Oct
19

Gary Lisbon l Owner l GOLFSelect

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Gary Lisbon
Owner
GOLFSelect
www.golfselect.com.au
BNI Corporate Connections in the BNI Melbourne Region

Tell us about your business:

GOLFSelect specialises in client entertainment on the golf course. In addition to organising single day corporate golf days for small and large companies and charities Australia wide, our GOLFSelect Business Network is a series of professionally managed golf days held on the top private Melbourne Sandbelt golf courses every 4 to 6 weeks. Furthermore our GolfDayPro Event Management software provides a way for companies to facilitate and manage their own golf days including the very popular mobile scoring and live leaderboard functionality we have incorporated into the system. Our golf holiday division organises customised golf holidays throughout Australia and the World and we have just returned from hosting 20 clients at the Open Championship in St Andrews and playing the best courses in Scotland. Tough job but someone has to do it…

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. show genuine interest when talking to someone
2. do what you say you are going to do
3. think about how you can help someone first rather than just trying to benefit yourself

What can’t you live without?

My family (3 girls and a wonderfully supportive wife), my MacBook computer, my bible and my set of golf clubs!

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why? 

The E-Myth revisited. A great reminder that as small business owners we need to work ON our business and not IN our businesses – something which is not always easy to do and needs constant reinforcement.

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

The mother of one of my daughters school friends was pestering me (nicely) for about 18 months to join and one day I decided to come along. I was immediately attracted by the professional approach to the meetings and the niche I felt I was filling in my particular chapter.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

1 year

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

Attending BNI meetings on a weekly basis instils a sense of structure and discipline into my business week. It always has me thinking about the importance of referrals and I love giving referrals and having it turn into closed business. It is a great feeling to be able to bless someone with a strong referral.

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

To give real thought to what your business is all about and how best to articulate that (in 45 seconds).

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

After being in BNI for less than 6 months I floated the idea to our executive about running a BNI golf day for Melbourne chapters. This was well received, well attended and is a blueprint for future events. Golf is popular amongst BNI members!

Your Dream Referral Is…

Running a series of golf events for a National company in each state of Australia culminating in a National or International final.

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