See our Facebook page for a copy of the sheet.

Notable Networker

The Notable Networker for December is Mark Whylie for great referrals internally and externally and for his excellent time keeping.

New Members

This week we were delighted to welcome several new members to our networking group: Catherine Pearson from Smart PA, Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors and Nicola Palmer from The Happy Cleaning Company

Renewing members

We were also delighted to have the following members renewing: Dan Pala from Liberonet, Janet Munnelly from Heath Insurance, Rebecca Nanagle from Fireseed Films and Russ Brown from Xpress Legal, Ross Jones from Home Financial and Sharon Charteress from Mood Design Solutions.

60 Second Trophy

The 60 second trophy was awarded to Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing.

Our figures this week:

121 meetings: 19

Referrals: 16

Visitors: 2

TYFTB: £6828

Training: 3 people attended

Meeting update: 15 November 2018

A warm welcome to our visitors

Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors
Nicholas Blything from Conservative Candidate
Nicola Palmer from The Happy Cleaning Company
Noah Tomlinson from Internal Affairs
Paul Ellis from Euro Digital Systems
Sonia Burden from Careersat

The Education Slot

This week the education slot was delivered by Mark Whylie on the subject of ‘Specific is Terrific’,

In a 15 second exercise, where you are asked to list as many things as you can think of in a  second time period. When you are asked to name things that relate to you, on average your list will increase by approximately 30%.

In a 60 seconds, state who you looking for, use an existing reference point when possible, state the problem you can solve and where these people can be found.

Notable Networker:

Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire is this months Notable Networker.

New Members:

This week we welcomed to Dan Pala from Liberonet to the group.

60 second trophy:

The trophy was won by Jason Pestel from JP Sports Therapy

The 10 Minute presentation

The presentation was delivered by Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire, a plumbing and heating company who work around the Cheshire region.

The specialise in the installation and servicing of gas, LPG, solid fuel and oil heating and hot water systems.

They work on both commercial and residential properties.

They are registered with: Gas Safe, LPG, NCASS, Corgi, Oftec and HETAS

Their typical clients include home and property owners, letting agents, property investors, buildings, catering establishments, mobile catering and boat owners.

Our figures this week

Testimonials: 2 of our members received testimonials

1-2-1 meetings: 23

TYFTB: £2965

Referrals: 19

Training: 4 people attending training in the last 7 days