Friday, January 28, 2011

BNI Money Makers Chapter in Los Angeles

I had a very busy day yesterday. It started at 7:30 am by our wonderful BNI Money Makers chapter meeting. The session officially started at 8:15 after we had the open networking part. As usual we had two 6-minute speeches delivered by two of our good members, both doctors. Each member had a 45-second introductory opportunity to introduce themselves. In the beginning I thought 45 seconds was too short. Now that I have practiced, I believe it is enough. I never go over my time and our time keeper which happens to be very strict, does not have to remind me that my time is up.

Each member also has 45 seconds of testimonial, shout out or report on her/his meetings with other members which takes place through out the week. It can be with other chapter members. If members get to know each other better, they can send more referrals and this means more business for all of us. That is why we try to have more one-to-one meetings every week.

This week, Dave Rittenhouse, our Assistant Director was our guest and presented our chapter with a BNI Founders Award 2010. This certificate is awarded to the chapters which have outstanding performances. Our Money Makers chapter is one of these chapters. We will continue to thrive. I just renewed my membership last week. It has been paying off for me. My older son Ashkan who has his own company which does Search Engine Optimization and web design is our chapter's vice president. I have not seen any other family members in the same chapter as BNI members. I guess Ashkan and I are very unique in this regard!

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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