If you are visiting a BNI meeting for the first time, here are some simple tips to follow to make sure you make the most of attending the meeting.
- Make sure you bring lots of business cards! BNI meetings can have up to 50 people and all they will want is your card!
- Once all of the members have given their 60 second presentations, it will be your chance to do one too on your own business. Think about including your name and business name (sounds obvious but not everyone remembers)! Tell them what you do, perhaps tell a story on how you recently helped a client rather than listing all your products/services. Tell them who would be a great referral for you, who do you want to do more business with, who would help you move your business forwards?
- Finally, don’t be nervous about doing your 60 seconds, we have all been there! Just give it a go, nobody in the room will know what your were intending to say.
Most importantly, relax and enjoy the meeting!