Because I’m seeing more emails from members about needing a sub, I’d like to remind everyone that it’s YOUR responsibility to find a sub. So to help you find one, here are five suggestions:
- Have a coworker sub for you — Shane Anderies did this with his firm’s attorneys and Nancy Yeh has invited other Paychex employees to sub for her.
Dawn Ackerman, Jay O’Neil and Jim Walker frequently have their partners sub.
- Have a client sub for you — Ask someone who can vouch for your services to sub for you and give a testimonial. Many members have done this successfully.
- Have a person who does what you do sub for you – Julia Ten Eyck recently asked another family law attorney to sub for her. I’ve asked other writers.
- Have a potential new member sub for you – Every substitute should be a potential customer for other members in the chapter. So invite someone who will fit in and fill an empty category. Here are the Chapter Openings.
- Have someone you’ve subbed for at another BNI chapter sub for you – They know the drill so all you have to do is give them your 30-second infomercial and they’ll do the rest.