When I was in college I was part of a fraternity. It was one of the best learning experiences for me. My freshman year the fraternity fell apart and went from 90 members down to 40. A few of the upperclassman stayed and focused on helping build it back the right way. Our consultant told us we needed to […]
Almost always the conversation with our new, existing, and struggling groups comes back to “I want to build (or be part of) a really good team.” I think starting with the why and the how is very helpful and for this post I thought I’d let one of my friends Nigel Green share some of his experience and […]
A large portion of our groups meet twice a month. A common question that comes up when we are building groups is what we do if there are 5 (insert day: ex: Wednesdays) in the month? Well if you meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month then you simply have a 3 week gap on those […]
Here are the things I recommend you doing to prep for each meeting. Prepping for 3 minutes will get you mentally engaged and thinking about how you can add value at the upcoming meeting. When all members do a little prep it usually makes the meeting more valuable and drives engagement.
Pre Meeting Checklist
1-Log and update any referrals in system
What is the difference between a lead and a referral?
Often times in our meetings. I will hear someone ask for a specific contact. I love it when people are specific. You are much more likely to get a referral.
I recently heard a member in a group in ask for a specific introduction to a real estate broker that they […]
Building a great team
In the first meeting when we work with prospective new groups we tell them several things. The first thing we tell them is that building a strong group will be harder than you think, but in order to have success we have to have 3 things in place to have a shot at success.
1- Get good people […]
Years ago I used to overthink setting up a introduction between two people. As a result of over complicating it I didn’t do it as often as I could because it would take too much time for me to figure out the “perfect way” to setup. Along the way I learned that if I keep it simple it I’ll […]
1- Set a goal and have realistic expectations
-a good ratio to expect is that 1 out of 7 prospective new members will be a good fit for your group.
-guests who were pre-registered showed up to 88% of those meetings last year.
-set a target: ____visitors per month= ____ invites per month or ____ invites per member
2- Select a “Recruiting Coordinator” […]
Last week I was on a call with a member. I asked him how things were going in his group. He said, “Bart things are great. It is working. ” Then, he paused. When he paused I said, “You paused. What is the but….?”
He spent the next few minutes complaining about 2 members in the group. He had recently […]
Recently, I heard a great story from A.L. Kawaja, a financial advisor since 1999. He told a story about one of his best clients and how he got them.
When he first started in the business he had a gentlemen walk-in who wanted to buy $5000 worth of Abercrombie & Fitch stock.
A.L. said, “I took the time to get to know the guy. […]