Artful Nights BNI Shindigs Social Mixer

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Vacationland Inns & Shindigs

453 Wilson St

Brewer, ME 04412

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SHINDIGS IS HOSTING AN ARTFUL NIGHT MIXER!
How creative can you be? Bring a guest who you think needs to join your chapter. Mix up some paint, conversation and more.
You never know who you will meet and the resources you will find for the future of your business....Register Early only 100 seats and inviting all chapters and members of BNI Maine. We look forward to hosting you all at our BNI Social Mixer on October 9, 2019
I hope this is a first of many throughout Maine!

EPSISODE 282 Tips for a Successful Mixer.
Mixers are a great way to network, and in particular a great way to bring people to yourbusiness . So in addition to attending mixers held by organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, BNI members should consider holding their own. Here are Dr. Misner’s tips for facilitating a great mixer.

If at all possible, hold the event at your own office. If your office is small, hold the event in the parking lot under a marquee in nice weather.
Plan the mixer at least 8 weeks in advance. Invite as many people as possible. It’s good to have a few door prizes, but distributing more than 4 or 5 takes up too much time.
Provide a place for members to display information on their products and services. Let people know in advance that this space will be available.
Designate several visitor hosts to greet people as they arrive and provide them with name tags. Set out a few chairs, but don’t encourage people to sit down auditorium-style and ignore each other.
Conduct a short networking exercise, such as having each guest meet three people they haven’t met before. Don’t make it too complex.
Keep things fun. Try designating areas for people in different business areas to hang out, or draw cards to find the person with the matching token. Match the exercise to the audience.
Always remember that your primary purpose is to facilitate networking. If you talk at all, keep it to 2-3 minutes. No big speeches.
Spend no more than 5-10 minutes at the end doing introductions and giving door prizes. Be firm about the “Must Be Present to Win” rule.
Do you have additional tips to offer or experiences to share about hosting mixers? Post them here in the comments.

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Vacationland Inns & Shindigs

453 Wilson St

Brewer, ME 04412

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