BNI Reading Oracle
News and Announcements

— Mar 23, 2015

Get the Most from the Meeting Pt.4

Five Dont's for your 60 second presentation - get the Most from the Meeting Pt.4

— Mar 11, 2015

Get the Most from the Meeting Pt.3

Get the most from the meeting Pt.3: Five reasons to invite visitors

— Mar 11, 2015

March 2015 Visitors' Day

On March 4th 2015 we welcomed several new faces to Loch Fyne for a taste of Reading's only lunchtime weekly business networking meeting

— Feb 18, 2015

Get the Most from the Meeting Pt.2

Get the Most from the Meeting Pt.2 - Why You Should Use a Substitute. Why You Shouldn't Use a Substitute.

— Feb 9, 2015

Get the Most from the Meeting Pt.1

Part one in a series of short articles on how to get the most from BNI

— Feb 2, 2015

Dates for the Diary Winter 2015

BNI Reading Oracle business networking Dates for the Diary Winter 2015

— Jan 19, 2015

How anybody can succeed at networking

How anybody can succeed at networking - Thursday February 26th, 6.00pm–9.30pm at Wokefield Park. only £25 (early bird price)

— Jan 12, 2015

Visitor Day: January 28th

We will be holding a Visitors' Day meeting at Loch Fyne in Reading on January 28th

— Jan 12, 2015

Announcing Our 2015 Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team for 2015 has been announced, headed by Chapter Director Hayley Oughton

— Oct 1, 2014

Thanks to Our Visitors

Recognition for the lovely people who've helped to keep the room buzzing at business networking meetings at BNI Reading Oracle

— Oct 1, 2014

How to get three months' BNI membership for nothing without even cheating the system

How to get three months' BNI membership for nothing without even cheating the system

— Aug 13, 2014

Wheely Inspiring

Dave Sage from Reading Bicycle Kitchen was amongst the visitors to business networking meetings at BNI Reading Oracle

— Aug 6, 2014

Five Best BNI Videos

Five of the best BNI videos, showing the benefits of the organisation as well as the skills and imagination of its members

— Jul 30, 2014

Better Networking: How You Can Help Us

For the last few weeks, we've been asking visitors to complete a very short online survey to let us know what they thought

— Jul 23, 2014

Thanks for Visiting - July 2014

We take a moment to give a mention to some of the lovely people we've welcomed to our weekly business networking meetings at Loch Fyne in Reading

— Jul 21, 2014

Business Doesn't Take a Holiday

Business Doesn't Take a Holiday! So join us at Loch Fyne in Reading to kick-start your business growth on August 6th

— Jul 16, 2014

My Business Wouldn't Have Survived 12 Months Without BNI

Ian Bradley of Bradley Security owes his living to BNI and is now an ambassador for the cause

— Jun 24, 2014

Business is Fyne in Reading

BNI Reading Oracle's weekly business networking meetings have moved to Loch Fyne and we're loving it

— May 19, 2014

New Meeting Venue: Loch Fyne, Reading

As of Wednesday May 22nd 2014, we're moving our weekly business networking meetings to Loch Fyne, Fobney Street, Reading

— May 14, 2014

It's Not All Work, Work, Work...

We'd have been delighted to meet baker Carrie Hale even if she'd come empty-handed but, luckily for us, she didn't.

— May 8, 2014

Video: "The Rollercoaster" - Charlie Lawson and Dr Ivan Misner on the Secret to BNI Success

Video: "The Rollercoaster" - Charlie Lawson and Dr Ivan Misner on the Secret to BNI Success

— May 2, 2014

Spread your message across the whole of Berkshire...

Longstanding BNI member Phil Johnson tells us why BNI is good for his business

— Apr 28, 2014

Salute to the Subs

As a BNI member, you can't be expected to attend meetings every single week, so it's very important to have a substitute you can rely on

— Apr 16, 2014

"It Wasn't Like I Expected At All"

Jane Midwood revised her expectations of BNI when she visited the lunchtime business networking group BNI Reading Oracle

— Apr 9, 2014

Thanks for Visiting in March 2014

Some of the valued visitors we welcomed to business networking meetings in Reading last month

— Mar 14, 2014

I Don't Get Many Referrals... But I Get Nearly All My New Business From BNI

Roger Hick doesn't get many referrals from his chapter of BNI. And yet he's been a member for seven years...

— Mar 3, 2014

4,000 People You Would Have Met If You Visited Us in February

With one visit to a business networking meeting with us in February 2014, you could have had an introduction to thousands of customers and associates

— Feb 19, 2014

Be Specific - BNI Tips from the Best

Tips on how to do a great 60 seconds from Andy Bounds and Charlie Lawson

— Feb 14, 2014

60 Seconds Spotlight: Mr Butt

Mittch Boyd from Big Yellow Self Storage in Reading tells us about a new free service for customers

— Feb 5, 2014

Announcement: Reading Business Accelerator: February 26th

Seize this fantastic opportunity for Reading businesses. You'll find out how virtual assistant Janine Lewis has transformed her own business in less than a year using referral marketing - and how you can do the same

— Jan 29, 2014

The Sky's the Limit with BNI Reading Oracle

Our new home is a skyscraper with a spectacular panorama of Reading town centre. Come and see for yourself!

— Jan 28, 2014

Professional Photography at a Givers Gain price!

Professional Photography at a Givers Gain price - visit BNI Reading Oracle tomorrow to get a headshot by top photographer Mike Green for a tenner

— Jan 20, 2014

Thanks For Visiting in January 2014

We introduce some of the valued visitors we've welcomed to business networking meetings in Reading so far this year

— Jan 20, 2014

Announcement: Our New Venue

BNI Reading Oracle is moving to Reading Business Centre in Fountain House

— Jan 16, 2014

60 Seconds Spotlight: Should You Open With a Joke?

— Jan 14, 2014

This chair is worth £370 per week

A seat at our table is worth an average of £370 per week to your business - find out how

— Jan 7, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Visit BNI Reading Oracle

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Visit BNI Reading Oracle

— Dec 14, 2013

Announcement: Reading Business Accelerator

Reading Business Accelerator meeting - the Strada, Oracle Riverside, Reading - Wednesday January 8th 2014 from 12 noon to 2pm

— Dec 2, 2013

Thanks for Visiting

We like to thank all our visitors because, while becoming a member of BNI Reading Oracle is the best way to get new business, but it's not the only way.

— Nov 5, 2013

Presentation by Martin Barrett

Presentation by independent financial adviser Martin Barrett

— Oct 28, 2013

Autumn Speaker Schedule

Upcoming business networking speakers at BNI Reading Oracle in the coming month

— Oct 18, 2013

Come again! Visit Us Twice with No Obligation

We're always on the look out for new members at BNI Reading Oracle and we're determined to grow our crew of committed regulars. But equally, we're happy to have new faces to visit us just once, or better still, twice.

— Oct 11, 2013

Thanks for Visiting!

Theo Stoyanovitch, Tracey Horrell and Rachel Bradley were visitors to the weekly business networking lunch at BNI Reading Oracle this week

— Oct 9, 2013

How to Fake it at Business Networking

BNI assistant Director and "networking master" Julian Lewis shares some practical tips for young people to achieve their business and life goals

— Oct 2, 2013

Sales Pipeline Puzzle

In her ten minute presentation last week, Mary Carter from Business Fit Club gave us all some valuable advice on managing the "sales pipeline" - and we had to solve a little puzzle

— Sep 23, 2013

Who's the Daddy?

Every week we give a prize for the best 60 second presentation to credit someone who has made a special effort to make the most of their one minute of fame

— Sep 18, 2013

A typical business networking meeting at BNI Reading Oracle....

Every week, members and visitors have a chance to get up and speak for 60 seconds to educate the rest of the group about their business to help them go out and find referrals during the coming week.

— Aug 22, 2013

The Importance of Brand Guidelines

Jon Baverstock of Reading's Branding and Graphic Design agency Studio 18 talked to the members of BNI Reading Oracle about the importance of brand guidelines for your business

— Aug 21, 2013

Announcement: We're Moving

We're bidding goodbye to the Shehnai today and returning to our roots

— Aug 14, 2013

Thanks for Visiting - Martin Brand from Brand Professional Tiling

Martin Brand from Brand Professional Tiling was a visitor to the weekly business networking lunch at BNI Reading Oracle this week

— Jul 31, 2013

How to get 15% off flowers - for life!

In his 10 minute presentation this week, Paul Sampson of Green Parlour told us how he can give business customers - and even their employees - a 15% discount off everything in the shop

— Jul 21, 2013

Spend Two Hours to Get More Business This Summer

This summer, develop new business in Reading through business networking with BNI Reading Oracle

— Jun 5, 2013

BNI Reading Oracle Results: May 2013

Members of the BNI Reading Oracle chapter invoiced business worth £10,878.49 in May 2013 as a result of referrals from other members

— May 13, 2013

Forthcoming Speakers at BNI Reading Oracle

In the next few weeks we'll be hearing ten minute talks on the subjects of sales and marketing training, brand development, recruitment, accountancy and health and safety - all from experts in their fields

— Mar 17, 2013

BNI Reading Oracle Results: February 2013

Members of the BNI Reading Oracle chapter invoiced business worth £10,594.48 in February 2013 as a result of referrals from other members

— Jan 9, 2013

BNI Reading Oracle Results: December 2012

Members of the BNI Reading Oracle chapter passed referrals worth £9,402.40 in the four weeks in the run-up to Christmas 2012

— Dec 12, 2012

BNI Reading Oracle Results: November 2012

We are proud to announce the number of referrals passed between members during business networking at BNI Reading Oracle in November 2012

— Nov 14, 2012

BNI Reading Oracle Results: October 2012

The number of referrals passed between members in October 2012

— Oct 31, 2012

Woolly Hat Day

Supporting St Mungo's charity for homeless people by celebrating Woolly Hat Day 2012

— Oct 8, 2012

Forthcoming speakers: Oct-Nov 2012

It's the turn of the ladies for the next few weeks. We'll be hearing talks from health insurance consultant Lorna Smith of WPA, general insurance consultant Charlene Callender, as well as bookkeeper Tracy Lewis and Amanda Aldred of Big Yellow Self-Storage

— Oct 8, 2012

BNI Reading Oracle Results: September 2012

The number of referrals passed between members in September 2012

— Sep 10, 2012

Forthcoming speakers at BNI Reading Oracle

Over the next few weeks we'll be hearing talks from photographer Claire Baggott, health and safety consultant Terry Walker and Paul Sampson of Pangbourne florists Green Parlour

— Sep 6, 2012

BNI Social at Bed Bar, Reading

The next BNI Reading Oracle social is at the Bed Bar in Friar Street on Thursday September 27th 2012

— Sep 5, 2012

BNI Reading Oracle Results: August 2012

The number of referrals passed between members in August

— Aug 1, 2012

We're all of a Twitter

Follow BNI Reading Oracle on Twitter for the latest news about business networking in Reading, Berkshire

— Aug 1, 2012

Do Business Socially with Paul Allen Media

In his 10 minute talk today, Paul Allen showed us some examples of video projects he's done that help his clients "do business socially"

— Jul 19, 2012

Official website launch

A few determined Googlers might have stumbled across this website before now, but this week we're delighted to finally announce the official launch of BNI-Reading-Oracle.org.uk

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