Here are the roles within the Chapter, and the current members that occupy the roles: -
I am the Chapter Director of this BNI Chapter. My role is to chair the meetings every week, ensuring that we follow the structured agenda developed by the BNI that is proven to maximise the business passed in any BNI chapter.
BNI provides a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. If referrals are an important part of your business, then BNI is the organisation for you.
I am the Secretary / Treasurer and I administer the subscription payments of the members and manage the finances of the chapter.
As Membership Co-ordinator I have 2 principal responsibilities;
Firstly I track the performance of the Chapter in terms of the business that is passed between our members. Like any good business, we set goals and monitor our progress towards achieving those goals.
Secondly I chair the chapter membership Committee which is responsible for: -
- Dealing with new members applications, including follow up of all references
- Dealing with any conflicts of interest that may arise within the chapter
- Administering the policies and procedures of BNI within the Chapter
- And most importantly, planning for the future growth and development of the Chapter
I am our Chapters Education Co-ordinator, and I am responsible for filling a weekly slot at these meetings to improve all our networking skills.
A Power Team is a group of related professions that work with the same clients but do not take business away from each other.
In a successful BNI Chapter you will find 6 or more Power Teams with at least 7 members per team – making a total chapter size of over 42 members. In this environment, members will find 67% of their referrals come from their own Power Team and the other 33% of their referrals come from the rest of the chapter. You could find yourself in more than one Power Team – but the most important thing is to surround yourself with members who talk regularly to the type of clients that YOU want!
Are you missing out on 67% of the business you should be getting?