Is your chapter making excuses for not inviting visitors? Are you marking time waiting to go back to meeting in person? Don’t let your group deflate while you wait for the challenges to be over. In this week’s episode, Dr. Misner addresses all these excuses–most of which are the same excuses he’s been hearing for 36 years.
* ‘I don’t know anyone to invite.’ * ‘We’re too small to invite visitors.’* ‘I want a different group of members.’* ‘They have a niche business.’ * ‘Our meeting space is too small.’ * ‘People I invite don’t show up.’* ‘The economy is not good.’* ‘The economy is too good.’ * ‘Meeting online doesn’t work.’ * ‘I’m waiting to meet in person.’ * ‘I have Zoom fatigue.’
You can have excuses, or you can have success. It’s better to have Zoom fatigue than to have bankruptcy.
Members, I believe in you. You have to believe in yourself. And when you believe you can, you will. Use the resources that BNI provides, like this podcast. You can do this. Good economy, bad economy, Zoom fatigue, whatever the obstacle du jour happens to be, you can do this. Ivan Misner
Mentioned in This Episode
* Episode 633* Episode 244* Episode 689* Episode 659* Fear of Rejection: Don’t Let It Stand in the Way of Your Success
The Official BNI Podcast is sponsored by Misner Audio Programs.
Complete Transcript of Episode 721
Hello everybody and welcome back to The Official BNI Podcast. I’m Priscilla Rice and I’m coming to you from Live Oak Recording Studio in Berkeley, California. And I’m joined on the phone today by the Founder and the Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, Dr. Ivan Misner. Hello Ivan. How are you and where are you?
Thank you, Priscilla. I haven’t been traveling through Zoom or much of anything lately. As some of you may know, I had some of my health numbers spike. And so I went to a clinic for a couple of weeks. Got a lot of writing done, by the way, Priscilla, while I was there–I mean, a lot of writing. And my numbers have gone down, things are good. It’s an old issue that I’ve talked about, and go to my public Facebook page, and you’ll see information from time to time updating, but I’m doing great. And I look forward to Zooming around a lot again.
Priscilla:Oh, that’s wonderful, Ivan. Well, we’re happy to know that you’re doing well.
Ivan:Thank you. So this is an interesting topic. And I’ve been playing around with this in my mind for a couple of weeks. “Don’t Let Your Group Deflate While You Wait.”
So I’ve been thinking about all the reasons that people give for saying, “Well, you know, I can’t invite people right now.” And so here are some of them.