Dan Kuss l Chief Honcho l Creative Grease Design


Members Details
Dan Kuss
Chief Honcho
Creative Grease Design
BNI Business By Referral in the BNI Adelaide Region

Tell us about your business:

We help our clients grow and become more profitable by designing sales and marketing tools that clearly say what they do and why they are the best choice.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

  • Enjoy yourself. Just like a smile on the telephone, people know if you are faking it.
  • Remember peoples names. Write it down, or make a quick note on your phone’s ’Notes’ tool. We all really feel special when we are addressed by our name.
  • Be memorable. Wear something just a little bit different. Professional, but expressive. White shirt and black suit is smart, but its hard to tell one yellow cab from the next.

What can’t you live without?

Exercise and audiobooks

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

Outliers – The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
For those of us who feel like our peers are more gifted and talented than we are, this book proves that being ‘gifted’ is just the foot in the door of success. The other 90% is hard work and persistence.

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

My business coach is a member and Director, and he suggested it [without giving too much away!] I joined because of the positive environment and structured agenda.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

16 months

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

President, Visitors Host

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

I have met some fantastic people and made friends with many. I have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has helped me grow both personally and professionally. We have made back our investment 10 times over, and understand the formula of effort and reward within BNI. I put in a lot of effort, and can see that my chapter enjoys the meetings – this is very gratifying.

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

Get a position of visibility – fast!

Do You Have a BNI Story To Share?

My story is a recurring one. Each time I ask for a specific referral with the name of the person I need to make friends with – somebody knows them. This is the power of clarity and focus. Clarity on what you want, and focusing on how to get to it. Its strategy without even realising it – and all this happens while we eat breakfast!

Your Dream Referral Is…

A marketing manager in a medium sized organisation that requires great communication tools on a regular basis. We will help them develop a clear, consistent message that increases their visibility and grows their business. Financially, it’d be worth 150% of the national average ROI for BNI members.

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