We all speak the language of referrals and savvy business people around the globe understand and appreciate the fact that Word-Of-Mouth is the most effective way to do business!
An initiative of BNI, International Networking Week is about celebrating the key role that networking plays in the development and success of business around the world. It is about creating an awareness relating to the process of networking. Not just any kind of networking, but what we refer to as "relationship networking", an approach to doing business based on building long-term successful relationships with people through the networking process.
If you are interested in increasing your word of mouth business through networking, then you will want to start the New Year by participating in this premier business event as we observe the second annual Sandhills International Business Networking Conference, held on International Networking Day, Feb 5, 2008.
This event is co-sponsored by the Sandhills Region of Business Network International and the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. Notable speakers at this year's event include: Bea Fields, Business Coach and Author; Christopher Norkus of Toastmasters International; Richard Martin, Area Director for BNI and Trainer for Referrals4Life; and Patrick J. Coughlin, President of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce.
Invitations to attend are open to the Moore County business community, members of other networking organizations, students, press representatives and interested parties from all levels of government and business. The purpose of International Networking Week is to raise the profile of networking in the wider community, recognizing it as an essential tool for success in today's business climate.
Day and Time -- Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008 / Registration and open networking will begin @ 7:45 AM and the event will run until 10:30 AM.
Please Note: Seating is limited. Please RSVP by 5:00 PM Feb 02, 2008 to Gomillion via Email at BNI@Pinehurst-NC.us; Call 1-910-585-2400 or Fax: 1-866-824-7928
Cost: $15.00 per person. Includes Continental Breakfast consisting of Bagels and Cream Cheese, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Gourmet Tea, Chilled Juices and Soft Drinks.
Payment: Cash at the door.
PROCEEDS from this event benefit...
Operation Homefront is a non profit community supporting our troops by helping the families they leave behind when the active duty or reserve member deploys. http://www.operationhomefront.net/
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. http://www.foodbankcenc.org/
Go to: www.pinehurst-nc.us/BNI/IND2008.htm for the latest information on this event.
BNI (http://www.bni.com/) is the world's largest business networking organization, with more than 5,000 chapters in over 34 countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several books including the NY Times best-seller, Masters of Networking (http://www.mastersofnetworking.com/), and the #1 best-seller, Truth or Delusion, Busting Networking's Biggest Myths (http://www.truthordelusion.com/). He is also the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute (http://www.referralinstitute.com/), a referral training company with operations around the world. Questions? Call Misner at BNI Headquarters in the USA at 1-909-608-7575 (Email: email@example.com).
Wayne E. Gomillion, BNI Assistant Director
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