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Education Coordinators Mini – Workshop

Education Coordinator Mini-Workshop – International Networking Week 2013 – 2

This is a 2-4 minute workshop presented by the Education Co-ordinator or their nominee.
To the presenter: Please ensure that you are familiar with the objective of the workshop and read through the workshop before presenting it. What you say out loud to the chapter is written below.  The italics print is guidelines for you.

Purpose of this workshop: To expand the Chapter’s contacts by recognising members’ success mentors

Bring/Introduce/Recognise an Individual Who Has Been a Significant Influence on Your Business

Ask the room: Who here has someone that has had a great impact on them from a business success point of view. Think about that for a moment. Who has had a great impact on your and the success you have in business?

This could be a colleague, a friend, a business mentor, who else? (Ask the room)

Go silent. Wait for a few answers.

We all have certain people in our lives who have had a great impact on us and have influenced our success in business and life, yet it is rare that we have the opportunity to recognize them publicly and thank them for the invaluable source of support and inspiration they’ve been for us

The 2013 International Networking Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize those who have significantly impacted our lives in positive ways . . .

By bringing these respected mentors, trusted friends, valued business contacts, etc. to our BNI meetings during International Networking Week, we will not only be able to proudly introduce these exceptional individuals to our network and publicly acknowledge the difference they have made in our lives, we will also be giving back to them in a way by affording them the opportunity to expand their network which may ultimately help them achieve further success in their own life and/or business.

Robert Louis Stevenson is quoted as saying, “Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” The teachers, educators, mentors, and other stand-out people who make a difference in our lives play a huge part in helping us to get from where we began to where we want to go and if there is someone who impacted you in a way that helped you get where you are today, show your appreciation by inviting them to your BNI chapter’s event or weekly meeting during International Networking Week. You will be strengthening your relationship with this person who is so important to you, creating increased networking opportunities for everyone in attendance at the meeting, and taking advantage of the perfect opportunity to show gratitude to the individual who has influenced your life by publicly recognising them.

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Education Coordinator Mini-Workshop – International Networking Week 2013 - 2

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Education Coordinators Mini – Workshop

Education Coordinator Mini-Workshop – International Networking Week 2013 – 1

This is a 2-4 minute workshop presented by the Education Co-ordinator or their nominee.
To the presenter: Please ensure that you are familiar with the objective of the workshop and read through the workshop before presenting it. What you say out loud to the chapter is written below.  The italics print is guidelines for you.

Purpose of this workshop: To establish the basics for International Networking Week and promote this chapter’s event.

Start the workshop by asking the following questions of the members….

I want to start 2013 by asking you the following question – what is the single best first step to build business? And before you answer I will give you a clue – it starts with the letter N.

Wait for responses (maybe some humour and derision here).

Yes that’s right – NETWORKING.

Second question – what organisation is the local leader in business networking? Around here maybe? VERY Close by.

Wait for responses (maybe some humour and derision here).

Yes that’s right – that’s us BNI [Chapter Name]

To recognise that we are the best in this area, we are invited by BNI to participate in International Networking Week.

WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?  In OVER 50 countries around the world, and you should know this: This International Networking Week is an initiative of BNI in Australia and has been adopted by BNI worldwide.

WHEN? During the FIRST week of February 2013.

HOW? By holding a Visitor day with a theme: “Invite Your Best Client” Yes! We will be holding a special “Bring One Of Your Best Clients” day for International Networking Week this year.

Today our President will be talking about our meeting during that week so please make sure you pay careful attention. Thank you for listening!!!

©Copyright 2012 BNI

Education Coordinator Mini-Workshop – International Networking Week 2013 – 1

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Members Details
Adrian Bromley
Managing Director
XSellerate Performance Solutions
www.xsps.com.au
BNI Aurora in the BNI Brisbane Region

Tell us about your business:

As an accredited “Brian Tracy” Licencee we deliver high quality Training and Professional Development programs in just about every location throughout Australia. With access to over 100 Nationally Recognised Qualifications, Government funding options and a 100% money back Guarantee, we provide a totally risk free opportunity to change people’s lives for the better.
Nobody wants training, but most people and businesses want to improve themselves. We actually highlight how much money you WILL MAKE from your investment or we won’t even start.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

  1. Givers Gain. Help others and you WILL benefit.
  2. Get involved. The more you do the faster you grow. (It’s called NetWORKing).
  3. Quality networking is about Farming not Hunting. Spend quality time with people.

What can’t you live without?

Laughter and passion. I have a philosophy of having fun in both my personal and business life. (Unless you’re at a funeral). And without real passion you won’t get very far.
(plus:- oxygen, a heart and brain, coffee, Friday drinks, chocolate, my wife, our boys and family, my cars, my music – not necessarily in that order)

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

Brian Tracy – Goals. An amazing guide to getting everything you want, Faster than you ever thought possible. Clear simple steps everyone can use immediately. I occasionally offer a FREE electronic copy as part of our quarterly newsletter. Just register on our website (membership is also FREE).  And “Vorco” the rare book and almost perfect NLP program (before it was even called NLP) that I acquired about 30 years ago and it changed my life.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

BNI was suggested by our National Licensor, as an option to increase business. From day one I was impressed by the professionalism, the clear processes and the friendly positive (fun) atmosphere.  The BNI Aurora chapter was also a local network and suited my desire to source more business locally and avoid my growing disgust with peak hour traffic.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

Two years with another two years paid in advance.

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held?

President, Education

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

Financially it has paid for itself “literally” 10 times over. And I have only just scratched the surface of its real potential, especially once members learn how to maximise the networking tools they have available to them.
Non-financially it has been just as beneficial. I have access to a networking of like-minded professionals that I have built some great relationships with. People I can offer my knowledge and experience to when needed and in return I can call upon them to toss around ideas, build my business and have fun.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

That the “Farming” within the chapter was critical. If you get an early referral (first 3 months) its most likely to be another member who has an immediate need for your product/service.  Getting referrals from their clients involves a huge amount of trust, and you need to earn it.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

This year’s BNI Leadership Induction Training in Brisbane bought together a number of chapters into the one venue. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the others and participate in some structured training for our new roles. After a few weeks I again contacted my peers that I had met, and was surprised he hear that a number where all planning similar strategies to myself, almost like we were somehow linked together.

Your Dream Referral Is…

My dream referral would be Clive Palmer (Queensland Businessman, most widely known for his Mineralogy and natural resource companies)

Just give me a call………

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