Unfortunately, BNI “Diamond” chapter weekly meetings fell on both holidays this year. That did not stop some of the members from gathering in a casual setting to network. By doing so, a few one to one’s were completed over appetizers and cocktails, provided by BNI.
The members that attended were
- Ann Hardee and Vicki Honeycutt-Remax 1st choice
- John Haskins-Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ
- Tonya Zimmerman-Alltel Wireless Solutions
- Steven King-The Talking Phonebook
- Diana Gardner-Williams-Landscape Design and Installation
Networking is an art that the “Diamonds” chapter of BNI are trying to perfect. During this holiday networking session we were given clues on how to provide referrals and given a little more information of the products and services provided.
House condition, location and price were stated by Ann Hardee of Remax 1st choice as being the 3 reasons a house will sell or not. If one of the 3 are lacking, it must be compensated for elsewhere. Vicki Honeycutt provided us a networking opportunity at our local college which has great potential for creating increased awareness of our products and services without the heavy price tag of print advertisement.
Tonya Zimmerman of Alltel Wireless Solutions stated that the Blackberry product offered by her company is a big hit, providing efficiency for serious networkers.
John Haskins, Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ is number one in the wedding market, but eventually wants to participate in corporate events. By golly, why not. He is amazing to see. Check him out at the new Underground in downtown Greensboro.
Steven King of The Talking Phonebook is new to our group and we are delighted to have him You can tell networking is not work for this gentleman because of the ease in talking to people.
Diana Gardner-Williams, Landscape Design and Installation, this would be me, held the BNI”Diamonds” informal networking session for those going through networking withdrawal. My Landscape Company offers one hour landscape consultations, master landscape plans, installation and speaking to groups interested in the landscape world. I touched on one of my specialty gardens, Memory Gardens. These types of gardens are very popular allowing bereaved families to nurture a part of their landscape dedicated to a loved one passed.
If you are interested in joining our chapter please email me your profession and contact information, diana (@) justacloudaway.com.
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Diana Gardner-Williams www.dianadigsdirt.com
Landscape Design and Installation