Rapid Press

Reason number 1228 to love BNI: Come for the virtual networking, stay for the virtual referrals. Today’s recap (12/28/2020):

Last week’s stats by Casi H.:
12/22/2020 – 11 referrals, 8 1-2-1,s 1 visitor
12/15/2020 – 10 referrals, 20 1-2-1’s, 1 visitor, $12,745 TYFCB
12/8/2020 – 16 referrals, 9 1-2-1’s, 0 visitors, $2925 TYFCB
12/1/2020 – 4 referrals, 7 1-2-1’s, 0 visitors, $1614 TYFCB
Total for Dec: 41 referrals, 44 1-2-1’s, 2 visitors, $17,284 TYFCB

Total for Nov: 26 referrals, 28 1-2-1’s, 11 visitors, $44,647 TYFCB
Total for Oct: 60 referrals given, 26 1-2-1, & 4 visitors, $87,154 TYFCB
Total for Fiscal Year 2020 / 2021: 127 referrals given, 98 1-2-1’s, 17 visitors, & $149,085 TYFCB
Total for Fiscal Year 2019 / 2020: 1140 referrals given, 641 1-2-1’s, 77 visitors, & $2,089,372 TYFCB
Goals: 100/mo (1200/yr) referrals, 50/mo (600/yr) 1-2-1’s, 8/mo (96/yr) visitors & $210k/mo ($2.5M/yr) TYFCB

BNI Core Values # 1 – Accountability – We keep the promises we make, especially when it is hard to do so. This creates trust and supports strong relationships.

What BNI Means 2 Me:
Marc McCarter – I appreciates presentations when the presenter talks about what they do that way he knows how to refer.

Russ talked to us about education. We should always be learning and investing in ourselves so we can invest in others. He asked what are our goals? Without a goal there is nothing to work towards. We not only must have a goal but have a plan on how to reach the goal. This gives purpose to what we are doing.

Most Referrals Last Week | John R (3)
Most One-to-Ones Last Week | Steve G (2)
Most TYFCB$ Contributed Last Week |
Most CEUs Last Week | Russ H (2)

The power of one: December

It was designed to help one specific issue: How does one member easily interpret the data shared during their BNI meeting and understand if their activity is on par or not. The power of one is simply described as a history report of your activities over the past 6 months. So if your score is not quite what you want it to be, remember that activity you have for this month in each column will begin to improve your score next month! This report allows you to understand two things instantaneously:
Are you being active enough to achieve the results you desire?
What areas do you need to be more active in to achieve your goals?
Visitors: Russ Hanes
Visitors – The only way to increase the odds of getting more referrals is to increase your opportunities. The only way to do that is to have more people in the room that are willing to help you. Therefore, you want to expand your contact sphere, to expand your referral opportunities. Even if you never become more effective in what you are doing, you are going to receive more referrals based on more opportunities

Member Induction:

BNI Code of ethics:
BNI CODE OF ETHICS followed by members:

  1. I will provide the quality of services at the prices that I have quoted.
  2. I will be truthful with the members and their referrals.
  3. I will build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals.
  4. I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I receive.
  5. I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession.*
  6. I will display a positive and supportive attitude with BNI members.

Pending Application:

Mike Goehner & Jean Houlding in Feb 2021 & Jim Gavin March 2021

Samantha Peluso Wright – Garage Doors Plus LLC.
612-760-7551 samantha@garagedoorsplusllc.com

Membership report:
Open Classifications
Garage Door Repair | House Cleaning | Photographer | Attorney | Massage Therapist | Credit Repair | Supplemental Insurance-AFLAC | Trades- Electrician/Drywall

Pending Applications
• New |
• Being Inducted |
• Renewing | Mike Goehner | Jean Houlding | Jim Gavin

BNI Policy
Administrative Policy #10
All BNI membership lists are for the purpose of ‘giving’ referrals and not for soliciting (via email, direct mail, or other means) BNI members or Directors without their prior approval.

We will be defining our current referral spheres that we have and what spheres we are wanting to grow as well as new ones to cultivate.

Lisa Leseman – Rapid Press
Worked at Rapid Press 7 years before purchasing it in 2019.
Printed marketing materials are crucial to making an awesome 1st impression. It must be quality, consistent in branding. This includes logos, business cards, brochures, signs, banners, letter head and envelopes. Presentation folders. Case studies and testimonials. Thank you cards. Postcards / EDDM Mailings. All of this creates a sense of legitimacy of the business.
HOME (rapidpressprinting.com)

Next Week’s Presenter: 1/5 Jean Houlding, 1/12 John Regnier

Trophy for best commercial: Steve Gaffney

Door Prize drawing (spinning wheel): Mike Swafford (via wheel of names)

Success is not final and failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill.
Remember, where ever you go, there you are.

Upcoming Events:

We are planning a coffee hour 1st Wed of each month, and a happy hour on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Stay tuned for more information.

Open To Business is “open for business” (by appointment only) in Washington County. Contact Tyler Hilsabeck at 612-789-8838 for business consulting.

Ask about the BNI Regional Contact Sphere meetings.

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If you have any announcements or events to add, please let us know (BNI Forest Lake member).

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