This is a rebroadcast of Episode 152.
About 20 years ago, Dr. Misner met a commercial light bulb salesman who wanted to join BNI. He was a little concerned that a person in such a unique profession might not do well, but the prospective member had no doubts.
First, he wanted people he could refer his clients to, because that would strengthen his relationship with them.
Second, he knew he was the kind of networker who could get business anywhere.
He was right. During his first year in BNI, 40% of the sales he got came from referrals from his BNI chapter.
Success in BNI doesn’t depend on the profession, but on the person. If you’re willing to give and help and learn, you’ll succeed in BNI.
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