BNI Members Realize Quicker Sales

In our last newsletter, we discussed some studies and surveys that confirm what we already know.

1.Members get more referrals in BNI.

2.Members realize quicker sales in BNI.

3.Members receive an amazing ROI in BNI.

We discussed the first point in the last newsletter.  Last year BNI members passed 6.9 million referrals. That’s an average of over 45 referrals per member per year.   Members get more referrals in BNI.

This time around let’s talk about the second point.  Members realize quicker sales in BNI.   The chart below came from international marketing expert, Per Sjofors, and his team.  They did an evaluation of the “value proposition” that BNI offers its members worldwide.  This shows a dramatic comparison between BNI and other networking groups.

referrals_quickerGetting business quicker in BNI is very important in a struggling economy.  This economy presents a huge opportunity for all entrepreneurs and BNI plays a big role in that opportunity.  Members who really plug in fast get results faster.  Training is a huge component of this success.  BNI is not a training company, but we do provide cutting edge referral marketing training as a part of your membership.  Make sure you participate.

BNI members’ businesses are constantly increasing.  I believe this will become even more dramatic as we continue to leverage new technologies like BNI Connect.  In the past, when you joined a chapter, you joined a local business network. Now, with our online technologies, you are a local business with a global network of over 140,000 BNI Members.

 

Opportunity Abounds,

David Alexander—BNI Executive Director

 

Bonus Learning Event Added to IND

We are excited to see you at the upcoming BNI International Networking Day March 24! It promises to be an extraordinary day. We hope you will join us after IND for Superior Selling with Doug Grady, brought to you by BNI.

BNI and High Achievers Network are offering an exclusive opportunity for you to attend Doug Grady’s Superior Selling seminar for just $69! (tickets are normally $199).  This seminar will be offered at the Gwinnett Civic Center, following International Networking Day.  IND lasts most of the day on Thursday and the Superior Selling event will begin with networking and refreshments at 5:30, followed by the presentation from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

If you haven’t yet purchased your International Networking Day ticket, you can save on both events by registering through High Achievers Network and get admission to both for only $99.  Remember, your IND ticket includes lunch!

Doug Grady is President of High Achievers Network. For over 16 years, Doug has been engaging audiences from coast to coast with his wit and wisdom. Exciting, entertaining and enlightening are words invariably used to describe his unique seminars and workshops.

“Business development can be boiled down into two critical components. How do we find bigger and better prospects and what do we do with them when we find them? This program will provide you solid, proven yet innovative strategies to turn your best prospects into your best clients. You will learn to augment standard selling strategies with non-traditional personal marketing and creative communication.”

You will learn how to:

• Avoid the SALES KILLERS
• READ people
• Book yourself solid
• Triple your referrals
• Increase your closing ratio by 38%

Here are your ticket options:

Option 1: $69 for The Superior Selling seminar with Doug Grady register now!

Option 2: $99 for IND+ The Superior Selling Seminar register now!

Option 3: $36 for IND only register now!

Option 4: Do absolutely nothing (not recommended)

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 24th for a jam packed day full of education and networking that  will help put more profit in your pocket in 2011!

Special Event for Business Owners and Managers

December 9th, Alpharetta, GA – We are hosting a special Executive Brief in partnership with Sandler Sales.  If you manage a sales team, this event will provide you with both networking and sales tools to inspire your team to greater profitability.  Lunch, 2 books and a free DISC assessment are included!  Click here for details.

Charlotte, NC – Executive Brief 05.21.10

Due to popular demand, we are hosting one more Executive Brief before Summer vacations get underway.  These events have been well-received due in part to the value they provide.  In one morning, you can get advice on both networking and sales, two complementary books and lunch!  If you have not been to one yet, come find out why our last two presentations were made to a packed room.  Or if you know someone interested in referral marketing that can’t make it to your normal chapter meeting, invite them to learn more through this special event.  Click here for more details.