BNI United 4 July 2013

“If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them!” -TS-251609_10151127628602740_344036810_n

I would like to start this early morning by honoring my greatest hero of all times, Tony Sopranos. James Gandolfini (the person behind the character) passed away two weeks ago at the very young age of 51. Probably one of the reasons why I always loved the show is because as an entrepreneur I feel so related to him. In the show James plays a very distressed mob boss, dealing with everyday problems in his personal and work related life. Just like an entrepreneur a mob boss is dealing with every day issues like finding the right team to get the job done, cashflow, going out their being feared and killing the competitors, making their lives miserable and stealing market share the hard way… So why do I bring this up in a meeting report from BNI? Because joining a BNI chapter is a little bit like joining the mob where you have all your fellow captains discussing their every day issues every week while closing a pact on how you will give all you can to help and support each other’s business. When you carefully listen to the rules and most importantly obey them, you will be part of a great team that will help you grow your business and make sure piece by piece you can steal some market share from your competitors. And make sure you attend all meetings because…

‘A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man!” -Don Corleone-

Salut!

Kevin

NEC

Network education is an indispensable part of our meetings. Currently this part is executed perfectly by our very own Mr. Mike Darnell. The topic today, 12 ways on how to be a great leader! My personal favorite in those 12, “The Job of a leader is to help teams to continue to win!”. And than almost as a closure, “Leadership starts by giving, not by asking favors!”. What a suitable quote perfectly in line with the BNI guidelines.

Networking Leader Focus

No networking leaders this week, more excitement next week as we will choose 2 of them.

60 Secs Sales Presentations

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Daniel Koeppel – Thai based plastic manufacturers like PTT, looking for decision makers inside the company.
  • Designer’s Field – Factory around 600 Sqm in one of the BOI zone’s.
  • IBSbeauty – Award-winning spa and cosmetic product lines / brands.
  • Limcharoen - Companies with email battles and need a third party to consolidate.
  • Midas Public Relations – Companies that need fantastic PR coverage, moreover in the luxury- and multinational environment.
  • PKF - Mid-sized companies that need payroll services.
  • Ramburi – Connection with Boots purchasing department and a supplier for POS materials.
  • Marvin Suites – People looking to rent a condo in Suk. 20. Big manufacturers in Europe and US looking to export to Thailand.
  • Sawadee Travel - Lufthansa City Center – Expats that are having travel arrangement problems.
  • SouthEastAsiaImages.com - Looking for art directors and big ad agencies.
  • Swiftlet – Sales Managers, Marketing Directors, Service Providers that still not have any idea about what a CRM system can do for them.
  • Vimi – Companies looking to increase the effect of their content driven marketing.

Our visitors today were Neil, Lutz and Jeab. Any new upcoming members among them?

Chapter Committee’s Report

  • Up to date we did already 11,388,824 THB with our chapter! Who would not like to be a part of that?

We are looking for the following professions to join our chapter:

  • Hotel Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • School
  • Printer
  • Construction
  • Training
  • Media Buyers
  • Engineers
  • Renewable Energy (who is not looking for this?)
  • Manufacturers

Showcase Rotation

This week we have David Lawrence, Partner at Limcharoen – What many of us maybe did not know, is that David has a background in science. He even has a “molecule” named after him, the Lawrencium. And that many years before he was born. Wow, I always know he was good at creating explosions! Just like his presentation… Currently his firm represents 6 offices in three different countries. He also explains what a lawyer exactly is with a very impressive good/bad list. Most of the bad words describe “the other lawyer”. So remember, the other side is always bad! When you are dealing with agreements, always consult a lawyer, as he will find something, either something that is not in your benefit, or works the opposite way like you intended.

David is looking for the iPod…

“I”ndividuals / Businesses

“P”roblems

“O”portunities

“D”eals

Next in line…

  1. Kevin Maes – 18 July
  2. Varin Sachayan – 25 July
  3. Nut Mindscape – 1 Aug

Key Notes from the week…

  1. “Nobody is born perfect!” -Mike Darnell-
  2. “Let’s increase our 60 seconds from now on to 600 seconds.” -Daniel Frick-
  3. “The other side is always bad!” -David Lawrence”

To be continued…

BNI United 27 June 2013

Joy to the World, the Communications Guy is here!

Well, we could say it’s my first day on the job as BNI United’s Communication Guy, and let’s also just keep it with that! Actually I don’t know why it took me so long, I must say I really love it! I feel a little bit like the Gossip Girl of networking. For all of you that don’t know Gossip Girl, it’s a famous American TV show loved by many young girls (and secretly myself as well). And just like the name predicts, there is a lot of Gossip being spread around. So now it’s my turn to spread some Gossip about BNI United. Get ready to learn the deepest (darkest) business secrets from our precious members next coming months…

XoXo (Gossip Girls’s trademark)

Kevin

NEC

This morning Mike Darnell gave a great presentation on how we should follow up on our referrals. The key take away is very simple, value the time people spend to create and follow up that referral for you. After all, it’s not that as a business owner they don’t have anything better to do. And according to BNI statistics, a BNI referral is a qualified lead with a high chance (34%) of generating the business we asked for! You can check the presentation out at http://www.slideshare.net/popart/following-up-on-referrals-bni.

Networking Leader Focus

This weeks networking leader of the month has been celebrated like never one had been celebrated before. The crowd was cheering while the champagne corks were flying across the room.  Our network leader of the month, due to his great contribution to the chapter with his amazing graphics and numbers, was Mr. Arthit Hongchintakul! Too bad he missed it… But in his defense, he had a very good reason.  Waiting for his little girl to see her first daylight made him miss his own celebration. Was the champagne a little bit too early?

60 Secs Sales Presentations

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Daniel Koeppel – Companies that are producing washing machines (Miele) and water bottles.
  • Designer’s Field – Looking for a 600 sqm factory preferably in one of the Free Zones.
  • IBSbeauty – Award-winning spa and cosmetic product lines / brands.
  • Midas Public Relations – Luxury brands like Chanel, Rolex and more that need great PR coverage.
  • Mindscape – Big hotel and retail projects to build.
  • Ramburi – A supplier that produces eco-friendly carton boxes for products and it’s shipping.
  • Marvin Suites – Business travelers that are looking for a conveniently located place to stay.
  • Sawadee Travel - Lufthansa City Center – Travel Agents located outside of Thailand to cooperate.
  • SouthEastAsiaImages.com - Looking for art directors and big ad agencies.
  • Swiftlet – Managers and decision makers that do most of their work with Excel files.
  • Vimi – Looking for business owners that can write great content for Hoteliers and at the same time get visibility for their company at www.hotelierherald.com.

We would also like to thank our visitors Fabio, Maxime and Judith! Hope to see you soon again…

Chapter Committee’s Report

Our MC is really doing a great job tracking all our chapter’s numbers and making sure everybody understands them with supporting graphics. Art you are AWESOME! Especially when you would suit up… By the way, you make your predecessor really look bad. I would not like to be in his shoes!

  • Up to date we did already 11,388,824 THB with our chapter! Who would not like to be a part of that?

We are looking for the following professions to join our chapter:

  • Hotel Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • School
  • Printer
  • Construction
  • Training
  • Media Buyers
  • Engineers
  • Renewable Energy (who is not looking for this?)
  • Manufacturers

Showcase Rotation

This week we have Mike Darnell – He showed us a slide of all the projects he gained through BNI since he last did his presentation. Impressive! With following contacts/companies you would do him a great favor…

  • Kasemkij
  • Golden Land
  • Noble Development
  • Chaopraya Mahanakorn
  • Pace Development
  • Mida Assets Public Co.
  • ACAP Advisory
  • Siam General Factoring
  • Asia Inter Law and Accounting
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce
  • Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Asia Biogas
  • Sahaviriya Steel Industries
  • SCG
  • Cotto
  • TPI Polene
  • TOA

Next in line…

  1. David Limcharoen – 04 July
  2. Kevin Maes – 18 July
  3. Varin Sachayan – 25 July
  4. Nut Mindscape – 1 Aug

Key Notes from the week…

  1. The majority of the Members prefer to stay at Emporium Suites.
  2. The majority of the Members is willing to try out holding the meeting on Friday instead of Thursday.

To be continued…

Chapter Meeting Summary – 14-3-2013

Good Morning!!!

Good Morning : )

Good to see so many members in the room again today.

Cheers!

Mike

“Communication Guy”

NEC

This morning Daniel Frick, our future president presented Absinthe and Absenteeism as the theme for his NEC. Again… ; )

 

Networking Leader Focus

This month we’re focusing on referrals – The member who generates the most QUALIFIED referrals will be recognized as the most Ultimately Super Duper Networker of the Month!!!

 

60 Secs Sales Presentations
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Creative Group Enterprises Limited – Juergen Meyer - Looking for referrals to hotels that are going to launch a cabling project soon
  • Daniel Koeppel - Nikolas Buechler – MD at Western Seaview – Pure Charge Jomtien
  • Designer’s Field - Come visit us at the furniture fair at Impact over the next 5 days
  • Glowfish - Tenants for serviced offices
  • Innovative Beauty Solutions - Looking for large hotels with Spas – Hyatt, Sheraton
  • Koll - Absent
  • Lady Ann Yachting - Couples that are looking to do a great weding photoshoot on a yacht
  • Limchaoern - Individuals who are interested in arranging a will.
  • Midas Public Relations - BYP at Kuppadelli – March 19th at 19:00 – Mad Hatter theme.
  • Mindscape - Connections to the Mall group
  • PKF Thailand - Looking for companies that need help with their taxes in in Thailand and Burma
  • Ramburi - Looking for established beauty distributors in the Philippines and Indonesia
  • Marvin Suites - Looking for security gadgets.
  • Sawasdee Travel - Lufthansa City Center - Looking for connections to YOUR FARANG FRIENDS
  • SouthEastAsiaImages.com - Looking for art directors and corporates at Ad Agencies
  • Swiftlet - Absent
  • T&B Solutions - Absent
  • Vimi - Looking for referrals to sourcing companies for luxury providers
  • Viva - Comapnies that want to improve the value of their brand

Chapter Committee’s Report

  • Last year we made nearly 2,000,000 THB per month in closed business
  • We made nearly 3,000,000 THB per month in the last 6 months ter

We are looking for the following professions to join our chapter:

  • Tailor
  • Printer
  • Manufacturers
  • Engineering company
  • IT System Integrator
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics company
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Clinics

Showcase rotation

This week we have Jurgen Meyer - Looking for referrals to your hotel contacts, hotel architects and designers, hotel builders, etc.

  1. Wim Somers - 21 Mar
  2. Karin L. - 28 Mar 
  3. K. Kim - 4 Aprl
  4. John C. - 11 Aprl

Announcements for the Week

  1. 20 Mar - Advanced MSP LT & Member forum
  2. 28 Mar - MSP

BNI United 7-March-2013 – Meeting Agenda

Absinthe - Absenthe

Drinking, Gambling, Women and Wanderlust

We can’t (?) offer the above, however if you want to do business at dawn,
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!

Good Morning All,

This morning Daniel Frick, our future president presented Absinthe and Absenteeism as the theme for his NEC. I’m a little addled as to the details but I think he’s either looking for a referral to a Green Fairy or he wants one to join the chapter.

Cheers!

Mike

“Communication Guy”

Networking Leader Focus

This month we’re focusing on referrals – The member who generates the most QUALIFIED referrals will be recognized as the most Ultimately Super Duper Networker of the Month!!!

60 Secs Sales Presentations
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Guests

  • Vic Rollin – Referrals to bike owners   
  • Mint – Looking for a sales job in FMCG or Cosmetics
  • Moi - Looking for investment opportunities

Chapter Committee’s Report

  • Last year we made nearly 2,000,000 THB per month in closed business
  • We made nearly 3,000,000 THB per month in the last 6 months ter

We are looking for the following professions to join our chapter:

  • Tailor
  • Printer
  • Manufacturers
  • Engineering company
  • IT System Integrator
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics company
  • Photographer
  • Hotel

Showcase rotation

This week we have Daniel Koeppel - Looking for 

  1. Jurgen Meyer – 14 Mar
  2. Wim Somers - 21 Mar
  3. Karin L. - 28 Mar 
  4. K. Kim – 4 Aprl

Announcements for the Week

  1. 20 Mar - Advanced MSP LT & Member forum
  2. 28 Mar – MSP

BNI United 28-February-2013 – Meeting Agenda

Run Zumi! Run like the wind!

Faster than a Zooming Kitten!!!

Good Morning All,

We’re doing the Fast-Fire Festive February Finale today!

Cheers!

Mike

“Communication Guy”

Networking Leader Focus

This month we’re focusing on referrals – The member who generates the most QUALIFIED referrals will be recognized as the most Ultimately Super Duper Networker of the Month!!!

60 Secs Sales Presentations
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Guests

  • Serge Debono –
  • Tim JonesPeopleServe Asia
  • Gavin Vongkusolkit - Heritage Estates – Looking to hire good HR, Marketing and Sales people

Chapter Committee’s Report

  • Last year we made nearly 2,000,000 THB per month in closed business
  • We made nearly 3,000,000 THB per month in the last 6 months ter

We are looking for the following professions to join our chapter:

  • Tailor
  • Printer
  • Manufacturers
  • Engineering company
  • IT System Integrator
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics company
  • Photographer
  • Hotel

Showcase rotation

  1. Daniel Koeppel - 7 Mar – Please focus on bringing hoteliers and such to the meeting next week 
  2. Jurgen Meyer – 14 Mar
  3. Wim Somers - 21 Mar
  4. Karin L. - 28 Mar 
  5. K. Kim – 4 Aprl

Announcements for the Week

  1. 20 Mar - Advanced MSP LT & Member forum
  2. 28 Mar – MSP