Tools to Maximize Your BNI Experience

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TOOL #1 - Your BNI Connect Profile - Make it work for you! (4 YouTube videos)

🟠 Your BNI Connect Profile (part 1)  Why It’s Important

🟠 Your BNI Connect Profile (part 2)  Getting Started

🟠 Your BNI Connect Profile (part 3)  The “My Business” Section

🟠 Your BNI Connect Profile (part 4) Contact Details & Settings 

TOOL #2 - Perfect your Weekly Presentations

🟠 Perfect Weekly Presentations 

7 min guide to perfect weekly presentations - BNI Alabama.pdf

🟠 Use this Form to Build Weekly Presentations

How to Build Your Weekly Presentation .pdf

TOOL #3 - Perfect your One-to-Ones

🟠 Perfect One-to-One Meetings

7 min guide to perfect 1-2-1s - BNI Alabama.pdf

🟠 Use this 1-2-1 Planner

1-2-1 Planner (fillable PDF).pdf

🟠 Use this Power 1-2-1 Form

Power One-to-One Form.pdf

TOOL #4 - Build Your Contact Spheres (aka "Eight by Six")

🟠 How to Find Contact Spheres

🟠 Eight by Six: the most Common Seats (fillable worksheet)

Contact Spheres - Eight by Six - most common (Fillable PDF).pdf

TOOL #5 - Learn to Give Great Referrals, Grow Your Network, and Create an Endless Network

🟠 Giving Great Referrals

7 min guide to giving great referrals - BNI Alabama.pdf

🟠 Growing Your Referral Network

7 min guide to growing your referral network - BNI Alabama.pdf

🟠 e-Book Recommendation

BOOK - How to Create a Network of Endless Referrals - Bob Burg.pdf

TOOL #6 - How Visible do you want to be? 

🟠 Maximize Your Referrals Through Visibility

7 min guide to maximizing referrals through visibility - BNI Alabama.pdf

🟠 Guidelines for Visiting Other Chapters 

🟠 Best Practices for Utilizing Substitutes

A Sub's primary purpose is to represent a BNI Member. 

BNI recommends minimal use of a substitute. However, a Member may use substitutes up to three times in a six-month period.

Also Important

NOTE: a chapter may also implement their own substitute requirements

🟠 Understand the Attendance Policy

BNI® General Policy #5: 

“A BNI Member is allowed 3 absences within a continuous 6-month period. If a Member cannot attend, they may send a substitute; this will not count as an absence.”



Absences and tardiness mean less business for Members; therefore, the Membership Committee may give warnings to Members who are consistently late or leave early.  If the problem continues, the Member’s classification may be subject to being re-opened.

TOOL #7 - Understand CEUs & Traffic Lights

Information about CEUs & Traffic Light FAQs are found on this page

TOOL #8 - Assess the Value of Your Membership (downloadable form)

How to Assess the Value of Your Membership - new logo.pdf

TOOL #9 - For additional reading, podcasts, mp3s, and videos, visit the Education Coordinator Page 

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