Mill River BNI Founder
Laugh For Your Health http://www.laughforyourhealth.com
Tell Us 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.