A warm welcome to our guests, subs and visitors this week, including Caroline Evans from Mercury Protection Services, Dawn Hilliard from Travel Counsellors, Janet Raeburn from Janet Raeburn Management Services , Justin Culver from JMC Business Consultancy, Kim Nield from TB Electrics , Negin Karimi from Mosaic Digital Media , Paul Critchley from Home Financial , Tim Smith from Business Doctors and Carol Hickson from Crescent Therapy.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this week including Adam Green from PTT UK Telecommunications, Andrew Dickinson from Reality Kitchens, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining , Carol Hickson from Crescent Therapy Health & Wellbeing, Caroline Evans from Mercury Protection Services, David Webb from Mid Cheshire Clinical Hypnotherapy Health & Wellbeing, (Mrs) Jamie Forster from Akeso Counselling Health & Wellbeing, Janet Raeburn, Judith Todd from Homestyle4u Interior Designer, Karl Donovan from Kutchenhaus, Keith Hadaway from Utility Warehouse, Martin Webb from Elliot James Properties, Paul Critchley from Home Financial, Pierre Simmons from STS UK and Wendy Telfer from Tropic Skincare.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and sub this week including Holly Smith from Capstone Financial Management, Terry Menzies from National Temps Recruitment, Zander Hardisty from New Platt Motors, Janet Raeburn, and Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Carrie-Ann Jones from Capstone Financial, Janet Raeburn, Paul Critchley from Home Financial Mortgages and Steve Evans from Genesis Advisory Service.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs including Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks Accountant, Mark Whylie from the Copperleaf Group, Steve Evans from Genesis Advisory Services and Wesley Tubb from Lymm Osteopathic Practice.
A warm welcome to guests, visitors and subs including Amanda Partington from Coaching Hub Sports, Bob Gordon from Acorn Computer Recycling, Dan Asprey from CineRobota Video Production, Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance, Mark Lancaster from Cycle Retreats, Mark Whylie from Copperleaf Group, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Electrical, Stacey Whitney from Mosaic Digital Media, Richard Wilding from ITglu and Steve Woodrow from Mustang Digital.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services,
Rachel Lamb from Suddenstrike Pest Control, Jon Waldron from WFH Design Partnership Interior Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical and Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Frank Keeffe from The Gasworks Cheshire, Jamie Barr from Seven52 Web Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics Ltd and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.
A warm welcome to all of our subs, visitors and guests this week: Charlotte Yates from Capstone Financial, Jill Shields from Blain Boland & Co. Solicitors, Sam McWilliams from Genesis Advisory Service, Liam Seaton from the Happy Cleaning Company and Sue Richards from Forever Living.
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.
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
The education slot this week was by Sharon Charteress and was all about inviting visitors. It’s not easy for everyone but there are lots of places that you can find potential visitors.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors, Mike Stevenson from Utility Warehouse and Sophie Way from Hamer Way Architecture.
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 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.
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
Use a Script
Tell a story
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.
Our figures this week
Invoiced Business: £8930
Referrals given: 12
1-2-1 meetings: 19
A warm welcome to our guest Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services and BNI Wilmslow.
The education slot this week was by Ric Webster and was about Geese!
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.
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.
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 Matthew Moult from MJM Bespoke Build who subbed at our meeting today.
Today the education slot was all about the hour of power. If you can only spend an hour outside of the meeting working on things for the members of your BNI what should you do?
A warm welcome
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.