BNI Elevate is a million dollar per month networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals.
Recently, we discussed that the most important thing we do in business is not the service we provide, but securing that next client.
We also discussed that using Elevate and BNI is the least expensive way that we can get a new client.
And if that’s the case, we need to ask ourselves how we can get more clients and more value out of Elevate?
We’ve already discussed that you should be visiting other BNI chapters on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We also learned that you can use BNI Global Connect to look for synergistic professions and have 121s with them to build relationships.
We also learn that many BNI members have trouble getting subs, so why not offer to sub for a member at another chapter where you want to build a relationship with? Do them a favor; build a relationship and maybe get a bunch of referrals in return.
Next, did you know that we can form our own, very specific power team?
That’s…did you know that we can form our own, very specific power team?
So what type of power team can we form?
The first type of power team I would form would be around life events, which are things like…
- Having a baby
- Getting married
- Getting a divorce
- Getting a new job
- Getting a bonus at work
- Retiring from work
For example, let’s say we wanted to form a power team around ‘getting married.’
That would allow disparate professions like Josh Doyle, our Manhattan real estate broker, to better network with someone like Jeff Kaplan, our family attorney.
Josh can help the couple find a new apartment; while Jeff can help them with their prenuptial agreement.
And a ‘getting married” power team will allow all of these professions to cross refer all the people they know that are getting married, and I guarantee that they will make more money!