Bob The Website Builder

Reason number 0223 to love BNI: Come for the virtual networking, stay for the virtual referrals. Today’s recap (2/23/2021):

Last week’s stats by Casi H.:
2/16/2021: 12 referrals given, 11 1-2-1’s, 0 visitors, 0 CEU’s, $9965 TYFCB
2/9/2021: 11 referrals given, 27 1-2-1’s, 1 Visitor, 7 CEU’s, $6154 TYFCB
2/2/2021: 9 referrals given, 22 1-2-1’s, 1 Visitor, 0 CEU’s, $26,755 TYFCB
Total for Feb: 32 referrals given, 60 1-2-1’s, 1 Visitor, 13 CEU’s, $42,874 TYFCB

Total for Jan: 37 referrals given, 76 1-2-1’s, 0 visitors, 6 CEU’s, $10,094 TYFCB
Total for Dec: 47 referrals, 46 1-2-1’s, 3 visitors, $23,284 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: 202 referrals given, 236 1-2-1’s, 19 visitors, & $208,053 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

What BNI Means 2 Me: Lisa Leseman
Lisa has worked with 2 people who has been in BNI as Rapid Press. Folks would come into Rapid Press looking for referrals and Stev (who used to be in BNI) always knew someone to fulfill that need. An awesome benefit.

BNI Core Values # 5
Building Relationships – Networking is more about forming connections with new contacts than hunting for them. People want to do business with people they know and trust. It’s about cultivating those relationships.

Weekly Commercials – Start with who you are and what you do. Repeat your name multiple times. Have a specific ask. Have something preplanned. Don’t wing it or copy the person before. Talk about something unique and relevant to the group. Practice makes perfect. Be memorable.

Most Referrals Last Week | Steve G (4)
Most Visitors Last Week |
Most One-to-Ones Last Week | Steve G, Mike G, Paul H (2)
Most Thank You for Closed Business | Marisa ($5598.00)
Most CEUs Last Week |

The power of one: January

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?
How do you become more effective in your networking’s? You learn the skills. How do we learn the skills? Training and continuous education. BNI gives you access to specific training on how to become more effective in the system.

Member Induction:
Jim Gavin and Steve Gaffney renewing today

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.

Jamey Austad – Dala Agency
Jamey Austad | President
Dala Ad Agency | PPAI# 350534

p: 651-338-8072 | f: 888-895-9619 |
Promo Code: forestlakebni

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 |Jim Gavin (March) | Ray Schmidt (April) Bob S in May

BNI Policy
Administrative Policy # 11
Members who wish to change their classification must submit a new Membership Application and get approval from the Membership Committee for that classification change.

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.

Bob Shurtleff – Bob The Website Builder

Next Week’s Presenter: 3/2 Rob Owens, 3/9 Kay Schwaab, 3/16 Paul Houck, 3/23 Alex Bulmer,

Trophy for best commercial: Rob O.

Door Prize drawing (spinning wheel): (via wheel of names) Marc M.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

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.

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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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