Welcome to Leadership! This is where you will find training and resources for your new role!
Texting or talking amongst the chapter members should be disciplined on each occurrence. If the problem persists, Membership Leader of your Chapter is to take the appropriate action at the request of the President per Total Networking Team Policies & Procedures.
Conduct a leadership meeting a minimum every 8 weeks. Leaderships goals are to discuss all current Chapter reports and discuss chapter business goals.
Coordinate an Open Forum meeting in place of the normal 10 minute presentation every 8 – 10 weeks.
A Leadership Binder is a tool for your chapter's leadership team to run the meetings smoothly. Inside the binder, each leader has their one folder with all of their materials. These folders are to stay with the chapter week to week. This helps the chapter run smoothly incase of absences, because the member filling that role will be able to have all of the materials needs. Leadership Binder
Maintain the count for member of the month and report the winner no later than the 5th of the following month.
Use the following scale to calculate Member of the Month points. A minimum of 10 points is required for a member to qualify for Member-of-the-Month.
In case of a tie, use the following structure (in this order) to determine a winner:
Disclaimer: If a member qualifies for Member-of-the-Month (i.e., Earned in the month of April) and the spreadsheet is not completed by the 5th of the following month (i.e., Submitted by May 5th), then it will not be posted on the website. It is the responsibility of the Vice President for Member-of-the-Month to be honored.
A TNT Chapter is only as strong as its weakest member and the selection process of new members is crucial to the health of the chapter as a whole. It is up to the Membership Committee to ensure this process is carried out with attention to detail and nothing falls through the cracks. You are essentially your chapter's talent scout. Membership Committee tracks:
After referrals are passed the Chapter President will invite the guest(s), to meet with the Membership Committee for a quick exchange at the end of the meeting. This is an opportunity for Membership to confirm the visitor's interest in potentially joining TNT.
Here are some Talking Points to help you convey important information
TNT Attendance Policy - TNT has a generous two term period for the year, six months each. This comes with a liberal allowance of 6 substitutes in each term. We encourage members to invite a visitor as a sub.
It is vitally important that member applications are processed very carefully and promptly. If membership needs assistance in decision-making, the next process is to speak with your Chapter Vice President. Applications will be received by Membership Committee and the President of your Chapter.
This is a checklist to make sure that you track both attendance and reportable information.
The chapter Visitor Host is a simple job that is perhaps the most important. When the first thing a visitor sees is a smiling face with a hand extended out, it creates a powerful first impression.
The visitor host should always make sure the arrive 15 minutes before the meeting, and help keep the room engaged in open networking. The best place for this member is close to the door and aware of the entrance. When a visitor enters, make sure you great them with a warm smile and a firm handshake. Ask them who they are, what their business is and how they heard about us.
Invite them to sign in on the Visitor/Substitute Sign-in Sheet and ask them for 4 business cards. Make sure you distribute the cards you collected to select members. Write the person who invited them onto 1 card and hand that to the Vice President. One goes to the Chapter President, 1 goes to Membership and 1 to various member for follow up. They will have the opportunity to pass more out to the group during their 60 second. Then personally introduce them to the members or your TNT chapter.
Once the meeting begins, you will have an opportunity to during leadership reports to announce the visitor(s) to the group and thank them for attending.
With in 24 hours of the meeting, you will have to summit a REPORT of the visitors from your chapter to ensure an email goes out from corporate. If you choose to, you can use this report form as a digital sign-in sheet using your personal laptop or tablet. Please make sure you can access wifi or your hotspot.
Make sure you follow up with members that were asked to follow up. All members are encouraged to connect with visitor's. This is a great topic to bring up during your report.
This Leadership position is responsible of explaining how the group does their business each week. You will want to make sure you are detailed in how the group uses their business card book and slips to operate business.
Your chapter will have a business card binder filled with pages of business cards from each of the members. Only members can have their cards in the book, but members and visitors are encouraged to take all the cards they need from the book. Members should keep their pages full for this reason.
The book should always be moving around the room, and should be passed along with the 60 second star after presentations.
The business moves through the group via referral and outside meeting slips. Make sure you explain how each slip is to be filled out and handled.
Referral slips is what drives the success of networking. Passing business back and forth, giving new leads and introductions, or just offering support is why we are looking to network. Take the time to explain what a hot, warm and cold lead is and how members can increase the close rate of the referral with a warm introduction.
Outside meetings drive connection between members and visitors. Make sure you cover what qualifies as an outside meeting and what doesn't and encourage the group to have business minded conversations to maximize their time investments.
Increase your chapter's visibility with the power of social media, receive mentoring and support, digital marketing tools and access to your chapter's social media.
You will post on stories and learn to schedule posts, record short videos and take pictures and create events.
Encourage your groups activity on the page by sharing and liking content, sharing in their stories or timelines, responding to events and inviting other local business owners and entrepreneurs to follow the page.
Each social media platform has a different way that is prioritizes content. Facebook is no exception. Knowing what kind of content is the most visible and making sure your efforts are not wasted are the keys to success on social media.
-State a problem. Your audience probably has no shortage of them.
-Agitate that problem. Rub salt in the wound.
-Roll out the solution. This is where you ride in with the solution
-Show your audience what life is like right now. Make sure it's not too impressive
-Then, explain how that world could be made better. The secret? Your product.
-Next, show them how your product or service can make that world a reality
-Get your audience’s attention. This could be with your post copy or headline.
-Stoke their interest. Provide some details interesting them to learning more.
-Generate desire. Show your reader how much life could be better if they just …
-… take action. Give them a clear call-to-action to learn more.
-Clear: Avoid using overly complex language or sentence structures.
-Concise: Keep it brief. (good advice for writing on social media, in general)
-Compelling: Be interesting and relevant to your audience.
-Credible: Make sure you can back up your claims.
-Picture: Set the scene with your post image.
-Promise: Commit to giving your readers something they’re interested in.
-Prove: Then, prove you can deliver on that promise.
-Push: Next, give them a subtle shove to click and take the next step.
As your Chapter's Mentor, you are the resource for your fellow networking partners who are new to TNT and Networking alike.
During the meetings, you will close out with some Mentoring Moments. It has been really fun to see how each chapter develops their own unique spin.
Think of different principles, motivational quotes, stories or tips that will encourage your chapter to go out and be successful in the week ahead.
Google can be your friend if you don't have something that you want to bring up, but take notes through the week of motivational tidbits, excerpts of the latest book you are reading or something powerful you heard in your favorite personal development podcast.