Welcome to BNI Manitoba

BNI (Business Network International) is the most successful organization of its type in the world. There are currently thousands of chapters in operation with tens of thousands of members world wide. BNI members have passed millions of referrals, and this translates into billions of dollars of business being transacted. Our corporate philosophy is Givers Gain ®, so if I give you business, you will want to give me business, and in return we all benefit.

Word-of-mouth marketing is the best advertising there is! Learn how word-of-mouth marketing will help grow your business.


JUDY MURATA  |  204.256.5209  |  EMAIL : JUDEN123@MTS.NET




Networking has changed.

In years gone by, networkers did the Las Vegas Shuffle – they milled about business events, collected business cards to update their database, and then moved on to the next event. The bigger the list, the better their “hunt” and, in their often misguided opinion, the better their network. Others viewed networking events as an opportunity to make a quick sale on the spot, while others viewed it as a time to schmooze and booze.

Although some aspects of those old-fashioned methods have remained, the overall concept of networking has evolved.

Two decades ago, Ivan Misner, the founder of the world’s largest networking organization BNI (Business Network International), summarized networking as, “The process of developing and using your contacts to increase your business, enhance your knowledge, expand your sphere of influence or serve your community.”

Since then, two key words have changed in that definition: “Use ” became “activate” and “contact” became “relationship”. These changes truly exemplify the major shifts in how networking is viewed and utilized today.

The first linguistic change occurred as professional networkers realized that “using” is a one-way street, while “activating” is a major two-way highway. Activating a relationship is more powerful, more true to who we are – or need to be – if we want to engage potential clients.

Furthermore, to understand the evolution of business networking, it is crucial to understand the difference between hunting and farming mentalities. The hunter wants the quick kill – a quick, right now sale. A farmer understands that you need to till the soil, plant the seed, fertilize and water it before you can harvest the crop. In the same way, building your business using networking means that you must cultivate or develop genuine and authentic relationships – only then can you truly expect to receive referrals, or harvest the crop.

The antiquated goal of collecting “contacts” is no more; today’s networking centres around building “relationships”. It is really about helping others as a way of growing your business. The people you help are more willing to help you or connect you to people they know. This is the basic thinking and methodology behind creating referral-based business growth.

By simply changing a couple words in the original definition, the true meaning of effective networking becomes clear. It is much more congruent with the style of networking we teach every day, a style that really works.

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Upcoming Events
28-Feb-2015 6:30pm
Givers Gain Gala Awards
02-Mar-2015 7:00pm
Membership Success Program
09-Mar-2015 7:00am
Membership Committee Information Session
09-Mar-2015 12noon
Membership Committee Information Session
10-Mar-2015 7:00am
Visitor Host Information Session
10-Mar-2015 12noon
Visitor Host Information Session
13-Mar-2015 7:00am
Mentor Information Session
13-Mar-2015 12noon
Mentor Information Session
16-Mar-2015 7:00am
Education Coordinator and Power Team Coordinator Information Session
16-Mar-2015 12noon
Education Coordinator and Power Team Coordinator Information Session
17-Mar-2015 7:00am
Events and Social Media Coordinators Information Session
17-Mar-2015 12noon
Events and Social Media Coordinators Information Session
23-Mar-2015 7:00am
Chapter Growth Coordinator
23-Mar-2015 12noon
Chapter Growth Coordinator
07-Apr-2015 7:00pm
Membership Success Program
13-Apr-2015 12noon
All Chapter Leadership Executive Team Meeting
17-Apr-2015 8:00am
Membership Success Program
04-May-2015 7:00pm
Membership Success Program
12-May-2015 7:00am
BNI National Conference
15-May-2015 8:00am
Membership Success Program
01-Jun-2015 7:00pm
Membership Success Program
18-Jun-2015 10:30am
BNI Givers Gain Golf Tournament
26-Jun-2015 8:00am
Membership Success Program
02-Oct-2015 7:00am
Leadership Team Training

BNI Manitoba
Phone: (204) 256-5209 | Fax: (204) 415-4607
475 Provencher Blvd. Ste 207 Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 4A7

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