march, 2021

12mar12:00 pm1:00 pmIGNITION SPEAKER: GIVERS GAIN - HOW I BUILT A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS THROUGH NETWORKING12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type :SpeakerEvent Type 2:Spark Zone Event

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Join Dalene Allen, Executive Director of BNI, as she share her story on how she built a multi-million dollar business through networking.

Join on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/5881766172


A master networker, I have developed countless contacts over more than 30 years of running my own very successful, referral-based business.  I am passionate about connecting local business people and seeing the productive relationships that develop.

Over 30 years ago, I signed up as an independent sales rep with Mary Kay Cosmetics and proceeded to build a multi-million-dollar direct sales business.  From the start, Mary Kay’s belief in the Golden Rule resonated with me.  As both a woman and new entrepreneur, building my business gave me experience that could be gained in no other way and the company provided excellent training.  Like any entrepreneur, I was always learning and growing as an individual and searching for ways to promote my business.

This career, through connections and sales, led me to find BNI.  After attending my first couple of meetings, I was immediately impressed by how organized BNI was and that members were actually giving referrals.  I was also delighted to learn about BNI’s core values, especially “Givers Gain”, which is much like the Golden Rule.  As someone that has always loved connecting people, BNI was made for me.  I learned so much from other members; presentation and speaking skills, business experience and advice, and a boost of self-confidence and self-esteem.  It is a commitment of time and money but as with any investment, it takes time to grow your network – but BNI is truly the fastest and most effective way to build a huge network that works for all parties. You truly get to know people and when they know, like and trust you – referrals do happen.  I’m living proof!

After first being a member, and now the Executive Director of BNI Nova Scotia, I believe BNI’s philosophy and core values align with my own.  It is a great way to live your life and build a business.  Each BNI chapter becomes a real community and builds lasting relationships.  This network opens up a world to connect with other women entrepreneurs and I believe we are stronger together.

We all want to be connected to something bigger than ourselves.  When we share our networks, we are doing service to our friends and business contacts.  BNI works.  Are you ready to hear more?


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