Although BNI is the largest networking organisation in the world, our meetings are run by the members for the members and are lively, inspirational, fun and most of all productive in getting new business.
Our meetings are held once a week over breakfast so that it doesn’t interfere with the rest of your working day. We start with informal networking over coffee where you can talk to individuals about your business and what you do. We then move on to the “formal” part of the meeting during breakfast. Each member and guest has the opportunity to tell the room who they are, what they do and what type of business they are looking for. There are also scheduled slots for educational subjects, the passing of business cards, a ten-minute presentation by one member and of course the reason we are all there: a dedicated time to pass business referrals. After closing the meeting there is more time for coffee and informal networking.
You don’t have to worry about having to think of the next thing to say at BNI meetings, as the whole meeting follows a planned agenda designed to result in the maximum benefit for all the group members.
Although there is a fixed format, and there is a serious focus on generating business, there is also plenty of scope for the members to enjoy themselves and have fun at the meetings as well. The meetings are often an exhilarating start to the day’s business for most of the members!
The meeting starts at 7:45 am sharp with 15 minutes of open networking, and breakfast is served .
- Open Networking
- Welcome everyone, introduce Team Leaders
- Purpose and Overview of BNI
- Networking Education
- Announce Business Network “Leaders” (beginning of each month)
- Pass business cards
- Welcome any new BNI members to the organisation (induct new members)
- Members introduce themselves and give 60-second presentation
- Welcome visitors to BNI and have members introduce them (visitors give 60-second presentation)