May 19 @ Clerkenwell
This week’s Network Education slot, given by David Miles (Divadani, internet marketing), was derived from this excellent Dr. Misner posting: “Top 10 Ways to Waste Your Time in BNI“. Definitely worth a read (you can listen to a podcast too).
Michelle Fanus (Dynamyk Events, events manager), our Chapter Membership Coordinator, talked us through why we hold the number one spot in London, but pointed out that we are still quite poor at converting visitors to members. Some wisdom, guidance, and whip cracking from the Top Table could be helpful here.
Mandy Hetherton (Business Coach) gave her first 10 minute presentation, after recently joining the chapter. Judicious use of illustrative props (including a spaghetti jar full of balloons, a map and compass, and tube of Vanish), as well as an engaging speaking style, had several members wondering how the presentation went by so quickly. She talked us through three case studies: 1) helping a busy MD to make better use of her time by delegating effectively, 2) enabling a newly-promoted senior manager to gain confidence and find his way, and 3) a quick session of “spot coaching” to help a chief executive make a sparkling presentation. Mandy asked us to listen out for people who say they don’t have enough time; who are lacking confidence; or who have an event such as a presentation which they are dreading, and to tell them that she offers a free 30 minute consultation to ensure that coaching is right for them.
Until next time.