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.
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 warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this week including Lauren Gratton from Bennett brooks, David Antonelli from Antonelli Brothers Ltd, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Massimo D’Ulisse from Think Better Limited, Anne Netri from Netri Cosmetic Surgery and Terri Broughton from Cartridge People.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A warm welcome to our visitors, subs and guest this week which included James Fox from James Fox Estate Agents and Dave Skeels from Complete Eco and BNI Cheshire East and Joyce Pemberton from Cheshire Bid Solutions.
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.
In the last 7 days our members have completed the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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!
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.
The Notable Networker for December is Mark Whylie for great referrals internally and externally and for his excellent time keeping.
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
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.
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.
Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire is this months Notable Networker.
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
Training: 4 people attending training in the last 7 days