I first joined BNI in 2005, and I was attending 2 BNI Leadership Team Training & Conferences a year. Once I joined the training team, I was attending a couple trainings per session, in March and September. As we are coming up on BNI Leadership Team training, I am excited to be attending 8 trainings over the next couple of weeks. In support of that, I wanted to share a few secrets I have learned over the years.
GOOD NIGHT SLEEP -I recommend getting a good night sleep before the training! Being rested will help you be ready to focus and learn.
SNACK – The breakfast at 7:30 is delicious, but I have a hard time waiting to eat again until 12:30; I need a full belly! I need a mid-morning snack to keep me going. I will throw in my bag a bar or piece of fruit, sometimes even a candy bar, to help me stay fueled.
CARDS – Before and after the training, and during the breaks, is an incredible networking opportunity to meet other networkers that GET IT. I make sure I have a stack of cards, and my calendar, so I can set up one to ones to get to know some of the other chapter members better.
CLOTHING – This is a business event, and you want to dress according to your profession, BUT you will be seated for the entire morning. I recommend something that you will be comfortable in, and you never know the temperature of a location, so I always bring a jacket or wrap in case I get cold.
ATTITUDE – Come prepared with the right attitude, to network and to learn. Attitudes can really affect our experience. A negative attitude will result in a negative experience. A positive attitude will result in a positive experience. Which would you prefer?
And of course you will want to be ready to listen & learn so you can lead your chapter to success!
I look forward every year to attending BNI Leadership Team training, Learning more so I can Earn More, and knowing how I can help the chapter be successful.
What are some of your favorite parts of Leadership Team Training? What do you look most forward to at the Conferences?