Membership Extravaganza 2013 is here!
“Interview” Instead of “Invite”
From the founder- Dr. Ivan Misner
My favorite approach for inviting visitors to BNI is what I call the “We’re interviewing” technique.
Suppose your chapter needs a printer. When you meet a printer, explain that you’re in a referral group and say, “We’re interviewing printers now to find the best printer in the area to give all of our business to. I think you might make a good candidate.” (Replace “printers” with the profession your chapter needs.) Here’s how the script could be phrased:Click here for full article
Previous Membership Extravaganza “Visitor Days” Trip Winners
Our group had a great turnout for last year’s Visitor’s Day Extravaganza. We had enough visitors join our chapter to qualify us in the drawing to win a trip to Las Vegas. I was fortunate enough to have my name drawn to travel to Las Vegas! One of the highlights of being there was attending a speaking engagement led by Dr. Misner. He taught me a lot about networking and energized me to get out and continue to grow my business!
Jeff Schneider – BNI Coulee Referral Connections
I was very fortunate to win a trip to New Orleans with our Visitor’s Day. I was able to bring my wife and we had an awesome time in the city. We stayed at a first class hotel and had all of the travel arrangements made for us. The meeting that we had on Saturday morning with Dr. Misner was very interesting and it gave me an opportunity to network with others in BNI from around the United States.
Michael P. Hamilton – BNI New Business
I would like to give a testimonial for my trip that I won from the Membership Extravaganza.
We were fortunate to win a trip to Las Vegas. My wife and I had a great trip. One of the special things that came out of it was it gave my wife a chance to meet DR Ivan Misner and it introduced her to BNI, I always talked about what BNI was and what I was doing at the meetings and how it benefited my business. It was really a great opportunity for her to hear it from DR Ivan Misner himself. We were also there with about 250 members and others that they brought with, We were able mingle and share thoughts with other members from across the United States. I would like to thank Dave Zemer for giving me the chance to win this trip it was a great experience for my wife and I.
Chet Melcher – BNI Wisconsin Centralwest Region
My experience as one of the Visitors Day Trip recipients was amazing to say the least! The opportunity for networking was endless. My wife and I had the opportunity to sit at the same table and eat breakfast with Dr. Ivan Misner himself the morning of our couple hour training session. To me however, it wasn’t training at all. It was an opportunity of a lifetime! It was time spent with the Master of networking, learning some of his proven techniques and methods to become a better networker, professional, and person. Thank you for the unforgettable opportunity!
Derrick W. Hermann – BNI Pay It Forward
Welcome to BNI Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan. Our members invite you to experience the entrepreneureal spirit of BNI Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan.
Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals.BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
Last year Members of BNI passed 7.1 million referrals, which generated over $3.3 Billion dollars worth of business for each other! BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of marketing people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. It's as simple as that!
It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around." If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!!
This organization has Teams all over Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula Michigan! Are you looking for an Interior Decorator? An Estate Planning Attorney? A Graphic Designer? Find what you need in our member directory.
Interested in Chapter Placement? Let our chapter placement specialists find a chapter for you.
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2013 BNI Member Referrals YTD: 23,349
2013 BNI Member Gross Revenue YTD: $64,362,726.19
Be sure to visit this website often and watch the BNI Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan statistics grow!
BNI is the world's largest business referral organization with over 6,250 Chapters throughout every populated continent in the world. Last year, members of BNI passed over 7.1 million referrals which generated almost $3.3 billion (U.S.) worth of business for each other.To learn more, check out the world headquarter's website www.bni.com and click on About BNI.
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2013 Medallion Chapters
Must maintain the numbers below for a minimum of 3 months to qualify.
BNI Fox West - 43
BNI CentraNet - 49
BNI Networking Professionals - 40
BNI Point To Success - 41
BNI Network De Noc - 34
BNI Badger - 37
BNI Greater Green Bay - 30
BNI Optimal Networkers - 35
BNI Premier Business Connection - 31
BNI Hub City - 38
BNI Circle Of Success - 34
BNI Landmark - 30
BNI R.O.C.K.S - 36
BNI Rock River - 31
BNI River City - 35
BNI Coulee Referral Connection - 30
BNI Waukesha Networking Professionals - 30
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