At this week’s meeting, BNI’s Darryl Cunningham took over the education spot to tell us about ‘the hour of power’. That is, taking an hour out of our week to focus solely on our BNI colleagues and focusing on how we can support them. Suggestions included: one-to-one meeting, bringing visitors to the meeting, delivering strong, qualified referrals and other forms of support.

Juliette Shaw gave us a brilliant 10 minutes about her work as a family lawyer and the different tasks, skills and disciplines it involves. She also explained how her team will always opt for a collaborative approach in her cases, where possible especially where children are involved. As well as delivering a much happier result for her client, it also keeps their costs down.

Our new ‘legal eagle’ Stephen has now officially joined us, bringing a total of three law professionals to the group – and new member Elaine was sworn in.

And here are the sketchnotes:

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