Getting Started with The Clock Tower Closers of Hudson, OH

6/29/2020 BNI Clocktower Closers Agenda

8:00 – 8:15am – Welcome, Identify Visitors and “open networking” in breakout rooms

8:15 – 8:44am

• Introduce Leadership Team
• Purpose & Overview
• BNI Core Values
• Monthly Member Goals – Jackie Potter
• Membership Committee – Brian Goldsmith
• Passport Program Update – Jeff Shupe
• Vice Presidents Report
• Leaderboard
• Networking Education – Jessie Obert

8:45am – Visitor Presentations

Please tell us your name, your business and what makes your business unique. Put your contact info in the chat so that members can reach you with questions and feel free to use this roster to reach out to members that you think would make good connections for your business.

8:50am – Members Weekly Presentation (alphabetical) 45 seconds for weekly presentations

9:10am – “I have” – referral or testimonial

9:18am – Feature Presentation – Andy Eicher

9:28am – BNI Announcements - Anyone

9:29am - Closing Quote – Kris Barker

Thank you

9:30am - Visitor Orientation - Brian Goldsmith & Jackie Potter

**As we transition to in person meetings please follow your personal level of comfort. Attending in-person is at your own risk. BNI and Clocktower Closers take no responsibility

Looking to Submit an Application to Our Hudson, OH BNI Chapter?

Apply to The Clock Tower Closers by clicking on that link. You will be brought to a web page requesting your email address. Once you enter your email address, a link to an online application will be emailed to you. 

The Vice President and all members of the Membership Committee can walk you through the membership application process. Once you have submitted your application, the membership committee will get a notice and contact you to set up an interview.

It will typically take one to two weeks to interview candidates, check references and make a membership determination. Please continue to attend weekly meetings during this process so the membership committee can see your commitment to attendance. Once a decision has been made you will recieve an email through the system requesting payment. After your payment gets processed you should start recieving emails with instructions on how to use the many member resources listed below:

The Clock Tower Closers' Member Resources

Are you a new member of our Hudson networking group? Below is a list of resources that are available to you once your membership has been processed. Schedule a one-to-one with the Chapter Resources Mentor to make sure you're comfortable with how you can utilize these resources to maximize your membership and grow your business.

1. BNI Connect On Your Desktop

Once you are accepted into the chapter and your membership is processed by BNI Regional Headquarters, an email will be sent to the email address provided on your application. This email contains a link to set-up your username and password. BNI Connect is where we track all activity, referrals given, referrals received, one-to-ones, chapter education units (CEUs) and more. The desktop version has more resources and tracks details of all the referrals you have received since your membership began. 

2. BNI Connect App

BNI Connect App for Apple Devices and BNI Connect on Google Play  Download BNI Connect App to have real-time notifications of referrals from your fellow members as well as to track all your activity. Make sure your contact information and business links are all correct. This is how BNI members across the globe can find you and get in touch.

3. Training 

Follow the training link above to register for various regional events including webinars, Member Success Program (MSP)and Leadership Team Training. New members are required to attend MSP before giving their first 10 Minute Feature Presentation at our chapter meeting, so register as soon as possible and get on speaker rotation so we can learn more about how to generate quality referrals to help you grow your business.

4. Chapter Education Units (CEUs)

Here are some of the many ways you can acquire your CEUs.

BNI University is by far the most comprehensive and robust platform for all your CEUs and you are encouraged to login and take advantage as soon as you get an email from BNI Global ([email protected]) with a prompt to register. After you have gotten accustomed to the platform on your desktop, can find BNI University on your mobile device's app store to take CEUs with you everywhere. 

The Official BNI Podcast  although these podcasts can be found on BNI University, if it's easier for you to just go to the podcasts count 1 hour of listening (usually 5 podcasts) as 1 CEU.

Power of One Podcast these podcasts are also found on BNI University as well as easily accessible here.

Ivan Misner Books the founder of BNI Ivan Misner, has written many books about how to use business networking to grow your business, how to use business relationships effectively and how to become a master of networking. If you enjoy reading self improvement, business strategy books or listening to audio versions, make sure to give yourself credit in the BNI Connect app for CEUs.

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