Dear <<First Name>>
Welcome to the March 2017 edition of your BNI Australia Newsletter.
The Results Are In
On behalf of everyone here at BNI Australia, we would like to thank you for recently taking the time to lend us your voice by completing the #BNIVoice survey.
Together we can achieve more and this is only the first step in increasing the wider business community’s awareness and understanding of BNI.
The survey results have been analysed by our Media Consultants and the results of #BNIVoice is now available at http://bnibusinesssurvey.com.au/. We can now confirm with the greatest certainty that the BNI membership is truly representative of the Australian business community. We are truly the Voice of business in this country.
What’s next? We are actively seeking to build relationships with key people in all media. So far we have attended #MeetTheMedia events in Melbourne and in Brisbane, and next week we’ll be attending these events in Perth and in Sydney. If you think you can help us build these relationships then please get in touch with your local Executive Director.
Congratulations to all the regions on a very successful March - the results image is included below in case you missed it on our Facebook Page.
Enhance Your Likeability Level
You might be thinking ‘How does likeability affect my business?’ Well let me assure you, business in Australia and anywhere in the world is personal. Yes, business is personal. You may be aware that over 90% of business in Australia is “small or micro business”. If it’s personal, it’s definitely emotional. So let’s face it people like to do business with people they like. So, the more people like you, the easier life becomes.
Likeability applies to every facet of life from building a great circle of friends, pitching in a board meeting or applying for a promotion at work. The fact is that people like people who are genuine, pleasant, friendly and most importantly easy to talk with. Those are people who we want to do business with.
It is also crucial to not confuse likeability with niceness. Nice people will try to make you feel better and protect your feelings, but likeable people tell the truth and may even sometimes be blunt about it. People who have a high likeability factor usually have co-workers and friends who are eager to help achieve your professional and personal goals. Being likable gives the same impact as word-of-mouth, where people prefer to spend money with people that they like and trust.
There are simple ways to boost your “likeability” from listening to people, giving compliments, participating in work-related activities, sharing your passions and much more.
To read on more about likeability, Robit Bhargava has written a book "Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior and Inspiring Action.".
We are looking forward to sharing your thoughts and ideas on BNI’s social media channels.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to see your comments on our Facebook page or blog.
Until soon, in your next BNI newsletter edition.
National Director BNI Australia