Is it important to bring guests to your home meeting? Why is it beneficial, specifically, to you?
Let’s start this conversation… First the obvious. RGA is a membership driven organization so of course we want you as a member to bring guests. Membership is the lifeblood of all we do, so you are in a sense helping to perpetuate the growth of RGA by bringing new professionals to your meeting.
In this case however, as in many others with RGA, our purposes are aligned. How so? When someone chooses to become a member it creates a commitment. When someone chooses a home meeting it creates accountability. When someone consistently shows up to that meeting it creates trust. Our goal is to fill each meeting with committed members, who are accountable to each other and who can be trusted. We want every meeting to be a professional team working with each other to achieve great things. Being a guest at an RGA meeting is the first step to membership and to joining our community of peers.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to start more seriously promoting and bringing guests to your home meeting of RGA:
Firstly, it allows you to expand your network and connect with new individuals who may bring fresh perspectives, ideas, or potential business opportunities. Guests can introduce you to their own contacts, creating a ripple effect that expands your reach.
Secondly, welcoming guests demonstrates the value of your meeting and RGA as a whole. It shows that you are open to collaboration and eager to facilitate connections among professionals. By inviting guests, you foster a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere that can attract more participants in the long run.
Third, bringing a fellow professional as a guest increases your stature as a professional to your guest If a room full of peers is willing to engage and promote you to your guest, edifying you as the professional your guest thought you were, your position will be secured in their minds.
Fourth, it can be a part of your professional value. If you bring a guest and introduce them to a potential client or service provider that they needed it can be of immense value. You could quickly be in a position where your guests thank you for years to come.
Lastly, brining guests to your meeting who then see the value and join creates word-of-mouth recommendations and positive energy that can attract new members. It raises awareness about your meeting and potentially increases RGA’s influence and impact in the business communities we serve.
To wrap up, bringing guests can add value to your professional relationships, expand your network faster, foster a welcoming environment of growth, enhance knowledge and expertise, and serve to increase not just RGA’s but your own influence in the local communities we serve as professionals.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
My name is Matt Coots. I am the COO for RGA Network. I am a business influencer, author, speaker, entrepreneur, podcast host and sales, marketing & business strategist.
In the last two decades I have started, ran and consulted with numerous enterprises from small businesses to companies with hundreds of thousands of clients. This included projects where I was responsible for recruiting, training and managing service departments, distribution channels and sales teams of thousands of individuals that did tens of millions of dollars per year in sales volume. As COO of RGA Network, my focus is on creating opportunities and programs for you to grow and expand your business and revenue.
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