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Visitor’s Day Follow-Up

We had an amazing turnout at Visitor’s Day!!!!  Congrats to everyone who invited visitors….but now the work has just begun!  I know many of you were surprised to not see your visitors there (it happens….sick kid, big project at work, etc.).  No worries!  FOLLOW UP WITH THEM TODAY!  Tell them you missed them at the meeting this last week, and would love to have them come tomorrow, or the following week.  This is so important!!!  Send them an email, facebook message, phone call…..something that says “hey, I missed you!”, and invite them to come to another meeting.

Hopefully most of you saw Tonya’s email where she urged members to reach out to visitors that they would have a synergy with, even if you didn’t invite them.  Tell them it was good to see them at last week’s meeting, and you would like to have them come visit once again, and maybe meet afterwards to discuss your partnership.

Lastly, it’s not too late to invite other visitors….we didn’t have a jeweler or roofer show up….invite them to come!  Don’t wait until our next visitor’s day to reach out to them- we want them to join now!  Remember, the next time you’re having some work done on your home or office, or you find yourself needing the services of someone NOT in our BNI group, that should be the perfect opening for you to invite them to come check us out!

 

Wednesday November 22nd: Thanksgiving Week Breakfast

As we have done in the past, there is NO regular meeting on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (the day before Thanksgiving). Instead, we will have an optional meeting / breakfast at Kerbys Koney Island (I75 & Crooks Road entrance, 5407 Crooks Rd., Troy MI 48098). We will meet at 7:30am in their private meeting room. Come prepared to give your 30 second commercial, and participate in a team building activity. Fun will be had by all, so don’t hesitate to come to this optional, but fun meeting!

To help us get an estimate on who is coming, please RSVP using the Evite Link: http://evite.me/yFAnE45Xbg

Here’s a map to the location: https://www.google.com/maps?q=Kerbys%20Koney%20Island%205407%20Crooks%20Rd%20Troy,%2048098

Upcoming Presentations

The following presentations are scheduled for the next few weeks:

Oct 18th- Kristen Jones / Alyse Leidch
Oct 25th- Evan Thompson / Di Glinski
Nov 1st- Diane Hendricks / Barb Merten-Dubensky
Nov 8th- Paul Hansen / Denise Putman
Nov 15th- Ann Marie Vis / Mark Bidinger
Nov 22nd- BREAKFAST AT KERBYS- NO PRESENTATION

Please remember to bring your BNI Information sheet to be read before you present and your $20 door prize. Also, don’t forget that we DO NOT bring the projector each week, and need to know in advance if you need to use the projector for your presentation. Email cheryl.vandrie@gmail.com to coordinate an electronic presentation.

Final Details for Visitor’s Day

TOMORROW is our big day, and we currently have 29 visitors that we’re expecting to see tomorrow!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!?

Here are some last minute details to discuss before tomorrow:

  • Make sure you call/email your confirmed visitors today and remind them about the meeting tomorrow morning early.  If you have anyone else you want to follow up with, now is a good time.  Here’s a suggested script to follow:
    • I’m a member of BNI. BNI is the world’s largest referral organization. We are interviewing for a ______________ to pass referrals to. I sent you a letter in the last week or so inviting you to attend our meeting.  Are you looking for more business?

      (YES) Great! Can I reserve a place for at our meeting on Wednesday, October 11, from 7:00am until 8:30am, at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave, in Rochester?

      (NO) I understand. However, we are interviewing for a _____________ to pass referrals to. Can you suggest another ______________ that needs more business?

  • Arrive tomorrow morning between 6am-6:15 am.  We have to set up the room and get things ready, and we will have a short “pow-wow” before people get there….so we need everyone there early.  Don’t press snooze tomorrow…
  • Make sure you connect with the visitors you invited.  If possible, sit by them and introduce them to other members of the group.  Make the best use of open networking tomorrow morning and carry around your business cards as you network (see below).
  • Bring plenty of business cards….at least 50.  Our box is running low, and we will need to hand out cards as you meet visitors.  These visitors are going to meet tons of new people, so give them your card as you introduce yourself!
  • Remember to bring $5 for the breakfast.  Our very own caterer Mark Bidinger from Catering by Katherine’s is going to be supplying breakfast tomorrow morning, so come hungry, and bring $5 to offset the costs.
  • Don’t forget your name badge!  We will have a few extras, but try to bring your own.
  • Remind your visitors to prepare a 30 second commercial like we do in the group to announce what they do to others.  Everyone in the room will be giving a 30-second/brief commercial about their own business.
  • Plan to stay until 9am.  We’ll most likely get done earlier, but remember to stay in your seat and not leave until the meeting is complete.  Getting up, walking around for more food or coffee, or taking a bathroom break is a huge distraction.  Do whatever you can to stay until the meeting is complete.
  • Look your best and prepare to share the power of BNI!

We’ll see you bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning!!

Upcoming Presentations

The following presentations are scheduled for the next few weeks:

Oct 11th- VISITOR’S DAY!!!
Oct 18th- Kristen Jones / Alyse Leidch
Oct 25th- Evan Thompson / Di Glinski
Nov 1st- Diane Hendricks / Barb Merten-Dubensky
Nov 8th- Paul Hansen / Denise Putman
Nov 15th- Ann Marie Vis / Mark Bidinger

Please remember to bring your BNI Information sheet to be read before you present and your $20 door prize. Also, don’t forget that we DO NOT bring the projector each week, and need to know in advance if you need to use the projector for your presentation. Email cheryl.vandrie@gmail.com to coordinate an electronic presentation.

Don’t Forget: Print Your Ask Sheet Each Week!

As a reminder, we’re asking members to print their ask sheets each week and bring it with them to the meeting.  Here’s the link to the document:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10kgFi82ZAet1mDTwRAmPSwP06Gce91WDV3a7ZOglA3M/edit?usp=sharing

This link can also be found each week in this email by clicking on the picture on the right hand side of the email…it will bring it up right in google documents where you can print or save the document as needed.