Why Network in Adelaide With BNI?
Like all BNI regions BNI Adelaide North is built on our core values and our commitment to seeing our members achieve their business goals and dreams through meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
BNI Adelaide North’s Executive Director Simone Douglas is well known in the South Australian Business Community as someone committed to supporting businesses to thrive through her advocacy work in the hospitality sector and mentoring and training roles across several peak industry bodies.
We passionately believe that every member is family to us and our wider BNI Adelaide North community have all embraced this as a new way of doing business where the relationship comes before the sale, building a strong and supportive business community.
People will come in and out of your life all the time. The key is to keep in mind that a person always matters. It’s not about what they can offer you. They matter in and of themselves, because they’re human beings. When you understand this, then you understand that every person is worth your time, and that your time is not more valuable than theirs.
Real Businesses Benefitting from BNI
BNI the first step in any serious business
BNI has been instrumental in our business success. I knew networking existed, but until I joined BNI I was just spinning my tires and not getting anywhere. If you have not experienced BNI give it a shot!!! Connect with the best people in the room. Grow by learning and implementing the systems. Develop and build relationships and watch your business double and triple. BNI is a definite for any serious business owner.
BNI experience so far
As a new member of BNI in a new chapter I am overwhelmed with the support and assistance I have been provided not just within my chapter but within BNI as a whole.
I have been fortunate enough to meet some lovely members from around Adelaide and the resounding feeling I get is support, a desire to see each other achieve great things and life long business and personal relationships.
I am so excited for what the future will bring and how BNI is a part of this wonderful future, and I cannot wait to see what new and exciting relationships are built.
I am so thankful for BNI and the education it has provided me to be a better insurance broker. My level of service is exceptional because of BNI and the tools made available to me. I am also thankful of the relationships I have built, as they are irreplaceable.
Do Not Just Sell… Make Relationships!
The problem with networking events traditionally is that everyone is there to sell. No one is there to buy. The great majority of people are also not there to build relationships.
This is why structured networking like BNI is so successful because although everybody is there to find referrals, they are there to build relationships first. More importantly, they’re not selling to the room, because BNI teaches its members not to sell to the room. There is nothing worse than being sold to when you are trying to build a relationship.
So if you’re terrified of networking, structured networking groups, such as BNI, are great places to go in order to get used to the kinds of things you will encounter at networking events in an environment that is structured and safe, with thirty people who know how to build relationships.
BNI makes you a master networker over time. There’s a lot of training that you’re given about how to open network, how to have conversations with people, and how to break the ice. So the whole BNI experience allows you to feel very comfortable in a room, talking in front of other people.
What Can You Expect
Your Business Grows
A BNI Membership allows you to access and participate in referral networking that works! Our proven business referral system, coupled with our world class online learning portal, is designed to help businesses work together to pass referral business and explore new opportunities.
You Build Relationships
Building trusted relationships is what we are all about. Your BNI Membership is designed to develop long lasting relationships that deepen and evolve through our core value – Givers Gain®.
Each member of your referral network contributes to your success and you to theirs. It is these trusted relationships that will ensure your businesses success over time in what is an increasingly difficult landscape for businesses.
Sharpens More Than Just Your Networking Skills
Your BNI Membership gives you access to world class mentors, other business professionals and a whole host of courses through our proprietary learning centre, BNI Business Builder, to help you build your skills and confidence.
When Simone first joined BNI she was terrified of her own shadow. The first time she had to stand up and deliver a referral request she was shaking. Over time, you become desensitised, and you build up immunity to the fear.
We aren’t saying that BNI is for everybody. That said there is no harm in attending one of our networking events at a local chapter to see it in action. At worst you will meet some great business professionals and after all in Adelaide it’s often about who you know.