A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, the other by association with smarter people
BNI offer many types of training to help members develop their networking and presentation skills. This is one of the keys to BNI's success as a networking group. By focusing on new member and existing member development, they are able to keep the chapters growing.
Each week an education coordinator tops up this training with a 5 minute slot designed to improve the members networking skills.
For more information, please visit BNI Europe website: http://www.bni-europe.com/trainingevents.php?region=13
iMPROVE Training - PRESENTATION SKILLS
Helping you to .....
Identify tactics to add power to the words you use in a presentation, in either the spoken word or in Powerpoint
List actions you could take to improve the impact of your voice in a presentation
Describe congruent/incongruent behaviour and how you could increase your confidence when presenting
Demonstrate a strong, engaging presentation style
MSP(Member Support Programme)
You will know from your application form that BNI has a policy of asking all members to attend an MST within 6 weeks of joining because we know that it will boost their business. Your chapter is advised to allocate 10-minute slots only to members who have attended the MST: we want all members to make the maximum impact when they are allocated their slot.
We ask this for a reason: a recent study of referrals has shown that those who attend the MST at the first opportunity generate 27% more referrals overall than those who have not attended. We know the motto of BNI is givers gain. The corollary of that is also true: those who give less, receive less.
The MST also gives you FREE networking with many members throughout the region with the opportunity of doing some business.
May I ask you to ask yourself these questions?
Have I ever stood up - or seen others stand up - in the contribution section and said "no referrals" or "I'm working on a referral for ..." or "I have referrals in the pipeline?"
Do I feel challenged by inviting visitors to my chapter?
How many referrals have I received since joining?
How many referrals have I given since joining?
How do I get the most out of my 1:1 sessions with members?
How should I make the best use of my 10-minute slot?
Many new members feel uncomfortable with their answers to the above, so we run the workshops to help them. BNI training comes as a part of your membership fee and the only cost to you is the breakfast/room hire cost of £10.
This training will be different from others you may have attended. It will be fun, interactive and you will be fired up for the week ahead and for your next chapter meeting