Welcome to BNI®

Congratulations! You have made the great decision to invest in yourbusiness growth by joining BNI®. We look forward to supporting you in acheiving that growth. The following are key next steps for you to take advantage of the many benefits of your BNI® membership. Experience has shown that carefullycompleting each step will result in a strong start to your BNI®️ member journey. Take each step one at a time until you have completed a strong start to your BNI member journey.

1. Watch a brief welcome message from our founder, Dr. Ivan Misner.

Welcome Message from BNI's founder Ivan Misner

2. Get logged into your digital tools BNI Connect® and BNI® Business Builder.

BNI Connect® is where you will access the member directory and keep record of your member activities. BNI® Business Builder is the member education platform to help you know how to build your business using BNI. Watch this short video to learn how to get connected with both of these important member tools.

Getting connected to your online BNI tools BNI Connect and BNI Business Builder

3. Fill out your BNI Connect® profile.

This short video will help you navigate in BNI Connect® and show you where to fill out your BNI profile so that your fellow members can learn about you and be better able to connect you with referrals.

Intro to BNI Connect and completing your member profile

While you are setting up your profile, take a minute to check your security settings to make sure you aren't preventing BNI members and others from contacting you to pass you referrals.

Understanding the BNI Connect Security Settings

4. Explore the BNI Connect® Mobile App.

The BNI Connect® Mobile App is a convenient portal into BNI Connect® right from your phone. Watch this short video to for an orientation to this convenient, always with you, portal to register Visitors, enter activity, and access the member directory.

Intro to the BNI Connect Mobile App

5. Complete the Success Guarantee Opt-in Form.

Select the option that applies for your membership term length. If you have signed up for a 1-year membership, select the 10/10 Opt-In Form and if you have signed up for a 2-year membership, select the 20/20 Opt-In Form. Do this today so you don't forget to take advantage of our guarantee program. You can review more information about the guarantee in the form or on the guarantee web page.

10/10 Opt-In Form 20/20 Opt-In Form


6. Get a strong start by learning key skills through the Member Success Program (MSP).

You will receive an email about an online version on BNI Business Builder (www.BNIBusinessBuilder.com) with information on how to get started with this key BNI member training. You will notice that you are already enrolled in this training program. We periodically offer an Instructor Led option that is scheduled about every 4 to 6 weeks. You can find and register for this or other upcoming training opportunities on our Events Calendar at www.BNIUtahSouth.com.

Instructor Led Member Success Program

Self-Paced Member Success Program



7. Download and review the 7-minute Guides for key BNI activities.

These 7-minute Guides are designed to quickly guide you in key activities and best practices in BNI that can help them be more successful in growing your business by referral. Each guide is only 2 pages and packed with information, guidance, tips, and additional resources. These are a great compliment to the Member Success Program (MSP) in the previous step.

7 Minute Guide to Maximizing Referrals Through Visibility
7 Minute Guide to Visibility
7 Minute Guide to Perfect Weekly Presentations
7 Minute Guide to Weekly Presentations
7 Minute Guide to Perfect One-to-One Meetings
7 Minute Guide to Perfect One-to-Ones
7 Minute Guide to Growing Your Referral Network
7 Minute Guide to Growing Your Network
7 Minute Guide to Giving Great Referrals
7 Minute Guide to Giving Great Referrals

8. Schedule your first 1-to-1 Meeting.

1-to-1s are the way we build relationships with each other in BNI and learn how to send each other good quality referrals. Schedule 1-2 a week to start connecting with your chapter referral partners. We recommend prioritizing your Passport to Success mentoring 1-to-1s with 10 key chapter members as well as 1-to-1s with those in the chapter who can most naturally refer to you first. You will then begin meeting with the other chapter members and continue to schedule repeat 1-to-1s to deepen the relationships. Be sure to review the 1-to-1 Meeting Planner and complete the four worksheets (Bio, GAINS Exchange, Contact Sphere Worksheet, and Best 10 Customers Worksheet) so you can exchange them with your 1-to-1 partners before your 1-to-1.

One-to-One Planner for Impactful Powerful 1-to-1s
1-to-1 Meeting Planner for Effective 1-to-1s

9. Invite and Bring your first Visitor. Help someone else grow their business.

Bringing Visitors adds value to your network. You give the person you invited a chance to access a team to help them grow their business by referral. You add new connections within your BNI Chapter that helps everyone have an increased opportunity for referrals. The links below will help you be more successful not only inviting, but bringing Visitors to your chapter. You can also share the video below with your prospective Visitors if they ask for more information. Here is the link to the video to use when sharing it: https://bniutahsouth.com/en-US/bnivideo

Business Open Day Guide
Guide for Bringing Visitors
Easy as 1-2-3
Official BNI Podcasts On Bringing Visitors
Official BNI Podcasts on Bringing Visitors
GRIP Inviting Method
GRIP Inviting Method
Registering Visitors in BNI Connect® Mobile App
Registering Visitors in BNI Connect® Mobile App

BNI Intro Video - Share with people who want to know more

10. Complete your Passport to Success mentoring 1-to-1s.

Connect with the Mentor Coordinator in your chapter. They will help get you started on your New Member Passport to Success. It is a fantastic way to start having conversations with members in the chapter and understanding how the leadership team works and what their individual roles are. Be sure to find the Passport to Success document in your new member welcome kit to use with your Mentor Coordinator to track and complete the Passport to Success program.

Passport To Success - New Member Engagement Program
Passport to Success (fillable PDF)

11. Intro to Reporting2You.com and key monthly reports to support your success.

This intro video will show you how to log-in to Reporting2You.com for the first time and give you an introduction to the reports sent to you monthly to help you get more from your BNI membership.

Reporting2You Introduction Video

12. Introducing the Member Resources Page.

The Resources page on our region website has been created for you to easily find key tools, links, information, and documents. Be sure to check it out so you know what is there and then go back often to access these tools and information. Don't forget to checkout the Trigger Sheet for Feature Presentations, Guide to CEUs, and Guide to TYFCB documents found on this page along with the BNI Connect Deep Dive series.

Resources Web Page for Members - Key Documents and Info for Your Success

In addition to the CEUs you earned completing Member Success Program, when you have completed this guide, give yourself 1 CEU credit for completing your new member introduction.

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