BNI is 31 years old this week! The official kick-off of the first BNI group was January 8th, 1985.
This week’s topic comes from a question posted to Dr. Misner’s Facebook Page. Rick in the UK asks, “How can I connect and make contact with members in other countries? Do I actually need to visit the groups?”
Face-to-face does need to be part of the equation, but it’s probably easiest to start with BNI Connect. Join groups that are relevant to your profession and your interests. Start connecting with members—don’t sell to them.
If you’re planning to travel to another country, make connections with overseas members online and ask to visit their groups when you’re in town. BNI chapters have a history of rolling out the red carpet for visitors from out of the area. Once you’ve visited a chapter, maintain the connections you’ve made with those members.
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