First of all let me thank Scott for asking me to take on this important role in our chapter. Education is truly the main avenue to success in whatever venture or activity one participates in and I will take it very seriously.

I received the standard BNI training last week, as well as some guidelines on what I should educate you on and how I should present it to you. Being the free spirit I am and coming from a creative and somewhat rebellious background, I will follow those guidelines most of the time.

I received enough BNI resources to fill each and every Wednesday morning education moment for a full year. But I realize as well, that each of you eagerly anticipate Christel’s Monday morning email with all its valuable BNI information. And of course you all read and study her email carefully and then save it in a very special location, so you may return to it whenever you need inspiration.

So, in order not to bore you with too much duplication, I will from time to time stray from the world of BNI and share with you some of my personal life and business experiences and I might even do some research on the internet and find interesting ideas, discoveries or just plain common sense items that I think might help all of us.

So, here we go, for today I have created a very short list of “did-you-know”:

  • DID YOU KNOW that in addition to the main BNI website (BNIConnectGlobal.COM), there is a separate regional website managed by Christel and her team called: WWW.BNIGH.COM?
  • DID YOU KNOW that there is a BNI chapter in BC, which has hit over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS in referred business for the year?
  • DID YOU KNOW that according to the most recent “traffic lights” report, our chapter is only ranked in the middle of the pack of 20 plus chapters in the Golden Horseshoe.
  • Do you know what a “traffic lights” report is? I see some blank faces…..
    • I suggest you do some BNI research for yourself or maybe I will explain it in a future BNI Education Moment.

So, this is the end of my first mini BNI lecture to help all of us become more effective in referring business to each other. I trust that each of you will complete your homework and study up on the meaning and purpose of the “traffic lights” report, and…..THERE WILL BE A TEST NEXT WEEK.

Thank you!