The members of the group are diverse, from a life coach to a web page designer and many stops in between. Particularly there are several members that are a natural ‘power team’ for me; a real estate agent, a probate attorney, a general contractor, a real estate attorney, an electrician and a couple others that mesh nicely with a real estate investor. However, the real power in the group lies not only in knowing these folks but in getting to know who they know.
Each week I get to give a one minute commercial about my business and ask for a specific referral. Once every couple of months I get to give a 10 minute presentation and offer a more comprehensive explanation of our business. I gave my first 10 min. presentation last week. I have attached a link to a video made of my talk. I ran into some technical difficulties. Thankfully, another member of the group jumped in to get the slide show unfrozen for me. This may not be my shiniest moment in the spotlight but, the message gets delivered. I have also attached a copy of the slide show since you really can’t see it in the video. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xf4usib5hte0w31/VHR%20Presentation.pptx
Being a part of the BNI group has been beneficial so far. I have gotten referrals that will prove useful. I have also been able to refer people I know to other members of the group. Our message is getting out there in ever widening circles. It’s social media the old-school way; actually socializing with other human beings. What a concept!
Right now the only downside to the whole thing is that the meetings start at 7 AM and it’s about 20 or so minutes from my house. There are closer groups to my house but this one is the best (IMHO).
Expect to hear more about my experiences with the folks in Rock Solid Referrals in future posts.