The sixty seconds presentations were brisk an to the point this week highlighting a wide range of services with many members including their USPs. One strength of BNI is that it makes us examine not only what we do but who we are before we stand up in front of 40 people and try to … More Goals

Men at Work!

Rus Rogers took the education slot and gave us a few pointers to make the most of the open networking before the meeting. It is very tempting to just talk to someone you already know over coffee and look around to see who else you are safe talking to, but as Rus said, we should … More Men at Work!

Talk about Support!

Being visitors day, things took a different slant to accommodate visitors and  tell them something about BNI and how it works. The education slot was taken by Rus Rogers of Ambition Driving Academy who asked what £1000 might buy us in the way of advertising our business. A half page newspaper ad as a one … More Talk about Support!

The WOW factor

Chapter Director, Jackie Murphy opened the meeting with the usual introduction of the leadership team and what they do for the Chapter. Routine perhaps but also reminded me how many people were actively working to help the Chapter and help the members. The team put in a lot of hours outside of the Thursday meeting … More The WOW factor

Appearance Matters

Rus Rogers of Ambition Driving Academy was first up with his education slot. Rus was looking very smart in a dark suit and tie and looked every inch a businessman ready to talk the talk with senior management. Rus said that first impressions were all important and they were based on appearance. It was no … More Appearance Matters

Visitors Day Success!

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!