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Posted on April 3rd, at 5: This was an awesome article, and a lot of good, insightful comments as well. I just came back from a BNI open house as a guest, and I have to say that it sounded good at first.
I felt it was really cheesy and phony, like an infomercial. Then they said that if anyone wanted to join as a member, they had to stand up and announce their intention to join in front of everyone before the meeting was over.
I immediately smelled something fishy. These details are too important not to bring up. I work full-time, and this chapter meets 90 minutes during business lunch times, which meant it would require that I take time off work. I imagine that other people would have the same problem, unless they owned their own business.
Now I feel sorry for those people who stood up and joined. Real business is done by parties that like, trust and respect each other.
This is a great point. Posted on April 15th, at 4: It looks like you got yourself a small cult following since my last post. I want to give you some updated information on BNI in my area.
BNI had three local chapters, but is now down to one and that one is barely surviving. They blame the recession, despite the fact that BNI promotes being in BNI would help business owners survive a recession. Two of my friends and former BNI colleagues had their membership terminated due to the strict attendance policy.
One has been fighting cancer and missed several meetings due to her chemo appointments. They tried to restart the chapter, but it failed miserably. Facebook, LinkedIn and other social internet sites have hundreds of thousands of members and cost nothing to join.
I hope more people who are thinking about joining BNI find your blog and think before they blow their hard earned money. Hello, I want to make some points on BNI and my experience I have to agree with some of your points and disagree with others.
I am a local business owner that sell Web Design services. I found most of the junk that you mentioned above. However after spending 6 months on the BNI website I saw a new chapter was starting near me during the noon hour. I messed very well with most of the members in the group and although we follow the standards of the meeting we are more laid back.
I find during the non hour BNI takes up most of your day. Therefore I find our members have their 60 second pitch pre-written and we take notes on what each person talks about. However we have never had to terminate a member yet.
We have been a active chapter for over 1 years and we only had 1 member not renew. This is also true for myself.
I referrals I have received have been of high quality and I have passed high quality referrals. Now I know just from my visits this could be the exception not the rule. When I invite my clients and colleges to BNi I tell them. BNI may not be for you.
But please do your leg-work and find one that makes the most sense for you. Any way my two sense.
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Usually I can ferret out bullshit pretty well. Somehow I let myself get suckered into joining my local BNI chapter.
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