2015-12-8- NASHVILLE- Regional Networking Mixer

Cap off your Tuesday than with some great networking! Join BNI members and guests from the greater Nashville area?  Mark your calendars now to join us and support one of your fellow local BNI member’s restaurants…312 Pizza Company!

Enjoy 312 Pizza Company’s awesome atmosphere and delicious appetizers for BNI members and guests while you engage in great conversations and make new connections in a laid back and fun atmosphere! Cash bar.

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 05:00-07:00 p.m.
Event: BNI Regional Networking Mixer: Nashville
Venue: 312 Pizza Company
(615) 730-7888
Location: 371 Monroe Street
Nashville, TN 37208
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

The Value of Connecting

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When it comes to networking, most business people miss opportunities because they lack the understanding of the real value in the connections you make with everyone you meet.

It may not be the person you are talking to at an event who you think you need to connect with.  Often times, it’s who that person knows that you do need a connection to.

“Had a great @BNITNKYIN meeting this morning! Thursdays have became my new favorite day because of it!”
@keepLOUwired
August 20, 2015

Start your week on the links at Big Spring Country Club! This event, which is open to BNI Members and their personal guests, is a full day filled with great networking, food and fun!

Event starts with networking and a cookout style lunch served at 11am. Then, we’ll head to the course for a shotgun start scramble event. Prizes will be provided at the networking event which will follow.

$150 per player entry fee includes:

– Greens Fee

– Cookout Lunch

– 3 Drink Tickets

– Admission to Pre and Post Scramble Networking Events

– Appetizers at post scramble networking event

– Player Goodie Bag

Guests Encouraged! Ideal teams are 2 members and 2 guests! Bring your clients and friends at the same price and make some strategic introduction while having some fun.

Register Online TODAYSPOTS ARE LIMITED!!!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Drink Cart Sponsors:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Prudential Parks & Weiseberg Realtors

MOMS- Multiple Option Mortgage Service

Event Sponsors:

Prudential Heating & Air Conditioning

 

Date: October 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Event: BNI Member-Guest Golf Scramble
Sponsor: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services: Parks & Weisberg Realtors, MOMS Multiple Option Mortgage Service, Prudential Heating & Air Conditioning
Venue: Big Spring Country Club
(502) 459-2622
Location: 5901 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Save the Date! BNI Member-Guest Golf Scramble

Mark your calendar today! Join us October 26, 2015 for a day of golf, networking and fun at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ll provide more event details and open online registration next week.

Tee It Up

 

Want More Profitable Networking Connections?

If you’re looking to generate more referrals and clients from networking, spend time refining your message.

  1. Pile of WordsFocus on one product or service in each conversation.  Networking events are busy places with lots of names and faces to remember.  That’s why it’s critical for you to highlight one piece of what you do…so it’s easy to remember.  The more you share, the more likely your message is to get lost in the information overload.
  2. Tell us why you enjoy providing that.  We all sell something valuable…but sharing why you enjoy providing your clients with your one product or service allows them to easily make a real connection with you and your brand.
  3. Share a story. When you share a story, something magical happens…It gives everything context and makes your message “sticky.”  As a result, you AND the rest of your message about your product or service are more likely to be remembered.

REMEMBER: People are more likely to do business with you AND refer others to you once they understand they make a real connection with you. Your ability to share these 3 elements naturally in a casual conversation or in a formal presentation will make the difference between you being remembered as ‘a nice person I met at that networking meeting’ and ‘someone I need to get to know.’It may take some time until weaving in these 3 elements becomes second nature…but you can’t afford to be forgotten!

Invest 10 minutes right now refining your message and approach for your next networking.

The results are worth the preparation!

“What Brings You Here Today?”

I get the biggest kick out of conversation “ice breakers,” at networking events.  Sometimes they’re awkward…Nerdy Woman With Name Tag Stuck To Nose

Whether your conversation fizzles out after “So what do you do?” or your new acquaintance does their best roast of the local meteorologists because the weather is at the top of their list of things to talk about, it can feel a little cheesy and even generate some memorable awkward pauses.

But PLEASE…don’t hold that against ice breakers or networking events! Just change the conversation- start to explore their “why.”