A decade given to word of mouth marketing // Paul Meyer

By: Full Potential Services  05-Apr-2012
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Local businessman Paul Meyer has given 10 years to BNI (Business Network International) in East and South Auckland. This has involved attending regular 7.00am meetings up to 4 times a week supporting BNI chapters. These are groups of business people from different industries who meet weekly, build relationships, educate each other for referrals, and pass business to one another on a regular basis. Best known for its "Givers Gain" philosophy BNI is a worldwide professional business referral organisation that has operated in New Zealand since 1999.

On 1st November 2001 Mr Meyer joined BNI Howick in the category of recruiting and career consultant. After serving as president and educational coordinator he applied, and was selected as an Assistant Director for BNI in 2003. That same year he opened his first new chapter at Pukekohe named BNI Franklin which is today a thriving group with 32 members.

During his contract role with BNI New Zealand he has opened 11 BNI chapters in South/East Auckland and 1 in Whangarei during his 3 year term as Regional Director for Northland concurrently.

Mr Meyer says: "I have always enjoyed the discipline of regular business meetings with like minded people. I would have seen millions of dollars of business transacted from word of mouth marketing over the years." There is no better evidence of his loyalty to BNI than his recent achievement of starting a new chapter locally called BNI Advance. Here he has joined in the Real Estate - Residential Sales category as a Licensee Salesperson with Ray White at Half Moon Bay. Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008).

Mr Meyer's commitment to BNI was further endorsed when his wife Rosemary joined him as an Assistant Director in 2008, the same year they were invited to attend the annual International BNI Conference in USA. Together they now support 13 BNI chapters with over 250 business members in the South/East Auckland region.

Recently he attended BNI East Auckland's chapter 10th anniversary celebrations and is seen here on the right with Tom Keefe a past BNI member.

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