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  Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1.1 Million in Closed Business in a Single Week!

1.1 million dollars . . . yes, you read that number correctly.  The BNI Professionals of Bellaire Chapter, a six-year-old chapter in the Houston-West region of Texas in the U.S., passed referrals that resulted in 1.1 million in TYFCB (Thank You for Closed Business) in a single week!

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  Friday, July 18, 2014
New del Fuego BNI CDs & CD Bundles Available Now!

Brand new BNI CDs and CD bundles produced by del Fuego Companies have just been added to the BNI Members' Store. 

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  Tuesday, July 15, 2014
BNI Founder's Award--Recognizing Excellence in 2014

BNI Directors, do you have chapters that run a terrific meeting, pass lots of referrals, are enthusiastically committed to each other, and have a great attitude?  Now is a great time to recognize a job well done!

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how to nominate these chapters to receive the BNI Founder's Award.

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  Friday, July 11, 2014
BNI Connect Increases Web Presence in China

Frustrated by the lack of inquiries and almost non-existent web presence achieved through BNI Taiwan's website, BNI Taiwan National Director Andrew Hall decided to redesign the website through BNI Connect.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out about the dramatic, positive results the BNI Connect website has brought for BNI Taiwan . . .

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  Tuesday, July 08, 2014
New BNI UK & Ireland Video--"Men vs. Women in Networking"

In their latest video together, BNI's Founder & Chairman Ivan Misner and BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson unfold the differences between men and women in networking.  

Understanding these differences can really be an advantage when it comes to achieving success from your networking efforts so click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now . . .

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  Friday, July 04, 2014
Now Available--Past BNI Podcast Episodes

Have you recently discovered the Official BNI Podcast and now want to catch up on past episodes or listen to episodes you missed?  

If so, you're in luck!  Click on the "Read More" tab to access a list of all the podcast episodes since 2007, or to download podcasts by year in bundles.

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  Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BNI Italia National Conference--Members' Day

More than 300 BNI members and Directors participated in the Members' Day event during BNI Italia's National Conference in May in the beautiful seaside city of Riccione.  

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to access photos and videos related to the event.

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  Thursday, June 26, 2014
'Eventual Millionaire' Runs Feature on BNI

The Eventual Millionaire podcast exists to offer real talk and real advice from real millionaires with a sharp focus on the listener.  Jaime Tardy, host of Eventual Millionaire recently interviewed BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, about how BNI came to be, how it began to grow, and more.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the interview now . . .

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  Monday, June 23, 2014
BNI Launches in Qatar

BNI is excited to announce that on June 4th, BNI launched in the country of Qatar with a core group of 22 members and over 180 visitors!  

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  Friday, June 20, 2014
The Quality of Your Life Depends on Who's in Your 'Room'

 What if you lived your entire life in one room?  Whoever you want to interact with in life is in that room.  However, there is no exit and whoever is in your room stays in your room forever--whoever is in your room and whatever they bring with them cannot ever leave.  If this were true, would you be more selective about who you let into your room? l

Click on the "Read More" tab to learn why the quality of your life depends on the people you let into your room.

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  Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mini BNI 'MBA' Coming Soon!

BNI's Founder & Chairman is known for saying that much of networking know-how and the business smarts entrepreneurs need to be successful is 'the stuff they don't teach you in college.'  The good news is, there is a brand new educational CD set scheduled to be released very soon that will provide you with a college-level education in the areas of business and networking that simply aren't taught in college. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, June 13, 2014
Three Generations in BNI

Ben Olson, a BNI Director Consultant in the Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin region of the U.S., is part of a family that has three generations holding membership in BNI. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out why they each joined and how they've found success . . .

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  Monday, June 09, 2014
BNI's Founder to Present in July in Portugal & Spain

 If you will be in Portugal or Spain in July, take the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming BNI events at which BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will be presenting. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for events, dates, and registration links . . .

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  Thursday, June 05, 2014
Members of the BNI Synergy Chapter Exemplify BNI's Core Philosophy

BNI's core philosophy is Givers Gain® and five BNI members from the BNI Synergy Chapter in the UK are currently serving as shining beacons of this philosophy.  

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out what they're doing to give of themselves to help others and how you can help them make an even bigger impact . . .

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  Monday, June 02, 2014
What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

We meet so many people when networking that every once in a while, it's bound to happen . . .we run into someone we've met before but we can't remember their name.  Yikes!  It can be really embarrassing.  

So what can you do to gracefully recover if this happens to you?  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, May 30, 2014
BNI India Launches 128th Chapter

 BNI India is proud to announce the launch of its 128th chapter--the BNI Atlas Chapter!

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  Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Need Help Understanding BNI Connect?--New Video for BNI Members

Are you eager to make the most of the opportunities presented by BNI's powerful, worldwide, online database yet you're holding back because you're confused about how to use BNI Connect?  Not to worry--help is here!

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the latest BNI Connect training video for BNI members . . .

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  Friday, May 23, 2014
Understanding the Sales Clock and the Prospect

What is one of the most important keys to effective selling?  How do you tell whether the buyer is putting you off or merely attending to pressing internal demands?  What exactly is the "sales clock," and how can it help you move more sales forward for your business? 

Click on the "Read More" tab for these answers and more . . .

 

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  Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Who's In Your Room?


The special BNI Edition of Who's In Your Room?, an eye-opening book that is guaranteed to change the way BNI members network, was recently released and is now available in the BNI Store. 

Have you gotten your copy yet? . . .

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  Friday, May 16, 2014
BusinessNetworking.com + IvanMisner.com = One Powerful Website!

BusinessNetworking.com, the official blog site of BNI's Founder, has now merged with his official website, IvanMisner.com, to form one hugely informative website filled with networking tips, resources, and more!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Meet Two Standout BNI Members!

Throughout 2013, two BNI members in two different countries (Australia and Canada) consistently demonstrated stellar leadership, participation, attendance, accountability and results and were recently honored by BNI for their contributions and performance.

Who are they?...Click on the "Read More" tab to find out.


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  Friday, May 09, 2014
BNI's Founder to Present This Month in Germany & France


If you will be in Germany or France this month, take the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming BNI events at which BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will be presenting. 

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  Monday, May 05, 2014
BNI Foundation Opens Tornado Relief Fund

The BNI Foundation is once again opening a relief fund for a quick response to the recent devastating tornados that have hit the Southern United States.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to find out how you can help.

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  Friday, May 02, 2014
Taiwan BNI Chapter Makes Long Distance Visit

After hitting Platinum status at the beginning of the year, the BNI Chang Hong Chapter decided to look beyond its neighborhood to build alliances with other BNI chapters.

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  Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BNI Emerald Chapter First to Use Malay As Primary Language

The BNI Emerald Chapter in Malaysia launched earlier this year and is the first chapter in the world to use Malay as its primary language.

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  Thursday, April 24, 2014
FREE Monthly Networking Cafe Webinar--Open to the Public!

BNI's Founder and his partners in the Referral Institute offer a free, highly informative networking webinar on the last Friday of every month and it's open to all BNI members, as well as members of the general public.

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch a short video in which Ivan Misner and Eddie Esposito talk about what you'll learn on these exciting webinars and how you can easily sign up to participate.

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  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
"The Rollercoaster"--New BNI UK & Ireland Video Shows How to Build a Better Business with BNI

In this highly comedic new video featuring BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson as well as BNI's Founder & Chairman Ivan Misner, you'll not only learn how to most effectively grow your business through BNI, you'll also enjoy a few hearty laughs and three solid minutes of non-stop entertainment.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now . . .

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  Friday, April 18, 2014
BNI India Reaches the 5,000th Member Mark!

With the induction of new member R. Ramakrishna Rao into the BNI Bay Barons Chapter in Visakhapatnam, BNI India has officially reached the 5000th member mark!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Announcing Exciting Upcoming BNI Executive Management Transitions

Congratulations to Norm Dominguez (pictured at left) and Andy Hart (pictured at right) on the upcoming BNI Executive Management transitions which will see both of these talented and dedicated BNI executives stepping into new roles within the BNI organization in mid-2014.

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  Friday, April 11, 2014
What a Difference a Mentor Makes

To succeed as an entrepreneur, self confidence is a must in order to weather the highs and lows that go along with building a business.  One of the best opportunities for developing long-term self confidence can be found in gaining the support of a mentor.

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder to find out more about the power of mentorship . . .

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  Monday, April 07, 2014
BNI Executive Director Paul du Preez Interviewed by "The Success Show"

BNI Gauteng Executive Director Paul du Preez was recently interviewed by Chris and Suzanne Styles, hosts of Africa's one and only business coaching talk radio show, "The Success Show."

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details and to access a recording of the interview.

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  Saturday, April 05, 2014
BNI Featured in Headlining Inc.com Article

Just this week, Inc.com journalist Will Yakowicz published a fantastic article entitled "Forget Work-Life Balance.  This Is More Effective--and Doable."  The article highlights BNI and focuses on top tips from BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, on how to live a more harmonious life without sacrificing your career.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .

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  Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New BNI UK & Ireland Video: Be More Effective with a Deeper Network

In a day and age where technology is ubiquitous, people sometimes question whether face-to-face networking is still effective.  Although online networking gives people a wide range of exposure, face-to-face networking is still the best way to form deep, valuable relationships. 

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In the latest video from BNI UK & Ireland, BNI National Director Charlie Lawson is joined by BNI's Founder & Chairman, Ivan Misner, who shares some wisdom on why this is true.

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  Friday, March 28, 2014
Different Countries, Same Networking Customs

In August of 2012, Swiss BNI member Wolfgang Mahr took note of the letter "I" in the BNI logo.  He was impressed with the way BNI had established itself as an "international" networking community, and wondered how referral marketing had gained such worldwide acceptance.  He decided to do some traveling and investigate. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access an article detailing Wolfgang's BNI travelogue and the interesting things he found . . .

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  Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Lacking Motivation? Follow These Steps to Get Back on Track...

What do you do when your motivation level is lacking, maybe even along with your self esteem?  What do you do to regain the motivation needed to move on with your plans and pursue your networking endeavors?

Get the answers by clicking on the "Read More" tab and accessing one of the most recent Entrepreneur.com articles written by BNI's Founder . . .

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  Friday, March 21, 2014
BNI Slovenia--"In 2014 We Can!"

BNI Slovenia began this year with a highly successful conference titled "2014--We Can," celebrating a "we can" attitude focused on collaboration and cooperation in the quest for success. 

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  Tuesday, March 18, 2014
How to Work a Conference: Tips from a Networking Pro

Giovanna Fabiano of Real Business magazine recently interviewed BNI's Founder Ivan Misner to get his top tips for working a conference and making meaningful connections.  The resulting article, "How to Work a Conference: Tips from a Networking Pro," was just published today.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the full article now

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  Friday, March 14, 2014
BNI ASEAN+ Best Practice Workshop a Big Success!

The BNI ASEAN+ Team recently enjoyed an outstanding four-day "BNI Best Practice Workshop" hosted by BNI Kuala Lumpur West.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Power of Strong Ties

In the latest "From the Founder" article in BNI's global, online newsletter, SuccessNet, a worldwide myth about networking is debunked.  Contrary to what many people believe, having a multitude of weak ties does not yield great networking results.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .

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  Thursday, March 06, 2014
BNI Lanka Celebrates Its First International Networking Week

On February 7th, BNI Lanka organized a signature event to commemorate International Networking Week at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for details . . .

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  Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A BNI Referral with a "Big Bang"

Meg Hall, a chef/caterer and member of the BNI 'South Bay BNI' Chapter in Manhattan Beach, CA, recently got the referral of a lifetime from fellow BNI member Danielle Albrecht. 

Hall was referred to cater the extravagant celebrity wedding of Kaley Cuoco, star of the hit television show "The Big Bang Theory," and aside from the 125,000 (USD) in closed business, the media attention Hall's business has received from doing the job has been invaluable.

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  Friday, February 28, 2014
New Video--Ivan Misner Invites BNI Members to Nashville, TN on April 11th!

 On Friday, April 11, 2014, BNI members around the world are invited to attend the Members' Day Session at the BNI U.S. National Conference. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to view a video invitation from BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, and to get all the pertinent details surrounding this exciting event . . .

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  Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Are You Taking Advantage of BNI's Wider Network?--New Video!

In an exclusive video interview with BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson, BNI's Founder Ivan Misner explains how to take advantage of BNI's wider global network in addition to the benefits you reap from your weekly local BNI meeting.

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  Friday, February 21, 2014
"My BNI Story" Videos Featured at BNI Miami-Dade MCRA 2013

Just this past December, BNI Miami-Dade held their annual Member/Chapter Recognition Awards (MCRA) event and one of the standout highlights was the presentation of a professionally produced collection of several powerful "My BNI Story" videos.

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to the "My BNI Story" video collection and to get details surrounding the 2013 BNI Miami-Dade MCRA event . . .

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  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BNI Malaysia Launches the BNI Pioneer Chapter

Just last month, BNI Malaysia launched the BNI Pioneer Chapter in East Malaysia (probably more commonly known as Sarawak, Borneo) with an energetic core group of 22 and an audience of 130 people.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, February 14, 2014
What Dog Sled Teams Can Teach Us About Leadership

In the most recent "From the Founder" article in BNI's global online newsletter, SuccessNet, Ivan Misner explains what he learned about leadership from a dog-sled excursion he and his wife Beth experienced while visiting the Ice Hotel in Sweden last year.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .


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  Monday, February 10, 2014
BNI Business Index Results for 2013

The BNI Business Index was created by BNI to guage the economic state of business worldwide based on global survey results of retailers, service companies, and manufacturing companies all around the world. 

Over 1,000 people from every populated continent in the world responded to the BNI Business Index for year-end 2013.  Click on the "Read More" tab to view the survey results . . .

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  Friday, February 07, 2014
BNI Launches in Sri Lanka!


Congratulations to BNI Sri Lanka on the launch of their first chapter!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .


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  Monday, February 03, 2014
Welcome to International Networking Week!

The 2014 celebration of International Networking Week is here (February 3rd-7th) and there is no better time than now to focus on what we can do to promote our own business growth and help others in our network to grow their businesses as well!

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  Friday, January 31, 2014
It's Official--BNI Members Generated $6.5 Billion in Business in 2013!

Hot off the presses, the official statistics for BNI referrals passed worldwide last year have just been released!

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Tuesday, January 28, 2014
South Africa's eNCA News Features BNI in Television Segment

 In light of the recent World Economic Forum held in Switzerland, where many delegates focus on networking and making valuable contacts, South Africa's eNCA News decided to run a television segment featuring BNI, focused on how to master the art of networking.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to instantly watch the 3-minute eNCA news clip featuring BNI . . .

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  Saturday, January 25, 2014
Branding Small Business for Dummies

Click on the "Read More" tab to access a short video where BNI's Founder talks to success & investment coach Raymond Aaron about Raymond's book, Branding Small Business for Dummies

The video also offers a code for a free download of the book!

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  Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Using a Purposeful Meal as a Networking Opportunity

We eat close to 780 times a year during the work week.  Devoting some of that time to networking can help build your circle . . . and your business. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the most recent Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder which explains how to have a purposeful meal meeting and lay the groundwork for highly productive networking.

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  Friday, January 17, 2014
The Age of the Customer

Small business expert Jim Blasingame, creator & award-winning host of the Small Business Advocate® Show and avid supporter of BNI, is releasing a powerful new book on January 27th that explains the epochal marketplace shift which is causing the 10,000-year-old Age of the Seller to be replaced by the Age of the Customer. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details on this must-read book . . .

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  Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Get Ready for International Networking Week 2014!

International Networking Week 2014 is almost here and with it comes tremendous opportunity for businesspeople across the globe to grow business through the development of powerful new connections. 
Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how you can participate in this exciting, worldwide celebration of business networking and he benefits it brings!

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  Thursday, January 09, 2014
4 Questions to Start the New Year off Right


With 2014 having just kicked off, it's a whole new year and a perfect time to re-examine why you're doing what you're doing. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for 4 questions to ask yourself that will help you give some serious thought to why you're in business . . .

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  Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The BNI Business Index--Take the Current Survey and Get a Free Gift!

The BNI Business Index survey, which is conducted twice yearly, is now available for BNI members as well as the general business public to take! 

Take a few moments to answer the four simple survey questions and at the end of the survey, you'll be given a code for a free gift! 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Friday, January 03, 2014
Before You Sponsor an Event, Answer These Questions

As a business owner, choosing to sponsor an event can pay off in spades or it can be a total waste of money. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to discover which important questions to ask before making the decision to sponsor an event.

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  Wednesday, January 01, 2014
What Is a BNI Membership Worth to You?

BNI members stay in BNI for a variety of reasons; for many, however, the amount of business they are generating through their BNI membership is the key.  So, as a BNI member, how do you know how much business your membership is actually generating for you?

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, December 27, 2013
BNI Regional Event Gets Attention of Spain's El Economico Newspaper

Spain's El Economico newspaper recently reported on the first regional event of the BNI Gold Chapter.

Click on the "Read More" tab to view the article now . . .

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  Tuesday, December 24, 2013
"BNI Connect 5 2013"--The Video That's Wowing the World

 Produced by Kevin Barber and shot by Lawrence Richards, "BNI Connect 5 2013" is an extremely impactful, 7-minute film about the powerful global connections made possible through BNI Connect. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now . . .

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  Friday, December 20, 2013
Watch the 2014 International Networking Week Video Now!

International Networking Week, February 3rd-7th, is approaching quickly and the official 2014 International Networking Week Video is now available to view and download online! 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video now!

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  Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The "BNI Are Chapter" Kicks off in Sweden

In a small ski resort village called Are which is located in the mountains of Sweden and has only 1,000 inhabitants, the BNI Are Chapter recently launched with 28 members.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, December 13, 2013
'Get Connected--Stay Connected' with BNI Connect

 

Some time ago, BNI's Founder and many BNI Directors from around the world had an exciting and inspiring vision that members across the globe would someday be able to connect exclusively, do business, and share ideas on a global internet platform.  That far-reaching vision has now become a reality . . . BNI Connect.

 

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to a full article in SuccessNet which tells you everything you need to know about how to get connected and stay connected with BNI Connect.

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  Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BNI South Africa Pays Tribute to the Leader Who Inspired Their Beginning

Mike Levin, National Director for BNI South Africa, was motivated to begin BNI in South Africa as a result of hearing Nelson Mandela speak about the importance of small business. 

In the wake of Mandela's passing, BNI South Africa has posted a heartfelt tribute to him and would like to share it with all members of BNI's global network.

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  Saturday, December 07, 2013
BNI Banner Proudly Waved on Mt. Everest

Two members of the BNI Pratham Chapter in the Gurgaon region of India recently trekked to the South Base Camp of Mt. Everest--a point which has an altitude of over 17,000 feet. 

The first thing they did when they got there was to unfurl a banner they had carried with them all the way from home which read, "Proud Member of BNI."

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  Thursday, December 05, 2013
Vote for BNI National Director Niiraj Shah on "Entrepreneur X-Factor"!

BNI is excited to announce that BNI India National Director Niiraj Shah, one of BNI's most talented and committed Directors, is a finalist in a global entrepreneurial competition called "Entrepreneur X-Factor"!

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how Niiraj is helping thousands of entrepreneurs and to vote for Niiraj now!

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  Saturday, November 30, 2013
BNI Italy Turns 10!

On November 15, 2013, BNI Italia celebrated its 10th anniversary! 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Global Networking Show


BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, and Andy Lopata, one of Europe's leading business networking strategists, have teamed up to bring fresh, valuable networking education to networkers across the globe via "The Global Networking Show." 

Click on the "Read More" tab for details on this exciting, new online TV show!

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  Friday, November 22, 2013
Fantastic BNI Video by BNI member Chris Raines of Bullhorn Media

Watch this fantastic video promoting BNI which was recently created by Chris Raines of Bullhorn Media, a member of the BNI Hillsboro Road Chapter in Nashville, TN.

 

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  Wednesday, November 20, 2013
When Is It Appropriate to Ask for a Favor?

Building deep referral relationships is almost completely dependent upon the social capital you have built with someone.  This has a large effect on when it may or may not be appropriate to ask a referral partner for a favor. 

Find out how to recognize when it's the right time to request a favor by clicking on the "Read More" tab . . .

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  Friday, November 15, 2013
BNI Argentina Has Launched!

Congratulations to BNI Argentina on the launch of their first chapter!

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Tuesday, November 12, 2013
BNI Foundation Opens Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund

Immediately following Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines and caused widespread death and devastation throughout many islands, the BNI Foundation has opened up a matching fund to directly aid in relief efforts. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch a video explaining the urgent need for disaster relief in the Philippines and how you can make a difference through easing the suffering of those who are now in crisis by contributing to the Fund.

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  Thursday, November 07, 2013
The 2013 BNI International Directors' Conference Kicks Off Today!

Hundreds of BNI Directors from across the globe have traveled to Southern California this week to meet for the 2013 BNI International Directors' Conference which kicks off today! 

This exciting event will be going strong through Saturday (11/9) so be sure to check in via the global twitter feed using the hashtag #BNILB . . .

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  Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Attitude Is a Choice--Choose Wisely

In order to be a master networker, you must always have a positive attitude--no matter what. 

Read the latest Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder to find out how choosing to have a positive attitude can build your effectiveness as a networker and ultimately make you more successful.

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  Saturday, November 02, 2013
BNI Turkey Celebrates an Amazing First Year

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  Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Does the Productivity Level within Your Business Support Your Networking Efforts?


You can network all day long but if the productivity level of those in place to support your customers and keep your business running smoothly leaves a lot to be desired, then you're ultimately not going to get the most from your networking efforts. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to learn about five in-office changes you can make to boost employee health and productivity . . .

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  Friday, October 25, 2013
Share Your BNI Connect Profile with the World!

Have you completed your BNI Connect profile?  If not, now is the time to do it because, beginning next month, BNI Headquarters will start randomly highlighting BNI members from across the globe who have 100% complete BNI Connect profiles.  In the coming months, your photo could soon be pictured in place of the mystery BNI member at left!

This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your business to be featured on BNI's global news feed and across all BNI's official social media pages! 

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  Thursday, October 24, 2013
Members Worldwide Invited to Participate in Global Twitter Conversation!

The 2013 BNI International Directors Conference to be held in sunny California is approaching quickly and excitement is building! 

The Conference will take place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach from November 7th-9th and even if you can't make it to the event, you can still participate by taking part in the global twitter feed which will be broadcast live throughout the Conference.

Click on the "Read More" tab to see how easy it is to participate . . .

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  Friday, October 18, 2013
Why Partnering with Your Competition Could Be Your Key to Success

Sometimes there's power in numbers.  Combining forces with your competitors could be a significant way to grow your business. 

Find out how in the latest Entrepreneur.com article written by BNI's Founder . . .

 (Image Credit: Peter J. Thompson / National Post)

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  Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The BNI Aparant Chapter in India Receives the BNI Founder's Award

The BNI Aparant Chapter which has been around for three years, has 56 members, and passes an average of 500+ referrals per month was recently given the BNI Founder's Award.  Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details and to learn more about the Founder's Award and how BNI chapters worldwide can become eligible to receive it.

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  Friday, October 11, 2013
The BNI.com News Feed Just Got Even Better!

If you check the BNI.com news feed to stay in the know about what's going on within the organization around the world, you likely come across certain stories and articles you once in a while which you are eager to share with your fellow BNI members and others in your network. 

Great news--we've just added social media share buttons to the news feed so all you have to do in order to share an article is click a button!

 

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  Wednesday, October 09, 2013
BNI's Norm Dominguez Interviewed in Taiwanese Newspaper

BNI's CEO Norm Dominguez was recently interviewed in Commercial Times, a Taiwanese newspaper, about the BNI organization and the growth of BNI in Taiwan.  Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Friday, October 04, 2013
BNI Spain Unveils Gold!

Just last month, BNI Spain launched the BNI Gold Chapter during an event which was not only a remarkable success but which also received media attention from both local television and radio stations.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details about this exciting event . . .

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  Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Givers Gain Is a Standard--Not a Sword

Givers Gain is the philososphy on which the entire BNI organization is based.  It is a highly effective way to network when the concept is carried out genuinely and consistently, and it's a great way to live life in general. 

When we apply the concept to ourselves, wonderful things can happen--it's when we automatically expect others to apply the Givers Gain standard themselves that everything can go awry . . .

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  Thursday, September 26, 2013
BNI Foundation Opens Colorado Flood Relief Fund

In the wake of the recent flooding which has unleashed devastation on upwards of around 1,918 square miles of the state, is said to have claimed 10 lives and left over 100 people unaccounted for, and has caused nearly $2 billion in property damage, the BNI Foundation has opened up a matching fund to directly aid the Salvation Army in relief efforts. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how you can help . . .

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  Tuesday, September 24, 2013
How to Get More out of the Time You Already Spend Networking

Many people rely on referrals from others as a primary source of business.  However, not everyone who relies on referrals is successful.  Why is this?

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, September 20, 2013
BNI Mentioned in The New Zealand Herald
BNI Mentioned in The New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald recently published an article written by Graham McGregor which highlights BNI and Ivan Misner and focuses on how to reap the benefits of effective networking.

 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the full article, "Making Networking Work for You" . . .

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  Wednesday, September 18, 2013
New Must-Listen BNI Podcast Episode: "Get Connected--Stay Connected"

Listen to the latest BNI Podacast episode to find out about the new "Get Connected, Stay Connected" program BNI is rolling out over the next 12-months to make it simple for BNI members worldwide  to reap the full benefits of BNI Connect. 

This is one podcast episode you certainly don't want to miss out on.  Click the "Read More" tab to learn more and to listen to Episode 324: Get Connected--Stay Connected now . . .

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  Monday, September 09, 2013
BNI South Africa Gives Advanced Training Rave Reviews

In late July, U.S.-based BNI Trainers and Executive Directors Mike Roberts and Margie Cowan introduced their BNI Advanced Training Program to BNI Directors in South Africa. 

The response to the training was so overwhelmingly positive that the training methods became a repeat focus at BNI South Africa's Annual National Conference.  Click on the "Read More" tab for details . . .

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  Friday, September 06, 2013
CNN Money--"The Thin Line Between Networking and Dating"

In a recent article positing that 40% of the world's workforce reports having dated a coworker, CNN Money online gets the Founder of BNI's take on the sometimes blurry lines between dating and forming professional connections.

 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the full article now . . .

 

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  Wednesday, September 04, 2013
BNI Launches in Mozambique!

Just over a month ago, the BNI Kanimambo Chapter became the first BNI group in Mozambique. 

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  Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Once Timid Networker--"Business Networking & Staying Current"

Listen in to this recent episode of "The Once Timid Networker" Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio as host Tara Schmakel interviews BNI's Founder on how to stay current with your business networking tactics amid an ever-changing marketing environment.

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  Wednesday, August 28, 2013
BNI Member Lands Microsoft Job through BNI Connect
BNI Member Lands Microsoft Job through BNI Connect

Michelle Kawka (pictured at left), a professional photographer and BNI member in New York, has been growing her business through BNI since 2011.  Just recently, she got her biggest BNI referral so far from a BNI member in Washington, all thanks to BNI Connect!  Read Michelle's full story by clicking on the "Read More" tab . . .

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  Friday, August 23, 2013
New Video: The BNI Foundation Mini-Documentary

BNI Orange County, CA member, Jonathan Morgan Jenkins, recently gave the BNI Foundation a wonderful contribution--he filmed and produced a short documentary video about the work the BNI Foundation is doing with children's educational organizations around the world.

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the four-minute video now . . .

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  Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Meet BNI's Founder at the 2013 Build a Better Business Conference

For the first time in three years, BNI's Founder & Chairman, Ivan Misner, will be visiting the UK and Ireland to meet BNI members and Directors throughout the region and to give power-packed presentations on business networking.  During the month of October, Dr. Misner will be speaking at three different events--two in the UK and one in Ireland--which are all a part of the exciting and eagerly anticipated 2013 Build a Better Business Conference. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to get all the details and to register for one or more of the events now . . .

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  Friday, August 16, 2013
Entrepreneur.com Runs Feature Article on BNI!

BNI currently has nearly 6,500 locations in nearly 50 countries around the world, but the organization hasn't always been this large. 

This month, Entrepreneur.com is running a feature article telling the story of how BNI came into existence and grew from a tiny operation in Southern California into a global network of over 150,000 business professionals and entrepreneurs. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the article now . . .

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  Monday, August 12, 2013
BNI Surtees Chapter Takes Givers Gain To Another Level

Peter Hogg, a member of the BNI Surtees Chapter in the UK, says, "BNI was founded on the principle that if you help me to get business, I'll help you too.  (We are) taking that philosophy a step further by helping people to survive terrible diseases and conditions . . ."

Find out more about how this chapter is taking the Givers Gain philosophy to a whole other level by clicking on the "Read More" tab . . .

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  Thursday, August 08, 2013
Questions about BNI Connect?--Check out This Month's Upcoming Webinars

Not yet quite sure how to use BNI Connect to enhance your VCP (Visibility, Credibility, & Profitability)? Perhaps you want to learn how to track referrals and use BNI slips online?  Or maybe you're interested in figuring out how to form connections, join groups, and give & get testimonials within the context of BNI Connect's global platform?  Not to worry . . .

This month's BNI Connect webinars will teach you about all of these things and MORE!

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  Monday, August 05, 2013
4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking

Body language can be extremely powerful when it comes to networking and building relationships with others.  Within the first seven seconds of meeting you, people check you out visually. 

Could you be unknowingly undermining your networking efforts through your body language? 

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  Thursday, August 01, 2013
BNI(R) DACH (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland) National Conference Rocks Berlin

On June 7th and 8th, over 170 entrepreneurs from the BNI(R) DACH region (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland) gathered for the region's 5th National BNI conference in Berlin, Germany. 

Filled with networking, one-to-one meetings, and powerful training sessions, the event was certainly one to remember and it was made all the more memorable as it simultaneously celebrated the exciting 10-year-anniversary milestone of BNI Germany!

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  Monday, July 29, 2013
Professional Performance Magazine Features Article by BNI's Founder

 

Check out this month's issue of Professional Performance Magazine which features an article about 10 things to be avoided when networking by BNI's Founder on page 33, along with over 20 additional articles by global business experts such as Richard Branson, Harvey Mackay, Bob Proctor, Zig Ziglar, and many more . . .

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  Wednesday, July 24, 2013
BNI® Launches in Cambodia!


Just last week, National Directors for BNI Cambodia Samdy Lok Smith and Michael Ho Quang Minh conducted the kickoff for the first BNI chapter in Cambodia together. 


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  Monday, July 22, 2013
When Assumptions Can Cost You Business


Unfortunately, many people seem to have a somewhat built-in bias about networking with individuals who are outside their normal frame of reference. 

If you have this type of bias, it could very well be costing you business because the truth is, not having a lot in common with someone may mean that they can be a connector for you to a whole world of people you might not otherwise be able to meet . . .

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  Friday, July 19, 2013
Second BNI Chapter Launches in Turkey

Last September BNI® Turkey launched its first chapter on the European side of Istanbul and that chapter is now 55 members strong and continuing to thrive. 

As of last month, BNI Turkey has even more to celebrate . . .they launched their second chapter which is already showing signs of shaping up to be just as successful as the first chapter! 

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  Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Small Business Advocate Radio Show Interviews BNI's Founder

Listen in to the recent recording of The Small Business Advocate radio show where Jim Blasingame interviews Ivan Misner about the week he recently spent on Necker Island and what Sir Richard Branson shared with him about business. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the interview now.

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  Friday, July 12, 2013
"BNI--Outsource Yourself" : Another Must-See Anson Corporate Media Video!

Lawrence Conyers of Anson Corporate Media has once again teamed up with BNI UK National Director Charlie Lawson to give us another fantastic BNI video!

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now . . .

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  Monday, July 08, 2013
Form Powerful Connections By Hosting a Business Mixer


Hosting a business mixer is a fantastic way to give all those in your network the opportunity to form powerful connections with one another. 

If you've always wanted to personally introduce your fellow BNI members to the rest of your network but weren't sure of the best way to do it, here's your answer!

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  Friday, July 05, 2013
New Video: Check Out the Latest BNI Connect Updates!



Jeremy Walsh, Director of Support, Training & Documentation for BNI Connect, has released a short video demonstrating the latest updates to BNI Connect. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access the video and see how the updated BNI Connect site is more user-friendly than ever before . . .

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  Wednesday, July 03, 2013
BNI Launches in Croatia!

Just last month, on Wednesday, June 5th, BNI was launched in Croatia by National Directors Jernej and Brigita Pirc. 

 

For all the exciting details, click on the "Read More" tab now . . .

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  Friday, June 28, 2013
Facts Tell, But Stories Sell: 4 Secrets to Networking

BNI's Founder is constantly getting asked about his take on the one secret to success in regard to networking. 

His answer is always the same . . . in order to be successful in building relationships that will lead to business referrals and opportunities, there are four principles to focus on. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out what they are.

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  Tuesday, June 25, 2013
BNI® Gets Great PR in the UAE During Ivan Misner's Recent Visit

During the week of June 3rd, Dr. Ivan Misner garnered some great press for BNI® while in the United Arab Emirates where he gave a presentation entitled "Networking Like a Pro" to over 800 audience members on June 4th. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for links to a written article, a radio interview, and a TV interview from the UAE . . .

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  Thursday, June 20, 2013
BNI Italy Hosts Fantastic Third National Conference


Just last month, over 350 business professionals and entrepreneurs from BNI Italia gathered in Genoa for the country's third National BNI conference which was filled with networking, education, and top notch referrals.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Friday, June 14, 2013
One Million Dollars' Worth of Business in One Year!

BNI Power Partners, a U.S. chapter located in New Hampshire, has reached an impressive milestone. 

 

In less than a year, its members have referred more than one million dollars in business to one another . . .

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  Wednesday, June 12, 2013
BNI Argentina Holds Their First Director Consultant Training Session


Just recently, in late April of this year, the first BNI Director Consultant training ever to be held in Argentina took place. 

Please click on the "Read More" tab for futher details . . .

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  Friday, June 07, 2013
New Video: BNI Spain Sheds Light on the BNI Experience

BNI Spain has created a stellar new video in which several BNI Directors and members share their remarkable experiences within the BNI organization and offer viewers a glimpse into the exciting, opportunity-filled world of our vast global network. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to the video.

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  Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Give and Take: A Nod to Givers Gain®



Give and Take, the newly released book by bestselling author Adam Grant, helps identify whether or not givers really gain. 

The book examines surprising studies and stories which illuminate how giving can be more powerful--and less dangerous--than most people believe and it highlights the BNI organization as an exemplar of Givers Gain®. 

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  Friday, May 31, 2013
BNI's Founder Recognized as a Heartfelt Leader

What do Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, Norman Lear, Michelle Obama, Indra Nooyi, Mother Teresa. and Ivan Misner all have in common?  They each have been recognized as a heartfelt leader . . .

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  Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Why So Many People Resist Networking & Miss Out

Every year, more and more evidence comes out about the success people are having using networking to grow and promote their businesses.  Even in light of this, however, there are still so many people who, for one reason or another, continue to resist networking. 

As BNI members, it can be hard to understand this resistance because we've experienced the benefits of increased business growth resulting from networking firsthand.  The more we understand about why people may resist networking though, the better the chances are that we can relate to them, as well as their hesitations and reservations, and find ways to mutually help each other grow our respective businesses.

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  Friday, May 24, 2013
The BNI Podcast: "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast"

BNI Directors and members alike have likely often heard BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, say that "culture eats strategy for breakfast."  However, before now, he hasn't gone into thorough detail about this concept. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access BNI Podcast Episode #307 ("Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast") which details the importance of culture in the success of your business . . .

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  Wednesday, May 22, 2013
BNI Foundation Opens Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund

Just this past Monday, a massive tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, flattening blocks of houses and leaving many people homeless, killing at least 24 people, and injuring nearly 240.  As rescuers continue to search for survivors and cleanup begins, the BNI Foundation has opened a special disaster relief fund which will go directly to the Red Cross to aid in the Oklahoma relief efforts.

Click on the "Read More" tab for details and to find out how to donate.

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  Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Congratulations to the Entire BNI Organization on Being a Network of 150,000!

 

We are extremely excited to announce that BNI India's newly initiated member, Sumeet Pareek, is officially the 150,000th member of the BNI organization! 

Congratulations BNI on being a global network of 150,000!!

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  Monday, May 13, 2013
Members Worldwide Invited to Participate in Global Twitter Conversation

The BNI® U.S. National Conference this week in Tampa Bay, Florida will run from Thursday, 5/16 through Saturday, 5/18 with an exciting Members' Day event taking place on Friday, 5/17.  Whether you're attending the Conference or simply want to participate in the online conversation surrounding it, you can join in by using the #BNIconf hashtag on Twitter . . .

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  Friday, May 10, 2013
Networking Skills That Win You Referrals

Many entrepreneurs & small business owners rely on referral marketing to spread the word about their business yet when asked if they're getting all the referrals they want through networking, nearly every person says no. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to learn about a great starting point for developing the networking skills that will win you more referrals . . .

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  Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Wellness Business Owners World Summit 2013

Are you a BNI member in the health & wellness industry? BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will be one of the featured presenters for the 2013 Wellness Business Owners World Summit next month along with 24 other top industry leaders who will be joining together to help welness business owners build better, stronger, businesses. 
Click on the "Read More" tab for details on how to register as well as how to participate in the FREE Pre-Summit event . . .

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  Thursday, May 02, 2013
BNI India's Tips for a Thriving BNI Region

 Bangalore, India's 21st BNI chapter recently launched with 20 members and BNI India's membership now exceeds 3,000.  Overall, the region has added 24 chapters and  added 1,201 members from April, 2012 to March, 2013.  On the next page (click on the "Read More" tab), Niiraj Shah (National Director for BNI India) explains the key factors which have contributed to BNI India's success . . .

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  Wednesday, May 01, 2013
BNI Malta's First Annual Awards Ceremony


BNI Malta recently held its first annual awards ceremony which honored its two years in Malta and celebrated the achievements of twelve outstanding BNI members. 

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  Thursday, April 25, 2013
Speak Out to Improve the Effectiveness of Networking Globally--New Survey Exclusively Open to BNI Members


BNI's Founder has partnered with two Swedish researchers in an effort to debunk a specific misperception about what type of connections make for effective networking and they are urging all BNI members to take part in a quick survey which will help them accomplish their goal. 

Due to the specific nature of the survey questions, the survey is tailor made for BNI members--all of whom have a certain networking skillset due to their BNI training, education, and networking experience.  Please click on the "Read More" tab to access the survey link now . . .

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  Monday, April 22, 2013
Free 4/26 Networking Cafe Webinar & Access to Archived Networking Cafe Recordings!

On the last Friday of each month (including this Friday, 4/26), the Referral Institute® offers an educational webinar for Referral Institute members and NetworkingNow.com subscribers and now, for the first time, the live webinars are being made available to BNI members and the public! 

That's not it though, it gets better . . . you can access all past recordings of these top-notch educational sessions as well as the entire library of NetworkingNow.com content for free for six months by entering the code given in the full article on the next page . . .

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  Friday, April 19, 2013
New Must-See BNI UK & Ireland Video: "The People in the Room"

Lawrence Conyers of Anson Corporate Media, who has created a handful of absolutely fantastic and highly creative videos focused on BNI and our brand of business networking, has hit one out of the park with this new video featuring BNI UK & Ireland National Director Charlie Lawson! 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now . . .

 

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  Wednesday, April 17, 2013
New Video: Jack Canfield on Ivan Misner's Upcoming Event in Dubai


Jack Canfield was recently asked in an interview to share a few words about his perspective on what people should look forward to when they register to attend the June 4th event in Dubai where Ivan Misner will be presenting. 

Jack had plenty of interesting things to say about BNI's Founder's unique presentation style and you can hear his comments firsthand by clicking on the "Read More" tab and watching the less-than-three-minute video interview in its entirety.

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  Friday, April 12, 2013
BNI UK: Harlem Shake for Comic Relief

 

The BNI Connexions chapter in the UK is simultaneously promoting BNI® and raising money for the Comic Relief charity with their fun, new "Harlem Shake" video. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to watch the video now . . .

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  Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What It Really Takes to Make It

The piece of the pie that money can't buy--success--is largely determined by hard work but it is also a result of something else. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Fox Business news article by BNI's Founder which explains what you really need to know in order to truly make it when it comes to achieving success in any situation.

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  Friday, April 05, 2013
Chapter Awarded #1 Status in UK & Ireland

The BNI Stronghold chapter in Donegal, Ireland has been awarded #1 chapter status in the UK and Ireland for February 2013 based on results achieved over the previous six months. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Wednesday, April 03, 2013
3 + 1 = Member Success

What is the one secret to success in BNI?  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out . . .

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  Friday, March 29, 2013
BNI Macau Celebrates Its First Year


The first day of March saw the Macau region of BNI celebrate its first year anniversary with a gala for 200 guests at the L'Arc Macau Hotel. 

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  Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Your BNI Chapter Is Special--Show the World Why!

 

Of course you know how special your BNI chapter is, but does the rest of the world? 

 Probably not . . . so why not fix that by sharing with us who your chapter is and what makes you shine?  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how simple it is to introduce your BNI chapter to the world . . .

(Photo at left: BNI Brands Hatch Chapter, London)

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  Friday, March 22, 2013
BNI Australia--Sydney's Top Achievers of 2012


During the 2013 celebration of International Networking Week®, over 400 small business entrepreneurs throughout Sydney gathered together and acknowledged the Sydney business community's top achievers of 2012. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details and to watch a video of the exciting event . . .

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  Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The "Everything Your Business Needs" Online Event: April 1-5

The "Everything Your Business Needs" Online Event will feature 24 masters of business from diverse fields, including BNI's Dr. Ivan Misner and Peak Performance Expert Chris McIntyre, all of whom will be sharing their expertise via a total of 32 live presentations focused solely on helping you grow your business. 

The best part is, 80% of the event proceeds are being donated to the BNI Foundation!

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  Friday, March 15, 2013
BNI Leadership Teams--New Video!

The month of March finds BNI chapters gearing up for Leadership Team transitions; this new video from Ivan Misner, BNI's Founder & Chairman, explains what you need to know about Leadership Teams in order to make your BNI chapter the most successful it can be. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now.

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  Tuesday, March 12, 2013
New BNI Connect® Update Video Message from Ivan Misner to All BNI Members

BNI's Founder has recorded a video message for all BNI members and Directors explaining the benefits of using BNI Connect, the importance of having an updated profile, and participating in BNI Connect group discussions.

Click on the "Read More" tab to access both the video and an educational PowerPoint presentation on BNI Connect . . .

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  Thursday, March 07, 2013
Ever Dreamt of Being Published?--Submit Your Networking Story!

 

Jack Canfield (Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Ivan Misner (Founder of BNI®), and Gautam Ganglani (Relationship Marketing Expert) are currently working together on a book about networking and they are calling for article submissions to be considered for inclusion in the book. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details on the project, information on how to submit your networking story, and to watch a video of Jack and Ivan talking about this exciting, new project . . .

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  Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The Snowball Effect: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable

Today marks the official release of the new book The Snowball Effect: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable

The book, which is written by bestselling author and longtime BNI supporter Andy Bounds (pictured at left) and highlights UK BNI National Director Charlie Lawson on page 152, is called a "must read" by BNI's Founder.  Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Friday, March 01, 2013
Questions about BNI Connect?--Check out This Month's Upcoming Webinars!

Are you a BNI member looking for help on how to update your member profile on BNI Connect?  Or, maybe a Chapter Webmaster with questions about accessing and updating BNI Connect chapter web pages?  Perhaps you're on your chapter's Leadership Team and you're a bit confused about the many functions, reports, and other BNI Connect tools available to help lead your chapter to increased profitability . . .

Join one of this month's BNI Connect webinars to get the answers you need to make sure you and your chapter are reaping all the benefits of BNI Connect.  Click on the "Read More" tab for details.

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  Tuesday, February 26, 2013
"Networking for Modern Times" on Blog Talk Radio

BNI's Founder was recently featured on Blog Talk Radio's "The Zurriane Show" to discuss the topic "Networking for Modern Times." Click on the "Read More" tab to access this fresh and informative interview which focuses on the question of how best to build a value-based and useful network in 2013.

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  Friday, February 22, 2013
BNI Director Consultant James McBrearty--Power Climb: Growing Your Small Business

BNI Director Consultant and Caterham chapter member James McBrearty (pictured at left) has written a fantastic book called Power Clmb which is empowering small businesses around the world to grow and thrive. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to learn more about the book and find out what BNI's Founder Ivan Misner has said about it . . .

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  Tuesday, February 19, 2013
New Must-Listen BNI Podcast Episode for BNI Members

 As a BNI member, you obviously want to figure out the ideal way to combine attracting and retaining new members to grow your network with passing high quality referrals.  This new episode of the BNI Podcast offers the three key factors in acheiving this winning combination . . .

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  Friday, February 15, 2013
How to Spot the Office Nurturer, Go-Getter, and More

Referral marketing leads to few--if any--overnight success stories because the most crucial part is building relationships, which takes time.  Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Fox Business news article by BNI's Founder which explains how to identify behavioral syles and use your understanding of them to build better relationships for a huge return on your referral marketing efforts.

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  Wednesday, February 13, 2013
BNI Slovenia National Conference Featured on National TV

2013 is off to a highly successful start for BNI Slovenia whose National Conference this year drew over 300 participants and has been featured on national television. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for more details . . .

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  Thursday, February 07, 2013
BNI Tshwane Hosts Annual Business Seminar & Networking Expo

BNI Tshwane is again hosting the hugely popular Annual Business Seminar & Networking Expo in South Africa to celebrate International Networking Week 2013.

Click on the "Read More" tab for further details . . .

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  Monday, February 04, 2013
Welcome to International Networking Week!

Welcome to the 7th annual International Networking Week(r) (February 4-8)!  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how you can easily access a list of events, the 2013 International Networking Week video, and more . . .

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  Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Leadership Training Supports BNI Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region


With 80+ participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in attendance, the Asian Directors' Advance Training in Ho Chi Minh City in December 2012 by Phil Berg set the mindset on what BNI Director Consultants must do to ensure that large chapters are launched and existing chapters continue to grow . . .

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  Monday, January 28, 2013
Breaking the Ice When Networking for Your Business

Do you hate small talk?  Read the latest Entrepreneur.com article written by BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, to learn the most effective way to break the ice when networking for your business . . .

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  Thursday, January 24, 2013
Congratulations BNI Members! You Passed 7.1 Million Referrals in 2012!



The next time somebody asks you if "BNI really works" or if it's "worth it to show up to weekly meetings," meet their curiosity with these fresh, powerful statistics on the referrals passed by BNI members around the world in 2012 . . .

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  Thursday, January 17, 2013
The First Ever "Small Business Stimulus Week"

The first ever Small Business Stimulus Week which is the brain child of Frank De Raffele, a BNI Executive Director in New York, attracted the participation of over 7,000 businesses from 13 U.S. states and generated more than $30 million.  Get all the details by clicking on the "Read More" tab . . .

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  Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New Networking Articles on Fox Business News

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Fox Business news articles written by BNI's Founder, "Don't Jump the Gun When Networking" and "The Networking Disconnect."

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  Friday, January 11, 2013
Get Ready for International Networking Week 2013!

The seventh annual International Networking Week(R) (February 4th-8th) is right around the corner! 

If you haven't already watched the video, be sure to check it out.  Also, BNI members around the world will be celebrating the Week by taking part in a special networking exercise--find out all about it by clicking on the "Read More" link below . . .

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  Thursday, December 27, 2012
BNI Is Excited to Begin 2013 with Some Great News!

As many BNI members and Directors across the world may be aware of, BNI's Founder Ivan Misner has had some health challenges throughout 2012 and has been spending the past nine months diligently working to regain optimum health.

He recently posted a blog on www.BusinessNetworking.com with some exciting news about his health status and we are very excited to share it with the entire BNI organization here! . . .

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  Sunday, December 23, 2012
Networking During the Holidays?--You're Going to Need a Plan . . .

Holiday parties are great places to meet people and network but in order to actually be effective, you need to have a plan. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to access top tips for networking during the holidays . . .

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  Thursday, December 20, 2012
BNI Connect--Now Generating New Business for Members Internationally!

Rory Wyatt from the BNI Centauri chapter in the BNI Johannesburg region, sent a letter of thanks to BNI South Africa for the new international clients his company has obtained solely due to their participation on the BNI Connect website. 

Please click on the "Read More" tab to view Rory's letter . . .

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  Monday, December 17, 2012
How to Network with the Elephant in the Room

Consider these tips when you next need to navigate potentially awkward business networking situations with minimal drama . . .

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  Friday, December 14, 2012
2013 International Networking Week(R) Video Just Released!

This newly released, 11-minute video, sponsored by the Referral Institute, explains how the week of February 4th-8th, 2013 will bring about great opportunities for businesspeople across the globe and increase worldwide awareness about the powerful benefits of business networking. 

Click on the "Read More" tab now to access the video . . .

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  Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fear of Rejection: Don't Let It Stand in the Way of Your Success

Click on the "Read More" tab to read the latest Fox Business news article written by BNI's Founder which explains an experience he had that has prompted him to often say to people: "Don't let the fear of rejection stop you from doing what you are excited about.  If you are excited about your business, don't let rejection stop you . . ."

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  Friday, December 07, 2012
BNI Nigeria Targets 500 Business Connections in 2012

BNI Nigeria recently hosted the 2012 National Business Conference at the CMD in Lagos and they invited business professionals and managers to attend in order to learn about and experience the power of meaningful relationships in business . . .

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  Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Ireland's Prime Minister Delighted by BNI's Results

BNI Ireland had some exciting news recently: Sandra and Andy Hart, Co-Directors of BNI European Affairs, met Ireland's Prime Minister—a great supporter of BNI!

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  Friday, November 30, 2012
New Video from Northeast Ohio Explains How BNI Works


BNI member Chuck Wilson has made a fantastic video for the BNI Northeast Ohio Region. It contains great content on the value of BNI and is definitely worth sharing with your fellow BNI members and visitors. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to the video.

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  Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Networking University Webinar Tomorrow--Free to BNI Members!

The right networking approach will enable you to build a wealth of resources and contacts that will help take your business to new heights of success.  During tomorrow's Networking University webinar, BNI's Founder Ivan Misner will educate participants around the world on how to understand and obtain the most effective approach to networking for ultimate business growth.  Click on the "Read More" tab to learn more and to register . . .

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  Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Press Loves BNI China!

BNI China has had some fantastic news coverage lately--in fact, there have been 26 news clippings about BNI in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to check out the articles which have been written about BNI China . . .

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  Wednesday, November 21, 2012
First BNI Chapter Launched in Flemish-Speaking Belgium!

BNI has reached another milestone with the launch of the first BNI chapter in Flemish-speaking Belgium. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Saturday, November 17, 2012
BNI Fundadores--a Hall of Fame Chapter Launch

Just this September, BNI Spain conducted a Hall of Fame chapter launch when the BNI Fundadores Chapter launched in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 

This chapter has 35 members of six different nationalities who speak four different languages.  Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Visit the Hurricane Sandy BNI Foundation Response Page on Facebook to Help BNI Members in Need

On October 30th, the BNI Foundation opened a relief fund to directly aid the Red Cross in response to the immediate need for relief in the northeastern United States due to  the devastation caused by the Hurricane Sandy disaster. 

After learning last week about the many BNI members in that region who have been affected by this disaster and are in dire need of assistance, the Foundation is chartering further initiatives to directly aid BNI members in need and you can visit the Hurricane Sandy BNI Foundation Response Page on Facebook to find out how you can help.

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  Thursday, November 08, 2012
Want to Grow Your BNI Chapter/Region?--Must-Listen BNI Podcast Episode!


This episode of the BNI Podcast features UK BNI Director and Design & Marketing Expert Morgan Rothwell of D&M Creative, Ltd. (pictured at left) and it's all about how your BNI chapter/region can achieve powerful visibility and growth simply by taking advantage of the BNI brand tools and resources available to you on www.BNIBranding.com . . .

This is one episode your entire chapter/region will benefit from listening to!

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  Monday, November 05, 2012
Members Worldwide Invited to Participate in Global Twitter Conversation

 

The BNI International Directors' Conference this week in sunny California will run from Thursday, 11/8 through Saturday, 11/10 with an exciting Members' Day Event taking place on Friday, 11/9. 

Even if you can't make it to the event, however, you can still participate by taking part in the live twitter feed we'll be broadcasting throughout the Conference!  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how easy it is!

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  Thursday, November 01, 2012
The 2012 U.S. BNI Member Extravaganza--a Celebration to Remember

The U.S. BNI Member Extravaganza was held on October 12th-15th  in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada and it was a tremendous success. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for details and to view photos of this productive and fun-filled event . . .
 

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  Tuesday, October 30, 2012
BNI Foundation Opens Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Hurricane Sandy is continuing to careen across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States leaving a path of devastation in its wake and the BNI Foundation is responding to the great need for immediate disaster relief by opening a special relief fund which will go directly to the Red Cross. 

Click on the "Read More" tab for details and to find out how to donate.

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  Friday, October 26, 2012
New York's PIX11 News Features BNI!

Earlier this month, New York's PIX11 News aired a three-minute clip all about BNI and the piece really captures what BNI does and what real networking is all about.  Click on the "Read More" tab now to watch the recording of this fantastic clip which features BNI's CEO Norm Dominguez and BNI Executive DIrector Michael Brathwaite.

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  Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Small Business Advocate Radio Show--Networking While Traveling

Listen in to the recent recording of the Small Business Advocate radio show where Jim Blasingame interviews Ivan Misner about the most important things to remember while networking when traveling. Click on the "Read More" tab for a more detailed description of the interview and for access to the full recording.

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  Saturday, October 20, 2012
Hot Tip from BNI's Founder for Inviting Visitors to Your Chapter!

Click on the "Read More" tab for quick access to this week's BNI Podcast episode which features BNI's Founder & Chairman's favorite technique for inviting visitors to BNI chapters--a technique he calls "We're Interviewing."

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  Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The BNI 2012 International Conference Members' Day--Register Now


BNI members everywhere are invited to attend the Members' Day Sessions on November 9th at the upcoming BNI 2012 International Conference which will be held in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details and to find out how to register.

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  Friday, October 12, 2012
The NEW Definition of Networking

BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, along with his partners in the Referral Institute, Dawn Lyons and Mike Macedonio, have come up with a new and improved definition of "networking."  

Click on the "Read More" tab for access to a short video where they reveal the new definition and discuss what led them to make this update . . .

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  Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In Business, Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Organizational culture has a much stronger influence on employees' motivation than strategy does.  Click on the "Read More" tab to learn why culture fuels growth and is the 'secret sauce' of strategy . . .

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  Friday, October 05, 2012
BNI New Zealand Earns Government Recognition for Charity Role


BNI New Zealand recently achieved one of its long-term objectives: to be recognized by government agencies for the work it does in helping businesses grow and prosper, and for the contribution it makes to the greater good.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Reality TV Show Looking for U.S. BNI Members & Their Referrals

Frank De Raffele, co-author of Business Networking and Sex and BNI Executive Director in the New York area, is working with an award-winning television production company to find a U.S. business to feature on an upcoming reality TV show. 

Frank contacted BNI Headquarters to advertise this so BNI members in the U.S. can have the first opportunity to benefit from this national exposure and the professional business guidance that comes along with participation in the show.  Click on the "Read More" tab for details . . .

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  Friday, September 28, 2012
BNI Turkey Has Officially Launched!

Congratulations to BNI Turkey on officially launching this month!

Click on the "Read More" tab for details surrounding the exciting launch of this new BNI region...

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  Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Talking Politics While Networking


Read one of BNI's Founder's recent Entrepreneur.com articles to get the story behind why he made this statement:

"Yes, I believe everyone should talk about politics while networking . . . if they'd like their network to go up in flames that is."

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  Friday, September 21, 2012
The Most Valuable Referral in the World

Business contacts can lead to great gestures which testify to the goodness of humanity. 

This is the story of how one BNI member in the Netherlands offered the gift of life to the wife of a fellow BNI member . . .

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  Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Networking to Advance Your Career--"Never Apply for a Job Again"



Today is the official book launch of Never Apply for a Job Again, the new book by Darrell Gurney, for which BNI's Founder Ivan Misner contributed the foreword. 

Learn all about this invaluable resource for career advancement by clicking on the "Read More" tab.

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  Friday, September 14, 2012
Fantastic New Must-Watch BNI Video by BNI Northumbria!

BNI Northumbria in the UK has created an extremely creative, professional-quality video to promote BNI in their region. 

Check it out and feel free to share it with anyone and everyone who may be curious about the BNI organization and what it's all about--this is a great way to explaiin BNI to people!

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  Tuesday, September 11, 2012
BNI's Founder Is Now a Featured Columnist for FOX BUSINESS!

BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, is now a featured online columnist for FOX BUSINESS news, which is part of the prominent FOX News Network.  Click on the "Read More" tab to access Ivan's first article . . .

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  Friday, September 07, 2012
BNI Foundation UK Fund off to a Propitious Start


The BNI Foundation now has an officially sanctioned branch in the UK!  Click on the "Read More" tab for details . . .

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  Wednesday, September 05, 2012
More Referrals, Quicker Sales, Amazing ROI in BNI!

Have you ever wondered what kind of ROI BNI members get when they commit to participation? 

BNI retained an independent, international marketing expert and his team to do an evaluation of the "value proposition" that BNI offers its members worldwide and three positive findings in particular stood out . . .

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  Thursday, August 30, 2012
BusinessNetworking.com Celebrates 500th Blog Post Today!

BNI's Founder & Chairman Dr. Ivan Misner has been publishing his www.BusinessNetworking.com blog for five years now and today marks his 500th blog post! 

To celebrate, he and his wife, Beth Misner, have recorded a video reminiscing about their favorite blog posts throughout the years. Click on the "Read More" tab to watch the video now . . .

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  Tuesday, August 28, 2012
New Video--BNI & the Referral Institute


People often ask what the difference is between BNI & the Referral Institute.  Most people know the two companies are related, but don't always understand what their separate missions are. 

This new, short video featuring Ivan Misner, Eddie Esposito, and Mike Macedonio sorts out everything you need to know.

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  Thursday, August 23, 2012
Connecting with BNI Members around the World Has Never Been So Easy!

Watch this 3-minute step-by-step video explaining the simple, new "Group Notifications" feature on BNI Connect which gives you the option to be notified whenever there is activity on the BNI Connect groups you participate in. 

Having timely and engaging conversations with other BNI members across the globe has never been so easy!

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  Monday, August 20, 2012
Networking ROI--Independent Study Open to All Networkers


An important independent study is currently being conducted to measure the return on investment (ROI) for any given networking organization. 

Once the results of the survey are calculated, they will be shared on www.BusinessNetworking.com and anyone who is an avid networker is encouraged to take part in the study by completing a very brief survey.

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  Friday, August 17, 2012
BNI Launches First Chapter in China!

BNI China has opened its first BNI chapter on the Chinese mainland.  Click on the "Read More" tab for more details straight from BNI China Co-National Directors Andrew and Jihong Hall.

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  Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Announcing the 1st Prize Winners in the "What I Love About BNI" Video Contest!

Wondering who ended up as a 1st Prize Winner in BNI's "What I Love About BNI" Video Contest for BNI Directors?

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out now!

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  Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The "What I Love About BNI" Video Contest--And the Winner Is . . .

Announcing the Grand Prize Winner of the "What I Love About BNI" video contest for BNI Directors (drumroll please) . . .

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  Monday, August 06, 2012
Questions about BNI Connect?--New Webinars for BNI Members

Are you a BNI member looking for help on how to update your member profile on BNI Connect?  Or, maybe a Chapter Webmaster with questions about accessing and updating BNI Connect chapter web pages?  Perhaps you're on your chapter's Leadership Team and you're a bit confused about the many functions, reports, and other BNI Connect tools available to help lead your chapter to increased profitability . . .

Join one of this month's BNI Connect webinars to get the answers you need to make sure you and your chapter are reaping all the benefits of BNI Connect.  Click on the "Read More" tab for details.

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  Friday, August 03, 2012
Let Your Voice Be Heard--Survey on Business Networking & Volunteering

BNI members and Directors across the globe are invited to participate in a current survey being conducted on business networking and volunteering.  The results will be published in a doctoral dissertation done by Darla Drendel of the University of La Verne and may also be used in an upcoming book or article by BNI's Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner.

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out more about this very brief and important survey . . .

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  Wednesday, August 01, 2012
BNI New Zealand Gets Creative with New Contests!

Wondering what BNI regions are doing around the world to help their members achieve more visibility and generate more referrals? 

Check out these new contests being hosted by BNI New Zealand for their members--this is a great example how to creatively promote excitement within the chapters in your area and benefit members all at the same time . . .

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  Friday, July 27, 2012
New Video: "The ABCs of Networking"

Check out this new video by TR Garland and BNI's Founder, Ivan Misner, about the ABCs of networking. 

The ABCs are simple and easy to implement but TRs twist on these networking basics may surprise you and they'll definitely help you adapt to the shift in society that all businesspeople need to know about!

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  Wednesday, July 25, 2012
When a BNI Chapter Speaks the Language of Referrals

What happens to a BNI region when Fast Track catches on?  Ed Craine, Executive Director of BNI San Francisco, can tell you quite a compelling story in answer to this very question. 

Over 40% of the BNI chapters Ed oversees are on the Fast Track and if you're interested in catapulting the amount of referrals exchanged within your BNI chapter/region, you'll definitely want to hear his story!

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  Friday, July 20, 2012
Three Standout Interviews with BNI Director Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming (pictured at left), BNI U.S. Executive Director in Tampa / West Central Florida, has recently been featured on U.S. television and radio stations talking about networking, BNI, and Business Networking and Sex.

Click on the "Read More" tab to check out three of his recent interviews that are definitely worth watching and listening to!

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  Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Networking Systems Save Time & Get More Results

The old saying that we "treasure what we measure"--and vice versa--is highly relevant in networking.

Read the latest Entrepreneur.com article by BNI's Founder to learn how networking systems help save time and get more results . . .

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  Friday, July 13, 2012
BNI Italia Holds Second National Conference

BNI Italy recently held their second National Conference and with over 330 attendees from Italy and abroad, it was a fantastic event featuring networking, one-to-ones, BNI training.

Click on the "Read More" tab for all the details . . .

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  Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The BNI Foundation--What's Not to Like?

So, you've heard that BNI has a charitable foundation called the BNI Foundation which has donated almost two million dollars to charitable causes and you think that's wonderful. However, when it comes to knowing where all that money comes from, where it goes, and what the Foundation is really all about . . . you're still scratching your head and wondering.

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how much there truly is to like about the BNI Foundation!

 

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  Friday, July 06, 2012
BNI Highlighted in HavaMag's "For You" E-Magazine

"For You," a business and lifestyle e-magazine published by HavaMag, recently highlighted BNI on the cover of their eighth issue and featured BNI on pages 9 and 53 as well. 

Check out the full issue by clicking on the "Read More" tab.

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  Tuesday, July 03, 2012
"Why BNI?"--A Must-Read Article for BNI Members Worldwide!

An outside, independent organization recently conducted a survey in the UK measuring the value of a BNI member's seat and the return on investment for BNI members. 

The survey results are, in one word, incredible!  Click on the "Read More" tab to access the full article, "Why BNI?", for all the details . . .

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  Friday, June 29, 2012
The 2012 BNI U.S. Member Extravaganza

BNI members from around the world are invited to purchase tickets to participate in the exciting and fun-filled BNI U.S. Member Extravaganza event held at the New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada! 


Click on the "Read More" tab for details . . .

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  Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Support BNI's Talented Directors & Let Your Vote Count!

The last day for BNI Directors to submit a video into the "What I Love About BNI" Video contest was last Thursday but voting is open to the public and you have until Wednesday, July 18th to vote for your favorite videos. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how to support the talented BNI Directors who submitted videos by voting before it's too late!

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  Friday, June 22, 2012
BNI Featured in 'Fortune' Magazine's Middle East Edition!

"BNI and Business Development Clubs," written by BNI member Bahjat Al-Himsi, is a featured article appearing in Fortune magazine's Middle East edition. 

Click on the "Read More" tab to find out more and to view the article in Arabic and English.

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  Wednesday, June 20, 2012
To Develop Your Network, Target Your Market

Successful networking does not mean running all over town, connecting with anyone who happens to be in the room.  Successful networkers develop a strategic plan; they identify the types of businesspeople who make up their target market and study the different types of networking opportunities that might reach those prospects.  Click on the "Read More" tab to find out how to identify your own target market and start effectively developing your network.

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  Friday, June 15, 2012
"BNI Explained": New Easy-to-Share Video Explains BNI Quickly & Simply


With this new video done by Steven Lin at 2Q Creations, you never have to wonder about how to best explain BNI to others--you can simply share this quick, clear, simple, visually stimulating video and let it do the work for you!

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  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Not Utilizing the BNI Podcast?--Three Fresh Ways to Use It to Your Benefit!

 The BNI Podcast is an overflowing library of FREE education on topics specifically relevant to BNI members and Directors and each episode is a mere 10 minutes to allow for ease and convenience in accessing and absorbing the information. 

If you're not taking advantage of the podcast, you aren't making the most of your BNI membership--Click on the "Read More" tab to discover three fresh ways you can use the podcast!

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  Friday, June 08, 2012
New Videos: Shyness & Networking--Top Tips from "The Once Timid Networker"

Do you struggle with overcoming your timidness when networking, or do you find it difficult to connect with other networkers when you're not timid and they are? 

Watch these two fantastic new videos packed with top tips from "The Once Timid Networker" that will help you become a more effective networker no matter which side of the fence you are on.

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  Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Project 1000 Event Was Largest Non-Conference BNI Event Held in U.S. to Date!

Just over a month ago, BNI Kansas held the largest non-BNI-Conference event in the U.S. to date.  The successful business luncheon event, "Project 1000: Changing the Way the World Does Business," drew a whopping 863 attendees! Click on the "Read More" tab for details surrounding the event . . .

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  Friday, June 01, 2012
"Why BNI?"--New Video Featuring Jason Turcotte, BNI Director Consultant

Jason Turcotte, a U.S. BNI Director Consultant in Massachusetts, often gets asked by BNI members why he is so passionate about BNI and dedicated to spreading the word about the organization. 

As a result, Jason recently wrote a fantastic blog post called "Why BNI?" explaining how he responds to this question.  In this short video, he highlights the main points of the post as a resource for BNI Directors and members worldwide.

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  Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Are Women The New Men? - "First Business" News Host, Bill Moller's Video Interview With Dr. Ivan Misner

Watch this three-minute, First Business News video clip to find out more about this thought-provoking topic.

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  Friday, May 25, 2012
Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips


Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy.  Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia . . .

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  Friday, May 18, 2012
Goldilocks & the Three BNI Directors

What does Goldilocks have to do with BNI? Not much (well, actually nothing really) but we were hoping to get your attention so we could focus on the three BNI Directors who are currently racking up oodles of gold stars . . .They are the bold, brave, brilliant three who have submitted videos into the "Why I Love BNI" Global Video Contest for BNI Directors. 

The fact is, out of the hundreds of BNI Directors around the world, there are surely more than just three who are willing to show that they love BNI so we are officially extending the video submission deadline for at least another month! Click on the "Read More" tab for details on how to submit your video . . .

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  Tuesday, May 15, 2012