Week of November 30, 2020 – Bethesda Business BNI Email Update

Week of November 30, 2020 – Bethesda Business BNI Email Update

It is difficult to believe but December is here. As you continue with your post-Thanksgiving week, please try to remember our most recent presenters ~ Dennis Elliott & Christian Zamora, and what a good referral or introduction is for each.

Visitors Matter: Please reach out to past visitors and invite new ones for future meetings. While our chapter is looking for and currently interviewing two CPAs, there are many categories not represented in Bethesda Business BNI. Please reach out to previous visitors again. As Gary Altman pointed out last week, visitors account for a significant portion of our chapter’s success. Why not invite a visitor for this week’s meeting!  

A continued thanks to those members who continue to pass referrals which lead to closed business. Stephanie Lewis, Gary Altman, Guy Brami, Dennis Elliott and Greg Ford remain at the top of the list.

From our President Gary Altman:

What one question would you like to ask three current members and which three members have you identified? This will be incorporated into your infomercial next week December 11. 

James Bonato, Mentor Coordinator:

James is making it his mission to coordinate with new & existing members, to improve our referrals and thank you for closed business. Continue to welcome James when he reaches out to you and embrace his positive message.

Notable Networker is the person who is doing 1-1s, passing referrals etc. Extra time at the beginning of Member Weekly Presentations. This week our Notable Networker is James Bonato.

Member Spotlight is for the member who has given a lot and we need to think about them going forward. Extra time at the end of Visitor Weekly Presentations. This week our Member Spotlight is Gary Altman.

Housekeeping Reminder(s) from above:

Updates for our next meeting will be accepted up until close-of-business the Wednesday prior to our meeting December 2nd.

The use of a PowerPoint presentation is highly encouraged. I use Wednesday evenings to compile the presentations for our meeting. Any last-minute changes take away from my normal workday.

Our new website is https://www.bethesdabusinessbni.com/  Thank you Adam Lowe!

In an effort to keep Diane Lorello at the top of our thoughts and prayers, Gary Altman will call on one member to give Diane’s infomercial this week. Who will it be? Only Gary knows…..be prepared!!!

Presentations: We have a blanket rule where we agree that each week’s presentations are TWO OF THE BEST PRESENTATIONS EVER. This statement should eliminate the need for each member to mention how good the presentation was during the REFERRAL & TESTIMONIAL portion of our meeting.

This Friday December 4, we look forward to hearing from speakers Adam Lowe Frank Milota.

Is there anyone you know who might be a potential referral for either of our speakers? Why not invite them to visit our meeting?

Your thoughts and suggestions for our meetings and our BNI chapter, in general, are encouraged and always appreciated.


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