Need help reigniting your 2022? As one year ends and one begins you might be feeling overwhelmed and or unfocused. It’s important to have a plan and to set priorities throughout the year for the continued growth of your business.

Hopefully you were able to join BNI’s International Networking week, moderated by our very own, George Barlow, Global Director of Franchise Development. During the live event, BNI’s Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Dr. Ivan Misner and Chairman and CEO Graham Weihmiller discussed the trends for 2022 along with the success of business and networking.

During Monday’s live YouTube event, Graham shared how BNI is starting to enter a normalization phase. It has been a long road, but he is confident that BNI’s recovery to surge is on its way. He talked about teams and the positivity of diversity and how important it is to work together. The more diverse teams and services are the more it will give BNI the ability to be more creative. Graham said that focusing on long lasting relationships and collaboration gives BNI the opportunity to be more sustainable.

Dr. Misner describes the online platform as the “new normal”. A lot of the changes that have been implemented are more new than normal as he mentions the importance of being open to change and finding new ways to run a business. Dr. Misner states how powerful referrals are and that it is the engine that drives business. The power of referrals won’t change. The only thing that could change is how referrals are made, he is a firm believer of being resilient, embracing change, and embracing technology to continue to be successful.

Finally, Graham mentioned how important technology is and the technology you choose is crucial. That’s why technology will continue to play a key role in how BNI does business and with the right training it will set up teams and services to be successful.

If you would like to watch the complete interview, please head over to BNI YouTube channel here.

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