Steve is a member of BNI (business networking international). It is a really neat business national networking group that meets each week. Today was their kick off meeting (they have been a new chapter for about two months). They were able to invite guests so I was able to join him. I love Steve so much and so proud of him. I love their motto - Where "Givers Gain" Giving Business to Others You will Get Business in Return.
We met at a beautiful setting in East Bountiful where there is still snow on the ground. It was dark as this early morning meeting began. It is always delightful to be with Steve and fun to be a part of something that he is enjoying and has shared with me. This kind of experience is out of my comfort zone ... the concept of mingling and blindness is challenging to me...meet new people, pick up the cues that this conversation is over - time to move to the next one, shake hands or not?, etc but I enjoy it as well. After mingling, as the meeting began we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves, our business and a catchy phrase about our business. For next time, I will need to think of a catchy phrase for my profession. There were about 85 people there -- The favorite phrase was the plumber that said - if its brown and won't go down, call me. I will remember and probably call that plumber if needed! At one point in the meeting we had a few minutes to again mingle and share our business cards individually with others. I stayed in one place and many came up to me and we were able to talk, get acquainted and share business cards.