BNI Heartland Regional Director Brandon Souba and member Jay Tripp discuss why it can take some time to get to that first closed referral. They also talk about what you can do in your chapter to help the process along, and some benefits you can easily reap in the meantime.
Brandon talks with Abraham Hogins from Platte Valley Professionals about how focusing on an aspect of his trade helped him get more and better referrals. Also, find out what their chapter did to increase visitors and One-to-Ones.
BNI National Director Tim Roberts joins Brandon to discuss why it's ineffective to ask for "Anybody" in your weekly presentations. Find out why members pick up this habit, and some steps you can take to break out of it. Also, check out Tim's "BNI & The Power of One" podcast at bnipowerofone.com
Brandon Souba is joined by Jeff Pickett of Media by JP, and member of the Referrals In Action chapter in Sioux Falls, SD. Jeff recently shared a video on Facebook about what it means when businesses proclaim their outstanding customer service. Brandon and Jeff develop this topic further and give actions you can take to show what excellent customer service really means.
Brandon Souba interviews Joe Thomas, author of Everybody Knows Joe: 11 Keys to Impactful Networking. They discuss how "networking like a free safety" can make a great impression at networking events, and on chapter visitors. Listen for details - and get even more from Joe's book at Amazon at this link.
Brandon Souba and BNI Heartland Social Media Coordinator Ray Huse review how inviting visitors for your featured presentation helps the chapter, and how posting about speakers on social media can help build a buzz for your meeting.
Joe Herman from Elite Referral Partners in Sioux Falls, SD joins Brandon to explain the system he uses to get more 1 to 1s scheduled, and how this has helped him grow relationships, give more referrals and increase the business he receives in BNI.
Brandon's guest this week is Omaha Area Director/BNI Heartland Social Media Coordinator Ray Huse. They explain why it's important to maintain your chapter and business presence in social media, and a few steps to take to make your pages more effective - as well as some things to avoid.