Being the longest day it was of course raining hard at 6.15 am as I walked from the car to the main door of our meeting venue. I nodded to the road sweeper near the door and thought “what a job ” before rushing in to keep dry and have my coffee. Whilst chatting and … More Gravesend BNI Thursday 21/06/12
After our tea/coffee and early morning networking, Chapter Director Jackie Murphy opened the meeting and PJ took the education slot. In his usual forthright style, PJ took us through the filling in of referral slips. These are a vital part of BNI and need to be properly completed so that the referrals and work can … More BNI Working Breakfast
It was the first meeting for Chapter Leader, Jackie Murphy Of Specialist Dog Training who thanked PJ and the previous leadership team for their hard work in building the success of the Chapter. Jackie asked her leadership team to introduce themselves and we then settled into the well known BNI meeting formula. First up was Russ Rogers … More New team – same great value!
This being the last meeting of the present management team, Garath Bridgland was in end -of -term headmaster mode for his education slot. He gave us a review of how to make the best of BNI using its structure of referrals and testimonials and urged us all to participate as team members. The 60second presentations … More BNI – Business, support and fun
A very busy and vibrant business meeting this week with 55 people sitting down to a great breakfast and great business at Gravesend BNI. Same BNI format with some changes to accommodate our visitors kicked off with Gareth Bridgland of Perrys accountants taking the education slot. Gareth used the newspaper ad analogy, pointing out that … More Visitors Day Success!
The education slot focused on visitors and visitors day. Mark Blenkarne reminded us that guests were simply visiting the Chapter with an invitation to see how we do business and meet members. Any decision to join came later and the application involved both the committee and the applicant . Mark said that on Visitors day … More Tobogganing cancelled due to frost!
The meeting really starts with the early get together for coffee/tea and networking in a social way. It’s the chance to catch up with someone or pick someone’s brains about a problem. Visitors are welcomed, introduced and given a chance to meet other business people and encouraged to participate easily. Then comes the call … More More business at BNI Gravesend