This week Robin Schuckmann, Executive Director of BNI Oregon and SW Washington, joins Dr. Misner to talk about building a cohesive team—inside and outside your BNI chapter. There are three parts to this.
Identify the Strengths of Your Team
A great tool for this is the book StrengthsFinder 2.0. Another is the Referral Institute program “Room Full of Referrals.” (See Dr. Misner’s recent blog post and video, “Your Behavior Style IS Affecting Your Referrability” for more on this topic.)
Utilize the Strengths of Your Team
People will spend longer doing the things they’re good at, so assign people roles that they have talents for. Who wants a visitor host that’s always late?
Implement Increased Communication
Example: weekly phone check-ins between the president and vice-president/treasurer of a BNI chapter help keep things on track. A quarterly chapter social builds personal relationships. Increased communication shows that you care and helps you get to know chapter members better, increasing your VCP.
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