Karl Schwantes l Managing Director l Xennox Diamonds


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Karl Schwantes
Managing Director
Xennox Diamonds
BNI Wharf in the BNI Brisbane Region

Tell us about your business:

We are obsessed about finding the most perfectly cut diamonds and handcrafting amazingly unique engagement and wedding rings. Our aim is to make every piece we create even better than our clients wildest dreams. Every client deserves to have a truly memorable experience that they will never forget.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. Be personable, warm and genuine in your greeting
2. Ask first about their business and show real interest in finding out all about their business and what makes them unique.
3. Offer to help them with the benefits of your business if there is an interest in what you do.

What can’t you live without?

Work life balance is always a challenge. I am so passionate about creating amazing pieces of jewellery and helping clients along their journey, that i think about work constantly. Spending time with my family on holiday’s is something that i am driven to do, to let them experience all that life has to offer.

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition.  Jay Abraham

Very insightful book on how to improve your business by thinking outside the box, and filled with real life examples of people doing it.

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

Being someone who loves meeting new people and networking, i came across a group of BNI members at a function. One thing led to another and i was invited to attend one of the meetings. Needless to say, i thoroughly enjoyed the experience and signed up straight away.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

2 months

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

Having the opportunity to meet ”like minded” business owners, who understand the concept of givers gain. The more we can do for each other, the better the group will succeed.

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

Nothing really. I have enjoyed every minute of my experience. All of the members that i have interacted with, have acted with the highest level of integrity, and always shown a great willingness to help me.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

I was looking to organise a special family holiday with my family. One BNI member in the travel industry was able to find the right kind of holiday that suited my unique family arrangement (triplet 7 year olds and a 9 year old), organise all the tours and flights, without any fuss.

Your Dream Referral Is…

Anyone looking to purchase a piece of jewellery to celebrate a significant life milestone. Whether it is an engagement ring for a proposal, a wedding ring for the exchange of their vows, an eternity ring for their anniversary, or a maternity ”push present”, we are always here to help.

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