Frequently Asked Questions
Read below for the answers!
What should I expect?
- We introduce ourselves, for up to one minute, explaining who our ideal client/customer is for this week. This is when we pass our business cards/brochures around.
- Then we have a 10-12 minute presentation by a current member.
- We then pass referrals, give a testimonial or say thank you for closed business.
- We also have officer reports and education to end the meeting.
How do I join?
How often do we meet?
We meet every other Thursday morning, approximately 24 meetings per year, depending on how holidays fall.
How do I know if my business is right for this?
Imagine having sales reps out there listening for and looking for your ideal customer/client.
What would that do for your business? If you are willing to be an active participant and agree to our By-Laws, then we’d love to have you. We are a referral networking group. Our purpose of meeting is to develop relationships with each other AND refer business to each other and from our circle of influence.
What is the business card box?
What should I talk about?
In your one-minute round, educate us on who your ideal client/customer is. Be specific. Don’t say “residents of Green Valley,” instead say, “I’m looking for retirees who like to play golf and have thinning hair so I can show them how my patent-pending golf hat will protect their scalp.”
For your 6 minute speech, here are some ideas.
- Go through your professional history
- Talk about your life journey to where you are now
- Talk about a specific product/service and what the benefits and features are
- Do a quick intro and entertain questions from other members
- Talk about your future plans
- Practice your stand up comedy routine
What is the cost?
We have a $20 application fee; a $150 annual membership fee and a $10 speaker fee due each time you present your 6 minute speech.
How long are the meetings?
Is there an attendance policy?
Why should I be at every meeting?
Plus, you are educating your “sales team” on who you are looking for in an ideal client/customer.
And lastly, you paid to be in the group!
What are white slips?
Who is an "active" member?
- show up to meetings
- have one-to-ones
- bring guests
- pass referrals
Why are there fees?
- marketing materials (i.e. postcards, website, advertisements)
- meeting supplies (applications, white slips, green slips, etc.)
- after hour networking events
- donations to non-profits
Where do we meet?
We will notify members of meeting room changes via our Facebook page and email.
Can I send a substitute?
Who makes a good substitute?
- business acquaintance
Remember, they are representing YOUR business, prep them accordingly. Bonus – they get to tell us about their business too!
Who should I invite as a guest?
What are green slips?
On the top half of the green slip, you fill out the person who REFERRED to you and the amount of business they sent your way.
On the bottom half, you fill out if you had a one-to-one with another member (i.e. in-office meeting, coffee, lunch).
The green slips are also turned into the Vice President for tracking.