Mill River BNI
Founder Laugh For No Reason http://www.laughforyourhealth.com
What is one thing you want people to know about your business:
Trevor Smith is the Founder of Laugh For No Reason, a Springfield, Massachusetts- based organization dedicated to helping people become healthier and more productive by using laughter and humor in their lives. As a speaker, workshop facilitator, and organizational consultant, Trevor has conducted numerous workshops and presentations for companies, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations.
My BNI Story
Through my business as a workshop facilitator, I use principles of improvisation and laughter to help employees enhance their communication, creativity, leadership, and team collaboration skills. When I first joined BNI, I was skeptical how I would receive referrals for my business and gain value from my membership.
However, I am proud to say that 40% of my business comes from BNI. I am fortunate to be a member of a terrific chapter that has helped me achieve my business goals. I have paid for my BNI membership many times over and have passed over $11,000 in closed business. Not only have I gained value from my own chapter, but I have taken advantage of connecting with members from other chapters in the Western Massachusetts region and beyond.
To give you an example of the power of BNI, I recently visited a chapter in the Hartford, CT area. Before I attended the chapter meeting, I researched its membership and found there was a member who worked for a non-profit organization. I focused my Sales Manager's Minute on my desire to be introduced to someone from that organization. At the meeting, I did my Sales Manager Minute, and that member happened to know the person I wanted to be introduced to. He gave me the referral on the spot. That referral not only resulted in closed business but repeat business with that organization.
That’s the power of BNI!